Cozy Food Friday
That means it's time to share a recipe from
another great cozy mystery!
Today I'm featuring a recipe from
TROUBLE AT THE KENNEL
Book 9 in the Cedar Bay Mysteries
Seven time Amazon All Star author Dianne Harman with her latest book in the best selling Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series
Mike, the sheriff of Beaver County, Oregon and his wife Kelly, the
owner of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, have just returned from a fly fishing
trip to Cuba. On the drive home from the airport Mike gets a call
informing him that the owner of Doggie Love Kennel, where they had
boarded their dogs when they were in Cuba, has been murdered. To make
matters worse, all of the dogs in the kennel, including Rebel and
Lady, have been released and are running loose in the surrounding
area. They immediately begin to search for their dogs as well as
trying to determine who killed Mary Barnes.
They have plenty of suspects to choose from: the druggie kennel
employee; the owner of the award winning Yorkie that was impregnated
while staying at the kennel; the disgruntled head of the Pit Bull
Sanctuary who was instructed by the owner of the kennel to get his pit
bulls off of the property within twenty-four hours; the impoverished
woman whose property is next to the luxurious kennel and is jealous of
the dogs being boarded there; the kennel manager; and her husband who
has anger issues. Will Mike and Kelly find the killer before the
killer comes after them? And what about the dog named Skyy? Is she
cute enough to make Mike rethink his decision to only have two dogs?
Can she worm her way into his heart?
To find out more about Dianne and her books, visit her web site at www.DianneHarman.com
On to the recipe!
¼ cup catsup
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tsp yellow mustard (use the prepared, not the powder)
2 ¼ tsp. sweet pickle relish
2 ¼ tsp. dill pickle relish
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. white wine vinegar
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. sugar
Stir the ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside. Sauce
can be kept refrigerated up to two weeks. (I 'Dianne' use it on all kinds of
Cheeseburgers and Topping Ingredients:
½ lb. ground beef (try to get as close to 80/20 ratio as possible. I
sometimes have to mix two different packages of ground beef together
to get the right ratio)
8 iceberg lettuce leaves
4 large tomato slices
½ yellow onion, thinly sliced (separate them into rings)
4 slices American or Swiss cheese
4 soft white hamburger buns (I use the cheap plain ones - no sesame
seeds, onion, etc.)
¼ tsp. salt
Heat a griddle or a heavy skillet over medium heat until very hot.
Measure out 4 two ounce patties and flatten to about ¼ inch thick.
Toast the cut sides of the buns on the griddle. Cook the burgers on
one side for about 45 seconds. Flip them and put a slice of cheese on
each one, frying them for an additional 45 seconds. Remove from the
Put a tablespoon of sauce on the bottom and top sections of the bun.
On the bottom of each bun, put two lettuce leaves, a cheeseburger, a
slice of tomato, onion rings, and then the second burger. Enjoy!
All photos courtesy of Google Images.
Your dish may vary in appearance.
I bet your stomach is growling.
Mine has been the whole time I was posting this!
Please keep reading and check out my
Book Beginnings on Fridays
The Friday 56
My Book Beginnings and Friday 56
for this week are also from
TROUBLE AT THE KENNEL
Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader
Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading
My Book Beginnings
"Mike, our trip to Cuba was amazing. I'm so glad we went. I still can't believe I've been to Italy and Cuba, and in both places, I got involved solving a murder! I wonder what the chances are of something like that happening. The only down side was that it involved a lot of travel. Kind of a hurry up and wait at all the airports. I can't seem to sleep on an airplane, and last night was no exception."
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.
My Friday 56 (56% on Kindle)
"......What are you doing out here? Client's ain't supposed to come out here. Jes' the employees and the dogs."
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