Monday, July 8, 2013

Release Day ~ Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris ~ Recipe I'd Love to Make with My Sweetheart!!

Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris released today! In honor of this release Rachel Harris had the brilliant idea to post recipes! I believe the options were: a recipe you like to make or a recipe you would love to make with your sweetheart. (There may have been more options. I can't quite remember.) Anyway, the one I chose was a recipe I would love to make with my sweetheart. Actually, I have done just that. :) My sweetheart's name is Matt by the way. He has Nephropathic Cystinosis as well. We met in an online support group for adults with Cystinosis. (If you would like to hear more about that "story" let me know. I may post something here in that case.)

Before we get into the recipe let's see some more about this book. :) 


GoodReads Blurb:
One sexy fire captain. One Cajun chef, One combustible kitchen…

When chef Colby Robicheaux returned home to New Orleans to save her family restaurant, the last person she expected to reconnect with was her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. As tempting as a sugar-coated beignet, Jason is one dish she doesn’t want to taste. Colby is counting down the days till she can leave the place where her distrust of love and commitment originated and go back to Vegas.

Fire captain Jason Landry isn’t looking for love, either. He knows he should focus on finding the perfect mother for his daughter, but when he first sees Colby, all grown up and gorgeous, he can’t help but be drawn to her. And when she suggests a no-strings-attached fling, Jason doesn’t want to say no.

As their relationship grows more intense, Colby finds that Jason isn’t as easy to leave behind as she thought. Could turning up the heat on something real be worth the possibility of getting burned?

This recipe is one of my absolute favorites. It's a well known Italian dish. It's become known as my signature dish. I love to cook. (Also, I'm Italian. And I was also raised quite Italian). Without further adieu, the recipe is:

Chicken Marsala:
1 lb thin sliced chicken cutlet
1/2 cup flour - add salt & pepper to taste
10oz package of baby bella mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 + 2 tablespoons butter (see instructions)
2/3 cup Holland House Marsala Cooking Wine
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup heavy cream (can substitute half & half or whole milk)
1 tablespoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Dredge chicken lightly in flour mixture; set aside.
Brown mushrooms in 2 tablespoons butter. Remove from pan.
Add 2 tablespoons butter to pan, add chicken, brown lightly on each side.
Remove chicken from pan.
Put mushrooms back in pan.
Add the Marsala wine and the water.
Add parsley and garlic salt.
Simmer 1-2 minutes.
Add heavy cream.
Simmer 1-2 minutes.
Put chicken in pan with sauce.
Simmer 4-5 minutes.

Serve over whole grain penne pasta.

I hope if you decide to make this recipe that you enjoy it! :)

About the Author:

Rachel Harris grew up in New Orleans, where she watched soap operas with her grandmother and stayed up late sneak reading her mama’s favorite romance novels. Now a Cajun cowgirl living in Houston, she still stays up way too late reading her favorite romances, only now, she can do so openly. She firmly believes life’s problems can be solved with a hot, powdered-sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.

When not typing furiously or flipping pages in an enthralling romance, she homeschools her two beautiful girls and watches reality television with her amazing husband. Taste The Heat is her adult romance debut. She’s the author of MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY and A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES. She loves hearing from readers! Find her at

I hope you enjoyed this blog post! If you enjoy romance I think you should check out Taste the Heat. I'm currently reading it and enjoying it. Also, there is a giveaway below!

This Release Day was organized by:

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