Due Justice for Foodies at Holiday Hop!


Holidays are the season for over-indulging and over-consumption, right?

Not only visions of sugar plums dance in our heads, but all the elements of foodie heaven. Add the right adult beverages and great mystery/thriller/suspense reads and we’ve got ourselves a celebration! Whether you prefer Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner –

That’s what I call Due Justice for Foodies at the Holiday Blog Hop where we’re gifting BIG PRIZES!

But Before We Get To That…

What we’re talking about here at this stop is the tri-fecta for foodies. Great food and great drinks and great reads. Wish fulfillment. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Before you head over to the main page, enter below for a chance to win Two $20 Amazon Gift Cards which you can use to feed your inner foodie! That’s right! The cards will work for restaurants, adult beverages, grocery items, books, and more!

Everything a foodie needs for Due Justice starts here!


Foodie Glory Prize at this Hop Stop!

Foodie Glory Prize at this Hop Stop!


Is your style Jack Reacher OR Willa Carson?

Tell Us Now!



Are you a follower of The Jack Reacher Diet? Reacher may be a wanted man with nothing to lose, but deep down, his diet is, well, let’s call it lacking!

Like the man (and unlike his creator, Lee Child), Reacher’s plan is no muss, no fuss. Meals consist of two major food groups. If you’re a Jack Reacher fan, you know what they are: black coffee, and the occasional fried eggs or burger at diner dives.

The best diets contain an exercise component. Reacher’s workouts consist mostly of walking and mayhem in a style similar to mixed martial arts. Read The Killing Floor or see the new Jack Reacher movie starring Tom Cruise and you’ll get the full, er, flavor and punch.

The same great foodie experience as  Due Justice? Ha! Maybe you Don’t Know Jack!

Try the Willa Carson diet and exercise plan instead. Here’s how it works in two easy rules:

1.  Marry a guy who owns a 5-Star restaurant and live on the premises. Room service gourmet meals prepared precisely as you wish every day. Score!

2.  Run along Bayshore Boulevard, Florida’s longest continuous sidewalk, race the dolphins every day in your convertible sports car, and deliver Due Justice without brawling.

The Carson way is much, much better than the Reacher plan, right? No? You prefer the the Reacher Diet? We want to know!

Before you head over to the Holiday Hop’s GRAND PRIZE BLITZ

Enter below to win that $20 Amazon Gift Card NOW and use it for something amazing that suits your inner foodie!

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Three steps to this new entry: (1) Find your foodie pleasure on Diane Capri’s Holiday Blog Hop Pinterest Board by CLICKING HERE and (2) then share it! You can repin  to your own boards or tweet it or share it on Facebook and (3) post in the comment section after you’ve done so. (If your foodie pleasure isn’t already on the board, then copy and paste the link into the comment section and I’ll add it for you!) You’ll get points on the Rafflecopter for doing so. AND you’ll get a Bonus eBook Gift from me!


Who are these guys (and gal)?

What are these folks doing hanging around together like that? Got a clue? I’ll bet you do! Left to right, in the following order, leave a comment containing:  Person and Character/Role and the name of the movie  – for another chance to win our Licensed to Thrill Raffle. Bonus points for naming the event they’re posing for!


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83 Responses to Due Justice for Foodies at Holiday Hop!

  1. Jenny Anderson December 10, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    My favorite foods are chips and dips of many, many kinds….queso and chips being among the top kind.

    • Diane Capri December 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

      Sounds great, Jenny! I love guacamole! What do you drink with that?

  2. Cheryl Bradshaw December 10, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    A guilty pleasure for me? Cheetos. Or dark chocolate! Best of luck with the hop!

    • Diane Capri December 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

      Thanks, Cheryl! It’s a great one! And good luck to you, too!

  3. Sarah M December 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    I have a major addiction to boca burgers at Red Robin. Almost never go there, but *love* the Whiskey River BBQ Burger. Not terribly unhealthy, but not the best thing either.

    If I had to say what a real guilty pleasure is though, Chester’s Flamin’ Hot Fries. I’ve ordered them in bulk before… But my excuse is that I never see them in stores 😛

    • Diane Capri December 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

      Boca Burgers? Whisky River BBQ? And really, Chesters’ Flamin’ Hot Fries??? Sounds fabulous? Where have I been! 😀

  4. Kat December 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    My favorite foodie indulgence is always the coffee! Starbucks has been making particularly scrumptious Salted Caramel Mochas this winter.

    • Diane Capri December 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

      Ohhhhhhh, yes! Coffee! Add a little irish cream or Kaluha and now you’re talkin’!

  5. Juli D. Revezzo December 10, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Favorite food? Italian–lasagna specifically. So that would be my indulgence. Just popping by from the IWU blog hop. I enjoyed visiting, Diane. Best of luck to you with your books and to all who enter your giveaway! Happy Holidays!

    • Diane Capri December 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

      All things Italian are fabulous – have to agree!

  6. danielle james December 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    I love love love Burritos! LoL!!!!!

    • Diane Capri December 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      Burritos! I love all Mexican food, Danielle! Good choice!

  7. Melissa A. Smith December 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    My favorite indulgence are chocolate snickers blizzards!! Mmmmm

    • Diane Capri December 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      Now Melissa, that really does sound decadent!

  8. Trix December 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Dark chocolate anything (I have excellent cookie and cake recipes), with a frothy espresso drink on the side!

    • Diane Capri December 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

      Yes! Great choices, Trix! I’ll be right over….

  9. Crystal Craig December 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    I really love lasagna. It’s my most favorite food! 🙂

    • Diane Capri December 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

      Crystal, Julie said that, too. Lasagna is one of the best Italian dishes, to be sure!

  10. Fabio Bueno December 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    I’m a popcorn man, Diane 🙂
    Great prizes!

    • Diane Capri December 11, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

      I love popcorn, too, Fabio! Plain? Or do you enjoy all the flavored ones?

  11. Della Heideman December 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Food pleasure is anything that makes your mouth water, sparks the memory chips in your brain, and fills the heart with tingles when its eaten!!! Mine run from a great steak to chocolate to warm homemade bread.

    • Diane Capri December 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

      Ooooooo! Great choices, Della! You’re making me hungry! What wine are you serving with all that? I’ll be right over!

  12. Annie P December 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    This time of year I like to great myself with white chocolate and peppermint pretzels. There’s nothing better than sitting down with some of those, a cup of coffee, and of course, a good book…

    • Diane Capri December 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

      Maybe I’d add some hot chocolate to go with that, Annie! And what book? So many great possibilities one can choose if you win one of our prizes!

  13. Stephani Aimone December 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Country girl in me has to say chicken fried steak and potatoes 🙂

    • Diane Capri December 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

      Okay, Stephanie, I have always wondered about this! What exactly is chicken fried steak? Seriously. I am dying to know!!!

  14. Gail Goodenough December 10, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    Chocolate calls my name. If it is in the house, I have to pursue ruthlessly. Don’t Snicker. I cannot rest until all the chocolate has been consumed. So, for that reason, I have it only in limited amounts.

    • Diane Capri December 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

      Oh, boy, Gail! I am sooooo with you there! But when given the option, what’s your favorite chocolate?

      • Gail Goodenough December 11, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

        I like a dessert offered by a national chain restaurant. It’s called “Death by Chocolate.” It is a a warm, fudgey brownie with walnuts, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, smothered with chocolate sauce and piles of fluffy whipped cream. Double yum.

  15. Dana Delamar December 11, 2012 at 3:37 am #

    The best food gift I ever received was a box of Godiva chocolates. The hazelnut pralines are my all-time favorite. Second-best food gift was a can of Schokinag Triple Chocolate cocoa mix. To die for!!!!

    • Diane Capri December 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

      Love Godiva, Dana! I’m unfamiliar with Schokanig, though. I’ll have to look that up!

  16. Kelly December 11, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    The best foodie gift to give-and recieve! Is beer bread! It’s so thick and yummy, it’s just a great snack to have during the winter doldrums. My guilty pleasure though, would have to be snickers dip!


    2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
    1 (8 ounce) Cool Whip
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    6 Snickers bars, chopped


    Mix all ingredients together.

    Chill overnight to better blend the flavors.

    Serve with pretzels or graham crackers.

    • Diane Capri December 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

      Beer bread? That’s a new one on me, too! I mean, I like beer and I like bread, and I’ve eaten a lot of bread with beer, but……..(and that Snickers dip sounds like it would be heavenly with Dana’s hot chocolate and Annie’s peppermint pretzels!)

  17. craftgirl83 December 11, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    All things chocolate… my current favorite is Guiness chocolate cake – amazingly juicy and delicious! A slice of that and a cup of good coffee and I’m in heaven.

    • Diane Capri December 11, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

      Guinness Chocolate Cake? Made with stout? Is that going to be anything like Kelly’s beer bread?

  18. craftgirl83 December 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    The best foodie gift ever was a sampler of pickled organic veggies – all old varieties.

    • Diane Capri December 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

      Pickled “old” veggies? What would those be? Like heirloom tomatoes or something?

  19. Rikki December 11, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    My brother and his wife got us a year’s subscription to “Cooking Light Magazine” last year. It was wonderful. Such yummy yummy recipes.

    • Diane Capri December 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

      Rikki, I’m gonna need that Cooking Light if I try all these other suggestions! I’ll weigh a zillion pounds before this hop is over!

  20. Donna B. McNicol [@dbmcnicol] December 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    Lasagna and meatloaf are my two comfort food splurges…homemade, of course!

    • Diane Capri December 11, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

      Love both of those, Donna! I have an old recipe from my husband’s grandmother for meatloaf that cooks on top of the stove instead of baking in the oven. Labor intensive, but very yummy. What’s your favorite?

  21. Linda Kwolek December 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    The best foodie gift I recieved was the Dark Chocoalte Rum Cake soaked in rum.

    • Diane Capri December 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

      Now you’re talkin, Linda, Chocolate rum cake! Oooooooo–this just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it?

  22. Linda Kwolek December 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    The best foodie pleasure is pizza baked in a stone oven, thin crust, thick with mozzarella cheese, loaded with ham, sweet onions and tomatoes.

    • Diane Capri December 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

      And green olives, too! I’m sooooo there! Let’s add some of that Guinness to go with it, Whaddaya say?

  23. Lee Anne Benjamin December 11, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    Favorite Foodie Indulgence is Puppy Chow! Just made it tonight 🙂 Thanks for the entry!

  24. Lee Anne Benjamin December 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    favorite foodie gift was candy from Denmark from my sister!

  25. gaele December 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Oh – most definitely a Willa – but I tend to have more days that are coffee and yoghurt than I would care to admit. Best foodie gift? The new cuisinart blender/processor set I got a couple weeks ago from the DH – mostly because he wants more soups. Favorite foodie pleasure? Creme Brulee- with a touch of ginger in the sugar top… OR – lamb stew with olives, tomato, green beans and feta over orzo.
    followed you in all the places I can
    I adore the idea of an all Indie Blog hop – thank you for participating

    • Diane Capri December 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

      This all sounds great!! Willa’s “go to” favorite gourmet meal to “cook” is microwave popcorn and dry red wine!

  26. gaele December 12, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    back today – shared on FB – (gaele hi)
    Salted caramel mocha – I like starbucks – but I do a mean one for myself … shared to pinterest

    tweeted pin, tweeted contest.

    gl hince at gmail DOT com

    • Diane Capri December 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

      How very cool! And I’ll try your recipe – sounds delicious!

  27. Maria D. December 12, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Best foodie gift I ever got was from this older lady who was a nurse and gave my father allergy shots for years – every year while she was actively practicing – she would give us a huge container of home baked goods for the holidays – breads, cookies, cakes – it was wonderful!

    Foodie indulgence for me is anything with chocolate…lol…it’s my weakness

    I repinned the yummy looking pretzels – http://pinterest.com/mariadur/food/

    • Diane Capri December 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

      Very cool! I like home baked goodies, too — but I never bake them myself. OMG! What a disaster that would be!! However, I do order the ones from William Sonoma and bake them in my oven. Does that count? 😀

  28. Kelly December 12, 2012 at 10:57 am #


    All about the alcoholic beverages right now!

    • Diane Capri December 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

      Right there with ya, Kelly! Something about this time of year brings out my inner boozer, too!

  29. anne December 12, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    Homemade cake with nutella and vanilla ganache. Amazing!

    • Diane Capri December 13, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      Oooooo! Sounds fabulous! Do you have a recipe? Pin it!

  30. Lee Anne Knibb December 12, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    Chocolate Guiness Cake….because who can live without chocolate

  31. Lee Anne Knibb December 13, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    I pinned many.

  32. Annie P December 13, 2012 at 12:32 am #

    Every year, for Easter, my sister sends me a dozen eggs. These are not just any ordinary eggs, oh no. These eggs are coconut eggs, covered in a thick, dark, rich chocolate coating. These eggs are made by the church ladies in a little town in New Jersey, by hand, hundreds and hundreds of them, year after year. It`s a tradition they started almost half a century ago to raise funds for a small congregation. The church has grown, the orders for the eggs, which are shipped all over the States now, have grown. But still, these eggs are made in the basement of the church in the little town in New Jersey, where I grew up, by the church ladies. Why, you ask, are these eggs so special? Besides the sweet, but not too sweet, fresh coconut inside. The dark chocolate outside, that I usually eat off all at once, saving the coconut for last, nope, not the chocolate. It`s the sensory overload of taking that first bite. It brings back of Easter of my childhood. I can still remember my parents doing the countdown to the Easter egg hunt. For some reason I always found my sister’s basket before I found mine. These eggs bring back the best memories for me. Some of the greatest flavors are just memories…

    • Diane Capri December 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

      That sounds so totally awesome, Annie! Any way we could order these? I’d love to try them!

  33. Beckey December 13, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    Best Food Gift was the Cheese & Wine Basket my sister bought (name is evading my mind at the moment)
    Comfort food for me personally would be Hot Wings (mild spice level- wierd strange and unique but hey thats me)
    Picture question: That is the premier opening night photo for Jack the Reacher.
    Name from Left to Right would be as followed:
    First one the left I don’t know, next Robert Duvall (Cash), Christopher McQuarrie (Director), Rosamund Pike (Helen), Tom Cruise (Jack), David Oyelowo (Emerson), and the last one I don’t know.

    I sincerely hope I answered all the questions in the rafter and …

    Happy Holidays

    • Diane Capri December 14, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

      Beckey – I love hot wings, too, but “comfort” is not the way my mouth usually feels while eating them! Yikes! Good job on the photo!! And good luck with the contest!

  34. gaele December 13, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    So – Photo is from London Premiere of the Jack Reacher Film
    Left to Right:
    James Martin Kelly? is Rob Farrior
    Robert Duvall is Cash
    Christopher McQuarrie – Director/Screenplay
    Rosamund Pike – Helen Rodin
    Tom Cruise – Jack Reacher
    David Oyelowo – Emerson
    Lee Child – author of “One Shot”

  35. Adrienne Thompson December 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Repinned the blizzard 🙂

    • Diane Capri December 14, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

      I’d love to try it, wouldn’t you?

  36. Linda Kwolek December 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Linda Kwolek

  37. Gale Nelson December 14, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, David Oyelow, Christopher McQuarrie, Lee Child, at the world premiere of “Jack Reacher”
    guilty pleaseue is Big Mac

    • Diane Capri December 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

      I haven’t had a Big Mac in years! Are they as yummy as ever, I hope?

  38. jonquil December 14, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    My favorite foodie pleasure is putting up small batches of preserves. My favorite so far is grapefruit jam.

    • Diane Capri December 14, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

      Grapefruit Jam sounds awesome!

  39. jonquil December 14, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    When I was a little girl, my favorite foodie gift was those little boxes in the Figis or Swiss Colony deliveries. 🙂

    • Diane Capri December 14, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

      Nothing brats chocolate!

  40. Kai W. December 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    The event is the opening premiere of Jack Reacher. Tom Cruise plays Jack Reacher.

    I love tacos. The package gift I received was apples, pears, and oranges in a fruit basket.

    • Diane Capri December 14, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

      Tacos! God choice!

  41. kate wrenn December 19, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    Woo Hoo I won a $20 amazon gift card from the blog hop! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! I cant wait to start looking for something to buy! A Christmas gift for me!! And I cant wait to start Licensed to Thrill……………Merry Christmas everyone!

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