Cathy Bryant – Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 1

Shannon here: Cathy Bryant shares a favorite summer recipe for Avocado Salsa along with a free gift for everyone. Download a PDF of a Miller’s Creek cookbook at the end of the post.

Cathy Bryant, Christian author

Cathy Bryant, Christian author

Food is a major part of each and every story I write.


Mainly because I want readers to feel like they’re in the story, eating and smelling the same food the characters are enjoying.

So I’ve decided to include a recipe from the fine folks of Miller’s Creek, Texas, where folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth’s front porch beckons.

During the hot summer months, my awesome hubby and I enjoy Gracie’s (from The Way of Grace, book 3 in the Miller’s Creek novels, Christian romantic suspense) avocado salsa at least once a week. Hope you enjoy it too!

Avocado Salsa


3-4 ripe avocados

1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped

1/2 small red onion, diced fine

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

lime, to taste

kosher salt, to taste

tortilla chips


Remove outer skin and pit of the avocado. Mash to a smooth consistency.

Finely chop the cilantro and red onion. De-seed and finely chop the jalapeno pepper.

Add these to the avocados. Squeeze lime juice over the mixture and stir together.

Add kosher salt to your particular tastes.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Question for Readers: What are your favorite summertime recipes?

About Cathy: Cathy Bryant’s desire is to write heart-stirring stories of God’s life-changing grace. A native Texan, she currently resides in the lovely Ozark mountains with her minister husband of over thirty years. She loves to write tales about her home state and the fictional town of Miller’s Creek, where folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth’s front porch beckons. The Miller’s Creek novels–all standalones–explore such spiritual themes as finding true home, stepping out in faith, the riches of God’s grace, standing on His promises, forgiveness, and winning back prodigals to the faith. In addition to novels, Bible studies, and devotional books, Cathy has also collaborated with other Christian authors on two devotional books and written for The Upper Room magazine and various online sites. She continues to write devotional posts for her website,, where you can learn more about her and her books.

Cathy Bryant Goodreads MC novels

 Free Download: Miller’s Creek Cookbook

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7 Responses to “Cathy Bryant – Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 1”

  • Cathy Bryant says:

    Shannon, thanks so much for hosting me on your blog today. It’s always a pleasure to visit with you and your readers. Hope you all enjoy the recipes! 🙂

  • Billie Roys says:

    This Easy Sour Cream Coconut Cake is so good and keeps well in a cool place for several days.  I love coconut and can’t leave this cake alone when I make it.  Great cake with coffee or as a dessert your friends and family will love.
    1 (18.25 ounce) box classic white cake mix with pudding in the mix
    4 tablespoons butter, melted
    3 eggs
    1 cup sour cream
    1 cup milk
    1 teaspoon coconut extract
    1 cup sweetened flaky coconut
    Mix together all ingredients except coconut with mixer.  Fold in coconut with spoon.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes checking center to make sure it is done as ovens vary.

    3 cups powdered sugar
    1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
    1 teaspoon coconut extract
    2 to 3 tablespoons milk
    1 cup sweetened flaky coconut
    Mix all ingredients except coconut with mixer. Spread over cooled cake.  Sprinkle on coconut.

  • Glad to have you here, Cathy. Thanks for the cookbook.

    Thanks Billie for sharing your recipe. I love coconut too.

    My favorite summertime recipe is fruit salad. You use a large box of gelatin, whatever flavor you prefer, at least 4 fruits of your choice, 16 oz cool whip, and 8 oz small curd cottage cheese. Put the cottage cheese, cool whip, and gelatin in blender, then stir in the fruits.

  • Barbara Stewart says:

    I love to try new recipes. Like deserts, fruit salads and love avocados. I collect cookbooks but was unable to download this one, Following is what I got when tried to download – {“result”:null,”error”:{“code”:”EC-4008″,”message”:”Authorization failed”,”requestId”:”cbb9f9d2-46f1-304a-0103-570d20010000″,”resource”:”/ws/v3/mailboxes/”}}.

    Is there another way I can get this cookbook? Will add a recipe later.

  • Linda Rainey says:

    I love trying new things. My favorite for the summer is my concoction.
    Easy Peaze Nachos

    1 lb of Hamburger
    1 cup Medium Salsa any brand
    1 cup shredded cheese
    Enough round tortilla chips to fill a platter

    Brown Hamburger.
    Pour off grease and add salsa.
    Cook to warm salsa.
    Sprinkle shredded cheese over tortilla chips and microwave to melt cheese
    Place Hamburger mixture over chips then sprinkle more cheese over mixture.
    Microwave again to melt additional cheese.

    Serve with guacamole and sour cream.

  • Oh no, Barbara. Do you have Adobe Acrobat Reader? Is anyone else having problems with the download?

    Barbara e-mail me at stvauthor at yahoo dot com and I’ll see if I can send it to you.

  • Donna Brookmyer says:

    I had the same result as Barbara. Would you please send it to me at my e-mail. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com Thank you so much!

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