Recipe for Romance: Idaho Sunrise Baked Potatoes

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Welcome to Recipe for Romance!

Each weekend, I share a snippet of a tale that either takes place in the current month (in this case, May) or is coming out in the current month, and a recipe that either goes with the tale or goes with the month.

Confused yet? Excellent! lol

Let’s get started. I’m sharing a snippet of THE KAROBIS CALLS, book 4 in the 4 part Ivory Road serial, coming on May 22 2023. I pushed the release back to make sure the edits were done and the promo materials gathered. Are you ready for the exciting conclusion?

In this snippet, Iliana has returned to Starveshon, only there’s a big problem.

Coming May 22 2023: The Karobis Calls

Just when she thought they’d be blown off course, the world went white, and static filled her ears before everything grew calm. Iliana slowly lifted her head and looked around.

The world was still. Sunshine of early evening burnished the sunflowers in the fields around her and crickets sang in the grasses. Warmth as real as the freezing cold of Australia enveloped her and she took a deep breath of relief.

“Do you ever get used to the sharp changes in weather and temperature?” She shook herself to release all the tension in her body from the harrowing ride.

“Iliana…” Aristotle’s voice held caution.


“Look ahead.”

She swung her gaze ahead and all the comfort and heat left her body in a rush.

Black smoke billowed in thick oily plumes from the smoldering trees around the main house of the Ivory School of Tactics and Warfare. The breeze painted the sky with streaks of black as fear ran with little cold feet up her spine.

“Sweet glory, what the fuck? Run, Aristotle!”

The horse launched into a pounding gallop up the road to the school and Iliana tried to come to grips with what she saw. The unfolding ruin made her stomach tighten and she hauled back on the reins as they made it to the smoking yard.

Both the house and the stables had been set ablaze and now stood in blackened ruins, studs and beams sticking up like the ribs of huge animals. The fountain in the center was smashed to nothing but fragments, the water dribbling sluggishly from bent pipes.

“Oh, my glory.” Iliana dismounted but couldn’t move a step away from Aristotle as her gaze took in everything.

Idaho Sunrise Breakfast

This is basically a baked potato bowl with all the fixin’s. 

Idaho Sunrise Baked Potato Bowls


The Potatoes

  • 2 large Russett or Sweet Potatos 

Bake the potatoes until they are mostly done, about 35 minutes. Prepare the potatoes like you would normally bake them by oiling their skins and poking them with a fork. Wrap in foil and bake at 350 F for 35 minutes. Take them out of the oven, unwrap, and carefully cut off the top 1/3 of the potato.

Use a spoon to hollow out the middle of the potato to make a “bowl”, leaving the potato as thick or thin walled as you like. Do this to both potatoes.

Inside Ingredients 

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp shredded cheddar or gouda cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Place 1/2 Tbsp of butter in the middle of each bowl. Gently crack an egg into each bowl, careful not the break the yolk. Top with bacon, cheese, parsley, green onions, and season with salt and pepper.

Bake at 350 F (177 C) for 20-25 minutes, or until the egg whites are set. Serve immediately.

*Note: Mr. SM often puts 2 eggs in the bowls and uses ham instead of bacon. You can change out the ingredients to fit your taste.

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