Touchdown Treats Free on Amazon, Barnes & Noble & iTunes

As a special promotion, Touchdown Treats! is free to download from major online e-bookstores until the end of March.

Touchdown Treats! is a cookbook filled with 50 quick & easy dips and cheese ball recipes for great party spreads.

TouchdownTreats (2) (427x640)These taste sensations will make your next party the most delicious ever! Tried-and-true recipes for tantalizing treats will turn heads and delight your guests.

You’ll be dancing in the end zone once your family and friends try these kicked-up dishes!

Perfect for game day or other occasions when you need appetizers — like Thanksgiving, Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve, Super Bowl parties, or even birthday parties.

Don’t be caught off sides with a boring old dip ever again.

Dips are a standard offering at any casual party because they are easy to prepare, fun and delicious to eat, and they can be easily expanded to serve any number of people. Unfortunately, there are a handful of acceptable but not fabulous dips that are standards at most parties.

These recipes will explode your dip choices with fun and fantastic new choices. Spice up your menu with these new ideas.

This book doesn’t contain every single dip ever invented, making you sort through hundreds of recipes to find a good one. It contains a handful of gems that will soon become your new favorites. Only 99 cents.

See Touchdown Treats! at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Apple!

 

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Win a Copy of Roy D. Mercer’s Fishin’ Tales on Goodreads

Lakehouse Publishing is giving away 3 paperback copies of Roy D. Mercer’s Fishin’ Tales on Goodreads. To win, just fill out a little form and wait. The giveaway ends March 19.

Fishin' TalesIf you can’t wait a whole month to have a copy, it’s available in e-book or paperback format at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Roy D. Mercer is best known for his colorful phone calls and threats of ass whuppin’s and pop knots, but people who really know Roy realize there’s more to him than misunderstandings. There’s family and there’s fishing.

Few people are aware that Roy keeps a journal filled with observations about his family and his fishing trips. This book shares his tales about life in the double wide with his wife Sharon Gene, son Raymond, and step-daughter Lateesha. And of course, Lateesha’s dog, Bon Jovi.

As Roy says, “There always seems to be a ruckus goin’ around here. There was a time when I could settle ‘em down. But then the druggist started gettin’ suspicious at how much Nyquil we’s buyin’.”

It’s always something at the Mercer trailer.

“We just got back from a funeral. Sharon Gene’s cousin, Kelly Gene. His poor mamma was a dislessic and she always thought she named him after the dancer. Died of lime disease. Not from a tick bite, though. No, Kelly Gene was down in Quarez on a Tequila bender and as near as them Mexican doctors could tell, he sucked so many limes, he puckered his windpipe shut and assphixinated. Bad case of lime disease,” said Roy.

There are plenty of homemaking and child rearing tidbits here, but don’t miss out on all of Roy’s great fishing tips and tricks.

Roy doesn’t hold with store-bought bait. He prefers to make his own and he gives out some of the recipes in this book, like:

“Went out there and caught two or three perdy good-sized bass. Done it on some bait I made out of out-of-date biscuit dough, Cocoa Pebbles, and the run-off oil from a can of tuna fish.” You just can’t buy that kind of wisdom at the bait shop.

He also tells of some of his favorite fishing holes while recounting fishing trips with his many fishing buddies.

“Back on Tuesday, me and Raymond went and trickled off down the right leg of Wet Trouser Creek. If you get one of them lake and stream maps, it shows up on that thing as three or four little dark spots that trails off just south of the Tee-Tee River,” Roy says. “I did alright, but Raymond didn’t catch a thing. I told him it was ‘cause of the way he was workin’ his worm. You know usually you want to work a worm slowly back towards you, but for some reason, down on wet trouser creek, to catch anything you got to really give your worm a good shakin’.”

So dive on into Roy’s world and learn the true country way to reel in baskets of fish and deal with family trials and tribulations.

 

About the Author

It’s long been legend that Roy D. Mercer was conceived under a shower of welding sparks and now, it seems that legend may actually be fact. Here’s the story as told in Roy’s own words.

RedWhite&BruisedCD“Mama and Daddy was working on the Hoover Dam back in the late ‘20s or early ‘30s. Daddy was a welder and Mama hauled them weldin’ rods. You know there’s just something about two folks up on a scaffolding by theyselves. It’s hot and they got them big weldin’ goggles on and such, and nature just took its course.

“They was a team, welder and weld-rod holder. Course she held more than just his weld-rod from what I understand. I come out nine months later with a full-growed set a teeth and doubled up fists.”

Roy’s latest CD Red, White & Bruised was released in January and is available at all major online music retailers. It’s chock full of funny phone calls. Check it out on Amazon.

 

 

Enchilada Casserole Update – Even Better

I shared Jan’s much requested Enchilada Casserole recipe here last fall. But when I tried to make it, it just wasn’t quite right. It was delicious, but Jan’s was still better. So I went back to the source and picked up a couple of tips (and secrets). So I’m updating the recipe and adding pictures. I actually remembered to get the camera out when I was making it the other day.

Here’s the new version of the recipe. If you haven’t tried it – put it on your grocery list. Your family will thank you! The batch in the photos is a double batch. It reheats wonderfully.

Jan’s Enchilada Casserole

1 pound ground beef

1 medium onion (chopped)

1 small can green chilis (chopped)

1 can medium-flavor enchilada sauce

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 soup can of milk

1/2 bag tortilla chips (crushed)

Grated mild cheese (cheddar or Colby Jack)

1/8 to ¼ teaspoon chili powder

1/8 to ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Brown ground beef with onion. Drain grease. Add in and stir together: enchilada sauce, green chilis, soups, and milk.

In a large casserole dish or Dutch oven, layer tortilla chips, meat mixture, then cheese. Repeat layers.

Bake at 350 until heated through. Time needed will depend on size of dish and depth of layers. Generally takes at least 45 minutes. It’s good to get the casserole bubbly hot and the cheese browning.

Notes: Can be made with a large can of green chilis. Recipe can be doubled for large groups.

We don’t usually use brand-names in recipes, so feel free to use any brands you like, but we prefer Old El Paso Medium Enchilada Sauce and Doritos chips in this dish.

Casserole reheats nicely in the microwave.

This casserole is not very spicy. For more heat, add some diced jalapeños or some hot pepper sauce.

If you love quick and easy Mexican food, check out 25 Quick & Easy Quesadilla Recipes. It’s full of delicious ideas and only 99 cents at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, or Kobo.

 

Fishin’ Tales Paperback Now Available

The paperback version of Roy D. Mercer’s Fishin’ Tales is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It sure is a pretty thing!

Fishin' TalesThe e-book is available on Amazon, and should soon be available at all the major e-tailers.

See the paperback on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The e-book is on Amazon as well.

Fishin’ Tales is chock full of Roy’s down-home wisdom and observations, plus a fishing tip or two.

The book is already bringing in some great reviews. Here are a couple of our favorites.

“After I read it, I was happier than a kid with an All-Day sucker and two tongues.”  — Doodles Weaver

“A pack of lies! This whole thing smells fishy.”  — Milton Clump

“Roy rote a book? Makes about as much sense as a chimp doing brain surgery.”  — Dingo Malone

“It’s a 55 gallon drum of Horse-hockey!”  — Fleet Southcott

 

Roy D. Mercer is best known for his colorful phone calls and threats of ass whuppin’s and pop knots, but people who really know Roy realize there’s more to him than misunderstandings. There’s family and there’s fishing.

Few people are aware that Roy keeps a journal filled with observations about his family and his fishing trips. This book shares his tales about life in the double wide with his wife Sharon Gene, son Raymond, and step-daughter Lateesha. And of course, Lateesha’s dog, Bon Jovi.

As Roy says, “There always seems to be a ruckus goin’ around here. There was a time when I could settle ‘em down. But then the druggist started gettin’ suspicious at how much Nyquil we’s buyin’.”

It’s always something at the Mercer trailer.

“We just got back from a funeral. Sharon Gene’s cousin, Kelly Gene. His poor mamma was a dislessic and she always thought she named him after the dancer. Died of lime disease. Not from a tick bite, though. No, Kelly Gene was down in Quarez on a Tequila bender and as near as them Mexican doctors could tell, he sucked so many limes, he puckered his windpipe shut and assphixinated. Bad case of lime disease,” said Roy.

There are plenty of homemaking and child rearing tidbits here, but don’t miss out on all of Roy’s great fishing tips and tricks.

Roy doesn’t hold with store-bought bait. He prefers to make his own and he gives out some of the recipes in this book, like:

“Went out there and caught two or three perdy good-sized bass. Done it on some bait I made out of out-of-date biscuit dough, Cocoa Pebbles, and the run-off oil from a can of tuna fish.” You just can’t buy that kind of wisdom at the bait shop.

He also tells of some of his favorite fishing holes while recounting fishing trips with his many fishing buddies.

“Back on Tuesday, me and Raymond went and trickled off down the right leg of Wet Trouser Creek. If you get one of them lake and stream maps, it shows up on that thing as three or four little dark spots that trails off just south of the Tee-Tee River,” Roy says. “I did alright, but Raymond didn’t catch a thing. I told him it was ‘cause of the way he was workin’ his worm. You know usually you want to work a worm slowly back towards you, but for some reason, down on wet trouser creek, to catch anything you got to really give your worm a good shakin’.”

So dive on into Roy’s world and learn the true country way to reel in baskets of fish and deal with family trials and tribulations.

 

About the Author

boots (2)It’s long been legend that Roy D. Mercer was conceived under a shower of welding sparks and now, it seems that legend may actually be fact. Here’s the story as told in Roy’s own words.

“Mama and Daddy was working on the Hoover Dam back in the late ‘20s or early ‘30s. Daddy was a welder and Mama hauled them weldin’ rods. You know there’s just something about two folks up on a scaffolding by theyselves. It’s hot and they got them big weldin’ goggles on and such, and nature just took its course.

“They was a team, welder and weld-rod holder. Course she held more than just his weld-rod from what I understand. I come out nine months later with a full-growed set a teeth and doubled up fists.” 

 

Queso Grande Guarantees a Super Superbowl Party

Don’t forget that Sunday is Superbowl Sunday! It’s the last tailgate/football day of the season. It will be months before we see a lot of this food again. It’s also your last chance to wow your friends with a great dish.

If you are still debating what to take on Sunday, maybe you should try Queso Grande! Developed and adjusted over probably 20 football seasons, this is hands down the best darn queso you’ll ever find.

Queso Grande!

5 pound block processed cheese, like Velveeta
1 pound sausage (mild or hot)
1 medium onion
1 can black olives
1 can tomatoes and green chiles
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Hot pepper sauce, to taste
Fresh or canned jalapeños, to taste

Pour can of tomatoes and green chilis and chicken broth into slow cooker and turn it to high or medium high. Chunk up cheese and place in cooker.

Brown sausage in skillet, then add onion and continue cooking until onion clarifies. If sausage was fatty, pour off some grease, and then add sausage and onion to slow cooker.

Slice or chunk up olives and add to slow cooker. Mix in spices.

Reduce heat to medium and heat through, stirring occasionally. Taste to ensure it is correctly spiced for your family and adjust seasoning. Once mixture is fully melted, be sure to turn cooker to low so cheese won’t stick or scorch.

TouchdownTreats (2) (427x640)Tips: This dish is a party favorite with tortilla chips and it makes terrific tortilla rollup filling or quesadilla filling. Cooking it in a slow cooker makes it easily portable for transporting to parties.

The Queso Grande recipe is from Touchdown Treats! Quick & Easy Dip and Cheese Ball Recipes for a Winning Party by Ann Chambers.

This bestselling cookbook includes a linked table of contents for easy navigation and fun graphics to keep things entertaining. It’s available for only 99 cents at all the major e-tailers.

See it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005K1R2A0

See it at Barnes & Noble here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/touchdown-treats-quick-and-easy-dip-and-cheese-ball-recipes-for-a-winning-party-ann-chambers/1112219423?ean=2940011496394

It’s on Apple here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/touchdown-treats!-quick-easy/id465246569?mt=11