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, LOUCINDA McGARY, and her favorite recipe for EASY DINNER ROLLS!
THE FLAPPER AND THE FLYBOY
A Novella of the Roaring 20s
BY LOUCINDA McGARY
After his plane was shot down over the French countryside, Gideon returned home to New Orleans from the Great War broken in mind, body, and spirit. He has struggled for three years to heal himself and find his place in the world. Will his beautiful new nurse, Ida Mae offer him the redemption he seeks?
The loss of her husband and her father to the Spanish Flu set Ida Mae on her own healing path. But the life she’s determined to live does not include the assistance of a man.
Set in the free-wheeling 1920s in vibrant New Orleans, The Flapper and the Flyboy brims with dynamic characters, historically rich settings, and the redemming power of love.
Welcome to the Roaring Twenties where it is posi-lutely the cat’s pajamas!
My newest release is my first foray into historical romance and I had lots of fun writing and researching it. One of the reason I picked the 1920s is because my grandmother grew up in that time period and she used to tell me stories of when she was a little girl.
Even though the 1920s are 100 years ago, I discovered a lot of things were similar to now. They had telephones, but not exactly like ours, and they had automobiles, but not exactly like ours. They were also recovering from a deadly and devastating war, and an equally horrific pandemic.
My characters have to overcome the effects of both these terrible things. My heroine lost both her husband and her father in the pandemic and decided to become a nurse. In the war, my hero was seriously wounded physically and even more so mentally, with what was then called ‘shell shock’ or ‘battle fatigue’ but we now know as PTSD. I found the challenges of overcoming these things without modern knowledge of safety, sanitation, and medical protocols fascinating and I’m grateful for all the progress we’ve made in the past 100 years.
And then there was the whole issue of Prohibition… but you’ll have to read The Flapper and The Flyboy to find out more about that!
Loucinda McGary’s two great passions are writing and travel. To date she has visited 47 states, 39 countries, and taken 40 cruises. She likes to set her stories of romance and suspense in some of the exotic locations she has visited. Her latest release is The Flapper and the Flyboy, an historical romance set in 1921 New Orleans.
She has three traditionally published novels and seven that are Indie ebooks. Her stories have placed and won several contests and awards including the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart contest, the Australian Romance Readers Awards, and the Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Book of 2012 and 2013.
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I hope you enjoy the recipe Loucinda is sharing today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy Eating!
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EASY DINNER ROLLS
Note from Loucinda: I saw this recipe on Facebook and modified it to my taste
1 cup Flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 (generous) tbs of mayonaise (I use light mayo)
1/2 cup of milk (I use almond milk)
1 tbs of “Everything Bagel” seasoning
Preheat oven to 425. Combine all ingredients (the dough will be sticky). Spoon into greased muffin tin. (this recipe makes 6 large rolls or 7–8 small rolls)
Bake at 425 degrees for 14 minutes.
Note: If you can’t find the Everything Bagel seasoning you can use…
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp cracked black pepper
1 tsp dried onion flakes
1 tsp garlic salt
Thanks, Loucinda, for sharing your story and recipe with us!
Don’t miss the chance to read this book!