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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Books With Cookies And Milk (38)

It's that time of week again where I post another book review and cookie recipe.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Gilda Joyce
Psychic Investigator
The Bones of the Holy

Gilda Joyce: The Bones of the Holy

Written by:  Jennifer Allison

     This is the latest book in the Gilda Joyce books.  The story takes place as Gilda's mother announces that she is getting remarried.  Gilda is horrified to learn that her mother has made this decision without even having Gilda or her brother, Stephen meet this guy.  Eugene Pook, the soon-to-be-step-dad, has a sinister secret in his past.  Why is there a body under the floorboards? 

     Gilda wants to get to the bottom of Eugene Pook and put a stop to this wedding once and for all!  This story is full of suspense and Gilds is funny, quirky and engaging.  I thought this book, like the others in this series was a great read.  I must say that this one is my favorite of the Gilds Joyce books.

Peppermint Patty-Cake Cookies
(Chosen for Patty-Cakes in this story)
(Stock up on Bob’s Sweet Stripes Soft Peppermint Candy.)
(You can also order it from this fun candy site:


1 chocolate cake mix (unprepared)
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs
6+ crushed soft peppermint sticks
1 cup white chocolate chips


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together cake mix, oil and eggs.

Stir in crushed peppermint sticks and white chocolate chips.

Place by large spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet and bake approximate 10 minutes.

Now patty yourself on the back and eat some! Makes about 2 dozen.

Don't Forget The Milk!


Anonymous said...

Oh, these cookies look too delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I'm off to make them.

Maeve Frazier said...

Kirsten - I hope you enjoy!

Stacy S. Jensen said...

I think I would investigate the body issue too. I love soft peppermint candy. Reminds me of my toothless Pa, who loved to eat it.

Michael Di Gesu said...

HI, Maeve,

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I am glad you enjoyed the pics of Quebec City.

I am hosting a fun blogfest in a few weeks, I hope you can join in on the fun... Drop by for the details.


Maeve Frazier said...

Stacy - We all love toothless Pa's :)

Michael - I'll stop by!