JEANNE COONEY EVENT at PAINTED PRAIRIE VINEYARD ON JULY 13

Jeanne Cooney, Minnesota author and humorist, will offer her tongue-in-cheek look at life in rural Minnesota when she appears at the Painted Prairie Vineyard in Currie, Minnesota, on Wednesday, July 13, at 6:00 p.m. This event is in collaboration with the Plum Creek Libraries– Fulda, Slayton, Tracy, and Westbrook. Billed as “Ladies’ Night Out,” this FREE […]

Jeanne Cooney Book Signing at Cattale’s Books and Gifts

Jeanne Cooney, local humorist and author, will sign copies of her latest book, “It’s Murder, Dontcha Know,” at Cattale’s books and gifts in Downtown Brainerd, Minnesota on Friday, June 10  from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. “It’s Murder, Dontcha Know,” along with Cooney’s popular “Hot Dish Heaven” mystery series, are humorous who-done-its published by North […]

Midwest Book Review of “IT’S MURDER, DONTCHA KNOW?”

“It’s Murder Dontcha Know: A Quirky Murder Mystery with Recipes will delight murder mystery cooks with a story steeped in trouble and bubbling with intrigue. It’s a cozy mystery embedded with humor and fun as it unfolds the dilemma faced by an unlikely band of friends in a small-town Minnesota cafe.” ~Midwest Book Reviews  READ […]

Tidbits from Doris, “Dontcha Know”

Hello from the town of Hallock, Minnesota, where we just survived our fiftieth blizzard of the winter. Okay, that may be an exaggeration. But, uff-da, most of the daytime temperatures the past few months have hovered around -20, with windchills close to -40. In other words, it’s been so blasted cold that the local coffee […]

Norsk Høstfest – 9/28/2022 to 10/01/2022

Norsk Hostfest Logo

Norsk Høstfest – September 28 to October 1, 2022   Stay tuned for further details!   Norsk Høstfest is held annually in the fall in the N.D. State Fair Center on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot, N.D., USA. The festival was founded in 1978 by the late Chester Reiten and a group of […]

St. Francis Church Hot Dish Competition – 2/27/2022

Jeanne Cooney Event Promo Image for St. Francis Church Hot dish Competition

Author Jeanne Cooney presents her books at humor at first annual St. Francis Church Hot Dish Competition. In a press release from the church, “Our patron saint, St Francis of Assisi was a known fan of Hot Dish. Come celebrate Mardi Gras as we prepare to enter Lent! Come and Meet Jeanne Cooney, author of […]

Margie Blog 1

Cover Art - Hot Dish Heaven - A Murder Mystery with Recipes by Jeanne Cooney

Hello to all of ya on the World Wide Web there. This is Margie Johnson, the owner of the Hot Dish Heaven Café in Kennedy, Minnesota, in the heart of the Red River Valley. And you’re readin’ my very first “blog.” That’s right. I now have a blog, which makes my sister, Vivian, madder than […]

Margie Blog 2

I live on the edge of nowhere

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 that she couldn’t stay […]

Christmas Blog

Author Jeanne Cooney

It’s Margie Johnson, the owner of the Hot Dish Heaven Café, up north in the Red River Valley. I’ve decided to be high-tech and send an electronic Christmas letter this year, so here goes— Winter is on its way, yah, ya betcha. And my new husband, John Deere—yah, that’s his real name, yet the local […]

Olympics

Funny Dolls

A lady at the Olympics asked Ole, “Are you a pole vaulter?” Very offended, Ole replied, “No I’m Norwegian, and my name ain’t Valter.” Submitted by Julie Lindegard