Comfort Food 5 Ingredient Chicken

IMG-20130421-00684I came up with this recipe the other day. It’s easy to prepare. Put all ingredients into the crock pot and stir. Cover and set to high for 4 hours and low for 8.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can chicken gravy
  • 1 can cream of mushroom gravy
  • 2 handfuls of craisins
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

The Proteus Cure

proteus_cover_KINDLE_03-28-13The Proteus Cure is a chilling medical thriller I co-wrote with NY Times bestselling author F. Paul Wilson. The formal release date is May 1st, but if you subscribe to this blog or just happen to come across this post, congratulations! You can buy this before everyone else! Here’s a bit about the book, which we’ve kept super secret until now.

“Paul Wilson and Tracy Carbone have penned a winner. The suspense is razor sharp and the characters masterfully drawn. Paul Wilson is at the top of the game, and Tracy Carbone is a welcome addition to the genre. You’ll love The Proteus Cure.” – Michael Palmer, NY Times best selling author of Political Suicide

In medical ethics, the line between right and wrong is often blurred. Who is to decide what is for the good of humanity?

Changing the world. One person at a time…

That is the mission statement of Tethys Hospital, run by Dr. Bill Gilchrist and his deformed sister, Abra. VG723, their revolutionary stem-cell-based therapy, appears to be capable of doing just that for the cancer patients who come to Tethys. VG723 is often their last hope. But if they match the protocol, they’re virtually guaranteed a cure.

Dr. Sheila Takamura, a young, dedicated oncologist, is proud to be involved in the clinical trials. Once the FDA approves it for widespread use, VG723 will revolutionize cancer therapy. That is why she’s alarmed when former patients return with bizarre syndromes. Yes, they’re cancer free, but they’re experiencing dramatic changes in their hair and skin and general appearance. When she investigates a possible link to the protocol, those patients start dying. As the body count grows, Sheila finds her own life in danger. She comes to suspect there might be a literal meaning behind the Tethys motto – but can she learn the truth in time to save herself and millions of others?

“Wilson is one of the masters of the medical thriller.” – Larry King

Click the links here for access to all versions of the book:

US Kindle
Trade Paperback
UK Kindle

No Kindle? No problem.You can download a Kindle app to your tablet or phone. If you want to use your Nook, Sony, or Kobo reader, THE PROTEUS CURE carries no DRM and can be converted to any file type via a program called Calibre. Here’s how:1. Buy THE PROTEUS CURE on Amazon and Select “Transfer via Computer” from the “Deliver to” pull-down menu on the product detail page, and save to your computer.2. Download and install the free program Calibre.3. Open the Calibre program and click ADD BOOKS in the upper left-hand corner, selecting the .azw file you just downloaded onto your computer from Amazon.

4. Once the ebook is in Calibre, highlight it by clicking on it and then click on the CONVERT BOOKS tab. Select the type of file you’d like to convert it to (most of the new ereaders use epub files).

5. Upload the newly created file to your ereader of choice.

Tangy Five Ingredient Gnocchi

get-attachment.aspxI boiled some frozen gnocchi tonight with the intention of covering them in tomato sauce as usual. I bit into one to test for doneness and realized how plain they are. I dreamed up this quick recipe which brought new life to this potato pasta.

I used a small bag of frozen gnocchi and boiled them according to package directions (till they rise to the top). I think it’s about 8 minutes.get-attachment.aspx

Other ingredients: 1 tbl butter, 2 tbl brown sugar, 1/4 tsp hot sesame oil, 1 sweet roasted pepper (from a jar)

get-attachment.aspxDrain the gnocchi. In a frying pan, add a tablespoon of butter. Once melted, add the gnocchi and stir till covered. Add the brown sugar and sesame oil. This stuff is really strong so don’t use too much. Slice a whole sweet red pepper and add to the mix. Coat with the mixture.

It’s got a sweet taste but the hot sesame oil counteracts it and gives it a punch.

This will go from ingredients on the counter to food on the table in about 20 minutes. I served with a salad.get-attachment.aspx