Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with THE FLAPPER AND THE FLYBOY, A Novella of the Roaring 20s #Historical #Romance by Loucinda McGary #Recipe ~ Easy Dinner Rolls

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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, LOUCINDA McGARY, and her favorite recipe for EASY DINNER ROLLS!


A Novella of the Roaring 20s


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.

A Novella of the Roaring 20s

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!

About Author Loucinda McGary...

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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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


Special Giveaways: Loucinda is giving away an e-copy of THE FLAPPER AND THE FLYBOY to two lucky readers who comment on her Karen’s Killer Fixin’s blog.

Happy Reading!


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

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

23 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with THE FLAPPER AND THE FLYBOY, A Novella of the Roaring 20s #Historical #Romance by Loucinda McGary #Recipe ~ Easy Dinner Rolls”

  1. Good morning, Loucinda,
    I love the 1920’s and New Orleans. I’ve never read a book that had both. Flappers are such interesting characters and this books sounds wonderful!

    1. Hi Helen!
      New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in the world! I’ve visited there several time and there is definitely no other place like it.

      Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy reading The Flapper and the Flyboy!

  2. I love the whole idea of this book. My grandma also talked a lot about wild times in the 20s. She was in her teens back then.
    I also love your recipe. I have to try it. I use almond milk too and it doesn’t work in a lot of recipes. This sounds delicious.
    Good luck with The Flapper and the Flyboy, Loucinda. I can’t wait to read it.

    1. Hi Sandra,
      I appreciate you stopping by! I just love the clothes and the automobiles of the 1920s. I remember my grandmother telling me when her mom cut her hair for the very first time, her father was furious and didn’t want to be seen in public with her!

      Hope you enjoy the dinner rolls. They are very quick and easy. My DH has a problem with lactose so I always use almond or soy milk.

      Hope you enjoy Flapper and Flyboy!

  3. Good morning, Loucinda, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Your cover captured my attention immediately. I was reminded of the movie High Road to China. I haven’t read a book about the flappers. Sounds fascinating. Thanks for sharing your recipe and book with us today!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kathleen!

      There’s a character named Kathleen in Flapper and Flyboy! 😉

      I’ve een doing a lot of baking since the pandemic started and this recipe is so quick and easy, I love it. Hope you do too.


  4. The story looks great. The 20s are one of my favorite eras. And mmm…those rolls look delicious. I’ll have to try them!

    1. Hi Cathy!

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

      I love the “Everything But the Bagel” seasoning they sell at Trader Joe’s, but other stores have their own version of it too. It really adds that little extra to the rolls.

      Hope you enjoy the story!

  5. I love books based in the 20’s & Flappers. I also love easy recipes 😉 Thanks for sharing this book with us

  6. Interesting story idea. I am intrigued. And this recipe is one I keep meaning to try – hadn’t seen it with spices…. love that idea and going to try tonight.

    1. Hi Samantha,
      I made the rolls without the spices and they were just too blah! If you like spicy hot, I’ll bet you could sprinkle a few chili flakes in them too. 😉 Enjoy!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  7. I think this is the easiest bread recipe I’ve ever seen. I’ll be trying it for sure!

    Your book sounds really interesting!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Glenda.

      It’s the easiest bread recipe I’ve ever tried also! Although I do have a recipe for beer bread that’s pretty darn close. 😉

      Hope you enjoy reading The Flapper and the Flyboy!

  8. This sounds like an interesting story. I spent a week and my 21st bday in New Orleans 58 years ago with the sister of a man who was stationed with my dad in the Army during WWII. Her son and I were out every night down in the French Quarter. During the day spent seeing the sights. It was a beautiful and fascinating city. The dinner rolls sound delish. Thanks for sharing and reminding me of my week spent there.

    Thanks Karen for introducing me to another new author!

    1. Hi Judy,

      Spending your 21st birthday in New Orleans sound just about perfect! I think it is the most European-like city in the US, and I absolutely love the French Quarter!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  9. I love the idea of your story. I’ve always been fascinated by the Roaring ’20’s, 1920’s that is. Your recipe seems so easy. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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