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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Exclusive Recipe from Final Roasting Place by Devon Delaney + Giveaway (US/Can)

Final Roasting Place (A Cook-Off Mystery #2)
Devon Delaney
from Kensington Books

Sherry Frazzelle is back to being Sherry Oliveri, her divorce all but final and her new life in full swing. Her part-time job is helping her father with his hooked-rug business, and her full-time passion is competitive cooking. But murder is about to rock their little Connecticut town...

Erno Oliveri made sure to be on set for his daughter’s cook-off appearance on Sunny Side Up with Brett and Carmell. Or as it’s now known, Sunny Side Up with Carmell and Brett—since the ambitious young Carmell seems to have the producer and station owner eating out of her hand. But the important news is that Sherry has bested the competition with her Spicy Toasted Chickpea and Almond appetizer and clinched the spatula-shaped trophy. It’s her shining moment—until everything goes dark.

A quick-moving storm has knocked out power to the studio—and when the lights come back up, Carmell is at her desk with a sharp object lodged in her neck. The weapon is an unusual tool, used by craftsmen who make hooked rugs. Has someone taken corporate backstabbing to a new level, and framed Erno in the process? If Sherry’s going to protect her dad and their family name, she has to find out where he was when the lights went out.

Farmer's Market Chicken and Couscous

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup peeled sweet potato, cut in small dice
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 package (5.8 ounces) Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil Couscous mix
  • 1½ cup diced farm fresh tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup smoked almonds, chopped

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat on stovetop. Add the sweet potato and chicken pieces and cook until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes. Add the couscous package contents, water amount per package directions, tomatoes, cumin, cinnamon, jalapeno, salt, preserves, and lemon juice. Stir gently to combine. Cover and bake for 15–20 minutes until bubbly and couscous is tender. Sprinkle with almonds and serve.


Books à la Mode is giving away
one print copy of Final Roasting Place—yay!

To enter, all you have to do is tell me in the comments below:
What's your go-to dish you serve at or bring to a dinner party? Share the recipe if you have it!
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL. Comments solely consisting of stock responses or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be considered for entry. Devon and I really want to hear from you guys! :)

I love bringing a cold pasta salad with a simple dressing, like lemon juice, olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes, parsley, and Parmesan combined.

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the publisher—a huge thank you to the lovely folks over at Kensington Books!
Giveaway ends November 15th at 11.59 PM (your time).
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