Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mexican Hot Bread and Sacred Secrets

Mexican Hot Bread

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

1 cup meal
2 eggs (well beaten)
1 cup milk
1 can creamed style corn


1 lb hamburger, brown and drain
1 green pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 8 oz. pkg. grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 jalapeno peppers

Pour half of batter in greased baking dish. Add hamburger. Add onions and peppers and then add cheese. Top with remaining batter. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Excerpt From Sacred Secrets:

Excerpt from Sacred Secrets, A Jacody Ives Mystery - prequel to award winning The Gifts, A Jacody Ives Mystery.

Featured Character: Katie O'Connor
Katie O'Connor has lived on "death row" for the past 15 years. Without a heart transplant her life expectancy is less than a year. A possible heart has been found, but little does Katie know that it will forever change her life and set her on a course of destiny that she may not survive.

Katie wrung her hands in her lap as the intern took another curve, maneuvering the car onto the main highway at a rate of speed that was surely against the law. Everything was moving so fast. The tearful goodbye with Clover. The trip home. She had barely gotten unpacked before exhaustion overcame her. She’d slept most of yesterday, and then the phone had rung. Now the mad dash to the hospital. What exactly had Dr. Wagner said? We may have found you a heart. And what did that mean anyway? Was it possible that someone was dying as they rushed to the hospital? Could they maybe live? Had she truly gotten a pardon from death row, or was this some cruel joke of the executioner.
“What did Dr. Wagner mean, he may have found a heart?”
The intern took his eyes from the road for a moment, smiled at Katie. “There was an accident. A young man with severe head injuries. Your age, good heart.”
“So he isn’t dead yet? What am I supposed to do, sit around wishing he would hurry up?”
Katie knew her voice was more brusque than she had intended. But surely Dr. Wagner didn’t expect her to sit and wait for someone to die.
The intern braked, going into another curve at breakneck speed. “Actually it’s the opposite. He’s brain dead, so technically he’s already been declared dead. We just have to wait until he gets here and hope he doesn’t die on the way.”
Katie wondered if the intern had any clue how coldhearted his words sounded to her. How cruel to the family of the dying young man. A young man who had signed a donor card so that if he died someone else might live. A young man who wouldn’t get an appeal of his case. The executioner had already dropped the axe.
“How do we know he’ll match.”
Katie almost missed his words, they were spoken so low.
“We don’t.”

Author Bio: Linda lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her fiancé, Coby W. Fuson. She has always been interested in writing mysteries, but felt she found her calling when combining her love of mystery, paranormal and metaphysical.

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