Showing posts with label Fixin' to Die. Show all posts
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Guest Tonya Kappes and Her Amazing Ribs Recipe

Mystery Lovers' Kitchen is thrilled to welcome USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes here today with her recipe for ribs (taste-tested by her husband and four hungry sons!)

Welcome! I’m so glad you are here. Come on in and sit a spell. You can help yourself to a glass of sweet tea or a hot cup of coffee. Do you smell that? Mmmm, mmmm.

That’s my homemade pork ribs. It’s falling off the bone good. And it just so happens to be the most favorite dish I make that all four of my boys love. Yes. I have four grown boys and a super amazing husband that I’ve cooked for over twenty-four years.

Not that I had a choice. In a house of six family members, it’s much cheaper to cook than to go out to supper. I had no other option than learn how to cook or listen to five other mouths groan about the food not being good.

Over the years I’ve burnt up over ten crock-pots, because on any given night I’ve got at least two going. I’ve gone through multiple ovens, which I have two and I have gas and electric stoves because some things just taste better cooked with gas.

My boys are twenty-four, nineteen, nineteen (yep, twins), and seventeen. Three of them are in college and the last is a senior in high school. Trust me when I say that I can see a much needed break from cooking when my senior heads off to college. But tonight they’re all coming home for supper. So tonight I’m making their favorite, because if I asked what they wanted, they’d give me a list of food. Since they all love the ribs, ribs it is.

The recipe I’m providing is made for a serving for three. Most readers I’ve come across don’t have six family members to cook for, so I’ve kept my recipes down to feed 3-4 adults.

When I do make ribs for the boys, I have to make at least five slabs. I hope you try the ribs! 

Here is a review straight from a reader! “OMG! They came out sooo good. My husband couldn’t get enough of them. He said they were the best he ever tasted. Thank you so much for the recipe. It is definitely a keeper.” ~ Angela Herzog

If you want to try more of my southern recipes, be sure to head on over to my website at under the UPDATE tab and download recipe cards and while you’re there you can join my newsletter! Join me on my Tonya Kappes author page on Facebook and enter the MONDAY MYSTERY weekly giveaway!

If you like all things southern, be sure to pick up my first novel in the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series, FIXIN’ TO DIE, to get a dose of some downhome cooking and a southern mystery to boot! The second novel in the series, SOUTHERN FRIED, will be released on April 4th. There are ten contracted books in the series by Henery Press as well as all of them on audio. 

Do you have a favorite southern food? Leave a comment and be entered to win a print copy of A Ghostly Reunion, an Advanced Reading Copy of Southern Fried, a Kappes mini-tote, It’s A Southern Mystery Y’all four-in-one measuring spoon and more surprise goodies.

Thanks for having me, y’all!


Xo~ Tonya

About the author: Tonya has written over 40 novels and 4 novellas, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists including USA Today. Best known for stories charged with emotion and humor, and filled with flawed characters, her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. She lives with her husband, two very spoiled schnauzers and grew up in the small southern Kentucky town of Nicholasville. Now that her four boys are grown boys, Tonya writes fulltime.

Her latest novel, A GHOSTLY REUNION, was released in January. It’s the fifth novel in her Ghostly Southern Mystery Series by HarperCollins. The sixth book in the series, GHOSTLY MORTALITY, will be released on February 28th. 

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