Friday, August 3, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke ****

In the latest cookbook mystery (#16: Cinnamon Roll Murder) by Joanne Fluke, it looks like one of Hannah Swenson's two boyfriends is finally going to get married, and not to Hannah. While detective Mike Kingston is still alive and available, Hannah is distraught that Doctor Bev has convinced dentist Norman Rhodes to tie the knot with her. One might imagine that Hannah might take this as lesson to stop her fickle ways and grab Mike, but instead she and her sisters and mother set about to break up the wedding plans.

Oh yes, there is also a murder that needs to be solved, but all of this is just filler. For this book is really about comfort food. Much of the book centers around cooking and eating the twenty-two (fourteen of them desserts) recipes included. The recipes include chatty advice, like using a silverware-drawer teaspoon (not a measuring teaspoon) to place cookies on the cookie sheet, clever tips like pour leftover coffee into an ice cube tray to use to cool coffee without diluting it.

Definitely recommended for anyone looking for some new dessert ideas along the line of Pucker Up Lemon Cake and Chocolate Avocado Sinco de Cocoa Cookies.

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