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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