Thursday, September 9, 2010

Key Lime Pie


Name: Megan Burton

Age: 25

Description: dark hair, blue eyes; no identifiable scars; wearing a diamond tennis bracelet

Last seen three years ago in Key West, Florida

If you have any information, please contact the police immediately.

When Sadie Hoffmiller's new friend, Eric Burton, receives word that his missing daughter's body may have been found in Florida, he immediately packs his bags, but Sadie is determined to stay home and prove to everyone that she is not a busybody.

But when she senses Eric is hiding something, Sadie is compelled to take action. Before she knows it, she's in the heart of Miami, trying to piece together a trail littered with broken relationships, mysterious strangers, and forged documents that might just provide Eric the answers he's been desperately searching for - or reveal a truth he may not be ready to face.

Sadie must also face a difficult question: Where is her heart leading her? Onward into Eric's adventurous arms? Or back home to the stable and steady Pete Cunningham? Of only love was as easy as following a recipe.

Once again, Sadie finds herself in the company of some colorful characters and on the hunt for some good old-fashioned Southern cooking. But despite the drama and intrigue, all Sadie really wants is to go home ... as soon as she does just one more thing.

Can I just say that I think this is Josi's most delicious book yet? And the fact that my new favorite recipe is the first one in the book has nothing to do with it.

When we last left Sadie Hoffmiller she was set to serve her sentence of community service in light of her stirring the pot when the guest speaker at the annual library dinner is killed just as the Devil's Food Cake with Sandra's Chocoliscios frosting is served. And she was trying to decide which of her suitors, Eric or Pete, best matched her palete- the one that brought her blood to a quick boil or the one content to simmer slowly.

My thoughts on Key Lime Pie- every single recipe we tried before Josi settled on the one Sadie copies in the book was yummy and my kids were in heaven every time I started to make yet another one. Oh, wait, I was doing a book review wasn't I?

Never has any character infused me with frustration as Sadie. Sadie is Sadie- what  can I say. I always want to say to her, "Don't ask it. Just don't!" But she never listens to me. Ever. Unless I am giving her advice about a recipe. This time is no exception. But in this case I am alright with that because she brought back the most wonderful recipes.

So you are just going to have to read the book if you want to know how  Saie's love triangle turns out- which of her romances falls flat and which one turns out perfect?  And how does missing daughther Megan help Sadie sort it out? And will Sadie ever get that piece of Key Lime Pie she has been craving?

Those of you that have read my blog for awhile know that I am part of Josi's test kitchen, and I recieved a copy of this book in exchange for my culinary skills and opinions. In fact, I recieved two copies of this book- 1 for me and 1 to do with as I please and it pleased me to give it to one of you, my readers.

I thought about all kinds of contests I could run for you and your friends to enter to win an outographed copy of Key Lime Pie. Should I have you give me your favorite Southern recipe? Or maybe guess what my favorite Southern recipe is? Or my favorite recipe from this book? Or something else?

Here is the recipe for a perfect entry:

Key Lime Pie Perfect Entry
servings: to be determined
Serving size- 1 per method of entry (8 total possible)
Prep time- varies
Finished in 5 days (Sept 16 , 10 p.m. MST)


To blog comments add the following ingredients in the combination desired:
Facebook post
Your own blog post about contest
Guess my two favorite recipes from Key Lime Pie (download free PDF of all the recipes at ) {worth two entries- 1 for each correct guess)
Share your favorite Southern recipe
Tell me what you would like me to make for my cooking blog.

Simmer for 5 days, wait for post announcing winner, then either dig in and enjoy or cook up something else to comfort you until next time when we will find Sadie baking up some Blackberry Crumble in the Spring of 2011.

Purchase Key Lime Pie here

Read excerpt here

Book facts:
Size: 5½x8
Pages: 320
Published: 2010
P.S.- Did you know, according to my pedometer, if you take 12,254 steps in one day, you have walked 5.22 miles? Who knew?

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