Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cheese Popovers & Cheese Shop Book #Giveaway from @AveryAames


We've been having a special giveaway this past week for Thanksgiving. 

We now have over 2000 Facebook followers and a horde of regular viewers of our blog. 

To thank you all, we have been giving away a book a day, through tonight. Winners will be announced on Thanksgiving! Check back to see if you won!



I'm giving away a copy of your choice of  Cheese Shop Mysteries to celebrate the upcoming launch of AS GOUDA AS DEAD, which debuts February! Say cheese! If you already have all of the Cheese Shop Mysteries,  I'll even give you a choice of the Cookbook Nook Mysteries,  including STIRRING THE PLOT.

Leave a comment with your email so you can be entered to win!


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And now, to savor the season, I'm offering a tasty treat.  One of my specialties on Thanksgiving. Cheese Popovers. For all you gluten-free people who cannot eat the stuffing, this is a great alternative. I've provided both versions of the recipe for regular eaters and celiacs! 

They pop up beautifully and satisfy any palate.

And they're so easy to make. I did purchase a special popover pan for them, but you can use a muffin pan and the yield will be 12 instead of 6. 


Cheese Popovers
Gluten-free OR Regular recipe
Read ahead to see the difference
Ingredients:


3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and divided

¼ cup milk (I've used both 1% and 2% milk)
¼ cup water
2 large eggs
¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour 
[To make regular popovers; substitute out the GF flour for regular; omit the xanthan gum]
½ teaspoon xanthan gum
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic salt
½ teaspoon dried rosemary
½ teaspoon dried thyme

6 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese (you'll need more if using cupcake pan)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Divide 2 tablespoons melted butter among the wells of a 6-cup popover pan, brushing each to coat. Place popover pan in oven to preheat. [If you're using regular cupcake pan, use a little more melted butter so they are all well lubed.]




In large bowl, whisk together the milk, water, and eggs. Gradually whisk in remaining tablespoon melted butter.

Add the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, salt, pepper, garlic salt, rosemary, and thyme. [As noted in the ingredients, to make regular popovers; substitute out the GF flour for regular; omit the xanthan gum]





Whisk until batter well combined. Carefully remove hot popover pan from the oven and ladel the batter evenly among the popover cups. (They’ll be about half full.)


Sprink each with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.


Bake for 25 minutes until puffed and golden. Do not open the oven during baking time. Remove popovers from pan. Using a small knife, make a small slit in the side of each popover to release the steam. That will keep them from deflating. [Baking time if you're using cupcake pan is much shorter; 15-18 minutes.]

Serve immediately.





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90 comments:

  1. Those look delicious!
    jenne.turner at unt.edu

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  2. A cheese popover, a cup of coffee, and a good cozy mystery book. What more can a girl ask for?!?!?! Thanks for a chance to win. Happy Thanksgiving.
    llblalock @ prodigy dot net

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  3. Those cheese popovers sound delightful and would go beautifully with hot tea and a copy of Stirring the Plot! Thanks for the chance to win.
    rjprazak6@gmail.com

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    1. Rebecca, so glad you approve. ;)

      Happy Thanksgiving!
      Daryl / Avery

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  4. The Cheese Popovers looks delicious! My family and I have gone gluten-free for 3 years now, and it is hard to find tasty recipes. Thank you for the recipe.

    Please enter me in the contest. I would like to have the Stirring the Plot (Cookbook Nook Mysteries), please.

    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. I forgot to add what I enjoy most on the Thanksgiving table. Before going gluten free, the home made rolls were heavenly! Also the pecan pies were yummy. Now it would be the turkey. :)

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    2. Jen, I agree, it's hard to find some fun "decadent" foods for Thanksgiving that are GF. Glad to help. I love the turkey, too. And the mashed potatoes.

      Happy Thanksgiving!
      Daryl / Avery

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  5. I enjoy the gathering of friends and family (no really!)

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    1. Connie, I do, too! Right now, I have two little sleeping boys in the other room. Sparky is anxiously awaiting their wake-up time. :)

      Happy Thanksgiving!
      Daryl / Avery

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  6. Those look very good. Thank you.
    Candace7399@aol.com

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  7. Both of the books sound great and the recipes sound yummy. Thank you for the contest and Happy Thanksgiving!
    woodrumbetty@gmail.com

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    1. Woodrumbetty, you are welcome.

      Happy Thanksgiving!
      Daryl / Avery

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  8. Popovers are a real treat. Never had them with cheese. Thanks for the recipe. AND--we readers are so very thankful for this web page, full of good books, tasty treats, giveaways, and a great group of authors. Happy Thanksgiving yo all of you��

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    1. Ronna, that is so sweet. We're thrilled to have all of you reading us, sharing with us. This blog has been a blessing in my life!

      Happy Thanksgiving!
      Daryl / Avery

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  9. I have all of your books. Can I get the next cheese book if I win?

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    1. One of my favorite things and so easy!

      Happy Thanksgiving
      Daryl / Avery

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  11. Excellent popovers recipe and books! EMS591@aol.com

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    1. Hi, Liz! Thanks so much!

      Happy Thanksgiving
      Daryl / Avery

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  12. Looks delicious! I love regular popovers, but have never tried to mix it up! Happy Thanksgiving to you all and thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, JHolden,

      Mixing up all things in life is fun! :)
      Happy Thanksgiving
      Daryl / Avery

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  13. you make this recipe look so easy. I have always had a hard time getting them to popover but I think I will try this. Happy thanksgiving :)

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    1. Darlene, the "pop" surprised me, too. It might be the pan itself, but they did almost as well in the cupcake tin. I think it's really important to poke that hole at the end so the steam escapes!

      Happy Thanksgiving
      Daryl / Avery

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    2. I hadn't thought to poke holes in them. See I learned something new today!!! :)

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  14. forgot to leave my email darholley1@aol.com Thank you for the chance to win!!!

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  15. I love this receipe. Thank you for the opportunity. Seascapelife@gmail.com

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  16. These look absolutely delicious. This site is such a great combination of great books and great food. Thanks for the fun opportunity to win, and Happy Thanksgiving! rencw@verizon.net

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    1. Renee, we're so glad you're enjoying the site. We have such fun creating, in every way. :)

      Happy Thanksgiving
      Daryl / Avery

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  17. Yummy! Thanks for the giveaway and happy Thanksgiving!


    patucker54 at aol dot com

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  18. I think I'll have to buy a popover pan just to try this recipe. They would be great on the day after Thanksgiving when I'm finally full of turkey. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Sue, that's what I did. I can't believe how often I use it during the year. I adore popovers.

      Happy Thanksgiving
      Daryl / Avery

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  19. Oh goodness, to pick my favorite would have to be the green bean casserole, but actually I love it all! kathambre@yahoo.com

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    1. See reply below. Silly me. Forgot to direct reply.
      Happy Thanksgiving
      Daryl / Avery

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  20. Kathy, I adore a green bean casserole. I'm making this year's gluten-free. I tested it out a few weeks ago. The grilled onions are perfection!

    Happy Thanksgiving
    Daryl / Avery

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  21. Delectable food and a wonderful giveaway. Thanks. Happy Thanksgiving. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Congrats, Petite, you won! I'll post your name in the side bar and send you an email.

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  22. Popovers are lovely. Just ideal for everyone, babes too. Enjoy. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Thank you Avery for this recipe I have been trying to find a gluten free item for Logan to eat at Thanksgiving and this is perfect. A nice change as well for those that don't want to eat dressing/stuffing.
    Babsbookbistro@gmail.com

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  24. Those popovers look yummy! Thanks for the chance to win a book! I've gotten all of the cheese shop books so far. Happy Thanksgiving.
    annelovell12@yahoo.com

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  25. Those look really good. My hubby and I will be spending the day alone together. I am thankful to have him here with me and we will just enjoy being together this year. bubs(dot)girl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Old fashioned stuffing with mushrooms, celery, onion and bacon (no raisins or apples) smothered in gravy! Yum. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks to you for this giveaway. kuzlin at aol.com

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    1. Mmm. Stuffing with bacon. What could be bad? ;)

      Happy Tday
      Daryl/Avery

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  27. I discovered popovers a few years ago and wondered why we weren't always having them. I think I need a popover pan! Thanks again for the gluten free recipes and the great week of food and giveaways.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  28. I just ate but could still eat one of these. They look delicious.

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    1. I'm looking forward to the after-party sandwich (turkey, dressing, gravy, and cole slaw). Eating that as an evening snack is so good. Best part of the day. txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  29. These look so yummy! I've been eyeing a popover pan at KAF, and these just gave me the inspiration to take the plunge. Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

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  30. I have never tried to make popovers. pwtish171@gmail.com

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  31. The popovers look and sound delish, wish you'd make me some! (I'm not much of a baker). Can't wait to read these books!

    sandie.white@live.com

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  32. The popovers look really good. Happy Thanksgiving. sclickner@juno.com

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  33. A cheese popover? What a great (and tasty) idea!

    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  34. Looks delicious!
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  35. Yum. Look so good since I haven't eaten today.... ourbutton@yahoo.com

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  36. Cheese anything for me! Cheese bread, cheese coffecake, cheese sweetrolls, never had cheese popovers. newbride@comcast.net

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  37. These sound so good and look good, too. Who doesn't love cheese?

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  38. I haven't had a popover in years because I always thought they're difficult to make but those pictured look delicious. Maybe 'll ask my (21 year old) granddaughter to make them. She's really getting to be a good cook!
    bree62@outlook.com

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  39. I like turkey best! I also love stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy over all three items. I enjoy dinner rolls (we always have the ones you put in for 8 minutes) and pumpkin pie with Cool Whip. I have one of the Cheese Shop books and two of the Cookbook Nook books. I love cheese.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Love this recipie. Can't wait to try it!!!

    xzjh04@ gmail.com

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  41. Since I host Thanksgiving ("only" 40 this year), my favorite part of the meal is is sitting back and watching everyone enjoy the food and listening to the laughter of the conversation. Cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  42. I most enjoy family at the table on Thanksgiving :-) I'm also going to try this popover recipe soon! grammyd01 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  43. Can't wait to try the recipe. thank you for posting them. JillNFilm@aol.com

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  44. Another delicious sounding recipe. Thanks

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  45. The popovers look great!

    lauraalbert@hotmail.com

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  46. Just found your site. I love mysteries and cooking... so I'll definitely find my way back here. My favorite thing on the Thanksgiving table is sweet potatoes casserole with pecans and marshmallows. Felita @ earthlink. net

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  47. Those look so yummy! Going to have to make real soon! paddydee54@hotmail.com
    (Patty)

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  48. I've read some of the cookbook series but not the cheese series, so looking forward to a series that is new to me. The cheese popovers sound delicious and some thing new to take to my book club meetings. dbahn@iw.net

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    1. Dianne, absolutely! Cheese, so easy for book club meetings. And I have book club questions on my website! :)

      Daryl /Avery

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  49. I plead ignorance, I never knew there was such a thing as a popover pan. I don't hate cooking, but I don't love it either, I do it because it is needed. :\ I admit they look good and probably taste fantastic. This is an odd thanksgiving. Usually a friend and I get together. However I am at my parents. My mom broke her leg 10 weeks ago and is in assisted living, my dad is at home and they are both very depressed (December 30th they will have their 69th Wedding anniversary). Hopefully Mom can come home on the first week in December. We had a great Thanksgiving meal Sunday where she is staying and tomorrow we are all going to have lunch together in her room (?). A bit different than usual. I am trying to sell my house to move where they live, but so far no sale. Would love to win one of your books. lizstraw at sbcglobal dot net

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    1. Liz, isn't it amazing how we have to "roll" with the times? Wishing your mom a good recovery. Your dad a smile. You, fresh ideas and relaxation! And possibly a good book to take you "away from it all."

      Hugs,
      Daryl Avery

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  50. Stuffing is my favorite of the hearty dishes and the chocolate pecan pie is one of my favorite desserts. I could add so much more, but those two will do for now :)

    lenikaye@yahoo.com

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  51. Pop overs sound delicious. Love the cheese shop books. Benglish@whro.net

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  52. These look good! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Tennisace50 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  53. Looking forward to winning one of your books. Love your recipies and web page. jchizmar01@windstream.net

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  54. I love the recipes and was amazed to find gluten free! I love books too and would love to win. Thanks so much for this wonderful website. I think it is the best.
    judialuv@cox.net

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    1. Judy, thanks for chiming in and finding a recipe from way back in November! You're an internet expert. Enjoy. These really are tasty!

      Daryl / Avery

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