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Please welcome author Robin Caroll to the blog today! She is the author of Injustice For All, just released in January. She’s posting about something near and dear to Southern hearts–food!
As a southern lady, food is very vital to me. It’s part of who we are in the South, as well as the preparation of meals is a time for family. To this day, my sisters, mother and I often find all of us in the kitchen cooking together for the family whenever we’re all together. Here’s a favorite recipe of mine. It’s my husband’s chicken and dumplings recipe, and we love it!
Casey’s Chicken & Dumplings
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
whole chicken with skin, quartered
½ stick real butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon Tabasco
2 cans of ready-to-bake biscuits
Sauté onions, garlic, and celery in the butter until onions are translucent. Add quartered chicken and sear. Add approximately 5 cups of water and bring to a boil. Keep at boiling for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove chicken and debone, then remove the skin. Return chicken to water/celery/onion mix. Add Worchestershire sauce and Tabasco. Simmer 35 minutes. Slowly and gradually drop in biscuits—each quartered. Simmer 20 minutes.
A federal judge lies bleeding on his office floor, betrayed by a most unlikely source—people who helped him bring criminals to justice. Now, why would someone working for the FBI need to disappear after witnessing this crime? When Remington Wyatt sees her godfather’s murder, she recognizes the killers and knows it’s only a matter of time before they come to silence her. She must do the only thing possible to stay alive . . . run. FBI agent Rafe Baxter is serious about his career, and solving a cold case involving a federal judge’s death puts him in line for the promotion he so desires. But the case leads him to the small town of Hopewell, Louisiana, where some secrets seem inextricably hidden deep within the bayou. Injustice for All explores what happens when everything a person believes in is utterly destroyed. Who can you trust?
Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin Caroll is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell
stories to entertain others. Robin’s mother, bless her heart, is a genealogist who instilled in Robin the deep love of family and pride of heritage—two aspects Robin weaves into each of her books. When she isn’t writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty years, her three beautiful daughters, one precious grandson, and their four character-filled pets at home—in the South, where else? She gives back to the writing community by serving as Conference Director for ACFW. Her books have finaled/placed in such contests as RT Reviewer’s Choice, Bookseller’s Best, and Book of the Year. An avid reader herself, Robin loves hearing from and chatting with other readers. Although her favorite genre to read is mystery/suspense, of course, she’ll read just about any good story. Except historicals! Find Robin on her website, Twitter, and Facebook.
Thank you so much for posting today, Robin! Readers, what food says “home” to you? The one thing that I always ask my mom for is her gravy and biscuit bread (she says she can’t make biscuits). I ask her to make it every Christmas, and it’s one of the things I look forward to most as Christmas approaches. My grandmother’s cornbread is amazing, and I love to eat it crumbled up in a big, cold glass of “real” (whole) milk.
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