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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, Sheri Fredricks, and her recipe for Tater Taco Casserole along with an introduction to her modern mythic romance, Remedy Maker.  Please join me in welcoming Sheri and savor her recipe for Tater Taco Casserole as you read about her new book!

As a special treat, Sheri is giving away a swag pack to one lucky commenter so don’t forget to leave your EMAIL with your comment for a chance to win!!


Quick & Easy Dinner for Writers

When we’re under a time crunch by a publisher or of our own making, who has time for cooking? And unless I plan ahead the night before, I’ll forget to use my Crockpot. (God’s gift to the busy writer)

Well have no fear, Sheri is here! Whip up a delicious dinner in under 30 minutes that even the finickiest kid eaters will gobble up. I always double mine because I live on leftovers.

Tater Taco Casserole



1 pound ground beef, cooked, drained (I substitute ground turkey for fewer calories)

1 packet taco seasoning

1 can cream of mushroom soup (I’ve substituted clam chowder or potato bacon soup too)

8 oz shredded cheddar cheese

12 oz frozen tater tots (frozen hash brow patties work well too)


Preheat oven to 350* F (177* C). Layer tater tots in bottom of greased 13×9 casserole dish.



Combine cooked ground beef with taco seasoning and mushroom soup. Spread over tater tots. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 50 minutes.

Serves 4 to 6




Man by day, Centaur by night, Rhycious is a remedy maker who needs his own healing.

He’s the royal physician, famous for his cures. War and posttraumatic stress disorder has broken his spirit, preventing him from finding true happiness. Then a direct order from the queen to investigate an uprising forces him out of his secluded cabin at the edge of the forest.

Patience is an optimistic, good-natured Wood Nymph who works as a mediator to ensure harmony within the Nymph sector.

Environmental pollution in the aquifer stream that feeds the taproot tree of her heart is slowly killing her. Resigned to the fact she will not live long, she sets out to discover the mysterious disappearance of her sister. Experience has taught her to deny herself the love of a male, but the gruff Centaur is different. He doesn’t push his expectations on her, only his healing nature.

When Rhycious loses his grip on reality, he believes his inability to control his disorder will drive Patience away. Nevertheless, desire flares, and Patience draws him close. Kidnapping and betrayal turn their mythic joint venture into a deadly bout.

Will their love endure when survival hinges on trusting each other?



“Should we practice our joint effort, polytima, and see how good we can be together?”

How much hotter could they possibly get? Much as Patience hated flames, her body burned hot enough to internally combust.

“Rhycious!” she cried out, going for a scolding tone. But it came across like a sensual invitation.

His arm tightened around her waist, drawing her the wasted millimeter of space nearer. Patience’s mind spun. A man who wanted her was holding her in his arms. She closed her eyes. His mouth traveled up her throat, licking and sucking, until he settled over her lips once more. Persistent and demanding, his tongue slid along the seam until she complied and opened.

He charged right in like a Centaur warrior would, drawing her tongue into battle with his. Feinting and parrying, they slid sensuously against one another.

“My gods, Patience. You taste so damn good.”

And Rhycious tasted of pure Elysium, sending a tingle of exquisite warmth to a spot deep within her. A breathless tension coiled. “Your coffee tastes better than mine.”

His hand cupping her bottom alternated between kneading the cheek and rubbing sumptuous circles. The clench of desire increased between her thighs. She moaned her approval. His other hand traveled upward from her waist and settled under the heavy fall of hair, massaging the base of her skull.

Rhycious backed her up until her knees hit the couch, and buckled. He followed her down, arranging her body to stretch out beneath him, his hips spreading her thighs wide. Leaning on one elbow, he used his free hand to push the hair off her face. His feral gleam intensified, and his tawny eyes bore into hers.


Buy the book:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Remedy-Maker-ebook/dp/B008S29WT2/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344020682&sr=1-2&keywords=remedy+maker


Find Sheri:

My Website : www.sherifredricks.com

Blogging At : http://sherifredricks.blogspot.com/

Twitter:        http://twitter.com/Sheri_Fredricks

Facebook:     http://www.Facebook.com/SheriFredricks

Google+:      http://gplus.to/Sheri Fredricks

Goodreads:    www.goodreads.com/goodreadscomsheri_fredricks

Author Info:   http://rubylionesspress.com/authors/sheri-fredricks/


Thank you for joining us for another Romance Recipe! I hope you’ll stop by next week to meet another author, try a new recipe and read a new book!