NerdGuy Cooks (recipes from the books)

"Wait Until Dark" - Baked 'Fried' Chicken

Recipe (printable PDF) The Night Stalkers #3EXCERPT: Connie eased a step back toward the door. Then another. Paps placed a hand on her arm.“Whoa there, girl.”His voice had been soft,...

"Wait Until Dark" - Baked 'Fried' Chicken

Recipe (printable PDF) The Night Stalkers #3EXCERPT: Connie eased a step back toward the door. Then another. Paps placed a hand on her arm.“Whoa there, girl.”His voice had been soft,...

"Gryphon" - Georgian Cheese Bread (Khachapuri)

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #14EXCERPT:Chief Kancheli’s secretary nodded for him to proceed up the stairs. Tamar was a deceptively attractive woman with a model’s flow of brunette hair, a...

"Gryphon" - Georgian Cheese Bread (Khachapuri)

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #14EXCERPT:Chief Kancheli’s secretary nodded for him to proceed up the stairs. Tamar was a deceptively attractive woman with a model’s flow of brunette hair, a...

"I Own the Dawn" Chicken Biryani

Recipe (printable PDF) The Night Stalkers #2EXCERPT:Kee had expected to be overpowered by the stench of unwashed bodies in the Pakistani market. Instead it was the bite of sizzling spices...

"I Own the Dawn" Chicken Biryani

Recipe (printable PDF) The Night Stalkers #2EXCERPT:Kee had expected to be overpowered by the stench of unwashed bodies in the Pakistani market. Instead it was the bite of sizzling spices...

"The Night Is Mine" - Lime Cheesecake with Mirr...

Recipe (printable PDF) The Night Stalkers #1 EXCERPT:As she dropped exhausted onto a barstool with her own slice of almond-crusted lime cheesecake, Daniel breezed in.“Well, that was fun.”His dry tone...

"The Night Is Mine" - Lime Cheesecake with Mirr...

Recipe (printable PDF) The Night Stalkers #1 EXCERPT:As she dropped exhausted onto a barstool with her own slice of almond-crusted lime cheesecake, Daniel breezed in.“Well, that was fun.”His dry tone...

"Skibird" Lazy-night Frittata

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #11EXCERPT:“What’s this? More stragglers?” The chef called out when he spotted them. “You folks from the crash team they’ve been squawking about so fierce?”“Aye, that...

"Skibird" Lazy-night Frittata

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #11EXCERPT:“What’s this? More stragglers?” The chef called out when he spotted them. “You folks from the crash team they’ve been squawking about so fierce?”“Aye, that...

"Lightning" Chicken Piccata

Recipe (printable PDF) EXCERPT:“They burned one of my ships with an orbital laser?” President Roy Cole sounded… Miranda reached for her notebook.“Aghast,” Andi whispered.“Oh,” Miranda nodded as the waiter served...

"Lightning" Chicken Piccata

Recipe (printable PDF) EXCERPT:“They burned one of my ships with an orbital laser?” President Roy Cole sounded… Miranda reached for her notebook.“Aghast,” Andi whispered.“Oh,” Miranda nodded as the waiter served...

"Start the Chase" Ma Po Bean Curd

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #9EXCERPT:Andrea forced herself to relax by brute force—which failed miserably. “Other than each of my flight tests, it’s the first time I’ve had an FAA...

"Start the Chase" Ma Po Bean Curd

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #9EXCERPT:Andrea forced herself to relax by brute force—which failed miserably. “Other than each of my flight tests, it’s the first time I’ve had an FAA...

"White Top" Headlands Sourdough Bagels

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #8EXCERPT:Marine Corps HMX-1’s perfect seventy-four-year safety record ended seven seconds later.Dead level and flying at two hundred and thirty-seven miles per hour, twenty-six-thousand pounds of...

"White Top" Headlands Sourdough Bagels

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #8EXCERPT:Marine Corps HMX-1’s perfect seventy-four-year safety record ended seven seconds later.Dead level and flying at two hundred and thirty-seven miles per hour, twenty-six-thousand pounds of...

"Havoc" Kiwifruit Quick Bread

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #7EXCERPT:“Choking on an emu, Holl? Spit it out ’cause there’s no way to swallow it.”She nodded again, then shook her head, then looked at him...

"Havoc" Kiwifruit Quick Bread

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #7EXCERPT:“Choking on an emu, Holl? Spit it out ’cause there’s no way to swallow it.”She nodded again, then shook her head, then looked at him...

"Osprey" Chicken and Bacon Yorkshire Pie

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #13EXCERPT:The pub’s fish and chips at such an inland location seemed counterintuitive to Miranda—though the numerous black-headed seagulls they’d spotted would argue that point. Nothing...

"Osprey" Chicken and Bacon Yorkshire Pie

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #13EXCERPT:The pub’s fish and chips at such an inland location seemed counterintuitive to Miranda—though the numerous black-headed seagulls they’d spotted would argue that point. Nothing...

"Chinook" Pork Dumplings

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #6EXCERPT:Probably the great-granddaughter of one of the comfort women from the Japanese Army’s occupation during World War II.Yes, he could work with that. She would...

"Chinook" Pork Dumplings

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #6EXCERPT:Probably the great-granddaughter of one of the comfort women from the Japanese Army’s occupation during World War II.Yes, he could work with that. She would...

"Nightwatch" Shepherd's Pie (2 ways)

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #12EXCERPT:“Shoot me now, please!” Andi collapsed on the bed of their Gig Harbor team house.“I don’t have a gun with me.” Miranda wore a long...

"Nightwatch" Shepherd's Pie (2 ways)

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #12EXCERPT:“Shoot me now, please!” Andi collapsed on the bed of their Gig Harbor team house.“I don’t have a gun with me.” Miranda wore a long...

"Raider" Double Crust Apple Pie

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #5EXCERPT:Miranda handed him a tray with a large portion of steaming lasagna, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, a crusty sourdough bread roll, and a side of fresh apple...

"Raider" Double Crust Apple Pie

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #5EXCERPT:Miranda handed him a tray with a large portion of steaming lasagna, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, a crusty sourdough bread roll, and a side of fresh apple...

"Ghostrider" Fast Fajitas

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #4EXCERPT:Unable to sleep, Miranda sat up in bed and fired up her laptop.The discussion at dinner had circled around a variety of topics. But one...

"Ghostrider" Fast Fajitas

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #4EXCERPT:Unable to sleep, Miranda sat up in bed and fired up her laptop.The discussion at dinner had circled around a variety of topics. But one...

"Condor" - Syrniki Pancakes

(Note: This one recipe was previously posted some years ago. It took a while for the idea to grab me. Here it is in the order it belongs.) Recipe (printable...

"Condor" - Syrniki Pancakes

(Note: This one recipe was previously posted some years ago. It took a while for the idea to grab me. Here it is in the order it belongs.) Recipe (printable...

"Thunderbolt" - ANZAC Apple Pie

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #2EXCERPT:“Wow! That’s a huge turkey,” Jeremy flapped his arms as if it was eight feet wide.Miranda did her best not to laugh.It wasn’t that big,...

"Thunderbolt" - ANZAC Apple Pie

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #2EXCERPT:“Wow! That’s a huge turkey,” Jeremy flapped his arms as if it was eight feet wide.Miranda did her best not to laugh.It wasn’t that big,...

"Drone" - Pizza: Slow and Fast

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #1EXCERPT:“Holly?”“What?” As if she didn’t know that he was asking about what she’d found in the rear of the wreck. At least if the engine...

"Drone" - Pizza: Slow and Fast

Recipe (printable PDF) Miranda Chase #1EXCERPT:“Holly?”“What?” As if she didn’t know that he was asking about what she’d found in the rear of the wreck. At least if the engine...