4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies: No Gluten, No Dairy, No Mixer, No Kidding from Cleo Coyle

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Four simple ingredients, one fork, and one bowl yield this insanely easy peanut butter cookie that is also gluten-free and dairy-free. 

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5 Minute Honey-Cinnamon Peach Sopapillas from Tortillas by Cleo Coyle

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Summer fruits make the best desserts, don't they? Here's an idea for an easy way to dress up that summer peach and serve it as an elegant dessert. It's fast, healthy, and absolute ambrosia to eat. To read more click here, scroll down, or hit the read more link below...




Battling Senior Moments with Berries by Cleo Coyle

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Cleo Coyle has a partner in
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her husband.
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Fresh summer berries are brain food? That's right, especially for older women. 
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How to Make a July Fourth Fireworks Cake with 3 Tips on Frosting Any Cake by Cleo Coyle

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The red, white, and blue American flag cake is a wonderful July Fourth tradition in the USA, enjoyed at backyard cookouts throughout the land. This Fireworks Cake is my version of it. There is a fun "wow" factor to it, especially after you cut it, yet it's incredibly easy to create, practically a klutz-proof design, making it a great project for families with young children. 

The design has a two-part inspiration, which I'll tell you about in my recipe post. You can download the free PDF by clicking here or scroll down or hit this link to continue reading...



A Writer's Snack: Easy Apple Sauce Fruit Roll-Ups by Cleo Coyle

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These Apple Sauce Roll-Ups are a wonderful snack for me as a sedentary writer. Chewy and sweet, they have the flavor of apple pie without the fat and calories, and they're great with a cup of coffee or tea. To download my recipe in a free PDF, click here

By the way, have you heard? Sitting is the new smoking. Like many writers, I do plenty of walking to counteract the endless sitting. But the issue of noshing is always a tough one for writers. One can eat only so many carrot sticks, which is why I'm always on the lookout for healthy treats like this one.

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Italian Easter Pie Palmiers: Little Heart-Shaped Quiches by Cleo Coyle

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Every year at Pasqua, my beloved Aunt Mary would make her Easter Pie. This rustic pie was amazing to me because it was so satisfying yet so simple. She called it a pizza, but Americans would recognize it as closer to a white calzone.

I recreated the taste of her pie for this very special recipe of Little Heart-Shaped Quiches. aka Italian Easter Pie Palmiers. To get the recipe, scroll down or hit the read more link below...








Frito Shepherd’s Pie from Cleo Coyle #glutenfree recipe

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Our readers may recognize this pie from our latest culinary mystery, Billionaire Blend. In the book, Detective Mike Quinn tells the story of solving a homicide with members of the NYPD Bomb Squad (historically known as the Italian Squad). 

When the case is done, members of the squad take Quinn to a pub for a night of Frito Shepherd’s Pies and Irish Car Bombs (the kind you drink). Well this is the very pie that Detective Quinn enjoyed. To get the recipe, scroll down or hit the "read more" link below...






Meet Cleo Coyle: Book Signing and Coffee Tasting (Free Event)!

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Free Signing 

and Coffee Tasting!

The talented married couple who write the New York Times bestselling Coffeehouse Mysteries will be making a rare appearance. They will be giving a talk about creative writing and the creation of their long-running series, signing books, and joining readers for a free coffee tasting, including a very special "Billionaire Blend," courtesy of One God Woman coffee shop. 

The event starts at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 26, at the Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill, Pennyslvania, then moves down the street to One Good Woman for a coffee tasting and where Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop will have books for purchase and signing.





NOTE BOOK SIGNING OPPORTUNITY: If you cannot attend and would like Cleo Coyle to inscribe a book (or books) for you personally, Deb and Jay of Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop will take your order, see that Cleo personally signs your book, and send it out to you. Contact them at mysterybooks@comcast.net or call them toll free 1-866-692-5424.

YOU MUST RESERVE A SEAT: Although this event is free, reservations are important to allow for plenty of seating, refreshments and books. Please let Deb or Jay of Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop know your plans by calling toll free 1-866-692-5424 or emailing their shop at mysterybooks@comcast.net to make a reservation(s) and/or place an order. Books from both the Coffeehouse Mystery series and the Haunted Bookshop Mystery series will be available.



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Event hosted by:


Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop
Mechanicsburg, PA

One Good Woman
Coffee Shop


Cleve J. Fredricksen
Library

Directions to the library, where the event starts,
may be obtained by going to their website by 
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Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop at 1-866-692-5424.



Shamrock Green Pistachio Muffins (with ricotta!) for St. Patrick's Day by Cleo Coyle

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These pistachio muffins are outstanding. The batter tastes like pistachio ice cream, but I use a secret ingredient to bring nutrition to the muffin: ricotta cheese. Ricotta adds substance without heaviness and moistness without the high calories of extra butter or oil.

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Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes with Butter Pecan Sauce for Mardi Gras from Cleo Coyle

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Making pancakes for Mardi Gras is an old tradition, which is why I'm sharing one of my favorite pancake recipes with you this week: Pumpkin PancakesThe pumpkin brings nutrition, fiber, and great taste to these pancakes. You can top them with my Warm Butter Pecan Sauce or try the healthier topping idea I've also included in the recipe.

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Happy Mardi Gras, everyone!

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries



How to Bake the $250 Chocolate Chip Cookie by Cleo Coyle

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In this post, I share some of my favorite urban legends with you, including one that involves food: the legendary $250 Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I also share some tips with you on getting the most out of any chocolate chip cookie recipe. Yes, even a notorious one. 

If you'd like to download the recipe in a free PFD, click here. To read my entire post, scroll down, or click here and...bake with joy! 

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries




Easy Chinese Dumpling Dipping Sauce for the Lunar New Year by Cleo Coyle

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Because eating dumplings is a tradition for the Lunar New Year, I'm sharing an easy dumpling dipping sauce recipe with you this week, along with a few great tips for getting the best out of your take-out or frozen grocery store dumplings. 

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Kona Coffee: Advice on Buying and Drinking the Champagne of the Coffee World by Cleo Coyle

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For those of you feeling blue now that the holidays have past, let me assure you that you are not alone. In reply, I offer a short, happy word: Hawaii. Say it with me now... Hawaii...Hawaii...Hawaii...

White sand beaches, translucent turquoise waves... Are you ready to go? I'm sure you are, and I am, too. Unfortunately, too much work and a non-existent vacation budget have grounded me for now. Instead, I'm opting for a much less expensive kind of trip, a culinary trip to paradise via a thousand perfect sips of Kona coffee, one of the rarest and highest quality coffees in the world. To read more, scroll down, or click here or on the read more link below...


My New Year's Champagne Vinaigrette with actual Champagne by Cleo Coyle

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Are you having champagne this New Year's Eve? Why not reserve a small amount for your salad? Most champagne vinaigrette recipes use champagne vinegar. I prefer to use actual champagne. My recipe will work with either fresh or leftover bubbly. Whether it's fizzy or flat makes no difference, it's delicious.


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