Enjoy a Recipe from A Murder Yule Regret: STAR BREAD

STAR BREAD Ingredients 1 package active dry yeast 1⁄4 cup warm water 3⁄4 cup warm milk (low-fat or full fat) 1 large egg, room temperature 1⁄4 cup butter, softened 1⁄4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 31⁄4 to 33⁄4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup seedless raspberry jam 21⁄2 tablespoons butter, melted Several tablespoons confectioners’ sugar Instructions…

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#Win Guest Post: Christmas Carols and Crime by Sally Carpenter

For A Chance to #Win a Free Copy of The Notorious Noel. Leave a Comment Below (Before 11/17) Telling Us Your Favorite Christmas Carol. Christmas Carols and CrimeBy Sally Carpenter In my cozies, I use song titles for the chapter headings. In “The Notorious Noel Caper,” it was a challenge finding Christmas songs that worked…

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Guest Post: Cammie Dianopolis by Maria DiRico

Cammie DianopolisIT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE MURDER Catering Hall Mysteries by Maria DiRico Cammie Dianopolis here. I work as an events planner at Belle View Banquet Manor in Astoria, New York, with its scenic view of Flushing Bay and the LaGuardia Airport runway. I use the term “work” loosely. Don’t judge me. That’s…

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#Giveaway: Gobbledy: A Novel by Lis Anna-Langston

While collecting data for a school science project, Dexter and his best friend Fiona discover a glowing rock amid electric mushroom-like thingies, that have appeared overnight in the area of the forest that Fiona is studying. Dexter picks up the rock and takes it with him, thus begins an exciting adventure in making new friends,…

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Cozy Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes by Maggie Blackburn

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes Yield: 12 servings Chocolate Cupcakes Wet ingredients: 1 cup soy milk 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice ⅓ cup grapeseed oil or any neutral-flavored oil ¼ cup applesauce 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Dry ingredients: 1½ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder or any unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt Peppermint Buttercream Frosting 1 cup vegan stick butter , slightly softened at room temperature ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon peppermint extract (more…

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A Conversation with Author Carol Pouliot

What inspired the idea for your book?  I went to London with a friend to celebrate our 65th birthdays. After visiting the Churchill War Rooms, I bought a book in the gift shop. As I was paging through, a photograph of someone stopped me cold. That face spoke to me−I couldn’t look away. In a…

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Another Conversation with Author Lena Gregory

What inspired the idea for your book?  Savannah’s wedding date was rapidly approaching, and what’s more cozy than a holiday wedding! What was the most surprising thing you learned in writing this book?  I think I was just as surprised as Gia to realize the reason her and Hunt’s relationship stalled has nothing to do…

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#BookBlast / #Giveaway Holiday Fake-Out

Holiday Fake-out: 22 Fake Holiday Dates to Heat Up the Season by Heather Graham, Carmen Falcone, Victoria Pinder, Christine Glover, Ann Omasta, K.L. Brady, Michele De Winton, Kristin Wallace, Rossie Cortes, EmKay Conner, Jodi Linton, Melanie Rose Clarke, Lyz Kelley, Marcia King-Gamble, Brynn North, Cindy Redding, Kathleen Lawless, Laurel Greer, Dee J Holmes, Emma Lee Jayne,…

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