Romance Cooks

Warm Caramelized Onion Dip – Dee Carney

I’m so pleased to be launching this site with a recipe I found on Cooking Light that I’d morphed into something very un-light. It goes great with wheat crackers or tortilla chips.


2 tbls olive oil for sautéing

2 large onions, chopped or thinly sliced

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1/2 cup sour cream

2/3 cup grated Italian cheese blend

1/3 cup cream cheese at room temperature

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1/2 tsp hot sauce of your preference

1/4 tsp salt



1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, swirling to coat pan. Add onion and salt to pan; caramelize on a very, very low heat setting for approx 45 min – 1 hour, or until the color is a rich brown (not burned), stirring occasionally.

2. Add thyme and cook another 5 min. Remove onion mixture from heat. Add sour cream and the remaining ingredients, stirring until blended and cheese melts.

3. Pour into oven proof dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Serve warm.


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Keeping Pace by Dee Carney

One spark could burn her world down.

Six years after her husband’s death, Regina Pace is still just going through the motions, her only pleasure a nightly glass (or three) of wine to dull the ache. Tonight is no exception—until a sensual outdoor encounter with her neighbor’s son, freshly home from college. He’s older, wiser, more devastatingly handsome than she remembered. He’s also fifteen years her junior.

Despite her misgivings, it isn’t long before her nightly ritual includes a long, deep drink of Josh Smith. Ogling leads to touching, then the sparks flare into an erotic encounter that feels wickedly right—and deliciously forbidden.

Yet the intense heat can’t burn away the doubt pestering the back of her mind. That the gap between their ages is too large, even for the most determined leap of faith…

Warning: Features a boy-next-door who won’t take no for an answer, more than one sexual fantasy (including some outdoor self-loving!), and a burning romance that proves age is just a number.