Daryl Wood Gerber is on tour with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for the release of number three in her Cookbook Nook Mystery Series, STIRRING THE PLOT. Leave a comment below for a chance to win 1 print copy of Winner’s Choice of Final Sentence, Inherit the Word, or Stirring the Plot. And for a chance at a really big prize (all three in this series plus five in The Cheese Shop Mysteries) go HERE. And here is Daryl to give us one of her delicious recipes:
If you’ve read the Cookbook Nook or Cheese Shop mysteries, you know that they are culinary cozy mysteries, and they have recipes in them that I’ve created. I had no idea when I started writing mysteries that I’d have to cook. Luckily, I did.
In the Cookbook Nook mysteries, the protagonist Jenna isn’t a cook…yet. She’s learning. But she adores food. In the Cheese Shop mysteries, Charlotte is a good cook, and she makes a specialty quiche every day in The Cheese Shop.
This recipe, which is right out of DAYS OF WINE AND ROQUEFORT, the 5th in the Cheese Shop Mysteries, is a perfect fit for Jenna because it’s simple with only a few ingredients. It’s one of Charlotte’s favorite. Jenna, who is an avid reader, stocks culinary mysteries as well as cookbooks in the shop. She could actually find this recipe in her store. Are you seeing how my fictional worlds crisscross? J
Roquefort Bosc Pear Quiche
- 1 pie shell (homemade or frozen)
- 2-3 ounces (about 1/3 cup) Roquefort cheese (or good blue cheese)
- ½ cup whipping cream
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 ½ cups milk
- Pinch: nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger
- Pinch: salt and pepper
- 1 Bosc pear, peeled, sliced
- 1 teaspoon honey
Remove the Roquefort cheese from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature.
In 425 degree oven, bake the pie shell for 12-14 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from oven. Let cool.
Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, mush the Roquefort cheese with 2 tablespoons of the whipping cream. Add the rest of the cream and beat for 1 minute.
Add the eggs and beat until the mixture is blended, but not whipped to a froth. Add the sour cream, milk, spices and mix until blended.
Peel, core, and slide the Bosc pear in 6-8 slices. Arrange the slices on the bottom of the baked pie shell. Drizzle with honey. Put the pan on a baking sheet. Stir the egg and cream mixture once, then pour the mixture on the pears. Carefully move the baking sheet to the oven.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until the quiche is puffy and lightly brown on top.
Remove from oven and cool slightly for about 10 minutes. Serve warm.
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Below is a tidbit about STIRRING THE PLOT, the next in my Cookbook Nook mysteries. It comes out September 30! FYI, though I write a series, each book is a stand-alone and can be read first, even if you haven’t read the others in the series.
Halloween in Crystal Cove, California, is a big deal, involving a spooky soiree where the Winsome Witches, a fund-raising group, gather to open up their purse strings and trade superstitions. But party magicians, fortune-tellers, and herbalists are only the beginning of this recipe for disaster…
Jenna Hart has packed The Cookbook Nook chock-full of everything from ghostly texts to witchy potions in anticipation of the annual fund-raiser luncheon. But there’s one unexpected addition to the menu: murder.
When the Head Priestess of the Winsome Witches is found dead under mysterious circumstances, there’s no logical answer and plenty of blame to go around. With her aunt, Vera, unable to call on her ability to foresee the future, Jenna will have to use more than just sleight of hand and a few magic tricks to conjure up the truth…
ABOUT THIS AUTHOR
DARYL WOOD GERBER writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mystery series featuring a cookbook store owner who is an avid reader and admitted foodie, set on the coast of California. As AVERY AAMES, she pens the Agatha Award-winning, nationally bestselling Cheese Shop Mystery series featuring a cheese shop owner amateur sleuth, set in the fictional town of Providence, Ohio. Daryl’s short stories have been nominated for the Agatha, Anthony, and other awards. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl has appeared in “Murder, She Wrote” and more.
Yet another series I have to go back and start from the beginning. Not that this book does not stand alone, it does, but it was just so good I want to read the rest! Appealing characters. A well crafted mystery. Fun setting. Recipes in the back (need I say more?) Another classic cozy for you to add to your collection, this one is ♥♥♥♥♥
Visit Daryl or Avery atwww.darylwoodgerber.com.
“They” blog on www.mysteryloverskitchen.com as well as www.killercharacters.com
Twitter: @AveryAames @DarylWoodGerber
Daryl Wood Gerber https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4750535.Daryl_Wood_Gerber
Avery Aames https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3153786.Avery_Aames
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50 thoughts on “STIRRING THE PLOT by Daryl Wood Gerber (and recipes and giveaways!!!)”
Would love to win a print copy of Stirring thePlot. I’ve read the earlier ones! Thanks for the review and giveaway.
Thank you for the chance to win, looks like a fun read 🙂
I have the first two in the series, and I am anxiously awaiting Stirring the Plot ! Thanks for the chance to win ! email@example.com
That quiche looks “delish”…and I am SO looking forward to “Stirring the Plot”!
I need to try that recipe this weekend!
Great read for the fall. Would love a print copy.
Thank you for the chance! My two favorite things are food and books, so I think I will love this series!
Would love to win print version of Stirring the Plot as I’ve read the previous two.
Thanks for the giveaways
I would ❤ to get my hands on this one! 🙂
Can’t wait to get my hands on this one! 😉
I would love to win Inherit the Word!
Looks like like a great read. Can’t wait to read it. firstname.lastname@example.org
Would love to get to know your books with yummy recipes!
Looks like a fun book, would love to read it.
I love this book and all of the ones in the series. Dont need to win a copy, just wanted to say how wonderful Stirring the Plot is.
I would love to win a copy of stirring the plot 🙂
Wow love your books and what a great interview can’t wait to read stirring the plot it is on my list of books and you’re giving away a printed book which is great as am disabled and only read the printed . Great Luck with your tour and the new book.
Love the idea of learning to cook in a cozy book, especially with such a beautiful fall book cover. The pear quich recipe looks devine. Writing and cooking are both arts, so this makes perfect sense.
Hope to receive a copy of the book!!!!!
Wonderful feature and giveaway. Artwork is realistic and special. Many thanks.
Love this series (and the Cheese Shop series also). I would lovee to win a copy of Stirring the Plot.
I have the first 2 books on my kindle. Looking forward to reading Stirring the Plot.
If love to win a hard copy of Stirring The Plot!! Love your books. 😉
I need to clear off my kitchen table and make this recipe-perfect for fall! I love both of these series!
I have read this author before and she is great.
LOVE this series!!!
thank you for the giveaway!!
LOVE this series!!
thank you for the giveaway!!!
I’m really looking forward to reading this book. Come on September 30th!!!
What a great giveaway! I’d like to win Stirring the Plot.
Love the mythical Crystal Cove; my favorite California location. And this recipe looks wonderful too.
I love your books. Recipes are great! I’d love to win your give away too! It wouldn’t bother me at all !!! Lol
I love this series, and The Cheese Shop mysteries. Reading cozies is one of my favorite ways to relax.
Your mysteries are really great cozies & I enjoy reading them. The recipes add SO much to the story too because trying them makes me feel like part of the story. Is that weird? That’s okay!
I’m always wondering what one would do with bosc pears—now I have a recipe for them. Yea! Love the cozy mysteries–thanks for the contest.
I want to read this so badly! cant wait!
Cant wait to read!!!
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Love your series. Started reading them after I met you at a Poison Pen event in Phoenix. Keep them coming!
I want to win this sooo bad!!! Thanks Daryl!!!
Would LOVE to win!!!
I love Quiche. Looking forward to trying your recipe.
I would love to win anything. Hope you are having a great Monday.
I love reading cozy mysteries and this one has a super storyline.
When I first saw the picture of the pie, I thought “Not for me – way too hard.” Then I saw the ingredients and directions and realized it’s easy peasy! Guess what I’m making this week? I can’t wait!
Thank you for the opportunity to win!
That Roquefort Bosc Pear Quiche looks so delicious! I must check the orchard for some pears to make this! Thank you for the book giveaway.
the books are great as it is but then add all these fantastic recipes…yum..thank you
Love your books, love your giveaways, love your recipes, and love your newsletter.
I love this series
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