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Hello and welcome to Romance Recipes!  Every Thursday and Friday I will introduce you to a new author and a new recipe!  Two of my favorite things!  This week I am bringing you author, Mary Sullivan, and her recipe for Mary Sullivan’s Guiness®Irish Soda Bread along with an introduction to her book, No Ordinary Sheriff.  Please join me in welcoming Mary and savor her recipe for Irish Soda Bread as you read about her new book!

As a special treat Mary is giving away 2 copies of her latest book, NO ORDINARY SHERIFF, to two people who comment! So be sure to leave your EMAIL with your comment for a chance to win!!



2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup buckwheat flour

1 TBS brown sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

½ cup plain yogurt

¼ cup olive or canola oil

1 cup Guinness®


Stir together the two flours, brown sugar, baking soda and salt.


In small bowl, whisk together yogurt, oil and Guinness®. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir with fork until soft dough forms.


On lightly floured surface and with floured hands, press dough into ball; knead lightly 10 times.  Place onto greased baking sheet; gently pat dough into a 7-ince circle. Sprinkle with a little flour. With sharp knife, score a large X on top of loaf.


Bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Tester inserted in center should come out clean.


Optional: add flax seeds or finely chopped nuts, if desired.


My latest release is NO ORDINARY SHERIFF. I write Harlequin Superromances.



Shannon Wilson is on the fast track to the top. A DEA agent from the big city, she’s simply passing through Ordinary, Montana, to settle a score. And no small-town sheriff will derail her plans simply because he flashes a badge and a great smile…no matter how sexy he looks in that cowboy hat.


After all, Sheriff Cash Kavenagh is ready to settle into that white-picket-fence ideal. And Shannon isn’t about to swap her fast-paced lifestyle for such an ordinary existence. Only problem is—wrapped in those big masculine arms of his, Shannon can’t seem to shake the feeling that life with Cash may just be the most extraordinary thing that’s ever happened to her.



Cash stood in front of her and countered everything she knew about men. Shannon stopped, arrested by the sight of his massive bed. A faint glow of moonlight spilled through a window. Too many images of her and Cash mobbed her mind, images of them naked, covered only by moonlight and each other.


She wanted him. Now.


She felt his gaze on her. He leaned against the doorjamb, watching her, his arms crossed over his chest, his biceps stretching his white dress shirt.


“Need help with anything?” he asked, as though he knew what she’d been thinking as she stared at his bed.


“I want to go to bed with you.”




No? He turned her down? “Why not?”


“We want two different things in life.”


“Like what?”


“I want a relationship. I want kids and a family.”


He was turning things upside down, making a hash of her assumptions of what men were, and she didn’t know what to make of it.


Meet Mary:

Mary Sullivan grew up amid the cultural pop and fizz of an urban cosmopolitan center. Despite this, she writes about a small fictional town called Ordinary in Montana, and fills her stories with cowboys and ranchers. When she read her first romance novel, MORNING GLORY by LaVyrle Spencer, she was hooked from the first page. She then picked up Harlequin Superromances and knew that she wanted to write her own heartfelt stories of love, hope, relationships and happy endings. She is now a multi-published, award-winning author.


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