Happy Labor Day!

Many of you have let me know that you never received my August Newsletter. If you did receive it, I hope you enjoyed it! If you did not receive my August Newsletter, you can read it in right now in your browser at this link and learn about a fun Quiz Contest...


In the meantime, Marc and I hope you
have a lovely Labor Day, and enjoy
our recipes for the coming fall.

Drink (and read) with joy!

~ Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini,
who write as
Cleo Coyle and Alice Kimberly


What Does
Your Coffee 
Choice Say
About You?

Are you
what you drink?

Find out by
clicking here

Thanks to my friend, author
Terry Farley for the "Visually" link!

"Matteo's" Mexican
Dip and Spread

See photo at right >>>

This smoky, earthy, slightly spicy dip is one of my favorite veggie and chip dips of all time. I use it as a spread on sandwiches and hamburgers and sub it for mayo to create amazing tuna and chicken salads. This recipe post is going live at 12 midnight on Labor Day at my online coffeehouse. See you then!

Coming this week...

Honey Apple Cake

No dairy (no butter or milk)
My Honey Apple Cake recipe will go live this Wednesday at my website to celebrate a sweet New Year for Rosh Hashanah. Drop by my online coffeehouse this Wednesday (Sept. 4) for the recipe! To get recipes that are up right now and ready for you to download, read my August newsletter by clicking here, where you'll also find information on my test-your-memory contest: 
A Brew to a Quiz.

"Matteo Allegro's"
Insanely Easy 

Mexican Dip and
Sandwich Spread

<<< Read description at left.

To get my finished recipes that are ready for you to download, read my full-size newsletter by clicking here, where you'll also find information on a fun new contest: A Brew to a Quiz.

Purple Cake?

A few of you asked about the "purple cake" in my August Newsletter. That blue-violet cake is a Filipino favorite called an Ube Cake, and it's made with the exotic purple "ube" yam, which is plentiful in the Philippines. This cake was mentioned near the end of A BREW TO A KILL, and I wanted readers of the book to have a visual on it. I'll be including an Ube Cake recipe in next month's newsletter, so stay tuned!

Television is not real life.
In real life people have
to leave the
coffee shop 
and go to jobs.

~ Bill Gates  
Yes, Jack and Pen are coming again! More news soon on the new titles coming in our Haunted Bookshop Mystery series. In the meantime, the Ghost is now on Facebook. If you read his books, feel free to friend Jack by clicking this link.