Hello and welcome to Romance Recipes where I am happy to introduce you to a new author and a new recipe! Two of my favorite things! Today I am bringing you author, Rebecca E. Neely, and her recipe for Hoagies along with an introduction to her contemporary romance/suspense, A Mighty Good Man. Please join me in welcoming Rebecca and savor her recipe for Hoagies as you read about her new book!
A Mighty Good Man – recipe for Mighty Ricky hoagie
In A MIGHTY GOOD MAN, a lot of the action takes place in a diner, Mighty Ricky’s. It’s fictional, but the Mighty Ricky hoagie isn’t – I grew up making, and eating said sandwiches in my family’s restaurant, under the loving tutelage of my father, a certified hoagie junkie.
Like father, like daughter. Nothing satisfies like the marriage of the fresh, chewy bread, the salty tang of the meats and cheese, and the dressing kissed vegetables.
HOW TO MAKE A MIGHTY RICKY
In my opinion, the bread makes the sandwich – so get the best hoagie bun you can find. I toast mine lightly under the broiler, so it won’t get soggy.
Top with mozzarella or provolone cheese. The heat of the meatballs will melt the cheese.
On other side of bun, layer lettuce, tomato and onion lightly dressed with Italian dressing, or your own oil and vinegar dressing. Salt and pepper to taste.
Add slices of ham, salami. Close hoagie, and using two hands, take a big bite. Keep lots of napkins at the ready, and loosen your belt! Enjoy! Loosen your waistband for this one!
‘Hank’ Jerry – she’s a tough talking twentieth century broad looking for a way to reclaim her writing career.
Jack ‘Gent’ Darcy -he’s a strange blend of gentleman and hood fresh out of prison with a story to tell that could get them both killed.
Forced to return to the small town she left behind because of her aunt’s health, ‘Hank’ will do her own time minding her aunt’s restaurant, then it’s back to the city to do damage control for her career. When Jack lands on her doorstep, injured and on the run from gang enforcers out for blood and hot on his tail, she makes the split second decision to offer him refuge.
As soon as the coast is clear, she has every intention of sending him on his way, but he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. Not only will he fill the open position of cook, he offers her the exclusive of a lifetime: his no holds barred story as war counselor inside national super gang, the Creds. She’ll shoot straight to the top, and he’ll bury the gang, then disappear—a win-win.
But they’ve both got something to hide, and falling for each other wasn’t part of the plan. With time running out and gang enforcers closing in, can the trust they’ve forged survive the ultimate test?
Find out in A Mighty Good Man…3 Days. 2 People. 1 Story.
“I guess there are advantages to having an aunt who owns a restaurant,” Hank said over a mouthful of hoagie.
“I’d say.” Jack watched intently as she licked a dab of sauce from her knuckle. Hot damn, she made that look good. He wanted to lean in and take a taste for himself. Instead, he settled for another bite of his own sandwich.
“God, I haven’t had a Mighty Ricky in ages.” She took another enormous bite. “These rock.”
“You were pretty jacked up about them yesterday.”
“What do you mean?” She stopped, mid-bite.
“You told me they were one of your most popular sandwiches. I made a few since then, so I decided to see what all the hype was about.” He chewed thoughtfully. “A meatball and an Italian hoagie hybrid.” He swallowed. “Damn. That’s good.”
Rebecca E. Neely was born and raised in a small town in western Pennsylvania. Her father, an English teacher and a writer, instilled in her a love of words, and literature, especially short stories, at a young age. Her mother, a voracious reader, gave her Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild as a Christmas gift when she was nine, and Rebecca’s been hooked on reading stories of all stripes ever since.
Rebecca enjoys finding, and reading new authors via her Kindle. Live music inspires her, as do the family and friends she’s blessed to have in her life.
Rebecca holds a B.S. in Accounting from Penn State University, and worked in that field for about a decade. Since 2001, Rebecca has freelanced, writing a wide variety of copy for local magazines, and businesses all over the country. She is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), the Western Pennsylvania Romance Writers (WPRW), and is honored to serve as a judge for several writing contests each year.
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