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A Gouda as Dead by Avery Aames
Cheese Shop Mystery #6
Synopsis: Someone is cheesed off . . .Providence, Ohio, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with weeklong events, including lovers’ baskets with heart-shaped cheeses at Fromagerie Bessette. Charlotte Bessette is celebrating by finally walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams, handsome artisanal cheese farmer, Jordan Pace. But when a beloved bar owner is discovered murdered on Jordan’s farm, he believes they should reschedule their wedding given the grim turn of events.
Charlotte is heartsick over the postponement. This killer crossed the wrong woman. No one, but no one, is ruining her wedding plans!
My review: I love the cheese shop mysteries they rank on the top of my list when it comes to cozies. In this one I loved the whole Valentine's Day theme behind the story. It sounds like a fun time in Providence that is until you find a friend murdered. Again the characters in this book have been great to get to know and watch them grow. There are many twists and turns in this book and just when you think you have the mystery solved another twists comes along and you now need to find a new suspect. In this installment we have not one but two murders we must try and solve. Oh and we must not forget the foo mentioned in this book. Let me warn you will become hungry while reading this book. If you are a fan of cozies you must stop by this town and join in on the fun.
As AVERY AAMES, she pens the Agatha Award-winning, nationally bestselling Cheese Shop Mystery series featuring a cheese shop owner amateur sleuth, set in the fictional town of Providence, Ohio.
As DARYL WOOD GERBER writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mystery series featuring a cookbook store owner who is an avid reader and admitted foodie, set on the coast of California.
Daryl’s short stories have been nominated for the Agatha, Anthony, and other awards. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl has appeared in “Murder, She Wrote” and more.
Visit Daryl or Avery atwww.darylwoodgerber.com.
“They” blog on www.mysteryloverskitchen.com as well as www.killercharacters.com
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Avery's Five Cheese Mac n Cheese
FIVE CHEESE MAC AND CHEESE
(serves 2-4, depending on how ravenous you are!)
2 cups dried macaroni, cooked to tender (about 4-5 cups cooked)
3 cloves garlic chopped
8 tablespoons butter [a cube]
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup white wine
3 Tbs. rice flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
2 cups grated cheese (equal parts Cheddars, Smoked Gouda, Parmessan, Monterey Jack, Havarti)
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside. May be made a day ahead. Note: Do not forget to drain and set aside. You do not want the pasta to be “wet.”
In a large sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook about 2 minutes. Add rice flour and stir. Cook 1 minute, let boil and thicken, stirring constantly.
Add milk and wine, stir and let boil to thicken. Remove from heat and add cheeses and seasonings. Pour sauce over drained macaroni.
Serve with a crisp salad.
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