A Catered Mother’s Day By Isis Crawford: Recipe/Giveaway

Apr 30, 2016 | 2016 Articles, Food Fun, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Isis Crawford

This week we have a recipe from A Catered Mother’s Day by Isis Crawford. At the end of this post are details on how to win copy of this book!

For A Catered Mother’s Day author Isis Crawford decided to ask the men she knew for recipes they would make their wives on Mother’s Day. All the recipes are simple to execute, and tasty to eat.

(The author notes that the recipe was submitted on a paper napkin, but that it is surprisingly good!)

Put one pork shoulder, 3 pounds, in a Crock-Pot and fill with root beer. Set on low. Cook for 12 hours. Drain, shred it, throw out the fat, reheat with favorite BBQ sauce.

Book synopsis:
It’s Mother’s Day in sleepy Longely, New York, and this year, catering sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons help a friend—who happens to be an overworked and underappreciated mom—go to extreme lengths to teach her family a lesson. But when a prank turns deadly, the Simmons sisters will have to cook up a plan to clear their pal’s name…book

Bernie’s college roommate Ellen Hadley is burning the candle at both ends. She’s grown a successful business baking treats for dogs and cats, and she’s a dutiful wife and mother who somehow manages to fit all the cooking and cleaning into her busy schedule. But after her children forget her birthday and her husband forgets their anniversary, her expectations for a memorable Mother’s Day are understandably modest.

When Bernie jokingly suggests Ellen fake her own kidnapping to set her family straight, she never imagined her friend would actually go through with it. But when Ellen’s husband follows her phony ransom note to an out-of-the-way hotel, he finds the police taking her into custody after she discovers a dead body in her room. Ellen swears she doesn’t know the victim, but as police investigate her half-baked plans, they turn up more questions than answers.

Bernie can’t help but feel guilty for helping her friend concoct a recipe for disaster, so she and her sister Libby enlist the help of Ellen’s kids, and together, they must race to find the true culprit—before Mother’s Day is postponed indefinitely…

To enter to win a copy of A Catered Mother’s Day by Isis Crawford, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “mother’s day,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen May 7, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

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  1. I have read quite a few of the books in this series and enjoyed all of them. Can’t wait to read the latest in the series.

  2. I’m always on the lookout for “cozy” mysteries. There is enough grimness in daily life, I don’t want to read or watch that kind of negativity,. And thanks for the recipe, I’ll definitely try it.

  3. I love this series! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. A Mother’s Day that doesn’t go well…sounds familiar! This is new to me and look forward to exploring more about Isis Crawford. Thanks, KRL!

  5. I’ve always enjoyed time with Bernie and Libby. Never a dull moment!

  6. not a mother, but love a mystery!

  7. This book sounds fantastic. I will probably have to add another author to my list of Have to read books!

  8. Isis Crawford is a “new-to-me” author. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of A Catered Mother’s Day.

  9. i am always looking for new cozy mysteries to read and get! i love the name of this one!!!

  10. Please enter me. Came over from the Save Our Cozies Facebbok group.

  11. A fun series – I’d enjoy winning this latest book.

  12. Have added this to my TBR list. Can’t wait to read it.

  13. Haven’t read any of this series, but it sounds great!

  14. We have a winner!


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