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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A to Z - A.D. Ellis

A to Z Challenge - E

A.D. Ellis

I'm so glad to have A.D. Ellis on the blog today! I was told about her pulled pork addiction and had to find out some delicious recipes ;)

Check out our previous A-to-Z posts: B, C, D
Thanks so much A.D. for stopping by. Do you have any favorite recipes you can share with us today?

Many of my favorites are featured in my Torey Hope series. Each book includes a recipe as part of the story and I added the recipe in the back of the book for those who wanted to replicate the goodies. Almost every recipe is one of my mom’s that she’s used for years and years.

I adore my mom’s baking. Seriously, the woman can bake anything. And it’s always from scratch. She’s a fabulous cook too. Butterscotch pie, cherry pie, chicken and rice soup, pretty much anything my mom makes is amazing.

I also love my fellow author friend’s peanut butter cookies. They are amazing straight from the freezer. You can probably find me standing at her freezer just eating frozen peanut butter cookies whenever I’m over there. Unless she’s made chocolate covered strawberries, then I’ll be going back and forth between the cookies and the strawberries. I think the fruit cancels out the cookie, right?
Notice I’ve not written about any recipes *I* enjoy making. There’s a reason for that. I’m not someone who enjoys cooking. Or baking. Now, eating the finished product that someone else has made? I’m all over that. But making it myself? Not so much. In fact, I’d say cooking and baking is something I don’t like. At all.

The baking/cooking gene must have skipped over me. If I HAVE TO, I can attempt to follow a recipe. But it will usually not be as good as when someone else makes it. And I usually have a spill or mishap during the process. And I HATE the cleanup portion. No worries, I keep my kids fed, but I’m definitely no Donna Reed or June Cleaver when it comes to dinner time.

You mentioned pulled pork. Yes, I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur of pulled pork. This seems to be a popular item at many restaurants these days, and if it’s on the menu you can bet I’m ordering it. Now, I’m not big on the BBQ sauce. I’d prefer the pork plain so I can just dip in a little sauce as needed. If someone wants to make me a pulled pork sandwich on a toasted bun with coleslaw and pickles I’ll be right over.

Speaking of coleslaw, I hated slaw as a child. But, as with many once-despised foods, I’ve come to enjoy it as I’ve gotten older. I like to put it on a fish sandwich or on pulled pork. But, coleslaw is one of those foods that is very different from place to place. I have never found any I thought was disgusting, but not all coleslaw is created equally.

Wow, over four hundred words about food I like to eat. I’m not sure if that’s sad or impressive. Needless to say, this is why I like to take walks and hit the gym whenever possible.

Thanks for having me visit today! I had a lot of fun! But now I’m hungry.

You and me both! Now to find some good pulled pork in Dallas haha

A.D. Ellis has a book coming out soon. It looks like a steamy M/M. Check out the blurb below!

Title: Something About Him
Author: A.D. Ellis
Release Date: April 28th, 2016
Preorder: Amazon

Jase Rafferty grew up hiding his sexual curiosities—until he meets Bryan Keating. Bryan’s sexual preference is no secret, and being deployed overseas together allows the two men to forge a solid friendship. The sexual attraction is undeniable, but after one lust-filled week, they must go their separate ways.

A year later, a chance meeting gives them one more weekend together, even though they know Jase can’t risk his military career or his family obligations to be with Bryan.

Several years pass before Jase finally accepts the desperate longing in his heart and body. But when fear and hatred threaten to tear them apart, Jase must make a tough decision, one that he isn’t sure he and Bryan can overcome. Together, they must choose to weather the storm or say goodbye forever.

**This is a male/male romance meant for ages 18+ due to adult language and adult situations.**

The Later Years series

Torey Hope series

About the Author:

A.D. Ellis spends the majority of her days loving and wrangling two school-aged children and a husband before heading to the inner city of Indiana to teach a challenging group of alternative education students in grades third through sixth. Most days she hits the gym after school in hopes of running and lifting away the stress and headaches of the day before picking up her children and squeezing a whole day’s worth of loving and living into the too-short hours before bed. It’s no wonder Ms. Ellis lives for the slower, easier days she gets to enjoy on breaks from school.

Growing up in a small farming town in southern Indiana, A.D. is grateful to her mother for passing along the love of reading. With her nose constantly stuck in a book, Ms. Ellis became accustomed to friends and acquaintances snickering and shaking their heads at her love of reading.

A.D. never dreamed of being anything but a teacher, although there are certain times of the year when she laments her career choice. Ms. Ellis had a story idea floating in her head for about a year. After persistent prodding from a friend, A.D. put pen to paper and began writing her first story in October 2013. From that moment on, she was hooked. Taking the people and stories from her head and sharing them with readers is a scary, exhausting, rewarding, and fulfilling experience which A.D. plans to continue until there are no more stories banging around in her mind.

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  1. I'm very fond of stories that have food and recipes as part of the story. In fact a few other writers and I put together a collection of our characters favorite recipes called COOKING WITH MY CHARACTERS.

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  2. Mmm food in books makes me hungry

  3. Ooooh boy ... now I'm starving. Having tuna-fish casserole for dinner. Which is fine comfort food to be sure, but I have this sudden craving for pulled pork & fresh-made coleslaw on a toasted bun. Yum!

  4. ...anddd now I'm hungry. I do love books featuring food!

    1. Mwhahaha that was my plan, to get everyone hungry ;) I do too!

  5. Oh my gosh. I'm hungry now! All the non meat ones sound so yummy!

    1. :D Now you know how it feels when I see your tasty posts lol!!