Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Recipe From Cynthia Hickey's new cozy - ANYTHING FOR A STORY

In Anything For a Story, Stormi Nelson, best-selling romance author, cooks and freezes casseroles as a way to relax and clear her head. Here is one of the recipes mentioned in the book:


1/4c butter
1 cup of Minute rice
1 can French onion soup
Four chicken breasts
Melt butter. Place in 9 x 13 baking dish. Add rice. Place chicken on top. Pour soup over chicken. Add one can of water. Cover with foil. Cook for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, then uncover and cook additional 15 minutes.
Stormi Nelson, best-selling romance author, moved into her huge Victorian house in the private community of Oak Meadows Estates. When her agent tells her that her characters are becoming too cardboard and that she needs to get out and mingle with people, she comes up with the idea of a Neighborhood Watch Program. The only problem is … she’s the only member. On her first night of patrol, she stumbles over a dead body, meets a hunky detective, who happens to be her neighbor and clearly frustrated with her, and her mother, sister, niece and nephew arrive to shake up Stormi’s peaceful life. As she is immersed ever deeper into the mystery surrounding a neighbor’s murder, she decides to change writing tactics and write a romantic mystery based on her experiences. What follows is a frolicking good time as Stormi finds herself the nosiest neighbor of them all. Can she find the killer before she becomes the next victim?

The winner of the healthy/quick recipe contest is ... Carolsue and she wins a Jillian Bradley mystery of her choice.
Multi-published and Best-Selling author Cynthia Hickey had three cozy mysteries and two novellas published through Barbour Publishing. Her first mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, won first place in the inspirational category of the Great Expectations contest in 2007. Her third cozy, Chocolate-Covered Crime, received a four-star review from Romantic Times. All three cozies have been re-released as ebooks through the MacGregor Literary Agency, along with a new cozy series, all of which stay in the top 50 of Amazon’s ebooks for their genre. She has several historical romances releasing in 2013 and 2014 through Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents, and has sold more than 150,000 copies of her works. She is active on FB, twitter, and Goodreads. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs and two cats. She has five grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”. Visit her website at


  1. I should take up that hobby! I know the family would love it if I relaxed by stocking the freezer with yummy food! :)

  2. I'm doing a board on Pinterest for quick meals. I'll have to add this one - thanks, Cynthia!
    ~Nancy Jill

  3. Oh yum! That one's a keeper Cynthia:) Thanks for sharing!


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