Showing posts with label appetizers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label appetizers. Show all posts

How to Make Perfect Coffee Bacon with Maple-Espresso Glaze by Cleo Coyle

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WARNING: Once you start eating this beautiful, smoky-sweet bacon, you won’t be able to stop! One strip evokes the glorious flavors of a pancake breakfast—the sweetness of maple syrup, the earthiness of coffee, and the unctuous richness of smoked meat. 

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Our readers may recognize this treat from our latest Coffeehouse Mystery Dead Cold Brew, in which a shocking inheritance leads to murder and our amateur sleuth Clare's attempts to save a dear friend's bacon. As for this bacon, you can download the recipe now in a free PDF by clicking here

To see the full post (with our animated Gifs), scroll down or click here or on the "Read more" link below...

No-Guilt Pizza Poppers: My Taste of Pizza Without the Carbs from Cleo Coyle

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We've all heard of jalapeno poppers, but the inspiration for this Pizza Poppers idea came from another source, namely an Italian company that came up with the idea of on-the-go pizza served in a cone. 

Yes, a cone! (To see it, click here.)

Honestly, when my husband, Marc, and I first learned about this, our jaws dropped. Once we got over the shock, however, we began to have fun thinking up ways to write it into one of our Coffeehouse Mysteries


To find out how we wrote the pizza cone idea into one of our murder mysteries, click here or on the Read More link below. You'll also see big, colorful photos of our Pizza Poppers recipe.

OR


To download our Pizza Poppers recipe now in a free PDF, click here, and with low-carb joy!

~ Cleo Coyle








Bourbon Hot Dog Bites: A Shockingly Tasty Recipe from Dead to the Last Drop

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Whenever my husband and I make these babies, we cannot stop eating them. Seriously. These bites are shockingly tasty. That's why they make fantastic party food. Of course, the bourbon keeps things spirited, too! 
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free recipe PDF.

The bites can be served as shown or you can use a little slow cooker to keep them warm throughout the evening. You can also substitute small meatballs or brats for the dogs and even change up the bourbon.

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

To read the entire blog post, scroll down or click here, and we know you'll...

Eat with plenty of joy!

~ Cleo


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

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in a free PDF,
 click here.
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...








Holiday Appetizer: Bacon-Wrapped Butternut Squash (Nuts on Horseback!)

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This is my own adaptation of a retro treat from Victorian England that’s still popular in the UK for Christmas dinners. Each little package offers an amazing combo of flavors and textures.

Cleo Coyle is author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries,
which are set in New York's
 Greenwich Village.

Simply take bite-sized pieces of butternut squash (or sweet potatoes); wrap each in a small strip of maple bacon; secure with a toothpick; brush with pure maple syrup; and roast. 

How much bacon? How much maple syrup? What temperature? I answer all of those specifics in my recipe and share some tips for making these babies without a hitch...

No Crust Pizza Poppers: My Taste of Pizza Without the Carbs from Cleo Coyle

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Certainly, we've all heard of jalapeno poppers, but the inspiration for this Pizza Poppers idea came from another source. About ten years ago, an Italian company came up with the idea of on-the-go pizza served in a cone. Yes, a cone!

Honestly, when my husband, Marc, and I first learned about this, our jaws dropped in horror. Once we got over the shock, however, we began to have fun thinking up ways to write it into one of our Coffeehouse Mysteries. Here's how we did it...

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

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