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How to Cook Up a Disaster (DIY Dating Book 1) by [Rachel Elizabeth Cole]
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"How to Cook Up a Disaster is a light and breezy short that combines humor, cooking and a splash of romance." ~ Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of Pursuing the Times

"Five out of five stars." ~ Limerence Magazine


"A fun novelette."~ Razberry Juice

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If I'd known what was in store for me that day,I would have convinced Mom to order take-out, locked the cat on the porch andnever, ever allowed my father in the same room as my Aunt Ginny. But, being thedutiful daughter I was, I took the bus to Mom's place that morning, prepared tobake and roast and decorate and otherwise make Grampy Joe's one-hundredthbirthday party the best it could be.

Mom greeted me atthe door, her blonde hair pinned back in a youthful hairstyle that actuallyseemed to make her look older, her beach-ball-sized belly poking out from underthe words 'Kiss the Cook' emblazoned on the front of her apron.

"Hi, sweetie," shesaid and planted a token kiss on my cheek.

"How's the baby?"I asked, trying to keep my tone light. The baby had been a sore spot between mymother and me since she'd announced she was pregnant just shortly after herforty-fourth birthday, claiming with a laugh that if my brothers and I weren'tgoing to come through with the grandchildren, this was the next best thing.That's right. Who needs grandchildren when you can simply divorce your husbandof twenty-one years, marry a guy ten years younger, and start a whole newfamily? I pasted what I hoped was a convincing smile on my face.

"Fine, fine." Shepatted her belly and smiled. "She's been boxing with my insides these last fewdays. I think she wants out, but she's got to wait another two weeks."

Mom was determinedthe baby was a she, even though she refused to let the technician verify thesex at any of her three ultrasounds.

I unwound my scarffrom my neck. "So where's this cake I'm supposed to ice?"

Mom flashed me asmile that was part sympathy, part malicious grin, and led me into the kitchen.The countertops were already cluttered with dirty pots, assorted utensils,mixing bowls, turkey-stuffing ingredients and four empty boxes of cake mix. Ahuge slab of white cake was lying benignly on the table in the adjoining nook,looking quite naked without its icing.

"There you go,"Mom said and stuck a huge mixing bowl full of butter icing under my nose. "Haveat it."

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  • File Size : 223 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 76 pages
  • Publication Date : October 1, 2012
  • Language: : English
  • Publisher : Tangled Oak Press; 2nd Edition (October 1, 2012)
  • ASIN : B009KIGZUM
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 32 ratings