Friday, February 6, 2015

Cozy Food Friday!

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

Today I'm featuring a recipe from the cozy mystery 
Book 6 in the Candy Holliday Murder Mystery series
B. B. Haywood

In the quiet coastal community of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday is a local farmer who dutifully tends to her blueberry fields—and steps in to solve the occasional murder . . .

When Candy organizes a cooking event for her local newspaper, the town’s most prominent citizens turn out to witness the popular cookbook author Julia von Fleming serve as a guest judge. But when Julia comes close to consuming a poisoned pickle, she begins to suspect someone in Cape Willington is trying to kill her—and Candy is completely jarred to be among the suspects.
But the first taste was just a sample, and soon more jars of poisoned pickles begin to pop up around town. In the face of a pickled poisoning spree, Candy will have to track down the culprit to make sure her own name stays well-preserved. Along the way, she’ll pull the lid off a briny barrel of blackmail, thievery, and revenge that’s been souring their seaside hometown for years…


Here is one of those delicious recipes!

Doc's Favorite Harvest Cookies


1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups uncooked quick oatmeal
1 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup dried wild blueberries
3/4 cup dried cranberries

Dried apricot can also be used as a substitute, or in addition to the other fruits.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter and sugar together until it is creamy.

Add the eggs, vanilla, and milk. Mix until smooth.

Add the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon and mix well.

Add the oatmeal and mix well.

Add the white chocolate chips, dried wild blueberries, and dried cranberries. Mix. 

Drop by full teaspoon or by tablespoon amounts of dough onto un-greased cookie sheets. 

Bake in the 350-degree oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies are a golden brown. 

This recipe makes about four dozen cookies. 
(Eat them before Doc finds out you have them!)

I don't know about you, but now I want cookies! 

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

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

Keeping my Cozy Food Friday theme going with 
Book 6 in the Candy Holliday Murder Mystery series
My Book Beginnings for this week..

The attack came from behind, without warning.

Later, she would grudgingly admit it was partially her own fault, since she'd likely antagonized the nanny goat by appearing out of nowhere, rushing into the place like a madwoman, and then beeping the horn incessantly as the animal meandered across the driveway right in front of her, obviously holding her up on purpose. 

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.

Continuing with TOWN IN A SWEET PICKLE
My Friday 56...

She shook her head, She didn't want to think about that right now. Better to keep focused on a more positive outcome. 

Figure out what happened here. Solve this mystery quickly.

by B. B. Haywood

My Review

From the cozy coastal charm, to the delightful cast of characters (More Herr Georg, please B.B.!), the Candy Holliday Mystery series has been one of my go to series since I started reading cozy mysteries several years ago. I was an instant fan with the first book, TOWN IN A BLUEBERRY JAM, and I have read every book in the series since.

TOWN IN A SWEET PICKLE is the sixth installment and one of my favorites (after the first two). It was filled with action and fast paced chapters. So much happened in this story, it made my head spin (in a good way)!

I also love all the celebrations Cape Willington is famous for. This time it was a cooking contest which was a lot of fun, well it was until poisoned pickles turned up. While bad for the characters, it was a good thing for us readers because it led to a great mystery.

Author Haywood also brings out a continuing sub-story that has been building since the first book.

Readers will also enjoy the delicious recipes and helpful canning tips that are included.

I really enjoyed my time with Candy, her father, and friends and look forward to my next visit to Cape Willington.

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  1. TOWN IN A SWEET PICKLE sounds delightful. Thank you for the review.

    1. Jen, thank you for stopping by. The Candy Holliday series is a fun one.

  2. Hi, Lisa, fantastic Friday to you! Those cookies sure look yummy. I love the titles of B. B.'s books.

    1. Hi ya, Pat! I hope your Friday has been completely fantastic!

  3. Delicious excerpts, photos, etc. Thanks for sharing! Here's mine: “THREE DAYS TO FOREVER”

    1. Thank you for coming by Laurel. I stopped in for a visit with your earlier today. Have a great weekend!

  4. Great review, Lisa and the recipe for Doc's Favorite Harvest Cookies sounds delicious!

    1. Susan, they do sound wonderful, don't they? I like that you add or use different fruits. Have a great weekend!

  5. Oh those cookies! This series has been on my radar lately. I definitely want to try it. Love the excerpt!

    1. Katherine, thank you for visiting. Those cookies made my stomach growl.

  6. Sounds like a delightful cozy mystery series. Enjoy!

  7. You got my "Goat!" LOL I didn't see that coming! This sounds absolutely delightful and I love the title and cover. I can't resist a good cozy.
    And your cookies look yummy and easy to make!

    My 56 -

  8. I love that opening, and the recipe sounds divine. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy.
    My Friday post features ROSE’S GIFT.

  9. The cozy sounds wonderfully fun and I couldn't help but laugh at your goatly teaser. Happy reading. Something to much on while reading is always a plus.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  10. I am definitely trying out those cookies, YUM!
    The cozy looks fun too!
    Happy weekend!

  11. Not only does the book sound good but those cookies! I want some NOW!