Tuesday, December 18, 2018

#TirgearrTuesday #99cents --Romantic Suspense Unholy Alliance with an excerpt and #holidayrecipe-- what crowd doesn't love a corn dog? Meet Tori and her food truck.

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Below is an excerpt when attorney Grady Fletcher visits Tori Morningstar's food truck.  He needs her help to solve a case. A holiday recipe-- homemade corn dogs-- is included.

Excerpt:

Grady double-arm waved at her. It was as if he were a two-dimensional character in a dream. Handsome. As upstanding as any man could be. Her legs gave way. The figure in the distance did that, and she grabbed the counter. Dizzy and short of breath, she chastised herself for holding on to the romantic notions she fantasized about a hundred times a day. She stuck her head out the window. “I’m coming out.”

Grady met her on the stairs and offered a hand. The closer he got, the harder it was to concentrate on stepping down. His killer smile showed off two sexy dimples when he said, “It’s noon.”

“Good noon to you.” She gulped. Readying herself for conversation, she took his hand, rose on her toes, and sniffed. “Hmmm, what is that? Shaving lotion? Man perfume?”

He chuckled, and a weird electric awareness went off in her chest. In slow motion, it cracked open slowly, sent out sparkly runners to forgotten girl parts, and pulsed there.

She pulled her shoulders back and lifted her chin. Their gazes locked. Her hair loosened from her bandana. “Drat, I’m a chef. Hair is supposed to stay put.” She took it off, placed the center of the bandana on the nape of her neck and tied a knot on the top of her head.

He reached to help tuck the ends under. “You’re so darn cute.”

“Oooo, that scent. Are you going to tell me what it is?”

Eau des Baux Eau.” The warm, deep sound of his voice sent more sensations of want right through her. Behind him, the sun stretched a bit higher and seemed to shine just on him. “You like it?”

“I sure do. Vanilla. You smell like a cookie.” Her heart thudded harder than it should.

“Do you like cookies?” He bent his head for a kiss.

She kissed Mr. Good Noon with the wavy reddish-brown hair and body made to lose sleep over. Her breath hitched, and she took a step back from heartbreak. No reason to set sights on a man way out of her league. The glow dimmed, and the warmth backed off. “Care to look at my menu?” She stepped closer to the blackboard.

“Now you’re speaking my language. I’m starving.” He raised his eyebrows and the corners of his mouth lifted. “Pimento cheeseburger corn dog.”

“That’s my great food mash-up.”

“I can see why. It blends two favorites, the cheeseburger, and the corn dog.
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Recipe for just the corn dog-- the mashup is a bit much for most people.


Ingredients for Homemade Corndogs


·    3/4 cup yellow cornmeal

·    3/4 cup flour

·    1.5 tsp baking powder

·    1/2 tsp baking soda

·    1 tsp sugar

·    1/2 tsp salt

·    1/8 tsp nutmeg

·    3/4 cup buttermilk

·    2 eggs

·    4 hot dogs

·    flour for rolling

·    vegetable or peanut oil for frying

Instructions


1.                 Preheat the fryer to 350 degrees F.

2.                 To make the batter, whisk to combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, and nutmeg.

3.                 In another small bowl, whisk to combine the buttermilk and eggs, and mix this into the dry ingredients until there are no more streaks of flour, but be sure to leave lumps in the batter (do not stir those out, as you may overmix). Transfer the batter to a tall glass.

4.                 Skewer the hot dogs onto wooden sticks and roll the hot dogs in enough flour to coat, then shake the excess off.

5.                 Dip the floured hot dogs into the tall cup of batter and put them straight into the fryer for about 3 minutes. Do not overcrowd your fryer. Depending on size, you might need to make two or three batches. The corn dogs are ready when the exterior is golden brown.

6.                 Serve the corn dogs with ketchup and mustard-- Enjoy!
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