Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras with Agatha -- and Shrove Tuesday Pancakes from Cleo Coyle

Agatha first!

As in Agatha Award nominations...

You may have noticed the good news announced in the upper left column of this blog, but just in case you haven't, I'd like to send my warmest congratulations to my fellow mystery writing cooks: Krista Davis, Avery Aames, and Lucy Burdette for their recently announced Agatha Award nominations!

For Best Novel

The Diva Haunts the House 
by Krista Davis

For Best Short Story

"Dead Eye Gravy" 
by Krista Davis
from Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology 

"Palace by the Lake" 
by Daryl Wood Gerber (Avery Aames)
from Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology 

"The Itinerary"
by Roberta Isleib (Lucy Burdette)
from WMA Presents the Rich and the Dead

Cleo Coyle, who has a
penchant for pancakes, is
author of  The Coffeehouse

And three cheers
for all the Agatha nominees!

Now Let's eat some pancakes!

Click here or on the photo (above)
for a PDF recipe of my
Buttermilk Pancakes with
homemade Blueberry Syrup.

Have a good
Mardi Gras, everyone!

Eat with joy!
~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries

To get more of my recipes, enter to win
free coffee, or 
learn about my books, including
my bestselling 
Haunted Bookshop series, visit my online coffeehouse: CoffeehouseMystery.com

The Coffeehouse Mysteries are national bestselling
culinary mysteries set in a landmark Greenwich Village 
coffeehouse, and each of the ten titles includes the 
added bonus of recipes. 


The Ghost and
Mrs. McClure

Book #1 of 

The Haunted Bookshop
, which Cleo writes
under the name Alice Kimberly
To learn more, click here.


  1. Cleo, thank you so much for the shout-out! we couldn't be more pleased about the company:).

    And jeez, that butter pecan sauce looks absolutely divine!!!

    1. Lucy - You are very welcome! Congrats again on the nomination. And thanks for the nice words on the BP sauce. Passing you a *virtual* stack of warm cakes with it right now. Put the coffee on, girl!

      ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
      Cleo Coyle on Twitter

  2. I love breakfast for dinner and these pancakes look absolutely delicious. I was practically licking the computer screen as I read thro your post. Thanks for sharing your recipe and congratulations to all the Agatha Award nominees!

    1. Jane - Agreed! Breakfast at sundown is a great change-up for dinner. Thx for the nice words on the photos; lol on licking the screen. Hey, remember scratch-and-sniff books? Don't you think it's about time Bill Gates developed lick-the-screen technology? :)

      Have a delicious Fat Tuesday!

      ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
      Cleo Coyle on Twitter

  3. Thanks for announcing the nominees, Cleo. One of us is still in shock.

    But now I want doughnuts *and* pancakes. Gorgeous photos as always that are making me hungry. Two boiled eggs for breakfast (that were shared with the dogs) don't compare!

    ~ Krisya

    1. Krista - Two boiled eggs and a *virtual* stack of pancakes sound like a pretty smart breakfast to me. :) And...shock or not, I must say, I'm proud to be blogging with you any day. Warmest congratulations again on your nomination for Best Novel of the year (woot x 10!).

      Caffeinated hugs,
      ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
      Cleo Coyle on Twitter

    2. Thanks so much, Cleo. That means a lot to me.

      ~ Krista

  4. I am SO craving pancakes now. Those look AMAZING!!

  5. The bacon is sizzling in the oven and the batter is resting for our traditional Shrove Tuesday dinner! Now all I need to do is figure out what to give up for Lent :-)

    I will attest that this butter pecan sauce is the best! Mr. Nanc, Chef Connor and Princess of Quite a Lot Emily love it on butter pecan ice cream...I love it right off the spoon!!

    Congratulations to the Agatha nominees, what a lovely "pat on the back" for all of you!!

    1. Nanc - Always wonderful to see you in our Kitchen, and you're right...we are all so proud of these talented ladies!

      As for the butter pecan sauce, your Emily is right. It's close to sinful on ice cream. (An apropos indulge the night before a fast, lol!)

      Enjoy your Shrove Tuesday pancakes, Nanc!

      ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
      Cleo Coyle on Twitter

  6. Cleo, thank you for the shoutout!! You are the best. And these pancakes-- enough reason to give up Lent!!!
    I'm traveling or I would have chimed in earlier.

    1. Avery - XXOXOXO! No worries! Everyone has crazy schedules these days. Be well, travel safe, and have a delicious week.

      ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
      Cleo Coyle on Twitter