Shannon here: I’m excited to have my book, Counting on the Cowboy re-released in a two in one collection with Jill Lynn’s title, Her Texas Cowboy. I’m sharing a recipe for Crockpot Lasagna today. Comment or answer the question in any post dated April 14th – 17th to enter the drawing for a copy. Deadline: April 25th, 11:59 pm central time.
Counting on the Cowboy is the final book in my Texas Cowboy series. Set at a familiar dude ranch established in book 2 of the series, the heroine, city girl/wedding planner Devree Malone leaves her Dallas home to help her pregnant sister, who’s on bed rest. Devree is way out of her element in Bandera, TX on a dude ranch with farm animals. Especially where Brock McBride is concerned since the handsome carpenter has sworn off city girls.
I’m pretty sure there is lasagna at the buffet on the dude ranch since it’s one of my favorites. For years, I never made it very often. I like quick and easy recipes, so it seemed too complicated to cook those big, floppy lasagna noodles and then bake it. I tried the kind you supposedly don’t have to cook first, but there were always gummy parts or hard edges, so I gave up.
Until a friend from church brought it, in a crockpot. With bowtie pasta instead of lasagna noodles. Yum. I was hooked. As usual, I tweaked a few things until my family said it was perfect. Here’s my Recipe:
Bow Tie Crockpot Lasagna
- 1 lb. Italian Sausage
- 1 16 oz. pkg. farfalle bow tie pasta, cooked
- 1 32 oz. jar Prego Italian Sausage with Garlic spaghetti sauce
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- 15 oz. container cottage cheese
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
Cook on high for about 1 1/2 hours or on low for about 3 hours.Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese.
About me: Award winning author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter writes contemporary Christian cowboy romance and has over a dozen published titles. A romance reader since her teens, she hopes to entertain Christian women and plant seeds in the non-believer’s heart as she demonstrates that love doesn’t conquer all—Jesus does.
She gleans fodder for her fiction in rural Arkansas where she spent her teenage summers working the concession stand with her rodeo announcing dad and married a Texan who morphed into a pastor. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her husband and son, flea marketing, and doing craft projects.
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About the collection:
Counting on the Cowboy by Shannon Taylor Vannatter
Texas cowboy Brock McBride knows better than to fall for a city girl. She’ll leave and break his heart—just like his ex-fiancée did. But his job at Chasing Eden Dude Ranch requires working alongside Dallas wedding planner Devree Malone. And despite fierce resistance, he’s falling hard. Yet with Devree’s business back in the city, can he convince her she’s found her home…with him?
Her Texas Cowboy by Jill Lynn
When Rachel Maddox returns to her hometown of Fredericksburg, Texas, avoiding her ex is much easier said than done. Still nursing the broken heart Rachel caused years earlier, rancher Hunter McDermott figures he can be cordial for the brief time she’s in town—maybe they can even be friends. But how do you forge just a friendship with someone you’ve always pictured as your bride?
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Question for Readers: What’s your favorite Italian dish you make at home or from a restaurant?
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