Dream Bites Cookbook : Cooking with the Commandos by Kristen Ashley


PROLOGUE





CHAPTER ONE: MAG - CERTIFIED



Recipes from the Kitchen of Danny Magnusson



Mag’s Appetizers

Cheesy Bacon Knots ~ Buffalo Chicken Rolls ~ Southwest Rolls



Mag’s Mains

Pimento Cheese Bacon Burger ~ Monte Cristo Sliders ~ Grilled Pizza



Mag’s Desserts

Evie’s Cinnamon Clusters ~ Chocolate Chip Cookies



Mag



Bonus from Mag and Evie for the Puppers

Dog Treats





CHAPTER TWO: BOONE - NOT A HOUSE, A HOME



Recipes from the Kitchen of Boone Sadler



Boone’s Appetizers

Bruschetta with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms ~ Jala’ Poppin’ Bites with Blueberry Pepper Jelly



Boone’s Sides

Cobb Wedge with Blue Cheese Dressing ~ Smoked Mac and Cheese



Boone’s Mains

Bacon Wrapped Steak Kabobs ~ Boone’s Lasagna (the Chefy Kind) ~ Ryn’s (Momma’s) Lasagna (the Cheat and Eat Kind) ~ Ryn’s Momma’s Homemade Caesar Salad ~ Smoked Boston Butt ~ Filet with Blue Cheese Sauce



Boone’s Desserts

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls



Boone





CHAPTER THREE - COMES FROM THE HEART





CHAPTER FOUR: AXL - TAKE CARE OF YOU



Recipes from the Kitchen of Axl Pantera



Axl’s Appetizers

Petite Potato Wedges with Homemade Ketchup ~ Loaded Petite Potato Wedges ~ Deviled Eggs 3 Ways-Pimento Cheese & Bacon ~ Deviled Eggs-Mexican Street Corn ~ Deviled Eggs-Cajun Crab



Axl’s Mains

Tuscan Chicken ~ Pork Tacos with Peach Salsa ~ Apple Stuffed Pork Chops



Axl’s Desserts

Turtle Pie ~ Coca-Cola Cake ~ Dr. Pepper Cake





CHAPTER FIVE - MESSIN’ WITH FAMILY





CHAPTER SIX - SOMETHING SPECIAL



More Recipes from the Kitchen of Axl Pantera

Axl’s Sandwich and Side

Fried Pork Sandwich ~ Fried Corn



Something Special, The End





CHAPTER SEVEN - ALL ON MY SIDE



Recipes from the Kitchen of Auggie Hero



Auggie’s Appetizers

Pimento Cheese Hushpuppies with Blueberry Pepper Jelly ~ 1-2-3-GO Pork Rind BBQ Nachos ~ 1-2-3-GO Pork Rind Fiesta Nachos



Auggie’s Mains

Chicken Gyros ~ “Pre-Game” Philly Cheese Ribeye Steak ~ Ham and Hash Casserole



Auggie’s Desserts

Candied Cashews ~ Auggie and Juno’s Chocolate Butter Bars



Bonus Round

An Elvira Board ~ Hot Pepper Brie in Puff Pastry ~ Elvira’s Famous Cosmopolitan



All on My Side, The End





CHAPTER EIGHT - INEVITABLE



Recipes from the Kitchen of Brett “Cisco” Rappaport



Brett’s Appetizer

Grilled Cheese Bread Bowl with Tomato Basil Soup



Brett’s Mains

Oh’ Honey, You’re HOT!...Chicken Sandwich ~ Nashville Hot Chicken



Brett’s Desserts

Key Lime Cream Pie ~ Brownie Lasagna ~ Chocolate Chess Pie



Hawk and KA Take a Ride



Afterword

Dream Bites Character Reference

Other Books by Kristen Ashley

Other Books by Suzanne McCollum Johnson

About the Author – Kristen Ashley

About the Author – Suzanne M. Johnson





Prologue



Coming Home



KA



I fly into Denver International Airport, pick up my rental car, and fret that, after I leave Peña Boulevard, I won’t be able to find my way downtown.

That emotion is wasted.

Time has flown. It’s been nearly two decades since I left Denver. And when I did, I knew the Mile High City like the back of my hand.

But as my car cruises the distance, I find that hasn’t changed.

I’ve made a life in other places.

But being in Denver always feels like coming home.

Arriving downtown, I check into Hotel Teatro, itching to head right back out.

Once I dump my bags in my room, this is what I do.

Get to Speer Boulevard.

Turn onto Broadway.

Go south.

When I near it, I search for a parking spot (not easy).