Interview with Betty Fraser of “Top Chef”

This is the third in a series of interviews with former reality show contestants, an idea inspired by my new reality show-themed mystery novel Sink or Swim, Where Reality TV Turns to Murder. For more information on Sink or Swim, and the interview schedule which features contestants from Survivor, Top Chef, Beauty and the Geek,…

Buy Killer Recipes and Support the American Cancer Society

What better way to end “Fun With Food Week” than with a recommendation for a great recipe book? Killer Recipes, (L & L Dreamspell) compiled by author Susan Whitfield, is now available and features a variety of delicious recipes from mystery writers. Three of my recipes are included in the book: Terrormisu, Chicken Picatta and…

Eric’s Apple French Toast Recipe

Cooking is among my least favorite tasks. Not only do I need to prepare meals in real life, I also have to make sure that my fictional characters stop and eat. What a drag, but it makes the characters seem more like real people. Recently, when I was participating in a group cookbook project, I…

Garlic Chicken Recipe from Norma Huss

25 years ago today, I had no idea how much I’d wish for a personal chef to do all my cooking. As a child, I took my mother’s cooking for granted. On her shopping list, she planned out the dinners for each and every night. My mom would go grocery shopping once and buy all…