Wednesday, August 3, 2016

GRILLING THE SUBJECT is out! 5th Cookbook Nook Mystery by author @DarylWoodGerber + book #giveaway




It's here! 
Grilling the Subject , the 5th Cookbook Nook Mystery, is officially out!





Where there’s smoke...
As the Wild West Extravaganza rides into Crystal Cove, California, Cookbook Nook store owner Jenna Hart is ready to indulge her appetite for grilled and barbecued treats and maybe even take in a horse or stagecoach race. But when the body of one of her father’s neighbors is found the next morning smoldering in a bonfire, the rodeo revelry is extinguished.
Sylvia Gump acquired plenty of enemies with her practice of illegally encroaching on her neighbors’ properties—including Jenna’s dad, who was off fishing by himself and has no alibi for the murder. Now it’s up to Cary Hart’s dutiful daughter to clear his name before the real killer turns up the heat and rakes someone else over the coals...
A LITTLE PRAISE:


So pull out your cowboy boots and settle in for a delightful read.  Grilling the Subject is a delicious new mystery that will leave you hungry for more.” ~ Carstairs Considers Blog
I'm so excited. I had so much fun writing Grilling the Subject. I put Jenna in all trouble. Yes, I did it, not she. I am the mastermind.  It is one of the most fun things that an author can do -- cause trouble for her protagonist! Don't worry. Jenna prevails, but she will face a number of personal challenges along the way!  
While I was weaving my plot, I did lots of research for barbecue recipes. At the end of the book, you'll find a number recipes for sauces, muffins, spoon bread, and some sweet goodies. Today, I'm sharing one of the easiest recipes and one that helped my husband, as he had diabetes for a short time until we got things under control!  Low sugar mattered!  As I've said before, I like using Swerve (sugar substitute) to help with lowering the sugar levels. This recipe is not entirely sugar-free, but it's low and tasty!
Enjoy!

Low-Sugar St. Louis Barbecue Sauce

(yields 1½ cups sauce)
1 cup ketchup
¼ cup water
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Swerve (sugar substitute)
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
½ tablespoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon white pepper
3 to 4 pounds pork spare ribs

Preheat the oven to 300°F.

In a small bowl, mix the ketchup, water, cider vinegar, Swerve, mustard, garlic powder, and white pepper.



On a large baking sheet, place a long piece of aluminum foil. Rinse the ribs and cut them into portions. Set the ribs on the foil and brush both sides liberally with the sauce. Turn the ribs bone-side down on the foil. Top with more foil and pinch the foil tightly to seal.



Bake for 1½ hours. One hour “in,” heat the barbecue to medium.

Remove the ribs from the oven and set them on the hot barbecue, bone-side down. Cook for 10 minutes. Flip and cook another 10 minutes. Be careful not to let your barbecue temperature climb too high. You don’t want to burn the sauce.






Today's giveaway!


Two winners will win a copy of GRILLING THE SUBJECT or a choice of 
COOKBOOK NOOK  MYSTERY title. 
Leave a comment with your email, in case you win 
(cryptic if you need it to be - I'll figure it out). 
And tell me:  Why do you read cozy mysteries?


Savor the mystery and say cheese!
Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
Tasty ~ Zesty ~ Dangerous!

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GRILLING THE SUBJECT, the 5th Cookbook Nook Mystery, can be pre-ordered.
Coming August 2016!! 
Click here to pre-order.


FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE, 
the 7th Cheese Shop Mystery.
Came out in February 2016

Click to order.



When a fairytale fantasy night becomes a nightmare, 
Chessa Paxton must run for her life...but will the truth set her free? 
To order: CLICK HERE.

$2.99 in e-books everywhere. Print is available on Amazon.


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85 comments:

  1. Love the BBQ sauce recipe! And I read cozy mysteries because I love engaging books/stories. EMS591@aol.com

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    1. Hi, Liz, thanks. I like engaging stories, too. Good choice of words! ~ Daryl

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  2. Congrats on the release! And this is my kind of BBQ sauce - just a touch of vinegar with pork. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  3. Congrats on your release! I read cozies for the characters ( which includes the towns). No cursing or scenes. Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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    1. Barbara, the characters and towns. Yep. That's why I read them, too. ~ Daryl

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  4. Great BBQ sauce recipe, Daryl, and congratulations on the release of Grilling The Subject. Thanks for the chance to win! grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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  5. This is going to be a fantastic cozy mystery and I would love to read it.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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    1. Marilyn, it's getting nice reviews, I must say. :) ~ Daryl

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  6. Wonderful post and giveaway. Cozies provide me with a great deal of old fashioned pleasure. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Traveler, old fashioned pleasure. I like that. ~ Daryl

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  7. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. I enjoy cozies for the unique characters and the special settings. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Petite, you are more than welcome. Unique characters. Yep. I have a few of those in this book. :) ~ Daryl

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  8. I read cozy mysteries because I like to solve the puzzle---and enjoy the quirky characters---and am glad there's no graphic violence.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  9. I like BBQ sauces that aren't overly sweet.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  10. Love BBQ as much as I do mysteries! Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  11. I read cozies for the puzzles and the characters. Dmskrug3 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  12. I read cozies for the story lines. I read several series. I find the characters to be wonderful and would like them for friends (if they were real of course). I enjoy the mystery without all the gore. jawdance@yahoo.com

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  13. I read cozies because I like to try and solve the murder and because they are not as intense as some other books.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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    1. Not as intense is a good way to put it, Carol. ~ Daryl

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  14. With cozy mysteries, you can relax and enjoy the book and not be distracted by sex and extreme bad language. It draws you in and I am trying to figure out who done it.
    cochrandcr@gmail.com

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  15. Congratulations on your new book!

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  16. I read cozies because life is stressful and full of real life horrors. Cozies give me mystery, laughs, and recipes. Your cookbook nook series reference so many great cookbooks that I look up, check out from the library, and sometimes (much to my husband's dismay) add to my extensive cookbook collection. 📚💙

    llcejka at gmail dot com

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    1. Lisa, I like the laughs, too. Glad you enjoy the recipes! ~ Daryl

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  17. I read cozies to get away in another world and relax; away from day to day stress and listening to politics. rebeccacase1919@gmail.com

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    1. Rebecca, I think they are relaxing. That's was so great about reading! ~ Daryl

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  18. I like them because they give me a break from the intensity of thrillers. Cozies are much more light-hearted and fun.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes, but I like thrillers, too. I do like the thrill. It's nice to have a choice. ~ Daryl

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  19. I like that BBQ sauce... but I'm going to be using in on beef and veal ribs. I also love your books and hope I'm one of your lucky winners today.

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  20. I read cozies because they are a fun escape from the real world. Not too serious and it seems that I relate to most of the protagonists in the series I really enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win and the new bbq sauce recipe. My husband makes an apple bbq sauce semi-annually and we have people who return the empty bottles waiting for his next batch. :)
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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    1. Amanda, a fun escape. Yep, that's a great description. ~ Daryl

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  21. looks awesome. -mollie. iemercedez@aol.com

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  22. I love ribs and that sauce would be just right. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of your book. elainehroberson at gmail dot com

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  23. If I wanted 'drama' I'd call my family...Cozy mysteries offer me light, humorous mystery journeys to whisk me away from the trials and tribulations of reality. I enjoy the cozy community, too, "friending" many wonderful FB buddies.
    kat8762@aol.com

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  24. Congratulations on the new book baby!
    My Dad used to make a wicked batch of ribs. We all helped create the sauce. Yummy stuff, falling off the bones.

    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Libby, I love ribs that fall off the bones. The secret is slow cooking. ~ Daryl

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  25. I have always liked mystery books. Cozy mystery books are the grown up version of Nancy Drew mystery books. I throughly enjoy them and I get to now all the characters and their lives while I'm trying to figure out who did it. They're relaxing! Thank you for the recipe and the givaway! crossxjo (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Crossxjo ~ yes, the grown up Nancy Drew. That's how I see them, too. We suspend disbelief and go with the flow of the story! ~ Daryl

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  26. I love to read cozies to "visit" a new town, meet new interesting, fun characters, and just relax and have fun! I so look forward to the moment when I have time after a rushed day to just spend time enjoying a cozie. Love your books and always look forward to a new one!
    tami.norman@gmail.com

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  27. Pat D (patdupuy@yahoo.com)August 3, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    When we first married I used to make barbecue sauce. I'm afraid I just buy it now. I enjoy cozies as they are usually series and take the time to develop characters and relationships.

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    1. Pat, the amazing thing is how easy it is to make good sauce. ~ Daryl

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  28. We have been looking for a good homemade bbq sauce and hubby has tried and tried but is too sugary tasting so we are going to make the one you have so excited. Plus ribs are my fav wonderful ptclayton2@aol.com thanks so much Daryl!

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  29. I read cozies because they are always interesting an hold my attention an they are a good fun book to read never read one, I didn't love thank you for the chance to win one debbiesherwood50@gmail.com

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  30. I read cozies because they are always interesting an hold my attention an they are a good fun book to read never read one, I didn't love thank you for the chance to win one debbiesherwood50@gmail.com

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  31. I like seeing how they work out how did it and all the craziness that seems to happen while they do it. I also like how many have recipes or crafts at the end of the book centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  32. For me, reading cozies at night doesn't give me nightmares like some suspense and mystery books did. Some of the mysteries ended up being almost horror to me, so I switched to something still mystery, and a LOT more enjoyable at bedtime. I never liked "blood and guts" stories anyway and over the years, they became much more violent and horrific and so cozies are my preferred reading all the time now. I still read books for book club that are assorted genres but we never choose horror or anything gruesome. Thank you to all of the wonderful cozy writers for providing those of us who like milder content with such great stories.
    Sincerely, Cynthia B. ceblain(AT)tmlponline(DOT)net

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    1. Cynthia, I don't like reading something that gives me nightmares, either. I have put some books down (and set aside authors) for that very reason. ~ Daryl

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  33. I like to read cozy mysteries because the settings are usually small towns and I live in a big city so it's looking at a different type of life. i love when there is a series and you can get to know all of the characters. I also like to try to figure out who did it :) cindy226@gmail.com

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  34. I love cozy mysteries because they usually have fun characters that do some interesting or fun things. I love trying to figure out who done it, but I like to have fun on the way to the solution.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  35. Jenna's a pretty strong gal, I think she can weather whatever storm blows her way...but the mystery and how she does it always makes it such fun to read her story! I've never even thought about a low sugar barbecue sauce recipe, but after looking at the ingredients on the bottles I have on hand I'm so thankful you posted this one! Nicole nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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    1. Nicole, I'm glad you like Jenna and how she weathers a storm. That's why I like writing her. ~ Daryl

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  36. I love mysteries and cozies let me sleep at night without the lights on!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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    1. Karen, LOL. Yes, no monsters under the bed, please. ~ Daryl

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  37. Love this series! I enjoy books with a great story and also includes some awesome recipes. You really need to put them all together in a separate cookbook.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Dianne, thanks. Maybe I will do that. Thanks for the idea.

      ~Daryl

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  38. I read cozies because the characters are fun to meet, I like the settings of the stories, and of course the murders! Sometimes you almost wish you could be one of the characters and solve the crime.

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  39. forgot my email!!!! vickiela3@hotmail.com

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  40. I was so sad when I didn't get chosen to review this one in a group, hopefully I may win this time around!
    I love a good cozy because I feel like the characters are more relatable, they are usually everyday people who you could be friends with and join on adventures, sometimes they even remind me of myself. Plus, the best ones always leave me going for another in the series!
    sweetest1337(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Sara - I often relate to a cozy character, too. They're often plucky heroines, which is how I see myself. LOL ~ Daryl

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  41. I love reading cozies when I need an escape. I love the characters and the settings and the crime isn't graphic as it is in other mysteries/thrillers I read and enjoy, but sometimes you need just a nice read. vlhcats@gmail.com

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  42. Because they are clean, no dirty words, no blood. And I like the recipes. Ninaatmyhouse(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. Because they are clean, no dirty words, no blood. And I like the recipes. Ninaatmyhouse(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I would love to win one of her books!! Thanks so much for offering this chance!! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  45. And the winners have been selected. By random number generator they are Rebecca C and Ellie. I'll be contacting both of you by email for your information. Thanks to all for participating! I hope you'll all go purchase 1 Cookbook Nook or request it at your libraries! ~ Hugs to all. DARYL

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  46. I've been an avid mystery lover since I was a kid. It all started with Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. I discovered cozies just a couple of years ago (or maybe it was last year?) and have been in love ever since. I like them because it gives me the mystery without all the blood, sex and violence that some mysteries can have. They're light, fun and, well, cozy!!

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  47. Whoops! Forgot my email! jdzchaotickittie (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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