Sunday, August 28, 2016

Please Welcome Guest Sofie Ryan aka Sofie Kelly! & #Giveaway


Muffins are popular in my house. They’re a quick snack. They’re great at breakfast with a scrambled egg or lunch with chicken salad. And teenagers will eat them anytime!

This recipe happened because I was craving an apple muffin and discovered that I had apples but no applesauce, which is what I usually used to make apple muffins.

Cinnamon Apple Muffins

1 ¾ cups all purpose flour                 
¾ teaspoon baking soda
1 ¼ teaspoons cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon   
cup of margarine
½ cup white sugar 
2 eggs
1 medium apple, grated
cup sour milk or buttermilk

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and cinnamon.
In a large mixing bowl beat margarine, sugar and eggs until light and frothy. Add the flour mix alternately with the milk. Stir in the grated apple. Don’t over mix.



Fill paper-lined muffins tins three-quarters full with batter.



Bake at 375° for 18 to 20 minutes. Makes one dozen muffins. Cool on a wire rack.



 
Most people know that I write mysteries under two different names--Sofie Kelly and Sofie Ryan. Sofie Kelly will have a new Magical Cats mystery, Paws and Effect, coming out October 4th. Sofie Ryan’s next book is Telling Tails. It will be available January 3rd.

But the two Sofies have teamed, so to speak, up for an e-book, which will be out September 6th. Two Tall Tails offers two novellas, The Cat Burglar, set in Mayville Heights, home of Owen and Hercules, the Magical Cats; and No More Pussyfooting Around, which features Sarah Grayson, Elvis the cat, and the senior detectives known as Charlotte’s Angels.

Giveaway!

To celebrate I’m giving away two books on CD. One lucky winner will receive Buy a Whisker, the second in the Second Chance Cat mysteries. Another winner will receive the third in the series, A Whisker of Trouble. Good luck.

Bio:

Sofie Kelly is an author and mixed-media/fiber artist who lives on the east coast. She’s the author of the New York Times bestselling Magical Cats mysteries (Faux Paw, Curiosity Thrilled the Cat) which feature librarian Sarah Paulson and her two very special cats, Owen and Hercules, who have a magical knack for solving crime.

As Sofie Ryan she writes the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mystery series, (A Whisker of Trouble) featuring re-purpose store owner Sarah Grayson, a group of senior sleuths, the world’s oldest computer hacker, and Elvis, a black cat with an uncanny ability to sniff out a lie.

  


74 comments:

  1. I love muffins; thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  2. Excellent muffin recipe; and the books sound wonderful! EMS591@aol.com

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  3. Thanks for the recipe! The books sound fun! Dspinlexo@aol.com

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  5. The apple muffin recipe is a great recipe for fall, when apples are in plentiful supply. I always pick up a book when a cat is featured on the cover or has a role in the story line. dbahn@iw.net

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  6. Welcome, Sofie! You can't go wrong with apples. And I just bought a couple of apples that are the first of this year's crop, at a farmer's market, so this recipe comes at the right time!

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  7. Love your books & this muffin recipe sounds amazing. Thanks for this generous chance. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  8. Can't wait to read this and the recipe sounds yummy.
    brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  9. I love both of these series and can't wait. The I will have to look for the ebook and the muffins are making me hungry. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  10. These are really fun books.
    And these muffins sound tasty.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  11. I absolutely love audiobooks , I listen to them every day ! The muffins look delish, I will be giving this recipe a try ! kathambre@yahoo.com

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  12. Welcome back to Mystery Lovers' Kitchen, Sofie. We're always happy to see you. We're very big on muffins, too. These look wonderful!

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  13. I love Sophie's books!!!! Cats and food my favorites!!!

    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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    1. I love both series by Sofie!
      jademoss17@gmail.com

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  14. Those apple muffins sound delicious. I love books with cats in them. I've read a few in the magical cat mysteries series. pgenest57 at aol dot com

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  15. The muffins look delicious. Thanks for the recipe. And, all of the stories sound like they are loads of fun.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  16. I love muffins. They make a great on the go item for everyone in my family. I own all of the magical cats mysteries through audible but had no idea you wrotw under another name. If I don't win this will be my next credits on audible. Book 1-3. Thank you for your wonderful books. I love Owen and Hercules so much.

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  17. Cats, muffins, books... OH MY! Sounds fantastic- I can't wait to veganize these and try them :)
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Cats, muffins, books... OH MY! Sounds fantastic- I can't wait to veganize these and try them :)
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Sounds like a great recipe and thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. Sounds like a great recipe and thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. Who doesn't love muffins, and what a great giveaway. Thanks!

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  22. Oops, forgot email.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  23. Thanks for the muffin recipe. I agree muffins can be eaten at any time. I like them as an afternoon snack or dessert. I am looking forward to the next books in both series. And will look for the novellas.
    suzieqsb(at)aol(dot)com

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  24. I love muffins and even better their in a book. Win win for all
    cochrandcr@gmail.com

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  25. I love muffins and even better their in a book. Win win for all
    cochrandcr@gmail.com

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  26. Thank you for the chance. Love the recipe enjoyed the book review.

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  27. Thanks for the chance. The muffins recipe sounds really good. sclickner@juno.com

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  28. I can't wait for apple picking season to begin! I love to bake and these muffins look great!!

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