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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

BOOK TOUR

I'm so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for 
author Avery Aames 
and her new book
FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE 
Book 7 in the Cheese Shop Mysteries 
by Avery Aames 


In the new Cheese Shop Mystery from the Agatha Award-winning author of As Gouda as Dead, an extra-sharp tongued cheese critic is cut down during a summer cheese festival.

It’s time for the annual Cheese Festival in Providence, Ohio, and Charlotte Bessette’s cheese shop is packed with homemade specialties. Meanwhile, her friend Erin is prepping her dairy farm and inn for cheese makers, marketers, journalists, and one surprise guest—Lara Berry, pretentious cheese whiz, pompous bestselling author, and pungent critic whose extra sharp tongue can crumble a reputation. 
 
Even though any love for Lara by her friends curdled long ago, Charlotte is surprised when the foodie is smothered to death in her room at Erin’s inn. Accusations start flying, but the one laying blame on Erin strikes Charlotte as a crock. Now, to clear her friend’s name, Charlotte has to sift through Lara’s ex-lovers, former business partners, and unforgiving enemies to find a killer before Lara’s past casts a tainted pall on the festival’s future.


RECIPES INCLUDED


Comparing the Leads in Two Mystery Series

By Avery Aames aka Daryl Wood Gerber


This recipe for cheese popovers is something that the lead in my Cookbook Nook Mysteries, Jenna, could make. If you don’t know Jenna, she’s not a whiz in the kitchen. She’s learning. Why? Because growing up, her mother did all the cooking. Now, she’s pretty good with a simple, 5-ingredient recipe.  And she’s even tried some 10-ingredient recipes! What she is, is a marketing whiz. She has an eye for detail.

Now, Charlotte, the cheese monger in the Cheese Shop Mysteries, could make these little tasty treats in her sleep!  She’s cooked all her life. She enjoys it. She even loves to experiment.

Both Jenna and Charlotte adore their friends and family and would do anything to make sure they are safe, which is why both are amateur sleuths.

Because these popovers are so pretty, they might seem daunting, but they’re not. You can make these with regular flour, but I made these gluten-free so any of my readers that need to eat GF can enjoy them, too.  I did invest in a popover cooking pan, which made them even easier to bake, though I tried them in a cupcake pan and that worked pretty well.

Remember to really grease the individual cups so the popovers, um, POP out! They’re perfect as a snack, and perfect as a compliment to a salad or any meal.

Say cheese!

Are you a cook or an order-out kind of person?


CHEDDAR CHEESE POPOVERS
Gluten-free


Ingredients:
3 eggs
¼ cup heavy cream
1 cup 1%-2% milk
1 1/4 cups sweet rice flour & potato starch mixture, sifted
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white or black pepper
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Generously butter 6 cups in a popover pan or 6 six-ounce custard-style cups.

In a large bowl, beat eggs well with mixer. Stir in the milk and cream.

Add gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, and spices, and beat until smooth.

Stir in melted butter. [NOTE: This will be a gooey batter, like biscuit batter.]

Fill cups 1/2 full with batter. Top with cheese (about 2 tablespoons each) and add remaining batter.

Bake 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 275 °F and bake another 5-10 minutes, until deep golden brown. These are luscious right out of the oven. Like all gluten-free breads, they get a little “doughy” by day two if kept in the refrigerator. However, I kept them out of the fridge, wrapped in foil, and the next day reheated them in a 200°F oven for about 10 minutes. They were delish!

*NOTE: I made these without cheese and they were delicious, too. Very fluffy.


*****!!!GIVEAWAY!!!*****

Winner will be chosen after January 31
at the end of the tour
Check out the great prize and enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post. 
This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.

MY REVIEW


A delicious mystery, author Avery Aames is a true artisan in the cozy mystery world!

Sadly, like so many other wonderful series this past year, the Cheese Shop mysteries have some to an end with FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE being the last. It will be missed.

Each and every chapter of FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE made me hungry for more. Literally! Being a cheese lover, I could smell and taste every offering that was mentioned. But I also hungered for more and more if this amazing plot.

Well written, as always by author Aames, this installment of the Cheese Shop mysteries was filled with scene after scene of excitement and surprises. And not only entertaining, but as with all the other books in this series, informative.

With this last story in the series, Avery Aames has done an amazing job of letting us spend time with these wonderful characters. She has taken this series to the height of enjoyment, and given the character and readers a satisfying, if bittersweet farewell.

You’ll find the back of the book packed with yummy recipes, and there is an excerpt for GRILLING THE SUBJECT a Cookbook Nook mystery by Ms. Aames under her real name, Daryl Wood Gerber!

FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE 
will be available February 2 
Pre-order now!

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

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GOOD LUCK!

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*****!!!GIVEAWAY!!!*****

When a copy of 
FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE 
usint the Raflecopter form below!

Winner will be chosen after January 31
at the end of the tour
Check out the great prize and enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post. 
This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.

GOOD LUCK!

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29 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa. Sorry to see the series end. (I dread hearing what other series the publishers have decided not to continue, as the year goes on.) I'm glad the Cookbook Nook series is continuing.

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  2. Yummy turnovers. Haven't finished the series but working oin it

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  3. These popovers sound delicious. The book does also.

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  4. The popovers sound and look delicious and the book sounds like a great read.

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  5. Great books and a great giveaway - and those popovers look delicious.

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  6. Thanks for the review and the recipe. Both sound great. Thanks for the giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  7. Hi, Peggy, Marlene, Janel and Patricia. Yes, I'm sorry the series is ending, too, but I've had a ball writing them. I hope you enjoy the last installment. And yes, the popovers are one of my favorite recipes! Say cheese. ~ Daryl / Avery

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  8. The recipe looks great! I am very hungry now. Who doesn't love cheese?

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  9. Great post, looking forward to reading the book. Fun giveaway; thank you.

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  10. Thank you for the chance to win. Daryl Wood Gerber is an awesome writer. Cheese is delicious!!!

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    1. Thanks, Sara C. Always great to have a sweet fan!

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  11. I'm sorry to hear that the series is ending. I have read a lot of the Cheese Shop mysteries. Thank you for writing them. They have given hours of enjoyment!

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    1. Pamela, I'm so glad to hear that. They've given me hours (years) of writing enjoyment! :)

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  12. This recipe sounds great! I love this series and I am sad that it is ending but I also look forward to seeing what wonderful books you have planned in the future! Thanks for the chance!

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    1. Thanks so much, Terri. I hope I have lots more for you to choose from!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  13. Can't wait to read this book. Really enjoy this series. Great recipe, will have to try.

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  14. I am such a fan of Daryl's work including the books she channels through Avery Aames. I am excited to see a new book coming out... kat8762@aol.com

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    1. Kathleen, I hope you will enjoy! It's so much fun to write "lots" of different stories.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  15. I'm sad that this and so many other favorite series are coming to an end. I've always love Avery/Daryl's books. Can't wait to read this one.

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    1. Stacie, thanks for your appreciation. I know lots of series are ending, due to publishing changes, but there will still be plenty to love!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  16. I love cheese and I love to try out new recipes. Love that I can combine my love of cooking and baking and cozy mysteries.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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  17. I'm always sad when a good series ends. This book sounds great!

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  18. Looks like such a good read. I so love the punny titles. And the cover. Sorry to see one door close. But another one is opening. So congrats and success. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  19. Great post, I am looking forward to reading the finale of this wonderful series! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Thank you for the giveaway! I love this series but I'm sad that it's ending! smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  21. Though I am sad this series is ending, I am looking forward to reading this final book. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  22. I love this series, and I'm sad to see it end

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