Saturday, December 04, 2010

Wild Card Weekend - Lyn Cote

Oooh, just what we need here at the PHS on a cold early December Saturday!  Please welcome Lyn Cote with a great comfort food recipe!

Lyn Cote here-I live in the northwoods of Wisconsin in a cottage on a lake. The ice has covered the narrow channel outside my window and is working its way over the larger bays of the lake. When the ice appears, I think comfort food. Here's my family's favorite recipe. Hope you like it too.

Lyn Cote's Baked Macaroni

I adapted this recipe from my 1940 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. I've cut the fat content from the original and changed to whole wheat macaroni to up the fiber. So you can indulge with this recipe, knowing that it's healthy!

1 lb. whole wheat macaroni

White sauce:

6 Tb butter or margarine

¾ c. flour

5 c. skim milk

¾ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper


1 lb grated cheddar cheese

1 c. bread crumbs

Cook macaroni, drain and put into greased, deep casserole dish or bowl. Make the white sauce and take pan off heat (to keep the cheese from becoming stringy). Add 2/3rd's of the grated cheese. Stir till melted. Pour over macaroni. Sprinkle remaining cheese and bread crumbs over top. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. May serve as side dish or main course.

Drop by  or  to learn more about Lyn Cote's literary concoctions!

BTW, my latest Love Inspired Historical romance, Her Healing Ways, comes out this week. I think it's one of the best stories I've written. Here's the blurb:

Unconventional. Unafraid. Unwelcome. A female physician with an adopted black daughter? The townsfolk of Idaho Bend will never accept Dr. Mercy Gabriel—even when faced with a deadly cholera epidemic. But all Mercy needs is one man willing to listen…and to trust.

Four years of war command turned Lon Mackey into a footloose gambler who can't abide attachments. Yet he can't help getting riled by the threats Mercy keeps receiving. Her trailblazing courage could reignite his faith and humanity. And his loyalty could make her dream—for the first time—of a family of her own….

This book is the final in my "Gabriel Sisters" series about three Quaker sisters: In the wake of the Civil War, three women combat injustice and find true love

Hope you'll remember it when buying Christmas presents. It's a story appropriate for a teen and great-grandmother and all the ages in between. Hope you have a lovely holiday season!—Lyn Cote


  1. This sounds SOOOOO yummy! I'm going to have to head to the store tomorrow and make this for dinner! :) Thanks for sharing!


  2. Thanks for sharing the recipe. After reading the blurb of HER HEALING WAYS and then reading it's good for a grandmother as well as a teen, wow! Makes for a perfect gift.

  3. Brandi,
    Hope it turns out for you. If you like it more sassy, choose Sharp or Medium cheddar. And a bonus, it makes a big batch and gets better each day.

  4. Nas,
    I enjoy hearing from families where the grandma, mother, and daughter have all shared the story!
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Yum -- I look forward to making that some time very soon.
    Lyn, I took your Conflict Grid workshop back in September - fantastic. I'm finding it brilliant plotting out a new book.
    Hope you have a great Christmas.

  6. Thanks for letting me know, Joanne. The conflict grid is my #1 tool for starting a new book!
    Merry Christmas all!