Romance Cooks

Rhubarb Pie – Jana Richards

My pie crusts aren’t as good as the ones Bridget eventually learns to make (I use mostly store bought crusts these days) but I can still make a mean pie. I love this pie filling recipe not only because it’s absolutely delicious, but also because it came to me from my mother. Every time I make it from the rhubarb growing in my garden, I think of her.

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Rhubarb Pie Filling

2 ½ cups rhubarb

1 cup raisins (optional)

1/3 cup flour

1 cup sugar

¼ tsp. salt

½ cup sweet heavy cream or whipping cream

1 egg

Mix all ingredients together and pour into unbaked pie shell. Cover with more pastry. Bake at 350 degrees F in the middle of the oven for about 1 hour or until fruit is soft and pastry is lightly browned. Makes one pie.

First and Again by Jana Richards

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Bridget Grant is back in Paradise. Paradise, North Dakota, that is.

She’s swallowed her pride and moved back to her hometown with her daughter after her divorce and the loss of her catering company. Now she’s trying to navigate the strained relationships she’d left behind – including her first love, Jack Davison.

Jack never forgot Bridget, or the day she left town – and him. When Bridget caters a lunch at Jack’s tourist ranch, old flames reignite. They have more in common than ever – Jack’s also a single parent. Though they both try to keep things casual, Bridget, Jack and their girls are starting to look a lot like a family.

But Bridget’s only planning to stay in Paradise until she’s saved enough to relaunch her business. Jack’s invested too much in his ranch to leave. And with their daughters involved both have a lot more at stake than heartbreak. How can they risk falling in love?

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