Friday, June 2, 2017

Cozy Food Friday

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

Today I'm featuring 
Book 4 in the White Mountain Romantic Mysteries
by Jane Firebaugh

A corrupt dead lawyer who doubled as a devious lady's man... 

Clues from the killer that come wrapped in poetry... 

And a series of threats that put Olivia's life in jeopardy as she and Josh investigate the case!

When Olivia stumbles onto a fifty-year-old murder, she can’t resist investigating. But this puts both her and her loved ones in serious danger. She soon finds that some people are colder than the frigid New Hampshire winter, and that old age doesn’t change the heart of a killer.

And there’s more. Olivia McKenna and her fiancΓ©, Josh Abrams, aren’t only busy planning their wedding and running Mountain Valley Investigations—they’re also searching for the parents of one of the two foster kids in their care who they’re hoping to adopt. Finding her parents is a high priority as well, but it could mean they’ll lose her.

As you can probably tell, there’s a lot going on in the latest installment of Jane Firebaugh’s award winning White Mountains Romantic Mysteries. You’ll find all the things readers of the earlier books have come to know and love—the romantic adventures of Olivia and Josh, their talents as detectives, the charming antics of their foster kids, and the animal madness of Molly and Sheyna, Olivia’s smart and talented rescued dog and cat.

On to the recipe!



All food images borrowed from Google Images. Rights belong to original poster.
Your dish may vary in appearance.


1 Bunch Scallions, chopped
1 Medium yellow onion, chopped
5 Cloves garlic, pressed
8 oz mushrooms, chopped
10 oz shredded carrots
2 medium zucchinis, chopped
16 oz Trader's Joe's Multigrain Blend with Vegetables (Lisa's note: If like me you have no Trader Joes, I should think any brand comparable would work.)
15 oz Ricotta cheese
16 oz Cottage cheese small curd
½ lb Pecorino Romano
16 oz 6 Cheese Italian finely shredded
67 oz Prego Traditional spaghetti sauce
16 oz Lasagna noodles

   Mix ricotta & cottage cheeses
   Heat Trader Joe's Multigrain Blend to defrost - 2 minutes in microwave (Lisa's note: If using substitute, follow directions on package for defrost)
   SautΓ© garlic until slightly browned, add onion, scallions, then later add mushrooms and zucchini.
   Cook until slightly softened adding salt, pepper, Vegeta (a condiment which is a mixture primarily of salt with flavor enhancers, spices and various vegetables), oregano, basil, and whatever you like **that is not listed in ingredients
   Pour a little spaghetti sauce in the bottom of the a large Pyrex baking dish, and tile to make it cover pan.
   Layer bottom with one layer of noodles, then a layer of veggies, then carrots, then Trader Joe's Mutligrain Blend (or substitute), then Pecorino Romano, then Ricotta/Cottage blend, then spaghetti sauce, and top with 6 cheese blend, then do another layer and as many layers as you can fit. (Three is about it for a large Pyrex.)
   Preheat oven to 375
   Cover pan and bake for 40 minutes or until it starts boiling. The uncover and bake until golden, approximately 15 minutes.

What do you think?
Would this be a tummy pleaser in your home?


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installments of 
Book Beginnings on Fridays
The Friday 56

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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

Olivia McKenna swiveled in her seat for a second to see what was going on in the rear of the SUV. She could see her legal wards, five-year-old Emma and sixteen-month-old Sophia in the back seat. 

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%

"Oh, well, either way, the prints didn't show in the databases, so we aren't any worse off than before."

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

  2. Thanks for sharing Lisa and Jane.

  3. The veggie lasagna is making my mouth water....and the book looks like one I would enjoy. Here's mine: “ONE GOOD THING”

    1. Hi Laurel. I like making people droll! LOL Thanks for visiting! I'm still making "Friday" rounds.

  4. I shouldn't have read this on an empty stomach! That veggie lasagna is calling to me! I haven't heard about this series but it sounds like one I'd enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sounds like an interesting premise for Justice and Joy.

    I love lasagna. Thank you for the wonderful recipe, Jane and Lisa. :)

    Have a great weekend!

  6. You have me intrigued!! I like seeing a winter theme book while it's getting warmer too! :-) Happy weekend!

  7. Veggie Lasagna is a favorite - any kind of lasagna really... :)

    Lauren @ Always Me