… the new cookbook from mystery author Joanne Fluke? The Lake Eden Cookbook is a wonderful addition to the books in the Hannah Swensen mystery series*. All of the great recipes in the previous books are now in one book for easier reference.
There is not really a story line in this book, and no mystery. Hannah caters a luncheon for her mother, the original founder of the “Lake Eden Gossip Hotline,” and she’s put together a booklet of all of her fabulous recipes to give to her friends. In between the recipes, there are a few short stories that the ladies share that are absolutely hilarious. The reading time will only take about 45 minutes, but you’ll linger over all of the luscious recipes. There are quite a few new recipes that you’ll want to try out: Tapioca Cheesecake, Raspberry Swirls, Norwegian Chocolate Pizza, and Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie, to name just a few.
* The series includes Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, Strawberry Shortcake Murder, Blueberry Muffin Murder, Lemon Meringue Pie Murder, Fudge Cupcake Murder, Sugar Cookie Murder, Peach Cobbler Murder, Cherry Cheesecake Murder, Key Lime Pie Murder, Carrot Cake Murder, Cream Puff Murder, Plum Pudding Murder, Apple Turnover Murder, Devil’s Food Cake Murder, and Cinnamon Roll Murder, as well as stories in the anthologies Sugar and Spice, Gingerbread Cookie Murder, and Candy Cane Murder.
Reviewed by Terry (staff)