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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Looking Out the Window: Michelle Griep Talks About Her New Book, Out Of The frying Pan. Shares a Yummy Recipe





A Warm Welcome to Michelle Griep

Out of the Frying Pan, what a cute title! How appropriate that 

Michelle shares a recipe. She also gives us a favorite Bible verse





Zula’s Siren Cinnamon Muffins


I love to cook, so getting into character for my latest co-authored release, Out of the Frying Pan, was particularly fun.

Main character Zula Hopkins is renowned for her sweet culinary skills at the Sunset Paradise Retirement Community. These muffins are her go-to recipe for attracting male suitors—and it’s the first thing she whips up to garner the attention of Detective Jared Flynn for her niece KC. Here’s the recipe . . .

Siren Cinnamon Muffins

2 cups flour
¾ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
¾ cup buttermilk
¼ cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg
8 ounces sour cream
2/3 cup cinnamon chips
Streusel: 1 package instant cinnamon oatmeal

1. Preheat oven to 375 and grease your muffin tins.
2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt in a bowl. Make a well in center of mixture.
3. Dump the rest of the ingredients (except for the instant oatmeal) into the well and stir until mixed. The batter will be rather thick.
4. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full then sprinkle the instant oatmeal over the top.
5. Bake at 375 for 18 minutes.

I’m not going to lie. These bad boys are slightly addicting. This recipe makes about 15 muffins so you’ll probably want to double it because they are some kind of good!

Yum. They sound delicious!

Here’s some food for your soul as well . . . One of my favorite Bible verses is Nahum 1:7.

“The Lord is good. A stronghold in the day of trouble. And He knows those who trust in Him.”

Muffins and God’s Word . . . it doesn’t get much better than that.

About Out of the Frying Pan




Murder in Paradise whips life into a froth for Fern and Zula Hopkins. When the retirement center’s chef is found dead, the two ladies get folded in with the case. Their zany attempts to track down the killer land them in hot water with Detective Jared Flynn. Should he be concerned about their safety—or the criminal’s?

But there are deadly ingredients none of them expect. Drugs. Extortion. International cartels. And worst of all…broken hearts, especially when the Hopkins sisters’ niece KC arrives on the scene.

Life at Sunset Paradise Retirement Village will never be the same.

Buy on Amazon

Bio:

Michelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She resides in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where she teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op. Her latest release is Out of the Frying Pan, but historical romance is her usual haunt. The Captive Heart releases in October. Follow her escapades at www.michellegriep.com or www.writerofftheleash.blogspot.com or stalk her on Facebook Twitter, or Pinterest

7 comments:

Michelle Griep said...

Thanks for hosting me! And seriously, these muffins are to die for. Hmm. Methinks that could be a new novel idea.

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Michelle,

It's my pleasure. Yes, the muffins sound delicious!

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

"Should he be concerned about their safety—or the criminal’s?" Now this statement really got my interest. I laughed. I wish you the best, Michelle.

Michelle Griep said...

Thanks Linda! Those two sisters-in-law really are a hand full!

Finbar said...

Reading is always fun and having good food while reading a mystery is even better. Keep up the writing and keep the muffins coming....

Brices Mice said...

Oh my gosh... this book sounds like my cup of tea! Love the cozy books!

Donna Brookmyer said...

Out Of The Frying Pan sounds like a great book to read asap! Those muffins sound delicious too! Thanks for the recipe.