Sunday, April 22, 2018

Welcome Guest Terry Ambrose: Author of Clues in the Sand + #BookGiveaway

Please join me in welcoming author Terry Ambrose back to the kitchen! 

Terry has news for us about the launch of his terrific new mystery series. Leave a comment on his post, and you will be entered to win one of his books. Here's Terry to tell you more about it... 


Thanks for having me as a guest here in the kitchen! In fact, kitchens seem to be a more commonplace for me since I started writing the Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery series. 

The series features sort-of-single dad Rick Atwood and his precocious daughter Alex. They’re your basic unstoppable crime-solving duo, with Alex being the unstoppable half and her dad doing most of the crime solving. Unless you listen to Alex, who will tell you she’s the one who gives her dad his best ideas. Ah, the confidence and wisdom of a ten-year-old!

Terry Ambrose
In Clues in the Sand, Rick has a B&B to run, a killer to find, and is trying desperately to keep Alex from sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong—in the murder investigation. 

The recipe I’ve brought along today is for spaghetti and meatballs. The basic recipe had been in my family for years—until I lost it. Fortunately, the loss came right after I’d made the recipe and could reconstruct it. Now, it’s stored safely in digital format (in two different places) so I won’t lose it again!

I hope you’ll stop by to learn more about me and the Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery series at

By Dr.Conati [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Spaghetti and Meatballs by Terry Ambrose

This spaghetti and meatballs recipe is sure to be a hit with any spaghetti lovers. The meatballs are more work than a meat sauce, but they are well worth the effort! Plus, this recipe has no added salt, so for those on a low -sodium diet, it works well. You can easily make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free bread crumbs.

Prep Time: 20 minutes 

Cook Time: 1-2 hours



1 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 – 6 oz.cans tomato paste
1 – 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 – #2can crushed tomatoesThis is a 1 lb 4 oz can.
2 cups water
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. black pepper


1 lb. ground turkey
2 tsp. Worscestershire sauce
1 egg (beaten)
1/2 cup bread crumbs (seasoned)You can make your own with the heels of loaves of bread!
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil



1. In a large pot, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil and sauté onion until soft. 

2. When onions are soft, combine the rest of the sauce ingredients over medium heat. Stir occasionally and then simmer on low for at least one hour. 


1. In a large bowl, combine all meatball ingredients. 

2. Heat oil in large skillet. 

3. Roll meatballs by taking a small amount of meat and rolling between your palms. A good size is about the size of a golf ball. Add this batch of meatballs to oil. Turn regularly to avoid having them flatten. Brown on all sides. 

4. When all meatballs have been browned, add them to the sauce to continue cooking.

Terry Ambrose

TERRY AMBROSE has written more than a dozen books, several of which have been award finalists. In 2014, his thriller, Con Game, won the San Diego Book Awards for Best Action-Thriller. He’s currently working on the Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery series.



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Leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you (email address or Facebook name), and you will be entered to win a print or e-book (your choice) of Terry's Clues in the Sand.

This giveaway is now over. Thanks to everyone for participating, and thanks especially to Terry for joining us this week at Mystery Lovers' Kitchen.

Congrats to our winner:

Kara M.