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, JACLYN ROCHE, and her favorite recipe for WHITE CHEESE CHICKEN LASAGNA!
ONCE UPON ANOTHER WORLD
A Twisted Fairy Tale Box Set
By Monique Singleton, Joel Crofoot, Zack Hacker, D.E. Chapman, Erin McFadden & K.L. Bone, Jaclyn Roche, L.R.W. Lee, JB Trepagnier, Silvana G. Sanchez, Cassidy K. O’Connor, Jude Cocaigne, M.L. Garza, Hunter S. Jones, Aldrea Alien, Amari Ara Dreamer, D.C. Gambel, Krista Ames, K.A. Fox, Christa Ann, Iris Sweetwater & Chandra Trulove Fry, and Lianne Willowmoon & Phillip Shadowdragon
Not all fairy tales are as they appear.
Was it actually Red who hunted the wolf? What if the prince was the one in distress? Did the straw really get spun into gold? How well did those glass slippers truly fit?
Where princesses do their own rescuing, princes aren’t who they first appear to be, and beasts are friends, not foe—and maybe something more…
With stories spanning from true love’s kiss to reverse harem, skyscrapers to ancient castles, sweet romance to steamy nights, these alluring tales will satisfy readers of fantasy and romance alike.
Grab your copy of ONCE UPON ANOTHER WORLD and discover 22 twisted fairy tales with a happily ever after unlike anything you’ve ever read before.
Into The Dark Woods Book 1
BY JACLYN ROCHE
“Never had he craved the taste of another’s flesh as much as he hungered for the Royal Princess. Forbidden to him. Any illicit dalliance with her would be fatal.” — Hanraí, third Prince of Elrad
Into The Dark Woods Book 1
BY JACLYN ROCHE
Dread settled within the princess. It stretched its’ inky tendrils and drank from Elle’s well of grief. Which was deep and unending. She carried Dread with her through the days and nights since the first bell rung after her mother’s death. Whether it was the harbingers who brought it or the passing of her mother, no one would ever know. But the demon to was given a feast and grew stronger as the days went by. The tintinnabulation of the grand carillons carried on like the tradition demanded and the bells tolled sixteen times each morning until the uncrowned Queen of Cinder could be installed atop her final resting place.
Elle’s every step became preyed upon by Dread as it sought to take more and more from the half-ling princess. It stalked and tortured her much like her lesser peers when she had been allowed to mingle with inside of the castle. The children of the court nobles would study Elle as they learned to embroider or play the pianoforte together. They’d scrutinize her every move; make her spine tingle, but never ever speak to her; at least not without being forced.
Dread became more than those little monsters from her childhood. It became her only friend in her time of mourning. It was the one constant. It made her heart skip a beat while the pallbearers passed with her mother’s glass casket. They marched in front of the two Royals. Together they created a procession and went past onlookers made from the castle servants and villager to the Hall of Past Kings and Queens where noble families awaited them. The place where she would look down upon her visitors, should she have any beside Elle after today, for eternity. Dread held her breath when the King, her father, collected her himself this morning. Dread made her skin crawl when he moved her hair to cover the pointed tips of her ears. The shame that flooded her for being different was hers and hers alone. Dread made her shake as she placed her arm through his. Her desire to recoil from her father’s touch was all her own, though to blame it on Dread would have made more sense for her. Dread moved her woodenly through the castle halls, past the bowed and curtsied servants, past the whispers and looks, down the stairs to take her place at the head of the hall with the guests of the King. Elle would have no guests. No one to hold her while she cried for a mother taken too soon in her short life, as Fae were purported to live for hundreds of years. Dread allowed the King to escort her from the locked tower without a fight or word to the contrary. Dread was not welcome, but there was naught she could do to make Dread leave.
Jaclyn loves to write stories with a bite!
Her Dark Fantasy Romances are packed with paranormal delights.
She is inspired to pen novels that bewitch her reader’s hearts and souls. You can usually find her in her weaving together those remarkable tales. She hopes they are ones you will think about long after you read, The End.
She lives in the middle of the woods in Maine on a mountain across from a lake. Sharing wonderland is easy when it is with a loving husband, wild children, goofball dogs, fat toads, and a naughty cat who has not learned her lesson and still tries to eat them!
Jaclyn’s a recovering English teacher who digs in the garden but kills everything she plants and burns almost everything she cooks! Good thing she knows how to write!
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WHITE CHEESE CHICKEN LASAGNA
[Courtesy of Allrecipes.com]
9 lasagna noodles
½ cup butter
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chicken broth
1 ½ cups milk
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups ricotta cheese
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken meat
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8-10 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in butter until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in the flour and salt, and simmer until bubbly. Mix in broth and milk, and boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Season with the basil, oregano, and ground black pepper. Remove from heat, and set aside.
Spread 1/3 of the sauce mixture in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer with 1/3 of the noodles, the ricotta, and the chicken. Arrange 1/3 of the noodles over the chicken, and layer with 1/3 of the sauce mixture, spinach, and the remaining 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Arrange remaining noodles over cheese, and spread remaining sauce evenly over noodles. Sprinkle with parsley and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven.
Check out Jaclyn’s favorite recipe here: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/8758/white-cheese-chicken-lasagna/
Thanks, Jaclyn, for sharing your book with us!
Don’t miss the chance to read this book!