by Sandra Murphy
Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of The Cozy Cookbook, along with a link to purchase the book.
If you keep your stash of culinary mysteries close to the kitchen, if you dog-ear the pages and have Post It tabs marking your favorite recipes, if you’ve ever wondered, “Why can’t these all be in one place?” —well, ask no more, The Cozy Cookbook is here.
With recipes and excerpts from books, free time will be a thing of the past. You’ll find new authors to read, new books in familiar series, and you’ll try recipes previously found in books you’ve read or have in the TBR (to be read) stack. Check the Kings River archives—many of the books have been reviewed here.
Get ready for breakfast—like the Fat-Free, Cheese-Free, Yolk-Free, High-Fiber Omelet by Julie Hyzy. To balance that healthy meal, have the Charmed Bacon-Lattice Breakfast Pie from Ellery Adams. Mixed in with the twelve recipes are excerpts from State of the Onion, Pecan Pies and Homicides, A Spoonful of Murder–Julie Hyzy’s White House Chef mystery, Ellery Adams magical bakeshop series, and Connie Archer’s soup restaurant books.
Ready for Breads, Muffins and Other Baked Goods? The thirteen recipes include Blueberry Gingerbread from B. B. Haywood, Clare Cosi’s Doughnut Muffins from Cleo Coyle, and Cliff’s Pear Bread from Paige Shelton. Excerpts are from Town in a Blueberry Jam, Hail to the Chef, Bran New Death, A Brew to Kill, Muffin But Murder—B. B. Haywood, Julie Hyzy, Victoria Hamilton, Cleo Coyle, Paige Shelton.
There are sections for soups, salads and sandwiches, drinks, appetizers, main courses, side dishes, and desserts with more excerpts stirred into the mix. A nice index at the back of the book will take you right to the page you need. In case you forgot anybody, there’s a list of the authors, bios and series too—Avery Aames’ cheese shop series, and as Daryl Wood Gerber the Cookbook Nook books, Ellery Adams and the Charmed Pie Shop tales, soup lover’s mysteries by Connie Archer, Leslie Budewitz’ Food Lovers’ Village as well as a new series, a Seattle Spice Shop book, Laura Child’s tea shop stories, Cleo Coyle’s coffee shop mysteries, Victoria Hamilton’s vintage kitchen and merry muffin books, B. B. Haywood’s Candy Holliday murders, in the White House kitchen with Julie Hyzy, Jenn McKinlay’s cupcake bakery and library lover’s books, and Paige Shelton’s country cooking school.
There are over 100 recipes and 372 pages of sheer enjoyment. Buy your Post Its now. You won’t want to lose any time once you see the book.
To enter to win a copy of The Cozy Cookbook, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Cookbook,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen April 7, 2015. U.S. residents only.
Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.
If you enjoy food mysteries, why not check out KRL’s food column How I Met My Dinner where you will find out about some great food & get recipes!
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