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.


                      *Easy Pasta Salad

      (inspired by Nora Roberts’ The Collector)


                      *Chewy Brownies

(inspired by And Then There Were Crumbs by Eve Calder)       


                    *Taco Soup, Quick & Easy

(Inspired by Happy Immunity by William A Zahler)


                          Cranberry Orange Chicken

                 (from Winter Deception by Sally Jo Pitts)




(Inspired by Patricia Bradley’s Standoff)





*Ginger Glazed Cinnamon Pear Muffins 

(Inspired by You Are the Reason by Mary A. Felkins)


*Baked Alaska

(Inspired by Deady Ground by Kaye Schmitz)

    (from Amos Wyse’s “Bittersweet Chocolate” novella in Christmas from the Heart)


*Adventurous & Easy Orange Sweet Rolls

*African Pizza

*Apple Pie

*Baked Alaska

*Banana Millet Muffins

*Best Homemade Pizza

*Blueberry Cheesecakes

*Brussels Sprout Chips

*Caesar Salad Pizza

*Carrot Muffins, Low-Cal

*Chewy Brownies

*Chicken & Dumplings

*Chicken Hollandaise

*Chocolate Caramels

*Cinnamon Pecan Puffs

*Coffee, A Basic Aromatic Brew

*Cranberry Orange Chicken

*Cranberry Scones, Miss Mildred's

*Cuban Sandwich, Tally-Ho

*Easy Pasta Salad

*Enticing Aroma Lasagna

*Filet Mignon with Rosemary Potatoes


*Fried Apple Pies

*Fried Cornbread

*Fried Pickles

*Giant Pancake

*Ginger Glazed Cinnamon Pear Muffins

*Grapefruit Butter Cookie

*Greek Pasta Salad

*Grits Casserole

*Hearty Vegetable Soup

*Italian Wedding Soup



*Mitchell’s Mashed Potatoes

*Mixed Berry Shortcake

*Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

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

*Quinoa/Almond Flour Pancakes

*Rice Pudding

*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


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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