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Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Susan R. Hughes writes contemporary and historical romance novels set mainly in Canada. Learn more about her and her books at her website. 

In my newest release, Forever Your Valentine, divorced mother Faith Kinley meets former hockey pro Cole McKenna on Valentine’s Day, and sparks fly. He repairs her broken oven, and in gratitude she offers to make him her famous chicken biscuit pie. Little does he know how super easy it is to make! My mom got this recipe from her friend Wyldeen’s mother in 1955 and has been making it for 60 years! I have warm memories of this dish when I was growing up. I loved the biscuit topper soaked with cream of mushroom soup (and tolerated the vegetables.) It’s a delicious way to use up leftover chicken.

Chicken Biscuit Pie
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup water     
1 cup cooked chicken, cubed
1/2 cup cooked peas
2 tbsp. chopped pimentos
mushrooms, carrots, onion, celery (optional)
baking powder biscuit dough (Bisquick)

Blend all ingredients (except Bisquick) in a bowl. Turn into greased baking dish.

Follow directions on the Bisquick package to make the “topper.” Roll out and shape the dough (about ½” thick) to fit your baking dish and place over mixture. If you have leftover dough, shape them into individual biscuits and bake alongside the pie. Bake at 450 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Forever Your Valentine
Faith Kinley would rather forget all about Valentine’s Day. Last February 14th, she caught her husband with another woman. This Valentine’s Day takes a turn for the better when Faith runs into dead-sexy Cole McKenna. Attraction crackles between them, but Cole’s a confirmed bachelor whose career as a hockey scout keeps him on the road most of the year. With her heart still mending from her divorce, Faith resolves to keep her relationship with Cole strictly platonic—a pledge that becomes harder to keep as they grow closer. Will one night together ruin their friendship, or could they be falling in love?


Kristy said...

Chicken and biscuits! Two of my favorites. Definitely comfort food and so good on a winter's night.

Kelly Rae said...

Looks like the perfect cold weather meal! Thanks for the new recipe!

Carol said...

I agree with Kristy! I make chicken pot pie, which is very similar. Little else beats this dish when it's so cold out. Cole sounds like he's just the man for Faith. I'll have to pick up a copy!

Susan R. Hughes said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kristy, Kelly and Carol.

Stephanie Queen said...

I love these warm one-dish recipes!
I also love romances about hockey players! I'm a sucker for sports romance.
Thanks for sharing, Susan!

Angela Adams said...

What a great recipe! A hot, tasty, yummy dish -- just right for the cold weather we're having here in Philly! Thanks for sharing.

Mona Risk said...

I'm sure my grandchildren would love this pie.

E. Ayers said...

Waving Hi to Cloris and Susan.
I think the 1950's was all about comfort food. Looks yummy, thanks for the recipe.

I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Susan's book and it was a great read! Susan always creates such wonderful characters, super stories, and yet keeps the sweet tenderness of love they way it should be in all of her books!

Susan R. Hughes said...

Thanks, E! What a nice thing to say.

Joan Reeves said...

Hey, Lois! Hey, Susan! Perfect comfort food recipe. Thanks.

Joan Reeves said...

Hey, Lois! Hey, Susan! Perfect comfort food recipe. Thanks.