Ghostfood: Cooking the Books with Jaime Lee Moyer

Jaime Lee Moyer knows her ghosts. And Paul Weimer knows his authors. Put the two together and you have one fine Halloween-spirited Cooking the Books!

So grab a mixing bowl and your Ouija board and enjoy the latest Cooking the Books guest-hosted by Paul Weimer:

The ingredients for podcast #016: Ghostfood with Jaime Lee Moyer & Paul Weimer

  • several fantastic hats
  • earthquakes
  • one fantastic guest host (not for eating)
  • a ghost trilogy
  • copious amounts of tea
  • cookies
  • scratch biscuits

Heartfelt thanks to John DeNardo, Kristin Centorcelli and everyone at SFSignal for the added budget to get an industrial 3-D food printer. We are working on perfecting our recipe for Earl Grey, Hot!

And an extraordinary quantity of thanks to Paul Weimer for expertly guest hosting this episode!

On that note, enjoy your delicious Cooking the Books podcast below!

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Podcast #016: Ghostfood with Jaime Lee Moyer and Paul Weimer

As is our tradition, Jaime Lee Moyer has shared a recipe, below!

My mother made this cake the entire time I was growing up. She made the recipe up herself, and it was simple enough to throw one together in a few minutes. The cake became known in the family as “Throw together cake,” which is the name I’ve always known it by.

I’ve updated a couple of things here, like using cooking spray on the pan instead of shortening and flour, and using a mixer instead of a wooden spoon.

Throw Together Cake

  • 2/3 cup softened butter
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla

Pre-heat oven to 350F

Spray a 13 x 9 pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Cream together sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in eggs until well blended. Alternate dry ingredients with milk and vanilla, and mix well until batter is smooth and lump free.

Pour into pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Cool and frost with the topping of your choice.

Jaime Lee Moyer lives in a land of cactus, cowboys, and rhinestones, while dreaming of tall trees and the ocean. She writes novels about murder and betrayal, friendship, ghosts and magic, and she feels it’s only fair to warn you that all her books are kissing books. You can learn more about Jaime and read samples of her writing at

Jaime’s books are also available at Murder by the Book (they ship)!


Paul Weimer is a reviewer, writer, photographer and podcaster. He can be found at SF Signal, a co host on Skiffy and Fanty, a frequent visitor to SFF Audio, and many other places on the internet.