1. Carmen opened up one of the cabinets, taking out a casserole dish. She sprayed it down with canola oil before ripping the edges off of six slices of bread. – Before I was writing this scene, I was browsing recipes for a breakfast casserole. Since this scene starts in the morning and Carmen is fixing breakfast, I located a recipe and simply inserted the steps into the chapter. I can’t remember exactly what Carmen was fixing, but it is a real recipe.
Behind the Book: The Ace of Diamonds (Chapter Eight)