The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson

Caterer extraordinaire Goldy Shulz is really cooking in this latest culinary story. Holly Ingleby has long been a friend of Goldy’s and her faithful sidekick, Marla Korman. The three of them were part of a personal support group they called Amour Anonymous after divorcing their first husbands. The friendship survived all the moves, hardships, and changes Davidsonin the lives of the three women.

Goldy and Holly met for the first time at the big window in the maternity ward. Both were admiring their brand new sons, born on the same day. That chance meeting bloomed into friendship for the women as well as their sons, Arch and Drew. Now there’s a party at Marla’s new house celebrating the 17th birthday of the boys. Unfortunately, the party was less than happy and ended with Holly dying on the sidewalk out front.

What looks like cardiac arrest in a fairly healthy, young woman may not be. Now Goldy must find the ingredients to solve the many mysteries surrounding Holly’s life when she died.

You can’t go wrong reading Diane Mott Davidson. Not only will you enjoy a delectable mystery with an amazing amount of twists and turns, you’ll get some fabulous recipes. I love to read them, but I doubt I’ll ever prepare one because most of my recipe titles contain the word “easy,” and that wouldn’t apply to the dishes prepared by Goldy and her sous chef, Julian.

Another delicious element in Goldy’s stories is the meals the family enjoys while solving mysteries. With two chefs on the premises, the delights are endless.

As always, this book is layered like lasagna, but everything bubbles to the top in the end. And just to make your mouth water, the recipes included are Enchiladas Suizas, Not-So-Skinny Spinach Dip, Julian’s Fudge with Sun-Dried Cherries and Toasted Pecans, Crunchy Cinnamon Toast, Chocolate Snowcap Cookies, Dad’s Bread, Bread Dough Enhancer, Love-Me-Tenderloin Grilled Steaks, Goldy’s Chef Salad, Sugar-Free Vanilla Gelato, and Spicy Brownies. All of these are served at some point in the book. Yum!

I won’t spoil it for you, but am excited to say there’s an absolutely wonderful surprise at the end. If you’re a long-time fan, you’ll love it.

Have you read this one yet? If not, it’s time to get it!

10 thoughts on “The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson

  1. You may want to start with the first one in the series. If not, this one can stand alone. I believe you’ll enjoy it.

  2. I’ll have to check out her mysteries. The Cinnamon Toast Crunch sounds like it might be my speed.

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