Wednesday, February 4, 2015

AS GOUDA AS DEAD is available + apple bacon quiche #recipe + book #giveaway

"Life is great; reading makes it better!"  
~ Daryl Wood Gerber

From Avery aka Daryl:

It's out! AS GOUDA AS DEAD released yesterday. Do you have your copy?

There is a recipe below. A very delicious recipe. Keep reading! But first...

Did you get in on my newsletter/mailing list giveaway? How about the Facebook giveaway? I not only gave away my books but some of my pals' books, as well. Here are pix of those prizes. Don't miss out on the next one in August. Sign up!



Did you follow my cozy blog tour last week? I gave away a bunch of books. There was even a scavenger hunt for a grand prize.  I have more blogs coming up with book giveaways, so check out the CALENDAR on my website.

...also TODAY

Can you read blogs on Fresh Fiction? I have a blog on there today and I'm giving away books as well as this darling heart-shaped necklace, made by  I Love My Dog Jewelry, a designer on Etsy. *Some of the proceeds from
 I Love My Dog Jewelry benefit neglected and abused dogs.










AND ON THE BLOG RIGHT HERE
 TODAY



I'm giving away another CHEESE SHOP MYSTERY. Your choice! Plus some fun swag. Plus a darling "I Love Mystery" tote. See details below!

Can you see I'm in the giving mood? I think Christmas had a long holdover for me. I just get such a joy out of giving. Enjoy!!




So why the heart-shaped necklace?

Well, right now, in the fictional town of Providence, Ohio, love is in the air!!! The mayor (Charlotte's grandmother) has put together a Lovers Trail Festival. So much fun! Cheese tastings, wine tastings, chocolate tastings, sleigh rides, ice skating competitions, weddings, and more. Perfect for February!

But things might not always be rosy because trouble is stirring…

When a beloved bar owner is discovered murdered on her fiancè’s farm, Charlotte is deeply troubled, as is her betrothed—artisanal cheese farmer Jordan Pace—who believes they should reschedule their upcoming wedding, given the grim turn of events. With the whole town celebrating Valentine’s Day with weeklong events, including lovers’ baskets with heart-shaped cheeses at Fromagerie Bessette, Charlotte is heartsick over the postponement—and more determined than ever to contain the killer. But when a second murder occurs, it’s clear someone is not feeling the love. As Charlotte plunges headlong into the investigation, is she in danger of getting in over her head?

Praise for the series from recent reviews:

"As Gouda as Dead is a true cozy mystery. No blood/gore, no harsh language, romance without explicit sex scenes. A joy to read for those reasons alone."
Michele Lynn Seigfried’s blog


“Avery is one of my all time favorite cozy mystery authors and her Cheese Shop Mysteries 
top my list of favorite series.”

~BookladyBooknotes

“As Gouda as Dead by Avery Aames was a solid cozy mystery that had me 
guessing from the beginning to the end."

~ Brooke Blogs



Read AS GOUDA AS DEAD’s first chapter HERE.

Watch AS GOUDA AS DEAD trailer HERE.


Note for new readers (are any of you new to the series??) While AS GOUDA AS DEAD is the 6th title in my series of Cheese Shop Mysteries, you can read it as a stand-alone. Just think! If you like it, you will have 5 more books to enjoy. Yay! Click HERE to see the titles in order.

AND NOW A DELISH RECIPE FROM AS GOUDA AS DEAD



APPLE BACON GOUDA QUICHE

(Serves 4-6)


1 pie shell (home baked, recipe below, or store-bought, usually frozen)
1 green apple, pared and sliced into thin slices
4-6 slices of bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
½ cup sour cream
½ cup whipping cream
½ cup milk
½ cup mascarpone cheese (or cream cheese)
2 eggs
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 cup shredded Gouda cheese
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, if desired


Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake pie shell for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Reduce oven heat to 375 degrees F.

Arrange apple slices in cooled pie shell.  Arrange crumbled bacon on top. Sprinkle with brown sugar.

In a small bowl, mix sour cream, whipping cream, milk, mascarpone cheese, and eggs. Mix in the shredded cheese. Pour the mixture into the pie shell on top of the apples and bacon. [The apples and bacon will rise in the cream. Don’t worry.]  Dust with cinnamon, if desired.
Bake 35 minutes until quiche is firm and lightly brown on top.








[Note from Charlotte: If you need to eat gluten-free, either use a gluten-free pastry mix, a store-bought pie crust, or substitute the sifted flour in the Pastry Dough recipe  below with gluten-free flour. My favorite combo is sweet rice flour mixed with tapioca starch. Add ½ teaspoon xanthan gum to the mix. And make sure you roll out the dough between parchment paper for best flexibility. Gluten-free dough doesn’t hold together as well as regular dough, but be patient.]


PASTRY DOUGH FOR QUICHE

1 ¼ cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon white pepper
6 tablespoons butter or shortening
2 to 3 tablespoons water
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash on pastry (see below)
Kosher salt

Put flour and salt into food processor fitted with a blade. Cut in 3 tablespoons of butter or shortening and pulse for 30 seconds. Cut in another 3 tablespoons of butter. Pulse again for 30 seconds. Sprinkle with 2 to 3 tablespoons water and pulse a third time, for 30 seconds.

Remove the dough from the food processor and form into a ball using your hands. Wrap with wax paper or Saran wrap. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.

Heat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Sprinkle flour on a countertop or board. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and remove the covering. Place a large piece of parchment paper on a countertop. Place the dough on top of the parchment paper. If desired, cover with another large piece of parchment paper. This prevents the dough from sticking to the rolling pin. Roll out dough so it is 1/4-inch thick and large enough to fit into an 8-inch pie pan, with at least a ½-inch hangover the edge.

Remove the top parchment paper. Place the pie tin upside down on the dough. Flip the dough and pie tin. Remove the parchment paper. Press the dough into the pie tin. Crimp the edges.

Brush with the egg wash. Bake the pastry shell for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.


GIVEAWAY 

And now for that giveaway. I'm giving away a YOUR CHOICE of  3 (three) CHEESE SHOP MYSTERIES, plus some fun swag!  Tell me DO YOU LIKE QUICHE? DO YOU KNOW A MAN WHO DOES? Leave your email so I can reach you if you win. If you don't feel like leaving an entire email, you can go cryptic and I'll try to figure it out. I am a mystery writer, after all. I will not use your email for any other purpose other than to contact the winner. I'll pick a name tomorrow morning. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me.

Good luck!

Savor the mystery!

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AS GOUDA AS DEAD
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68 comments:

  1. I LOVE quiche! So versatile, delicious, and beautifully presented. I especially like this sweet and savory quiche recipe you've shared - thank you! EMS591@aol.com

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    1. Liz ~ you are welcome. That's it about quiche. Versatile! Enjoy the day.

      Daryl / Avery

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  2. Thank you for the recipe because the quiche looks yummy! Yes, I do like quiche. :)
    Please enter me in the contest. Thank you. myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I have never tried quiche, but that looks like a good first one to make. I know what we are having Saturday for breakfast. Thanks for the chance to win! sarakgrotz at gmail.com

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  4. OH MY GOODNESS Apple, bacon, and cheese in a quiche? How could it possible be better?!
    Happy new book!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  5. My boyfriend and I are both lactose intolerant so we don't eat quiche but I enjoy reading your books.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. Sandy, I'm so sorry about your issues. I have to eat gluten-free, so I understand the restrictions, but I'm glad you like the books!

      Daryl / Avery

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  6. I absolutely love quiche, my husband does not. pp92596 at outlook dot com

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    1. Robin, is it the taste or the texture that he doesn't like? Just wondering. My husband loves it, but he always wants a double portion. LOL

      Daryl / Avery

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  7. I love quiche, my husband doesn't. Congratulations on book 6, Avery...wonderful series! patucker54 at aol dot com

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  8. Oh yum, and thanks for the gluten-free version again. My husband doesn't like quiche when it has "too much green stuff" in it, but all I will need to say is bacon and he'll be all over this. Congrats on the release and thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Yes, this one should be right up his culinary alley. :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  9. Quiche is wonderful , but mu husband won't eat it. Love this recipe. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Isn't that funny? I think many men got swayed by the "real men don't..." campaign. LOL

      Daryl / Avery

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  10. This quiche is delightful and very special. No men in my house would eat quiche. Too bad. Congratulations and best wishes. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Do they realize that hunky, sexy French men DO eat quiche? LOL

      Daryl / Avery

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  11. Your book is already on the way, but I'd love to win the next book under either name.

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    1. I'm so glad you've pre-ordered. That really helps the "word" get out about the book. I wish more people would pre-order. :) Thanks!

      Daryl / Avery

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  12. I love quiche as does my husband! Your quiche looks fantastic like all of your recipes!
    Thank you for another very generous contest!
    woodrumbetty@gmail.com

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  13. I love quiche---and I can force my hubby to eat it about twice a year. Thanks for the giveaway.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. You force him? Really? And does he moan and groan? Ha-ha! Now, forcing someone to eat rutabaga..would be mean. But quiche? (I'm rolling on the floor laughing...) Thanks for the giggle.

      Daryl / Avery

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  14. I love quiche---and I can force my hubby to eat it about twice a year. Thanks for the giveaway.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  15. My husband and I both love quiche. We often make a sausage and cheese but I wish I could pinterest the recipes from your blog.
    Benglish@whro.net

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    1. BJ, you can pinterest recipes! At least the pictures. Click on your Pinterest widget when you're on this page and all our recent pictures come up. If you drag your cursor over a picture, usually you'll see a Pinterest "P" as well. By sharing the Pinterest pop up, others will see the recipes because the link will be included.

      Hope this helps.
      Daryl / Avery

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  16. I love quiche and so does my hubby. I have an "anything" quiche recipe that really lends itself to just about anything you have in the fridge.

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    1. Oops. Email is harbingerdc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. There is a stand at our seasonal farmer's market that sells the most amazing quiche. the spinach is my favorite. How I wish it was May already so i could have some! My dad likes quiche, especially zucchini. My husband doesn't like eggs so he won't go near it.

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    1. Sorry, my email didn't go through. cindy226@gmail.com

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    2. Ah, yes, Cindy, an egg-hater wouldn't touch a quiche. Love fresh veggies in mine, too.

      Daryl / Avery

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  18. There is a stand at our seasonal farmer's market that sells the most amazing quiche. the spinach is my favorite. How I wish it was May already so i could have some! My dad likes quiche, especially zucchini. My husband doesn't like eggs so he won't go near it. cincy226@gmail.com

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  19. I love eggs so have always loved quiche and my husband, my quiche loving man, grew up eating lots of it. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe for the pastry dough, I have been hesitant to try making my own and always resorted to the pre-made kind. little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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    1. Lil, your quiche-loving man sounds sweet! Hope you enjoy the dough. It's real easy to work with.

      Daryl / Avery

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  20. Love quiche and this sounds delicious. Will be trying it this weekend. My husband likes just about anything, unfortunately due to diabetes and 3rd stage kidney failure, his diet is limited. Since this has very little sugar, it should be ok and will be a special treat for him. Thank you.
    Love both series and have added As Gouda As Dead to my reading list. Keeping my fingers crossed that I win. :)

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    1. Susan, wishing your husband good health. And you, treats, when you can get them. Thanks for the compliment!

      Daryl / Avery

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  21. I like quiche quite a lot. My husband likes cheese a lot (he is a Cheesehead, after all) but quiche isn't a favorite of his. But I think I will have to try this sometime anyway. I like leftovers. The book sounds great!

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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    1. Elaine, try quiche that doesn't have any extra things in it and maybe you'll change his mind. A Quiche Lorraine with ham is delish. And this, with bacon, a bacon-lover's dream. Enjoy.

      Daryl / Avery

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  22. Both my husband and I love quiche. lkleback@hotmail.com

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  23. I can't eat quiche...too rich for me. But, it always sounds good. And, everyone thinks my name rhymes with it (but it doesn't). I'd love to win a copy of one of your books.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Linda, try making a quiche with 2% milk and see if that makes a difference.

      Daryl / Avery

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  24. Yum! I love quiche and this looks like a great recipe!
    dm_richards

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  25. Love quiche . My dad makes the best ones.

    xzjh04@gmail.com

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    1. Kiki, you are today's winner, by random number selection!!! Congrats. You'll have 48 hours to contact me.

      Say cheese ~ Avery aka Daryl

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  26. I've never had quiche, but I would like to try this recipe!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  27. Quiche is one of my faves, but most guys I know prefer a casserole or omelet.
    Judy Dee

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    1. But do they like a cheese omelet? Then why not add a pie crust! LOL

      Daryl / Avery

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  28. I love your books and your recipes. Cheese is heavenly and this looks simply delicious!

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  29. Pat (patdupuy@yahoo.com)February 4, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Absolutely! Quiche is good! My husband likes it too, especially if it isn't too loaded up with goodies.

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  30. My hubby is a real man and he eats quiche, as do I. Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  31. I love quiche and my husband does also...anything with cheese and eggs is always good. gshefty@gmail.com

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  32. I love quiche! It is very easy to make. I am single, with a 15 yr.old daughter who does not like quiche. I make small ones! Congratulations on the new book!

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    1. Deb, 15-year-olds have a very particular palate, don't you think? "Theirs." :) Enjoy her while she's young.

      Daryl / Avery

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  33. I haven't tried quiche before, but your recipe looks delicious! I think I would like it based on the recipe you provided. rachaelb2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  34. I have been eating quiche since I was a kid. Took me years to get my husband to finally try them but when he got over looking at it like it was sissy food, he loved them! boobear28705@yahoo.com

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  35. I love quiche!! My husband will take it or leave it. He did like the one we made with a mushroom crust. That was yummy!!!! I love your series...so I would love to win 3 of your books lovesreading at gmail

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  36. My boyfriend likes quiche which surprised me. I love your books and have tried some of the great recipes so would love to win some books so I can try more. slpetera@yahoo.com

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