Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Guest Author: Julie Hyzy

Julie Hyzy, author of the White House Chef Mystery series, has been kind enough to stop by Reading with Tequila to share an orginal recipe - with tequila!

+/- 2 lbs thinly pounded chicken cutlets
1 Tbsp lime zest
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup tequila
1/3 cup triple sec
1 finely chopped jalapeno pepper

Combine all ingredients (except chicken) in a gallon sized zip-top bag. Add chicken, zip closed and allow to marinate in refrigerator for at least a half hour.

Just before you want to serve, grill chicken (about 4 minutes per side, give or take), until done.

Top with your favorite salsa and serve with a tall, cold Margarita!

About the Author

Julie Hyzy's first experience with food included flipping burgers and chopping onions at a neighborhood hot dog stand. She traded that experience for a job as a singing waitress at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour -- but gave that up when she started college (and because she couldn't carry a tune).

Over the years, she's acted in community theater productions, appeared in television commercials, and crashed a previously all-male fraternity to become one of the first female brothers in Loyola University's Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Julie had dreams of becoming a writer, but family, friends, and frat brothers convinced her otherwise. Having held positions as junior officer at a downtown bank, office manager at an architectural firm, and financial advisor at a prestigious wealth management company, she realizes that the business degree was probably a good choice -- but fiction is truly her passion. Now, with some well-earned life experience behind her, she's delighted to finally be able to make writing a priority in her life.

About the Book

With a new First Family, White House executive chef Olivia Paras can't afford to make any mistakes. But when a box of take-out chicken mysteriously shows up for the First Kids, she soon finds herself in a "no-wing" situation. After Olivia refuses to serve the chicken, the First Lady gives her the cold shoulder. But when it turns out to be poisoned poultry, Olivia realizes the kids are true targets.

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