Monday, October 21, 2019

Sweet Potato Rounds for #Halloween + book #giveaway from Maya Corrigan



HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Halloween Giveaway Below!

From Maya:

While I’ve been a guest a few times on Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen, this is my first posting as a Kitchen member, and I’m lucky it falls during the Halloween season. I’m sharing a recipe from my Halloween-themed new release, Crypt Suzette, the sixth book of my Five-Ingredient Mysteries series. The recipes in each book of the series have just five ingredients and are quick to make. Sweet potato rounds with goat cheese, cranberries, and nuts make a healthy autumn appetizer for a party or a side dish for dinner. 

In Crypt Suzette, cafe manager Val serves these sweet potatoes rounds at a gathering of would-be writers, the Fictionistas, as they discuss the death of one of their members. 

Ingredients

A large elongated sweet potato, cut into ¼ inch rounds, about 2 inches in diameter or smaller
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 ounces goat cheese at room temperature
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans



Spread the olive oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Lay the rounds on the sheet in a single layer, and then flip them so both sides are oiled.



Put the pan on the middle rack in the oven and bake for 8 minutes. Flip the rounds and bake for another 5 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. 



Combine the nuts and dried cranberries.



Remove the rounds from the oven, top them with goat cheese and sprinkle with the cranberry-and-nut mixture.


Serve warm or at room temperature as an appetizer or a side dish. 



Yield: Serves 4 (may vary depending on the size of the potato)

Happy Halloween Giveaway!



Café manager Val Deniston caters the Halloween party and costume contest at Bayport’s new bookshop. The participants include the Fictionistas, a creative writing group started by the secretive Suzette, who rents a room in the house Val shares with her grandfather. When Suzette is found dead of an apparent accident, Val and Granddad suspect foul play. So do Suzette’s fellow Fictionistas, who accuse each other of murder. Did one of them kill her or was her death rooted in the past she’d tried to escape? As Val tries to answer that question, she risks becoming the next “accident” victim. 

In October do you crave Halloween treats (black jelly beans, candy corn, mellowcreme pumpkins, etc.) or do you stick with year-round favorites like chocolate bars? 

Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Crypt Suzette or another Five-Ingredient Mystery. (Giveaway open to readers with U.S. addresses.) Include your email address so I can notify you if you win. Good luck!

Maya (Mary Ann) Corrigan lives in Virginia, an easy drive from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the setting for her Five-Ingredient Mysteries: By Cook or by Crook, Scam Chowder, Final Fondue, The Tell-Tale Tarte, and Crypt Suzette. The series features café manager Val Deniston, who solves murders with her live-wire grandfather in a historic Chesapeake Bay town. Each book has five suspects, five clues, and Granddad's five-ingredient recipes. Visit Maya’s website, mayacorrigan.com, for trivia and quizzes about classic mysteries. She loves hearing from readers.


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69 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance your recipe sounds delicious.. I really want to read your book. It sounds like fun to read. I like kit Kat candy bars even at Halloween.

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    1. Hi Donamae, Thank you for commenting. Good luck in the drawing, and Happy Halloween! ~Maya

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  2. I love black jelly beans and candy corn, and I eat them year round - thanks for the contest

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    1. Hi Taylor, Thanks for your comment. I didn't know you could get black jelly beans all year round. Happy Halloween! ~Maya

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  3. I crave candy corn and caramel apples, but lots of other candy calls too.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot) com

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    1. Hi Gloria, Thank you for commenting. I like caramel with anything! Good luck in the drawing, and Happy Halloween! ~Maya

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  4. i always have to get the Brach's mellowcremes! yum! aelinderman (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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    1. Hi Amy, Thank you for commenting. Good luck in the raffle, and Happy Halloween! ~Maya

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  5. I crave candy corn all year round, so the Autumn Mix in October is a real treat. Thank you for the giveaway! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Autumn, Autumn Mix sounds as if it was tailor-made for you! Thank you for commenting, and good luck in the drawing. ~Maya

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  7. I'm loyal to chocolate bars. Fun giveaway! rebarger(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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    1. Hi Karlene, Loyalty is a virtue! Thank you for commenting and good luck in the raffle! ~Maya

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  8. Hi Maya, I crave the old fashioned candy peanut butter kisses(the peanut butter taffy,that has a tiny drop of peanut butter in the middle),they are wrapped in either black or orange paper. Your sweet potato rounds look delicious,I can't wait till I can bake some up. Thanks for sharing the recipe.Crypt Suzette sounds like the perfect book for the Halloween season!Baking BakingCookies32(at)Gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Mindy, It's hard to beat old-fashioned candy. Thank you for commenting and good luck in the raffle! ~Maya

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  9. I like chocolate, so I don't crave any thing special at Halloween. I really enjoy seasonal themed books. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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    1. Hi Dianne, Thank you for commenting and good luck in the raffle! ~Maya

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  10. I always look forward to certain favorite Hallowe'en treats but twizzlers are something I enjoy all year. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I never would have thought to serve sweet potatoes like this. How fun! And I always look forward to pumpkin-flavored baked goods this time of year, like pumpkin muffins. mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  12. I love candy corns. I also happy to get pumpkin muffins. Thanks for the chance to win your book

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  13. I crave chocolate bars. sclickner at juno dot com

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  15. This sounds like the perfect fall dish. And I like that you can use it as an appetizer or as part of the main meal. I don't crave any particular Halloween treats. I just crave treats all year long.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Jana, Treats all year long can't be beat. Thank you for commenting and good luck in the raffle! ~Maya

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  16. sounds perfect! I love any kind of chocolate! jcook22@yahoo.com

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  17. Always look forward to candy corn. But love my chocolate bars.
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  18. Thank you for this recipe. I look forward to making it. I used to stick to chocolate bars. Now I cant even do that. Sigh. Oh well I had plenty of years with them. quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

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  19. Sounds yummy! I'll have to try it. Oh and I love chocolate!

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  20. Your recipe looks delicious. I love sweet potatoes and can't wait to see how they taste with the cranberries, goat cheese and walnuts -- sweet and savory! My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn, and I know it's not candy, but I also love caramel apples. Welcome to Mystery Lovers' Kitchen! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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