Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: **Author Special**

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL**

Introducing a bonus feature to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s!  Although I intend to continue with my usual Fixin’s feature every Friday today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to another author who will share one of her 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 and their books.

     Introducing author, LIZZIE T. LEAF, and her recipe for SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP!

I’ve loved books since I opened the first one. My dream was to write them myself. Of course life has a way of throwing us a curve ball, and the writing became a distant memory, lost in the hectic day to day world of family, job, laundry and housework. When the twinkling ember did spark, it was usually doused by someone demanding their share of my time, and me allowing it to happen.

But life does seem to go full circle. The desire to put the stories that continued to play in my head on paper emerged stronger than ever, and at a time in my life when there was someone encouraging me to do it. Now I’m living my dream; creating stories to share with others. I hope you enjoy them.

My other hobbies, gardening and baking, are now taking a back seat, and as for housework…what’s that?

FMI about Lizzie and all of her books…. www.lizzietleaf.com
Beyond Magic now available at Passion in Print Press

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s Author Special.  Happy eating!


P.S.  We’re at 18 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.





1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
2 (13¾ ounce) cans artichoke hearts
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 cup grated pepper jack cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a casserole dish with nonstick spray.

Heat the spinach in a microwave oven on high for 5 minutes and squeeze dry. Drain the artichoke hearts and coarsely chop in a food processor.

Combine all the ingredients except the jack cheese in a large bowl. Stir well. Scrape into the prepared casserole dish and sprinkle the jack cheese on top. Bake for 30 minutes. Transfer to a chafing dish and keep warm over a low flame. Serve with bagel chips.

4 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: **Author Special**”

  1. Love the idea of a recipe along with meeting new authors! Lizzie, the book sounds great, love that Emma is knocked unconscious and wakes to find the man of her dreams staring her in the eyes…very romantic 🙂 And your cover is gorgeous 🙂

    As for the recipe, I love Spinach Artichoke dip whenever I’m ordering an appetizer at a restaurant and have to admit I’ve never thought about making it to enjoy at home….until now!

    Thanks for introducing me to both 🙂 Happy New Year!

    1. I’m glad you like the combination, Christine. I’m being kind of selfish because I, too, love the opportunity to meet authors and discover more recipes. I know that Lizzie is offline until the 1st but I’m sure she’ll comment when she gets back. I agree, her cover is to-die-for! Happy New Year!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful comments on the book, Christine. Hope you enjoy the recipe if you try it. Have to confess I got it from my SIL’s brother. When they lived in our area he always brought it to our family get togethers!

    Happy New Year to you too!

    And Karen, thank you so much for having me as a guest. You know I love you!!!!

    1. Welcome home, Lizzie! I loved having you and, soon as I can rub two minutes together and escape to the kitchen, I’m making dip! LOL Yeah, and I love you too. Have fun unpacking!

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