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Passionate Cooks cookbook is available for download today

Well, today’s the day.  My Meatloaf recipe is now available for download for Free in the eCookbook Passionate Cooks.  Of course I’m proud of my recipe, but there are over 150 recipes in this book!

Below is the press release from All Romance eBooks, the wonderful e-book store that came up with the idea for this cookbook the first place.

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Food and love have a long association, but today digital romance retailer All Romance takes the concept one step further with the release of the free eBook Passionate Cooks, filled with over 150 recipes from those who know love best·romance authors.

Contributors include veteran writers, as well as debut authors. There are traditionally published, those with digital-first publishers, and those who are self-published, all sharing their culinary favorites.

The cookbook includes New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Mari Carr’s Wild Irish Cream of Crab Soup recipe. Western GBLT author BA Tortuga contributes a dish as spicy and colorful as the straight-shooting author herself with Ranch Hands a blend of Tabasco, salsa, onions and cumin, added to pinto beans, eggs, Canadian bacon and cheddar cheese and served in a tortilla. And for those of you who are feeling extra creative and sexy, there’s the Avocado Dip that doubles as body paint from mystery writer Marcia James.

Some recipes are simple, such as Down Home Mac & Cheese, while some are more exotic, such as Spicy Shrimp Risotto. There are even some gluten-free selections, like the Sweet and Spicy Gluten-Free Lo Mein-ish Noodles from erotica author Sommer Marsden. And a few are perfectly timed for a Halloween, such as Tracey H. Kitt’s Gamberi del Diavolo or Shrimp of the Devil.

Much like romance novels themselves, the dishes range from spicy to sweet. From desserts with historical overtones, such as Early American Ginger Cutouts, to those with a more modern and exotic flare, like the Hot Cha Cha Cha Chipotle Cake, there’s something to satisfy the taste of every food lover.

The enthusiasm of the contributing authors has been overwhelming. One author has created a Passionate Cooks apron, bag, mouse pad and bookmarks as a giveaway to promote the launch, said Julie Cummings, ARe’s manager of marketing and publicity. Cummings is speaking of author Rhonda Laurel, who contributed the recipe for Blissful Banana Pudding Trifle.

The October release of this 250-page free download will be accompanied by, among other events, guest blog posts by the authors at ARe Café, and photos of the dishes posted at ARe’s Pinterest account. Readers can keep track of the happenings on Twitter at the hashtag #AReCooks or on the Passionate Cooks Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/PassionateCooks.

All Romance eBooks, LLC was founded in 2006, is privately held in partnership, and headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. The company owns All Romance (allromanceebooks.com), which specializes in the sale of romance eBooks, OmniLit (omnilit.com), which sells both fiction and non-fiction eBooks, and ARe Cafe (arecafe.com), a community for passionate bibliophiles.

The poll is ready!

All right ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to vote.  Please look at these pictures and let me know which one I should send in for the cookbook advertisements.  I know they are all very similar.  That’s why it’s so difficult for me to choose.

Meatloaf Image 1

Meatloaf Image 2

Meatloaf Image 3

Meatloaf Image 4

So have at it.  This is my first poll so I’m not sure how well it will work.  🙂

Thank you for voting!!

Passionate Cooks

Recently, I had the opportunity to submit my meatloaf recipe for the All Romance eBooks’ new promotional cookbook, Passionate Cooks: Recipes from Today’s Hottest Romance Authors.  Of course, I jumped at the chance.  I was notified of my recipe’s acceptance a short time later.

Since then, I’ve had the great pleasure to review some of the other selected recipes and I have to say, they all look incredibly yummy.  Over 150 recipes from some amazing authors.  And the book is free.

Now here is where I need your help.  I’ve been asked to submit a picture of my meatloaf.  Last night I followed my recipe to the letter and the loaf came out perfect.  Instead of serving it from the pan as I’ve done on so many occasions, I moved it to a platter and took picture after picture.  I need to decide which picture looks the best.  I will be creating a poll later today so everyone can help me choose.  Check my new Passionate Cooks page later to vote.