Elizabeth Lowell

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Granite Man is the fourth book in a series I wrote about the men and women working the Rocking M Ranch. Through difficult times the MacKenzie and Blackthorn families maintained a connection to the land and to each other.

Cash McQueen had learned the hard way not to trust a woman. The only exception was his sister, Carla. When he met Mariah MacKenzie on the Rocking M ranch, he thought she was like all but one woman he had known, looking for a man to take care of every little thing for her.

Mariah had come to the Rocking M looking for the brother she adored and had been taken from so many years ago. Instead, she found Cash. Despite his rough edges, she is drawn to him. Together they look for Mad Jack’s lost gold mine and find instead a blazing passion. But will passion be enough to convince a hard-rock miner like Cash to trust her, to return her love?

Granite Man is only $2.99 in eBook.

Here’s a favorite recipe inspired by simple cooking and Granite Man. You can sear the pork for added flavor, but we’re skipping that step here in favor of ease of preparation–giving you more time to read! Throw some 1” cubes of potatoes or butternut squash (or both) in the oven for 10 minutes while you prep the meat and you’ll have a full meal!

 

Mariah’s Roasted Pork Tenderloin

  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste

 

Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or foil for easy clean up (optional).

Toss your potatoes or butternut squash in a little olive oil and salt, add to the baking sheet, and cook for 10 minutes if you want veggies with this dish.

Meanwhile, finely chop the garlic. In a small bowl, stir together the chopped garlic, parsley, sage, olive oil, and a little salt. Rub this mixture over the pork tenderloin.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and add the pork tenderloin to the sheet. Be careful–it’s HOT!

Return the sheet to the oven and cook for another 12-15 minutes, until the internal temperature of the pork is 145F at the thickest point and the vegetables are tender. Remove from the oven and let the pork rest for 5 minutes.

Serve immediately and dig in to Granite Man for dessert 🙂

Elizabeth

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