The Cozy Chicks Kitchen
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The kitchen is the heart of the home. This sense of warmth and companionship is what The Cozy Chicks try to invoke in our novels. And now, our cookbook will allow you to enter the heart of our cozy mystery worlds—the stories of our characters, of their authors, told through food. For a short while, our heroines have taken a break from crime solving to don aprons and wield spatulas and wooden spoons. And they’d like nothing more than to spend some time with you. THE COZY CHICKS KITCHEN is chock full of mouthwatering gems. Everything is here: main dishes, desserts, salads, soups, drinks, and did I mention desserts? Don’t miss this fabulous collection.
Yield: 4 servings Rio Grande Beans & Meatballs by Kate Collins This simple casserole was my children’s favorite dish when they were young. Now they’re all grown up and they still love it. If you want to make it healthier, stir in fresh spinach and/or finely chopped carrots. 1 pound ground chuck � cup dry breadcrumbs 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt (sea salt is best) 2 teaspoons chili powder, divided / cup chopped onion (large) 1 16-ounce can pork and beans 3 ounces shredded
Valentine’s Chase-The-Chill Away Chili by Heather Webber/Heather Blake If you’re looking to spice up your life, take a page from Lucy’s feisty grandmother, Dovie, from the Lucy Valentine romantic-mystery series. This wannabe matchmaker might not have the psychic matching skills of her son, Oscar, the King of Love himself, but she knows her way around a kitchen. If you’re looking for love, go see Oscar. He’ll match you up in no time. But come to Dovie for the chili. It’ll warm you right up.
Police Department (in the Books By The Bay Mysteries) had this bread on hand for his interrogations, there’d by no more crime in his seaside town. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 4½ ounces butter (1 stick plus 1 tablespoon), soft enough for mixing 1 cup superfine sugar 4 ripe bananas, good and smashed (Ellery likes to use her fists!) 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup dark chocolate chips Preheat the oven to 350º. Sift flour and baking powder
potatoes, peeled and cubed � cup milk � cup shredded cheddar cheese � teaspoon salt / teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives Place the potatoes into a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat; cover and boil for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain the potatoes and add the milk, cheese, butter, salt, and pepper; mash. Stir in the chives. Yield: 6 servings Sean Donahue’s Garlic and Herbed Potatoes by Heather Webber/Heather Blake As a former
nose at people food. Ingredients 4 pounds pot roast (chuck or bottom round) 2 tablespoons canola oil salt and pepper 1 beef bouillon cube 1 cup water � cup ketchup 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce � chopped onion 1 teaspoon caraway seeds 1 (4-ounce) can of sliced mushrooms (Leann leaves these out!) � cup flour � to � cup sour cream Season the meat with the salt and pepper and brown in a Dutch oven. Remove. Combine the bouillon, water, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, onion, and