Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer Squash and a Murder Mystery

What do you get when you cross two prolific summer squash plants with a murder mystery?  Here at my house we got cookies!!  Let me explain......

I just finished reading Apple Turnover Murder by JoAnna Fluke.  It is a cozy mystery whose main character Hannah Swenson owns a cookie shop in Small Town, MN.  I love cozy mysteries - no sex, foul language, or blood and guts!  The author always includes recipes used by Hannah in her shop.  They always sounded so mouth watering but until yesterday I had not tried any of the recipes.

Here's where my yellow squash plants enter into the story.  In this book there is a recipe for Rose's Zucchini Cookies.  Now, we didn't grow any zucchini because we couldn't find any to plant last spring but our two little yellow squash plants have given us MORE than enough squash.  I thought, What could it hurt?  We have eaten squash almost every way you can imagine so why not in cookies? 

They are delicious!  Granted, it doesn't hurt that they include pecans and chocolate chips in the recipe.  They are so soft and chewy.  Who knew I could get in my 5 fruits and vegetables each day by eating cookies!!  Yummy!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


tullock said...

Nice to hear from you again, I've missed you. I really wanted to say, "I just LOVE the picture of the book with the tea cup and cookes." I think the writer of those books would use that for a cover. Clever girl - you!

Kris said...

Glad you enjoyed the recipe. I've tried several recipes in this series and have enjoyed all of them.

Thimbleanna said...

They sure look good and by your description, they sound delicious! Good for you for being adventurous!