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Mary Ann Winkowski's abilities as a paranormal investigator have offered solace to countless people, either by reuniting them with loved ones who have died or by removing unwanted spirits and negative energy from homes, businesses or possessions.
- Beyond Delicious: The Ghost Whisperer's Cookbook is a collection of recipes bequeathed to Mary Ann through spirits of great cooks who have passed on.
- Arranged as two-page spreads, each entry includes a recipe as well as the story of how the author came to learn it.
Beyond Delicious: The Ghost Whisperer's Cookbook is part cookbook and part ghost story anthology; together, these elements create the most entertaining cookbook of the season.
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Secret Harvard Beets
Joann's husband, Mike, was a social worker at a group home, and to be honest, I'm amazed there was only one ghost that had come home with him. Those who work around troubled peoplelike the police and firemen and paramedicstend to bring home ghosts more often than other people. I suppose it makes sense. When someone dies in a high-stress situation, maybe they just tag along with the person who had been trying to help them in the hopes that they can still set things right.
The ghost's name was Jerry, and he certainly needed help. At first he just sort of gave me the chills. He had this odd stare and way of looking through you that made you uneasy. In fact, that's why JoAnn had called me in the first place. Nothing specific had happened, but she felt watched. No matter where she was in the house, she could sense Jerry's eyes on her, watching her but looking past her in the odd way he had. It was an intense stare, and I'm sure even the least in-tune person would have been able to feel his eyes on them. He just gave you the willies. He made you think of someone in a Stephen King book.
"It feels like someone's playing with my hair at night," JoAnn whispered. "I even feel like he's watching me in...the bathroom."
"I'm sure he is," I agreed slowly. Then I said to the ghost, "So why are you here?"
"I don't know," he said in an odd cadence. "I came home with Mike. I like Mike. Mike is my friend. He's my friend so I came home with him. He likes me. He's my friend."
"Oh," I breathed with dawning realization. "JoAnn, I think this ghost is mentally challenged. Did Mike ever mention any mentally challenged guests at the group home?"
"Yes!" she gasped. "Oh my God! Is it Jerry? Jerry was handicappedhe died right around when I started feeling weird."
Table of Contents
- Bess's Nut Roll
- Vegetables and Sides
- Other Meats
- Cakes and Pies
- Bars and Cookies
- Sweet Miscellaneous
- Final Thoughts
- About the Authors