Cheesy Corn and Ham Chowder [RECIPE]

Cheesy corn and ham chowder

When you’re craving yummy comfort food, try our cheesy corn and ham chowder.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

When summer is nearing its end, I start craving soup! This one-pot wonder takes a bit of prep time because of all the chopping you have to do, but it is well worth it. It combines all my favorite things (including bacon, ham, fresh veggies and cheese) into one creamy, comforting chowder. Serve in big mugs, oversized bowls or hearty bread bowls, and you’ve got the recipe for an awesome way to start the autumn season. Now bring on the cold! Read more of this post

Nora Roberts’ ‘Stars of Fortune’ Is Decadent, Delicious Fun [REVIEW]

Diving in Corfu

Six strangers come together on an island in the middle of the Ionian Sea for a life changing adventure in Nora Roberts’ Stars of Fortune. (Photo by Danny Thompson, Flickr)

Six people with very disparate secrets are drawn together on the stunning isle of Corfu by an inexplicable force none of them completely understands in Nora Roberts’ Stars of Fortune. But will these total strangers learn to trust one another in time to save mankind from total annihilation? Read more of this post

Jane Green’s ‘Summer Secrets’ Offers Surprising Depth [REVIEW]

Nantucket woman

A young woman must reconcile her past before she can have a future in Jane Green’s SUMMER SECRETS.
(Photo by Rob Zand, Flickr)

As the old saying goes, “Never judge a book by its cover.” That has never been more true than with Jane Green’s Summer Secrets. Upon first examination of the book jacket and the novel’s synopsis, I thought this would be a lighthearted beach read, yet it proved to be anything but fun. Read more of this post

J.D. Robb’s ‘Brotherhood In Death’ Is Fraught with Intrigue and Mystery [REVIEW]

Police woman

Eve Dallas must find a colleague’s missing cousin before it is too late in BROTHERHOOD IN DEATH.
(Photo by Roberto Bosi, Flickr)

With Brotherhood in Death, New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb delivers another heart pounding, fast paced thriller featuring tough Lieutenant Eve Dallas. The novel unfolds with Dennis Mira, a university professor and husband of NYPSD’s top profiler, Charlotte Mira, making a surprise visit to see his cousin Edward. Read more of this post

‘The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook’ Is A Must Buy for Foodies and Bibliophiles [REVIEW]

James Patterson's Grandma's Killer Chocolate Cake

Serve up one of your favorite mystery writer’s yummiest recipes, like Grandma’s Killer Chocolate Cake from James Patterson. (Photo courtesy Quirk Books)

Jathan and I love to cook nearly as much as we love to read. Or maybe it’s the other way around! Either way, when I received a copy of The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For, written by a host of my favorite authors and edited by Kate White, I was in awe. Read more of this post