It’s release day for Dreams of Perfection, Book #1 in the Dreams Come True Series! Yay! In honor of this momentous occasion (it’s momentous to me anyway) I’m offering a recipe.
But first, a little something about Dreams of Perfection.
What if perfection isn’t truly perfect?
Best-selling romance writer, Darcy Butler, is holding out for perfection in the form of her own carefully-crafted heroes. Once blissfully engaged to be married, Darcy’s post-traumatic commitment phobia is depriving her of the very thing she wants most: her very own happily-ever-after. Now, here she is just six months shy of her thirtieth birthday, and not a Prince Charming in sight.
Successful lawyer, Josh Ryan, is the boy-next-door with a soft spot for the less fortunate, and Darcy’s best friend without benefits. Darcy often comes to him lamenting her love-life, or the lack thereof, whereupon Josh patiently doles out his sage advice. Problem is Josh is in love with Darcy.
But when Darcy finds herself looking into the handsome face of the man who graces the cover of her soon-to-be-released novel, she’s convinced her dreams of perfection have come true. Or have they?
Dreams of Perfection is available now on Kindle.
And now for the recipe. Darcy’s world famous Gourmet Pigs in a Blanket! Enjoy!
Darcy’s Gourmet Pigs in a Blanket
8 sheets phyllo dough, thawed
Nonstick cooking spray
4 Italian sausages of your choice (spicy or sweet)
4 tbs. Mayonnaise
4 tbs. Sour Cream
4 tsp. Chopped Parsley
4 tsp. Dijon Mustard
2 tsp. White Wine Vinegar
1/4 tsp. Ground Red Pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
Lay one sheet of phyllo on a work surface (cover the remaining phyllo with a slightly damp kitchen towel to keep it from drying out). Spray the phyllo sheet generously with cooking spray. Top with another sheet of phyllo. Spray the second sheet of phyllo with cooking spray. Cut the phyllo stack lengthwise into three strips (each strip should measure about 3×9 inches).
Place one piece of hot dog at the end of each strip. Fold the sides of the phyllo in to overlap the edges of the hot dog pieces. Roll the hot dogs up tightly to encase them in phyllo. Place the rolled hot dogs, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet.
Repeat the process with the remaining hot dogs and phyllo. When all of the hot-dog packages have been assembled, spray them lightly with cooking spray, and bake until they are golden brown and crispy, about 16 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise through the ground red pepper, and refrigerate for one hour before serving.
Serve the pigs in a blanket with the spicy mustard sauce for dipping. Yum!