Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Do You Have a Special Recipe You Make For Special Friends?

Today Suspense Sister, Mary Ellis, Shares a Recipe from Her Latest Mystery

Ever notice that when women get together food is almost always involved? From a cup of coffee with a few cookies to a full-blown extravaganza of culinary delights, Americans love to eat. And why not? We live in a land of plenty so we should be grateful and willing to share! Today I’m willing to share my favorite pie recipe—Key Lime Pie, a true Southern favorite. In my latest book from Harvest House, Sunset in Old Savannah, a special friendship develops between a twenty-something private investigator, Beth Kirby, and her 70ish client, Evelyn Doyle. As first Beth cannot understand why Evelyn doesn't divorce her husband when he breaks his vows and strays from their marriage. Evelyn is willing to take him back, providing he's sorry and agrees to counseling sessions with their minister. Throughout the story, Beth learns much from Evelyn about Christian forgiveness. She also learns that women share many of the same challenges, no matter what their age. In my favorite scene in my latest mystery, Sunset in Old Savannah, Evelyn serves her young friend Key Lime Pie. Now you can enjoy some too!

Ingredients for Key Lime Pie
1 ½ cups finely crushed graham crackers (20 squares)
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted 
3 tablespoons sugar 
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
½ cup Key lime juice
1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Steps
11.   Heat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar. Press in bottom and up the side of 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown; cool. 
22. In a large bowl, beat milk and lime juice with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and thickened. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon into cooled pie crust.
33.   Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until set. Store in refrigerator.

For a chance to win your choice of Mary Ellis’s last 3 mysteries, please leave a comment about what you like to serve special friends.

22 comments:

  1. Beverly Duell-MooreMay 24, 2017 at 1:31 PM

    Chocolate Chip Cookies or a fruit cobbler is what I enjoy serving my friends. Mary Ellis, I love your Secrets of the South series! duellonlysis(at)aol(dot).com

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    1. thanks so much for your kind words!

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  2. I like to make banana oatmeal cookies for my family and friends. carola245@hotmail.com

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    1. oatmeal raisin are my favorite cookie!

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  3. I love your books,I love a good mystery. I would love to win a copy.

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  4. Cake.
    Martha T.
    CRPrairie1(@)imonmail(dot)com

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  5. My husband is actually the dessert maker that our friends ask for at gatherings. A favorite request is his Oatmeal Raisin Bars ~ the first time he made them was because we didn't have time to wait for the cookies... Very delicious bars. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. I love anything with oatmeal and raisins.

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  6. Our friends & family like us to have a fish fry & I'll make pies or banana pudding from scratch. So love your books!

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    1. banana pudding from scratch sounds wonderful!!

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  7. A lot of our friends are diabetic, so I make either W.W. Key lime pie or pineapple angelfood cake a lot.

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  8. Strawberry shortcake, my Moms recipe. The cake is made in two cake pans with an attached lever that you turn around the bottom of the cake that helps release it from the pan. Can use a yellow cake mix, or just use a pound cake.
    I would love to win you're books.

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    1. thanks for the reminder! It's almost strawberry time here. And I love strawberry shortcake.

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  9. In winter, I often make Chocolate Chip Cookies or Easy No Bake Ccokies to serve with coffee and in warmer weather I serve them Peanut Butter Pie because it requires no baking in the oven. I have eaten a Lemonade Pie that is similar to the recipe for Key Lime Pie. Thank you for sharing your recipe and for giving someone a chance to win your books.
    Blessings and Happy Memorial Day!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. thanks for posting a comment, Connie. And I'm drooling just thinking about lemonade pie!

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  10. I enjoy baking a pineapple/pecan cake.

    Thank you for the chance. I've been wanting to read this series!

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  11. Thanks for offering this "yummy" giveaway! A chocolate chip cheesecake with an Oreo crust--baked in a springform pan, decorated with mini Oreos, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries!!!

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  12. Strawberry shortcake or banana pudding. Simple, but everyone loves them both.
    Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

    jtabalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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