Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Recipe Wednesday - Karen Syed

Perky Pizza is on the menu today courtesy of Karen Syed, author and publisher.

About Karen:

Karen L. Syed is the president and COO of Echelon Press, LLC. Every day is a new success story for her as she continues to grow herself and her business. She has seen eight of her own novels published (writing as Alexis Hart), along with numerous articles and short stories. As a former bookstore owner, she garnered a nomination from Publishers Weekly for their Bookseller of the Year award. She is committed to helping and encouraging everyone she comes in contact with to seek a healthier and more positive quality of life by reaching for their dreams. You can learn more about Karen Syed at http://klsyed.com/.

Book Description:

Darkness surrounds Patric LeClerc. Blinded in a tragic accident years before, he does nothing but drive everyone away with his anger and resentment over the life he's been cursed with.

Everyone, that is, except Callie Carpenter. Desperate for a home and a job after the break-up of her dreadful marriage to a wealthy but abusive man, she tries to restore Dark Gardens Plantation to its former glory.

Patric lets his guard down and shows her that deep within, a spark of warmth and humanity still glows. Soon she finds herself more interested in him as a man than a patient. When her ex threatens to take away her son, Callie and Patric join forces to try to save the boy.

But can Patric's dark past ever allow him to see Callie's love for him, or will he drive her away as well, for having come too close to the true, if vulnerable, Patric LeClerc?

Review Quotes:

"A moving novel...the love scenes are marvelous. This is an enjoyable story that will make you laugh, cry, and be glad you read it." –Romantic Times Magazine

Buy Links:

Paperback: http://tinyurl.com/ah-dsml-amazon
eBook: http://tinyurl.com/ah-dsml-ebook

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16 oz Perdue, Lean Ground Turkey

1 Box Jiffy Pizza Crust Mix, (184 grams)

1 Large Yellow Peppers (bell peppers)

1 Large Green Peppers (bell peppers)

1 Medium Red Peppers (bell peppers)

1 Small Can Great Value Tomato Sauce (no salt added)

1 Regular Can Great Value Diced Tomatoes (no salt added)

1 Medium Onions, raw, sliced thin

1/4 tsp Weber Kick’n Chicken Seasoning

1 tsp Ground Tumeric,

1 tbsp Ground Cumin

1 tsp Ground Black Pepper

1 cup Kraft Mozzarella Shredded Cheese (Fat Free)

1/2 cup Great Value Fiesta Blend Cheese Reduced Fat

2 tbsp Italian Seasoning

Preheat oven to 425.

Mix Jiffy Pizza Dough as instructed and set on stove to rise.

Brown ground Turkey in frying pan.

Add all powdered seasonings to meat.

Drain canned tomatoes and add to meat. Cook until mixture is dry.

When meat is fully cooked add all vegetables. Cook until slightly tender.

Spread pizza dough on cookie sheet.

Spread tomato sauce on dough.

Sprinkle Fiesta Blend cheese on sauce.

Spread meat and vegetables on sauce.

Sprinkle Mozzarella Cheese on meat and vegetables.

Cook in oven for 12-15 minutes.

Serve hot.

1 comment:

L.J. Sellers said...

The story and the pizza both sound great. Thanks for sharing.