I include recipes in most of my series. I like to include a sampling of both recipes I have developed over the years as well as recipes contributed by readers. Two years ago I took some of the recipes and created this cozy cookbook which also includes graphics and a short story, and I am toying with creating another one if I can find the time.
If you like to cook I have two opportunities for you. First of all I have a Facebook group which is really a recipe exchange. Here is the link if you want to share recipes, either original or those you found online or in a cookbook, with other readers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/752806778126428/ I do not print recipes shared on this page, as it is for the enjoyment of group members only.
I also accept submissions of original recipes from readers for consideration in self published books. The recipes must be original recipes or recipes modified from a printed recipe to the point that it becomes original. If your recipe is chosen you receive a signed copy of the book, your name in the acknowledgements section of the book, and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. It’s a fun and easy way to see your name in print. Simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The recipe should be typed out on a Word document with standard font (New Times Roman or similar.) If you have questions about format just email me.
I’m including a fun fall recipe from the cookbook for you to try and enjoy.
Pumpkin Patch Muffins
3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 16 oz. can pumpkin (2 cups)
½ cup water
3½ cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 tbs. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
½ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. all spice
4 cups walnuts, chopped
Combine sugar, oil, and eggs. Add pumpkin and water and mix well.
Combine dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture. Add nuts.
Spoon into greased cupcake pans (or use papers). Bake at 350 degrees for 28–30 minutes.
Cream Cheese Frosting (optional):
¾ cup of butter, softened
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
Whip all ingredients together and spread on to cooled muffins.
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76 thoughts on “Calling all Cooks”
I just love that you share some yummy stuff with us.
Always look forward to the recipes. Have tried many of them and was never disappointed.
I just love your books and all of the good recipes you share with us.
Haven’t tried the muffins yet but maybe if we get snow this weekend I will. :-p
I really like when an author compiles the recipes from their books into a cookbook. It makes it much easier to find a recipe than trying to look through the books looking for a certain recipe.
If I already have some recipes in your books, will they be considered or do I need to resubmit them?
I love pumpkin muffins (actually almost anything pumkin). Will have to try this recipe.
I need to order this Kathi! It would make a great Christmas present for my daughter.
Oooh…Pumpkin muffins…love the smell while they’re baking!
I always enjoy the recipes.
Oh wow, those pumpkin muffins have to be SO good! Thanks for the recipe and the link to the facebook recipe group. I feel like I’ve just found a secret treasure map! *LOL* 🙂 Joining today. I love cookbooks almost as much as Cozy Mysteries!
Love your books and the recipes with them. I really like that when a book mentions a dish, there is a good chance I can find the recipe at the back of the book. In fact, I will write the recipe name and the book it is in, in a notebook I keep in with my cookbooks.
Awesome yummy recipe 🙂 Love all the recipe’s in all your books ! Thank you !
To be totally honest, I like reading your books but I am not a baker or even a cook! I didn’t get that gene!!
Thank you for your delicious recipes. I love your books. Thank you for this chance!
The muffins sound delicious! Thanks for the chance! The cookbook looks great!
My son loves muffins will have to try these out. parkeremma2003 at yahoo dotcom
Sounds so good and yes hubby is going to make them for me. Also can;t wait to catch up on the new books that you have out so i can review them. peggy clayton email@example.com
Thank you all for commenting. I have enjoyed reading all your replies. The winner of the $15 Amazon gift card is Kimberly Neal. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to collect your prize.
Nooooo! I love summer and don’t want it to end! Guess I’ll have to make some Pumpkin Patch Muffins to ease myself into the fall season…Thanks for sharing the recipe, Kathi!
This sounds very good thanks, looking froward to reading this
I like the recipe. I don’t cook a lot with living by myself, but I do enjoy good recipes.
Those muffins sounds fantastic!
These muffins sound so yummy and I feel like I am getting into the Fall season just reading the recipe!
One of the reason’s I love reading your books and following your blog and newsletter is the recipes you include. Also your generosity of including contributor’s recipes is great. Thanks for the delicious pumpkin muffin recipe.