In all my cozy mysteries, I include recipes. I love to cook. I regularly post recipes on Mystery Lovers Kitchen, a site where mystery authors love to “cook up crime.” When I was a girl, I used to make pies to sell around the neighborhood. I learned by lots of practice. (And lots of mistakes.)
In Final Sentence, the first in A Cookbook Nook Mystery series, Jenna, the protagonist, is learning how to cook. She’s a foodie, a real gourmet, but she simply never had to cook because her mother did all the cooking. Oops. Jenna’s old college roommate, Desiree, a celebrity chef, has agreed to sign books at the opening of The Cookbook Nook. Desiree’s latest cookbook is all about sweets. Jenna, who adores sweets, falls in love with one of the recipes, a Mexican wedding cookie. Jenna loved PlayDough as a kid and enjoys sculpting and painting now, so she feels pretty comfortable taking on this recipe. She learns, while making these cookies, that baking is all about having fun. This recipe is included in Final Sentence.