July Harlequin Spotlight: A Texas BBQ Recipe with Carla Cassidy, author of Colton Cowboy Hideout




New York Times bestselling author Carla Cassidy kicks off another gripping Colton romance in cowboy country! 

After years in hiding, Josie Colton has her life back. But to settle a family promise, she must find an old clue buried at the Colton Valley Ranch. She enlists the help of ranch foreman Tanner Grange—in exchange for working as his twin toddlers’ new nanny. On their search, the single dad soon begins to lasso Josie’s heart.

Tanner agrees to assist Josie and is alarmed by how the Colton beauty fits so perfectly into his life. He’s got his hands full investigating the disappearance of his boss and caring for his little girls. When it’s clear someone will kill to stop Josie from uncovering the clue, Tanner vows to protect her…for life!


Texas BBQ Recipes from Carla Cassidy:



Carla Cassidy’s Easy Cowboy Barbecue Wings

I love a good meal that is also easy to prepare. These wings fit the bill!


Nonstick cooking spray

3 lbs of chicken wings

Salt and pepper

Your favorite barbecue sauce (mine is Ott’s Silver Dollar City Sweet Hickory)



Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray and then put wings on sheet.

Lightly salt and pepper

Bake until crisp, about 45 minutes

Warm sauce in pan. Add the cooked wings to the sauce and toss.

That’s it and they are delicious!




ccrCarla Cassidy’s Cowboy Finger Licking Good Ribs


4 lbs pork ribs

Your favorite pork rub (I use Grill Mates Pork Rub or

Grill Mates Applewood Rub)

Liquid Smoke

Your favorite barbecue sauce (I love Ott’s Silver Dollar

City Sweet Hickory)



Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Peel off membrane that covers the bony side of the ribs.

Rub with a little bit of liquid smoke and the pork rub.

Wrap in aluminum foil and place on baking sheet and bake for 2 ½ hours or until meat starts to shrink away from bones.

Heat broiler. Arrange ribs on broiler pan and brush with sauce. Turn over and repeat.

Broil until sauce is bubbly and cooked on.

Come and get it cowboys!



About the author:
Carla Cassidy lives in the Midwest with her husband, Frank .  Although she always loved to write, initially her dream was to be a dancer and actress.

She was a cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs football team and worked in local theater productions before packing her bags and leaving for New York City.
There she got a job as a singer/dancer in a band that traveled the east coast.  It was during those travels that she met her hero and married him.

While her children were small she remembered her love of writing and in 1988 sold her first book, a young adult romance.  In 1991 she sold her first adult romance to Silhouette and since that time has written over eighty books for Silhouette and Harlequin.

In 2004 she sold her first romantic suspense novel to New American Library.

She now writes for Silhouette, Harlequin and NAL Signet.

For more info, visit her website



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