Carol Cox's Pineapple-Curry Grilled Chicken

Carol Cox is the author of nearly 30 novels and novellas. A third-generation Arizonan, Carol has a lifelong fascination with the Old West and hopes to make it live again in the hearts of her readers. She makes her home in northern Arizona, where the deer and the antelope really do play—often within view of the family’s front porch. To learn more about Carol and her books, visit her website at:

Love in Disguise
Can she solve the crime before they uncover her true identity?

Jobless and down to her last dime, Ellie Moore hears about a position with the Pinkerton Detective Agency and believes it’s the perfect chance to put her acting skills and costumes to use. Reluctantly, the agency agrees to give her one assignment, one chance to prove herself. Disguised as Lavinia Stewart, a middle-aged widow, Ellie travels to Arizona to begin her investigation. When the need arises, she also transforms into the dazzling Jessie Monroe, whose vivacious personality encourages people to talk.

Mine owner Steven Pierce is going to lose his business if he can’t figure out who’s stealing his silver shipments. In his wildest dreams, he never expected to receive help from a gray-haired widow . . . or to fall in love with her beautiful niece.
Then the thieves come after Lavinia and Jessie. Ellie isn’t safe no matter which character she plays! Should she give up and reveal her true identity? What will Steven do when he realizes the woman he’s falling in love with doesn’t really exist? Purchase Love in Disguise here. 

When warm weather comes along, it’s time to fire up the grill! This recipe is one my family discovered recently, and it has already become a favorite. I love the simplicity of grilling the main course of a meal and rounding it out with a simple salad and a steamed vegetable. It makes this a perfect choice when a deadline is looming, and I’m under time pressure. (Especially if I can get my husband to man the grill!) This recipe serves three, but it’s easy to adjust the ingredients to suit your own needs.

Pineapple-Curry Grilled Chicken
3  chicken breasts (or thighs, if your family prefers dark meat)
6 T. mayonnaise
¾ tsp. curry powder
1 15 oz. can pineapple chunks, drained

Preheat the grill to a medium temperature.
Set the chicken pieces on a sheet of heavy-duty foil. Combine the mayonnaise and curry powder, then spread over the chicken. A silicone basting brush works well for this. Arrange the pineapple chunks over the chicken. Move the chicken to the grill. Cook approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is done

If you’re in a hurry and forgot to thaw the chicken, you can start with frozen chicken pieces. Proceed in the same manner as above, but extend the grilling time to 40-45 minutes. As a variation, add diced green peppers along with the pineapple chunks for a splash of color and some extra Vitamin C!