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First I want to say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my twinkies! They turn nine today. It’s amazing how fast those nine years have flown by. *wipes a tear* They grow up so fast, don’t they!

Today, I’m sharing my favorite foods. In honor of my babies, my first one is going to be:

1)      Birthday Cake!!!! Yes, we will be sampling some of the tasty treat this afternoon. I’m a cake fan regardless, but there is something about birthday cake this is especially yummy. I’m a fan of both whipped cream and buttercream frosting.

2)      Chicken Crescents. My kids have asked for these as their birthday meal, and I always take these with me to a party. They are always a hit, and actually pretty easy to make. You mix baked chicken, cream cheese, a little chicken broth with a teaspoon of sage. Take a dollop of that and place it in an unrolled crescent roll. Fold it up, dip it in butter, dip it in breading, bake it and viola, an awesome chicken crescent!

3)      Hotdogs. Not any ordinary hot dog will do. In fact, when I moved from my hometown to where I’m living now, it took me almost eight years to find a hole-in-wall diner that made a hotdog that lived up to my expectations. I’m picky. The slaw has to be perfect or it ruins the hotdog for me. My favorite is my mom’s slaw, which I have, thankfully, been able to replicate. My kids love it too!

4)      Boscaiola. We have this amazing Italian restaurant here. The owners actually speak Italian and are from Italy, so it’s pretty authentic. Boscailo is my favorite on their menu. Honestly, once I tasted that, I’ve never tried anything else. LOL. The dish has prosciutto and peas in a pink sauce. It’s delish!

5)      Steak. Especially rib-eye. However, I love red-meat. Don’t get to eat it as often as I’d like, but I enjoy it when I do. It has to be medium-rare and seasoned.

6)      Peas and Rice. When I was growing up, my grandma made snap peas and rice. My mom has tried for years to make it like grandma does, but has never been able to touch hers. I haven’t had it in a very long time. My grandma is 87 and doesn’t really cook anymore. But last year at our family reunion, I was in the food line and I looked down and saw it. It was almost completely gone and all I got was one measly spoonful, but it was the best spoonful EVER! I made sure to give my grandma a kiss and hearty thanks afterwards!

7)      Smothered Chicken. I love my mom’s cooking, and we still have family dinner every other Sunday. I always look forward to those meals. She makes a baked chicken breast smothered with mozzarella cheese and mushroom that is to die for!

8)      My Dad’s Corn. I have absolutely no idea what is in this. Over the last couple of years, my dad has started trying his hand in the kitchen. And, let me tell you, he’s pretty dang good at it! But my favorite of his is his kernelled corn. He puts cornstarch or something in it so there is these little chunks of breading with the corn and seasons the corn with…I have no idea. But it is one of those side foods I go back for seconds.

9)      Heather’s Roast. Heather is my roommate and she makes this KILLER roast in the crock pot. She puts the roast, baby carrots and potatoes in the pot and then douses it with Catalina dressing and lets it slow cook all day.  It melts in your mouth.

10)   Ribs. And this is all mine. I’m not the best cook, but there are a few foods that I knock out of the park. Ribs are one of them. It’s time-consuming, so I only make them about once a year, but I have the recipe down to perfection. Once I’m done, the meat is hanging off the bone. Hmm. Since it’s finally warming up, I may need to throw a rack on the grill.

And now that I’ve made myself insanely hungry, what are your favorite foods?

Thank you so much for having me on My Book Addiction and More today!

You are so welcome, Abby and thanks for stopping by!


Abby Niles has always loved to read. After having twins and becoming a stay-at-home mom, she started doodling stories to keep her sanity. She didn’t plan for writing to become an obsession, but it did. Today, she juggles work, home life, and writing. It’s not always easy, but hey, who said life was easy?

When Abby’s not writing, you can find her playing ‘Just Dance’ with her kids or trying to catch up on her never-ending to-be-read list. She also loves Zumba, and refuses to admit she looks more like Animal doing his Muppet flail than a sensual Latin dancer.



Extreme Love

New body. New clothes. New men.

Used to the average Joe, Caitlyn Moore is overwhelmed when the supremely masculine Dante Jones walks into her life and expresses an interest in her. At first she pushes him away, refusing to encourage the attention of a cage fighter. Then she learns Dante has a love ‘em and leave ‘em reputation. What better way to fine-tune her non-existent flirting skills than with a male who won’t stick around? But Dante has no intention of being a practice dummy; he’s out for all or nothing. Now Caitlyn must accept Dante—violent career and all—or let him go.

Dante “Inferno” Jones has one goal: win the Welterweight Championship. At a time when focus is crucial, the last thing he needs is a distraction. Yet Caitlyn Moore becomes a challenge he can’t resist. When the light-hearted pursuit shifts to a battle to win her heart, his focus is shot. Faced with losing the biggest match of his career, Dante must decide if his extreme life also has room for Extreme Love.

April 30, 2013


Paperback: 352 pagesPublisher: Entangled Select (April 30, 2013)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1620612461ISBN-13: 978-1620612460

Watch the book trailer: http://youtu.be/3maHJ4vbtKA



“My Thoughts” on “Extreme Love” by Abby Niles…Stayed tuned…..




  1. I love ribs and scones and Chinese food and corn dogs (about once a year!) and a whole lot of other things. I love trying new foods (and recipes). The cover for Extreme Love is absolutely drool-worthy and it sounds like a good story, too,

  2. I agree with Karen about the ribs and Chinese food. I also love Georgia pulled pork, Peaches and Cream sweet corn, Tiramisu, and Black Forest cake. Extreme Love sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it to see more of Caitlyn and Dante. Thanks for the fun guest post.

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