Showing posts with label snacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snacks. 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

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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








How to Make Queso Fundido - The Billionaire Mexican Cheese Dip by Cleo Coyle

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To my American ear, fundido sounds a little like an advertising slogan invented by a group of Mad Men trying to sell tortilla snack chips. "Party with our queso fundido. It’s fun, fun, fun!" 
Cleo Coyle, who sees
the fun in fundido,
is author of The
Coffeehouse Mysteries

The truth is, fundido in Spanish means melted; consequently, queso fundido means melted cheese, and if you’ve sampled it, then you may agree it’s about the best cheese dip on the planet. That's why we included it in the recipe section of one of our most popular Coffeehouse Mysteries Billionaire Blend (first edition published December 2014).


http://coffeehousemystery.com/userfiles/file/Cleo-Coyle-Queso-Fundido-Mexican-Cheese-Dip.pdf
To download this recipe 
as a free PDF, click here


Originally served in Northern Mexico and the Southwestern US, queso fundido has culinary roots that take it back to campfire eating. The recipe in this blog post is the version my husband (and partner in crime writing) and I enjoy. We hope you do, too. 

Eat with fundido joy!
~ Cleo 

To download our recipe now
as a free PDF, 
click here.

To see our recipe in blog post form,
click here or on the Read More link below.



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

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The apple sauce, maple syrup, vanilla, and spices in this recipe create a chewy snack that tastes like apple pie, but without the calories. To download my recipe in a free PDF, click here

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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.

To see more of my blog post, scroll down or hit the read more link below...


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...








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

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http://www.coffeehousemystery.com/userfiles/file/Cleo-Coyle_Chocolate-Chip-Urban-Cookies.pdf
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the free Recipe PDF.
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




A Writer's Snack: How to Make Apple Pie Fruit Roll-Ups by Cleo Coyle

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Sitting is the new smoking. Have you encountered this phrase yet? It's making the rounds. If you have the sort of occupation that requires you to sit for long periods of time, the recent health news that "prolonged sitting is shortening our lives" is less than cheery. 

Like many writers, I do plenty of walking to counteract the sitting. Then, of course, there's the issue of noshing. One can only eat so many carrot sticks before one's nose begins to twitch, so I'm always on the lookout for snacks that satisfy without expanding my, er...assets.

These Apple Pie Roll-Ups fit the bill. They’re chewy and sweet with the flavor of apple pie so they taste great with a cup of coffee or tea, yet this "fruit candy" is low in fat and calories and insanely easy to prepare. For the recipe, hit the "Read More" link below...

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...







Supernatural Sticky Wings from Cleo Coyle's Roast Mortem

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Roast Mortem 
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Wings are good eats. I grew up on my Aunt Mary's broiled chicken wings, so they bring back good memories, too.

Over the last few years, Korean-style sticky wings have become a popular treat here in New York City. These wings, which are described as "Korean pub food," are lip-smackin' good, whether they're eaten in a pub, in one of the Korean wing shops around town, or on a Central Park bench.

My husband and I have enjoyed these wings so much that we put a knockoff recipe for UFC soy-garlic wings in our 9th culinary mystery Roast Mortem (a murder mystery involving New York's Bravest--its firefighters). 


Today I have a completely different wing recipe for you, but one that's just as transcendentally delicious. Maple syrup is the star ingredient in this sticky wing recipe. The process begins with a flavor bath--a sweet and savory marinade. During the cooking, the wings are glazed with a combination of maple, honey, lemon, ginger, and an ingredient that really pulls it all together: cumin. This ancient spice is often used in Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern, and Asian cooking. Here it deepens the glaze flavor, adding an earthy, nutty, ever-so-slightly mustard-like dimension that sends these sticky wings right out of this world...