Investigatin' Recipes


Food often provides interesting flavor to fiction. Here you will find a variety of my recipe favorites. Those with the asterisks are recipes for foods that are favorites of other authors or used by them to enhance the scenes in their novels.

                      *Hot Water Cornbread

   (from Annette O’Hare’s novel, Northern Light)



        *Lemon Curd Maids of Honor Tarts

(from Linore Burkard’s Before the Season Ends)


             *Chicken Tortellini Soup

  (From Dawn Kinzer’s Where Love Is Planted)


                    *Biscuits, Una’s and Una’s Chocolate Gravy

                    (from Kathy Harris’s Deadly Conclusion)


                                 *North Pole Special

              (from A Fifth of the Story by Katherine Hutchison-Hayes)


*Fruit and Arugula Salad

(from Karin Beery’s Finally Forever)


           *Lazy Man’s Stir Fry 

(From Recapturing Her Heart by Jennifer Slattery)


             Lettie’s Cornbread 

(from When You Smile for Me by Mary A. Felkins)


(Inspired by We Three Kings, A Romance Collection by Crystal Caudill, Cara Putman, & Angela Ruth Strong)

    *Cranberry Walnut Muffins

(from The Lost Box: A Hamilton Harbor Christmas Novella by Sally Jo Pitts)

                       *Pumpkin Muffins

(from Travis W. Inman, author of novella “Charity’s Shadow” in Where Blooms Love)

               *Shelia’s Tomato Basil Soup

(from Shelia Stovall’s “Welcome Home to Redbird Falls” novella in Where Blooms Love)


*Spinach and Sun-dried Tomato Quiche

(from PeggySue Wells “Tea for Two” novella in Where Blooms Love)

            *Ham with Pineapple and Cherries 

(Inspired by “My Favorite Leia” novella by Linda Wood Rondeau in Where Blooms Love

           * Cherry Cobbler

(from Author Lane P. Jordan’s “With Every Step You Take” in Where Blooms Love) 


                        *Johnny Cakes

(From author Cynthia L. Simmons novella “To Love Freedom” in Where Blooms Love)


                    *Mincemeat Pie

(from author Zoe M. McCarthy’s Above the Lake)


              *Chalissa’s Easy-Peasy Pasta Dish 

(from author Sarah Hamaker’s Protecting Her Witness)




                      *Easy Pasta Salad

      (inspired by Nora Roberts’ The Collector)





*Adventurous & Easy Orange Sweet Rolls

*African Pizza

*Apple Pie

*Baked Alaska

*Banana Millet Muffins

*Best Homemade Pizza

*Biscuits, Una's & Chocolate Gravy

*Blueberry Cheesecakes

*Brussels Sprout Chips

*Caesar Salad Pizza

*Carrot Muffins, Low-Cal

*Chalissa's Easy-Peasy Pasta Dish

*Cherry Cobbler

*Chewy Brownies

*Chicken & Dumplings

*Chicken Hollandaise

*Chicken Tortellini Soup

*Chocolate Caramels

*Cinnamon Pecan Puffs

*Coffee, A Basic Aromatic Brew

*Cranberry Orange Chicken

*Cranberry Scones, Miss Mildred's

*Cranberry Walnut Bagels

*Cuban Sandwich, Tally-Ho

*Easy Pasta Salad

*Enticing Aroma Lasagna

*Filet Mignon with Rosemary Potatoes


*Fried Apple Pies

*Fried Cornbread

*Fried Pickles

*Fruit & Arugula Salad

*Giant Pancake

*Ginger Glazed Cinnamon Pear Muffins

*Grapefruit Butter Cookie

*Greek Pasta Salad

*Grits Casserole

*Ham with Pineapple and Cherries

*Hearty Vegetable Soup

*Hot Water Cornbread

*Italian Wedding Soup

*Johnny Cakes


*Lazy Man's Stir Fry

*Lemon Curd Maids of Honor Tarts

*Lettie's Cornbread


*Mincemeat Pie

*Mitchell’s Mashed Potatoes

*Mixed Berry Shortcake

*North Pole Special

*Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler


*Pie Crust, Arlene's (and Apricot Filling)

*Pumpkin Muffins

*Quinoa/Almond Flour Pancakes

*Rice Pudding

*Shelia's Tomato Basil Soup

*Spinach and Sun-dried Tomato Quiche

*Strawberry Ice Cream

*Strawberry Pandowdy

*Taco Soup, Quick and Easy

*Texano Burrito

*Topazus Chicken with Cranberry Orange Sauce

*Veggie Wrap Appetizers

Butternut Squash-Tomato Sauce Pizza

Cheesy Broccoli Soup


Chocolate Candy, Easy

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Easter Egg Breakfast

Endurance Beans and Wieners

Fruited Ricotta Cheese

Garden Squash Casserole

Ham, Squash and Rice Oven Meal

Harmonious, Flavorful Butternut Squash Soup

Healthy Meringue Cookies

Hearty Winter Bean Soup

Layered Leftovers from Thanksgiving

Makes Its Own Crust Quiche

New Perspective Chili

Nurturing Christmas Brownies

Nutty Cabbage and Sweet Potatoes

Oreo Birthday Cake

Salmon with Snow Peas

Shepherd’s Pie Two ways

Summer Salad for the 4th of July

Take the Challenge Energy Ball Cookies

Tranquil Spiced Tea

Valentine's Day Apple Pie

Valentine's Day Cookies, Easy

Veggie-Spiked Fruit Smoothie

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