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Just wanted to drop you a note about the Twilight Cauliflower. I've made this a few times and it is always a big hit. This year my niece asked me to make it for Thanksgiving and I did. I got the largest cauliflower I could find and it filled my 13x9 pan to the rim. By the end of lunch there was not a piece left; they scrapped all the bits up and ate them too. I guess this is going to be on the menu from now on, and I will have to make 2 batches. Thanks for the recipe!!!
Hi, Kim, thanks for dropping by my online coffeehouse. Yes,
indeed, all of my Coffeehouse Mystery books can be read on
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EntertainingHi Cleo, I'm just starting Murder by Mocha after reading previous books in the series. Roast Mortem had great funny lines by the firemen (Clare had some funny lines too--I had to suppress my laughter while reading on the subway). I'm so glad I found your books. I've been looking a long time for these kinds of stories. Thank you for taking me to The Village Blend and introducing me to all the "characters" there. Kathy, IL
Murder by MochaHi Cleo, So glad to hear you both are safe from the storm. Sending prayers for you and all those affected. I'm currently reading Murder by Mocha and, naturally, love it as much as the previous books in the series! Thank you so much for both wonderful series and also for all the fantastic recipes you share with your readers! =) Karen in FL
Blackout book club (Holland Township Women's club)We were supposed to discuss "A Brew to a Kill" on Tuesday, Oct 30, and we cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. So this afternoon we are meeting for a blackout book club meeting at the only members house who has power. The rest of us didn't have anything else to do, no power, no work, no heat but we do have good freshly ground coffee.
Sorry about the weather.we have not got it yet.But I hope you and Marc are battend down and the new book is saft.!! What ever is happening I bet the coffee pot is still brewing!! Take Care. A.2
I REALLY HOPE THAT YOU ARE ALL SAFE. TAKE CARE.A2
Cleo's reply - We're fine, A2! Please do not worry! Thank you so much for keeping us in your good thoughts and prayers. We're a little crazed right now with cleaning up and other problems (physically under the weather this week). Will do our best to hang in there, and thanks again for your kind thoughts. We need them--as do so many of our neighbors who lost their homes and worse! Please keep them in your prayers, too.
Hugs, ~ Cleo
The Blackout Cake
I was wondering when the recipe for the Blackout Cake would be published on your website. My mouth started watering when I saw the picture. I can't wait to taste it!
Cleo's reply: My Blackout Cake (and Blackout Cupcakes) will post in November. Come on back and thanks for asking! ~ Cleo
EscapeLove your books and recipes. Can't wait to read Holiday Buzz. Preordered already. It gives me a great escape to unwind and fun recipes to try on my coworkers
Note to CleoThis week-end while browsing the new book section at our public library; I came across your newest coffeehouse mystery. I decided I wanted to start with book #1 (On What Grounds). I couldn't wait to get home to start reading. What fun! And now I find your entertaining website. I look forward to reading more of the 'coffeehouse mysteries'. I will be trying your recipes and learn following your "how to" tips of both making and storing coffee beans. A new reader, Laura
Coffee cake pie question
Hi, I tried the coffee cake pie recipe from Roast Mortem and...I was wondering, should there be baking powder in the batter?
Hi, Ruth, thank you for your question. For anyone wondering what pie we're discussing, keep scrolling down...
On your question, Ruth, there is no baking powder in this batter. As you can see, the dessert is absolutely loaded with blueberries. It's a fruit-heavy treat: a cross between a big, fat blueberry pie and, because of the added flour and other ingredients that are not usually in a pie, I call it a "coffee cake" pie. This is not a buckle, which is more cake than pie, and would require baking powder. It's really closer to (but not quite) a clafoutis or flaugnarde. I can tell you that it's very easy to make, and my husband and I enjoy eating it, especially in the summer when fresh blueberries are plentiful and at their most affordable price point. Thanks for your question today. May you always...
Eat (and read!) with joy,
Blueberries 'n' Cream
Coffee Cake Pie
Takes 5 minutes
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Impressive to serve...
For a peek at this and some
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9th culinary mystery,
Roast Mortem, a
"Favorite Books of the
Year" Reviewer's Pick
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NEW READERI am new to your coffee house mysteries and I find them very very interesting. I have now reserved a place for your books on my permanent bookshelf, right next to Agatha Christie!! Kuddos to you and your writing!!!!
coffee house questionHi! I am a huge fan and I was wondering if the Village Blen is based on a real coffee house, and if so, what is it called? thanks! Melissa
THANK YOU!Your signed copy of A Brew to Kill was waiting for me when I got home from vacation. You have made one coffee drinker/reader a VERY happy person. By the way, when we were in Wyoming we had some of the best locally blended coffees. They say it's the altitude. We were in the Grand Tetons. When the boxes we mailed back to us (darn airline fees) arrive I will give the name of the one we got. Thank you again and keep the books coming. But of course in a timely manner! Toni
A Brew to a Kill
Just finished A Brew..... Love story lines and characters...
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Hi Cleo, I am an old fan of yours and yor books, but I am wondering if and when you will bring Penelope and Jack back!! I really enjoy the Haunted Bookshope mysteries!!!! Thank You, Bea
note to CleoHI Cleo, Am I still your oldest reader?? Or has another taken that honour.?? Take Care A2
Note to CleoI had a chance to make Nonna Cosi’s Linguine with White Clam Sauce for a group of friends last night.. I came out Fabulous... The only change I made was substituting some freshly dug clams. Everyone left here with a full belly. My favorite of the series is Murder most Frothy as I live in the Hamptons. You certainly capture the essence of the area Thank you for so many hours of reading pleasure. Sue Kaye
Greatest novel line ever(OK, maybe "My dear, I don't give a damn" was better, but only slightly.) "I pictured Brooks coming in for a cappucino--and me pointing the steam valve at his face." OK, you have to be there. But for where that is in Through the Grinder, I really was laughing out loud, which I never do while reading a book (unless it's one of my husband's). Great book so far, and I can't wait to finish it.
Coffee FlavoringsJust wanted to pass on a great site for specialty coffee flavorings, especially for those of us that need sugar free versions. It's www.coffee-authority.com. They frequently have really great sales prices. I highly recommend the sugar free English Toffee, either Torani or DaVinci. It's wonderful in coffee and I use it in my sweet potato casserole to get that great brown sugar flavor without the added sugar! ~~Nurse JudyMac
Love "A Brew to Kill"!I just finished "A Brew to Kill" and it's another great CoffeehouseMystery!! I especially enjoyed the crosscultural flavor of this book. And I always like learning more about coffee and the coffee business! Thanks!!
A Brew to a Kill - Another great book!
I just finished "A Brew to a Kill" and was on the edge of my seat the entire book! I am never disappointed with your Coffeehouse Mysteries and this one is particularly good. I'm also anxiously awaiting the next book in your Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipes in the book...some great muffin recipes just in time for fall. Keep writing!
Thank you, Cindy!
Cleo's reply to come soon!
Note to Cleo - Specialty Coffees
I have only made it to book 4 (I just found your series a week ago), and I have noticed that Every Single Book has a coffee recipe I would LOVE to try... but there is never a recipe listed for those (that I have found). Is there some place for me to get these amazing sounding recipes?
Thanks for dropping by my online coffeehouse -- and thanks especially for reading my books!
If it's primarily coffee drink recipes that you're after, the book you want is Holiday Grind. That very special entry in my Coffeehouse Mystery series has an extra-large recipe section with cookie and candy recipes, but its primary focus is on coffee drink recipes.
You'll get instructions on how to make your own espressos and lattes at home, recipes for making your own delicious coffeehouse syrups, even a large glossary of coffeehouse terms.
Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you continue to read and enjoy the Coffeehouse books (and recipes)!
May you read (and drink) with joy...
I just finished your first book in the Coffeehouse series and loved it - which is very impressive since I generally do not like mysteries.
Is there a blueprint of The Village Blend on this site? I'd love to see one. I'm excited to start your second book.
FYI for the general public >>>
The first 2 books in Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery series are: #1 On What Grounds and
#2 Through the Grinder
Hi, BK, thank you for your note!
Over the years, I've heard many intriguing things from readers. The two comments that always make me grin are when readers say: (1) They are surprised how much they like the Coffeehouse Mysteries because they don't like coffee, and... (2) They are surprised how much they like the Coffeehouse Mysteries because they don't like mysteries!
Of course, not every book is for every reader, and that includes both of my series, but I'm forever grateful to readers (like you) who enjoy and support my books. Cheers to you for taking the time to drop by my online coffeehouse.
I hope you'll keep in touch!
No blueprint yet exists for the Village Blend coffeehouse. The idea is a nice one, however, and I'll consider working on something like that for this website.
Certainly, if any fan of the series wants to create one, I'll be happy to display it! Thx again for your kind suggestion and interest.
Chocolate Zombie Clusters - Murder by Mocha
Chocolate Zombie Clusters - Murder by Mocha
These are so easy and so good! I made my 2nd batch today because the 1st batch disappeared - duh! I plan to try the Aphrodisiac Brownies next.
I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed one of my recipes. Cheers to you for taking the time to let me know.
For my readers and site followers: Below is a photo of the candy we're talking about (Chocolate Zombie Clusters). The recipe is published in the appendix of my 10th Coffeehouse Mystery: Murder by Mocha.
Eat (chocolate) with joy!
Chocolate Zombie Clusters,
a recipe from the (mostly chocolate)
recipe section of Murder by Mocha
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