Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tasty Tuesday & A Teaser ~ Harlie Williams

Thanks for visiting A Passion for Romance today. 
We have started a new schedule for Tuesdays called

Tasty Tuesday & A Teaser
Every Tuesday we'll welcome an Author who will share a foodie type post
with a recipe or two and some book promo!
Today please help me welcome Harlie Williams :)
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Fluff and other stuff

 I love Fluff.  No not the girlie kind of fluff.  The salad that I grew up with called Fluff.  My grandmother made it forever.  It’s simple to make.  You only use 5 ingredients.  Maybe 6 if you want to add nuts.  It’s one of those recipes that kids can make and grownups devour in an instant.  When I talk about Fluff, most people’s eyes gloss over and I can tell that they have been transported back to their youth.  Unfortunately, our son can’t STAND the stuff.  I know the irony of it all.  Which brings me to the real topic at hand…I can’t bake. 

Yes, I will admit that I can’t bake worth a crap.  At least not scratch baking.  If it’s out of box, I’m your girl.  I finally figured it out when I couldn’t make scratch biscuits.  Yes, biscuits.  I’m Southern, I live in Texas, and I should be able to make a simple biscuit but not me.  They come out looking like little hockey pucks.  I cried on Friday when they came out of the oven.  My husband was very diplomatic about it but still…they were hockey pucks.  *sigh* It’s very depressing. 

Now on the other hand I can cook up a storm.  My mother was a gourmet cook so cooking from scratch is very easy to me.  I can look at my pantry and come up with some wonderful meals for our family.  No embarrassing mishaps, just good foods that even our son will eat.  So without further ado here are my two recipes.  Enjoy!


1 carton of Cool Whip
1 box of Jell-O (do not make)
1 can of fruit, drained (I use fruit cocktail so I can eat all of the cherries.  He he!)
1 8 oz. container of cottage cheese or ricotta cheese, rinsed
1 bag of small marshmallows
Pecans, if you like nuts

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.  Yes, just dump the Jell-O in there.  It’s for color.  Make sure that it has mixed well.  Chill in refrigerator for a couple of hours or overnight. 

That’s it.  Fluff!


2 lbs Ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
3 tablespoons Ketchup
2 large eggs
1 slice of bread
1 teaspoon of salt
¾ teaspoon of pepper
GLAZE (can be omitted)
¼ cup Ketchup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons of Light Brown Sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Lightly spray a 9 X 5 loaf pan.  Press ingredients into the pan.  Bake for 30 minutes.  If you are using the glaze, take the pan out of the oven after 30 minutes and put glaze on.  Bake another 30 minutes.  Check meat temperature and you are done.

Again, the Glaze is optional but always taste it before putting it on.  I make adjustments every time when I make this.  Enjoy!

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The Couple
        Harlie Williams 
               A Contemporary Romance
A woman has one thing on her mind tonight…sex. Dirty, sweaty, kinky sex with a cowboy. With her man gone more than he is at home, she needs the release.
After being away for two weeks, a cowboy goes looking for someone to play with for the night. Being away is part of the job but not having someone to come home to is hurting his soul. Feeling disconnected in his love life, the red head will be perfect.
Once they meet, can one night of pure passion led to more than just a one night stand for either of them? Communication is the key to every relationship. Can these two find a way to connect emotionally or are they destined for heartache.
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Excerpt (PG-13 for language)
“What’s a girl like you doing at a bar like this?” he asked.
Her voice was a purr, like a cat well satisfied with its stolen pitcher of cream. “I’m looking for someone special.”
Hoping that she meant him he asked, “Did you find him yet?”
“Maybe.” The glint in her eye told him he was definitely in the running.  However, I’m not looking to hook up with just any old cowboy.  He must be able to go the full eight seconds and come back for more.”  She eyed him from head to toe.  “Think you can handle that?”
Oh, I can most definitely handle you sweetheart.
Not wanting to seem too eager he replied, “I’m not sure but I’m willing to try.”
“Do or do not.  There is no try.”  He struggled not to let his grin escape.  The fact that she was trying to seduce him made his dick twitch.
“Let’s just say I’m looking to burn off some pent up frustration. A little excess energy.  And I’ve got plenty to burn.”
The way she shivered at his words, he knew he almost had her.  He winked as she licked her crimson lips and blew out a small breath.  Damn what this woman is doing to him. 
He pushed her knees apart with his left leg and was rewarded with the amazing scent of her arousal.  The knowledge she was wet for him had him close to going off in his jeans. 
Houston, we have lift-off!
“Why don’t you have a seat cowboy and we’ll talk about it.”
She gasped when he shocked her with a brush of his lips against hers; fighting with everything he had not to deepen the kiss. 
Patience, patience.
He would play her game for the moment but sooner or later, she would be his.  Tied up and begging for more. 
He asked her, “Now about that eight second ride?”
Author Bio:
When she is not trying to be Super Blogger and reviewing for her own site, Harlie is a stay at home mom with a 3rd grade son that keeps her busy with all of his stuff.  Married for 9 years to her own hero and still madly in love with him, she wouldn’t change a thing about her life.  Okay, maybe living in Ireland or New Zealand but those are just pipe dreams. 
A certifiable sports nut, she craves college football (OU Sooners and Texas A&M Aggies), Baseball (Texas Rangers and Houston Astros), Dallas Stars hockey and Houston Texans football.  After working for the Dallas Stars Hockey Club for 5 years and naming her son after Brian Leetch you’d think she write a hockey story.  Nope, been there, done that and the t-shirt is a rag.  She prefers just to watch the game now.  Less stress.
Harlie loves to hear from readers and other authors.  You can find her on Facebook most days.  Unless, she’s sitting in the carpool line.  The bane of her existence.
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Giveaway:    Harlie is giving away an ebook copy of THE COUPLE and SWAG
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1 comment:

  1. This feature is going to be so much fun! I love cooking almost as much as I love reading and writing romance!