Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Teaser Tuesday 8/9/11

A quick note: I have visitors this week, so will be delayed in responding to comments and visiting your blogs. I will do so when I have the chance, though.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

"She braced herself and reached out to grab the material, intending to pull it out of the water to examine it more closely. But instead of grasping nothing but spandex, she felt something under the material, something firm, something muscled, something decidedly human."

Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke, p. 174

This is a cozy murder mystery about a small town Minnesota baker who seems to happen upon bodies an awful lot. She also includes recipes in her books. I thought I'd pass along a favorite of mine from one of her other books, as writers like coffee, right?

Sally's Cinnamon Supreme Coffee

4 whole cinnamon sticks
3 Tablespoons brown sugar, well packed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup freshly ground coffee
10 cups water

*Place cinnamon sticks and brown sugar into a glass or metal carafe.
*Put freshly ground coffee and ground cinnamon in filter.
*Pour in water and turn on coffeemaker.
*Once coffee has finished percolating, remove carafe and stir to dissolve brown sugar. Put back on heated pad; let sit at least five minutes for flavors to meld.
*Top with whipped cream; sprinkle brown sugar
Note: The longer it sits, the tastier it gets.

This recipe was taken from Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke, p. 146

Personal Note: This is especially yummy alongside molasses, ginger or spice cookies. Yum!

Do you enjoy an occasional cozy mystery? Have an interesting coffee recipe to share?

May you find your Muse.


  1. love the recipe sounds yummy

  2. I have both of these books in my TBR pile. I need to move them up the stack!
    Here's Mine

  3. Sounds very yummy. The cookies, too :)

  4. Becca, it's definitely yummy!

    Donna, I'd say mouth watering, too. The smell alone.

    Vicki, if you like cozies you will probably like these.

    M Pax, mmm, both are good!

  5. The teaser sounds tempting. I might just get a copy to read for myself... although I'm initially a bit wary of eating anything made from a murder mystery book. I just soooo suspicious!

  6. Thank you for the blog visit to Amish Stories. Richard

  7. Rosalind, the mark of a true mystery fan!

    Richard, my pleasure.