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, Tracey Cramer-Kelly, and her recipe for Chicken Parmesan along with an introduction to her new release, Take Two: a Hollywood Romance. Please join me in welcoming Tracey and savor her recipe for Chicken Parmesan as you read about her new book!
It’s all about bikers this month, as my novella, A Biker’s Kiss, has just “gone live” on Amazon! Find out why Vince thinks kissing is overrated – and how Tori plans to change his mind! All for just 99 cents! Find it at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OJ9M33U/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00OJ9M33U&linkCode=as2&tag=tracrakel0c-20&linkId=2ANGA2BZCL56UP65
Now onto the “Main Course”: Take Two: a Hollywood Romance
The first time the hero (Zac) sees the heroine (Gina) in her home, with her teenage daughters, he is surprised to see her cooking like a normal mom (since he’s only interacted with her on a film set). That first dinner? Chicken Parmesan!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 34 minutes
Total Time: 44 minutes
Yield: Makes 4 Servings
- 4 boneless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- seasoned bread crumbs
- 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 slices mozzarella cheese, or more
- 1 jar (16 oz) spaghetti sauce
- Parmesan cheese
- Slice 8 pieces of mozzarella cheese and put two on each chicken breast. Pour 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce over all. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and a little more mozzarella and bake at 350° for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until bubbly. Serve with spaghetti, garlic bread and a nice green salad.
- Whisk together the egg and milk. Dip the chicken breasts in milk and egg mixture and then in bread crumbs. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken in the hot oil on both sides until golden, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Set chicken in a baking dish.
- (From Colleen Haass)
For Zac Davies, acting has been a way to live someone else’s life ever since his parents were killed. This is his Big Break—and he can’t afford to screw it up.
Director Gina Devereaux has made a name for herself despite the fact that a past humiliation—and broken heart—nearly cost her her career. She’s not about to let anyone close enough to do that again. Especially an actor.
But when Zac falls terribly ill and the producer threatens to destroy everything he and Gina have worked for, she puts her reputation on the line…and allows Zac into her life until he recovers.
Away from the set Zac discovers that Gina is not who he thought she was. She and her daughters give him a whole new outlook on life…and an unexpected gift.
But once back on set, Zac and Gina’s friendship is sorely tested. In the media frenzy that follows, Zac fears that his tragic past and uncertain future have become the story. He must decide where his heart lies: in the world of bright lights and fame…or in the arms of a motorcycle-riding, small-town-at-heart woman with a big chip on her shoulder.
Take Two: a Hollywood Romance is the first book in the Lady Biker Series. The series features four women friends who also happen to be biker chicks. The four women, as different as can be, are bound by their mutual love of motorcycling.
When she’d had enough of dancing they found their blanket at the far edges of the light, up on the hill. She parked herself between his legs and leaned against him as they watched the dancers below.
He leaned in to speak into her ear. “Are you having a good time?”
“Hmm.” Her right arm came up and her hand found its way into the hair at the nape of his neck, creating a pleasant tickling sensation. He tucked his chin into the soft hollow of her neck and inhaled her scent. A sudden image from the night before rose sharply in his mind: Gina on her back, her wrist trapped above her…
“Zachariah,” she said, her voice husky. And just like that, his groin tightened. Was she thinking about the same thing? “Would you take it the wrong way if I kiss you?”
He was sober, but she wasn’t. Was it wrong to feel this attracted to his director?
“This night is about you,” he said. “Whatever you want…”
“I just mean…without it having to mean something…and nothing more…”
She shifted to sit sideways across his lap, and he felt himself becoming aroused.
“Without it being weird in the morning…” she continued.
His hand came around her hips and all he could think was God yes, kiss me.
But she hesitated just short of her mouth on his. A sly smile graced her face as she shifted again, pressing herself into his groin. “I think you would like that, too.”
Before he could form a response, she brought her lips to his. Geez, she even tasted good; a hint of rum-and-coke and pure female…
He’d always prided himself on his control, but he quickly realized that Gina’s fire ran deep. Yes, he was sober, but the smell of her perfume and the feel of the leather smooth against his hands made him feel intoxicated.
Gina shifted again, and before Zac knew it she was straddling him, and he was pulling her hard into him, bringing his own urgency into the kiss, his hands running up the smooth leather of Gina’s chaps and pressing into the small of her back.
They both came up for air at the same time, breaking the spell. They went still, foreheads resting against each other, trying to catch their breath. “Oh boy,” he whispered.
… And Gina giggled.
He couldn’t help it; he chuckled.
It must have been infectious, because Gina giggled again…and he laughed…and they toppled backward.
Buy the Book:
You can purchase Take Two at Amazon, Nook, Kobo, iTunes and other “e” outlets. My Web site (http://www.traceycramerkelly.com/store/) makes it easy to jump directly to your “e” of choice (or print)!
I write about wounded veterans, biker chicks, and famous people with secrets to hide. I like to explore their personal journey, torture them a bit and watch their transformation. My writing draws from my experience as an Army Reserve paramedic, helicopter pilot, and over 20 years of being a “biker chick.” When I’m not writing or running the family motorcycle accessories business, I enjoy hanging out with my husband and kids, especially in the great outdoors.
Connect with Tracey:
Web site/Blog: www.TraceyCramerKelly.com
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/107896458703443726719
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