Tuesday, July 15, 2014



Frank D’Antonio wants to make his own mark in life without his family's name as help. But his father’s death forces him to join his brothers to save their business.  After twelve years of dedicated work, his brothers conspire to sell out, leaving Frank confused, angry, and totally unsure of his future.

He moves away, escaping from everything, even his family's name. Assuming a new identity, he takes a job in a hotel once owned by his family and starts a new life. In a few short months, he falls in love with the hotel's tennis instructor and eventually gets caught up in a political scandal. The twists and turns of his new life lead him to answers about himself and his father, changing his world forever. Silent Partner is a fast paced novel that builds up as you read along. It's a murder mystery woven through one man's struggle to find himself that will keep you turning the pages to the very end.


Recipes of the Week

Italian Meat Loaf

1 tbls olive oil
3 cups chopped onions (3)
1 tsp chopped thyme
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp pepper
3 tbls Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup chicken stock or broth
1 tbls tomato paste
2 1/2 lbs ground chuck
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
2 large eggs (beaten)
1/2 cup ketchup
2 Italian sausages (out of the casing and crumbled)

Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Heat the oil and add onions, thyme, salt and pepper until the onions are translucent. Stir occasionally, Off the heat add Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock and tomato paste. Allow to cool.

In a large bowl combine meat with sausage mixing the two evenly distribute. Add the onion mixture, bread crumbs, and eggs and mix lightly with a fork. Don;t mash the meat or the loaf will be dense.

Shape the mixture into a rectangular loaf on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper. Spread the ketchup evenly on top.

Bake for 1-1 1/4 hours or  until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. A pan of hot water under the loaf will keep the top from cracking. Serve Hot!

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