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Margie Johnson

Margie Johnson

Saturday, 02 December 2017 12:10

Aunt Henrietta

Hello, again! It’s Margie Johnson, the owner of the Hot Dish Heaven Café, with more news from the Red River Valley of Northwestern Minnesota.

I just got home from visitin’ my aunt Henrietta, don’t ya know. We moved her into the nursin’ home a few weeks ago, after it became clear she couldn’t stay at home, even though Hester, her sister, lives with her.

Sunday, 26 June 2016 13:22

Terrific & Original

"A Potluck of Murder and Recipes is another terrific and original mystery from the pen of Jeanne Cooney and once again documents her complete mastery of the genre. Certain to be an enduring and popular addition to community library Mystery/Suspense collections, "A Potluck of Murder and Recipes" is a riveting and consistently compelling title for the personal reading lists of dedicated mystery buffs."
Midwest Book Review, Volume 26, Number 6 - June 2016

Saturday, 14 May 2016 14:59

Snicker Salad

Yes, you read that right! Snicker Salad!

Saturday, 14 May 2016 14:47

Hester's Favorite Jell-O

Try Hestor’s delicious cherry dessert.

Saturday, 14 May 2016 14:37

A Well-Crafted Mystery

A Potluck of Murder and Recipes has "a well-crafted mystery plot with people you'll root for . . . Cooney weaves in tempting food references, humor, insights, romance, and tension as the story builds to a frightful, surprising climax."
Christine Husom, author of the Winnebago County Mysteries and the Snow Globe Shop Mysteries

Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

Jeanne's KARE11 Interview at the State Fair

Jeanne stopped by the KARE Barn to discuss her book and share a few recipes; everybody's favorite, Tater-Tot Hot Dish, and Snicker Salad. Yes, you read that right, Snicker Salad!

Monday, 04 August 2014 00:00

Loving a Second Helping

Folks are loving A Second Helping of Murder and Recipes. The wife of this fan says, "He won't put it down. Good thing we have two bathrooms."
Anonymous, wife of a reader

Thursday, 05 December 2013 21:20

Olympics

A lady at the Olympics asked Ole, "Are you a pole vaulter?"

Friday, 22 November 2013 02:04

Creamy Chow Mein Hot Dish

Hot dish for those looking to try something a little more "exotic."

Friday, 22 November 2013 01:58

Seven Layer Bars

So good some people call them Seven-Layer "Magic Cookie" Bars.

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Jeanne Cooney

Jeanne Cooney

Jeanne is the author of the Hot Dish Heaven Mystery Series. She lives and writes in Northern Minnesota.

Learn more about Jeanne here.

Hot Dish Heaven Mysteries

Reviews

  • Keeping Good Company +

    Hot Dish Heaven was included in MPR’s list of 16 Minnesota murder mysteries. Jeanne is pleased to be keeping good Read More
  • Tasty Midwest Flavor +

    "Hot Dish Heaven is chockablock full of Garrison Keillor type characters and tasty Midwest flavor. Ms. Cooney’s novel, complete with Read More
  • Like Hot Dish Heaven? Ya, you betcha +

    “True Minnesotans will immediately recognize Cooney's references to the Red River Valley, Ole and Lena, and that 'Minneapolis paper.' But Read More
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Ole & Lena Jokes

  • Lena's Obituary +

    Like most Norwegians, Ole, a professional fisherman, was pretty dang frugal. But when his wife, Lena, passed away, he reckoned Read More
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