Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Passionate Cook - Marilyn Baron

Passionate about Pasta and Pecan Pie? The Love Affair Continues… 
By Marilyn Baron
Anita, I’m so happy to be a guest on your blog today to celebrate the recent release of Passionate Cooks, Free Recipes from Today’s Hottest Romance Authors. As a fellow Passionate Cook, I’ve enjoyed reading the recipes—ranging from spicy to sweet—from my more than 150 sister romance authors. I hope everyone will try my signature dish—Pasta Passionata Alla Carbonara. It’s a recipe I learned in Italy, where I spent six months studying in Florence, during my junior year of college. That’s where I first developed a taste for pasta and to this day, the love affair continues. This is a great company dish. Everyone loves it and it tastes just as good when you reheat and serve it the second day. There are many variations of spaghetti alla carbonara. Some versions include peas, some use cream. I always try that dish whenever I go to an Italian restaurant to see if it’s better than mine. Most of the times, it’s not.

My love of Italy shines through in my book, THE EDGER, which I coauthored with my sister, Sharon Goldman, an award-winning artist in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The EDGER is a humorous Women’s Fiction about landscape artist Alexandra Newborn’s shocking reunion with her college art professor, Nick Anselmo—once a celebrated Italian artist, now a homeless lawn man—which sows the seeds for murder, mystery and romance. RT Book Reviews gave The Edger 4 ½ stars in the September 2012 issue, writing, “Baron and Goldman offer a bit of everything in this superb novel. There’s humor, infidelity, murder, mayhem, and a neatly drawn conclusion.”
If you want to read an excerpt from THE EDGER,
and more reviews, visit:

After you’ve read THE EDGER, and if you would like a signature card signed by my sister and me, go to my blog bio site to find out about how to get your KEEPER KASE™ CARDS FOR E-FANS! The KeeperKase Cards feature the cover of the book, which was inspired by one of my sister’s original paintings “Backyard Lagoon,” which is also featured in the book and on the home page of her Web site
There were other recipes I wanted to submit to Passionate Cooks, so here’s one for your readers that was not included in the cookbook. It’s called Passionate Pecan Pie. I got this recipe from the Floridian, a restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida.   

Passionate Pecan Pie from The Floridian in St. Augustine, Florida


Mix together
3 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 cup melted butter

Add 2 cups chopped pecans, fold in

Take a regular pie crust (frozen deep dish)
Pour the following on top of pie crust:
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup shredded coconut

Pour the ingredients you first mixed together
on top of the coconut

1. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.

2. Garnish with a dollop of fresh whipped cream

This pie is to die for. And if paranormal is more to your taste, why not enjoy a slice of pie with a serving of my new paranormal e-short story DEAD MIX. In DEAD MIX, the devil goes down to Georgia—Roswell, Georgia, and more specifically, The Lion’s Den music store. Enter at your own risk. Devlin Burns, the shop’s proprietor, specializes in mixing music to die for...on CDs that are guaranteed to knock you dead by the final note. As the citizens of Roswell go missing, one man, Daniel Craig, ventures into town on the hunt for lost souls, a search that will change his life, forever. I hope you’ll give Dead Mix a spin. 

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thanks for stopping by can't wait to try your recipe.


  1. The Passionate Cooks has been so much fun. I can't believe the response!
    Thanks for the Pecan Pie recipe. Looks like a keeper for the family holiday recipe collection.
    Mucho Gusto!

    Annabelle Weston, author of
    Wicked Woman

  2. Annabelle,
    Thanks for your comment. I think you'll like the pie. It's the best I've ever tasted.

    Marilyn Baron

  3. Thanks Annabelle and Marilyn for leaving a comment. Hope you both have a wonderful day.

  4. You're welcome, Anita and thanks for having me as a guest blogger today.

    Marilyn Baron

  5. I'm saving the recipe--not just because I love pecan pie, but because it comes from my father's home St. Augustine! My top bucket list wish is to go to Florence--I envy you. The Edger sounds very clever and fun--will pick it up. Thanks, Meredith