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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 Melissa Keir, and her recipe for Hot Dogs Ala Fullington Style, along with an introduction to her book, Redeeming Love. Please join me in welcoming Melissa Keir and savor her recipe Hot Dogs Ala Fullington Style as you read about her new book.

This recipe is a simple one and great for those on a budget or living at a Frat house. But I was shocked when my Michigan husband had never heard of it. So I asked around. Some friends claim to have known about it for years, while others only tried it while they lived in a certain state. Growing up, my family wouldn’t have wasted—erm..used beer in such a way, although we cooked with beer for our fish. So I’ve come to believe this elusive recipe is one passed on by friends. ❤

It was perfect for my single and lonely hero in Redeeming Love. After all, there’s no reason you have to cook with only one beer….the other can be enjoyed by the chef.


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1 can beer- any brand (just not the expensive stuff)

1 package hot dogs (again-pick your favorite)

1 package buns and toppings

Open the can of beer. Take one drink. Pour the rest into a saucepan. Set it on the stove to simmer.

When the beer is heated, place as many hot dogs as you plan to eat (or will fit) into the pan. Return the pan to simmer, being careful to watch so as the beer doesn’t evaporate or the hot dogs don’t swell and explode. Remove from heat after thoroughly heated and place into buns and top.

**This recipe can be done with brats or kielbasa as easily, and just as deliciously.**


He said, she said…..

Andrea Gill is America’s sweetheart after winning Olympic gold in Woman’s swimming, but she is hiding a secret she’s kept since she was in high school.

Jason Dree loved and lost the girl of his dreams when he was a junior at Lucasville High. He’s never heard the truth about why she left and it’s hunted his life.

What happens when Jason and Andrea finally reunite, will they continue to battle their demons or will the love they share, redeem them?


“As he ran the damp rag over his face, he noticed a patch of gray hair at his temple. His father had been gray by his thirties and it appeared Jason was following suit. He dropped the cloth back into the sink, unbuttoned his shirt, and peeled off his clothes. The cool air puckered along his arms and revitalized him after the long day. Standing in his boxers, Jason took a ‘whore’s bath,’ cleaning up enough for dinner alone.

The silence depressed him. The home felt empty after the years of happy conversations and family celebrations. After his parents’ deaths, Jason hadn’t wanted to move. While he’d spent a great deal of money updating it, he hadn’t done it with a specific woman in mind. He’d hoped someday to bring a wife here and start his own family. But so far, he hadn’t found ‘the one.’ Lately, he didn’t have the energy for dating—the chase, the getting to know someone, or creating dreams of what might be. Oh, he’d been in love before but not seriously since high school, when his perfect girl broke his heart.”

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Meet the Author

For my wedding in Vegas, my books and computer came with me but there wasn’t enough room for my wedding shoes. It’s all about priorities! As an avid reader, I was probably born with a book in hand. Luckily my mom was also an avid reader, so it was easy to “borrow” her books when my books were finished.

I was reading from an early age about dashing men on horseback riding to the rescue of strong willed and capable women who didn’t really need rescuing. I came to expect that women in fairy tales should have fought their own battles. When I was older, I found Margaret Atwood and realized that women could re-tell history in their own way and I experimented with changing those basic fairy tales.

Fortunately for me, my husband allows me the opportunity to be myself (spend my salary on books) and still takes care of the really important things for me like killing spiders and opening jars. As an elementary teacher, teaching children about the many worlds inside of books is a gift that I’m lucky enough to do for a living. Teaching the next generation to love reading is a lot of fun! Reading the right book can make a new world come alive!

Currently living in the suburbs of Ann Arbor, Michigan with my darling husband, way-too-grown-up children and spoiled dogs, I enjoy getting away through a book to escape the harsh winters or summer road construction.

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