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recipes

by Kathleen Costa


I love cookbooks! I have a collection of 50 books and 360 eBooks, and although I’m not a chef, not even a real fanatic in the kitchen, I am experienced in better-than-basic techniques, competent in following directions, and greatly enjoy putting together everyday meals, sweet desserts, and holiday feasts. I also love cozy mysteries! So, I’m thrilled many favorite cozy mystery authors have published cookbooks compiling recipes from their series, and often family favorites, too. Check out these eight cookbooks, explore links to author websites, view Amazon & Goodreads, and enjoy fun insights on their influences, culinary experiences, and best thoughts on Thanksgiving!

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by Sunny Frazier



Get out your reading glasses and pots and pans. Here are delicious cozy mysteries with recipes included!
Have you indulged in Karen MacInerney’s Dewberry Farm series yet? The author has taken recipes included in the first six books and developed a cookbook from Lucy’s Farmhouse Kitchen.

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Tasty Dehydrated Recipes to Try

IN THE September 23 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andFood Fun
SECTIONS

by Staff



There are various seasonable fruits available in the market. With the advancement of science, there are various ways of processing that fruit, which are being made available in the market by which you can conserve the taste of that fruit. It may be in the form of cold storage or added flavor.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Lee Hollis


Hayley Powell may not know who first spoke the words of the sentimental toast she may be plagiarizing, but she truly believes in what she’s saying at the wedding shower of her BFF Liddy Crawford. No one really thought that Liddy would manage to get the much younger, boy-toy attorney Sonny Lipton to propose, and perhaps that explains why Liddy seems in such a rush to run down the aisle.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Cleo Coyle



Shot in the Dark is the latest Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle. This is one of my favorite series and I am always excited when there is a new one out.

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by Cynthia Chow



Food mysteries seem to be very popular and many include recipes! Here are a few more new ones for your mystery and foodie fun-Lord of the Pies: A Kensington Palace Chef Mystery by Nell Hampton, Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien, Murder with a Cherry on Top: A Lickety Splits Mystery by Cynthia Baxter, and Playing with Bonbon Fire: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery by Dorothy St. James.

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by Kathleen Costa



I am very aware of the countless rave reviews for Wendy Tyson’s Greenhouse Mystery series, and am thrilled to finally join in with others to voice my excitement. Although I started with the third most recent release, the synopses and revisiting of key details in the backstory or character connections made sure I never suffered from a newbie handicap.

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by Summer Prescott


This week we have something extra special-below you will find out about a special boxed set of Christmas ebooks and a way to help out shelter pets over the holidays. And then Summer Prescott shares a fun guest post about the various books called A Day in the Life of the Characters in 12 Slays of Christmas. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an ebook copy of the boxed set, a copy of the companion cookbook, The 12 Slays of Christmas Cookbook, a surprise ebook from each of the authors, and a handpainted scarf!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Jon Koobatian is best known as the owner and head chef of Jon’s Bear Club in Reedley, California. His history with the Bear Club (he added Jon’s to the name when he became the owner) started many years before that. Jon was born in Dinuba, California and has had a love for food for most of his life.

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by Monica Henin


How many times has it happened with you that you didn’t want to spend any time in the kitchen for preparing dinner? I’m sure it happened quite often.
Spending time in the kitchen becomes even more annoying when the temperature is reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more. It is not easy to stand in the kitchen preparing food during the summer season.

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by Kathleen Costa


Roxanne Bloom, Roxy to her friends, found herself at a crossroads leaving a law practice and ex-husband behind. Her Aunt Maxine, with whom she spent many a wonderful summer, told her about the plans to revitalize the Honey Springs boardwalk prompting Roxy to follow one of her dreams. She attends barista school and cooking classes, rents one of Aunt Maxi’s buildings on the boardwalk, and opens ‘The Bean Hive,’ the area’s first coffeehouse.

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I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

IN THE December 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andFood Fun
SECTIONS

by Carolyn M. Tellers



The year of 1977 was a magical year for me. It was filled with fun family times, foods, and celebrations, including my seventh birthday on July 7. From what I remember, the weather was pretty mild that autumn through December, and Lake Erie hadn’t frozen over. What that meant was that when a cold north wind blew over the lake, it often brought Lake Effect snow.

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by Cynthia Chow


As ubiquitous as fruitcake, but probably better received, eggnog ushers in the start of the holiday season with its spicy aroma, sinful calories, and for these three cozy mystery authors…murder.

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by Nancy Lynn Jarvis


Cozy Food came about because I spotted a perfect cozy cookbook cover. The graphic was so cute, I purchased it. I’d take a peek at it every once in a while and it always made me smile and wish I was doing a cookbook instead of writing mysteries. Finally I figured the only way to end my growing obsession was to have other writers talk me down.

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