Wednesday, February 4, 2015

AS GOUDA AS DEAD is available + apple bacon quiche #recipe + book #giveaway

"Life is great; reading makes it better!"  
~ Daryl Wood Gerber

From Avery aka Daryl:

It's out! AS GOUDA AS DEAD released yesterday. Do you have your copy?

There is a recipe below. A very delicious recipe. Keep reading! But first...

Did you get in on my newsletter/mailing list giveaway? How about the Facebook giveaway? I not only gave away my books but some of my pals' books, as well. Here are pix of those prizes. Don't miss out on the next one in August. Sign up!

Did you follow my cozy blog tour last week? I gave away a bunch of books. There was even a scavenger hunt for a grand prize.  I have more blogs coming up with book giveaways, so check out the CALENDAR on my website.

...also TODAY

Can you read blogs on Fresh Fiction? I have a blog on there today and I'm giving away books as well as this darling heart-shaped necklace, made by  I Love My Dog Jewelry, a designer on Etsy. *Some of the proceeds from
 I Love My Dog Jewelry benefit neglected and abused dogs.


I'm giving away another CHEESE SHOP MYSTERY. Your choice! Plus some fun swag. Plus a darling "I Love Mystery" tote. See details below!

Can you see I'm in the giving mood? I think Christmas had a long holdover for me. I just get such a joy out of giving. Enjoy!!

So why the heart-shaped necklace?

Well, right now, in the fictional town of Providence, Ohio, love is in the air!!! The mayor (Charlotte's grandmother) has put together a Lovers Trail Festival. So much fun! Cheese tastings, wine tastings, chocolate tastings, sleigh rides, ice skating competitions, weddings, and more. Perfect for February!

But things might not always be rosy because trouble is stirring…

When a beloved bar owner is discovered murdered on her fiancè’s farm, Charlotte is deeply troubled, as is her betrothed—artisanal cheese farmer Jordan Pace—who believes they should reschedule their upcoming wedding, given the grim turn of events. With the whole town celebrating Valentine’s Day with weeklong events, including lovers’ baskets with heart-shaped cheeses at Fromagerie Bessette, Charlotte is heartsick over the postponement—and more determined than ever to contain the killer. But when a second murder occurs, it’s clear someone is not feeling the love. As Charlotte plunges headlong into the investigation, is she in danger of getting in over her head?

Praise for the series from recent reviews:

"As Gouda as Dead is a true cozy mystery. No blood/gore, no harsh language, romance without explicit sex scenes. A joy to read for those reasons alone."
Michele Lynn Seigfried’s blog

“Avery is one of my all time favorite cozy mystery authors and her Cheese Shop Mysteries 
top my list of favorite series.”


“As Gouda as Dead by Avery Aames was a solid cozy mystery that had me 
guessing from the beginning to the end."

~ Brooke Blogs

Read AS GOUDA AS DEAD’s first chapter HERE.

Watch AS GOUDA AS DEAD trailer HERE.

Note for new readers (are any of you new to the series??) While AS GOUDA AS DEAD is the 6th title in my series of Cheese Shop Mysteries, you can read it as a stand-alone. Just think! If you like it, you will have 5 more books to enjoy. Yay! Click HERE to see the titles in order.



(Serves 4-6)

1 pie shell (home baked, recipe below, or store-bought, usually frozen)
1 green apple, pared and sliced into thin slices
4-6 slices of bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
½ cup sour cream
½ cup whipping cream
½ cup milk
½ cup mascarpone cheese (or cream cheese)
2 eggs
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 cup shredded Gouda cheese
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, if desired

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake pie shell for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Reduce oven heat to 375 degrees F.

Arrange apple slices in cooled pie shell.  Arrange crumbled bacon on top. Sprinkle with brown sugar.

In a small bowl, mix sour cream, whipping cream, milk, mascarpone cheese, and eggs. Mix in the shredded cheese. Pour the mixture into the pie shell on top of the apples and bacon. [The apples and bacon will rise in the cream. Don’t worry.]  Dust with cinnamon, if desired.
Bake 35 minutes until quiche is firm and lightly brown on top.