Romance Cooks

Yummy Parmesan Veggie Salad – Maggie Toussaint


This is a can’t-get-enough-of-it dish that will quickly become your fav summer dish. Make ahead and bring it out at dinnertime! I changed the recipe to lower fat ingredients, and it tastes as great as the original. My mouth’s watering already.

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Yummy Parmesan Veggie Salad

2 c cauliflower

2 c broccoli

¼ c white onion

1 c chopped pecans

4 slices turkey bacon

1 c fat free mayonnaise

¼ c low fat parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp sugar

¼ tsp basil

¼ tsp salt

2 c romaine lettuce, chopped

Cut the cauliflower and broccoli flowerets into bite site pieces. Rinse and blanch in the microwave for a minute.

Mince the onion. Cook it in the microwave for a minute.

Toast the pecans for 10 min in a 325 oven.

Chop the turkey bacon before cooking. Set aside.

Mix cauliflower, broccoli, onion, and pecans in a large bowl. Set aside. Mix mayo, parmesan cheese, sugar, dried basil and salt in a small bowl, then add to veggies in the large bowl.

Add romaine to the sides of a serving dish. Heap the coated veggies in the middle and top with bacon. Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated – but wait on the bacon until you’re ready to serve the dish.

Heading to a Pot Luck or a Church Social? This recipe doubles easily for crowds.



Something evil lurks in this town of secrets.

Solving Mossy Bog’s first fire fatality could net police officer Laurie Ann Dinterman the promotion she desperately wants. When the state arson investigator arrives to take over the case, Laurie Ann is assigned to give the man everything he needs while keeping him alive. The fact he’s the sexiest man ever to hit town shouldn’t make a difference.

Hot on the trail of a serial arsonist, Wyatt North demands justice for his partner, the arsonist’s first victim. He’ll find the murderer or die trying—no matter how distracting the tall, lithe figure of his local partner is.

As the investigation zeroes in on a suspect uncomfortably close to Laurie Ann’s life, her cop instincts conflict with her feelings for Wyatt. Worse, the arsonist will do anything to protect his identity.

Can Laurie Ann accept the truth in time…or will she and Wyatt go up in flames?

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