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OH, FUDGE!Last week I made the Bailey's Irish Cream and Caramel-Nut Fudge and sent it to work with my husband. He travels to different locations and generally spends about one hour at each. The container was empty before he left! It was that good! So, last night (since we didn't have any more Bailey's and it was Sunday) I made the fudge using Kahlua instead. WOW! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes you have in the books and on your website.
Recipe BookI hope that one day you will have a book with all your recipes! By the time I print them all out and get them into a binder maybe you will! The audio books have been wonderful for my road trips! I live quite a way from my parents and children so find myself driving distances that enable me to get at least one book (depending on who I am visiting) listened to! Rebecca Gibel does an excellent job of narrating! Thank you for so many hours of enjoyment!
LOVE the Secret Family RecipeLove your April Fools-I fell for it! Also love your Coffeehouse Mysteries. I anxiously await for each new rollout. (I don't use Facebook but I always look forward to your emails for the latest.)
I LOVED THE BUTTER ON A STICK POST. VERY CUTEI was really hoping that you had found a way to control the butter inside of some food product. I love butter and my Mom said as a kid, I ate it as is. She would have us shake a jar of cream and we would make butter often and after it was rinsed and salted, my sister and I always wanted to share it. It never looked like a lot (from a pint of cream) after made but even shared it was too much some times. I know Paula Dean was using butter in some friend recipes so you just topped her. Great April 1 column. Love, Cynthia
Problem solved.Okay, as soon as I typed the previous post, I found where to comment. I don't know how I missed it before. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome giveaway! ~Sarah
Where do I comment for the contests?Call me crazy, but I cannot figure out where I am supposed to comment to enter the contests! Is it where it says "Comments" when it gives the poll results? I did comment there, but there are only 14 additional comments, so I'm not sure I have the right place. Help!! I want to enter your contests :) PS: I am on Coffeehouse Mystery #12 and loving them. Just started reading them in the fall, and I am hooked. I run a book club for our middle school staff, and I am considering having us all read the Coffeehouse Mysteries for all 10 months next year, and then making some of the recipes when we gather for book talking. ~Sarah
Butter GoodiesLoved the 'Secret Family Recipes'. Unfortunately I know some people who will actually try them! Love your books and the recipes.
You Were Featured in My 'Coffee Thursday' blog series.
Hi. Just wanted to say I've had an opportunity to read several of the CoffeeHouse Mystery books and have really enjoyed them. I've been doing a series of blog posts about coffee once a week -- Called "Coffee Thursday" -- and inviting others to join in. This week I decided to feature your books and a link to this site. Hope it gets you many more visitors. Just my way of saying thank you for the enjoyable reading. --Sandra Pavloff Conner
Cleo's reply - Thank you, Sandra! We returned the nice shout-out with a mention of your blog on our Facebook wall. Click the link to see our link to you.
We're so pleased to know that you're enjoying our Coffeehouse Mysteries. We certainly hope you'll keep reading...and keep in touch!
WONDERFUL BOOKHI--JUST FINISHED DEAD COLD BREW--AS USUAL, LOVED IT.CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT YEARS BOOK. WE HAVE A NEW COFFEE HOUSE IN OUR CITY--ITS MY NEW "HANG-OUT" PLACE. FORTUNATELY, ITS NOT AS EXCITING AS THE VILLAGE BLEND IS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WRITING AND THE WONDERFUL RECIPES. dlros
looks delish!I never heard of city chicken but it looks great. Cant wait to try it. rbogol
Tastes just like chickenThank you for the recipe. I can't wait to try it and surprise my family! Usually, chicken disguises as something else and it's cool to see the roles reversed!!! canom
Secret Ingredient MeatballsWhere can I find that recipe? I have looked all over on your website and can't find it. Please help. I need that for Palm Sunday at least!!! I'm signed up for your newsletter, looking through the website. What am I doing wrong? Thank you
City chickenOf all the foods I grew up with in Western PA, this is the one I miss the most! Pbfl21
Just received my swag bag
As it happens I just returned from spending St. Patrick's day in Ireland with my daughter. The next day just before I left for work I received my swag bag gift I won. I didn't want to go to work I just wanted to make myself a cup of java and start to enjoy my books. Thanks for being so generous with your writing. Looking forward to many hours of great reading and trying some great recipes.
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Secret Ingredient Meatballs
Have been searching throughout the site for your meatball recipe - have found everything else but not meatball recipe. Please let me in on where to find that specific recipe. I have yet to make a meatball that I can remember my grandmother made that wasn't like a dead weight going into my body. Thank you for your consideration.
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Hi, there. I'm happy to help you. I have explained in several places on this website, including the Main Page and this Message Board and our Recipe Page how to get this bonus recipe. I'm happy to explain again. Here you go...
This recipe is a free bonus recipe for my newsletter subscribers. You can get it right now by subscring to my free Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter. The newsletter subscription includes recipes, fun info, and giveaways...
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Would like to receive your newsletter. Love the mysteries and coffee. The recipes are good too.
Cleo's reply: Thanks! Write an email with the Subject Line SIGN ME UP and send it to CoffeehouseMystery@gmail.com. An autoreply will give you links to my past newsletters, including the one with this recipe. Enjoy!
NEED your recipes! They sound amazing!
I have always purchased the books for this series - have read them all and LOVE them. Recently, I have purchased via Audible and don't know how to get the recipes now... Any suggestions?
Cleo's reply - The audiobooks are wonderful fun, narrated by a talented actress. My favorite voice is Madame's--and it's truly a thrill to hear the characters of the Coffeehouse Mysteries brought to vivid life. As for the featured recipes in each book, these are included only in the print or digital copies and not in the audio versions.
The audiobooks, you must understand, are not simply "versions" of the print and digital books, they are produced performances of our work. So...for readers interested in the featured recipes for each mystery, you'll have to acquire the print or digital books to get those recipes, which are published inside. If you do, we hope you enjoy them!
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Cleo's reply - Hi, Austin - To get that special recipe, you'll have to sign up to receive my newsletters. Send an email with the Subject Line SIGN ME UP -- send it to CoffeehouseMystery@gmail.com. An autoreply will give you links to my past newsletters, including the one with this recipe. Enjoy!
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Pecan Pie Muffins
I have read all the Coffee House Mystery Books and love them! I have also tried many of the included recipes and all have turned out except.... The pecan pie muffins completely stuck to my muffin tin. I used a non-stick pan and made sure the cups were well-greased, but they still stuck. Any suggestions? I would try greased parchment cupcake liners next time but am worried they will stick to that too. I definitely want to make them again because they were absolutely delicious!! Thanks for these books and all the great recipes. My sisters and I look forward to, and count down the days, to each book's release! Mary
Cleo's reply -- Hi, Mary! I'm so glad to know that you're enjoying our Coffeehouse Mystery books and the recipes we include as a bonus. Those Pecan Pie Muffins are really delicious, and they have turned out beautifully for me (see my photos below). I'm sorry about your sticky issue--if you'll excuse the pun! Let me try to help you with some suggestions. (1) I have found that well-used, non-stick pans can lose their ability to create a good, non-stick environment for your baked goods. If you have an older, well-used pan, that could be one issue. Even if you do have a good-quality non-stick pan, my suggestion would be (2) to use a generous amount of non-stick spray--(really generous). Also, (3) make sure you allow the muffins to cool at least five minutes (give it 10 minutes this time) before (4) running your knife around the edges (as the recipe instructs) to losen them and remove them from the pan. Also, (5) be sure to preheat your oven for at least 30 minutes. Many ovens do not preheat well. They'll beep after 10 minutes but they won't actually be runnning at the temperature you need. If the muffins are underbaked, they will stick. As with all cupcake and muffin recipes, be sure the top of the muffins are set well and fully cooked--they should spring back when touched.
I hope my suggestions help, and thank you again for your kind note about loving the books. My husband (and partner in crime writing) and I truly appreciate that!
Warmest java wishes,
Photos of my Pecan Pie Muffins,
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I baked these muffins in a (good quality) non-stick muffin pan
with a 3.5 ounce cup capacity. NOTE: That is NOT
a jumbo muffin, it's a standard muffin, however...
If you are using a cupcake pan with a 3 ounce capacity
(rather than 3.5 ounce), your muffins will bake up a bit taller
with straighter sides. (Cup capacity is based on how
much liquid volume the muffin pan's cup will hold.)
No worries. Either way, they will taste delicious!
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I was just walking through the library and picked up this book A Brew to a Kill, I got in the car and read your acknowledgement page. I see this is a series and I usually like to read books in order but this looks like a good book, I hope I don't miss too much starting at book 11
Hello, New Reader, and welcome to our Coffeehouse community. YES, by all means, enjoy A BREW TO A KILL. I write these books in collaboration with my husband, and he and I both strive to create stand-alone mysteries for readers like you. When you pick up any one of our books, you will learn about the characters as you read and the necessary information about their backgrounds and relationships to help you enjoy the stories (and prevent you from feeling lost).
If you like A BREW TO A KILL, you can either move forward to Coffeehouse Mysteries #12 and #13 (Holiday Buzz and Billionaire Blend), or you can start at the beginning and learn how Clare came to become a coffeehouse manager in Greenwich Village; how she met Mike Quinn, her NYPD detective boyfriend; and how their relationship grew over time. Those things you can learn as you read books #1 through #10...
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In closing, my husband and I hope you enjoy A BREW TO A KILL, and we sincerely hope you'll continue to come back to our fictional Village Blend coffeehouse...where coffee and crime are always brewing.
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your next book
when is your next book coming out. I love reading them.
Cleo's reply - Our next Coffeehouse Mystery (#17) will be out next year (2018). Keep in touch, we'll have updates on our new Haunted Bookshop Mystery soon, as well...thanks for stopping by!
I've learned so much about coffee
Thank you for all the valuable information about the growing, roasting and brewing of coffee. I now enjoy my cups so much more. srarg
Cleo's reply - Glad to hear it!