Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Launch Day….

Hi, Everyone!!

Duffy Brown here and I’m so excited because today is launch day for Tea Time with the Cozy Chicks. 

Tea Time is a chance for you to have a tea party with some of the fictional characters from Ellery Adams, Lorraine Bartlett, Duffy Brown, Kate Collins, Mary Kennedy, Mary Jane Maffini, Maggie Sefton and Leann Sweeney cozy mystery books. 

 Tea Time is filled with great tea party themes, such as a Bon Voyage tea, bachelorette tea, proper Yorkshire Tea, Chocolate Lovers tea etc. There are menus and recipes included, and all hosted by our characters  to add to the fun.  

In Tea Time with The Cozy Chicks you’ll find menu themes to cover celebrations as well as those more intimate moments between close friends or romantic partners.  There are tips on setting the perfect table, fun ideas on decorations, where to get cute and unusual invitations, how to make your own if you like, great suggestions on gifts, prizes and things to share at your party. 

In a nutshell Tea Time with the Cozy Chicks is the way to have fun with friends and take the stress out of coming up with all the ideas on your own. It’s always fun to have a girl’s night…or afternoon…out and Tea Time takes away the stress and lets the host have fun too.

Here is an added recipe that you won’t find in the Tea Time with the Cozy Chicks book but that gives you an idea of what’s included. Auntie KiKi is a character from my Consignment Shop mysteries set in Savannah and this is a fun and easy Southern candy recipe that Auntie KiKy would use and it’s just for you:

Auntie KiKi’s Easy Turtles

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.

And you’ll find a ton of other recipes and an a list of tea themes like tea-paring, tea stories, reading tea leaves and making your own tea blends. So are you a tea person? Got a fav tea? Have you ever had a tea party…as an adult or kid…and have you ever gone to high tea?

Share some of you tea experiences and I’ll give away two adorable tea bag holders and delis peach tea from the answers.

And now…it’s tea time!