Karen’s Killer Fixin’s with FINDING FATE #Holiday #Romance by Sonja Flowers #Recipe ~ Taco Bake

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL** with SONJA FLOWERS!

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, SONJA FLOWERS, and her favorite recipe for TACO BAKE!

Holiday Romance


Jenna Albertson decides she wants to get married, no matter the cost. Planning a wedding is an easy task for her, as she is the owner of The Wedding Pros, a New York City wedding planner company. Living in a Manhattan apartment overlooking Central Park, Jenna is tired of being single and decides to plan her wedding without a groom. Manifestation at its best. Enlisting the help of her two best friends, Cynthia and Abigail, for help in selecting her groom. Online dating, speed dating, and all-around bad dates await Jenna Albertson in this exciting, sweet romance, as she tries to find the love of her life to meet her at the altar. All while continuing to provide wedding planner services to couples in love.

Holiday Romance


Once upon a time, I close the book, yeah right. What kind of fairytale was my life?  I just turned 26 and I have not been on a date in almost a year. I had dreamed of a Christmas wedding since I was a young girl. Maybe now is the time. The only thing I am missing is a man.

As I sip my coffee and look out the window of my New York apartment, I admire the trees and watch the people walking in Central Park. It was a beautiful summer day and in 6 months it would be Christmas.

Why is it that I am always the wedding planner and I haven’t been able to get my own wedding together?  Well, that’s going to change today, I thought to myself as I flipped through a bridal magazine sitting on the table.  My phone dinged on the table, indicating a text message, I swiped across the screen to open the message.

Cynthia:  what time is your client this morning?

Me:  why? 

Cynthia: I wanted to see if you have time to go to lunch with me. 

Me:  my client is at 3, yes I can go to lunch, where do you wanna go? 

Cynthia: How about Leos, I’m in the mood for some chicken salad 

Me:  Yeah Leo sounds great

Cynthia:  12 work?  

Me:  Yeah 12 is great, see you there.

I leaned back into the chair, still thinking about what I was going to do as I flip through the bridal magazine when an idea popped into my head. What if I just planned my own wedding and waited for my groom?  What if I just plan the whole thing and get Abigail and Cynthia to help me? Yes, that’s what I’m going to do! I’m going to plan my own wedding and I’ll tell Cynthia about it today.

About Author Sonja Flowers…

Sonja Flowers is an author and artist. When she is not creating romance novels she spends her free time painting and doing pottery. Yes think Ghost. Spending time in the South Carolina sun and loving small town living help to enhance her writing. Her characters come to life on the page and have you longing for more.

Links to Sonja’s website, blog, books, #ad, etc.:

Amazon (Only .99): https://amzn.to/40gDsOu


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


P.S. We’re at 632 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.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: If an author’s favorite recipe isn’t their own creation and came from an online site, you will now find the entire recipe through the link to that site as a personal recommendation. Thank you.




1 lb ground beef
2/3 cup of water
1 8 ounce cream cheese
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 jar salsa
1 package jumbo shells
1 16 ounce bag of shredded cheese
1 bag of tortilla chips

Brown ground and drain. Cool jumbo pasta shells according to package, rinse and set aside. Return to pan add taco seasoning, water and cream cheese stir until cream cheese melts. Preheat oven to 350. Using a 13×9 cake pan fill each shell with the hamburger mixture and place into cake pan. Top each shell with a spoon of salsa and cheese. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Top with tortilla chips and shredded cheese. Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

Serve with guacamole, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes or whatever other toppings you like on tacos.


Special Giveaway: All readers of Sonja’s Killer Fixin’s blog can get a free copy of her first book, FINDING FATE.

Free Book Link: Finding Fate

Happy Reading!


Thanks, Sonja, for sharing your books with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

4 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s with FINDING FATE #Holiday #Romance by Sonja Flowers #Recipe ~ Taco Bake”

  1. A variation of “Build it and they will come”… I like it!

    What a nice reworking of taco casserole!

    Thanks, Karen and Sonja.

  2. Good morning, Sonja, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Wow! What a fascinating concept. Plan the wedding and he will come. Yikes. I imagine this will be a surprising story all the way around. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing your book with us today!

    Thanks, too, for sharing your recipe. I have a similar version that we can enjoy occasionally.

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