Cozy Food Friday!
That means it's time to share a recipe from
another great cozy mystery!
The Cozy Chicks are back!
Every Friday in October I'll feature a recipe from
THE COZY CHICKS KITCHEN
A Killer Collection of Recipes by the
Bestselling Authors of the Cozy Chicks Blog
This fantastic cookbook contains recipes from cozy mystery favorites,
Ellery Adams / J.B. Stanley
Lorraine Bartlett / L.L. Bartlett/ Lorna Barrett
Deb Baker / Hannah Reed
Mary Jane Maffini/Victoria Abbott
Lisa's Note: Author Duffy Brown is also a Cozy Chick and will be featured on Cozy Food Friday, however, she is not in The Cozy Chick's Kitchen.
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Today's featured recipe is from
(This recipe cannot be found in the cookbook. Duffy shared it with me just for today's blog! Thanks, Duffy!)
author of the Consignment Shop Mysteries and the Cycle Path Mystery series.
The first Cycle Path Mystery, GEARED FOR THE GRAVE
will be released December 2 of this year and is now available for pre-order.
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
Mackinac Island is a peaceful summer resort town where everyone coasts through the streets on bicycles. But after someone sends a prominent local on her final ride, it’s up to one resourceful visitor to get things running again…
Hoping to shift her chances of a promotion in her favor, Evie Bloomfield heads to Mackinac Island to assist her boss’s father. Rudy Randolph has broken his leg and operating his bike shop, Rudy’s Rides, is too much to handle by himself. But Evie’s good turn only leads to more trouble…
After Evie’s arrival, wealthy resident Bunny Harrington dies in what looks like a freak bike accident. Upon closer inspection, Bunny’s brakes were tampered with, and now the prime suspect in her murder is also Bunny’s number one enemy: Rudy. So if Evie hopes to stay on her boss’s good side, she’ll need to steer Rudy clear of jail. Now she must quickly solve this mystery so she can put the brakes on the real killer’s plan…
Duffy is so happy to be on the blog today, she's giving away 3 GEARED FOR THE GRAVE totes to 3 lucky winners!
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I have totes from Duffy's Consignment Shop series and they're wonderful!
On to the recipe!
Two Minute Mackinac Island Soup
I'm into fast and easy foods. This one is always a crowd pleaser.
Great for fall!
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 pack taco seasoning
1 pack ranch dressing mix
2 cans chopped tomatoes with garlic
1 can each, undrained:
In a big pot:
Brown 1 pound ground beef with 1 chopped onion and taco season and ranch dressing packets
Add cans of chopped tomatoes with garlic
Add undrained cans of hominy, yellow corn, black beans, and pinto beans
Simmer for as long as you have (smells great)
Serve with dollop of sour cream, sprinkle of shredded cheddar and crusty bread
Please note that all food photos are from Google Images. Your version may vary in appearance.
You know you can't wait for a nice cool fall evening so you can try this soup out! ;-)
You can find THE COZY CHICKS KITCHEN and other great books written by the wonderful authors at your local bookstore or online at
Welcome to our kitchen! The kitchen is the heart of the home. This sense of warmth and companionship is what The Cozy Chicks try to invoke in our novels. And now, our cookbook will allow you to enter the heart of our cozy mystery worlds—the stories of our characters, of their authors, told through food. For a short while, our heroines have taken a break from crime solving to don aprons and wield spatulas and wooden spoons. And they’d like nothing more than to spend some time with you. THE COZY CHICKS KITCHEN is chock full of mouthwatering gems. Everything is here: main dishes, desserts, salads, soups, drinks, and did I mention desserts? Don’t miss this fabulous collection. I’ve got both the ebook version and a hardcopy. Get yours today! --Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author of the White House Chef and Manor House mysteries The Cozy Chicks Are Bestselling Authors: Ellery Adams / J.B. Stanley, Deb Baker / Hannah Reed, Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett, Kate Collins, Mary Kennedy, Mary Jane Maffini/Victoria Abbott, Maggie Sefton, Leann Sweeney
Keep reading to check out my installments of
Book Beginnings on Fridays
The Friday 56
Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader
Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading
Keeping my Duffy Brown theme going...
I'm featuring PEARLS AND POISON
Book 3 in the Consignment Shop Mystery series
My Book Beginnings for this week...
"People are going to hate me if I do this," I said to Auntie KiKi. "They're going to cuss a blue streak and call me names and tell me to mind my own blankety-blank business and then slam the phone in my ear."
"Oh for crying in a bucket, Reagan." KiKi shoved a computer printout at me. "Time to put on your ironclad bloomers and dial the numbers on this here sheet. It's your very own Mamma everyone in this room is trying to get elected to city council. Least you can do is tell folks what a fine alderman she'd be, and Lord knows the city needs her instead of the scum bucket running against her."
KiKi held up a plate full of temptation. "And keep in mind that we just happen to have pecan shortbread cookies for those who lend a hand."
The Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda's Voice
Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's okay.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you. *Post it.
Continuing with the PEARLS AND POISON theme
My Friday 56...
"Imagine that". Marigold forced a tight smile, but her eyes looked more sad than happy. "Where does the time go?" Seemed like she meant that for more than just today.
It’s election time in Savannah, Georgia, and Judge Guillotine Gloria—aka Reagan Summerside’s mom—is neck and neck in the polls with Kip “Scummy” Seymour. But the already dirty campaign is about to get downright filthy—with one candidate getting buried six feet under…
With her strong opinions and knack for getting into trouble, Reagan is not an ideal volunteer for her mother’s alderman campaign. Plus, she’d rather be running her consignment shop, the Prissy Fox, and eating doughnuts with her dog, Bruce Willis. But when her mother’s opponent, Kip, is found poisoned and her mother is pegged as a suspect, Reagan nominates herself as lead murder investigator.
Reagan is intent on finding Kip’s killer and clearing her mother’s good name, but she soon finds herself on the bad side of Kip’s enemies-turned-suspects. This time, no amount of costumes and makeup can keep her inconspicuous and out of danger. Because the closer Reagan gets to the truth, the hotter things get…
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