Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with CRESCENT VENDETTA, The Crescent Series Book One #Paranormal #UrbanFantasy by Desiree Scott #Recipe ~ Ham Hot Pie

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s

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, DESIREE SCOTT, and her favorite recipe for HAM HOT PIE!


The Crescent Series Book One


Wolf-shifter Vanessa Burns has survived a life of brutality and neglect. Being kidnapped, drugged, and forced into an underground fighting right is just the beginning of one man’s sick and twisted obsession.

Travis Kameron, the Alpha of the Crescent Ice Pack, suffering a similar fate; wakes up to find that his life is about to be irreparable changed by the fierce she-wolf in the next cage.

Can they put aside old rivalries and the past and work together to not only survive and escape but to weather the storm of complications, revenge, and betrayals waiting for them on the outside?


This is my first book by this author, so I was unsure what to expect, I was not disappointed…

What follows is a moving and exciting story about love, betrayal, and learning to trust set against a background of family love, hate and distrust. A really well written and enthralling story.

The narration of this book by Rebecca Winder was excellently done, she managed to capture the essence of the characters together with their feelings which added to my enjoyment of this very well written paranormal love story.

Review: Crescent Vendetta: 5.0 out of 5 stars

 Great Read

I recently became acquainted over FB with this author and decided to read one of her works. I’m glad I did. Crescent Vendetta is a fun book to read with engaging characters and a strong story line. The strength of the book is in the understated manner the author writes the story, Some books a reader can’t put down, and this is not one of those, but it is a book the reader doesn’t want to put down, as the need to find out what happens on the next page is as strong as the passions in the characters themselves. Read it in one evening, simply because it is that good. Looking forward to Number Two

The Crescent Series Book One


It wasn’t so much the killing but this moment he liked, just before it happened.

The silence, the darkness, the thrill, the suspense—it was all there, the ingredients for an exhilarating time.

Oh, he hadn’t lied to the bitch in front of him. He had a specific purpose, a specific reason behind why he did what he did, but he didn’t kid or lie to himself. He enjoyed playing God, deciding who lived and who died. And he didn’t allow anyone to live. They didn’t deserve the privilege.

About Author Desiree Scott...

Desiree Scott was born and raised in the beautiful Show Me State and currently lives with her husband and two children in the Midwest. She has been writing for over 15 years and writes romantic suspense, paranormal , and contemporary romances.

Growing up, she has always enjoyed writing and crafting different stories and plots. She has her Masters in English and Creative Writing.

She is the author of the upcoming Perfect Game series, Perfect Bait and Perfect Finale. When she’s not writing, she is spending quality time with her friends and family.


Links to Desiree’s website, blog, books, etc.:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bJ9wCq

I hope you enjoy the recipe Desiree is sharing today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy Eating!


P.S. We’re at 525 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.




  • 2C ham, diced into smallish bite size pieces
  • 2C mixed veggies, can be frozen
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 C chicken stock (see notes)
  • 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1/4 c all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp thyme,dried
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1 can prepared croissant dough
  • 1 C shredded cheddar


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a frying pan, begin by melting the butter and sauteing the onions.
  3. Add the flour and let the roux cook until you get a bit of color with it, a light golden brown.
  4. Add the chicken broth in batches, along with the cream. Stir until thickened. If you need extra liquid to thin the mixture, add the extra chicken stock by tablespoons.
  5. Add the ham,, garlic powder, thyme, and frozen vegetables. Mix well. Transfer into a greased pie dish
  6. Top with 3/4 of the cheddar cheese
  7. Open the can of prepared croissant dough and rip it in pieces and place on top of the pie.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining portion of shredded cheese on top of the pie.
  9. Bake on another baking sheet to catch any spills. Bake for approximately 35 – 40 minutes or until the top dough layer is cooked thoroughly and the pie is hot and bubbly.
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.

** You may need extra liquid if the sauce gets too thick. Use chicken stock or water here, by the tablespoon.


Special Giveaway: Desiree is giving away an ebook copy of CRESCENT VENDETTA to two lucky readers who comment on her Karen’s Killer Fixin’s blog.

Happy Reading!


Thanks, Desiree, for sharing your story and recipe with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

4 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with CRESCENT VENDETTA, The Crescent Series Book One #Paranormal #UrbanFantasy by Desiree Scott #Recipe ~ Ham Hot Pie”

  1. Good morning, Desiree, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. I love wolf shifters and this storyline sounds different than what I’ve read before so you can bet I’ll be checking it out! Love the ham pie recipe. I don’t have anything like it either. I will be making this soon! Thanks for sharing your book and recipe with us today!

  2. “He likes playing God” 😳
    This will certainly get your attention!
    Nice to meet you, Desiree, and nice recipe…
    Thanks, Karen and Desiree.

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