Thursday, November 7, 2019

Recipes from Nancy J. Cohen's Cozy Mystery Series
by Nancy J. Cohen

Are you having a bad hair day? Whip out your whisk, snatch up your spoon, and prepare your palate. Inside the pages of this cookbook are recipes that will bring you good cheer.

Enjoy 160+ tasty recipes from Nancy J. Cohen’s popular Bad Hair Day cozy mystery series. Included in this cookbook are excerpts, cooking tips, and anecdotes written by hairstylist and savvy sleuth Marla Vail. From appetizers to desserts, Marla offers cooking tips and tricks along with commentary about the dishes she prepares for her family. Whether you’re a skilled cook or an eager novice, this cookbook will unravel the mystery of cooking. Put on your apron and plan to make some killer recipes. 

Bonuses Include:
Meet the Sleuth
Introduction by Marla Vail
Cooking Tips
Excerpts from Series Titles
Themed Menu Suggestions
“A Sabbath Dinner” by Nancy’s Mother

For Home Cooks, Food Lovers, Mystery Fans and Cookbook Collectors



If you asked me a couple years ago what my favorite genre is to read, I’d have told you cozy mysteries. They still are, but now they tie with cookbooks. I can read my way through a cookbook just like I can any novel. Authors like Nancy J. Cohen have brought them both together. All I can say is, thank you!

A BAD HAIR DAY COOKBOOK brings to readers the amazingly delicious recipes from the series of the same name. Easy, fancy, and favorite standbys, they’re all covered, making this book packed with something for everyone! Some of the mouthwatering recipes you’ll find are Asparagus Cheese Pockets, Eggplant Dip, Stuffed Mushrooms, Citrus Cider, Lime Punch, Cranberry Bread, Ritz Cracker Stuffing, Turkey Gravy, White Wine Gravy, Butternut Squash Soup, Sweet Onion Chowder, Brisket Cola, Honey Barbecue Meatloaf, Slow Cooker Mushroom Pot Roast, Chicken Broccoli Casserole, Chicken Mac and Cheese, Chicken Thighs Dijon, Slow Cooker Cornish Hens, Baked Tilapia, Macaroni Shrimp Salad, Tuna Rice Supreme, Mushroom Potato Savory, Spinach Stuffed Shells, Vegetarian Stew, Cauliflower Couscous, Gingered Brussel Sprouts, Potato Onion Bake, Apple Rum Cake, Chocolate Mint Torte, Lemon Bread Pudding, and Pear Cake. I haven’t even touched on all of the recipes in this book. Just wait until you see!

The recipes are only a part of this book. You will learn about sleuth, Marla Vail, read a wonderful introduction by Ms. Cohen, get helpful cooking tips, and read excerpts from the books in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries and learn the titles of the books in the series that contain recipes. There are themed menus, holiday dinners, and a delightful article from the author’s mother.

I loved everything about this book, and look forward to trying many of the dishes myself. There are no photos (you know I love my recipe photos in cookbooks), but none are to be expected in a cozy mystery themed cookbook, so I didn’t miss their presence. (you can find photos here . . .

Pick up a copy of A BAD HAIR DAY COOKBOOK. It is a must have for any cozy mystery and/or cookbook fan!

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  1. Oh my! Thank you for bring this book to our attention. This draws me to it on multiple levels and I can't wait for the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thanks so much! If you want the photos, visit my Facebook page and click on the Album titled "Recipes."

    1. You're most welcome, Nancy! And thank you for the link to your recipe photos. I've added it to my review. I've also fixed all of my glaring typos (that I saw). I'm not the Self-Professed Queen of Typos for no reason. ;-)

  3. Fun! I love cookbooks as much as I love mysteries.