Sunday, June 20, 2021

In today's author spotlight, 
I shine my light on fabulous author and great lady
Terrie Farley Moran

Terrie Farley Moran is the bestselling author of the Read 'Em and Eat cozy mystery series including the Agatha Award winning Well Read, Then Dead . . .

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READ 'EM AND EAT MSYTERIES


  

SCRAPBOOKING MYSTERIES
with Laura Childs



And Terrie is now the author of the . . .

MURDER SHE WROTE MYSTERIES

Available Now!

Available 
November 2, 2021!

When asked how she felt about having Terrie as a co-author, Jessica Fletcher responded with this . . . 


STAND ALONES

The Lizard’s Ardent Uniform   ’14 (Anthology edited by David Cranmer)

Murder New York Style: Deadly Debut   ’14 (Antholgy edited by Clare Toohey)

Murder New York Style: Family Matters   ’14 (Anthology edited by Anita Page)

The Awareness and Other Deadly Tales   ’11 (Novella length with Short Stories)

Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices   ’11 (Editor)

Crimes by Moonlight   ’10 (Anthology edited by Charlaine Harris)

Murder New York Style   ’07 (Anthology edited by Randy Kandel)

Dying in a Winter Wonderland   (Anthology edited by Tony Burton)


Terrie Farley Moran is thrilled to be co-author, along with Jessica Fletcher, of the long running Murder, She Wrote series. Murder, She Wrote Killing in a Koi Pond (June 2021) will be followed by Murder, She Wrote Debonair in Death (November 2021). She has also written the beachside Read 'Em and Eat cozy mystery series, and is co-author of Laura Childs’ New Orleans scrapbooking mysteries. Her short stories have been published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Mystery Weekly Magazine and numerous anthologies. Terrie is a recipient of both the Agatha and the Derringer awards. Find her online at www.terriefarleymoran.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/terriefarleymoran/

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Saturday, June 19, 2021


HAPPY 9th BLOGIVERSARY TO ME!
Wait. That's not right. 
HAPPY 9th BLOGIVERSARY TO US!

There is no way I could 
have done this without all of you.


I can think of no way to thank you all enough.
But I do THANK YOU,
and I'd like to show that the best I can.
With a . . . 


5 lucky readers will each win a mystery prize package!
What's the mystery?
You won't what the prize until it arrives! 

This giveaway is open to everyone!
USA, Canada, International!

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Thank you, my friends, 
for making this a most fun, fantastic 9 years!





Friday, June 18, 2021

 

It's
Cozy Food Friday!

That means it's time to share a recipe from 
another great a cozy mystery blogger! 😉

This week's recipe is from

Me! 

I've had so much fun sharing recipes, I may never let the authors back! 😉

Put the pitch forks and torches down! I'm only kidding!

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RANCH AND PARMESAN BREADED CHICKEN BREASTS




Ingredients

½ cup buttermilk ranch dressing
¼ cup mayo
4 boneless chicken breasts
¾ shredded Parmesan cheese
6 teaspoons dry bread crumbs  (Italian seasoned work great)


Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

   Place ranch dressing, mayo and ½ cup cheese in a small bowl and stir well.
   
   Lay chicken breasts on a baking sheet and spread dressing mixture evenly across the top of all.
   Evenly sprinkle bread crumbs on each one.

   Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until your chicken is cooked thoroughly. (Poke with fork to see if juices run clear).
   Tops will be browned.

   Sprinkle remaining cheese over each piece. 

   Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper if you like (I don't use either)


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Thursday, June 17, 2021

 

What's Cooking?
A night out . . . in.

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COPYCAT! 

RECIPES

The Most Famous Restaurant Dishes At Home
+130 Delicious Recipes
by Emma Dennis


Love to eat out at Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel, or Applebee's? What if I tell you that you can cook all the great and tasty dishes from your favorite restaurants at home? Without fail? Without spending a lot of money? And without the huge amount of calories?

You can. And I’ve prepared an exclusive tool kit to show you just how to do it.


We all love flavorsome food.

But not many people can cook to restaurant standards. Until now.

By following my recipes, you can become the best dinner host in your neighborhood. No more bland cuisine. No more burnt dishes. Just fantastic flavors your friends and family will adore.

After more than two years of research and practice, I’ve put together the top recipes from the world’s most popular restaurants. All in an easy-to-follow format, so you can create heavenly dishes easily at home.

Discover over 130 delicious recipes from world-famous restaurants.

  • Panera Bread™
  • Boston Market™
  • Olive Garden™
  • Starbucks™
  • P.F. Chang’s™
  • Applebee's™
  • Cheesecake Factory™
  • Cracker Barrel™
  • Red Lobster™
  • Panda Express™

Believe me, you don’t have to be a world-class chef to cook these great dishes, not even close. This book will teach you everything in a simple and step-by-step guide.

Complete instructions with detailed lists of ingredients

Cooking and preparation times highlighting the number of servings

Extra cooking guidelines to make sure you succeed every time you cook

Dessert and side dishes to make your dinner and lunches even more special

Much, much more…


Well, the description of COPYCAT! RECIPES: The Most Famous Restaurant Dishes at Home, tells you so much about this book that it makes my review an easy one to write.

I needed this book during this past year and a half (2020-2021)! The cravings for some of my favorite restaurant dishes would hit so hard! I’d make something at home, but it just didn’t take away that craving. With COPYCAT! RECIPES, I can get closer than ever to those restaurant meals I want.

Here’s just a sample of the recipes you’ll find between the pages of those cookbook. APPLEBEES: Brunch Quesadillas, French Onion Soup, Triple Chocolate Meltdown, CHEESECAKE FACTORY: Creme Brulee French Toast, Chicken Bellagio, Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake, CRACKER BARREL: Hash Brown Casserole, Beef Stew, Loaded Potato Salad, Ambrosia Fruit Salad, OLIVE GARDEN: Gnocchi Soup, Tucan Chicken- Keto-Friendly, Tiramisu, P.F. CHANGS: Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps, Garlic Noodles, Crab Wontons, Deep & Dark Ganache Cake, PANDA EXPRESS: Spring Roll, Pot Sticker Soup – Slow-Cooked, Orange Chicken, Delicious Fortune Cookies, RED LOBSTER: Cheddar Bay Biscuits, Clam (& Potato) Chowder, Parrot Isle Coconut Shrimp, Triple Berry Sangria, PANERA BREAD: Cinnamon Crunch Bagel, Summer Corn Chowder, Mac & Cheese, Caramel Apple Scones, STARBUCKS: Lemon Bread, Veggie & Hummus Protein Boxes, BOSTON MARKET: Savory Rubbed Roasted Chicken, Creamed Spinach, Boston Cream Cupcakes – Short Cut, and a lot more!

You’ll also find helpful tips, kitchen equipment you may need, and pages of instructions, and information.

I have the Kindle copy and was pleasantly surprised with the amount of photos included. I am one who wants to see what my dish “should” look like.

Overall, COPYCAT! RECIPES is what I was looking for when I saw the title. While I’m a picky eater, it contained enough of my favorites (not necessarily those show above), that it’s a handy cookbook for me to have. I bet you’ll think so too!

NOTE: As much as I love and prefer paper books, I was lucky enough to find (thank you, Kay!) this free on Kindle and snapped it up. 

  

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021


Hello, you lovely people! 
How are all my friends today?
Me? I'm doing well. Busy, busy as always.


Remember that yard sale I was telling you about?
The one my sisters and I are going to have?
We've finally set a date.
Saturday, July 10!
Rain date will be Saturday, July 17.

Since I love mysteries so much, 
I have thrown in a twist with this sale. 
All items are just $1.00 each!
Big or small, nothing over a $1.00.

Here are just a few of the items we'll have for sale. 
 
If you're local, I'm in Dover DE, please stop by!
Again the sale will be, 
Saturday, July 10. Oh, yeah, I almost forgot . . . 
Rain date will be Saturday, July 17. We'll be starting at 8:00 am.

I'm excited to get these items into new homes. 

I wish I could see you all there, but 
I'll be taking pictures throughout the day, and will post them in an upcoming blog.

Here are some photos of a tiny fraction of the items we'll be selling. No matter the size or what the item is, it's only $1.00! 

Kids games, DVDs 

Clothing, games, computer equipment

Gallon bags filled with Christmas ornaments
We must have a dozen of these bags

Books (no cozies), Noah's Ark collector's plate, Hershey Kiss tin,
Emoji lip balm - new in pack, cookie Cutters

Huge floral oil painting, bags and boxes filled

DVD boxed sets, hats, games

Sealed calendar, ceramic duck, homemade needlecraft doll

That huge painting again. On it's side like this, it's about as high as my bellybutton!

Working computer monitor, keyboard, speakers, and mouse.

Cherry reticulated bowl, tin to go containers, camera case, glassware, plug in pest control

Bag full of unopened plastic cookie cutters

Overview of computer equipment, ornaments, odds and end. (Except that little leprechaun. He's mine!)

Honestly, this isn't half of what we're going to have. It's just what I could get to in order to take photos! 


That's it's for now.
Have a fabulous day my friends!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

 

Did you know you can get FREE eBooks?

The following titles were free at the time I listed them here on Tuesday, June 15. There is a chance they are no longer free. 

These titles are all from Amazon US for Kindle. However, they are likely available for other eReaders, and on other international Amazon sites.







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These titles are just a 
sampling of the free eBooks you can find!

Be careful when picking out your free eBooks on Amazon. They also have Amazon Unlimited, and while they are free, you have to have a subscription to Kindle Unlimited, and it does cost. 

I haven't read any of these, so please, let me know if you do, and what you think about them?

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