Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Welcome Laura Childs & Terrie Farley Moran - #bookgiveaway


LESLIE: I am thrilled to welcome back to the Kitchen my beloved cousin, Laura Childs, and her co-author, my dear friend, Terrie Farley Moran, celebrating today's release of GLITTER BOMB, the 15th Scrapbooking Mystery, with a recipe for Southern Spoon Bread and a book giveaway.

Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy of GLITTER BOMB! 

LAURA AND TERRIE: Of all the fabulous events that take place in New Orleans, Mardi Gras is, hands down, the most exciting. Carmela Bertrand and her BFF Ava Grieux are not about to miss a moment of the fun as they drink, dance and lunge to catch beads at the Pluvius Parade festivities. Carmela's ex-husband Shamus rides by on his sparkling gold float at the head of the parade, when suddenly the revelry turns to disaster. Shamus' float crashes and explodes, and although Shamus escapes unhurt, a member of his krewe is killed. Carmela and Ava plunge into an investigation of the krewe-member's death, but as they dig deeper it starts to look less like an accident and more like a murder....and Shamus seems less like a victim, and more like a suspect. Even though Carmela’s fianceé Detective Edgar Babcock warns her to stay away from the murder investigation, Carmela has a knack for nosing out information and a curiosity for hunting down clues.

GLITTER BOMB by Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran is the fifteenth book in the Scrapbooking mystery series. Besides teaching a craft or two, Carmela takes readers on a zany ride through New Orleans that includes haunted cemeteries, a fashion show, a sports car rally, and a party at the zoo, all while trying to solve the murder. Still, the girls always find time for a fashionable meal or two at legendary eateries like Commander’s Palace. But when Carmela makes dinner at home, it wouldn’t be a surprise to have Southern Spoon Bread on the menu. 


Southern Spoon Bread


1 cup boiling water
1 cup cornmeal
1 teas. salt
1 Tbsp. butter
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs, separated




Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Add cornmeal, salt and butter to boiling water. Cool. 

Add buttermilk. Fold in well-beaten egg yolks and mix. Then fold in stiffly-beaten egg whites. Pour mixture into a greased baking dish and bake in oven for 30 to 35 minutes. 

Serve as a side dish, scooping mixture out with a spoon.





Serves 4. Beads optional.

For a chance to win a copy of GLITTER BOMB, please comment below, with your email address. Carmela and Ava would love to know if you have ever been to New Orleans. If so, what is your favorite thing about NOLA? If not, they are wondering when you are coming to visit. 

(US addresses only; winner will be chosen Friday, October 5.)  


LAURA CHILDS is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of the Scrapbooking Mysteries, Tea Shop Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. Recently, Book Riot named her mysteries to their list of “25 of the All Time Best Cozy Mystery Series.” In her previous life Laura was CEO of her own marketing firm, authored several screenplays, and produced a reality TV show. She is married to Dr. Bob, a professor of Chinese art history, enjoys travel, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs. 

Winner of both the Agatha and the Derringer, TERRIE FARLEY MORAN is the author of the beachside Read 'Em and Eat cozy mystery series; co-author of Laura Childs’ New Orleans scrapbooking mystery series; and has published numerous short stories in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, numerous anthologies.

77 comments:

  1. No, I have never been to New Orleans. I have heard many great things about the city though and hope to visit one day. mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  2. I never been there but I would love to go. Great review this sounds very good, Thanks for the recipe too it looks good.
    Penney

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    1. Penny, please post your email addy for a chance to win.

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    2. penneyw(at)sbcglobal.net sorry I forgot

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  3. Well, it's an unfair question for me. I grew up in New Orleans, so yes, I suppose you could say I've been there. It also means my favorite things are probably not the touristy things - spots that I have special memories; places that "ain't here no more" I went with friends & family; local traditions that don't translate to outsiders. But of the things that are there that tourists can enjoy the same as locals, I would definitely say a sno-ball at Plum Street Sno-Balls, lunch at Commander's Palace, and dinner at Galatoire's are among my favorites. (ellieanne at email dot com)

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  4. We are planning a visit to New Orleans in the spring. Looking forward to checking out all the places that Ava and Carmela frequent.
    Can’t wait to read this new book! 📚

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  5. I would love to be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras! It is something I have always wanted to do.
    The cover of this new book is gorgeous!
    Thank you for the recipe and for the giveaway.
    debprice60@gmail.com

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    1. Glad you like the cover. Laura Childs worked extremely hard with the publisher's art department to get just the right feel.

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  6. I have not been fortunate to have visited New Orleans, but I would love to!
    Donah42 at aol dot com

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  7. I have been to New Orleans once. I love the beautiful architecture and the great food. cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. Good morning every one. Laura and I are thrilled to be here at Mystery Lover's Kitchen. Great thanks to Leslie and all the great chefs here at MLK for letting us hang out with all of you. Great luck to all.

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  9. New Orleans weaves its spell. The unique and historic buildings, the delectable food and the wonderful music all made my visit memorable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Unfortunately we have never been to New Orleans a fault that I would love to correct some day soon. It is one of our trips on our bucketlist. We moved recently to the northern part of our state seemingly moving away from New Orleans, but I'm not going to let that deter me at all. :)

    "GLITTER BOMB" sounds absolutely amazing! I'd love the opportunity to read it and greatly appreciate the chance to win a copy.

    Being from the south, the recipe for Southern Spoon Bread makes my mouth water. :)
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Kay, southern spoon bread is one of the recipes that Laura contributed to the book, but I made it for the pictures to go with this post and it is really good.

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  11. No I haven't been to New Orleans but my husband and I are planning on stopping there this winter some time if we can manage an RV trip to the Houston area to visit his sister. If not I will maybe plan a long weekend and fly out.

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  12. I bet Glitter Bomb is da bomb! Would like to find out for myself. :)

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  13. Welcome, Laura and Terrie!

    READERS, REMEMBER: Leave your email address for a chance to win!

    And if you haven't been to NOLA, you'll LOVE it -- in person or on the page!

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    1. Leslie, we are so thrilled to be here and wow! What a great reception!

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  14. I have never bee to New Orleans but have loved it as a setting for my reading. If ever I were to go, I would want to visit Commander's Palace. Will not be able to travel for a few years. My youngest is in college and so resources are supporting that for the moment.
    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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    1. Lil, My son took my daughter-in-law to Commander's Palace when they visited NOLA with friends. They said it was out of this world. In two trips to NOLA, I haven't yet made it to Commander's Palace. Maybe my next trip will be the one!!

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  15. I have never visited New Orleans but I hope to visit this year as the city beckons me. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. Mmmm, spoon bread! Go really decadent and add grated sharp cheddar!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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