Sunday, July 1, 2018

Teddy Bear Picnic #Recipe from Guest Meg Macy! #GIVEAWAY



Please welcome today's guest -- author Meg Macy.  Meg Macy writes the Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear cozy mysteries for Kensington. Who doesn’t love a teddy bear? But her series has an edge, since “there’s nothing warm and fuzzy about murder.” Set in Silver Hollow, Michigan, Sasha Silverman manages the family’s teddy bear shop and factory – and stumbled into catching killers…

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Thanks, Mystery Lovers Kitchen authors, for having me here today! I’m a big fan of the “quick and easy” method of putting together a meal, dessert, or party. I used to bake but time has gotten away from me – too many deadlines now! So here’s a great idea for hosting a fast, quick and easy "Teddy Bear Picnic" for your kids or grandkids! They would LOVE to take part and help prepare - with their favorite teddy bear, of course, or any stuffed animal.

I came late to loving teddy bears, although I did enjoy several "tea parties" with my daughter and her Bun (The Velveteen Rabbit) plus other stuffed animals. The more, the merrier! But since it’s summer, and close to the Fourth of July, we’ll go with a picnic theme.

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC MENU

Peanut Butter "Paws"
Beary Berry Good Fruit Cups
Goldfish, Teddy Grahams, Gummy Bears
Teddy Bear Ice Cream Sandwiches

Peanut Butter Paws

Bread, round cutter, peanut butter, pecan pieces



Cut round “paws”, save crusts for birds or toss. Spread peanut butter on one round, cover with another round, dab peanut butter on four pecan pieces to resemble claws.





Beary Berry Fruit Cups

Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, sponge cake rounds or cupcake liners

Wash berries – whichever kids (or bears) love in your family. Fill bought sponge cake rounds or cupcake liners, add berries. Optional topping with whipped cream, healthier to skip.





Teddy Bear Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream, homemade or store-bought cookies, chocolate chips



Scoop ice cream onto backside of one cookie, top with second. Decorate with chocolate chips, piped icing, goldfish, teddy grahams, or however you desire.



Hope you enjoy your Teddy Bear Picnic. Have a safe and festive holiday!



GIVEAWAY! 




Meg will give away a signed copy of Bear Witness to Murder, Book 2 in the Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear cozy mystery series, to ONE commenter! Best wishes! Open to US readers only. Comment here, with your first name and an email address (yourname (at) yourserver (dot) com) where we can reach you! The drawing will be made on Tuesday July 3rd.


Award-winning mystery author Meg Macy lives in Southeast Michigan, close ​enough ​to Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Dexter -- the setting of her "Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear" cozy mysteries. She is also one-half of the writing team of D.E. Ireland for the Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins mysteries; two books​, Wouldn't It Be Deadly and Get Me to the Grave On Time​ ​were​ Agatha Award finalists​ for Best Historical​. Meg's first published book, Double Crossing, won the 2012 Best First Novel Spur Award from Western Writers of America. Meg loves reading historical and cozy mysteries, gardening, crafts, and watercolor painting.





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118 comments:

  1. That is the cutest cover! I can't wait to read this!
    Carolsue
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  2. Thanks for the great holiday recipe; I love all types of fresh berries. Thanks for the chance to win!

    salvatoresmom71(at)yahoo(dot)com..

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  3. What a cute idea for a picnic! I love all of the food ideas.
    Margaret: scarletbegonia5858(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks! very easy, trust me. I love shortcuts!

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  5. Thanks for having me today, Peg and the others at Mystery Lovers! I've found some great recipes here - when I feel like cooking. ;-D

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  6. Susan bookaddictioninnc(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. What an adorable and easy way to have fun with the kiddos! Going to do this. I know they will have just as much helping prepare it as eating it.

    I'm just about done reading "Bear Witness to Murder". Absolutely LOVE it! I'll not throw my hat in the ring on this one since I've got it. Just had to let everyone know that YOU HAVE TO READ THIS AMAZING BOOK. You won't be disappointed.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Awww, thank you, Kay!! so glad you enjoyed Bear Witness.

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  8. A Teddy Bear factory and shop sounds like an interesting theme, since we have always loved teddy bears at our house! We have a little Halloween pumpkin-wearing bear similar to to this cover. Cozy covers are always the most clever!

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    1. Aww, I do too. Love putting out my pumpkin bear in October. Isn't that a sweet cover? I love it.

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  9. What an adorable and sweet picnic. So special for the little ones. Love this book and the treats. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. The books and picnic look so cute. I love teddy bears. Thanks for the contest. Carol ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. Looks like a great read! Love the cover and the treats. Grandkids will love them. I have my first "Teddy". He watches over all the other denizens of my bedroom from the top of my dresser. He is purple and psychedelic. It matches his wildly funny personality. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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    1. A purple psychadelic bear? How cool!! I'm sure he's a winner. :-)

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  12. Your covers are soooo cute! I'd love to read this!

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    1. hollystover13@yahoo.com

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    3. Thank you! The artist did a wonderful job. I do love color!

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  13. What - no "ants on a log" at a teddy bear picnic? What is the world coming to?!

    pjcoldren[at]tm.net

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    1. HAHAHA!! I didn't think of it! that would make a great addition, indeed.

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  14. This picnic would be unforgettable for the grandchildren. Bringing along the cute bears and enjoying the unique and beautiful goodies. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I agree! As long as the kids don't "feed" the bears. LOL

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  15. Such a cute sounding book and great cover. Growing up, my life was filled with bears since I have two younger sisters and all of us loved bears. One childhood memory that was a bit annoying was that other kids especially would spell my last name of Bayer as Bear. The worst joke was Have you seen Cynthia Bare? Not funny to a young girl who was very shy too. So, yes, bears are a big memory for me. If I were lucky enough to win, I'd share this book withvmy two sisters for sure. I don't leave email addresses any more due to numerous unwanted contacts from strangers in other countries but you can reach me on Facebook as Cynthia Bayer Blain. Thank you. Cynthia "Bear". 😉

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    1. Awww, that's a great story even if it is a bit annoying! I hear ya about being called stuff. Sigh.

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  16. Your Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mysteries also have shamelessly adorable covers, and your Teddy Bear Picnic is adorable too. Thanks for visiting Mystery Lovers' Kitchen! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Thanks, Celia! My bears had a good time, although the treats mysteriously disappeared... LOL

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