• Beverage,  Recipe

    The Toolbox

    This is a slight twist on the classic orange juice and vodka Screwdriver. With the addition of Cointreau and cranberry juice, it’s a little easier to get hammered.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Out of the blue, Sara said, “I want a screwdriver.” Jeffrey frowned at this, but he walked over to his toolbox and rummaged around. “Phillips?” “No, a drink,” Sara answered. She opened the freezer door, taking out the vodka. Karin Slaughter, Blindsighted Tweet A splash of red cranberry juice gives this traditional cocktail slightly more depth. You can buy Blindsighted here from Amazon or…

  • Beverage,  Dairy Free,  Recipe

    Coconut Holiday

    Toast over the yuletide with this refreshing Coconut Holiday. Bubbly and light, they’re sure to fill your festivities with cheer.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google I left you just moments ago, and yet I still miss the sound of your voice, the way you smell like coconuts. I can’t believe you didn’t know you smell like coconuts! It breaks my heart that no one had been smelling your hair. Taylor Jenkins Reid, Evidence of the Affair Tweet Coconut, pineapple and bubbly gingerale make this a fun and refreshing holiday drink. You can buy Evidence of the Affair…

  • Beverage,  Recipe

    Killer Chardonnay Spritzer

    Our wine making protagonist in the cozy mystery Killer Chardonnay would probably have a big issue with this recipe. But spritzers are great, especially for moms who don’t drink often or for a light evening when you want to make that bottle last longer.  A man was poisoned. By your wine–” “Technically it wasn’t my wine,” I clarify. “It was something added to my wine.” Kate Lansing, Killer Chardonnay Tweet A light and festive holiday drink. You can purchase Killer Chardonnay here from Amazon or if you’d like to support small bookstores, it’s also available at Bookshop.org.   Like the recipe? Check out the book that inspired it! Killer Chardonnay…

  • Book Review

    Killer Chardonnay Book Review ~ Cute, Quick and Cozy

    I picked this book up for a buddy read in November and really enjoyed it. Killer Chardonnay is a light read; a perfect palate cleanser between tense or heavy books. It belongs to a niche subgenre of crime fiction called cozy mysteries or “cozies.”  Kate Lansing cozy mystery, crime fiction Boulder, Colorado Brooke Hoover Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Book Review Killer Chardonnay  3.2/5 Parker’s grand opening went viral- for all the wrong reasons. A locally renowned food reviewer is found dead after drinking one of her Chardonnays. The only way to save her business is…

  • Dairy Free,  Dessert,  Gluten Free,  Recipe

    Innocent Meringue Cookies

    A dessert doesn’t get much more innocent than this. At only 23 calories per cookie, these are light, sweet and guilt free.  In the law of innocence, for every man not guilty of a crime, there is a man out there who is. And to prove true innocence, the guilty man must be found and exposed to the world. That was my plan. To go further than a jury verdict. To expose the guilty and make my innocence clear. It was the only way out. Michael Connelly, The Law of Innocence Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google…

  • Dessert,  Recipe

    Guilty Double Fudge Brownies

    At this point, I’m almost rooting for Mickey to be found guilty because there is nothing innocent about these double fudge, super chocolate, decadent brownies. Filled with black cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips and topped with a fudge frosting, these will knock out every chocolate craving. Innocent men were found guilty. I didn’t want to be one of them. Michael Connelly, The Law of Innocence Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google There's nothing innocent about this decadent triple chocolate brownie. For every innocent man, there is a guilty one. Balance this decadent brownie  with my sweet Innocent…

  • Beverage,  Recipe

    The Sticky Mickey ~ A Lincoln Lawyer Cocktail

    The drinks were flowing, though I maintained my sobriety, drinking orange juice on the rocks with a few maraschino cherries thrown in for style. Moira, the bartender, relieved at not having to testify, was calling the concoction the Sticky Mickey, and it caught on, though most of the others in the bar were taking theirs with a couple shots of vodka in the mix. Michael Connelly, The Law of Innocence Tweet This cocktail was inspired by a drink described by Michael Connelly in his book, The Law of Innocence. You can purchase Michael Connelly’s courtroom thriller here from Amazon or if you’d like to support small bookstores, it’s also available at…

  • Book Review

    The Law of Innocence Book Review ~ A Question of Integrity

    I have been reading Michael Connelly for ages. He is by far one of my favorite authors. He’s definitely my favorite crime fiction author. My husband and I have co-read all of his books together and he was one of the topics on our first date 12 years ago. That’s probably why I’ve been dreading this review.  Michael Connelly Crime Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Courtroom Drama Los Angeles, present Peter Giles Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Book Review The Law of Innocence  3/5 Mickey Haller is back but this time he’s the one behind bars. This will…