Sunday, March 26, 2017

Please Welcome Guest Maddie Day/Edith Maxwell! & #Giveaway

We are so pleased to have author Maddie Day (aka Edith Maxwell) as our guest today.  Please give her a warm welcome!

Thanks so much for having me back, MLK! In the Country Store Mysteries, Robbie Jordan discovers her Italian father. Before When the Grits Hit the Fan opens, she goes to visit him in his home near Pisa, and is served a version of Sullo Scio, a simple soup. It’s so good she makes and serves it for lunch in the restaurant during a snowy winter.

Despite the bitter winter in South Lick, Indiana, business is still hot at Robbie Jordan’s Country Store restaurant. But when another murder rattles the small town, can Robbie defrost the motives of a cold-blooded killer? Robbie and her friend Lou go snowshoeing and find a contentious academic frozen under the ice. Police suspect Lou might have killed him after their public tiff in Pans ‘N Pancakes the night before. To prove her friend’s innocence, Robbie absorbs local gossip about the professor’s past and develops her own thesis on the homicide—even if that means stirring up terrible danger for herself along the way.


I’ll give away a signed copy of the new book to one commentor today!






Sullo Scio

Ingredients


4 fat cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 T olive oil
1 T minced fresh rosemary
1 large can whole tomatoes
2 cups cooked garbanzo beans (chick peas)
1 quart chicken stock
1 package tagliatelle
1 tsp kosher salt
Black pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese


Directions
In a medium saucepan, sauté the garlic in the olive oil until soft. Do not brown. Add the rosemary and tomatoes. Rough chop the tomatoes in the pan. Add the garbanzos and stock and bring to a boil. Add the tagliatelle and cook until al dente according to the directions on the package.








 



Serve hot with freshly grated Parmesan. A glass of Valpolicella and a green salad complete the dinner.



Remember, I’ll give away a signed copy of the new book to one commenter today!


Bio 











Agatha-nominated and national best-selling author Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries; as Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Her award-winning short crime fiction has appeared in many juried anthologies and journals. She is honored to serve as President of Sisters in Crime New England.

A fourth-generation Californian and former tech writer, farmer, and doula, Maxwell now writes, cooks, and gardens (and wastes time as a Facebook addict) north of Boston with her beau and three cats. She blogs at WickedCozyAuthors.com, Killer Characters, and with the Midnight Ink authors. 


Find her on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and at www.edithmaxwell.com.

56 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious! The book looks really inviting thank you

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  2. I love Cozy mysteries That soup looks delicious. Guess what's for dinner tomorrow.

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  3. Welcome, Maddie! The recipe sounds fabulous and the book sounds like an excellent read. EMS591@aol.com

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  4. Book and soup both sound delicious!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  5. Soup looks and sounds delicious- great for the cold weather we're having.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  6. Love this series and looking forward to reconnecting with Robbie and her friends.

    Becky Prazak
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  7. The Southey soup sounds good and I know the book will be.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  8. I love the cover and title of the new book. Thank you for the hard work you do in writing your books. Thank you for the chance to win one. debprice60@gmail.com

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  9. Love the title! This is my kind of recipe. I just happen to have everything in my pantry.
    amysue511@gmail.com

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  10. I HAVE ALL THE INGREDIENTS FOR THE SOUP RECIPIE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE TAGLIATRLLE. LOOKS DELICIOUS.

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  11. Loved the first two. Can't wait to read this one!

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  12. Great recipe, I hope to try it soon.

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  13. I Love the cover & this book sounds amazing. I need a little life in my life, I lost my Husband 4 months ago due to Cancer & I'm in the midst of planning his memorial service at the end of April & sometimes grief can take over. Thanks for this generous chance, I do appreciate it. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  14. Soup and story for comfort on a cold winter afternoon. What could be better?

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  15. Delectable recipe perfect for this time of year. The book would be enjoyed. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. The soup looks and sounds terrific and easy enough for a non-cook like myself to make. (not really a non-cook, just a lazy one) And, the book sounds terrific.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  17. The book sounds awesome and so does the soup, thank you for the giveaway! barbie17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I like this series and would love to win! And I am happy that it takes place in winter, my favorite time of year.

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  19. Yum! That sounds good---and easy to make, too.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  20. The soup looks and sounds wonderful and would be so delicious on this cold and rainy day. I love your country store mysteries -- heck, I love all of your cozies. Thanks so much for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  21. Soup is a staple which is a requirement all winter. A delightful cozy which i would love to read. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. The soup looks good! I love the cover of this book and the title. I'm going to have to check out this series. I'm always looking for new authors. Thank you for the chance to win! crossxjo @hotmail. com

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  23. We are going to cool off this week and that soup looks Yummy!!!!!! Love this series!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  24. A simple dish can be so perfect. Just the right balance of ingredients.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  25. amy guillaume lindermanMarch 26, 2017 at 1:03 PM

    this book looks and sounds great and so does the recipe

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  26. Oh my! This dish looks wonderful. I'm a vegetarian and would replace the chicken stock with veggie stock. But I am going to try this recipe this week! sheepgomeck@gmail.com

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  27. Good series! And soups, stews and chilis are perfect for winter weather, even here in California where it's not that cold but has been rainy. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  28. Recipe looks great. Book sounds like it will be on my to read and buy list.

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  29. Love reading this series! And this sounds like an easy, comforting bowl of soup. Perfect for us here where we are still covered by snow (and now freezing rain)! Thanks for the giveaway and I do have a US mailing address on the rare chance that I win! grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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  30. Love the title of this book... grabs me right away

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  31. I love the look of the book and the recipe looks great too! Looking forward to reading it. christinrloves at gmail dot com

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  32. As a Southerner, I'm always interested in grits and I would love a signed copy. The recipe also sounds great.
    elainehroberson@gmail.com

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  33. That soup sounds and looks so yummy. I love this series and can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway.
    MarshaMysteryreader@yahoo.com

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  34. Welcome back to the Kitchen, Edith/Maddie! Rustic Italian dishes like this are so satisfying. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us today, and happy congrats on your new Country Store Mystery! ~ Cleo

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  35. Looks like a fun mystery series, and the recipe is one I'll be trying, thank you!

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  36. Thank you for the recipe and chance to win. Dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  37. I haven't started this series yet, but I have the first two in my TBR pile. Can't wait to read the series.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I would like to read it.donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  39. Love this series! Can't wait to read the book! mcastor07@gmail.com

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  40. I love this series...I've been counting down the days to the new release. stsnwoman@gmail.com
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy ��

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  41. This recipe looks absolutely delish! I can not wait to try it! finn.

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  42. I love this series, thank you for the recipe, it sounds yummy, I have got to try this.
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  43. Love the cover! It looks like a great book.

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  44. Cannot wait. Loved this series so far. Thanks for the chance to win. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  45. I'd like to visit Robbie Jordan’s Country Store restaurant.
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  46. I don't know how I've missed this series, but I want to remedy that situation ASAP.

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  47. I thought of my mother as soon as I saw ShurFine as that is what she used. She is also the child of Italian immigrants as my grandparents came from Northern Italy. Appreciate the chance to win. The cat on the steps says it is a cozy read.

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  48. The soup looks amazing. I've been wanting to read this book, so I have my fingers crossed. Thank you for the generous contest! konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. Really want to read When the grits hit the fan, it is on my wish list. Actually want to read the entire series.

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  50. The soup looks really good. I love this series, so thank you for the giveaway! doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I hope I am not too late for this but I don't see closed. I have not read in this series but it looks really good. And the cover is a cutie. Thank you for the review and giveaway.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  52. This looks good and low calorie, a winning combination. suefoster109 at netzero.net.

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  53. The recipe looks pretty good.
    I have mot seen tagliatelle since maybe in the 60's, when I lived in Syracuse NY, where there are lots of People of Italian descent.
    I need to get another Rosemary plant growing, have lost several of them, not sure why.
    Fresh herbs are best if you have a spot or two where you can grow them.

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  54. I will have to wait for summer to grow my fresh herbs. I lost my basil the other day.
    mnleona@aol.com

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