Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, LUANNA STEWART, and her favorite recipe for HOT SMOKED SALMON DIP!
LOVE & TURMOIL
BY LUANNA STEWART
Six months after burying her wastrel husband, Lady Arabella Woodbridge has resigned herself to a lonely life in the countryside with only her two adopted nieces for company. Being a young, respectable widow is – frustrating. Then the charming and wickedly handsome Samuel Payn takes up residence in the neighboring manor house.
Retired explorer and occasional pirate Samuel Payn is on a two-fold mission – retrieve buried loot, and locate the father who abandoned his mother to a life of poverty. But a gang of murderous villains is also after the buried treasure. And someone is threatening to tear apart the lovely widow’s family.
Will Sam’s single-minded determination to uncover his true identity threaten Arabella’s happiness – and his life?
“My understanding of the custom is that engagements are sealed with a kiss.”
“You surely aren’t suggesting—” Oh, gracious.
“I am.” He put his other hand on her shoulder and slowly, slowly skimmed along to her neck, brushing escaped wisps of hair out of the way.
“I couldn’t possibly.” She tingled. Everywhere. She licked her lips.
“You can.” He pulled her closer still until there was no space between them. Her breasts touched his chest, her knees touched his knees, and her tummy touched his—heavens. He did want to kiss her.
“Sam, I’m not—”
His lips touched hers, briefly. Too briefly. With a sigh she returned the kiss. She felt his smile, her stomach did a little flip, and her lips curved in an answering smile. She’d never smiled whilst in the middle of a kiss before. He trailed his lips along her jaw and nipped lightly at her earlobe. “Oh yes, I’ll enjoy this engagement.”
Luanna Stewart has been creating adventures for her imaginary friends since childhood. As soon as she discovered her grandmother’s stash of romance novels, all plots had to lead to a happily-ever-after.
Luanna writes full time, concentrating on sexy romantic suspense, steamy paranormal romance, and spicy historical romance.
Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Luanna has recently returned to the land of her birth with her dear husband and two spoiled cats. When she’s not torturing her heroes and heroines, she’s in her kitchen baking something delicious.
Under her previous pen name of Grace Hood she has two novellas published with The Wild Rose Press
Links to Luanna’s website, blog, books, etc.
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I hope you enjoy the recipe Luanna is sharing today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy Eating!
P.S. We’re at 353 recipes and counting with this posting. Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.
NOTE FROM LUANNA: Thank you, Karen, for letting me visit with your readers today.
Baby, it’s cold outside. At least in my neck of the woods. Up here in Celsius land we’re having daytime highs of -10 degrees C. And with the wind blowing off the water, my cheeks start to ache after only a few minutes.
Cold, wintery weather is the perfect excuse to stay indoors and read a romance novel. <grin> And to fuel the reading, you’ll need a dish of this hot dip at your elbow. A whole-grain cracker is the perfect vehicle to get the dip from the dish to the mouth.
HOT SMOKED SALMON DIP
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
juice of half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon (+) hot pepper sauce
3 green onions, sliced thinly
8 oz smoked salmon
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper (or 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients until well combined. Place in 8 inch square dish and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until bubbly and golden. Serve with sliced baguette or crackers.