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Iron Skillet Man, Book 3 in the Parody Cookbook Series is NOW AVAILABLE!

Iron Skillet Man; The Stark Truth About Pepper and Pots

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a cookbook!

Move over men of steel! Make room mutants, aliens, and chemically or radioactively enhanced rescuers! Prepare to assemble your spatulas and get your “Flame on!” while the heroic Hallee the Homemaker™ (whose secret identity is Christian author and blogger Hallee Bridgeman) swings into action and shows her mettle with her third title in the Hallee’s Galley parody cookbook series.

Is your skillet-sense starting to tingle? Don’t start crawling the walls, worthy citizen. Hallee constructs comic fun, jabbing at the cultural obsession with super powered heroes and villains. Along the way, readers will thrill to action packed explanations, daring “do it yourself” techniques, tremendous tips, and lots of real food/whole food recipes that achieve truly heroic heights. Ironically, while just a mild mannered cookbook by day, wrapped in a parody and surrounded by a comedy by night — the recipes are absolutely real and within the grasp of ordinary beings.

Along with revealing the stark truth about pepper and pots, learn how to clean and season cast iron and care for cookware so it will last for generations. Recipes run the gamut from red meats to vegetables and from fish to fowl. Super skillet breads and divine desserts rush to the rescue.

In these colorful pages, you might just discover the x-factor to overcome even the most sinister kitchen confrontation. With Iron Skillet Man fighting for you, ordinary meals transform into extraordinary super powered provisions, whether cooking over a campfire or a conventional stove top.

A comprehensive collection of 89 real-food recipes – anything you can think of to cook in a skillet. From Southern Fried Chicken to Vegetarian Fajitas to Corn Cake with Stewed Cherries to Irish Soda Bread to Orange Drop Doughnuts and everything in-between.

Iron Skillet Man; The Stark Truth About Pepper and Pots! is now available for $6.99 in ebook form at the following locations:

DeeperShopping, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, GooglePlay

And — don’t miss the other books in Hallee’s Galley Parody Cookbook Series!

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Upcoming Books

Look for the upcoming release of A Carol for Kent, Book 3 in the Song of Suspense Series.
Soon after, I will begin publishing the serial World War II action drama, Virtues and Valor. Every month, there will be a new issue.

Upcoming Events

This year is my busy travel year. I have something every month through October. For now, here are my February/March events. If you want more, you can find them on my event page.

ROMFEST Readers & Writers Conference 2014
March 19 – 23
Knoxville Airport Hilton,
2001 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701 United States
Join Hallee Bridgeman and dozens of other best selling authors in Knoxville for this unique conference. Co-Sponsored by Trista Ann Michaels & Smoky Mountain Romance Writers. Theme: “The Glitz and Glamor of Romance.”

Lincoln Regional Book Festival
April 12 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Lincoln County Library; Stanford, KY,
201 Lancaster St, Stanford, KY 40484 United States
Join Kentucky Christian author Hallee Bridgeman and other local authors for the Lincoln Regional Book Festival.

That should bring you up to speed for me for the next two months.

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Crockpot Cookbook Title Poll!

Last week, I asked readers for suggestions for the title of my new cookbook, which is going to be a collection of crock pot recipes. The winner will win autographed paperback copies of Fifty Shades of Gravy, A Christian Gets Saucy!; The Walking Bread, The Bread Will Rise!; AND the Hallee the Crockpotter and ________ cookbooks! I’ve narrowed it down to three favorites — now it’s your turn to decide. Vote on your favorite! And get your friends to vote!

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The Walking Bread; The Bread Will Rise! Is Now Available!

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Book 2 in my Parody Cookbook Series, The Walking Bread; The Bread Will Rise! is now available! It will be available in ebook form ONLY on Amazon for the time being. You can get it at this link. It will be available in paperback everywhere.

While confronting and redeeming a recent popular secular phenomenon, Hallee Bridgeman, A.K.A. “Hallee the Homemaker” finds every grain of truth in her second whole food, real food cookbook with in-depth analysis and amazing recipes of yeast breads, quick breads, sourdoughs, and breads using grains other than wheat. The Walking Bread is a cookbook wrapped in a parody surrounded by a comedy with a tongue firmly inserted into a cheek — but the recipes are “dead serious” and may leave readers searching for all the tasty bread crumbs.

“I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.” John 6:48-51

Readers, bakers, homemakers, and cooks all over the world will find themselves slathering the good stuff atop the muffins or corn bread; speeding through the quick breads; and going ape of over the banana bread. These bread recipes are so good, so healthy, and so easy you will want to pass them down from generation to generation.

“I was in a loaf or death situation yeasterday, then I found this cookbook! Now I’m on a roll.”
A homemaker in the USA TODAY said

“I used to rack my grain for hours trying to bake. I made such great bread with this book, my husband brought me flours.”
THE TIMES this has been said are numerous

“If you knead to get serious about the zombie apocalypse, this cookbook is ammunition.”
We’re sure the DAILY MIRROR wishes they had quoted this

“Instead of loafing around, I learned how to bake! Now I don’t feel so crumby!”
Part of SOUTHERN LIVING is overhearing these kinds of remarks now and then

Muffin wrong with this cookbook. If you’re serious about saving some dough, you butter memorize it. It’s the yeast you can do.”
A reader in WEST VIRGINIA JOURNALed

50Sog3To celebrate the release of The Walking Bread; The Bread Will Rise, Book 2 of the Parody Cookbook Series, Fifty Shades of Gravy; A Christian Gets Saucy! book 1 of the Parody Cookbook Series is FREE!

Yes! FREE! On September 3-4, Fifty Shades of Gravy will be FREE in ebook form! Click this link to get the free book on Amazon!

SI_New_ebook_v1.4In other news: Sapphire Ice is 99¢ everywhere it’s sold in e-book form all month long!
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Robin’s heart is as cold as her deep blue eyes. After a terrifying childhood, she trusts neither God nor men. With kindness and faith, Tony prays for the opportunity to shatter the wall of ice around her heart. When a frigid phantom from the forgotten past threatens their future, Tony’s unshakable confidence and Robin’s new-found faith must melt the threatening maelstrom.

If you have read any of my books, it would do me such an honor if you would leave a review for them. I LOVE hearing from you and love honest reviews!!

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The Book That Won Me the Disapproving Judgement of Christians All Over the World…(And a Cover Reveal)

…is here!

Fifty Shades of Gravy, A Christian Gets Saucy!

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If you’d like an autographed copy, they are $9 plus shipping. You can email me at hallee@bridgemanfamily.com to request your copy today!

And, coming soon:

The Walking Bread, the Bread Will Rise: a cookbook (and a parody)

The Walking Bread

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Free Indeed

50Sog3Here are sections of the introduction of Fifty Shades of Gravy; a Christian Gets Saucy.

FREE INDEED

We live in a world that groans beneath the weight of sin that entered at the fall of man. Everywhere we turn, there is pain, hatred, abuse, war, jealousy, greed, and malice. Whether they consciously do it or not, people seeking to free themselves from their chains, longing to end their internal suffering, turn to all types of carnality. They are lost in a world that offers them, not truth, but lies.

The Biblical book of Galatians spells out the types of gratification of the flesh lost people seek when they ache for peace and freedom: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness … yet even when carnally fulfilled, human souls still cry out for freedom from the ropes that bind and enslave us to our sin.

This cookbook is a purposeful parody of a piece of fiction that glorifies the kind of unbalanced dominance and submission that leads to pain, abandonment, forced (non-consensual) sexual acts, and brokenness. While it is a parody, the very serious and very real fact is that there are real people all around us who desperately seek tranquility and truth in this world and who, instead, fall into the trap of pain and bondage in the vain hope that suffering will fulfill their quest. The world promises that a total surrender to the pleasure/pain promised by the flesh will free us, but the Bible warns us that such will only further trap us.

The good news is that Christ can free us from all of our bonds. He is the Bread of Life. Accepting Christ into our lives brings with it the Holy Spirit, and the Spirit brings us love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

When we embrace the love of Christ, we break the chains of slavery to heartache, pain, and sin. We open our hearts and lives to enduring unconditional love and lasting peace.

“Jesus answered them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.'” John 8:34.

GRAVY INTRODUCTION

In my opinion, a good gravy can make an otherwise mediocre meal great while a bad gravy can make an otherwise amazing meal not so memorable. Gravy in its simplest definition is this:

  • some form of fat,
  • mixed with some form of starch,
  • mixed with some form of liquid.

However, some sauces in this book don’t require the thickening power of some form of starch. Liquids from cooking meat can actually be thickened into sauce by using the simple reduction method (applying heat until water and liquids have evaporated to form a thicker sauce).

Gravy is first found, historically, in medieval French cookbooks as gravé. When meat was prepared on a spit over an open fire, a pan was placed under the roasting meat to collect the drippings. The fat was then skimmed off of these juices, and this was served as a sauce with the meat. This was a rare, bloody sauce. Because the Bible forbids consumption of blood (Leviticus 7:26), during this same time period, Byzantine Christians and Jews were known to prepare a similar sauce, except that they cooked theirs over a high heat and added wine or fish sauce to it then served it as a dipping sauce for chunks of meat or bread.

Over time, these sauces, or jus, were improved with the addition of herbs, spices, and different liquids or fats as well as different thickening agents. Now, as you can tell by this cookbook containing 50 distinct gravy recipes, the disparate preparations and combinations could be considered countless. There are two really simple things you can do to ensure you serve the best gravy possible.

First, always use fresh, real, whole foods. It is painfully obvious when gravy comes “fresh” out of a jar or a magical “just add water” packet of dehydrated chemicals. The fact is you just can’t beat the taste of homemade, fresh, real, whole foods. Don’t let clever marketing gurus fool you into thinking a jar or packet is going to be the same or better. There’s simply no way something packaged with industrial grade chemical additives and preservatives in a modern factory can ever compete with a product made from scratch in your very own kitchen with simple whole food ingredients and love.

Second, taste it – a lot. That’s right. “Stick it and lick it” Plain, bland, boring gravy can kill a meal. You must taste it the entire time you’re preparing it. as in stick a clean spoon into the sauce and lick it off to see if the taste suits. Whenever I volunteer in the soup kitchen, I keep a ready supply of clean plastic spoons in my apron pocket. I “stick and lick” and dispose of those spoons the entire time I cook. The drippings and pan scrapings from preparing meats will never taste the same twice. You must use your senses – smell and look and taste – and add flavor enhancing herbs and spices as needed.

Some of the recipes you will find are entire meals (like Family Favorite Steak & Gravy), some are simple sauces (Au Jus), and some are gravies you make to serve alongside your prepared feast (Traditional Turkey Gravy). There are meaty gravies, comfort food gravies, vegan gravies, gluten-free gravies, and even chocolate gravies. Serve them over biscuits, rice, mashed potatoes, toast, sides, entrees, or simply lick the spoon and savor that liquid comfort we call gravy. Enjoy them.

THE BLURB:

Fifty Shades of Gravy; a Christian Gets Saucy is a cookbook wrapped in a parody surrounded by a comedy with a tongue firmly inserted into a cheek – but the recipes are deadly serious and may leave readers licking the gravy boat. Hallee Bridgeman, A.K.A. “Hallee the Homemaker” rides the gravy train to triumph and hilarity with her premiere cookbook, revealing the secrets of that most seductive comfort food – gravy. Her famous whole food, real food recipes bathe in luxuriant liquid comfort with recipes that are sure to captivate and enslave any audience. Hallee starts with stocks and broths and then explores every shade of gravy you can whip up. Some recipes are entire meals and some are simple sauces while still others are gravies served alongside a traditional holiday feast. There are meaty gravies, comfort food gravies, vegan gravies, gluten-free gravies, and even chocolate gravies! For any gravy question you were too ashamed to ask, this saucy Christian shares the answer.
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Fifty Shades of Gravy, a Christian Gets Saucy

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Hallee Bridgeman

Presents

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I am so excited to announce this book to you.

Fifty Shades of Gravy; a Christian Gets Saucy
‘Probably’ a New York Times Bestseller

As you can imagine, I had a lot of fun writing it.

Submitted for your pleasure, a cookbook intended to dominate ALL of your “Big Dang Sauce Making” (BDSM) desires.

For now, it will only be available at Amazon. You can get the eBook for $5.99 at this link: Fifty Shades of Gravy; a Christian Gets Saucy

An announcement will be made as soon as the paperback is available. The cost of the paperback will be $8.99.

Rave Reviews for

Fifty Shades of Gravy; a Christian Gets Saucy:

“The perfect gift for a submissive housewife!” –
– a homemaker in ATLANTA JOURNALed

“Made me want to lick it all up!” –
– a guy in WASHINGTON POSTed on his blog

Mouthwatering … Left me wanting more!” –
– someone in NEW YORK said a few TIMES

“Doing gravy is no longer torture!” –
– a reader in OHIO DEMOCRATically opined

Whipped it, beat it, served it up on a platter!” –
– a lady in L.A POSTed

Fifty Shades of Gravy “a Christian Gets Saucy!” is a cookbook wrapped in a parody surrounded by a comedy with a tongue firmly inserted into a cheek – but the recipes are deadly serious and may leave readers licking the gravy boat. Hallee Bridgeman, A.K.A. “Hallee the Homemaker” rides the gravy train to triumph and hilarity with her premiere cookbook, revealing the secrets of that most seductive comfort food – gravy. Her famous whole food, real food recipes bathe in luxuriant liquid comfort with recipes that are sure to captivate and enslave any audience. Hallee starts with stocks and broths and then explores every shade of gravy you can whip up. Some recipes are entire meals and some are simple sauces while still others are gravies served alongside a traditional holiday feast. There are meaty gravies, comfort food gravies, vegan gravies, gluten-free gravies, and even chocolate gravies! For any gravy question you were too ashamed to ask, this saucy Christian shares the answer.

Please consider leaving a review if you purchase it — reviews help others find it.In other news: Greater Than Rubies has made it to #4 in Christian Romances on Amazon. If you have read the book, it would do me such an honor if you would leave a review for it. I LOVE hearing from you and love honest reviews!!

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