Sunday, April 2, 2017

Kate Carlisle's Deviled Easter Eggs



Kate Carlisle is the New York Times bestselling author of the Bibliophile Mysteries and the Fixer-Upper Mysteries. Kate's Fixer-Upper Mystery series is being brought to the small screen by Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, starring Jewel and Colin Ferguson. The second movie, Concrete Evidence, debuts tonight at 9 EST/8 CST. Kate and the whole gang at MLK will live tweet during the broadcast. Join the party by following #FixerUpperMystery!
Read free excerpts of Kate's books at www.KateCarlisle.com.

Thank you for inviting me back to Mystery Lovers Kitchen! I'm delighted to celebrate with my friends here the debut of the second Fixer-Upper Mystery movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, based on my book, CROWNED AND MOLDERING.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Contractor Shannon Hammer works on plenty of hot properties but is about to tackle her first cold case...

When Mac Sullivan—famous thriller writer and Shannon's new beau—first moved to Lighthouse Cove, California, he bought the historic lighthouse mansion that is the town's namesake. Of course, Mac needs help returning the run-down place to its former glory, and Shannon is more than happy to get her handywoman hands busy. But the renovation grinds to a halt after the remains of a missing young woman are found.

Fifteen years ago, locals assumed Lily Brogan had simply run away. Now Shannon knows she must pry the right secrets and clues from Lily's problematic past, and bring the guilty to justice, before an old murder sparks a new killing...

I thought you might enjoy a few pictures from my visit to the set of Concrete Evidence.


I felt giddy when I saw Lighthouse Cove—from my imagination—on the side of a police car.


And…. Action! Deputy Tommy is behind the board. This is the first scene that I watched being filmed.


The amazing cast: Jason Cermak (Tommy), Erin Karpluk (Jennifer/Jane in the books), Jewel (Shannon), me (me), and Colin Ferguson (Mac). They welcomed me warmly, despite working 15- to 20-hour days.


One of the crew members had a pink leather tool belt—a nod to Shannon's pink tools in the books???


Jewel is lovely and perfect in the role of Shannon.


The charming Lighthouse Cove waterfront. One of my favorite scenes was filmed here.

I wanted to share a recipe inspired by the book. Buuuuut… "moldering" doesn't exactly sound appetizing. So instead, I decided to share a seasonal recipe. What could be more perfect for mystery readers than deviled Easter eggs? (cue evil laughter)


Kate Carlisle's Deviled Easter Eggs


12 hard-boiled eggs (I did them in my pressure cooker because they're easier to peel)
¼ cup + 1 tbsp mayonnaise
¼ cup whipped cream cheese with chives
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
½ tsp lemon zest
½ tsp minced fresh dill
4 oz smoked salmon

Peel the eggs, then slice them in half lengthwise. Put the yolks in a blender with the remaining ingredients, except the salmon. Blend. Carefully spoon yolk mixture into the egg whites. Roll a small piece of salmon and press it into the top.

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105 comments:

  1. Deviled eggs are without a doubt one of my favorite foods. I have a collection of recipes and now I will add yours. Thanks

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    1. I'm not sure what happened, Sue, but my reply to your comment appeared below. (Operator error, I have no doubt.)

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  2. Love this recipe; and I'll definitely be watching the movie tonight! EMS591@aol.com

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    1. I hope you enjoy the movie, Liz! If you're on Twitter, be sure to follow me at @katecarlisle. I'll be giving away books and Fixer-Upper Mystery measuring tapes tonight.

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  3. Although I am a book lover first I do enjoy watching my favorite characters come alive on the screen. Your devil eggs sound delicious, can't wait to try the recipe. amysue511 @gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I'm glad that you're a book lover first! :D You are my people. ;)

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  4. So looking forward to tonight's movie! We here at MLK have so much fun following along and commenting. And Jewel fits the role so well.

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    1. It really is so fun to all tweet together, Sheila! Makes it feel like a real watch party... with the convenience of being able to attend in one's pajamas. LOL

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  5. Looking forward to tonight's movie.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  6. I enjoy this series as well as your other one. suefoster109 at netzero.net

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    1. Thank you, Sue. It is such a thrill to be able to alternate between writing the Fixer-Upper Mysteries and the Bibliophile Mysteries. A dream come true!

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  7. They're one of my favorites, too, Sue! You know what would be fun? A deviled eggs tasting party! Do a few different recipes and let your guests taste test. I think this one would be a favorite. They're really delicious, and the smoked salmon is the perfect complement.

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  8. Love deviled eggs (wonder how this would be with thinly sliced ham substituted for the salmon?) I also enjoy both of your series! rebarger@bellsouth.net

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  9. The book and movie sound terrific I wish I got that channel. The recipe sound delicious. I'm getting hungry for some breakfast now.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Even if you don't get Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, you can still read the book! :) I've posted free excerpts of all my books at www.KateCarlisle.com.

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  10. Your series always are a delight. The recipe is perfect for everyone to enjoy the movie. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm happy you enjoy my books.

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  11. Thank you for the recipe. Summer will get here eventually and these are great for picnics.
    I wish I got the Hallmark channel.

    wismomworks@gmail.com

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  12. Kate, I absolutely LOVE your Fixer-Upper mystery series and I'm thrilled to see that Hallmark Mysteries & Movies loved them too.

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    1. Thank you, Patricia! This whole experience is quite a thrill.

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  13. I can't wait until tonight to see Jewel in Crowned and Mouldering/Concrete Evidence -- she is a wonderful actress, and I love seeing your books come to life. bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. She really is wonderful in the role of Shannon. Feminine but tough, completely believable as a contractor.

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  14. I'm the designated deviled egg maker in the family, I love making them and trying new recipes. The favored among my family are the Bacon Jalapeño Deviled Eggs I make. I can't wait to try this recipe.

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      yellowwyytch@yahoo.com

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    2. Oh, that sounds so interesting! You can't go wrong with bacon, of course, and jalapeno adds a nice kick without being too hot.

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