Green Tomato Pie

Today I had the privilege of having my book review for Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon featured on Brooke Blogs. It is the second book in the Farm to Fork series. It is such a great book, you will find a link to the review over at Brooke Blogs at the end of this post. You have to check it out.

I thought how awesome would it be to post a recipe that went with the book Killer Green Tomatoes. I had one problem, I have only eaten them once (tried a bite actually). I have no memories of my grandmother or mom making fried green tomatoes. I did however find my grandmothers recipe for green tomato pie.

So I hope that you enjoy the recipe and go over to Brooke Blogs to see my review of the delicious second book in this amazing series. Plus you can find my review of Who Stole My Goat Cheese? Here at My Cozy Chaos.

Green Tomato Pie

1 1/3 Cup Sugar                       6  2/3 TBS Flour (yes 2/3)

1 1/3 tsp. salt                       1 1/3 tsp. Cinnamon

mix the above ingredients together in a bowl until combined

4 Cups Sliced Green Tomatoes     4 TBS. Lemon juice or 1/1/3 tsp. mild Vinegar

1 1/3 tsp. Lemon Zest                Pie Crust ( store-bought or homemade)

1 1/3 TBS. Butter

Preheat oven to 425. Then combine all ingredients together in bowl and toss lightly just until tomatoes are coated and filing is combined. Butter a baking dish or pie pan with the butter and put in tomato  filling. top with pie crust. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

  • recipe is hand written and does not mention a bottom crust. I personally use a bottom crust, but I love crust, so its your choice. TBS means Tablespoon and tsp. means teaspoon.

 

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Till Death Due Us Tart by Ellie Alexander

Who doesn’t love a good wedding? I got married in the oldest hotel in Nevada in Virginia City. It was a small wedding but so amazing. I planned it in 3 months. Every wedding in my opinion has to have a cake. Mine was chocolate with raspberry filling and it was not white. It was covered in chocolate fondant and covered in Fall colored flowers. Enough about weddings I have an amazing book to share.

Till Death Do Us Tart is the eighth book  in the Bakeshop Mystery. As always Ellie Alexander transports her readers to Ashland Oregon was her amazing description and details. Whenever I read a book in this series I want to plan a trip to Oregon.

Jules is planning a surprise  Elizabethan wedding for her mother and the professor. All is going surprisingly well until a family mystery is brought to Jules for help and poisoned wine is served.

This book was so good. I was glad to see Carlos again and Jules reminded me why she is one of my favorite slueths. I couldn’t put the book down. The mystery was fast paced and the characters and settings were a delight as always. You can read this book as a stand alone but why would you with a series this good

Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower

 After incredible devastating loss in love and business, Fiona Knox heads to Scotland to claim her inheritance from her Godfather. Scotland has always held a magical place in Fiona’s heart. She just doesn’t know how magical it is. Fiona is enjoying being in Scotland when she finds a body. Will she be arrested for murder? and how does her newly inherited garden grow?

Review

I love love Amanda Flower, and was so excited to read the first book in her new A Magic Garden Series. This book has such a great feeling. It had hints of the Secret Garden. Hamish and his squirrel are one of the best parts of the book. Fiona is a great sleuth and you can see her gain confidence throughout the book.  The magical garden is mesmerizing and the mystery was woven through the story so nicely. I loved this book and could not put it down. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next book.

Who Moved My Goat Cheese?

First of all, I have a confession. I don’t like goat cheese, I can’t get passed the smell. I see do many great recipes that I think sounds so good, then I see it has goat cheese and put that recipe in the no pile. I may not like goat cheese but I love goats. We had one for a very short time growing up and he was so fun.

I loved the title of this book, and had to try it for the title alone. Who Moved My Goat Cheese, is the first in a new series by Lynn Cahoon.  This series takes place in Idaho and focuses on Angie Turner who is opening a Farm to Table restaurant with her best friend and partner Felicia. While securing farmers and ranchers to supply her restaurant she meets the cranky Moss, who owns a goat farm. Then Moss is found dead and foul play is suspected. Was Moss killed over a pirate secret, or something else.

My Review

I loved this book, I was hooked from the first page and couldn’t put it down. I was drawn to the characters and enjoyed the relationships and interactions they had. The mystery had so many different elements and surprises that it kept me quessing until the very last page. This is definetly going to be one of my favorite series and I have already pre ordered the next book Killer Green Tomatoes being released July 3, 2018. I highly recommend this book for all mystery lovers and fans of Lynn Cahoon.

Found Hannah

I posted awhile ago about my disappointment in the Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke. Hannah was not her usual self and I was left feeling not so good about this series. Well I am here to tell you Hannah is back!

Raspberry Danish Murder

In the latest Hannah Swensen book available on February 28, 2018. Hannah is getting used to life without Ross and wondering where her husband disappeared to and when he will return to her. It is November and the Cookie Jar is busy baking for the holidays. Michelle has returned from college to help Hannah and work with the theatre group in Lake Eden. Ross’s assistant helping Michelle with commercials for the upcoming show, when he is poisoned by chocolates left on Ros’s desk. Were the poisoned chocolates meant for P.K or Ross? Can Hannah solve the mystery of who killed P.K and find Ross?

Review

 I was a little worried starting this book, because I didn’t want to be dissapointed again. This book was a great treat, Hannah back to her old self. As you would imagine, with the way the last book left off, there are two mysteries in this book. Both Mysteries had great twists and turns, that had Hannah and her group really looking for clues. Hannah had some interesting nightmares, that had alot of hidden meanings, that had me smiling and saying I knew it. You will understand when you read it. I caught on to who the killerwas with only a chapter to go before the book ended, which is always a treat because I hate knowing in the middle of a book. The best part however is in the storyline about Ross, and what he left Hannah, and what they discovered about what happened to Ross. I was completely shocked. I recommend this book to all Hannah fans. I would not recommend you read this book before reading Banana Creme Murder, because you could get lost. I am so happy that Lake Eden is back to normal.

Dead and Ganache

Dead and Ganache, is the fourth book in the Chocolate Whisperer Mystery by Colette London. Today is it’s release day, and I think everyone should have it in their trick or treat bag.

In this book Hayden returns to France to celebrate her chocolate mentor’s retirement. Except before they cam celebrate Hayden watches her mentor fall over with something sticking out of his back. Hayden is heartbroken and determined to found out who killed her mentor.

My Review

I one hundred percent loved this book, I stayed up way to late on a school night to finish it. This is the fourth book in the series, but it is the first that I have read. I was intrigued by the clever name and gorgeous cover. Since I usually read books set in small towns somewhere in the United States, this book was a nice change of pace. I loved that Hayden was the narrator of the story and the book had a great flow through the whole book. I loved the detail of the french town and how french tradition was used and talked about.  I loved the chemistry between Hayden and Travis and can’t wait to see where it goes. The mystery had a few great twists and turns, but it didn’t stop me from figuring out who the killer was before the book ended. Which is normally a bummer for me but the book is so well written that I didn’t mind. I am already checking with the library to get the first three books and can’t wait for the fifth book out 2018. I highly recommend this book.

Cremains of the Day

Cremains of Day ( A Tallie Graver Mystery) is the first book in a brand new series by Misty Simon. The series tells the story of Tallulah Graver, who left a disastrous marriage and now finds herself cleaning houses for the rich and snooty upper-class. She also works at the family funeral home, where she finds an employee with a knife in their chest. After she finds the body things get weird, she gets flowers  from the dead woman delivered  by a cute deliver guy and her friends store get broken into and her ex husband gets stun gunned. Can Talli put the weird clues together and find out who the killer is, before she is six feet under.

My Review

Cremains of the day is released tomorrow, which I think is a wickdly perfect release day for a book that focuses a lot on a family funeral home. In this first book in the Tallie Graver Mystery, we meet Tallulah Graver who has gone from cocktail parties to scrubbing toilets. Tallie is a great down on her luck character, trying to figure out how to get back on her feet. I will warn those cozy fans that this character uses PG-13 language, not bad but if you are against any bad language then this may not be for you. Another warning, there is alot of talk about the ex husbands package and it’s size. Which since the ex husband is stun gunned in that area makes somewhat necessary to the story, again just a head up. With that said I really enjoyed this quirky, interesting book. It had some great original twists and turns and the mystery was so hard to figure out with all the gossip and skeletons in people’s closets. This was the perfect read for October and I look forward to see where this series takes us.

 

 

 

 

Death Overdue: A Haunted Library Mystery

Death Overdue is the first in a great new series by Allison Brook. Carrie Singleton has been home in Clover Ridge, getting back on her feet, and working at the local library. Just when the traveling bug hits Carrie, she is offered a permanet position  at the library and put in charge of a event with a speaker, someone would like to silenced. AL Buckley said he knew who killed a local woman 15 years ago, but before he can tell his story, he is poisioned. Now Carrie with the help of the resident ghost has two murders two murders to solve.

 

My Review

I enjoyed this book, it was perfect for this time of year. I love a great cozy set in a Library. The main character Carrie is a smart and witty character, who isn’t sure that Clover Ridge is where she wants to be, but Clover ridge doesn’t seem like it will let her leave. Evelyn Haver is a great character, I liked that Evelyn is a helpful ghost with a sense of humor. there was actually two mysterues to solve in this book  and Allison Brook did a great job of weaving them in together. The book had a fast pace and a little romance. I look forward to reading future books in this series and highy recommend reading it

Where is the Hannah ?

This is my review of Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke. The 21st book in A  Hannah Swensen series. This book starts in Lake Eden, while Hannah and Ross are on their honeymoon. Hannah’s mom hears a commotion coming from the neighboring apartment of her dear friend and when she goes to check on the noise, she finds her friend has been murdered. Hannah rushes home to Lake Eden to help solve the murder. Can Hannah solve the murder and get used to life being married?

 

My Review

 I have loved this series for years. I have always enjoyed the town of Lake Eden and all of the characters. All the books have great mysteries and recipes. This book however, it wasn’t right. Hannah was a totally different charater. Not the Hannah I have come to love. In this book Hannah was insecure beyond belief, questioning who she was. Totally out of character. Hannah has always been a little self consious but nothing like in this book. She said things and did things that the Hannah I know wouldn’t do. The mystery was good as usual, and so were the recipes. The ending however, felt like when the Fonz jumped the shark on Happy Days. It was so far fetched and I honestly I think it is time to wrap up this series. It needs to be finished by returning Hannah to her amazing self, having her marry Norman and live happily ever after. Honestly I don’t know if I can continue reading this series if it goes down the path. If you haven’t read this series, please read it from the beginning and you wil fall in love with this series, don’t however read this book and think that this is how the other books are , because Banana Cream Pie, doesn’t fit the series.

A Must Read New Series

I am a little late in getting this post up, but I could not let time go by, without telling you about this amazing new series by Amanda Flower. The first book in her Amish Candy Shop Mystery came out last week, and it is a can’t be missed book.

Assaulted Caramel

 In assaulted Carmel we meet Bailey King who is living her dream in New York  as an assistant chocolatier. Bailey learns that her beloved grandfathers is sick, and rushes to Harvest Ohio to check on him. Bailey barely arrives, when she hears an argument between her grandfather and a land developer in front of her grandparents candy shop Swissmen Sweets. She finds that her grandfather is better than she thought and she could return to New York in a couple of days, that is until she finds the land developer dead in her grandparents candy shop. Bailey then has to clear her name and her grandfathers.

My Review

Once I started Assaulted Carmel I couldn’t put it down. I fell in love with Harvest Ohio and it’s residence. Amanda Flower is a master at writing Amish Mysteries. Bailey’s personal problems and the mystery were weaved perfectly together and I didn’t know until the end who the killer was. I laughed at Jethro the polka-dotted pig and I cried when Bailey cried, and I have not had a book make me cry in a very long time. You have to read Assaulted Carmel right now! I cannot wait for February when Lethal Licorice the second in this new series is released