Sunday, October 31, 2021

Please welcome our guest Amy Pershing #GIVEAWAY #HALLOWEEN

Hello from TINA KASHIANHappy Halloween! I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe Halloween. I have a special treat for you today. Guest author Amy Pershing is joining us and sharing an amazing recipe for Halloween Eggnog. She also has a new release and a giveaway to celebrate. Take it away Amy!



It’s so great to be back cooking in the Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen! And on Halloween, no less! Which was perfect timing, since I’d recently discovered that pumpkin eggnog is a thing.  Who knew? I’d been researching eggnog for the second Cape Cod Foodie mystery, AN EGGNOG TO DIE FOR (launching on November 9!), and pumpkin eggnog came up A LOT.  With good reason, I discovered.  It’s delicious.  And (cue the scary music) deadly – but only if you drink too much of it. Here’s a little excerpt from AN EGGNOG TO DIE FOR on the possible dangers of eggnog over-consumption (okay, it’s a coconut cream Christmas eggnog here, but you get the idea) …

“Well, you win the Great Eggnog Debate,” my mother said with absolutely no rancor (and my mother hates to lose). “Best recipe ever.”

She took another sip of the foamy concoction and rolled her eyes with pleasure. “Of course, it helps that yours truly actually made it.” There’s the Veronica Barnes we all know and love.

Veronica Barns did not look like a woman who had spent the day vacuuming and making coconut cream. Seated on the couch sipping her drink, her dark hair pinned up and a crisp white blouse tucked into a floor-length black velvet skirt, she looked absolutely regal.

“I wish I’d made enough for two glasses each,” she said smacking her lips in a decidedly un-regal fashion.

“No way,” I admonished her. “First of all, I’m not killing everyone’s appetites with what is essentially dessert in a glass and second of all, two rum cocktails and we’d never get this tree trimmed.”

“Nonsense,” Helene put in from her seat on the sofa next to my mother. “Drink up. The menfolk are doing all the work.” …

(Hooked? You can pre-order AN EGGNOG TO DIE FOR here!)


So, for a chance to win a copy of An Eggnog to Die For, what do you think? Eggnog, yea or nay? One glass or two? Fancy-schmancy (i.e. pumpkin or coconut cream) or classic? (Enter your comments below.)


This recipe will give you about five glasses of ambrosia. (You decide who gets the extra glass.)


3 eggs

½ cup sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons pumpkin puree

2 cups milk

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup heavy cream

2-4 ounces to taste of dark rum (or tipple of your choice)