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, Heather Thurmeier, and her recipe for So-Easy-It-Could-Be-Delivery Pizza along with an introduction to her contemporary romance, Falling For You. Please join me in welcoming Heatherand savor her recipe for Pizza as you read about her new book!
1 package (8 count) of large ready-to-cook style biscuits (from the dairy section)
1 package of pre-shredded mozzarella cheese (or mix of cheddar and mozzarella)
any variety of favorite pizza toppings.
In a 9×13 baking dish (I prefer glass) layer your favorite pizza toppings to cover the bottom of the pan. Add as many as you like! You can even make a half-and-half style pizza to accommodate your fussy eaters.
Cut each large biscuit into 6 pie pieces. Toss into a large mixing bowl with jar of pizza sauce and handful of shredded cheese. Mix gently until all biscuit pieces are coated with sauce.
Place biscuit mixture over toppings in dish. Spread evenly. There will be spaces between biscuits. Sprinkle the top with more cheese to taste and cook @ 350 for 30-35 minutes or until the middle is cooked.
I chose to share this recipe because in FALLING FOR YOU, a new contemporary romance, Cassidy has to cook her favorite dinner for the bachelor during her first challenge on The One. She loves New York style, thin crust pizza, but since I don’t have a recipe for that, I figured my favorite pizza casserole would be just as delicious!
FALLING FOR YOU Blurb:
Newly single Cassidy Quinn is thrilled to be a contestant on the new reality dating show The One. But her excitement turns to horror when the gorgeous bachelor turns out to be her ex-boyfriend. Seeing Brad again makes Cassidy realize she might not be as “over him” as she thought—and then she meets hunky cameraman Evan Burke.
After watching his brother lose his wife in a tragic accident, Evan vows never to fall in love. But following Cassidy around as her personal cameraman makes him question his decision, and resisting her gets harder with every sunbathing, bikini-wearing day.
Cassidy and Evan begin a forbidden affair while her ex-boyfriend tries to win her heart back one groping, awkward moment at a time. If Cassidy can manage to stop falling off horses (literally), stop falling onto her ex-boyfriend, the bachelor (yes, literally), and stop falling in love with backstage playboy Evan, she might still make it through the show without becoming a tabloid sensation.
But soon Cassidy must choose between the ex who broke her heart and the cameraman who might never love her back. For Cassidy, this reality show just got real.
Hi, I’m Cassidy.” She shook the chef’s hand.
“I’m Rachel, nice to meet you. So what are we cooking today?”
“New York-style, thin crust pizza”
Cassidy followed Rachel through the kitchen to an empty counter space in the back. A pristine white apron, towels, and utensils waited for her. She unfolded the apron, put it over her head, and tied it in the back, grateful to have something to cover her dress. The probability of spilling something on herself before the pizza was served was high. Basically a sure bet.
“Follow me,” Rachel said.
They walked to a huge pantry and collected dry ingredients to make pizza dough. There were bags and boxes of food staples everywhere. A sense of comfort came over Cassidy from being submersed in the massive pantry. She was used to working in the kitchen at her hotel in the city, coordinating food and service for banquets. The familiarity of it made her feel as it she had a slight advantage over some of the others. Good thing the other girls had chefs there to help navigate the pantry or it would take them all day to find the right ingredients.
“Can you grab the flour from the bottom shelf?” Rachel pointed to a large bag.
Cassidy bent to reach the flour. Suddenly, an acute feeling of being watched nagged at her senses. She peeked back over her shoulder, and of course, Evan stood there with the camera pointed directly at her.
She gasped and grabbed the heavy bag, quickly standing up. She tried to glare at Evan around his bulky camera.
Thanks, Evan. That’s just what America needs to see—my giant ass bending over on a fifty-inch plasma.
Cassidy stared at Evan, fuming while the corner of his mouth curled upward slightly. Her eyes narrowed in response. Sure, it was funny on his side of the camera, but this side was riddled with humiliation and diet motivation.
“Seriously?” she whisper yelled at him. “You don’t have to film every single second.”
Heather Thurmeier is a lover of strawberry margaritas, a hater of spiders, and a reality TV junkie. Her passion is contemporary romance—writing stories filled with laugh out loud moments, uber-hunky heroes, feisty heroines, and always a happily ever after. Heather was born and raised in the Canadian prairies, but now she lives in upstate New York with her own personal romance Hero (aka her husband) and their two little princesses. When she’s not busy taking care of the kids and an adventurous puppy named Indy, Heather’s hard at work on her next romance novel. She loves to hear from readers.
“Heather Thurmeier writes sweet, funny romances that capture your heart!” –New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst
“Heather Thurmeier’s hunky heroes and feisty heroines will have you laughing out loud, falling in love . . . and coming back for more!” –Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author
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