No Mallets Intended | Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series | Victoria Hamilton

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Series: A Vintage Kitchen Mystery (Book 4)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (November 4, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425271390
ISBN-13: 978-0425271391


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The Queensville Heritage Society is restoring the once-grand Dumpe Manor. While Dumpe relatives and society members use the occasion to dust off old grudges, Jaymie Leighton prefers to adorn the kitchen with authentic Depression Era furnishings. A collection of vintage wooden mallets found in the house is a perfect addition to her display, but one also offers a late-night intruder the perfect weapon to knock Jaymie unconscious before escaping.

Though the attack has everyone on edge, nothing is missing from the house. Perhaps it was merely a vagrant who thought the place was still abandoned. But when Dumpe Manor’s resident historian is murdered with a mallet from the same collection, it’s time for Jaymie to turn up the heat on the investigation before someone else becomes history.

Freezer I'll Shoot | Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series | Victoria Hamilton

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Series: A Vintage Kitchen Mystery (Book 3)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (November 5, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 042525237X
ISBN-13: 978-0425252376


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Trying to escape her overbearing mother, vintage kitchenware enthusiast and soon-to-be columnist Jaymie Leighton retreats to her family’s cottage on Heartbreak Island. While there she hopes to write an article about the Ice House restaurant, owned by good friends and neighbors, siblings Ruby and Garnet Redmond. Once an actual icehouse, the restaurant is charmingly decorated with antique tools of the trade, including a collection of ice picks.

One night, while working on her article, Jaymie overhears an argument and, ever the sleuth, sets out to explore. But when she stumbles upon a dead body her blood runs cold. It’s Urban Dobrinskie, whose feud with the Redmonds is no secret, and he’s got an ice pick through his heart. Now Jaymie’s got to sharpen her sleuthing skills to chip away at the mystery and prove her neighbors’ innocence—before someone else gets picked off…

Bowled Over | Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series | Victoria Hamilton

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Series: A Vintage Kitchen Mystery (Book 2)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley; First Edition edition (March 5, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425251926
ISBN-13: 978-0425251928


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Vintage kitchenware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton has been estranged from her high school best friend Kathy Cooper since they were teenagers, but she never knew what turned Kathy against her. After fireworks at a Fourth of July picnic, Jaymie discovers the body of her former friend in the park. On the ground nearby is Jaymie’s own Depression-era glass bowl, broken in two.

With her fingerprints all over the bowl and a troubled history with the victim, Jaymie suddenly finds herself at the top of the list of suspects. Did the killer intend to frame her for the murder? If so, she is ready to mix it up, because solving crimes is vintage Jaymie Leighton…

A Deadly Grind | Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series | Victoria Hamilton

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Series: A Vintage Kitchen Mystery (Book 1)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley; First Edition edition (May 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425248011
ISBN-13: 978-0425248010


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When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it’s love at first sight. Despite the protests of her sister that the 19th-century yellow-brick house they share in Michigan is already too cluttered with Jaymie’s “junk,” she successfully outbids the other buyers and triumphantly takes home her Hoosier.

But that night on the summer porch where they’ve left the Hoosier to be cleaned up, a man is murdered, struck on the head with  the steel meat grinder that is part of the cabinet. Who is this stranger—and what was he doing on their porch? Does his death have anything to do with the Hoosier?

As the police struggle to determine the man’s identity, Jaymie can’t help doing a little digging on her own, accompanied by her three-legged Yorkie Poo, Hopalong. But in her bid to uncover the truth about the hidden secrets of the Hoosier, Jaymie may be the one who ends up going, going…gone.

Alibis and Amethysts | Crystal Shop Mystery Series | Sharon Pape

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File Size: 605 KB
Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: InterMix (August 20, 2013)
Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Language: English


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An all-new mystery series from Sharon Pape—set in a sparkling world of crystals and crime… 

Jaye Saylor is living her dream as the proud owner of Crystal Clear, a crystal and gemstone shop in the Red Rock area of Sedona, Arizona—a Mecca for tourists and new-age enthusiasts. And since tourists need sweets, Jaye gets to share her dream with her best friend, Sierra, who owns Cravings, a new local bakery.

But when the two friends discover the stone-cold body of a rival baker in Sierra’s backyard, that dream turns into a petrifying nightmare. With the police eager to pin the murder on the two women, Jaye and Sierra are forced to investigate on their own. Sedona is known as a place of powerful psychic energy, and the friends will have to contend with some unexpected forces to catch a hardened killer and make their innocence crystal clear…

Don’t miss SKETCHER IN THE RYE, the next Portrait of Crime Mystery title from InterMix! 

Chocolate Profiteroles with Christmas Dust Recipe


Serves: 4

 

INGREDIENTS:

Chocolate profiterole

3 oz of unsalted butter
6½ oz of water
4 oz of plain flour
4 tsp of caster sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
Vegetable oil
Salt

Chocolate profiterole filling

20 oz of double cream

Chocolate sauce

2 oz of caster sugar
3¼ oz of water
6 ½ oz of dark chocolate, broken into small pieces

 

METHOD:

To make the chocolate profiterole, begin by heating the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6 and lightly oil a large baking sheet. To make the pastry for the chocolate profiteroles, put the butter, sugar and 6½ oz. of water in a pan over a gentle heat to melt the butter. Once melted, increase the heat, and immediately add the flour and a dash of salt all at once.

Remove from the heat and beat the mix with a wooden spoon to form a smooth paste. Return to a gentle heat and stir for 1 minute so the mix comes away from the sides of the pan. Take off the heat again and beat in the egg incrementally. Once all the egg is added, beat for a minute or so to get a smooth glossy paste.

Divide the mix up on the baking tray. Either use a spoon to make walnut-sized pieces, leaving a little space between them for them to puff up, or use a piping bag and plain nozzle to pipe on small balls instead. Next, dip a teaspoon into warm water and use the back of it to smooth the top of each profiterole.

Bake the buns in the oven for 10 minutes, then turn the tray and bake for another 5-10 minutes until dark golden (if underdone the buns will be soggy once cooled). Remove from the oven and make a small hole in the base of each profiterole with a skewer. Place them back on the tray, holes upwards, and cook for a few minutes more.

Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Once cold, they can be stored in an airtight container in a cool place for 24 hours. Place the cream in a bowl and whip until soft peaks form, then transfer to a piping bag with a ¼ in plain nozzle, and place in the fridge while you make the chocolate sauce.

Place the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water to melt. Meanwhile, place the sugar and water in a pan over a moderate heat, dissolve the sugar and bring to the boil. Stir the melted chocolate into the sugar syrup and set aside. To finish, pipe the cream into the chocolate profiteroles then stack them up on a plate. Drizzle over a small amount of the chocolate sauce, and then serve with plenty of extra hot chocolate sauce on the side.

Christmas Star Cupcakes Recipe


Half the fun of making these sweet little cupcakes, is picking the decorations to go on the top! There are so many edible delights to buy ready made now, so you can have fun and involve the children as well. These cakes are made using buttercream, but you could use ready to roll Royal Icing.

Serves: 10 medium sized cupcakes or 16 small ones
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 – 15 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS:

For the cupcakes

4 oz butter
4 oz self raising flour
4 oz caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp milk

For the buttercream

5 oz butter, softened
1-2 tbsp milk
10 oz icing sugar
Food coloring of choice

 

METHOD:

Prepare a baking tray with the cupcake cases on, or a holed cake tin, but still use the cases.

Heat oven to 180 C/340 F/Gas Mark 4.

Cream butter and sugar together until soft and pale in color. Do not over beat the mixture as it may curdle.

Beat in the eggs a little at a time, add the vanilla extract and stir until combined.

Fold in the flour, and add some of the milk. Mix together and add more milk until the mixture drops off the spoon. Spoon into the cupcake cases to just over half way.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown on top. Cool for 10 minutes and then place on to a wire rack and leave to completely cool before icing.

For the icing, beat the butter until soft and creamy and add the icing sugar slowly, mixing each time you add some. Add a little milk until the mix is nice and smooth. If you want to add food coloring, do so now and mix until it has all blended in. Take a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle and work the icing through in a circular motion.

Add colored sprinkles, edible gold dust, sugar balls and edible stars to decorate, or anything you want to make them Christmassy.

Some Enchanted Eclair | Magical Bakery Mystery Series | Bailey Cates

some enchanted eclair


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Series: A Magical Bakery Mystery (Book 4)
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Signet; First Obsidian Paperback Edition edition (July 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451467418
ISBN-13: 978-0451467416


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When Hollywood invades Savannah’s historic district to film a Revolutionary War movie, magical baker Katie Lightfoot, and her witches’ coven, the Spellbook Club, take a break from casting spells for casting calls. One of the witches snags a part as an extra, while Katie’s firefighter boyfriend, Declan, acts as on-set security. Katie and her aunt Lucy decide to stay out of the action, but after the movie’s “fixer” fires the caterer, the Honeybee Bakery comes to the rescue, working their magic to keep the hungry crew happy.

But when someone fixes the fixer—permanently—and a spooky psychic predicts Katie will find the killer, the charming baker and her fellow conjurers step in to sift through the suspects…before someone else winds up on the cutting room floor….

Charms and Chocolate Chips | Magical Bakery Mystery Series | Bailey Cates

charms and chocolate chips


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Series: A Magical Bakery Mystery (Book 3)
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Signet (November 5, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451240626
ISBN-13: 978-0451240620


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Between brewing magically spiced treats at Honeybee Bakery and volunteering with a local conservation group, Katie Lightfoot barely has time to see her firefighter boyfriend, Declan McCarthy, much less delve further into her destiny as a witch. But avoiding her fate won’t be as easy as whipping up a new recipe—especially when Katie finds herself once again mixed up in murder.

When a fellow volunteer for the conservation group is found dead, Katie’s mystical senses tell her that there’s more to the death than meets the eye. Her suspicions are confirmed when members of her coven are targeted next. Katie will have to embrace her powers quickly...or she may find herself chewed up and spit out by some serious black magic.

Silence of the Lamb's Wool | Yarn Retreat Mystery Series | Betty Hechtman

silence of the lambs wool


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Series: A Yarn Retreat Mystery (Book 2)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (July 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425252582
ISBN-13: 978-0425252581


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Dessert chef Casey Feldstein has learned one end of a knitting needle from the other after inheriting her aunt’s yarn retreat business, but a murder threatens to unravel her latest event . . .

Casey’s running a new retreat called “From Sheep to Shawl” at a resort on the atmospheric Monterey Peninsula. Participants will learn about sheepshearing, fixing up the fleece, and spinning, and will eventually knit a lovely shawl.

Nicole Welton has been hired to teach the fleece-to-fiber portion of the retreat. She’s an expert spinner, and her small shop in Cadbury by the Sea houses a beautiful assortment of spinning wheels and drop spindles. But when the new teacher fails to show up for class and is found lying dead on the boardwalk, it leaves everyone’s nerves frayed.

Now Casey has to knit together clues faster than she can count stitches before someone else at the retreat gets dropped . . .

Includes a knitting pattern and a recipe!

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