Saturday, September 6, 2014

with author
Jennifer L. Hart

I'm so thrilled to be hosting author 
Jennifer L. Hart

Jennifer writes the 
Misadventures of the Laundry Hag series, the 
Damaged Goods Mystery series, and many wonderful stand alone titles.

I'm so happy to be introducing her newest series, 
the Southern Pasta Shop Mystery series, 
beginning with Book 1 

Pretty please with spaghetti on top? 
Andy Buckland has always dreamed of being a chef. But after a live studio audience is stricken with food poisoning during her debut cooking show, she finds herself blacklisted in the culinary community. The only job open to her is working in her family's southern pasta shop, and, to make matters worse, her first assignment is serving baked ziti to her former lover and his spoiled bride-to-be at their engagement party! But a broken heart and a bruised ego are the least of Andy's troubles when she discovers a dead body at the party with the words "welcome home" written in flour next to it. Is it a warning? A threat? Or a frame-up job? Andy is determined to find out. With the help of her over-the-top Italian family, Andy will prove that she has what it takes to not only cook the best dish in town but also catch a killer, too! 
Recipes included!

To celebrate, Jennifer is giving away this fun 
Swag Package! 

Includes, Notepad, tattoo, magnet, signed bookplate and more! 

You can enter to win using the 
Rafflecopter form below.

But first, Jennifer is sharing a recipe from 


What? No, really, that's what Jennifer calls it. See.... 

"Yes, I really call it stuff because it’s such a hodgepodge of, well stuff! This quirky dish is colorful, protein rich and tasty to boot! A great way to get picky eaters to eat spinach. Full of iron and best of all is a one pot meal that you can make in ten minutes!" Jennifer

You’ll need:

1 lb of egg noodles
1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
1 egg
4 Tbsp Cream Cheese
1 package frozen precooked spinach, cooked and drained
Dash of nutmeg
Sprinkling Parmesan cheese


Brown meat and drain excess grease. Make well in the center of meat.

Beat egg scrambled style and add to well. 

Top with dollops of cream cheese and spinach; combine with cooked egg and meat. Season with nutmeg and Parmesan cheese.

Serve over hot pasta or egg noodles.

Photos provided by Jennifer L. Hart

**Andy’s Note: If you use non-enriched rice instead of the pasta, it's also gluten free!**

And try another tasty treat, 
Murder Al Dente by Jennifer L. Hart 
is available now!

As always, please leave a comment and 
let me know what you think!

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  1. That recipe sounds so delicious!
    Becky Prazak

  2. thanks for the recipe.
    Sounds like a fun read.

  3. That recipe looks perfect for cooler days. I'm just in the middle of the first Laundry Hag book (Skeletons in the Closet)-it's super funny!! The new series looks great so I'm adding to my ever growing to-read list!!

  4. i too am reading the laundry hag series. this series looks good too. about the recipe, i just bought a bunch of spinach so i think this will be supper tonight.

  5. Happy you're all enjoying the recipe and the series! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Always wondered if swag was abbreviation or a legit word lol. I love all cozy mysteries because a cozy is a FUN read!! Love the genre & new authors in it :)

    1. Rumeur, I've been thinking about it and I say we dub swag as
      Such Wonderfully Awesome Goodies. :-)

  7. Love Jennifer L. Hart. Haven't read one book by her that wasn't terrrific.Can't wait for the next book in the Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries!

  8. Congratulations Jennifer on your debut book! I like the concept. And thank you Kathy for the introduction to this new series!