Sunday, January 29, 2017

Welcome Guest Bethany Blake with a Recipe and New Cozy Mystery Series!




Please give a warm welcome to debut author Bethany Blake! If you're an animal lover, then you'll be as charmed as I was by the first book in her new Kensington mystery series DEATH BY CHOCOLATE LAB

Like her amateur sleuth, Bethany also runs a pet-sitting business. We're thrilled that she's stopped by to tell us more about her new mystery series and share a wonderful recipe for a cold winter day. 

Bethany is also offering a generous giveaway package, and we congratulate her winner, Sue G.! so be sure to comment on the post. Take it away, Bethany!

~ Cleo Coyle



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Daphne Templeton – heroine of my Lucky Paws Petsitting Mysteries – has a weakness for three things: 

* Pets in need of forever homes. 
* Cheese. 
* And, quite possibly, if secretly, a handsome, enigmatic detective by the name of Jonathan Black.

Daphne lives in the pet-friendly town of Sylvan Creek, Pennsylvania, in the Pocono Mountains, where winter bites down hard and hangs on. People turn to soup for comfort. Therefore, today I’m making Daphne Templeton’s Coziest, Cheesiest Corn Chowder Ever. 

I’ll be cooking with the help of my (paws off!) sous chef, Big Pup, who will taste test anything that drops to the floor. You can see that she’s already found something.


But getting back to the mystery – Death by Chocolate Lab – and the soup.

In the novel, Daphne – a pet sitter with a Ph.D. in philosophy – is always in the kitchen when not walking dogs or solving murders with her sidekick, an introspective basset hound named Socrates.

Daphne usually keeps it simple when it comes to cheese. She’s happy eating a mozzarella stick at Sylvan Creek’s dive-bar-on-a-pier, the Lakeside, or digging into a gooey wheel of brie with her best friend Moxie Bloom, owner of Spa & Paw Salon.

But Daphne’s having a rough week. First, her one-eared foster Chihuahua discovered a body. Then her sister Piper was accused of murder. And Daphne keeps blurting out the wrong things in Detective Black’s presence. Times like these call for serious comfort food, preferably eaten fireside under a blanket. So I’m going whip up a soup that’s best served on the coldest, snowiest day you can imagine, when the wind is whipping around your house, and you crave something warm and hearty. However, like a good mystery, this soup also has a twist that will have you looking ahead to summer. Enjoy!




Coziest, Cheesiest Corn Chowder Ever







Cozy Corn Chowder

from Bethany Blake

Ingredients

3 strips bacon

1/2 cup cooking sherry

1 large white potato (any variety), finely diced

1 medium-sized onion, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

Approx. 45 oz. corn – That’s three cans. (If you’re lucky enough to be using corn you froze last summer, just estimate.)


2 cups chicken stock (preferably homemade)

2 cups whole milk

24 oz. shredded cheese – (any kind of cheddar will do. And, no, that’s not a typo. You’ll want 24 ounces!)

1/4 cup BBQ sauce, homemade or the brand of your choice






Instructions:



Using a large pot or Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the strips and set them aside for later, leaving the flavor-packed grease for the next step.










Add the diced potato to the bacon grease and give the taters a quick stir to coat. Pour in the sherry and use it to deglaze the pot, stirring the potatoes and little bits of yummy browned bacon until the potato is slightly softened, about five minutes. Add the chopped onion and red bell pepper, cooking until these soften, too, about five more minutes. Stir in the corn.










Next add the chicken stock, then stream in the milk while stirring or whisking. Bring everything to a low boil, then turn off the heat, because it’s finally time for cheese!










But first, if you have a sous chef, and said helper is looking at you with desperate eyes, consider allowing a little cheese to fall to the floor. It won’t change the soup that much, and it will make someone’s day.




When the tail wags of gratitude subside, slowly whisk the remaining cheese into the soup, being careful not to dump in too much at a time, so things don’t get clumpy. Trust me on this. When the cheese is smoothly incorporated, bring the soup back to a simmer on low heat.


And the final twist? 


The barbecue sauce, which gives the soup sweetness and tang – and calls to mind summer. I am not much for measuring, so I guesstimated a quarter cup. However, you might want to add the sauce slowly and keep tasting. A little goes a long way. 


At this point, if you’re not already wearing pajamas – and you should be – get changed while the soup simmers and blends for a few more minutes. Then serve with a tiny drizzle of extra sauce, a palmful of cheese if you have any left over, and the reserved bacon, crumbled on top of everything. Crackers are optional – although I generally opt.




About the Author


Bethany Blake lives in a small, quaint town in Pennsylvania with her husband and three daughters. When she's not writing or riding horses, she's wrangling a menagerie of furry, finned and feathered family members that includes a nervous pit bull, a fearsome feline, an immortal goldfish, and an attack cardinal named Robert. Like Daphne Templeton, the heroine of her Lucky Paws Mysteries, Bethany holds a Ph.D. and operates a pet-sitting business called Barkley's Premium Pet Care.




Keep in touch with Bethany!

Visit her website: bethanyblakeauthor.com

Like her on Facebook  by clicking here

Follow her on Twitter by clicking here


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Bonus Giveaway from Bethany!




And, of course, you will also win 
the launch book in Bethany's new mystery series!


To pre-order Bethany's book,
click on a link below...

Amazon  * B&N 



Photographs courtesy of Julia Kaszuba




Thank you so much for
joining us today, Bethany!





COMMENT TO WIN!



Leave a comment on this post by Midnight, Tuesday, January 31, and you are entered to win Bethany's new book and prize package. Be sure to leave an email address or 
a way we can contact you.




Congratulations to 
Bethany's winner...
SUE G.





237 comments:

  1. Welcome, Bethany! The book sounds wonderful, the soup recipe is awesome, and your dog is precious :) EMS591@aol.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the warm welcome - and I will pass your compliments along to Big Pup! :-)

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  2. Sounds really good! the soup and the book! (and the dog is super cute!) woofmew@aol.com

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope you like both! And Big Pup appreciates the compliment! :-)

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  3. Sounds great; love the recipe...yum!
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  4. Welcome, Bethany! Your soup sounds yummy and we have plenty of snowy, cold days here. And your sous chef is adorable!
    grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Grace! It's definitely a good soup for cold days!

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  5. Thanks Mystery Lovers for the intro to a new author and read. Always so exciting. Love meetng new ones. The book looks like a 'souper' great read. Really appreciate the chance to get the book sooner. Rather than later. And the added bonus of the prize package. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc ((dot) com

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    1. I hope you like the book as much as I love the pun. I am a known sucker for puns! :-)

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    2. My DIL loves rescue labs of any color and I hope to read your cosy and share with her. Beth
      schmelzb1@gmail.com

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  6. It's not even lunch time yet, and yet I am hungry. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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    1. I just made the soup the other day, and I'm ready for another batch, too! I hope you like it!

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  7. I am really looking forward to this new series! The soup sounds great. Winter weather in Texas is generally mild, but I still love soup in the winter. cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I think there's something that makes us crave soup in the winter wherever we are. I hope you like the recipe and the books!

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  8. Can't wait! This sounds like a fun new series. silalumenn@gmail.com

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  9. I've never heard of putting BBQ sauce in soup before.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. The original idea came from either Rachael Ray or G. Garvin. I never tracked down the exact recipe, but I first saw the idea on Food Network and got inspired. To my surprise, it really works. I sometimes grill shrimp and toss those in, too, to add more barbecue flavor.

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  10. This recipe sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing. Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I hope you like the soup!

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  11. Your book sounds like fun. If it has as much personality as your soup post then you have a winner. suefoster109 (at) netzero.net.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Sue! I had fun putting the post together. I hope you like the soup and the book!

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  12. I'll have to finagle the recipe a bit to make it fit into a Kosher home. Maybe a soy based bacon strip and veggie stock. The book on the other hand will be read straight. LOL Please enter me in the giveaway as I can definitely use a nice pair of winter sox.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. My dad used to make a version of this soup without bacon, and it was still good. He just sauteed the veggies in olive oil. But I bet soy bacon would be great. Good luck in the drawing... the socks really are pretty cozy!

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  13. Welcome Bethany! Your series sounds like a winner. I live in Pennsylvania, love dogs, and love to cook. The soup sounds delicious! colleen1967@Comcast.net

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    1. Thanks, Colleen! I guess it's not the worst winter here in Pennsylvania, but it still feels like soup time to me!

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  14. Can't wait to read this book and enjoy some soup while I read.
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  15. The book and soup both look good. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  16. Love all your wonderful books & I'm sure going to try this recipe. Thanks for all your generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  17. Bethany - Great post! Thank you so much for joining us today and offering such a generous giveaway. Marc and I thoroughly enjoyed the debut book in your wonderful new mystery series, and we wish you the very best of luck for the upcoming publication of DEATH BY CHOCOLATE LAB. Cheers--and we hope you'll visit the Kitchen again!

    ~ Cleo Coyle

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    1. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be part of Mystery Lovers' Kitchen. I was beyond excited when I received the invitation! And thank you for the well wishes and support of my new series, too. You guys are the best! :-)

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  18. Bethany, your recipe is delectable. Thanks for your lovely giveaway. Best wishes. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. "Delectable" is such a great word! I hope the soup lives up to it! :-) Thanks for leaving a comment and good luck with the giveaway!

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  19. Sounds like great comfort food and a great new series. Sign me up! I can be contacted through my website.

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  20. This sounds like a wonderful new series! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  21. Both the book and the soup sound great! I will be trying BOTH!

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you like both! :-)

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  22. This recipe is enticing and the series sounds intriguing. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. "Enticing" and "intriguing" are such great words! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  23. Oh my goodness! What a sweet new series! Our pets sure do provide material & inspiration ❤ I do love your secret ingredient to the chowder. I would have never thought of it! Susie @ CafeScrapper@gmail.com

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    1. My pets are definitely inspiring - and I have to say that either Rachael Ray or G. Garvin first suggested BBQ sauce in a soup. I never found the exact recipe, but I saw someone demo something similar on TV years ago and it stuck with me. I think it really works!

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  24. I look forward to your book! I love books with pets featured in them because they have so much personality. And thank you for the chance to win. deesother27@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Deniece! I think pets make everything better. :-) Good luck in the drawing!

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  25. Thank you for the recipe. If I win, I will share this book with my daughter, who enjoys mysteries and also has a chocolate lab named Cooper P. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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    1. That's so nice, Dianne! Give Cooper P. a scratch behind the ears for me, please. I love labs' sweet temperaments!

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  26. This certainly sounds like a wonderful new series! And the recipe for Cozy Corn Chowder will be perfect to try on a cold, snowy Wisconsin evening! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl! I bet you can get some outstanding cheese there, too! :-)

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    1. As a Labbie mom, I can't wait to read "Death by Chocolate Lab". Planning to try this yummy recipe too. 3labsmom@gmail.,com

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    2. Thanks, Brenda! If you really have three labs, you must be hopping all the time! :-)

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  28. You have a charming sous chef! Thanks for visiting Mystery Lover's Kitchen and sharing such an awesome sounding cheesy Corn Chowder recipe -- like Daphne, I LOVE cheese, so 24 oz. sounds like just the right amount. Death by Chocolate Lab sounds like a wonderful book, and I would love to read it, and thanks so much for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Thanks, Celia! I will pass your compliments along to my sous chef, who totally agrees about the cheese. (So do I.) Good luck in the drawing!

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  29. Sounds like a great book. I'm going to need to try out the soup recipe. My kiddos will love it. Adding your book to my wish list. Can't wait to read it.

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    1. Thanks for adding my book to your wish list, Jean. And the soup is kid approved by my three daughters, who ate the entire demonstration batch moments after the pictures were taken! :-)

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  30. Thanks for introducing this author. I sure hope none of the dogs did it. Looking forward to this book.

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    1. I'm afraid no one is above suspicion, Kathleen! :-) I hope you like the book!

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  31. I love this!! The book sounds Great, the soup sounds so yummy and your dog is one of the cutest!! I'm looking up your books right now! Can't wait to read.

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you like the soup - and the books! :-)

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  32. Welcome sounds great. Wonderful giveaway. Janngrogan@yahoo.com

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  33. Yay, another author to definitely add to my list especially because you are an animal lover

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    1. Thanks, Irene! It's always nice to meet another animal lover! :-)

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  34. Yay, another author to definitely add to my list especially because you are an animal lover

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  35. What a great chance to try a new (to me) cozy author! I've got Cleo Coyle's Dead Cold Brew on my bedside table and am half-way through that. So I will need another series to get into shortly, ha ha! (beckri1@yahoo)

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    1. Becky, I would be honored if my book made your reading list after Dead Cold Brew! :-)

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  36. Awesome recipe and article. Thanks for the chance to win. Lisamil46@gmail.com

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  37. Would love to win and add another wonderful author to my list of cozy mysteries.

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    1. Thank you, Lynn! Good luck in the drawing!

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  38. Book looks like a winner as does your soup recipe. Who would have guessed that barbecue sauce would be added to Cheezy Corn Chowder? Can't wait to try it. Thanks for the giveaway.
    donnaing1@gmail.com
    Your dog is adorable.

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    1. I saw the barbecue sauce trick years ago on Food Network. I never found the exact recipe, but it definitely inspired me. I hope you like the soup and the book. Also, Big Pup appreciates the compliment! :-)

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  39. I love reading books with recipes & dogs. Looking forward to reading your book. I love that it is set in Pennsylvania.
    Mary from Pittsburgh, PA.
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    1. If you like dog treat recipes, please stop by my website, bethanyblakeauthor.com. I just posted a new treat recipe the other day! :-)

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  40. Bethany, thank you so much for the wonderful recipe and I have to admit, I think I fell in love a bit with your sous chef. What a cutie!!
    I can't wait for your book to come out as I am a lover of dogs and especially labs, my own is 15.
    Thank you for the chance to win. May your series go on for a long as you wish. scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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    1. I'm pretty smitten with my sous chef, too. And big hugs to your pup, who must get lots of love to be going strong at 15. Thank you so much for the well wishes, and good luck in the drawing!!

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  41. Assuming your book is written with the same style as your recipe above, this is bound to be a winner!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Thanks so much, Libby! What a nice comment! I wish you luck in the drawing! :-)

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  42. Congratulations Bethany on your book.
    whistleinthewind74(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. That soup sounds great! Definitely going to try it. And Death by Chocolate Lab is going on my Goodreads to read list!

    Ristretto@charter.net

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    1. Thank you so much for putting my book on your list! I hope you like the novel - and the soup!

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  44. This book sounds great, I can't wait to read it! Dnrocker at yahoo dot com

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  45. Awesome! New books for me to add to my list! Soup looks good too!
    skforrest1957@gmail.com

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  46. Welcome Bethany! Your series looks absolutely amazing. I will have to pre-order this series! The recipes and story line looks fun and very interesting, can't wait to read it!!!! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!
    Kelly Oster
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    1. Thank you, Kelly! I hope you have as much fun reading the books as I had writing them. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  47. This sounds like a great series. I would love to win the debut book.

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    1. Thanks, Gale! Good luck in the drawing!

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  48. Would love to win. Bamadeb77@gmail.com

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  49. The soup looks good & would be great for a cold winter's day

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    1. It's definitely snow day food! My three girls gobbled up the demonstration soup as soon as the photos were taken!

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  50. I always get excited to find a series at the start of it!
    Awilcox1182@gmail.com

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    1. I just posted a sneak peek on my website, bethanyblakeauthor.com, if you want to check it out!

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  51. Your recipe sounds interesting. I don't normally eat anything with chowder in the name but, this I might have to try. Your book, however, is a definite.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I hope you like the book - and the soup if you give it a try! :-)

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  52. I did NOT see the bbq sauce coming! I bet it gives the soup even more depth. I'm always up for new things. =) Who could resist those eyes...I would end up with very little cheese for the soup and likely a LOT of potty trips outside. Thank you for the generous giveaway. Looking forward to getting to know you and your books. konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. The BBQ sauce definitely gives it a nice smoky undertone. I hope you try it. And I definitely fall prey to those eyes. I swear she's a cheese-a-holic! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  53. Both the book and the recipe sound wonderful. Can't wait to try them. elainehroberson@gmail.com

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  54. I am excited about getting to know you and your new books. I love these mystery books I really enjoy them ��
    Thank you for a chance for a give away!
    Theresa.myers(at)yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to comment and introduce yourself, Theresa! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  55. My goodness the soup sounds delicious, and I love the cover of your book ! kathambre@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! I was so happy when I first saw the cover, too. I think the designer did a great job!

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  56. I love Corn Chowder, and this sounds yummy! Love your sous chef, I have one of my own :) I am looking forward to this new series, thank-you for the chance to win this. kittygirl15401(at)yahoo(.)com

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    1. It's always nice to have help in the kitchen, right?? :-) I hope you like the soup and the series!

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  57. I don't know what I want to do first. Read your new book or make the corn chowder!

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  58. Welcome Bethany. I love meeting new authors. Your book sounds wonderful (love the cover and title). The soup recipe sounds good with lots of ingredients I enjoy and your furry kitchen side kick is sweet!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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    1. Hi, Maryann! Thanks for the warm welcome. I hope you like the book and the soup - and I will be sure to pass along your compliment to my sous chef! :-)

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  59. Oh, what a treat! Can't wait to read the book and try the yummy soup! Welcome to the cozy family!

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    1. Thank you so much for welcoming me! The cozy family lives up to its name. I feel very welcome as a new author, with wonderful support from readers and other writers like Cleo Coyle, who was nice enough to read my debut and offer me a spot on this blog. It's great to be part of such a supportive community!

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  60. I am just starting an advanced reader copy of this book that I received through Netgalley. I am looking forward to reading it. I love finding new authors. The soup sounds wonderful and I will put the recipe in my pile of ones to try. Does it freeze well?

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    1. Hi, Peggy - I'm so glad you're reading the book! I have never tried to freeze the soup for fear that the cheese/milk mixture might break during reheating. But maybe if you thawed it slowly? I'd be interested to know if anyone has had success freezing a cheesy soup. Maybe my concerns are unfounded! (This comment appears later, too, because my browser refreshed while I was typing! Sorry!)

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  61. I am so excited about this new book...I love getting in on the ground floor with new series. And the recipe? I just love coming to the site and picking up a new idea for dinner. CORN CHOWDER!!! Yeah!
    kat8762(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I first found Mystery Lovers' Kitchen when I was searching for an appetizer recipe. Book chats and food, all in one place? Yay!

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  62. Hi, Peggy - I'm so glad you're reading the book! I have never tried to freeze the soup for fear that the cheese/milk mixture might break during reheating. But maybe if you thawed it slowly? I'd be interested to know if anyone has had success freezing a cheesy soup. Maybe my concerns are unfounded!

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  63. I am so looking forward to this new cozy series. It sounds like it has everything that I like. Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win this giveaway! Stay warm & write on....
    nschwenkner (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! You stay warm, too. I will be heading for my spot near the fireplace as soon as I walk my sous chef! :-)

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  64. Welcome Bethany! I love a good corn chowder and your sous chef is simply adorable. Can't wait to read some of your books. Thank you for this great giveaway. robsnest60 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  65. Sounds like a good book to read and your recipe is simply delicious.
    gloriawalshver@yahoo.com

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  66. I have never had corn chowder but this recipe looks like something I could try and like. The book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway! crossxjo @hotmail. com

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    1. You should definitely try corn chowder! It's yummy stuff! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  67. This loops like a great book. Can't wait to read it. Cmkeck311@aol.com

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    1. Thanks, Christine! I hope you like the novel!

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  68. Great my two favorite things animals and cooking. Will grab and read.

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    1. Two of my favorite things, too, Sonia! Thanks for planning to read my book!

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  69. Welcome to the Kitchen, Bethany! Congrats on the new release. I often sign myself LAB, and if we are what we eat, then I'm chocolate, but I promise, I didn't do it!

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    1. No one is above suspicion, Leslie! :-) Thanks for welcoming me to the Kitche!

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  70. OMG!! That soup sounds like it will be addicting! I must try that recipe---and read the book.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  71. This sounds like s great series. Also a wonderful giveaway! Always enjoy new stories and new recipes. Thanks for the chance. Bobntoni@aol.com

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  72. My son has a pet-stting business and I am so excited about your new series. Can't wait to read!

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    1. I hope your son is enjoying tons of success. Pet sitting is a great job! I hope you like the book!

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  73. I really want want to read Death by Chocolate Lab. Your soup sounds very yummy. Thanks for the giveaway. norbert8bubba@yahoo.com

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  74. Your sous chef is adorable. Thanks for the chance.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Jana! She's not very good at chopping things, but she's an honest taste tester!

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  75. The recipe sounds amazing!!! I wish I had a bowl right now, I'm already in my cozy lounge wear and have cats who wouldn't be adverse to cheese. Your mystery also sounds delightful!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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    1. Lounge wear on a winter Sunday with two cats - my kind of day! Thanks for stopping by to comment!

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  76. Another new recipe to try and a new book series too. pwtish171@gmail.com

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  77. Looks like a awesome book dog is so cute!!!! Going to try the recipe!!! Maryh_happygir@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm a little partial to Big Pup, too, lol! I hope you like the book and soup!

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  78. Looks like a great cozy mystery and there is nothing better than a free one! thanks.

    rls1508@hotmail.com

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  79. Super excited to try this series! If Cleo Coyle recommends it, it must be good!!

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  80. Love pet mysteries!! Good recipes are great too! njcar22@aol.com

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  81. Thanks for the recipe, my mom loves corn chowder and cheese. This will make her very happy. What a great sounding book to a new series. I love finding new series to read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. vlhcats#gmail.com

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  82. Welcome to the 'club' robinsweb@hotmail.com

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  83. Great to meet you today! Your book sounds like a must read, the soup sounds like a must eat, and your dog is a must pet! Since I can't pet your pup, please give him a pet and a big hug for me!

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  84. Thanks so much for including Bethany Blake and the first book in her new series. The recipe for corn chowder is just what I need during this cold snap to warm the bellies of my family. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. Thanks so much for including Bethany Blake and the first book in her new series. The recipe for corn chowder is just what I need during this cold snap to warm the bellies of my family. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. Oh the book sounds soooo good, I'm adding it to my TBR pile for sure!!!! :) I love cozies with pets!!!! :)
    em.milka(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  87. Welcome Bethany Blake! You had me at dog! My pup is sleeping at my feet right now, worn out after hiking and going to visit his horse friends down the street. A big day for an eight month old Sheltie. He's a very special boy as he came soon after the loss of my boy Guinness and three weeks before we lost our mom. He is definitely a healer of broken hearts. I look forward to reading your new series and am heading off to pre-order it now!!

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  88. It is suppose to snow tonight and your recipe sounds just what I need! Thanks for the opportunity.

    davisel1830@hotmail.com.

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  89. Sounds like a great read. I always enjoy reading mysteries with dogs involved. Thanks for the chance to win. Rootseller55@gmai dot com

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  90. I enjoy books with dogs and recipes too! Thank you donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  91. Welcome, Bethany and Big Pup! "Death by Chocolate Lab" sounds like an amazing read and I can't wait to read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. Congratulations on your debut! I look forward to reading your mystery and to trying the recipes.

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  93. I would love to read Death by Chocolate Lab! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  94. Thanks for the chance! Death by Lab sounds super. Love the pooch!

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  95. Isn't it great to have a kitchen assistant who will clean up spills? As long as he likes what hit the floor, that is. Soup looks good and rich!
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    patdupuy@yahoo.com

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  96. Both the soup and the book sound great! We had 2 labs and they were the best dogs we ever had, they lived to the ripe old age of 15. We live in Florida so we don't have the really cold winters like you do, but we enjoy soup when our temperatures dip into the 50s.

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  97. Welcome Bethany! First off, Big Pup is absolutely gorgeous! I've never tried corn chowder so I'm going to copy the recipe & give it a try. Congratulations on your new release of Death By Chocolate Lab! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  98. Thanks for the recipe - looking forward to the release of Death By Chocolate Lab!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  99. The recipe looks very yummy! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  100. Hi Bethany. Your soup sounds like just the thing for our cold Chicago winters and I love dog mysteries. Can't wait to read your new series. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Sandy G . Sand1948@gmail.com

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  101. I am always searching for cozy mysteries that are animal related. I would love to read this one!
    lizzdmc{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  102. Really want to read this book......badly! Sounds wonderful. Can't wait for it to come out.

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  103. I look forward to reading your work. Congratulations!

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  104. I'm really looking forward to this book! Love that it has a basset hound on the cover.
    bwilhoite87@gmail.com

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  105. Thank you for the giveaway! I can't wait for your book. It sounds great!! smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  106. I would love to read this book, thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  107. Welcome, Bethany! The book sounds like a good read. I like the BBQ sauce twist to your chowder recipe. Right now with the snow falling as I sit here nursing my cold-flu, I could use a touch of summer.
    6186pep(at)msn(dot)com

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  108. Dogs, winter-hearty soups, and a good cozy mystery! What more can a girl want?!?!?! Best of luck with your new series. I'll be reading it.

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  109. Hey Friend! Loving the pet series. Will definitely make the chowder. Sarah will like it (minus the bacon)☺ Too bad I'm out of frozen corn. "Hi" to Big Pup!
    Bjkelch@live.com

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  110. Another book to add to my TBR list. The book, and the soup, sound great! Thanks for the chance. frybbe (@) gmail.com

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  111. I love your sous chef!! Added your book to my the wish list. servedogmomATyahooDOTcom

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  112. Great soup for MN below zero days! Book sound terrific.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  113. Looking forward to reading the book, love animal related mysteries. And the recipe is a keeper, also your sous chef! Lol. Will add this to TBR list.
    jlane684@gmail.com

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