Fourth of July Giveaway!

The Cozy CookbookHappy July ~ summer’s really here — with a vengeance!  To celebrate the 4th, I’m giving away a copy of The Cozy Cookbook.  That’s right!  More than 100 recipes from today’s bestselling mystery authors.

Don’t think that summer heat precludes eating soup, because two of my summer soup recipes are included — Chilled Mango Soup and Cucumber Yogurt Walnut Soup.  Both are fantastic!

I’m in great company in this fabulous cookbook with authors (in alphabetical order):  Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber, Ellery Adams, Leslie Budewitz, Laura Childs, Cleo Coyle, Victoria Hamilton, B.B. Haywood, Julie Hyzy, Jenn McKinlay and Paige Shelton.  Plus, an added bonus — excerpts from our books!


To quote the book cover:  “Whether you like your meals sauteed, roasted, baked, or served cold like revenge, The Cozy Cookbook has something to satisfy every mystery fan.”


Ladle.1st PageThe contest starts now and ends on Sunday, July 5th, at midnight, so I’ll be checking my website every day.  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment right here.

Don’t forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.
And stay tuned because I’ll be giving away a copy of The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook before Labor Day.
Good luck to all!
~ Connie
PS:  If you enjoyed all the stories and adventures in Ladle to the Grave, don’t miss A Clue in the Stew, coming next spring!


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60 Responses to Fourth of July Giveaway!

    • Hi Jenifer ~ You’d really enjoy this cookbook! It was the publisher’s idea and it’s really great. Best of luck!

  1. I love cookbooks and this would be such a blessing to win…Good Luck To All Who Enters

  2. This looks yummy! Maybe now I can stop making copies from the backs of do many books to save the recipes 🙂

    • I do the same thing too! Of course, we couldn’t include everything, but I think the publisher picked some great choices. Good luck, Helen!

    • Hi Robin ~ Those recipes are a great bonus, aren’t they? I think you’d love this cookbook! Best of luck!

    • Hi Connie ~ I think it’s really unique, not just for the recipes, but because of the excerpts of the characters talking about their recipes! Best of luck!

  3. There’s a great variety of soups, salads, baked goods, desserts, you name it. Good luck, Alice!

  4. Would love to try these recipes so I’m really hoping I win, Thanks for the generous giveaway. Happy 4 th of July!!

  5. Good morning, Happy Fourth of July. I love Cozy Mysteries. I am addicted to them. I also love cookbooks. I collect them and yes I use recipes out of each one. I use my grandkids to try the recipes on. They are my taste testers. Thank you for giving us a chance to win one. Good luck to all who enter.. Have a great and safe day..

    • Hi Martha ~ Thanks so much for entering the giveaway! What a wonderful combination, isn’t it? Cozy mysteries and recipes? I think you’d love this cookbook! Best of luck and happy 4th of July!

    • Hi Cheryl ~ It’s a never ending search, isn’t it? There are some great ones here. Best of luck!

    • Hi Janice ~ It did come through and I have you on the list (#33). It’s been odd this time, some show on the blog site, but most haven’t, even though I get a notification on my gmail. I’m not technically savvy enough to figure out why, but I’m glad you sent a reminder. Hope you had a happy 4th and best of luck! I’ll be posting tomorrow AM, PDT. Take care and thanks for entering!

  6. Hi Catherine ~ thanks for entering. It really is a neat book. I have one copy for myself too and I know I’ll keep it forever. Best of luck!

  7. Having written food columns for local newspapers years ago, you would think that I would have plenty of recipes/ Well, I believe, as with some other things, you can never have enough of them. And since I surely do not have mystery writers recipes in my files, I would absolute love being considered for this giveaway. I love to cook and bake and now have our grandchildren involved and so interested in food, so this would be a great item to win. Thank you so much.

    • What a wonderful job, Cynthia! You must be so knowledgeable about food and recipes! I agree, I don’t think it’s possible to have enough. My stack of cookbooks keeps growing too. I think you’d love this very unique book, it’s beautifully produced with full color pictures, and intriguing comments. I’m so glad MWA decided to do this. Best of luck in the giveaway!

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