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Sunday, June 17, 2018

In the Kitchen with Anastasia Wilde Recipe for Bacon and Cheese Biscuit Squares




So…this is exciting! Because I don’t spend much time in the kitchen. (Although I can see it from my couch. And it’s where the wine lives.) 

I’m going to share one of my favorite quick easy recipes! It’s great for family breakfasts or afternoon snacks. 

Bacon and Cheese Biscuit Squares (makes 8 servings)

NOTE: If you don’t eat bacon (or cheese), check the end of the recipe for yummy alternatives

Ingredients:

- 2 cans Pillsbury Grand Crescent Rolls (or similar) OR your favorite homemade biscuit dough (enough to make 10-12 large biscuits. Divide dough in half.)

- 1 lb bacon – cooked

- 8 - 12 oz sliced or shredded cheese (depending how serious you are about cheese)
NOTE: Moist cheese works best – mild cheddar, American, muenster, mozzarella, brie if you want to get fancy

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Open 1 can of crescent rolls, BUT don’t pull the triangles apart. Unroll the dough until you have 4 attached triangles. Then tear them away from the rest of the dough.


Lay your 4 attached triangles at one end of a large cookie sheet (non-stick or greased and floured). If the perforations have started to pull apart, mash them gently back together so there are no gaps. 


Unroll the other 4 dough triangles and attach them to the first 4 to make one big rectangle:

(If you’re using homemade biscuit dough, divide it in half. Roll one half out to about ¼ inch thick, shape it into a rectangle and lay it on your cookie sheet.)


Lay the cooked bacon out on top of the dough, so that it covers the dough evenly. Make sure you leave about ½ inch of dough uncovered around the edges.

Lay out the cheese evenly over the bacon. I’m using ½ grated cheddar and ½ sliced brie. Because I just thought of the brie thing while I was writing this and OMG had to do it. Brie = best cheese ever.


Open the 2nd can of crescent rolls, unroll and make two rectangles like you did before. Lay each one over top of the bacon and cheese. Gently mash together any edges where the perforations have come apart.

(If you’re using homemade biscuit dough, roll out the second half of the dough to about ¼ inch thick, shape into a rectangle and lay on top of the bacon and cheese.) 

Now, pinch together the outer edges of the top and bottom layers of dough all the way around the whole big rectangle, so your cheese doesn’t escape while cooking. 

Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes, until the dough turns light golden brown and the cheese inside is completely melted. 


Remove from oven and cut into squares. (Makes 8 large squares) Eat and enjoy! 

If you don’t eat them all, you can store them in the fridge or freezer—they reheat really well!
I recommend reheating in the oven instead of the microwave to keep the crust from getting soggy – 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has re-melted. 

Alternative fillings:

Vegetarian – use roasted vegetables instead of bacon, with or without cheese. (Warning: these do not reheat as well; the liquid from the vegetables makes the crust soggy.)

Pizza Squares – spread a layer of spaghetti sauce over the bottom layer of dough. Add shredded mozzarella cheese and your favorite pizza topping(s) before adding the top layer of dough. 





Dragon’s Rogue
Wild Dragons
Book One
Anastasia Wilde


Genre: Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: April 29, 2018

ISBN: 978-1717480088
ASIN: B07CND297P

Word Count: 83,000

Cover Artist: Melody Simmons

Tagline: He’s loved her in his dreams for a hundred years. Now he’s finally found her, and he’ll do anything to make her is own…

Book Description:

The evil Dragon Lord Vyrkos is about to rise from captivity in a devastating volcanic eruption. Only the Greystone brothers can stop him—and only if they find the three women who hold the keys to sealing Vyrkos’ tomb forever.

Blaze McKenna is a witch hiding out from her former coven. After stealing their most powerful artifact to keep them from destroying themselves, she’s been preparing for the day when the coven leader will hunt her down and try to take it back.

A battle that only one of them will walk away from.

So when smoking hot dragon shifter Zane Greystone offers to help her fight the coven in return for her handing over one of the Seals to Vyrkos’ tomb, it sounds like the perfect plan—except for two problems.

She doesn’t know where the Seal is.

And the dragon doesn’t just want her help—he wants her heart, body and soul.

Dragon’s Rogue is the first book in Anastasia Wilde’s epic new trilogy, Wild Dragons. Each book features one couple, hot steamy dragon love, HEA, no cliffhangers!

Rated steamy – contains explicit sex but not erotica

Excerpt 1
The butler gestured to the terrace doors on the other side of the room. He stepped discreetly back into the hallway, closing the door behind him.
Zane took a deep breath, and then walked between the fluttering sheer curtains out onto the terrace. He caught a glimpse of an expanse of starry sky before he turned to meet the woman whose house he'd broken into the night before. The woman from his dream visions.
“Hello,” he said, extending his hand. “Thank you for meeting me. I—”
That was as far as he got. Two silken ropes twined around his wrists and yanked, as if held by invisible hands. Before he could react, he was suspended a few inches off the ground, his arms spread over his head in a Y-shape.
She’d outsmarted him. He was trapped.
Before he could say a word, Blaze made a swift movement with her hands. His shirt ripped open down the front and spread wide, exposing his heart.
Oh, hell, Zane thought. This can’t be good. She must have recognized him from last night.
And she was clearly holding a grudge.
Blaze walked right up to him, ignoring his struggles, and ran her hands over his chest. The heat from her fingers seemed to strike all the way down into his bones.
His exclamation turned into a murmured exhale. “What the hell are you doing to me?”
“Where’s your tattoo?” she demanded.
“My what?”
He had no idea what she was talking about. ‘Thorne?’ he called mentally to his brother. ‘Little help here? I’m on the terrace outside the study.’ He projected a picture of its location. ‘Come from outside. Cloak yourself. We’re having an issue with the lovely Ms. McKenna.’
His brother replied, ‘Saw you leave. Already on my way.’
“Your coven tattoo. Where is it?” Blaze jerked her hand back, walked around behind him, and magically ripped the back of his shirt and jacket as well. He shivered at the sudden touch of the night air on his bare skin.
Or maybe it was her making him shiver.
He felt her fingers on his left shoulder blade, and sucked in his breath involuntarily. Just that small contact sent electricity shooting through his body.
She thought he was a sorcerer. An evil one, if the way he was hanging from his wrists like laundry on a clothesline was anything to go by.
“I’m not in a coven,” he told her.
She came around to face him again. “You must be. You’re too powerful to be solo, and I felt power in the others, too. Stop lying.”
There was a sudden gust of wind, and Zane felt Thorne’s dragon presence just above the terrace. Then his brother shifted mid-air, uncloaked and landed on the terrace behind Blaze, in human form.
‘Watch out, bro.’ he cautioned silently. ‘She has a spell—’
Too late.
The minute Thorne’s feet hit the balcony, more silken ropes sprang to life and he was strung up the same way Zane was. Blaze whipped around and tore Thorne’s shirt open with her magic.
Damn. Beautiful witch: 2, Dragons: 0
Not the heroic first impression he’d intended to make.

Blaze backed up, looking from one to the other. “All right,” she said. “No tattoos, no coven. So spill it. Who are you people, why were you after my artifact, and how much pain do I have to put you through to get it back?”

About the Author:

Anastasia Wilde lives in the deep forests of the Pacific Northwest, where sexy shifters may or may not be found hiding among the tall, ancient trees. She loves to write paranormal romances about wild, passionate shifter men and the strong women who are destined to win their hearts. Broken, complicated, devoted, protective—love heals their wounds and smooths their rough edges (but not too much!). When not writing, Anastasia enjoys traveling, nomming on any food involving bacon or melty cheese (ideally both), adding to her magical crystal collection, or relaxing with a glass of wine, watching the sun set behind the mountains.




Twitter: @AnaWildeAuthor

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