The Great Iowa Caucus Casserole Mystery by Rae Katherine Eighmey

The Great Iowa Caucus Casserole Mystery:
A Cozy Potluck Paradise Cafe Mystery
by Rae Katherine Eighmey

About The Great Iowa Caucus Casserole Mystery

The Great Iowa Caucus Casserole Mystery:
A Cozy Potluck Paradise Cafe Mystery

Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Independently published (October 31, 2019)
Paperback: 160 pages
ISBN-10: 170047538X
ISBN-13: 978-1700475381
Digital ASIN: B07ZTSMP5S
The Iowa Presidential Caucus is a casserole of finest ingredients—policy ideas, active candidates, determined local politicians dedicated political activists, and hard-working Iowans. Every four years citizens across the state meet to hash out their differences and make a selection. Seldom is one candidate an overwhelming caucus choice. Instead, several winning candidates combine into a single dish of patriotic participation, ready to share with the rest of the nation.
In Lake Livonia, with holiday season fast approaching and the Iowa Presidential Caucus soon to follow, Susan Stewart’s fledgling Potluck Paradise Cafe is humming with the creation of new and delicious dishes to please the appetites of her community.
But then, a mysterious note included in a Christmas card from her friend and mentor, Hazel Romer, who skipped town in the middle of a July night, raises important questions. What was the skeleton in Hazel’s closet that caused her to run away from the town she loved? And why had she left the restaurant to Susan?
When a blizzard traps strangers in town overnight, the stage is set for a series of life-changing events for Susan, her teenaged children, and her friends, as the Presidential Caucus brings Iowa and Lake Livonia into national prominence.
With 30 Family and Potluck Pleasing recipes for main dishes, vegetables and desserts.


From The Great Iowa Caucus Casserole Mystery  by Rae Katherine Eighmey
The book is set in the small north Iowa town of Lake Livonian and centers on the community of the Potluck Paradise Café owned by Susan Stewart.

    Tamale Pie

Modernizing this classic World War I recipe in the Potluck Paradise Cafe kitchen was as easy as reaching for the jar of salsa. No need to mince and sauté peppers and onions any longer for what is a tasty cross between cornbread and pizza.

½ cup cornmeal, uncooked
1 ½ cups boiling water
1 cup salsa, not chunky style
2 cups cooked, chopped meat, hamburger, minced beef, or chicken
½ cup cheddar cheese, grated

1 cup tomato sauce
½ cup chopped olives (optional)

You will also need:
Butter or cooking spray to grease a 9-inch pie plate

Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Stir the cornmeal into the boiling water, reduce heat and cook, stirring from time to time, until cornmeal is thick. In a medium bowl, combine salsa with the meat. Stir in the warm cornmeal, mixing thoroughly. Press mixture into a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle the top with cheese. Bake until the pie is firm and the cheese is melted, about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with  tomato sauce. You may add ½ cup chopped olives to this tomato sauce.

Serves 8.

About Rae Katherine Eighmey

Rae Katherine Eighmey is an award-winning author and cook with blue ribbons from both the Iowa and Minnesota State Fair cooking contests. She is the author of a dozen books about food and history including Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen and Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin.
She has written two other novels. Current events inspired this cozy mystery. A north Iowa resident, she is familiar with the Iowa presidential caucus and wanted to tell the tale of the caucus through the friendly story of three strong women who meet challenges in their lives and cook great food.

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  1. What a timely title! Had to laugh when I saw it with the Iowa Caucus being so much in the news now! Always enjoy a story where the characters are isolated... like during a snow storm!

  2. Mystery and food go together like gin and tonic they keep each other active and challenging Kat

  3. This book sounds like an interesting read. I like how mysterious this book sounds. I really like mystery/suspense books. Very intriguing.
    Sounds like a good read.
    Here's hoping I win.

  4. I have to read this book because of the name! I had to giggle when I saw this considering all the BS going around about the actual Iowa Caucus going on right now. Of course you had me a "Cozy Mystery!" Thanks for this giveaway!

  5. I would pick this up because of the title and cover. The story sounds intriguing. It certainly fits the current events. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes to the author on the book.


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