Recipes to die for…

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Peanut butter cookie


While searching for Belinda Moore, Katy gets invited for
coffee and cookies. After eating four, she wonders how many more
she can eat before it becomes rude.
It’s a twist on the classic peanut butter cookie! Crunchy outside, creamy inside, with just a hint of cinnamon. It won the Pillsbury Bakeoff in 2008!


Cafe Muse Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Katy discovered this incredible sandwich several years ago
on the Oprah show.

The original recipe calls for three cheeses – Havarti, Mozzarella, and Danish Fontina, but Katy usually makes do with just Havarti.

At the “Bookstore Bistro” in Dead Girls Don’t Blog,
and in Better Dead Than Wed, it’s called “The Katydid”.


Sugar cream pieSugar Cream Pie
Katy planned to make yummy this pie for her new neighbors,
but it never made it across the street.
This pie ain’t pretty, but it’s incredible. And so simple to make. Better the next day.

almond glazed cookies

Glazed Almond Cookies

This is a yummy and easy to make cookie from Betty Crocker.
I’ve tweaked the recipe just a bit to make it even easier.

pasta mama

Pasta Mama

Katy saw this on an old episode of Best Thing I Ever Ate on the Food Channel. It is delicious and easy to prepare. Everyone will want thirds!

Crack Dip

Katy McKenna discovers, and then devours this recipe
while at a book club meeting.

I don’t have a picture of it, but trust me,  It’s beyond good and you’ll be the star of the next party you bring it to – so print out the recipe and take it with you. 
I found the recipe on Tracey Garvis Grave’s blog. She wrote On the Island.
The main ingredient is Roasted Pineapple & Habanero DipYou might find it at Costco and I know it’s on Amazon.

Quinoa One Bowl Meal

I found a version of this recipe online, but it called for chili powder
and jalapenos. I made my version for the family and they LOVED it.

Even my two-year-old grandson.

Katy McKenna loves it too. Plus, it’s super easy, so that’s probably why.


These have not been in a book yet – but it will be!

Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

Pineapple Casserole

Green Bean Casserole
Not your mom’s recipe!

Christmas Carrots
Amazing! From Chef Tom Kettridge on the BBC

Sweet Potato Bake Casserole
A delicious casserole. Be prepared to share the recipe!

Mushroom Pie

Mustard Roasted Potatoes

Cinnamon-Tomato Jam
Delicious as a side. On pork, chicken, lamb.

Instant Pot Cold Start Super Easy Yogurt

Sweet and Saltines – AKA Christmas Crack

Almond Toffee Bars
Got this recipe from my daughter-in-law. So good!

Easy Veggie Pie

Katy serves this for brunch in the fifth book that
I’m currently writing. My grandkids love it!

Pumpkin Bread
I searched for the ultimate pumpkin bread
and found it! Soooo good!
Even better the next day.

Easy and Incredible Sugar Cookies
Warning: Extremely addictive.

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies
Another recipe I wish I hadn’t found.
So darn good you won’t want to share!

Pam’s White-Wheat Bread Recipe
for Bread Machine
I have fine-tuned this recipe and
now it’s my grandkids’ favorite.

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