Thursday, September 27, 2012

Author, author... all about it !!

Today we have a guest post and this author is sharing a recipe and her newest book release!!!

I love recipes :)

Please welcome:      Wendi Zwaduk

I got this from the Neelys and it's called Green Beans and Bacon.  I know.  Super hard title.  But it's REALLY good - even if I'm bad and leave off the pecans!  And since it's the season to share and watch the leaves...and eat yummy food, here's

Green Beans and Bacon !!

Total Time:  35 min.
Prep:  15 min.
Cook:  20 min.
Yield:  6 to 8 servings
Level:  Easy

2 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
Kosher salt
1/2 pound bacon, roughly chopped
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Freshly ground pepper


Toss the green beans into a large pot of boiling salted water and cook until bright green in color and crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.  Drain the beans and shock in a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.  Drain the beans again and pat dry.

Cook the bacon in a large, heavy saute pan until crisp, about 5 minutes.  Remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.  Spoon off the excess bacon grease, leaving 2 tablespoons in the pan.  Add the onion to the pan and saute until soft and very tender, 4 to 5 minutes.  Sprinkle in the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until just fragrant, about 1 more minute.  Add the reserved green beans and the pecans and cook until heated through, 5 to 6 minutes more.  Return the bacon to the pan, pour in the lemon juice and toss.  Season with salt and pepper.

And now a little about my latest release,
One More Night!

Fear can blind.  Will love show the way in the dark?  All it takes is one more night...

Three years ago, Jenna ran away from what should have been the best night of her life.  Letting her fear and shame get in the way of true happiness has haunted her ever since.  it's time to move on and put the past behind her.  A date through the 1Night Stand service is the perfect opportunity to start living life again.

When the love of his life slipped through his fingers, Drake hated to let her go.  A near-death accident prevented him from going after her.  But after three years of recovery and waiting, he's ready to take back what's his, and he'll do whatever it takes to keep her from running again.

Can Madame Eve work a miracle or will love lose out to pride and fear?

Available now from Decadent Publishing and Amazon.

Want to know more about Wendi Zwaduk?  Here you go:

I always dreamt of writing the stories in my head. Tall, dark, and handsome heroes are my favorites, as long as he has an independent woman keeping him in line. I earned a BA in education at Kent State University and currently hold a Masters in Education with Nova Southeastern University.   

I love NASCAR, romance, books in general, Ohio farmland, dirt racing, and my menagerie of animals.  I also write under the pen name of Megan Slayer. I’m published with Total-E-Bound, Changeling Press, Liquid Silver Books, Turquoise Morning Press, Decadent Publishing and The Wild Rose Press. Come join me for this fantastic journey!  
If you like my work, tell your friends and email me.  I love hearing from readers!

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 Wendi, thank you so much for being with us today and sharing that recipe!!! I am definitely going to be making that and i'm totally with you about leaving the pecans off :) about One More Night... love the sound of that book and can't wait to buy my copy !!!
Thanks again for being here and please come back and visit us anytime !!!
Until next time, happy reading !


  1. Great recipe, and I look forward to reading One More Night. All the best!

  2. I hope you enjoy the book and the beans! :-) Talk about a combo! I'm glad I got to hang out with you today. Always a blast. :-)

  3. That recipe sounds yummy! Congrats on your upcoming release, Wendy! Love the blurb. I will definitely be adding it to my TBB list. :)
    Thanks for sharing.