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1st Friday Food Fight + Giveaway

Food Fight on Foodie Fridays!



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Just go to the comments and share any of the following:

  • Foodie excerpt  from your book (300 words or less, please!) – don’t forget a buy-link!
  • Teaser and link to your food-theme blog post
  • Title and Buy-Link to your Cookbook or other food-theme book

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FOOD FIGHT!!  Come play with your food or ours! http://bit.ly/_foodfight  #foodiefriday Plus a #giveaway

Don’t forget to check out the tasty tidbits your fellow food-lovers are sharing!

While you’re here – enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

I’ll throw the first pie with an excerpt from A TASTE OF YOU!

“You want dinner? There’s plenty.” Carlo put a slab of prosciutto on the counter and began shaving off slivers of meat.

Garrett watched Carlo’s big hands expertly gliding the knife through the cured meat. Carlo mostly stayed out of the kitchen at Ransom. Garrett sometimes forgot that his partner was the product of four generations of Rotolo restaurateurs and an accomplished cook in his own right.

The aroma of cured ham filled the air, rich and sweet, exactly the way the meat would taste.  His imagination automatically took him further, looking for flavor combinations, but all he could think about was the way Carlo’s fingers would taste after touching the meat. He imagined drawing them into his mouth slowly, sucking the sweetness off warm flesh. He could almost feel the texture of Carlos’s skin.

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Jessica Cale: Chocolate Macarons with Bailey’s Cream (gluten free)

Macarons are all the rage these days. I’ve found them popping up everywhere, even in the wilds of central Texas. Lucky, lucky us, we’ve got Jessica Cale with us today to share a recipe. And…Oh. My. Goodness. Look at them! Mouth-watering. These are a must-try for my next special occasion!

Make sure to scroll down and check out Jessica’s fantastic new historical romance, Tyburn. Also, I’ve got a rafflecopter give-away for a $25 Amazon Gift Card going on through March 10.


Jessica Cales Chocolate Macarons with Bailey’s Cream

Jessica Cale’s Chocolate Macarons


I love macarons. These gorgeous little French cookies are light, delicious, and you can make them in any color or flavor you can imagine. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I’m sharing the recipes for my favorite flavors and one of those is Chocolate & Bailey’s. I made these this weekend with my friend Jen in mind. Hot chocolate with Bailey’s in it was always our go-to drink in University and these indulgent macarons have the same taste with fewer calories (unless you eat them all. Not gonna lie, it could happen). Word of warning? They do take a little bit longer to make than hot chocolate…

Making macarons can be a little tricky at first, so before you start, I would really recommend looking up some tutorials so you know what everything is supposed to look along the way. Food Nouveau has one here that is incredibly helpful with extensive tips and a great troubleshooting guide. The Cupcake Project has another one with some great pictures here.

Chocolate Macarons with Bailey’s Cream Recipe

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A TASTE OF YOU Available for Pre-Order

My gay-foodie-friends-to-lovers-contemporary (whew!) upcoming release is now available for pre-order at Amazon and most of the major e-tailers.



A Taste of You by Irene Preston

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