Procrastination is a writer’s worst enemy.
Writing a novel is a lot like making a crochet afghan. The book isn’t complete until all the pieces are weaved together and there are no loose threads.
Roxe Anne Peacock is the author of five books, History Lover’s Cookbook in full-color print, black and white print, Kindle, and Audible. Her mysteries consist of Fatal Catch and Leave No Trace. The second cookbook, Smokin’ Good Eats, was released in print April 25, 2017 on CreateSpace and will be available on Amazon April 29, 2017. She is currently working on a science fiction series, Alien Justice, and a healthy cookbook, Cooking to Live.
Leave No Trace is available in eBook, print and Audible at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Whiskey Creek Press and Simon and Schuster Digital Sales. Leave No Trace was published in 2011 by Whiskey Creek Press and beginning 2015, the eBook is sold by Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
Jessica Waters was looking forward to attending college in the fall with her best friend, Sandra Adams. But when Sandra disappears the night after prom, mutual friend, Jason Harris becomes the number one suspect.
Jason isn’t the only suspect in the tight-knit community of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Before Sandra disappeared, she confessed to having an affair with coach and teacher, Carl Lundstrum.
Now, Jessica is going to make it her mission to find out what happened to her best friend if it is the last thing she ever does.
Fatal Catch was published in October 2011. It is available on Amazon as an eBook, print and Audible.
It’s 1963, and Chief Riley Bennett knocks on Dody Canfield’s door informing her that her husband died instantly when his car struck a telephone pole. Not wanting to raise her three children alone, it isn’t long before she brings home Frank Billings; and he’s moving in.
Mama sends thirteen-year-old Missy to take her little brother, Billie, fishing so she can have some alone time with Uncle Frank. Billie casts his line into the murky river water hooking the big one; granddaddy of all fish. He quickly hands the reel to Missy hoping not to lose his catch. Missy reels in slowly-bubbles begin emerging-releasing an undercurrent of secrets, deadly lies, and terror on the Canfield family.
History Lover’s Cookbook was published January 9, 2013. It is available in eBook, print and Audible on Amazon. A black and white print version was released 2016. This book took the author over ten years to complete. There are over 150 full-cover photos inspired by nineteenth century recipes, anecdotes, and the Civil War.
History Lover’s Cookbook will transport readers through the Battle of First Bull Run/Manassas to April 9, 1865, where General Robert E. Lee stood under an apple tree to dispatch his surrender to General Grant. Do you know what he was eating when he surrendered?
Prepare a picnic of lemonade, raspberry shrub, mint julep, fried chicken, ham sandwiches, potato salad with boiled dressing, cold slaw, soda biscuits and quince marmalade to observe one of the many Civil War re-enactments throughout the United States.
Enjoy eating tea cakes while viewing more than 150-full color photos of replica Civil War items, re-enactors portraying Abraham Lincoln, Generals Custer, Lee and Grant, foods and recipes inspired by the nineteenth century.
Share ins the Union’s Thanksgiving holiday by preparing recipes from the chapter, Siege at Petersburg.
Find out what General Grant ate every morning with his breakfast.
Roxe Anne Peacock brings the nineteenth century era to life through the wonderful photography depicted throughout the book.
Roxe Anne currently just completed her newest cookbook, Smokin’ Good Eats. She hopes to have it available spring 2017. Smokin’ Good Eats has over 70 recipes with 50 full-color photos of delectable alcohol and smoke infused flavors. Whether you are a meat lover or vegetarian, there are recipes for everyone in the book, from brines, rubs, glazes and sauces to smoked bacon wrapped meatloaf with maple bourbon sauce, smoked pork shoulder, pulled pork, ribs, pork belly, smoked sausage, chicken, smoked salmon with maple Grand Marnier glaze, smoked gourmet mac & cheese, smoked portobello mushrooms and even smoked Mexican cornbread.
Where there is smoking, there are beverages, serve your guests up a pint of bourbon ginger beer lemonade while the food is cooking. There are plenty of sides to go along with the smoked meat or vegetarian dishes. Add some smoked family style baked beans with hamburger and bacon, lime jalapeno slaw, Greek pasta salad, or grilled corn on the cobb with compound butter.
But don’t forget about dessert. Smoke you up some honey bourbon apple gingerbread cake or smoked lemon blueberry cornmeal cake for diving dessert. If you are looking for something different, try chocolate bourbon cake with ganache icing or one of the other fine desserts.
Need a break from smoking, invite your guests for one of the best Guinness smoked Gouda burgers with caramelized onions and Guinness burger sauce. This burger will keep your guests coming back for more.
Roxe Anne is also working on a healthy cookbook, Cooking to Live, and a science fiction series, Alien Justice, (The Garbage Eaters, Book 1). Alien Justice should be available fall 2017.
Smokin’ Good Eats is available on CreateSpace as of April 26, 2017. It should be available in print on Amazon April 29, 2017.
Smokin’ Good Eats begins with brines, ribs, glazes and sauces to a show stopper smoked basket weave bacon wrapped meatloaf with maple bourbon sauce. There is also bone-in pork shoulder, pulled pork with creamy apple slaw, smoked St. Louis ribs with Supreme St. Louis rib sauce that includes English stout beer. Fantastic Guinness baby back ribs, smoked Guinness pork belly, smoked sausage with cheese bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers, smoked kielbasa, spicy honey bourbon lime wings, honey bourbon chicken drumettes, and smoked wild-caught center-cut sockey salmon with a maple and Grand Marnier sauce.
Where there is smoking, there are beverages. Serve your guests pineapple rum infused pink Moscato wine, raspberry infused rum lemonade garnished with lemon, fresh raspberries, and a mint sprig, or a pint of bourbon ginger beer lemonade while the food is cooking.
There are plenty of sides to go along with the smoked meat or vegetarian dishes. Add some smoked family style baked beans with hamburger and bacon, smoked stuffed Portobello mushrooms stuffed with leeks, kale, Swiss chard, Gruyère cheese and pecans, muffin tins lined with prosciutto and filled with gourmet mac & cheese, smoked Mexican cornbread with some jalapeños and roasted red peppers is a spice lovers delight lime jalapeño slaw, Greek pasta salad, or grilled corn on the cob with compound butter.
But don’t forget about dessert. The addicting honey bourbon soaked apples in the smoked honey bourbon apple gingerbread cake is a guest favorite and the authors. Try the mouthwatering smoked lemon blueberry cornmeal cake. Bake a delectable chocolate stout orange cognac cake frosted with cream cheese orange cognac to impress the best beer connoisseurs around.
Craving chocolate? Look no further than the chocolate bourbon cake with ganache icing. Savor the craving by licking icing bowl. Want an easier baking recipe? The French vanilla Applejack cake with Applejack cream cheese frosting starts with a box of French vanilla moist cake mix. The flavors are enhanced by the warmth of the Applejack, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a can of apple pie filling. the aromas of fall with fill your house with warmth.
Need a break from smoking? Invite your guests for one of the best Guinness smoked Gouda burgers with caramelized onions and Guinness burger sauce. This burger will keep your guests coming back for more instead of going to a pub. If you are feeling a bit adventurous, grill the lamb and Havarti burgers which includes White Zinfandel wine and lamb and Havarti yogurt burger sauce.
CreateSpace print: https://www.createspace.com/6667523