From the Author
From Maddie James...
I didn't grow up doing much cooking other than following the recipe on the back of the Toll House chocolate chips bag, or the directions on the back of the pizza box--but what I did learn was how to be creative. My sister and I experimented with pizza toppings, just to make it a little different. That included hotdogs, pickles, and likely an overdose of oregano. Who can forget the Velveeta cheese? We didn't care how it turned out, really, and our Dad always ate every bite. Having a rare Coke with those homemade pizzas was a treat, and we loved every minute of it.
Over the years, I acquired a family and my cooking skills were perfected. I suppose that Home Economics degree taught me a few things about technique, as well. As a writer, I've also been keeping a food journal for years. The result? The dabbling in, the talking about, and the sharing of recipes--not to mention coercing friends and acquaintances to give up their best stories and recipes--culminates into this creation, Family Stories, Family Recipes. I hope you enjoy.
Some recipes and stories included in this volume:
- Birthday Request Beef Stroganoff
- Fried Rice
- A Cincinnati Chili Knock-off
- Guess My Ex Was Good For Something, Hot Chicken Casserole
- Please Pass The Turketti
- Aunt Lizzie's Pork Chops
- Make Your Man Propose Chicken
- My Family's Gumbo
- Kim's Lasagna
- Pasta Lee
- Daddy Bob Beans
- Mucked Up Fudge
About the Author
Maddie James, romance author? Or, Maddie James, cookbook author? Yes, the two are one in the same. Maddie James is a former Home Economics teacher turned romance fiction author turned cookbook author. Cooking and creating recipes has long been a hobby but she never really seriously considered writing cookbooks until a few years ago. Family Stories, Family Recipes Cookbook is her first foray into the cookbook writing world. It might possibly not be her last attempt, so stay tuned! To find out more about Maddie James and her romance writing, please visit www.mjnovelist.com