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Joanne Pence

Somethings Cooking: For sassy food columnist Angelina Amalfi, life's a banquet--until a man who's been contributing recipes to her column is found dead. When she starts cooking up a scheme to catch the killer, Angie faces deadly arms smugglers and lethal food fanatics. But the recipe calls for danger--and Angie just might have the missing ingredient.

Too Many Cooks: After talking herself into a job on a chef's radio call-in show, Angie Amalfi becomes embroiled in the poisoning murder of a successful restauranteur, and her snooping begins to drive her new boyfriend, homicide detective Paavo Smith, crazy.

Cooking up Trouble: Angie Amalfi's latest job, developing the menu for a new inn, sounds enticing, a week in northern California with her homicide detective boyfriend. But when she arrives at the soon-to-open Hill Haven Inn, she finds chaos--antagonistic investors, a chef/owner with less-than-appetizing ideas about cuisine, an ominous threat, a missing person and a woman making eyes at her man.

Cooking Most Deadly: Food columnist Angie Amalfi has it all--brains, beauty and a cooking talent that can tickle anyone's taste buds. While she's wondering if it's time to cut the wedding cake with her detective boyfriend Paavo Smith, he becomes obsessed with a grisly homicide that has claimed two female victims. But the killer has another plan for Angie, and she becomes the next target of a vendetta.

Cooks Night Out: While donating delicious rejects to the Random Acts of Kindness Mission, Chef Angie Amalfi volunteers to help organize their first fund raiser--despite the fact that her police detective boyfriend, Paavo Smith, warns her away from the place. Next thing she knows, Paavo is facing charges as a murderous cop, and Angie discovers that the mission harbors more than the needy. It's up to her to save not only Paavo's reputation--but his life, too.

A Cook in Time: No review is available for this title yet.

Cooks Overboard: Wannabe foodie Angelina Amalfi and her boyfriend, San Francisco homicide detective Paavo Smith, are booked for a romantic getaway cruise. Paavo is suffering a career-identity crisis, and Angie, forever scheming to be the greatest chef of the 21st century, is stewing in her usual pot of cooking mishaps. With a ship full of unexpected ingredients--including spies, scams, and murder--Angie and Paavo are going to have to do some sleuthing if they want to ride out the perilous waves.

Nancy Pickard

The 27 Ingredient Chili Con Carne Murders: When one of her guests dies after eating her twenty-seven ingredient chili con carne, Eugenia Potter makes it her quest to find the person or persons who added a twenty-eighth and fatal ingredient to the recipe.

The Blue Corn Murders: Eugenia Potter is visiting an archeological camp amid the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, Colorado, when a long-buried secret erupts in death and disappearances. Fortified by Sweet Dream Cookies and other creations, Mrs. Potter digs for clues and participates in local rituals to unearth the truth.

Virginia Rich

The Cooking School Murders: No review is available for this title.

The Baked Bean Supper Murders: No review is available for this title.

The Nantucket Diet Murders: Warm memories and good food greeted Mrs. Potter's retum to her beloved Nantucket, but so did a chilling surprise. Her old friends had a dangerous new look: dangerously thin and dressed to kill!

Was something sinister going on? A handsome new diet doctor had won over the richest widows on the island with his weight-loss secrets -- and his very personal attention. But when sudden death was seved up along with delightful Down East dishes (try sinfully rich Scrimshaw Inn Rum Pie or tangy Nantucket Cranberry Cup Pudding!), the inimitable Mrs. Potter knew it was time to stir the pot and come up with a devilishly clever culinary killer.

Beth Higginson's Cranberry Fluff

2 cups cranberries
1 cup chopped apple
1 cup sugar
1 cup marshmallows
1/4 cup pecans
1 cup cream

in a blender mix all the ingredients except the cream. when mushy chill six
hours or overnight.  before serving fold in 1 cup cream whipped.

Nantucket Cranberry Cup Pudding

1 cup sugar
2 cups flour, sifted
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup milk
1 egg
3 Tbs melted butter
2 cups cranberries

preheat oven to 350.  grease 12 muffin cups.

mix sugar, with the sifted flour and baking powder.  stir in the milk, egg and
melted butter.  mix and then add the cranberries.  fill 12 greased muffin cups
and bake 20-25 minutes at 350.  serve hot or reheated with old fashioned
pudding sauce.

Old Fashioned Pudding Sauce

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup cream
1 cup sugar
brandy to taste

in a double boiler, heat the butter, cream and sugar, and add brandy to taste.

note: if you don't want to use a liquor, add any flavored extract you like
such as vanilla, rum, etc.


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