A college professor once told me that all writers, particularly fiction writers, are compulsive liars. I am not sure that’s true, though most of us certainly know how to spin a web. I have discovered though that many of us, myself included, are thieves, of a sort. We steal ideas and inspiration from any and every where. No, most of us, at least the ones with some sort of scruples, won’t outright steal another person’s ideas, but other people’s ideas often spark our own. Such is absolutely the case for this post. In her introductory post, Celeste Jones mentioned a recipe as one of the possible ideas for a post. Then, I saw the recipes on the Corbin’s Bend website. Both had me wondering whether I had perhaps included food in one of my stories that I might have a recipe for.

As it turns out, I had. In a critical point in Playing with Fire, Stacy makes a Seven-Layer Salad.  This is indeed a real recipe that my family often has at cookouts and gatherings in the summer.

2 cans refried beans
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
2 avocados
3 tbsp. sour cream
1 sm. can chopped green chilies
1 pkg. grated Cheddar cheese
1 pkg. grated Monterey Jack cheese
2 tomatoes


Mix together beans and taco seasoning, then avocado and sour cream. Layer beans, avocado mixture, green chilies, cheeses and top with tomatoes. Heat until cheese melts. Can serve hot or cold. Get dip size corn chips and serve it as a dip.  (from: http://cooks.com/rc9bq9nh)

Bonus points if you can tell me the scene/event where Stacy makes this. 😉  Don’t forget to visit the other authors.