Every family has secret recipes. The only way my sister teased the recipe for icebox rolls from my grandmother was to stand over her and write it all down as she made them. She was known to leave a few things out when she wrote a recipe down so no one else’s rolls would ever be quite as good 😉 My mother-in-law never did divulge the secret to her homemade chocolate sauce. We’ve cobbled together an approximation. It’s good, but it’s not the same
Jake knew he was getting someplace with Lacy when she gave up the recipe for her mother’s three-cheese deviled eggs!
6 hard-cooked eggs
¾ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 tablespoons finely shredded Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons minced chives, divided
1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 ounces processed cheese, cubed (Velveeta. Yes. I know it’s not considered haute cuisine, but we’re feeding a family, not trying to win Top Chef!)
Boil the eggs and let them cool. Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and set whites aside. Mash the yolks in a bowl. Add the mayonnaise, shredded cheeses, 1 tablespoon chives, mustard, and pepper.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the Velveeta on high for 1-2 minutes. Stir until smooth and then add yolk mixture.
Spoon into the egg white shells. Sprinkle with paprika and the remaining chives. Refrigerate until serving.
If your family is like mine, there won’t be and leftovers. That way you don’t have to worry about refrigerating them after the meal!
The lake is crystal blue, the hills roll for miles, and breaking news travels via the Methodist prayer chain. But don’t let the postcard fool you. Coldwater Cove, Oklahoma, leavens its small-town charm with plenty of Ozark snark.
For Lacy Evans, returning to flyover country is the definition of failure. She had everything she wanted—an award-winning design firm, a chic city condo, a handsome, aristocratic almost-fiancé. Then her boyfriend ran off with her receptionist and her clients’ money. Now she’s out of business and crashing on her parents’ couch. When she slides into a booth at the Green Apple Grill, she’s feeling lower than a worm’s belly.
But Lacy’s old classmate Jacob Tyler is happy to see her. Coldwater’s football hero came back from Afghanistan short part of a leg and some peace of mind, but he’s counting his blessings, and Lacy could be one of them. Then there’s her ex, Daniel, wearing a sheriff’s badge and a wedding ring, but looking like young summer love. And a host of unlikely serendipities: the selfless do-gooders who sneak around taming curmudgeons and constructing second chances. The Fighting Marmots. The sprawling, take-no-prisoners Bugtussle clan.
Lacy thought she knew her hometown, and herself. She just wanted to get on her feet and keep running. But the longer she stays, the more she finds to change her mind. . .
“Readers of sweet romance will fall in love with Coldwater Cove. Lexi Eddings’s talent shines in this edgy, fresh story.” —Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author