Romance Cooks

Picnic Baked Beans – Judythe Morgan



It’s summertime and the living is easy. I grab my aunt’s vintage recipe box and pull out our favorite baked bean recipe for cookouts and picnics. It’s fast and easy and DELICIOUS.

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Aunt Bick’s Picnic Baked Beans

2 16 oz canned pork ‘n beans

½ cup of ketchup

¼ cup packed brown sugar

1 tsp yellow mustard

1 medium chopped onion or 2 TBS dry minced onion

2 slices bacon

Mix beans, ketchup, brown sugar, yellow mustard, and onion together. Pour into a 9×12 Pyrex casserole dish. Place bacon on top. Bake at 350o for one hour. 6-8 servings.



For twenty years, Lily Johnson’s life, albeit a life of lies, is good. Then her daughter falls in love and Lily’s world goes upside down.

Her daughter’s fiancé turns out to be the godson of her daughter’s biological father, Alex Cabot. The Green Beret Lily thought died in Vietnam. When Alex and Lily meet face-to-face, the years melt away and old passion returns.
Only he believes she betrayed her promise to wait for him. And, Lily’s convinced revealing the truth would mean losing her daughter and the only man she’s ever loved.

Can a love, sidetracked by war, be rekindled when the child born from that love feels betrayed or will Lily’s original, well-intended lie cost her the only man she ever loved and her daughter?

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