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Stop Your Heart Valentine’s Day Cake Recipe

Character: Roxanne Bloom
Series: A Killer Coffee Mystery

The boardwalk is busy this time of the year. There are so many tourists who love to rent cabins, put their boats at the marina where they rent a boat slip from Big Bib, the owner.

I am so happy to be busy not only with creating more coffee creations, but I’m busy away making the building next door the roastery. I thought it’d be open now, but it looks more like the fall.

I was just locking up for the night. I have to be here by 4:30 a.m. to get those treats in the oven. But why don’t you sit on down while I refill the coffee and tea stations so it’s one last thing I have to do.
I’ll also give you a piece of the delicious Stop Your Heart Chocolate Cake I had as the special of the day.

Don’t you just the twinkling lights along the boardwalk? Those are provided by the Beautification Committee. Have you met Loretta Bebe yet?
Not sure?

Oh, you’d be sure if you did. I’m sure you’ll see her downtown tomorrow. Didn’t I hear you were going into downtown Honey Springs?

Don’t miss out on going over to the Bee Farm across the lake while you’re in town. You can catch the ferry down at the Marina. Tell Big Bib Roxy sent you.

Before you go, tell me where you’re from.

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A Killer Coffee Recipe: Dog Treats!

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

(I made these for Charlie since he couldn’t have salt. I use low sodium peanut butter and he loved these.)

• 2 cups whole wheat flour
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
• 1 cup skim milk, or 1 cup hot water (NOT BOILING WATER)

• 1 egg, this is optional you do not have to include it. The egg makes a dog’s coat shiny (I did not include the egg in the treats I gave to my puppy)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with tin foil or parchment paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine the whole wheat flour and the baking powder.
Then, in the same mixing bowl add the milk, or hot water, and peanut butter.
Carefully mix the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients. If the dough is too dry add a little more milk or water, or if it is too wet add an additional tablespoon of flour until it is not too wet.

Place dough on counter and roll it out with a rolling pin, or flatten the dough out with your hands.
Use dog bone cookie cutters and cut the dough into various size dog biscuits. Place cut out dog bones on cookie sheet. Leave space between the bones on the cookie sheet because they will spread slightly and rise.
If the dough gets too sticky while you are cutting out the bones sprinkle it with flour and it will decrease the stickiness.

Once all the dough is cut up bake the bones for twenty minutes at 375 degrees. The bones should be light brown when done. Allow the bones to cool before giving one to your puppy!


Thanks so much to reader Janet for sending me these adorable photos of her grandchildren making the treats for her three pups!

Frothy Foul Play is available for preorder and will be released on February 25th! YAY!!
Who is ready to go get a coffee from The Bean Hive?
Grab your coffee, tea or drink of choice and sit a spell! Roxanne Bloom, Aunt Maxi, Low-retta and the gossip queens of Honey Springs are chatting…well gossiping over the latest adventure of Crissy Lane’s homeopathic spa retreat, Bee Happy Spa.

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Welcome to The Bean Hive where the gossip is as hot as a cup of coffee!

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Happy Sleuthing!


I love this throwback character post of Bunny Bowowski!!! I hope you do too!

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Hi-do! Good morning! Welcome to The Bean Hive. I’m Bunny Bowowski.

You can grab a regular coffee from the coffee bar or a tea. But you look like you want one of them fancy drinks like a latte, or one of them caramel macchiato. You know, they are filled with sugar. Don’t take my word for it. I’m just an employee that’s making those Killer Lattes, ummm, Star Studded Lattes since Lemon Productions is here filming a movie.

But I bet you’re here to check out all the noise about the #killerlatte. I mean, really. Just because that Hollywood actress, Daisy Lemon, came in here to get a Star Studded Latte but was kidnapped in the process, doesn’t make it a #killerlatte.

But you’d have to ask Roxanne Bloom, Roxy if you know her, about any sort of particulars. She was the one who seen Daisy last. I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but she’s asked me to look after the coffee house while she headed down to the police station.

Mmmhmmm. Now I did hear the ransom note was accompanied by a photo of Daisy. She was dripping in diamonds. And not just any diamonds. All the diamond jewels used in the movie. I bet that’s got to be heavy around her neck.

I heard Low-retta Bebe. . .huh? Oh! You don’t know Loretta. We call her Low-retta because when she says her name, her southern accent, well, you know what I mean.

Anyways, Low-retta owns Diamond’s downtown and she offered all her jewels for the production company to use while they were filming. Daisy Lemon had all them on. Ain’t that strange?

Oh no…the police didn’t leak the photo. Maxine Bloom did. She’s got her sneaky ways to getting things. She write Sticky Situation, the gossip column in the Honey Springs Newspaper. But claims she’d doing a piece for People and she got her hands on the kidnapper photo.

Now that’s just hearsay because I ain’t seen the photo.

I’ve rattled on enough. You enjoy your Killer Latte, I mean. . .you know what I mean. Y’all come on back. Remember that around these parts, the gossip is just as hot as the coffee. Toodles!

Readers: Do you like recipes in your cozies? Do you ever make the recipes?

Happy New Year Recipe for Good Luck

Man, we sure could use some good luck right?

I grew up with a southern tradition where we have a “good luck” dinner (which some people call it lunch) on January 1st. We always have fried cornbread, corn beef, soup beans, cabbage and collard greens.

Over the past few years, I’ve made a delicious soup that incorporates cabbage with corn beef and everyone loves it!

I hope you give it a try. It’s super easy to make and we need all the luck we can get, y’all!

You can throw all the ingredients into a crock pot, grab your NEWLY released copy of ROPES, RIDDLES, & ROBBERIES while it cooks and that would make a wonderful January 1st!

Grab the recipe here! 

Happy sleuthing!