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I don't know about you but I like to eat and I like to read. Reading a good cozy is a lot of fun and I have reviewed and spotlighted a few on this blog.
Now, 128 cozy mystery writers have come together and are sharing some of their favorite recipes possibly found right out of their books. Wow!
Check out these two recipes and then see more about the cookbook below.....
Here are a couple of recipes from Hawaiian mysteries.
Cindy Sample shows you how to end an afternoon or start happy hour with a Tiki Goddess from Dying for a Daiquiri
After a tough day chasing deadly villains in Hawaii, it’s time to relax on the beach with a cool tropical drink. Although the calorie count may be deadly, there’s nothing tastier than Laurel’s favorite cocktail.
1 oz. pomegranate juice or ½ oz Pomegranate liqueur
1 oz. white rum
2 oz. pineapple juice
1 ½ oz coconut milk or cream of coconut
Pour mixture in a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Add pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry and umbrella. Party on!
You may want to end the day with a slice of Hawaiian Chocolate and Coconut (Haupia) Pie
From The Islands of Aloha Mystery series by JoAnn Bassett
This is a truly “pull-out-all-the-stops” dessert based on a heritage sweet served in Hawaii—haupia pudding. If you really want to impress your friends or family with a Hawaiian-style dessert that will leave you groaning for more, give this a try!
1 9-inch unbaked pie crust
1 cup milk
1 (14 oz.) can coconut milk
1 cup white sugar
1 cup water
½ cup cornstarch
1 ¼ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 ½ cups sweetened whipped cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.) Bake the crust for 15 minutes or until golden brown and then let it cool.
In a saucepan whisk together the milk, coconut milk and 1 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil.
In a bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the water.
Reduce the coconut mixture to simmer and whisk the cornstarch mixture into the coconut mixture. Stir the mixture over low heat until it starts to thicken, about 3 minutes. Take it off the stove.
In a glass bowl microwave the chocolate chips just until melted (about 1 minute or less).
Divide the still-warm coconut mixture into two bowls. Mix melted chocolate into one-half of the coconut mixture and spread it on the bottom of the baked pie crust.
Pour the remaining coconut mixture on top and spread it smooth.
Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
Cover top of cooled pie with the whipped cream and decorate with chocolate shavings, if desired.
Cozy Food: 128 Cozy Mystery Writers Share Their Favorite Recipes by Nancy Lynn Jarvis
Cozy Cookbook Good Read Mysteries
(May 15, 2014)
Number of Pages: 241 (167 of recipes, 70 of contributor bios and books)
What happens when 128 cozy mystery writers get together to do a cookbook? You get more than 220 recipes that are as varied and interesting as an amateur sleuth’s day job.Regional recipes come from every part of the United States and England — a couple find their way from Australia and Italy, too — and from diverse times. There are recipes from people looking to keep gluten out of their lives, eat vegetarian, or make a treat or two for their furry four-legged friends. And yes, there are recipes that appeal to the sweet tooth, lots of them, in fact.
There’s no mystery about what happens when cozy writers get together. They bring the wit, inventiveness, and adventure found in their books right along with their recipes.The recipes are introduced by their authors and linked to the writer bios in the back of the book. You can look up your favorite cozy writer and see which recipes are their favorites; they'll tell you what the recipe means to them. Or you can enjoy a dish and then link to the recipe's author's biography and books.Either way you enjoy the cookbook, you're sure to find great new recipes to make and terrific new cozy authors to read.
About Editor Nancy Lynn Jarvis
Nancy Lynn Jarvis was a Santa Cruz, California, Realtor® for more than twenty years before she fell in love with writing and let her license lapse.
After earning a BA in behavioral science from San Jose State University, she worked in the advertising department of the San Jose Mercury News. A move to Santa Cruz meant a new job as a librarian and later a stint as the business manager for Shakespeare/Santa Cruz at UCSC.
Nancy’s work history reflects her philosophy: people should try something radically different every few years, a philosophy she applies to her writing, as well. She has written seven Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries; a stand-alone novel “Mags and the AARP Gang” about a group of octogenarian bank robbers; edited “Cozy Food: 128 Cozy Mystery Writers Share Their Favorite Recipes” and a short story anthology, “Santa Cruz Weird;” and even done a little insider’s book, “The Truth About Hosting Airbnb” about her first year as a host.
Her newest venture is “The Glass House” is the first book in a planned series of PIP Inc. Mysteries. Now she’s trying to figure out when to work on another series she’d love to do called “Geezers with Tools” about two older handymen who will solve mysteries in the course of doing their work, and setting up writer retreats at her house.
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