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Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson
Catering to Nobody
This is the first book in a series of murder mysteries by Diane Mott Davidson. In the first book, we are introduced to Goldy, a struggling divorced mother raising Arch, her teen-aged son. To support herself, she starts a catering business but more often than not, finds herself solving murders.
In this book, she is finally rid of her abusive husband, more often than not referred to as the "Jerk". That does not stop her from taking of the task of solving the murder of her ex-husbands father at a funeral reception. Here she meets Tom Schultz, a police detective who is not sure that she is the right one to solve the murder.
Along with solving the murder, she also caters for the events in their Colorado town. Diane Mott Davidson not only write great mysteries, she also provides the recipes for all the items Goldy caters. Two great treats in one. A murder mystery and a cookbook.
Meet Goldy, Arch, the "Jerk" and Tom
Catering to Nobody is the first book in a series of murder mysteries. Great story and great recipes. Goldylocks Catering serves up delicious dishes and solving murders all in one book. In this book, you get to meet her ex-husband, her son, her best friend Marla and Tom Schultz, the detective who begins to show up in all the books.
The story of Goldie continues
There are a lot of books in the series. Diane Mott Davidson lives in Colorado and writes about the area she know. She is the parent of three children and so can talk about Goldy's son Arch with authority.
My favorite recipe from Dying for Chocolate
My poor book has guacamole fingerprints on the page
Schulz's Guacamole Salad
1 head of iceberg lettuce
1/4 cup grate cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup chopped scallions
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup crushed corn chips
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed
1 tbs fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup corn oil
1 tbs picante sauce
Tear lettuce into small pieces and combine with cheeses, scallions and tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate in salad bowl until serving time. Combine all ingredients for dressing and mix well. Toss salad with dressing and sprinkle top with crushed chips.
At the time I updated this to share my love of these books, a new book was released. I can't decide if I want to order it from Amazon or make the trip to Barnes and Noble to pick it up right now because it now includes her recipe for the perfect fudge made with sun-dried cherries and roasted pecans
I have read all of the books and I am a fan. Anyone else out there?
Do you read her books for the mysteries or the recipes?
More about Diane Mott Davidson
- Diane Mott Davidson's page
I need to check this page more frequently. There is a new book!