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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]