Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A Good Read and a Recipe

The first in an excellent Mystery Series*

Alex Masters has given up prostitution, lives on the "right" side of town, has a respectable job and is about to launch a singing career on the side. While making a deposit for her employer at Bay City Central, her past catches up with her in the time it takes a bank robber's bullet to pierce her arm. Alex finds herself caught in a tangle of robbery, murder and blackmail. Clearing herself of suspicion means returning to her former haunts while still maintaining her new-found respectability. Which "life" will win the balancing act when it's all over? 

*This first in the Alex Masters series will leave you eager for the sequel.

Bird Nest Tea Cakes
Makes 2 dozen cookies


  • PREP
    20 mins
  • COOK
    10 mins
    1 hr


  1. Combine flour, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt in a bowl to form a dough; stir in pecans.
  2. Shape dough into a large ball and refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Make an indentation with thumb in the middle of each ball, forming a 'nest'.
  6. Fill each nest with about 1 teaspoon chocolate chips.
  7. Bake nests in the preheated oven until edges are crisp (cookies will not brown), 10 to 12 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack, about 15 minutes.

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