Friday, August 17, 2012

The Way to a Girl's Heart is Through Her Stomach


by Alex Moreland from Beef Stolen-Off by Liz Lipperman

Time sure flies when you're having fun. Seems like only yesterday that I, Alex Moreland, went undercover in the small town of Ranchero, Texas. I was chasing a diamond smuggling ring and ended up with a girl.

I'm making it sound pretty easy when in actuality, it wasn't. You see, the girl in question is a feisty redhead named Jordan McAllister who's always sticking her nose in places it shouldn't be and getting into trouble. For a long time I even thought she might be the brains behind the diamond smuggling operation.

I charmed my way into her life and got her to notice me. I told myself it was just so I could find out what she knew, but who could resist that curly red hair and those blue eyes?  I was looking forward to some of her great home cooking since I was away from Sunday family dinners in Houston. Boy, was I ever in for a rude awakening.

The girl couldn't cook herself out of a box of macaroni and cheese. Her idea of a gourmet meal is fried bologna and Hostess Ho Hos.

Did I mention she's the culinary reporter at the local newspaper in Ranchero? Don't even ask!

So  I had to take matters into my own hands and seduce her with a pan of my grandmother's famous lasagna and a pitcher of homemade sangria. And you know what? It worked. I got the girl.

Now, if I could only keep her out of trouble.

You can read about the latest Clueless Cook adventure in BEEF STOLEN-OFF, which released last month. Then in January, hop on a cruise ship with Jordan and the gang and sail away to the Caribbean in MURDER FOR THE HALIBUT. Surely, she can’t get into trouble on the high seas, can she?

8 comments:

  1. Come on, now... there is nothing wrong with fried bologna, especially if it is in a sandwich with dill pickles!! But the lasagna sounds... mmmm.

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  2. I think you've got a major task on your hands, Alex. Not the cooking but the keeping your gal out of trouble. But if you did that, we wouldn't have all these fun reads!

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  3. Hey Alex, will you be joining them on the cruise? Nothing bad happens on a cruise, right?

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  4. Victoria, I love fried bologna sandwiches. I remember having to slit it down the side to keep it from curling. I never had pickles on it. though. Sounds yummy. And the lasagna and the sangria recipes are in the back of the book. See how I slipped in that little blatant plug??

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  5. I think you're right, Erika. The girl is a like a trouble magnet. If only she weren't so darn cute.

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  6. Good morning, Dru. Yes, Alex will be with them part of the cruise and yes, Jordan does get herself into trouble. I can't wait for you to read this one.

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  7. So the way into a girl's heart is through her stomach? I have to remember that!

    ~ Humphrey

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  8. Hey, Humphrey, it's true, especially if you're like Jordan and live on fast food. Thanks for commenting.

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