Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Teriyaki Chicken Wings!

Here's another recipe from Cowboy Bliss to go along with the fried rice recipe I posted last week. You can add more of the La Choy sauce before the second broiling if you like, but they really don't need it.  

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Wings


4 pounds chicken wings

½ cup Kikkoman Teriyaki sauce (or soy sauce)
1 tsp garlic paste (or minced garlic)
1 tsp ginger paste (or minced ginger)
1 tsp Chinese Five Spice powder (optional)

Baste with:
La Choy Teriyaki sauce to taste

Rinse and cut apart wings (I trim off the wing tips) and place in a large bowl, preferably one with a lid. Mix marinade ingredients together. Pour marinade over wings and stir. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or until ready to cook. 
Remove wings from marinade and place in a single layer on a large baking sheet or broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat (this is the second rung in my oven) about 8 to 10 min. on each side. A lot of the fat will cook out of the chicken skin, leaving it crispy and browned. 
Transfer wings to the slow cooker a few at a time, drizzling each layer with La Choy Teriyaki sauce. Go easy with it. It’s thicker and sweeter than Kikkoman, and a little goes a long way. 
Cook the wings on low 4 to 5 hours. When done, broil again for a few minutes if crispier wings are desired (recommended). 
Allow to cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Basic Fried Rice

In my current work in progress, Cowboy Bliss, the heroine is a bunkhouse cook. Writing her character has inspired me to post a few recipes. You can add chicken or shrimp or whatever you like to this, but it's pretty darn good just the way it is.

Basic Fried Rice


1 medium onion, chopped
4 or 5 baby carrots, chopped
1/3 cup frozen peas, if you have them (I didn’t)
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
4 tablespoons oil for stir-frying, or as needed
4 cups cooked rice
1 - 2 tablespoons soy sauce


Chop onions and carrots. Lightly beat the eggs with the salt and pepper.
Heat a wok or frying pan and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the eggs. Cook, stirring, until they are lightly scrambled but not too dry. Remove the eggs and add 2 more tablespoons oil. Add the onions, baby carrots, and peas. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the rice and soy sauce and stir-fry for a few more minutes until the rice is heated through. Add the scrambled egg back into the pan. Mix thoroughly and serve!

Oh, and here's the cover of the book, which I'm guessing will be released in the fall of 2015. 

Kinda makes you want to volunteer to cook for him, doesn't it?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's Release Day for Rebel!

This is gonna be a crazy month! Right now, I'm headed to the Fab 5 Launch Party on Facebook! I hope you'll join me there!


I'll be doing an end of the tour blog post here on July 31st, with prizes and fun!

The Cat Star Chronicles: REBEL!

Having made a fortune selling his services in the Zetithian Palace brothel for the past ten years, Onca has finally decided to retire. A refugee of the destruction of the planet Zetith, he has no family, no surname, and no woman has ever touched his heart—until he rescues a homeless young Zetithian woman from a Herpatronian kidnapper. 

Kimcasha Shrovenach has lived on the streets of Damenk since the age of ten when Nedwuts wiped out her entire family. She has had to steal in order to survive, which makes her reluctant to notify the police when three of her friends vanish. Her plan to use herself as bait to discover her friends’ fate goes awry when Onca intervenes. 
Kim’s initial distrust evaporates when Onca offers her food and shelter as well as his help in locating her missing friends. The attraction between Kim and Onca is immediate and intense, but Onca considers himself to be too jaded and used for such an innocent young woman. Kim has never met a man she can love and soon realizes that Onca is the one she’s been waiting for.
Together with a gang comprised of cooks, prostitutes, and street urchins, Onca and Kim attempt to bring down the conspiracy behind a string of brothels filled with homeless orphans kidnapped from the streets of Damenk for use as sex slaves. Kim fully intends to spend the rest of her life loving Onca. But first, she must find her missing friends—and rescue him.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

REBEL's Blog Tour Begins Tomorrow!

Don't miss the Facebook Launch Celebration. Lots of books and goodies will be given away. I'll be at the event from 3:30 to 4:00 pm and from 6:30 to 7:00 pm EDT!

Looks like a pretty busy month, doesn't it? Many of these sites are hosting giveaways, so be sure to comment on as many posts as you can to increase your chances to win! I'll be doing the final post here on my blog, where I'll be giving away a very special prize to one lucky winner! Good luck!

Out of My Mind
Paranormal Haven
Casa Author Blog
Miranda 79/Fresh Fiction
Cheryl's Book Nook
Reading Between the Wines

You Gotta Read / In Shadows
Long and Short Reviews
Fresh Fiction
Book Lovin' Mamas

Night Owl Reviews
Romance Junkies
Love Romance Passion
Ramblings from this Chick
The Reading Addict


Literary Escapism
Embracing Romance

Harlequin Junkie





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