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Happy March ! And we are Celebrating our Birthday this month-

   Today’s  Cards are made with Jessica Lynn Originals -her Shop has some great stamps & digital image . Check it out @ Jessica Shop

20180301_104528.jpgHappy Birthday ! with a yummy cupcake & dotted paper.

This card Features the  Free digital image : so try it Now. Lisa

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Pressing The Issue


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The Agatha Award–winning author of Grilling the Subject returns to the Cookbook Nook in Crystal Cove, where the annual Renaissance Fair serves up a helping of crafty courtiers, damsels in distress, and medieval murder . . .

As the annual Renaissance Fair comes to Crystal Cove, Jenna Hart’s Cookbook Nook is packed with tasty treats and all things medieval, while her pal Bailey is ready to swoon over her upcoming nuptials at a local vineyard. But when the two friends discover the body of the vineyard’s owner bludgeoned by a winepress, all their merriment fades, along with their hopes for a vintage year.

Which churlish varlet did the deed? Was it the victim’s errant brother, who stood to inherit the vineyards? Or the owner’s crestfallen ex-girlfriend? Mayhap it was the newly arrived comely wench, or her jealous husband. Fie on them all! Verily, Jenna can’t rest until justice is served, and she vows to track down the killer. But can she sniff out the truth before the villainous culprit strikes again?

Includes tantalizing recipes!

Praise for Daryl Wood Gerber and the Cookbook Nook Mysteries:

“There’s a feisty new amateur sleuth in town and her name is Jenna Hart. With a bodacious cast of characters, a wrenching murder, and a collection of cookbooks to die for, Daryl Wood Gerber’s Final Sentence is a page-turning puzzler of a mystery that I could not put down.” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Mysteries and Library Lovers Mysteries

“In Final Sentence, the author smartly blends crime, recipes, and an array of cookbooks that all should covet in a witty, well-plotted whodunit.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author of the Bibliophile Mysteries

“Readers will relish the extensive cookbook suggestions, the cooking primer, and the whole foodie phenomenon. Gerber’s perky tone with a multigenerational cast makes this series a good match for Lorna Barrett’s Booktown Mystery series . . .” —Library Journal

“So pull out your cowboy boots and settle in for a delightful read. Grilling the Subject is a delicious new mystery that will leave you hungry for more.” —Carstairs Considers Blog

About the Author:

Agatha Award–winning and nationally bestselling author Daryl Wood Gerber is the author of the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, the French Bistro Mysteries, the Cheese Shop Mysteries (as Avery Aames), and stand-alone suspense thrillers. Little known facts about Daryl are that she’s jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, has hitchhiked around Ireland by herself, and has appeared on an episode of Murder, She Wrote. She loves to read, cook, and golf, and has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!

ARC from Net Galley : This is the 6th book in this series. But this was actually the first book in this series I read -so if you are a newbie like me -you will find a magical town in Crystal Cove . This  book is set  in the mist of a Renaissance  fair  and you will your self transported there with the vivid descriptions.   But you will also  find great characters &  a murder needing to be solved in this newest book  All the ear marks of a great cozy mystery with some great food/recipes thrown in.  lisa

Dirty Rice Vs Rice Dressing

Welcome to March & the first Thursday food post:

Today’s post:   Dirty Rice Verses Rice Dressing

* But in some areas are inter changeable.

Here’s The Real Difference:

Same thing not really – Rice dressing is that a dressing made with Rice & ground meat and seasoning.

Dirty Rice  uses livers & gizzards as well as meat ( dirt comes from)

Easy Dirty Rice:

  •    2 C chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 C chopped / lightly cooked livers/gizzard
  • 1 C ground meat
  • 1 medium chopped onion,bell pepper,celery
  • 2 T chopped parsley
  • 4 C cooked Rice
  • Chopped Green onions for garnish

Make a Roux & Broth,garlic & meat. Cook 20 minutes Add seasoning Cook until soft. Add Cooked Rice -check seasoning add parsley & Cook 10 minutes. Garnish with green onions 1371616488692

This is just one recipe -most families have there own. In my area I’m lucky that our local grocery store makes a Pre made Mix of the meats  for dirty rice. With Pre Cut Trinity  it’s an easy quick side dish.    Lisa