In Mollie Cox Bryan’s Goodnight Moo, discover welcoming Shenandoah Springs, Virginia, the bucolic small town where Brynn MacAlister keeps cows, churns cheeses—and is sharper than the ripest Cheddar when it comes to solving mysteries. With a foster cow in her corral and a new calf on the way, Brynn MacAlister has a lot on her plate. Especially since her micro-dairy farm is hosting the first annual cheesemakers contest at this year’s summer fair. A relative newcomer, Brynn’s hoping the contest becomes a tradition, bonding her even more strongly to the community. But when a mysterious tractor accident looks suspiciously like murder, Brynn suspects someone is up to no-Gouda. This book is the perfect reason to make Lemon Dill Cucumber Sandwiches and steep a pot of your favorite autumn tea to enjoy this delightful mystery.
- 6 ounces Neufchâtel cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- Zest of 1⁄2 lemon plus the juice of 1⁄2 lemon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1–2 tablespoons dill
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 loaf of your favorite bread
- 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
- In a bowl, add the cream cheese, yogurt, lemon zest, vinegar, sugar, juice, and dill. Mix with a wooden spoon until smooth and season to taste. Cut the bread in half or into quarters depending on size you want. Spread the mixture on each half or quarter of the bread and 2–3 cucumber slices on top of one piece. Close the lid and repeat with remaining mixture.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mollie Cox Bryan writes cozy mysteries with edge and romances with slow, sweet burn. The first book in her Cora Crafts Mystery series, Death Among the Doilies, was a “Fresh Fiction Not to Miss” selection and was a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award. The second book, No Charm Intended, was named a “Summer 2017 Top 10 Beach Read” by Woman’s World. She also wrote the Agatha-award nominated Cumberland Creek Mysteries. She makes her home at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, where she works as a researcher and fact checker and writes in the early morning hours. You can sign up for her newsletter at www.molliecoxbryan.com.