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Monday, April 6, 2015

Cozy Monday

The Cozy Cookbook: more than 100 recipes from today's bestselling mystery authors (Berkley Prime Crime trade paperback, 7 April 2015).


You know all those cozy mysteries you read where the protagonists make delicious food and want to make it but you can't right now, even though the recipe is at the back of the book, because you need to finish reading first, and by the time you finish the book the urge to cook has passed?

Sometime later, the urge to cook reappears, but you can't remember where that fantastic-sounding recipe for soup/cake/potato salad/lasagna was?  And then by the time you've searched through all your paperback cozy mysteries and still haven't found the recipe, it doesn't matter anyway because you don't feel like cooking anymore?

Well, your worries are over.  Many of those fantastic recipes have been gathered in this cookbook.  There are eight chapters, from Breakfast to Dessert (and yes, I do believe there are more dessert recipes than any other category), and range from super-easy to slightly complicated, from single serving to potluck-sized.  

Recipes are interspersed with excerpts from books by Avery Aames (a.k.a Daryl Wood Gerber), Ellery Adams, Connie Archer, Leslie Budewitz, Laura Childs, Cleo Coyle, Victoria Hamilton, B. B. Haywood, Julie Hyzy, Jenn McKinlay, and Paige Shelton.  

There's also a comprehensive index searchable by author, title, category and recipe name. 

And, if you comment below, you'll have a chance to win your very own copy, courtesy of the publisher!




FTC Full Disclosure:  Many thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy of the book.

20 comments:

  1. I know the feeling. Telling myself I will remember which book the recipe is in. Never happens. Lol. Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome book. angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  2. I would LOVE to win this wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance!!!

    sharonbabyme@yahoo.com

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  3. one of my favorte cozies to read are food related! thanks for the chance to win

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  4. I love cozies and cookbooks! Thanks for the chance!
    edtercross7304@yahoo.com

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  5. I always want to try so many of the recipes in cozies and then forget which book they are in. I love this idea!
    momzillasteel@gmail.com

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  6. Sounds like a great book to have. Read the cozy and check the cookbook.

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  7. I would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway! dmskrug3@hotmail.com

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  8. I have pinned a lot of recipes from the http://www.mysteryloverskitchen.com/, and they have been some pretty good recipes, but I now see that when I click on the recipe from my Pinterest page, it takes me to their homepage so I still have to search for the recipe. I don't know if there is a way around it. But this cookbook would be great! ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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  9. This sounds like a good book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  10. This book sounds like so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win! rencw@verizon.net

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  11. Ruth Lyons MazurApril 6, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    When I see recipes in Cozy Mysteries I always write them down. It would be wonderful to have them all in one book! What a delicious idea. Thank you for the chance to win this cookbook. - ruthmazur46@gmail.com

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  12. Looks like a cozy mystery cookbook. What a great combination.

    xzjh04@ Gmail.com

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  13. maybe this will inspire to cook more?!?!?!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  14. I love cookbooks and cozy mysteries , so this is perfect ! kathambre@yahoo.com

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  15. I adore cookbooks! Love as much as Mysteries!!!! Would love to WIN!!!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  16. I adore cookbooks! Love as much as Mysteries!!!! Would love to WIN!!!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  17. Sounds like a fun read. :)
    jandeplus3 (at)live(dot)com

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  18. I love cookbooks by authors! Thanks for the chance to win one!
    Tennisace50(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Recipes from favorite authors - sounds wonderful!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  20. Yum! Thanks for the opportunity to win. patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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