• Appetizers,  Recipe

    Pot Roast Empanadas with Horseradish Sauce

    I’m in love with these perfect little pockets of comfort food. They make a great appetizer for any party- warm and easy finger food.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google These are perfect for leftover pot roast or for hand held party appetizers! I chat with a lonely grandmother thousands of miles away. Lizzie loves to cook, she tells me; the boys’ favorite meal is my famous pot roast (not really famous), and she bakes cream cheese brownies every year for the fire department. AJ Flinn, The Woman in the Window Tweet If you like this recipe, check…

  • Beverage,  Recipe

    Thriller Merlot Sangria

    Did you know that sangria means “bleeding” in Spanish? This light and chilly cocktail is the perfect drink for your thriller book club party.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google did you know that sangria is Spanish for "bleeding"? This cocktail is perfect for any thriller book club gathering. I remember dropping a glass onto the patio once; it burst like a bubble, merlot flaring across the ground and flooding the veins of the stonework, black and bloody, crawling toward my feet. AJ Flinn, The Woman in the Window Tweet If you like this recipe, check out the…

  • Dessert,  Recipe,  Uncategorized

    Death By Chocolate Brownies with Merlot Glaze

    These rich, moist dark chocolate brownies are made even more rich by the red wine glaze drizzled on top. They make a decadently thrilling dessert, perfect for any party. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Topped with berries, cream and a thick blood red merlot reduction, these dark chocolate brownies are rich and deep- perfect for any thriller party theme. I chat with a lonely grandmother thousands of miles away. Lizzie loves to cook, she tells me; the boys’ favorite meal is my famous pot roast (not really famous), and she bakes cream cheese brownies every year for…

  • Book Review

    The Woman in the Window ~ Will Make You Wonder About The Neighbors

    AJ Flinn’s debut novel is as layered and entertaining as the author himself. If you haven’t heard of his confounding behavior, I highly suggest reading this article from The New Yorker.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google AJ Flinn Mystery, Thriller, Psychological Suspense Harlem, NY Ann Marie Lee Book Review The Woman in the Window  3.5/5 An agoraphobic psychologist binge watches her neighbors like a Netflix series while drinking bottles of merlot and popping pills. One night, she sees a murder. Can she convince anyone to believe her?  I was immediately drawn in by Flinn’s artful writing. The…

  • Book Review

    Two Girls Down ~ An Addictive New Series

    When Ms. Luna reached out to me to offer up her books, she mentioned a character who loved sugar so much that she put maple syrup on her Frosted Flakes.  I was immediately hooked by the idea and then absolutely floored by the talent between the pages.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Louisa Luna Thriller, Crime Fiction, Mystery Pennsylvania, present time Tavia Gilbert Book Review Two Girls Down  4.7/5 Teen sisters, Kylie and Bailey, have been missing for 48 hours. The small town police force is overwhelmed and has found nothing. Enter Alice Vega, badass missing…

  • Dessert,  Recipe

    Frosted Flakes Maple Cookies

    If you enjoy a sweet treat, let me suggest these Frosted Flakes Maple Cookies. The cookies themselves smell like pancakes when they’re baking. Topped with a light buttercream and crunchy flakes, they are a temptation. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Syrupy sweet ccokies for the sugar fiend in your life. Finally, when they got to the Hess, Kylie asked, “Can we split a Reese’s?” She had yet to outgrow an unwavering devotion to sugar– she would pour maple syrup over Frosted Flakes if you turned your head the other way. Louisa Luna, Two Girls Down Tweet If…