What’s your catnip? When it comes to romance, I can’t resist a pairing like the hero and heroine In The Captive by Grace Burrowes. I love these two. Christian is a stoic, war-scarred duke and Gilly is the fierce survivor of an abusive first marriage. The love and new life they find with each other is so special. I was with them from page one of this beautiful novel. One of my favorite parts of the excellent sequel, The Traitor, are the sweet glimpses we get of Christian and Gilly as they settle into their marriage. Gah, so romantic! I’m pairing The Captive with a loaf of Gruyere and Olive bread because this is one of those recipes that I had to try the second I saw it. Total baking catnip. First, it’s bread! Second, it has gruyere cheese, which is my favorite cheese for cooking and baking. Third, it features the salty goodness of olives, which I love so much, I bought olive-decorated plates. You can get a better look at the bread and olive plate by swiping through. Stay cozy today, everyone!
The recipe for the Gruyere and Olive Bread comes from the New York Times Cooking section. I made a couple of changes to it; using whole wheat for half of the flour; substituting plain Greek yogurt for half of the mayonnaise; and using way more olives. I also sprinkled a little Parmesan cheese on the top. 😄
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