Friday, April 28, 2017

Finicky Friday - BEEF AND BLUE CHEESE STUFFED MUSHROOMS




BEEF AND BLUE CHEESE STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Hey everyone, time for Finicky Friday again! These perfectly bite-sized mushrooms are stuffed with a savory blend of ground beef, blue cheese, and chives.


Total Recipe Time: 40 to 50 minutes
Makes 36 to 40 mushrooms



INGREDIENTS

1/2 pound Ground Beef 

1/4 teaspoon salt

36 to 40 small button or cremini mushrooms (about 1-1/2 to 2-inch diameter)

1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese

1/4 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs

3 tablespoons minced chives

1/2 teaspoon steak seasoning blend 

Minced fresh chives (optional) 



INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove and reserve stems from mushrooms. Season mushroom caps with salt; set aside. Mince stems to yield 1/2 cup; discard remaining stems.

Combine Ground Beef, minced stems, blue cheese, bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons chives and steak seasoning. Spoon beef mixture evenly into mushrooms.

Place stuffed mushrooms on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 375°F oven 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with additional chives, if desired.



~Test Kitchen Tips


Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Winner of the In Enemy Hands contest!



Sorry I'm so late with this y'all! Time just got away from me, with all we've had going on here lately. *shakes head* I really hope we don't have to do with whole car/truck shopping deal again any time soon. Plus, trying to get used to a new car after not driving for so long has been... interesting. It's like learning to drive all over again. It's exhausting.

So! The winner is: Laurie P! Congrats!! Email has been sent. :)
~M




Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Release date for Texting, AutoCorrect, and A Prius

Hey y'all! Got the email last night for the release date on Texting, AutoCorrect, and A Prius! It's June 28th, which is a bit earlier than I thought. So, it'll be on the Coming Soon page at DsP by the end of May.

I've seen the cover too. It's really cute and fun. The novella is based on a FB meme. Y'all might have seen it, lol...



Blurb Draft:

Clay McDonald finds the perfect car on Craigslist and is quick to send the seller a text:
Is your penis still for sale?

AutoCorrect strikes again. Damn—he should’ve proofread. How embarrassing.

Luckily Darrell Anderson, a mechanic and the owner of the Prius, is more amused than offended, and the two men agree to meet. When they do, the attraction is instant, and a date is arranged. But a series of mishaps, misunderstandings, and misplaced assumptions sorely test the new relationship.

In a contemporary romantic comedy about the perils of technology and dating in the modern world, a text that went so wrong might just lead to something so right—but only if Clay can refrain from jumping to conclusions and give love the benefit of the doubt.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Giveaway!




Hey y'all! Happy Easter! I’m giving away an ebook copy of In Enemy Hands. Contests will end next Sunday, April 23rd. Just leave a comment... and make sure to leave your email addy so I can contact you if you’re the winner. :) 

~M