Friday, November 29, 2019

A Bad Hair Day Cookbook by Nancy J. Cohen-Great Escapes Tour-Review/Recipe

About the book 
Are you having a bad hair day? Whip out your whisk, snatch up your spoon, and prepare your palate. Inside the pages of this cookbook are recipes that will bring you good cheer.
Enjoy 160+ tasty recipes from Nancy J. Cohen’s popular Bad Hair Day cozy mystery series. Included in this cookbook are excerpts, cooking tips, and anecdotes written by hairstylist and savvy sleuth Marla Vail. From appetizers to desserts, Marla offers cooking tips and tricks along with commentary about the dishes she prepares for her family. Whether you’re a skilled cook or an eager novice, this cookbook will unravel the mystery of cooking. Put on your apron and plan to make some killer recipes. Bonuses Include:
•Meet the Sleuth
•Introduction by Marla Vail
•Cooking Tips
•Excerpts from Series Titles
•Themed Menu Suggestions
•“A Sabbath Dinner” by Nancy’s Mother
For Home Cooks, Food Lovers, Mystery Fans and Cookbook Collectors
Some others are saying
“Reading through this cookbook has revived my interest in getting back in the kitchen.” Rhonda Gilliland, Author and Editor of the Cooked to Death Series
“Designed for busy cooks who may not be out solving crimes, but whose time is equally challenged.” Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
“Mysteries and cookbooks belong side by side on readers’ shelves. A Bad Hair Day Cookbook serves up both food and justice.” Christine A. Jackson, Ph.D., Author of Myth and Ritual in Women’s Detective Fiction

And from the tour
A Bad Hair Day Cookbook is a great way to find yummy new recipes and a cozy mystery series to try (or keep following) all at the same time. More than ‘just’ a cookbook, this is a fun collection of recipes with a cozy mystery twist sure to tantalize your taste buds and your avid reader radar as well.
~Reading Is My SuperPower
Cozy mysteries and recipes seem to go hand in hand. I love when they also end up being a cookbook too . . . There are loads of recipes that I have definitely earmarked to try once the holiday season of craziness has ended.
~A Chick Who Reads
There are so many delicious sounding recipes within the book that I can’t wait to give them a go! From appetizers to soups, to entrees and desserts there is bound to be something for everyone in this collection.
~eBook addicts
. . . credit goes to the clever structure of the book; the synopses and excerpts from each book also gave me a good scope of the entire series, and worked as a perfect teaser to whet my appetite. Without revealing too much, they certainly piqued my interest and made me want to pick up the series from the beginning.
~Diary of a Book Fiend


This classic dish is the perfect use for turkey dinner leftovers. Or don’t wait until you make a whole turkey and buy the prepared variety. It’s good for feeding busy families because you’ll get a few meals from this tasty recipe.


16 oz. spaghetti or vermicelli
2 cups cooked roast turkey or 8 oz. package Perdue carved turkey breast
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper
12 oz. fresh sliced mushrooms
10.5 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
12 oz. bag frozen mixed vegetables
4 oz. jar diced pimento, drained
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
¼ cup dry white wine
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, and set aside.

In a large skillet, heat oil. Sauté onion, green pepper, and mushrooms until wilted. Meanwhile, cut turkey into bite-size pieces and put into a large bowl along with cooked spaghetti. Mix in onion, green pepper, and mushrooms, plus mushroom soup, mixed vegetables, pimento, cheddar cheese, white wine, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well to blend.

Pour mixture into greased 10x14x2 inch baking dish. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and paprika on top. Bake for 25 minutes, or until heated through. Serves 6 to 8.

And I thought
There is really nothing I like more than a good Cozy read and a good 'ole cookbook.  Nancy J. Cohen smart girl just put it all together for me.  
If your a Cozy reader and you love cookbooks then this one is for you. 
It is filled with recipes originally found in some great Cozy Mysteries.  
I loved that I was introduced to quite a few new authors.  
I loved that a few excerpts were included and the 'Meet the Sleuth' section. 
I am looking forward to the chance to try a few recipes.  My 
TBR list just grew too!

A Bad Hair Day Cookbook made my 2019 Christmas 
Suggestions list!

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads.
A Bad Hair Day Cookbook will be featured on my blog
My Journey Back-The Journey Back  and promoted on social 

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