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Friday, March 31, 2017

It's
Cozy Food Friday

That means it's time to share a recipe from 
another great cozy mystery!

Today I'm featuring 
THE SILENCE OF THE FLANS
Book 2 in the Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries
by Laura Bradford


The second delectable Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery from the national bestselling author of Γ‰clair and Present Danger.
 
Baker Winnie Johnson does her best work when the heat is on. As owner of the Emergency Dessert Squad, she has a deft touch in the kitchen and a soft spot for lost causes. So when her business professor beau, Jay Morgan, expresses misgivings over having to fail one of his fourth-year students, Winnie cooks up a sweet solution. 
 
She’ll offer an extra credit opportunity in exchange for a little help with her growing business. But when her protΓ©gΓ©’s first dessert delivery poisons a student journalist, the publicity threatens to burn Winnie’s business to a crisp. Now the entrepreneur-turned-detective must uncover the ingredients behind a recipe for murder before she crumbles under pressure...


RECIPES INCLUDED

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MY REVIEW


EMERGENCY ALERT! The Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery series is one of the tastiest cozy mystery series I’ve read!

I have had a craving to read THE SILENCE OF THE FLANS since I read the last page of Γ‰CLAIR AND PRESENT DANGER, book one in this delightful series. As always, author Laura Bradford has penned a tale that was totally worth the wait!

I’ve read all sorts of books ranging from awful to fabulous. Fabulous is the description that has fit every book I’ve read by Laura Bradford (including her pen name, Elizabeth Lynn Casey). She has a way of making me feel I am living a story as I read it. I can envision myself in every scene, watching it play out before my eyes. This wonderful book was no different.

Humor, decadent desserts, and a first rate mystery are what you’ll find between the covers of THE SILENCE OF THE FLANS. Everything great about the first book in this series is multiplied tenfold in this delicious installment. This was a solid mystery. Harder to figure out than some I have read. However, if you listen to your inner Nancy Drew, you may come pretty close to guessing it. But Ms. Bradford won’t make it easy for you. ;-)

Make sure to check out the fun recipes at the back of the book. And, read an excerpt of book three, DIAL M FOR MOUSSE! 

Creative and unique, THE SILENCE OF THE FLANS is everything cozy readers are looking for in a book, and so much more!

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On to the recipe

KOOTCHY-KOOTCHY-KOO KUCHEN
(Apple)

All food photos borrowed courtesy of Google Images.
Crust:
1 cup flour
¼ cup confectioner's sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter

Filling:
4 Granny Smith apples (peeled, and cut into 6-8 wedges each)
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ tablespoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons flour
1 8-ounce container sour cream


   1. Combine all crust ingredients in a bowl to form dough. Pat gently into lightly sprayed 13 x 9 pan.

   2. Arrange apple wedges across top of crust. 

   3.  In separate bowl, beat eggs. Blend in sugar, salt, cinnamon, flour, and sour cream. Pour over fruit-topped crust. 

   4. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Then reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake for 30 - 35 minutes until filling is set. 

   5. Top with whipped cream if desired. Great warm with ice cream.

   6. Store in refrigerator.


Not only is this a great dessert, 
it would make a tasty breakfast!

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Please keep reading and check out my 
installments of 
Book Beginnings on Fridays
and
The Friday 56

Both the BB and 56 are from also from
THE SILENCE OF THE FLANS


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Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader
Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading

My Book Beginnings

Winnie Johnson capped her pen and tossed it onto the wicker table, narrowly missing the black rook poised to capture the white queen.

"Whoa, I'm sorry, Mr. Nelson. I guess I wasn't thinking."

"Winking? You want to learn how to do some winking?" The seventy-five-year-old former sailor extracted the pen from the middle of the chessboard and set it on the edge of the table closest to Winnie. "I can teach you how to do some winking."
The Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda's Voice
Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's okay.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you. *Post it.

My Friday 56 
Feeling her leg begin to bounce again, she forced herself to look away, to focus on something besides the dread she felt building in the pit of her stomach.


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15 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa. Yum! :). Happy Friday, to you.

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  2. I've got this series on my radar. Can't resist the cozies:)

    My Friday 56 from The Shack

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  3. Oh my that sounds tasty. Thank you Lisa for the review. I'm off to the book store for my Linda Bradford recipe.

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  4. I just got this thanks for the review
    Penney

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  5. I love this series. Thanks for sharing your delicious post with us.

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  6. Thanks for the great book review and recipe Lisa. I'll have to make sure I check this series out.

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  7. This series looks so good. I have it in my TBR.

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  8. That recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. :)

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  9. I've read it and loved it too. I totally agree, it is so easy to become a part of her books, I always feel like I am right there.

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  10. Thanks for the book review. There's nothing better than food along with a mystery. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  11. This sounds like a tasty cozy! I have a copy and can't wait to read it. Here's my Friday meme

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  12. That recipe looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for mentioning it. :-)

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  13. As always your posts leave me hungary. Nice choice of books.

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  14. I wonder what brought on such dread. I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Sounds like a tasty cozy!! Love what you posted for a recipe, geesh, I HAVE to try that one! :-) Have a great week ahead!

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