Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with COCKTAILS FOR TEN by Elaine Raco Chase ETAL #recipes ~ The Alcrest Gastropub Signature Honey-Lime Vinaigrette & Geneva’s Ambrosia

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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, ELAINE RACO CHASE and two co-authors’ recipes for THE ALCREST GASTROPUB SIGNATURE HONEY-LIME VINAIGRETTE and GENEVA’S AMBROSIA!


Kindle edition By E.G. Fox, Elaine Raco Chase, Donna Fasano, Ashley Fontainne, Dee Dee Covas, Diane Nelson, Lorne Oliver, Michael Cody, Ashley Goss, Angie Dokos.


It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Wait – Time doesn’t matter…Just open this book – we’re serving
Cocktails for Ten

Let your reading palate tingle with romantic encounters or be heightened by thrilling mystery and suspense or become tantalized by something surprising and totally unique!

That’s our goal in serving up these ten full-length novels by USA Today and International Best Selling Authors.


USA Today Best Selling author Donna Fasano’s FOLLOWING HIS HEART – “Fasano delivers tender honesty and sweet sexiness in this beach read.” Publishers Weekly


Blog: DonnaFasano.com
Facebook: https://Facebook.com/DonnaFasanoAuthor
Twitter: https://Twitter.com/DonnaFaz
Pinterest: https://Pinterest.com/DonnaFaz
Sign up for her newsletter: http://mad.ly/signups/110899/join


Ashley Fontainne’s SUICIDE LAKE is a “thrilling mystery with a hint of romance.”


Website: http://www.ashleyfontainne.com – Sign up for Ashley’s newsletter and receive a free ebook!
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashleyfontainne
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashley.fontainne
Movie site: http://www.foreseenmovie.com


Elaine Raco Chase’s DANGEROUS PLACES was Romantic Times’ Top Hot pick for romantic suspense “twists, turns, a few laughs and sex.”


Website: www.elaineracochase.com
Twitter: @ElaineRaco
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elaine.r.chase
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/elaineracochase/ 


E.G. Fox’s Award-winning LUCKY DAWG MEETS LUCKY LUCY is a romantic comedy that’s been called: “the X-Files with a little sex.”


Twitter: https://twitter.com/@Author_EGFox
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EGFOXReads/
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/edwardgfox
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2cnpSWH


Dee Dee Covas’ DANDELION SOUL “a love story with a twist of fate.”


Twitter @DeeDeeCovas
Website: www.dandelionsoulbook.com


Diane Nelson’s POINTS ON A CURVE “she’s got wingspan, he’s got the nose for news. Together it’s a match made on and off the court.”


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DianeNelsonAuthor


Lorne Oliver’s THE CISTERN “a non-stop read – hang on to your sanity.”


And @LorneOliver on Twitter


Ashley Goss’ SEXUAL DESIRES – “raw sexual interaction and deep emotion.”

ASHLEY GOSS: Ever since she was a teenager, Ashley Goss has had a blazing passion for writing. She started creating poems and quickly progressed to short stories.

Website: www.authorashleygoss.com
Facebook: /authorashleygoss
Twitter: @Authorashleyg


Michael Cody’s WHERE POWER RESIDES “action packed roller coaster of a read.”


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michael.cody.923
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mikecodyauthor


Angie Dokos’ MACKENZIE’S DISTRACTION “can Mackenzie let go of her past & embrace a chance for happiness with Trevor?”

ANGIE DOKOS: Although not my usual genre, “Mackenzie’s Distraction” was an interesting, exciting read. I loved the message instilled in this book that sometimes a tragic, negative …

Website: www.angiedokos.com
Blog: www.angiedokos.wordpress.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/angiedokos
Instagram: www.instagram.com/angiedokos
Facebook: www.facebook.com/angiedokosauthor



Amazon US: http://a.co/37XLYjP 

Amazon UK: http://amzn.eu/fSGORHe

Amazon Canada: http://a.co/iC1BSlB

Amazon Australia: 




I hope you enjoy the recipe Elaine, Lorne and Donna are sharing today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy Eating!


P.S. We’re at 317 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.


[From Canadian Author & Real Chef, Lorne Oliver]

This is the vinaigrette Spencer learned when he was in culinary school and he fell in love with it.  He has kept it with him and adopted it as the signature vinaigrette for the restaurant.  It’s simple, easy, and tasty. 

3   limes, zested and juiced
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
Canola oil
Salt and pepper


  1. Put the lime juice and zest, honey, and mustard into a large bowl.  Place the bowl onto a towel so that it won’t move.  Using a whisk, slowly whisk in some oil.  Just a little at first, maybe a tablespoon or two.  As the oil and lime juice emulsifies you can add oil a little more quickly as you whisk it in.  Oil should be almost 3 times the amount of lime juice
  2. Season with the salt and pepper.  Taste and add more honey if needed.

This is a basic vinaigrette.  You can use the same recipe, but switch up the acid and the flavoring to make different tastes.

[From USA Today Bestselling author, Donna Fasano…who loves to bake and makes sure at least one character does too!]
[[Serves 8-10]]

1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping
2 cups shredded coconut
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1 (8 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained
1 (8 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin orange slices, drained
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and halved

  1. In a large bowl, gently mix together all ingredients until well-combined. Stir gently; orange slices are delicate. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Can be made a day ahead.


**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: An ebook copy of COCKTAILS FOR TEN box set to TEN READERS who comment on this Karen’s Killer Fixin’s blog. Thanks E.G. Fox, Elaine Raco Chase, Donna Fasano, Ashley Fontainne, Dee Dee Covas, Diane Nelson, Lorne Oliver, Michael Cody, Ashley Goss, Angie Dokos, for sharing your box set with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read these books!

17 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with COCKTAILS FOR TEN by Elaine Raco Chase ETAL #recipes ~ The Alcrest Gastropub Signature Honey-Lime Vinaigrette & Geneva’s Ambrosia”

  1. Karen Doctor – you out did yourself with featuring our Cocktails for Ten Bundle! I hope everyone will give our mixed genre bundle a read – it’s just 99 cents and available for a limited time.

    If you love romance, mysteries, thrillers, suspense, romantic comedy, and a surprise or two or three…Cocktails for Ten is the perfect reading choice!

  2. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Thanks, Elaine, for introducing us to all of the wonderful authors in this box set. What a vast array of stories. I can’t wait to dig in. 🙂 Thanks to all of you for sharing your stories with us!

    1. Yes. Tomorrow! We’re as ready as we’re going to be. I’ll finally take pictures of all of the renovations and share wedding pictures when I can.

      Thanks for stopping by to check out the box set.

  3. It’s so great to be introduced to new authors and be recipes. I love Ambrosia so copied that recipe.

    Cocktails for Ten is catchy!

  4. It’s so great to be introduced to new authors and be recipes. I love Ambrosia so copied that recipe.

    Cocktails for Ten is catchy! Such a bargain for enjoyable reading!

  5. Nice to get 10 stories for less than $1. Thank you for sharing about this box set and for the wonderful and yummy recipes.

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