Friday, February 16, 2018

Cozy Food Friday

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

Book 5 in Cookies & Chance Mysteries
by Catherine Bruns

From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes another to-die-for culinary mystery...

Full-time baker and sometime-sleuth Sally Muccio is enjoying life as a new bride and only wishes that sales in her bakery would pick up. So when popular TV host Donna Dooley invites her and best friend, Josie, to be guests on Someone's in the Kitchen with Donna, it’s the answer to their prayers. The pair is excited about the opportunity until they discover Donna's new assistant is none other than Josie's former nemesis from culinary school, Kelly Thompson. 

Like cookies in a hot oven, temperatures rise, and their animosity escalates into a food fight during the taping—which then goes viral! But when a dead body is then discovered on the set, fingers immediately point to Josie, and Sal's usual sassy partner is at a loss of how to defend herself. Sal's world is once again plunged into chaos as she attempts to keep her friend out of jail, control a blast from the past that threatens to harm her marriage, and keep her crazy parents at bay as they film a commercial for a funeral home. Already knee deep in dough, Sal discovers a possible link between the current murder and an unsolved one from the past. But she’ll have to work fast because a killer is on her trail and determined to silence Sal...forever. 

**Recipes Included!**


On To The Recipe!


Photo property of  frugalfeeding

Photos  found via Google Images, and its contributors, with many thanks. 
Your finished dish will vary in appearance.


⅔ cup of coffee
⅓ cup plus
½ cup maple syrup
16 ladyfingers
3 ounces of mascarpone
½ cup nonfat sour cream
1½ cups of whipping cream
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

   Combine coffee and ⅓ cup maple syrup into a small bowl and mix well. Spoon the mixture over the ladyfingers. Coat an 8 x 8 dish or pan lightly with nonstick spray. Then line the bottom and sides with ladyfingers.
   Combine mascarpone, sour cream, and ½ cup of maple syrup in a bowl, and beat together until smooth. Fold in the whipped topping. Spoon mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers, and then cover with plastic wrap. 
   Refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Remove plastic from the dish, and sprinkle or sift cocoa over the top just before serving.
   Makes 6 servings.


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

Both the BB and 56 are from


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

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 Book Beginnings

Josie stood at the front window of the bakery, hands perched on her hips as she stared out at the dismal January day. "Did you win Publishers Clearing House and forget to tell me about it, Sal?"

My 56%

Panic seared through my body. I stared at Sam, expecting him to come to my defense, but he remained silent. Thanks a lot.

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  1. Yum! Thanks, Lisa, and happy Friday.

  2. Sounds like a fun read! I love Tiramisu so will definitely try that recipe! Thank you! Happy weekend!

  3. I love both teasers on this one and that title definitely grabs my attention. Of course it does make me want cookies but most things make me want cookies so that's not unusual!

  4. Sounds like a good book but I'll skip the recipe. I hate coffee and anything that has coffee in it. The week I am featuring Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

    1. Kathy, the books are wonderful! I read Gerry Schmitt's cozies under her pen name Laura Childs!

  5. Replies
    1. Breana, I've never made it, but I totally want to now!

  6. Love Catherine Bruns books. Hope to have the chance to read "SILENCED BY SUGAR"

  7. This series looks so good. I've been wanting to start it for awhile. I can't wait to get to it.