Friday, July 6, 2018

Cozy Food Friday!

That means it's time to share a recipe from 
another great cozy mystery!
This week I have picked
Book 4 in the Cranberry Cove Mysteries
by Peg Cochran

It’s a marriage made in murder in the new Cranberry Cove Mystery from USA Today bestselling author Peg Cochran!
The long-awaited wedding of Monica and Greg is the highlight of the harvest season in Cranberry Cove, drawing friends from far and wide to help them celebrate. Among the guests are an old college friend of Monica’s and the woman’s boisterous new husband, a man with many enemies and more than a few bitter women in his past. When he turns up dead on a boat, the victim of a fatal stabbing, Monica steps in once again to unravel the mystery.
As she dredges up clues and wades through a long list of suspects, Monica’s sleuthing becomes all the more pressing when the local police are convinced that her friend did the deed. Monica will have to clear her name fast and track down the real culprit as the killer threatens to bring her sweet wedded bliss to a bitter end.
Includes tasty recipes!

On To The Recipe!


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


½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup applesauce (sweetened)
1-½ cups sifted flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
 1 cup oatmeal (quick-cooking)
¾ cup whole-berry cranberry sauce

   Preheat oven to 350 degrees

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In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

   Add an egg and continue to beat until well combines. Add applesauce and mix well. 

   In another bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Add to sugar, butter, egg and applesauce mixture and blend well.

   Stir in oatmeal and cranberry sauce.

   Pour into 9-inch square prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes.

Photo property of gfjules
The recipe may shout fall, but I think a nice cold slice from the fridge would be perfect on a hot summer day!

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

Monica Albertson stood in front of the mirror in her bedroom and stared at herself in disbelief.

My 56(%)

Finally, the casket was wheeled back down the aisle . . .

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  1. Hope you enjoy your cake, Lisa. I think it would also be good with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream on top. Well, anything would be good with ice cream on top!

  2. Looks like an exciting read. I would love to try out your recipe. I think it would be great for summer.

  3. Sounds like a nice cozy. The recipe sounds good too. This week I am spotlighting Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert. Happy reading!

  4. Ooh, I love cranberries in muffins...or even in cereal. The cozy mystery looks good, too. Enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Happy Friday, Lisa! Love the recipe; can't wait to try it! Both my BB and 56 are from An Eye For An Eye by Caroline Fardig.
    My Book Beginnings: "Auntie Ellie, will you pull me around the yard on the sled again? Please, please, please?"
    My 56%: My jaw dropped. "Nick Baxter! You cannot do that."

  6. I have to try that cranberry apple cake, yum! The book has me curious for more too! Happy weekend!

  7. That cranberry apple cake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  8. Thanks, Lisa! Have a great weekend!

  9. Yum!! I love your recipe! Your 56 has me intrigued. Happy reading! :)