Friday, March 30, 2012

Hot Southern Cooking with Dance with a Millionaire

By: Casey Crow

My f/m erotic DANCE WITH A MILLIONAIRE came out last week!

Southern belle Campbell Layne is the rising star of the Manhattan Ballet Theatre, providing
she lands the upcoming principal role. The stage heats up, however, when Rod
Carrington steps in and teaches her more than she ever expected.

Campbell is determinedto stay focused on the audition that will push her into stardom, but the
dazzling attorney she meets at a gala proves to be a major distraction
especially when he ends up being her professor in a college class she’s taking
in her spare time. Campbell humiliates herself on their first date, but that
doesn’t stop Rod from whisking her off to Italy and turning her into quite the
vixen. Too bad he also had to use his powerful influence to secure the lead for
her. Now she’ll never know if her talent was real or “bought” by the man she
thought was the love of her life.

In DANCE WITH A MILLIONAIRE, Campbell and Rod are foodies. They wine and dine at Jean Georges in New York City and two other fabulous places in Italy. After that, Campbell cooks Rod a down home meal complete with collards, cornbread, mashed potatoes, fried chicken, and apple pie. She throws in grits, too. What’s more Southern than that? Here's one of my favorite recipes for grits. It's spicy, just like DWAM. Hope you enjoy it.

Jalapeno Cheese Grits

2 cups quick-cooking grits
2 1/2 cups grated extra-sharp Cheddar
1 stick unsalted butter
1 tablespoon hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
3 large eggs, well beaten
2 jalapenos, finely diced
1/4 cup canned chopped green chiles
Garlic salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cook the grits according to the directions on the back of the package. Remove from the heat and add next 6 ingredients (Cheddar through chilies). Stir well and season with garlic salt, to taste. Pour into a buttered 9-inch baking dish and bake for 1 hour. Let cool slightly before slicing and

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Wynter Daniels said...

I love books with foodie characters. Allows me an escape from constant dieting;-) Congrats on the release - sounds terrific.

Casey Crow said...

Thanks, Wynter! Those were fun scenes to write!

Naima Simone said...

Oh wow! My son would LOVE these grits!! He loves grits, cheese and spicy anything! I must try them. Congratulations on your new release, Casey!!

Callie Croix said...

That sounds so delish! I don't think I can get grits up here though. I've never seen them in the grocery stores, anyhow. *pouts*
I do, however, make a mean cornbread.

Dalton Diaz said...

I have to admit, I'm not a grits lover. Even the word in conjunction with food is a turn off. But add cheese and chilies and I'm so there!