"The Mossback" first appeared in the pages of Thomas Fenske's novel, THE FEVER, when fictional cafe owner Smidgeon Toll proudly delivered a serving of Huevos Rancheros Especial to Sam, the book's hero. The description of the dish's spicy goodness spurred numerous readers to ask the author, "Is that a real dish?"
Now you can find out for yourself as Smidgeon steps out of the pages of the novel to share this recipe with you, along with many others.
You will love her quirky, homespun wisdom and down-to-earth country cafe cooking as she gives insight into what has made The Mossback a unique and delightful locale in the world of fictional eateries.
Smidgeon explains how to make her awesome biscuits, introduces the cafe's locally famous chili, and provides details about their fork-tender barbecue. She also spins a tale or two as she introduces readers to other favorites like "That BLT" (with its full-sized heap of bacon), the "Double Trouble Dog" (refried beans and guacamole on a hot dog?), and everybody's favorite, the "Best-Danged Buttermilk Pie" you've ever tasted.
As an added bonus, she shares her famous potato salad secret and she might even include a trade secret or two!
So, mosey on in ... there just might be some breakfast tacos or enchiladas lurking in your future.
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About the Author
Texas native Thomas Fenske currently lives in North Carolina. He graduated from the University of Houston and has worked in various occupations over the years. He is currently an IT professional and manages various flavors of UNIX computer systems.He has been married to the same lovely woman for thirty years and they have three grown children and five grandchildren, eight cats and a ninety-something pound dog.