Showing posts with label Barbecue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barbecue. Show all posts

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!

Friend Daryl and Avery on Facebook
Follow Daryl on Twitter
Follow Avery on Twitter
Follow both of us on Pinterest

Plus check out my website.

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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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Choco-strawberry ice cream from author @DarylWoodGerber + book #giveaway





For a barbecue, you have to have a good dessert!  Yes, you can do fun things like skewer some fruit kebabs or fruit and brownies.  But homemade ice cream, to me, just makes the barbecue a party!

I have been making homemade ice cream for years. It's a passion. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved ice cream. I once caught my father eating ice cream right out of the container, and he grinned, and said it was "medicine."  Flash forward, years later, when my soon to be husband caught me eating ice cream right out of the container.

He: "Um, what are you doing? It's 7 a.m."

Note: My dad ate it late at night. After he went to bed he would sneak out. Me? I like it for breakfast!

I: "Um, it's medicine."
He: "Oh, really? Who established that declaration?"
I: "Um Dr. Daryl?"

To this day, I'm teasingly referred to as Dr. Daryl. I have lots of good potions to heal your ills. I also still call ice cream medicine.


Choco-strawberry Ice Cream
(serves 6-8)

1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons half and half
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated low-fat milk
3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup strawberry jam (homemade or jar * see notes below)
1/4 cup chocolate sauce (homemade or jar  * see notes below)

In a saucepan, over medium heat, cook whipping cream, half and half, ¼ cup of sugar, salt, and evaporated milk. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until tiny bubbles form around the edges. DO NOT BOIL.

Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes.




In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ½ cup sugar and egg yolks. Stir well. Gradually add the hot milk mixture to the egg mixture, stirring constantly.




Return the mixture to the saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, until tiny bubbles form again. DO NOT BOIL.

Remove the pan from the heat. Cool at room temperature and then set in refrigerator for 2 hours.

Pour chilled mixture into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.  (I use a Cuisinart counter top style and love it!)




Transfer half of the ice cream to a freezer-safe container, then spread half of the strawberry sauce and chocolate sauce on top.  Top with remaining ice cream, then remaining strawberry and chocolate sauce.  Using a knife, swirl the sweet treats through the ice cream.  






Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours.

You see Fudging, #4, because I didn't have a picture of Grilling the Subject yet!

For the chocolate sauce, I didn't use store-bought. I melted down leftover chocolate icing from my yellow cake and chocolate icing recipe. Here's the LINK

Here's a LINK  to my strawberry passion breeze ice cream recipe. You'll see how to cook strawberries here, if you don't want to use a jar of strawberry preserves. 

TODAY'S GIVEAWAY!

Tell me: Do you like ice cream as much as I do?  I'm giving away to one commenter your choice of the first four Cookbook Nook Mysteries. Leave a comment with your email, in case you win (cryptic, if you need it to be - I'll figure it out).  FYI, I select by random generator.  Good luck!




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

Friend Daryl and Avery on Facebook
Follow Daryl on Twitter
Follow Avery on Twitter
Follow both of us on Pinterest

Plus check out my website.

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.



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Barbecue quiche from author @DarylWoodGerber + #giveaway




GIVEAWAY BELOW - don't forget to leave a comment to enter!

From Daryl aka Avery:

Have you ever been to a rodeo? In Grilling the Subject, the Wild West Extravaganza is coming to Crystal Cove, and Jenna and the gang are excited. They've dressed up the shop. Katie is going to "man" a foodie truck and offer sliders.  I have to admit I salivated the whole time I wrote the book.

And now it's time to share some of the recipes I made with you. This one is not included in the book, so get it here!


Yes, you all know that I love quiche. I have made numerous variations over the past few years because of the Cheese Shop mysteries, and I decided that I ought to try out one for the Cookbook Nook series. This was a major hit with my family. My DIL, who nibbles, ate an entire slice in about three minutes!  LOL

FYI, don't tell your kids, but this one is good for you. It's packed with zucchini!  If you want, you can swap out for any green vegetable.

“Barbecue” Quiche

1 unbaked pastry shell (8 inches)
1 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup half-and-half cream
3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese       
1 cup chopped zucchini
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Salsa and sour cream, if desired

Preheat oven to 400°

Line un-pricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer.



Sprinkle chili powder and cumin over shell; sprinkle with cheddar cheese.




In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, Monterey Jack cheese, zucchini, onions, salt and pepper. Pour evenly over cheddar cheese in the pie shell.





Cover edges of quiche loosely with foil; place on a baking sheet. Set in oven.


Bake at 400° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife or toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.



Serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.



TODAY'S GIVEAWAY!


 Leave a comment with your email, in case you win  -- 
cryptic if necessary -- I'll figure it out. And tell me:  
Do you like starting with the first book in a series?







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

Friend Daryl and Avery on Facebook
Follow Daryl on Twitter
Follow Avery on Twitter
Follow both of us on Pinterest

Plus check out my website.

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.