Showing posts with label Dead to the Last Drop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dead to the Last Drop. Show all posts

Cheddar Corn Spoon Bread: A No-Fail American Souffle from Cleo Coyle

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This no-fail "American soufflé" is incredibly easy to cook and makes an impressive comfort-food side dish for fall and winter dinners, especially roast chicken or turkey.

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My husband (and partner in culinary crime writing) finds it hard to stop eating this one, and so do I.

May you, too, eat with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries


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Grand Opening Giveaway at Cleo's Jazz Space!

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Visit our new VILLAGE BLEND JAZZ SPACE by clicking here

Congrats to our winner, Coffeehouse Mystery reader Jane Lathem!

Jane entered our giveaway by leaving a comment at our new Village Blend Jazz Space, an online version of the relaxed jazz supper club featured in her bestselling Coffeehouse Mystery DEAD TO THE LAST DROP.



CAN I STILL LEAVE A COMMENT? 

YES! THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER,

BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US...

COMMENT HERE
(The fun "Our Locations" Page of the site)

OR HERE
(The general "Welcome" page of the site) 


Marc and I truly enjoy hearing from our readers, and we invite you to continue sharing your thoughts on our new site and our ongoing tales of mystery from our Village Blend Coffeehouse.



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Smashed Baby Red Potatoes from Dead to the Last Drop by Cleo Coyle

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This crowd-pleasing side dish uses delicious young potatoes with skins left on for better health and flavor. The recipe is incredibly easy to make, too. 

Cleo Coyle has a partner in 
crime-writing—her husband. 
Learn about their books 
by clicking here and here.

Our Coffeehouse Mystery readers may recognize these Smashed Baby Reds from our recent bestseller DEAD TO THE LAST DROP. 

Assistant chef Luther Bell cooks them up for customers of the new Village Blend Jazz Space, a relaxed supper club co-managed by our amateur sleuth Clare—who soon feels more than the heat of the kitchen when she becomes a prime suspect in capital crimes of kidnapping and murder...



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To keep reading this blog post, click here or on the Read More link below and may you eat with joy...

~ Cleo


P.S. For the Roasted Garlic Gravy recipe that pairs beautifully with these potatoes, click here. And don't miss the Mini Meat Loaves

Sticky Honey-Chili Chicken from Dead to the Last Drop by Cleo Coyle

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This one-skillet stovetop dinner has a quick marinating process and a fast final glaze that is fantastic. The heat of the jalapenos is nicely controlled by the honey, which keeps the spice level to a pleasant warmth. The cumin lends an earthy flavor, and the lemon juice brings brightness to the balance. This recipe, which also includes garlic, delivers great nutrition, too. 

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Our readers may recognize this dish from our recent bestselling Coffeehouse Mystery DEAD TO THE LAST DROP. Sticky Honey-Chili Chicken was one of the highly popular "Chalkboard Specials" made by assistant chef Luther Bell at the new Village Blend Jazz Space, a relaxed supper club co-managed by our amateur sleuth Clare—who soon feels more than the heat of the kitchen when she becomes a prime suspect in capital crimes of kidnapping and murder… 

To download the recipe now in a free PDF, click here.

To keep reading this blog post, scroll down, or click here or on the Read More link below and...

May you eat and read with joy! 
~ Cleo Coyle, author of

Mini Meat Loaves from Dead to the Last Drop by Cleo Coyle

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There is nothing like meat and potatoes for a simple, satisfying comfort food dinner. Assistant chef Luther Bell knew it, which is why these Mini Meat Loaves became the anchor for one of his most popular "Chalkboard Specials" at the Village Blend Jazz Space, a relaxed supper club in our bestselling culinary mystery DEAD TO THE LAST DROP. 
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Our amateur sleuth Clare helps to manage the club, until she becomes a prime suspect in cases of kidnapping and murder, perplexing mysteries she must solve to save her good friends and her own skin.



Speaking of mysteries...

There is a mystery ingredient in these Mini Meat Loaves, one that many home cooks already know about. Used as a binder instead of your typical bread crumbs or torn bread slices, this mystery ingredient produces a lighter little loaf of meat with a fluffier texture, like the very best meatballs, yet with enough meat in each serving to satisfy hungry humans.


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below and may you eat with joy...


~ Cleo


How to Make Mini French Caramel Apple Tarts (Tarte Tatins) from Dead to the Last Drop by Cleo Coyle

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Tarte Tatins are as common in France as our apple pie. But when this upside-down French tart bakes, it creates its own delectable caramel sauce, making it impressive to serve and a treat to eat.


Cleo Coyle has a partner in
crime-writing—her husband.
Learn about their books
by clicking here and here.

My recipe post shares 2 variations on making this famous tart. The first is a fun and foolproof mini version, the very same little treats that were mentioned in our recent bestselling Coffeehouse Mystery DEAD TO THE LAST DROP

Back from her culinary apprenticeship in France, Joy Allegro suggests these mini apple tarts be added to the menu of the new jazz supper club that her mother Clare (our amateur sleuth) is helping to manage—before she becomes a prime suspect in capital crimes of kidnapping and murder…

My second recipe is closer to a traditional larger tarte Tatin with one exception. I've replaced the skillet with a cake pan, making it easy for occasional cooks, who may not not have oven-proof skillets in their kitchens.


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To download my 2 tarte Tatin recipes in one PDF document that you can print, save, or share, click here.

To continue reading this blog post, click here or on the Read More link below. And may you...

Bake with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries




Roasted Garlic Gravy from Dead to the Last Drop by Cleo Coyle

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This creamy white gravy with the light garlic taste is amazing on so many foods: meatloaf, roasted chicken, fish, potatoes, veggies. Best of all, the health benefits are many. Garlic has been shown to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, prevent dementia and heart disease, and ward off colds. 

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Our Coffeehouse Mystery readers may recognize this gravy from our recent bestseller DEAD TO THE LAST DROP. 

Assistant chef Luther Bell drizzled this flavorful gravy over Mini Meat Loaves and Smashed Baby Reds, one his most popular "Chalkboard Specials" at the new Village Blend Jazz Space, a relaxed supper club co-managed by our amateur sleuth Clare--until she becomes a prime suspect in capital crimes of kidnapping and murder… 

To download this excellent gravy recipe now in a free PDF, click here.

To keep reading this blog post, click here or on the Read More link below and may you eat with joy...

~ Cleo Coyle, author of