Thursday, March 16, 2017

Could Two Little Old Ladies really do this...

It’s spring here in Savannah!!!! Hi, it’s Regan Summerside from Duffy Brown’s Consignment Shop mysteries and I have to tell you that spring in Savannah is like no other...except this year it’s not all for the good. The Abbott sisters are accused of murder!

I ask you, how could two little old ladies who were once school teachers in a Catholic school of all places and now retired and supplement their income as professional mourners for the best funerals in all Savannah be accused of murder!

Okay, they might have been swindled by that no good Willie Fishbine who doesn’t have a decent bone in his body but to think the sisters did the deed when there are so many others out there who could have done it is plum nuts.

What about Willie’s daughter? She’s the one prancing around with that younger guy. She’s the one who’s had so much plastic surgery it’s hard to tell where her chin ends and her boobs start. And what about Anna and Bella? They want to get their aging and oh-so-rich husbands in Sleepy Pines they are more than willing to kill off a few residents to make room. I see them going in old Willie in a heartbeat.

Auntie KiKi is beside herself with worry that Annie Fritz and Elsie Abbott will go to jail for a crime they didn’t commit. In fact Auntie KiKi has made up a new martini recipe called Get Out of Jail Free. I’m giving it all to you in case you find yourself in such a mess...or in a rousing game of Monopoly and adding the recipe for Annie Fritz’s turtle candy in case you  want to drink those martinis without a nice piece of chocolate in your hand.


Wish me luck on finding the real killer. Over and out from Savannah.

Get Out Of Jail Free Martini Recipe

1 tablespoon finely grated orange chocolate
1 teaspoon sugar
2 orange slices
1/2 cup premium chocolate ice cream, at room temperature for 5 minutes
1 ounce orange vodka (or fresh squeeze orange juice)

Gently stir together the chocolate and sugar and put it on a plate. Run an orange slice around the rim of a chilled martini glass and dip the rim in the chocolate/sugar mix to coat.
Add the ice cream and vodka to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into the prepared glass and garnish with the remaining orange slice.

Easy-peasy Turtles (to eat)

4 oz. pecan halves
24 unwrapped Kraft Caramels
1 tsp. shortening
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
5-6 Heath bars, crunched up for topping



Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Cover cookies sheet with aluminum foil, shiny side exposed. Lightly grease foil with vegetable oil spray. Place 3 pecan halves in a Y shape on the foil. Place 1 caramel candy in the center of each Y. Bake just until caramel is melted, about 9 to 10 minutes.
Heat shortening and chocolate chips over low heat just until chocolate is melted. Spread over candies, sprinkle with Heath bars and refrigerate for 30 minutes.






20 comments:

  1. I love orange chocolate and this series! Savannah is one of my favorite places to go. I will have to make both of these.
    MarshaMysteryreader@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Marsha!! Great hearing from you. Email me your mailing address and I’ll send along a Lethal in Old Lace tote.
      I loooooove Savannah!! The best is to eat your way across the city. I need to get back. If my family wasn’t in Cincy I’d live in Savannah in a heartbeat. DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com

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  2. This is one of the most fun cozy series I have ever read. Regan and Aunt Kiki almost make murder a laugh a minute. And don't get me started about that wonderful dog.

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    1. Thank you Annette!! You sure made my day. Bruce Willis is so much fun to write, I sometimes think he’s real. LOL
      Thanks for all the support. Hugs, Duffy

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  3. Time for a return trip to Atlanta via the Consignment Shop series! And some day I want to visit Savannah in person beyond the few hours I spent there following my son's graduation from the US Marshals Service Training Academy in October, 2006. Thanks for the delectable recipes!! 🍸🍫🐒

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  4. I want to read this...sounds fantastic...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks so much Marilyn!! Go to my website and you can see what it’s all about.
      Thanks for writing. Hugs, Duffy

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  5. Both recipes look so good, too bad I can't have either because I am diabetic. When does Lethal in Old Lace come out? I looked on Amazon and did not see it.

    Nancy

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    1. I’m getting dates together now. Thanks so much Nancy!! I’m getting together some non-alcoholic fun recipes that may work for you.
      Thanks for writing.
      Hugs, Duffy

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  6. I am so ready to read this! Love that Walker Boone!

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    1. Boone is the guy we all need in our lives...brave, honorable, a man of mystery and fun to be with. He and Reagan will have a good life together the angst in the story coming from the mystery and not their relationship. I want them to get along and have each other’s backs.

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  7. YAY! I can't wait, I need my Regan and Walker fix, they always get me laughing. Thanks for the recipes, Yum.

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    1. Thanks Debbie!!! Lots more to laugh about in Lethal in Old Lace. I just need to finish it! LOL
      Thanks for writing. Hugs, Duffy

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  8. Yes, my favorite couple and friends are back. I can't wait. Thank you

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    1. Thank you, Ranee!! Always nice to catch up with old friends.

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  9. It's always time for a trip to Savanah and a dose of southern hospitality.

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    1. Hi, Virginia!!! Yes!!! I need to get back to Savannah and would love to take you all with me for real.

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  10. Anyone who commented here and would like a Lethal in Old Lace tote just email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with you mailing address. Thanks for chatting.

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