Recipe for Romance: Rosemary Sandwich Bread

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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 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 MR. FIXIT’S BILLIONAIRE, which is coming on March 20 2023. This is a standalone tale that was previously published in the Flip the Trope: Endless Summer anthology and this time, heroine is the billionaire and the hero is a working-class single dad. Amanda Pendleton is finding out about the hidden clause in her father’s will.

Coming March 20 2023: Mr. Fixit's Billionaire

Something caught her attention, and she raised a hand. “Stop. I didn’t hear that correctly. Read the last clause again.”

Amanda’s voice cracked like a whip in the room and startled everyone. Good, I want these bastards to sweat.

“If, at such a time as my daughter, Amanda Lynn Pendleton, is not married by the first board meeting after the first anniversary of my death, my shares in Pens2Paper, Inc. shall revert to Walter Tisdale, Jonathon Cartwright, and Albert Montgomery, or their beneficiaries. For Amanda Lynn Pendleton to remain as CEO and majority owner of Pens2Paper, Inc., she must have a real and legal husband by the next board meeting following the anniversary of my death.”

You’ve gotta be fuckin’ kidding me!

Again, she screamed the words in her head but kept her lips together. Sorting her words carefully, she met the lawyer’s gaze.

“Why was I not told the stipulation when his will was originally read a year ago?” She’d thought everything had been taken care of and sorted out.

The lawyer’s gaze shot to Walter’s. He pulled out his pocket hankie to dab away the sweat on his forehead before meeting her eyes once more.

“Uh, well, it was a hidden clause. Per the conditions of the will, it was meant to be read at a specific time, Ms. Pendleton.”

She narrowed her eyes. In other words, it was only hidden because Walter wanted it to be. If she’d had the full year plus to find herself a suitable husband, Walter would lose out on any leverage he had to force her to fail, thereby gaining the company he’d been salivating over.

Only because it’s hugely successful. And it’s only hugely successful because of me.

Gluten-Free Rosemary Sandwich Bread

Have you ever just wanted a sandwich but most gluten-free bread tastes a lot like sawdust and cardboard? This is a great recipe that will totally win you over. Muirlette #1 swears by it and it’s made lunchtime a much happier experience.

The rosemary addition is completely optional, but it does give a nice flavor to otherwise white bread. Recipe below:

Because I like a little extra kick to mine, I add one large sprig of fresh rosemary, chopped, in with the dry ingredients before adding the wet ingredients.

Happy making, happy baking, happy eating, and happy reading!

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