Thank you so much for stopping by! My Novel Noshing blog series is up and running. It’s a series where a different author is invited to guest post for the week, featuring their latest work, and discussing a food and recipe associated with it. This week on my Novel Noshing blog series, I am featuring author Kate Chambers! Kate has a novel-in-progress, a RomCom, SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW.
Kate is a rebel librarian, glitter covered crafter, and lifelong storyteller who wrote her first full story at ten. She also writes fan fiction, but that’s another story. When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found watching her Atlanta Braves with her handsome husband and adorable little girl.
About the Book/Inspiration (In the author’s own words!)
SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW features tons of food, as you would expect of a novel about a baker and chef, from pastries to pasta, but this is the first dish Jane, our heroine, makes for her professional chef celebrity crush, Lincoln. Jane admits that while it’s one of her favorite meals her grandmother made in her childhood, and one of the first things she ever learned to cook on her own. she’s never made it for anyone else before.
The inspiration for this recipe is my Nonnie’s stroganoff, which is my favorite food in the world, and she used to make it for me, even packing up leftovers for to take back to college. It’s pretty simple, but it’s so warm and cozy, it just fills up your soul.
1 16 oz bag extra-wide egg noodles
8 oz stew beef
8 oz sliced white mushrooms
1 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup
¼ cup beef broth
¾ cup sour cream
3 TBs canola oil
2 TBs butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare noodles according to package (you can do this simultaneously with the rest of your prep) and salt and pepper beef.
In a large skillet, heat oil until shimmering, then brown beef. Remove from the skillet.
Return the skillet to heat, add mushrooms and butter. Saute until golden.
Add mushroom soup and stir to combine. Add beef broth, stir to combine, and allow to come to a bubbling simmer.
Return beef to skillet and add sour cream. Return to a bubbling simmer and let simmer for five minutes.
Serve over cooked egg noodles and enjoy!
Thank you so much, Kate, for sharing about your book, and for the delicious Stroganoff recipe!
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If you try Kate’s Stroganoff recipe, tell me about it in the comments. I love to connect through my blog, so if you have any questions for Kate or me, reach out! If there is a novel you love, where food is featured somehow, I’d love to hear about it. Share the info in the comments!
Next week, I will be featuring author Jen Gilroy. I hope you’ll stop by again to learn about her latest novel, and food inspired by it!