Jodie Bailey – Recipe for Romance – Part 2 of 2

Shannon here: Romantic Suspense author, Jodie Bailey shares her recipe for Bruschetta Chicken. Comment or answer the question at the end of any post dated Feb 8 – 11 to enter the drawing for her title, Compromised Identity. U.S. only. Deadline: Feb 20th, 11: 59 pm central time. Here’s Jodie:

Crossfire by Jodie BaileyJodie Bailey

In Compromised Identity, Army Staff Sergeant Jessica Dylan finds comfort in cooking.  It’s her coping mechanism and the way she shows love for others.  When Staff Sergeant Sean Turner crashes into her life, he challenges everything, including her love of healthy eating.  When he insists she needs his protection and shows up at her house to ensure her safety, she handles the stress by doing what she does best… taking control in her kitchen and challenging his need for comfort food with a recipe she used to make with her mother.  Turns out, the way to a man’s heart really is through his stomach.  And although danger intrudes halfway through dinner, Sean discovers he’s already falling for the woman he thought he’d never need.

Bruschetta Chicken


1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic
  • ¼ teaspoon each of salt and pepper
  • 8 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, rolled and chopped
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 
lb chicken breast cutlets OR chicken breasts sliced longways and pounded thin

egg, beaten

cup Italian breadcrumbs    

  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Toss together tomatoes, basil, Parmesan, and garlic. Whisk together balsamic, olive oil, salt, and pepper and toss with tomato mixture. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes or longer, stirring occasionally.
  • Heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken in beaten egg, then roll in breadcrumbs.
  • Brown chicken over medium heat until golden brown and no longer pink in the middle.

Remove from heat and spoon bruschetta mixture over chicken.  Serve with buttered noodles and a side salad.

About Jodie: Jodie Bailey writes novels about freedom and the heroes who fight for it.  Her military romantic suspense, Crossfire, won a 2014 RT Reviewers Choice Award. Quilted by Christmas, a contemporary romance from Abindgon, spent two months on the CBA bestseller list and won a 2015 Selah Award. She is convinced a camping trip to the beach with her family, a good cup of coffee, and a great book can cure all ills. Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs.

About the book – Compromised Identity: Staff sergeant Jessica Dylan confronts a female soldier Compromised Identity by Jodie Baileyin the act of stealing her laptop—and almost pays with her life. But a blue-eyed mystery man rushes to her aid just in time, and Jessica learns the handsome army staff sergeant has been investigating her. Sean Turner believes a ring of cyberterrorists who’ve been attacking military bases are now specifically targeting Jessica. And he’s determined to figure out why they are tracking her every move. As the threats against Jessica escalate and attempts are made on her life, Sean vows to stop the hackers. Yet the heart-scarred soldier is set on keeping an emotional distance…especially when they discover what the terrorists are really after.

Question for Readers: What do you find comfort in doing?

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10 Responses to “Jodie Bailey – Recipe for Romance – Part 2 of 2”

  • Shelia Hall says:

    Reading and cooking

  • Jodie Bailey says:

    You sound like me, Shelia!

  • kim amundsen says:

    Reading and Adult coloring books.

  • Reading, crafting, and watching sappy Hallmark movies. I also like watching kiddy movies with my family, but my son’s getting old enough, there has to be lots of action for him to sit through them. We watch the Avenger movies a lot. But I still love Inkheart, Tangled, and Toy Story. Maybe I’ll start watching them by myself 🙂

  • Janet Estridge says:

    I find comfort in getting away and going to the beach. Sand, Surf, Sun, Books, and Chocolate what more could a girl ask for.

  • ELIZA ELLIOT says:

    I find comfort in reading and hanging out with my family.

  • Jasmine A. says:

    Reading, nature/scenery since I live in the mountains of Montana, my volunteer work….

  • chris granville says:

    Reading and sewing
    God bless you Please have a terrific day

  • Jodie Bailey says:

    Kim, we have only recently discovered adult coloring books at our house. So much fun! Working on one now that is challenging me though. Some of them are HARD!

    Shannon, thanks for having me! My daughter is all about the Avengers. I think it’s all about Thor’s hair…

    Janet, you are a woman after my own heart. Someone said to me once, “Every woman should know where to go when her soul needs soothing. Yep, believe me, I know. Salt water and sand.

    Eliza, I wish I had more time to read! Seems I only fit it in at bedtime now. Oh, to have a DAY to read the way I used to!

    Jasmine, ooh… you have pretty nature!

    Chris, I tried to sew. I am no good at it, which stinks because my grandmother was the greatest seamstress ever. I think that gene skipped me, sadly.

  • stvannatter says:

    I have a winner! Jasmine A. won the drawing. I appreciate Jodie for being my guest and everyone else for stopping by.

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