Monday, January 25, 2016

Blog Tour- For Cheddar or Worse by Avery Aames

I am thrilled to be on this tour.For Cheddar or Worse( A Cheese Shop Mystery) by Avery Aames. I have been a fan of the series since the beginning.







Series: Cheese Shop Mystery (Book 7)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley (February 2, 2016)
Language: English



In the new Cheese Shop Mystery from the Agatha Award-winning author of As Gouda as Dead, an extra-sharp tongued cheese critic is cut down during a summer cheese festival.



It’s time for the annual Cheese Festival in Providence, Ohio, and Charlotte Bessette’s cheese shop is packed with homemade specialties. Meanwhile, her friend Erin is prepping her dairy farm and inn for cheese makers, marketers, journalists, and one surprise guest—Lara Berry, pretentious cheese whiz, pompous bestselling author, and pungent critic whose extra sharp tongue can crumble a reputation.

Even though any love for Lara by her friends curdled long ago, Charlotte is surprised when the foodie is smothered to death in her room at Erin’s inn. Accusations start flying, but the one laying blame on Erin strikes Charlotte as a crock. Now, to clear her friend’s name, Charlotte has to sift through Lara’s ex-lovers, former business partners, and unforgiving enemies to find a killer before Lara’s past casts a tainted pall on the festival’s future.

RECIPES INCLUDED

I have followed this series from the beginning and this is by far my favorite. With the Cheese Festival about to take place Charlotte has a lot on her plate. It's the big event of the month, Everyone is arriving a t Erin's inn for the festivities.

Author Lara Berry is one of the prominent attendees this year, so when she is murdered at the Inn all eyes shift to Erin as the top suspect. Charlotte knows that that isn't possible but has set out to find out what happened and who the killer is before it is to late.She wants to clear Erin's name and get on with the Cheese Festival.

This is such a great story and the characters are well developed and strong that keep you wanting more. You will not be disappointed with this read. The author is a fantastic story teller and with the help of her characters she takes you back to Providence Ohio for another case to solve and delicious cheese that will make your mouth water.



I Love Grilled Cheese!
By Avery Aames aka Daryl Wood Gerber




Ever since I started writing the Cheese Shop Mysteries, I have dabbled more in making luscious, savory meals. And I’ve made a ton of grilled cheese sandwiches. In fact, I even made my second Cookbook Nook Mystery revolve around a grilled cheese competition. Fun!

Why? I love a good grilled cheese. There’s something so satisfying about the warmth, the crunch, and the ooze. Now, if you add two other fabulous ingredients, you will be doing your taste buds a huge favor.

Bacon, as we all know, makes everything better. I’m not sure why. The saltiness? The texture? Or the forbidden pleasure because we know, in our hearts, that we’re not supposed to eat too much of it?

Now, if you balance out that bacon with avocado, one of the good-for-you foods, it’s not all bad, right? Did you know that avocados contain mono-unsaturated fat, the type of fat that is healthy and necessary? When you eat healthy fats, it helps boost good cholesterol levels. Yay!

I must say, I am quite good at compromise. I’m also good at making up reasons to eat what I want. I write fiction. It’s in my DNA.


What do you like to indulge in?

Grilled Cheese with Guacamole and Bacon (Makes 2 sandwiches)
4 slices bread
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons cream cheese
1 avocado, mashed up
6 ounces white or orange Cheddar cheese
4 slices bacon, cooked crisply, cut in half

Butter each slice of bread on one side. Spread the cream cheese on the other side of the bread. [Note: This is the inside of the sandwich; the butter side is the outside.]

To assemble: Top two slices of bread, cream cheese side up, with half the mashed up avocado. Place half the Cheddar cheese on top. Place 4 halves of crisp bacon on the cheese. Top with the remaining cheese. Set the other slices of bread on top of the two sandwiches and press slightly.

If cooking on a stovetop: Heat a large skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Set the sandwiches on the skillet and cook for 4 minutes, until golden brown. Flip the sandwiches, using a spatula and being careful not to lose the avocado and other goodies. Cook another 2-4 minutes. You can compress the sandwich with the spatula. Turn the sandwich one more time. Press down with the spatula, and remove from the pan. Let cool about 2-3 minutes, and serve.

If cooking on a panini or sandwich maker: Set the sandwich on the griddle and slowly lower the top. Cook for a total of 4 minutes. Remove from the griddle and let cool 2-3 minutes, then serve. Beware, the insides might ooze out the sides. If the lid is too heavy, you might want to consider resorting to the stovetop method.

Giveaway: Avery aka Daryl is giving away 1 copy of winner’s choice of CHEESE SHOP MYSTERY, including FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE. Leave a comment and email!




About The Author


Avery Aames is the Agatha Award–winning author of The Long Quiche Goodbye and six other titles in the Cheese Shop Mystery series. As Daryl Wood Gerber, she is the nationally bestselling author of the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, including Fudging the Books, Stirring the Plot, Inherit the Word, and Final Sentence. Like her protagonist, Avery is an admitted foodie. Prior to writing, Avery (aka Daryl) acted on stage and television, including on Murder, She Wrote. Don’t forget to sign up for her fan club so you can be entered in all her contests! You’ll find that fan club on her website! Visit her website at www.darylwoodgerber.com.


Author Links
www.darylwoodgerber.com
www.facebook.com/darylwoodgerber
www.twitter.com/darylwoodgerber
www.twitter.com/averyaames
www.goodreads/darylwoodgerber
www.goodreads/averyaames
www.pinterest/darylwoodgerber
Blog: www.mysteryloverskitchen.com (Blog Wednesdays)


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43 comments:

  1. My four year old loves grilled cheese sandwiches. I love your books!!! Would love to win "For Cheddar or worse". saracarver07@gmail.com

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  2. I signed up for the cozy challenge this year. This would be a great one to add to my list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. elainehroberson@gmail.com

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  3. Shelley, thanks so much for putting up a post and sharing the news about FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE. Truly appreciated! Hi, Janel, Sara and Elaine! Thanks for stopping by! And thanks for the lovely compliments!

    ~Avery aka Daryl

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  4. So looking forward to this next installment! Cheers@MarjimManor.com

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    1. Thanks, Margo. I hope you will enjoy it! ~ Avery / Daryl

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  5. Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames assures her readers they will enjoy a good read when they partake in her books. Thanks for the review and the chance to win a copy of her book. robeader53@yahoo.com

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    1. Robin, thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoy them. ~ Avery aka Daryl

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  6. The only downside to Daryl/Avery's books is how hungry I get reading them. Food for the soul and the stomach!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Libby, I'm SO SORRY for making you hungry. (Not!)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  7. A wonderful series. The series is captivating and delectable. Thanks for this wonderful feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I am such a fan of Daryl Wood Gerber and her alter ego Avery Aames. This book series has been the catalyst in renewing my passion for cheese. I always check out the cheeses mentioned in her books; some become frequent favorites, and others daily fixes. kat8762@aol.com

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    1. Kathleen, I'm so glad to hear that! Thanks!


      ~Daryl / Avery

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  9. I have been such a fan of this series, I'm sorry to see it end, but excited to see how it all wraps up! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. JH - I hope you'll like the way I did it. I had fun!


      ~Daryl / Avery

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  10. I can't wait to read more of this series!
    Lisa
    hseaside5@aim.com

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    1. Lisa, enjoy. There are 7 books in the series. A nice "round" number. ;)


      ~Daryl / Avery

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  11. Love your characters! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  12. I love the Cheese Shop Mysteries (and titles!), and the grilled cheese recipe--YUM! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  13. Love the Cover and my favorite subject...cheese...yum! Thanks for having the contest...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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    1. Marilyn, always good to see you chime in.

      ~ Avery / Daryl

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  14. I enjoy reading the A Cheese Shop Mystery, and I sad this series is ending. Thank you for the recipe and chance to win a copy of the book.

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    1. Jen, thanks for your support. I'll have more books coming, just not sure which and when other than Grilling the Subject in August and I'm going to self-publish a suspense this spring! Yay!

      ~ Avery / Daryl

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  15. I love the art work that was put into the cover

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    1. Isn't the artist amazing? I love her! Thanks.

      ~ Avery / Daryl

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  16. Great recipe. Love this series, can't wait to read the newest book.

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    1. Dianne, thank you. One week to go. Whee!

      ~ Avery / Daryl

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  17. I LOVE cheese, I remember doing my first wine tasting and I being that I loved the cheese more than the wine!! Thank you for such a fun week!! breannaherron@icloud.com

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    1. You bet! It is going to be even more fun. Keep your eyes peeled!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  18. I have just started collecting the books in this series. I love the Cookbook Nook series. Avery/Daryl is a great author!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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    1. Thanks, Elaine! Love the pat on the back.
      ~Daryl / Avery

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  19. This was one of the first cozy mystery series that I read. Helped keep one of my librarians busy trying to track down each one. It instantly became one of my favorites and you don't know how sorry I am to know that this is the last. Thank you Daryl/Avery for so many fabulous stories. Thanks as well for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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    1. Meg, I'm so sorry to hear that, but I'm so glad you've been a fan throughout. Always cheers me to hear that. More books to come in other series. :)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  20. I can't wait to try the grilled cheese with guacamole and bacon! It sounds delicious! Now I'm hungry. :)

    rachaelb2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Rachael, this is one my all-time favorite sandwiches!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  21. I have so enjoyed this series that I don't want it to end----I guess I'll just have to start reading another of your series----but I'll miss the cheese!
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  22. Grilled cheese sandwiches are so warming and make you feel better when you are feeling unloved.
    looking forward to reading the book.
    thanks
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  23. Winner is Anita Miles! Congratulations!!

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