Sunday, November 6, 2011

UPDATED!!: Double Shot ~ Oh My Gosh, It Finally Happened....

...chapter 4... page 54 last paragraph!!!!

And Double Shot is the first DMD book to have all the recipes at the back of the book.  I prefer to have them scattered throughout the book I am reading!  Just me, what do you think?

Goldy was munching these delightful cookies which she baked to calm her nerves.

My fellow DMD fan, Devan, is absolutely right!  Double Shot is SMASHING! so much development with this installment in the series!  Can't wait to start on the next title!

 playing with my new kitchen toy! Kitchenaid Classic Stand Mixer in White!
erm.... cookie dough still sitting in the freezer....
finally got them rolls out, cut and baked!

Goldy's Nuthouse Cookies (shamelessly copied from HERE)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Which Goldy's crime busting adventure are you reading....?

 After finishing all my crafting obligations... and baking sessions...
managed to read The Grilling Season and nearing the end of Prime Cut
i.e. over the last three days!
Hope to bake from these two titles this weekend.

I have not been able to reply to all your comments here (blogger is acting up!)
Devan and Paula ~ Thanks for dropping by and commenting! 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Grilling Season ~ Babsie's Tarts

Good, plain or with a dollop of whipped cream!
I buttered the cups and the tarts came out without any mishaps! Immediately run a sharp blad around the tarts once out of the oven. 
Below: make sure you let them cool sufficiently (to maintain the shape!) before removing from the pan.
I used half the following recipe:
Babsie's Tarts (page 272) of The Grilling Season
Serving Size : 24

Friday, June 10, 2011

Oh No!

Blogger just won't let me reply to your comments for the last few days now!!  Devan and Paula!

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Main Corpse ~ Sugar-snap Pea & Strawberry Salad

While Goldy made this colorful salad to go with her Plantation Pilaf....
 I made a simple onions+2eggs omelette to accompany this bright salad!

Original Sugar-snap pea and strawberry salad (page 122)

Monday, April 4, 2011

DMD Article

There is a beautifully written article over at Herald Tribune about DMD. Go check it out here.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

DMD @ The Secret Ingredient

Go check out The Secret Ingredient where Diane left a guest post.

I love that her husband cleans up after she has cooked. This compromise sounds pretty good to me and I'll be using in my future relationships/marriage someday. Her mantra was really interesting ("Let the food fit the mood.") It explains a lot about the food Goldy chooses for each event. I'm going to start paying more attention to this when reading the series. I really want to try mint jelly now! I love Julie & Julia movie as well and it always makes me want to get up and cook. I didn't know Diane used to be a teacher! This makes me like her even more.

Giveaway: The Bibliophilic Book Blog

Where: The Bibliophilic Book Blog-

What's up for grabs: EReader of your choice or $200 Gift Card to Bookstore of your choice!

Timeline: Now-April 5th

Extra Entries: Mention (link) who led you to the giveaway, blog about it, & spread the word through social networks.

Good luck everyone!

The Crunch Time Book-Give-Away WINNER!

Participants in Alphabetical order: (Ann/Bill & Christine emailed me)
Ami 1
Ann & Bill 2
Ashley 3
Christine 4
Creative Cook 5
Creative Cook 6
Devan 7
Devan 8
Jayapot 9
Wendy 10

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Timestamp: 2011-03-31 02:13:12 UTC

Congratulations to Devan!  Please email me your address by end of today.  Shipper needs mailing info by 1st April 2011.

Thank you to all participants in my 1st book give-away.  

Friday, April 1, 2011

Would You Like A Copy of Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson?

Well, you can! 
But only if you are a Big Fan of Diane Mott Davidson and Goldy Bear!!

(1) Make any three recipes from any of the series, post them at your blogs or here as co-contributor ~ gets you 5 chances in the random draw thingy!

(2) Leaving a comment here ~ gets you 1 chance in the random draw thingy!

(3) Follow us, posting about this at your blog and linking this post there ~ gets you 2 chances in the random draw thingy!

Do any of the 3 above by 30 March 2011!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Diane Mott Davidson ~ The Main Corpse's Chocoholic Cookies

Goldy baked these for General Bo, a chocoholic, who is Marla's brother-in-law (who debuted in DMD's second book ~ Dying For Chocolate); one of my favorite characters.  He treated Goldy and Arch with much kindness and lots of love! Currently on page 162!


 packed some for my two DDs!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Anyone Baking from Recipes by Diane Mott Davidson?

Hello there!  
Thanks for dropping by in search of recipes by Diane Mott Davidson.  
Do leave me a comment here if you are baking from her recipes
Email me at and Join Me Here !
Catering to Nobody (1990) yes, read
 Dying for Chocolate (1992) yes, read
 The Cereal Murders (1993) yes, read
 The Last Suppers (1994) yes
 Killer Pancake (1995) yes hardcover, read
 The Main Corpse (1996) yes
 The Grilling Season (1997) yes
 Prime Cut (1998) yes
 Tough Cookie (2000) yes
 Sticks and Scones (2001) yes, read
 Chopping Spree (2002) yes
 Double Shot (2004) yes
 Dark Tort (2006) yes
 Sweet Revenge (2007) yes
 Fatally Flaky (2009) yes
 Crunch Time (2011)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Diane Mott Davidson ~ Catering To Nobody ~ Dungeon Bars

Myke from Colorado highly recommended the Dungeon Bars; and since I did get myself a bag of dried cranberries (or so I thought!); went for it last night.

 After turning my small fridge (which I use to keep all my baking ingredients) inside out.... where is that packet of dried cranberries?  got sultanas(?? when did I buy this?), got raisins, got mixed peel..... oh no! found dried cranberries at the store but must have grabbed the wrong packet!!!! Good for me that I have a handful of frozen cranberries left over from a previous bake!
 A perfect cake, turned out so well!
 All nice and intact, no crumbs even! Total baking time 25mins

 Some into bars and some for however one likes it to be!
Good even plain...
 Great with vanilla ice cream!
An easy peachy tray bake!