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First chance to get a FREE Amazon kindle copy of Two Headed Snake of Key West, the third Liz Adams Mystery from May 16-18. Mark it on your calendar!

If you review it on Amazon, I will give you a free kindle copy of your choice-  Murder in Mystic or Murder in Newport.  Just fill in the contact information below when the review is posted.  Happy Reading!

Time for Summer thoughts and Garret’s Famous Key Lime Margarita

Fresh squeezed juice of 6 Key Limes

1 jigger of silver tequila

1 jigger of Triple Sec

1 jigger of Rose’s lime juice

Shake vigorously.  Pour over ice.

Float ½ jigger of Grand Marnier on top

Enjoy!  Repeat as needed!

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Souls Unite

Darkest night

Souls unite

Melding minds

All mankind


Spirits passed

Souls recast




Born of one

Father, son

Pre dawn light

Souls unite














Key West Conch Fritters

I’m heading to Key West to research my upcoming book, Two Headed Snake of Key West and indulge on MANY of these Conch Fritters.  Can’t wait.




Serving Size: 5

Ingredients 1/2  Cup Celery — chopped 1/2  Medium Yellow Onion — chopped 1/4  Medium Green Bell Pepper — chopped 1/2  pound Conch Meat — ground 1  whole Egg 1  Each Egg White 2  Tablespoons Milk 1/4  Tablespoon White Wine 1/4  Tablespoon Tabasco Sauce 1  teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce 6  Tablespoons Flour 1/3  cup Italian bread crumbs 1/4  ounce Granulated Sugar 1  teaspoon Baking powder 1/4  teaspoon Salt 1/8  teaspoon Cayenne pepper 1/4  Tablespoon White pepper 1/3  teaspoon Italian Seasoning 2  Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese — grated

Directions Mix all ingredients together in mixer with paddle. Or mix by hand.
Put all ingredients in before turning on…do not overmix…do not undermix
Refrigerate for 2 hours. Deep Fry at 350 F. Use ice cream scoop, do not make too big. They will be fairly dark in color when they are done.
Serving Ideas: Serve with cocktail sauce.

Pepe’s Key Lime Pie Recipe

Hi Gang,

On a personal note:   My husband, Roger and I LOVE this key lime pie and everything else at this Key West eatery.  It is a locals hang out, as well as, a place for tourists to experience Key West.  We love their fish sandwich at noon, fresh squeezed margaritas, key lime pie and friendly service.

Pepe’s Café, Key West, FL

Key Lime Pie Recipe

For the graham cracker crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs from about 12 (2  1/4-inch by 4 3/4-inch) crackers
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter,  melted

For the filling:

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh or bottled Key lime  juice

To serve:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

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Garret’s Key West Margarita

Two Headed Snake of Key West, the third of the Liz Adams Mysteries, will be published in September. For Garret Adams’ secret Key West Margarita recipe, fill out the comment page at and I will send it to you. YUMMY!