Friday, June 12, 2015


Cozy Food Friday!

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

Today I'm switching things up I'm featuring a recipe from the cozy mystery Blogger/Reviewer
my friend 
Karen Owen

owner of the blog
A Cup Of Tea And A Cozy Mystery

Today's wonderful recipe is 


Sunday morning I woke up with a very strong desire for scones. So I put the kettle on to boil and started to get my scone batter together. I can usually do this in the time it takes for the kettle to boil. I put the flour, sugar, baking powder together, added the margarine (I usually use lard or butter but it was handy so I used it) and went to the fridge to grab the milk and the egg. Then it hit me, I was out of milk. So doing a very quick survey of what I did have came up with Crystal light, Country Time Lemonade and Gingerale. I knew I had blueberries and thought that the lemon in the lemonade would make a lovely addition. Not knowing if it would work or not I substituted the lemonade for the milk and what I ended up with was amazingly light and airy scones.
                                                                                                ~ Karen

Please note this photo is from Google Images


-2 cups of all purpose white flour
-4 tsp baking powder
-1/2 cup of white sugar
-1/2 cup of margarine ( you can use lard, butter which ever)
-1 egg
-2/3 cup of Country time lemonade
-1 cup of frozen blueberries.

Please note this photo is from Google Images


Preheat the oven to 400 F

In a large bowl add your flour, sugar and baking powder. Mix together and add your margarine. Mix until a breadcrumb consistency. 

Please note this photo is from Google Images

Add your egg, lemonade and blueberries. Mix together until all the ingredients are just combined. Don't over mix.

Please note these photos are from Google Images
Please note this photo is from Google Images

Drop large spoonfuls of batter on your parchment lined baking sheet evenly spaced apart. 

I did 12 very large scones you can make 24 smaller ones if you are doing an afternoon tea. These ones I made are the size you would get in a coffee shop.

Bake until the sides and top are slightly golden brown. 

Please note this photo is from Google Images

Enjoy plain or with Devonshire cream,whipped cream or dairy free cream.
Best served warm, with friends or in the company of your cat.

Don't forget to add a pot of your favorite flavor of tea and your very best fine china.

Thank you very much, Karen for sharing thing amazing recipe with us! 

If you want to see more of Karen's beautiful photos and read her wonderful cozy reviews, you can follow her here...

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


My Book Book Beginnings and Friday 56 
for this week are from 

Book 6 in the Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery series 
by Lee Hollis

As the food and cocktails columnist for the Island Times, Hayley Powell attends a lot of events—but this one will be murder…

On the eve of her high school reunion, Hayley dreads seeing the trio of mean girls who used to torment her: Sabrina Merryweather, Nykki Temple, and former prom queen Ivy Foster. These days Ivy wears a different crown as the cupcake queen—and flaunting her success is just the icing on the cake.

But maybe the prom queen should have been voted Most Likely to Die. At the reunion, Ivy is found murdered, cupcakes scattered around her. Is a killer out to teach the mean girls a lesson? As Hayley tries to get the scoop, she’ll have to be careful…or someone may be writing this columnist’s obituary next.

Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley’s kitchen!

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 for this week...

Sabrina Merryweather was not the kind of of woman you kept waiting for long. And Hayley was panic-stricken that she was already a half-hour late meeting her for an after work cocktail. Which explained how the back left tire of Hayley's Kia had just run up over the curb as she tried to quickly parallel park outside her brother Randy's bar, Drinks Like A Fish. 

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...

"Well, since you volunteered . . ."
Why did she say anything? 
She knew what was coming.

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  1. Those scones sound heavenly (and we have blueberries in our freezer right now). Death of a Cupcake Queen sounds like a delightful cozy. I love the name of the bar.
    My Friday post features Widow’s Tears.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sandra! Checking yours out now.

  2. I could really do with a blueberry lemonade scone right about now! :)

    The cover of that book is so cute!

    Check out my 56 (With Book Beginnings).

    1. Thanks for visiting, Lauren! Heading to see you now!

  3. The recipe makes me hungry for scones and the excerpts make me hungry for a mystery. Check out my 56s and BBs at 21 and 22 on Freda's linky. Happy reading!

    1. Kathy, it made my hungry typing it up! Thank you for coming by. Heading to peek at your site now!

  4. Loved it, Lisa! What a great idea, Karen had. I know why the book got your attention! :) Have a delicious, "cupcake" Friday.

    1. Pat, you know I love my cupcakes! But I have been reading this series since the beginning and I adore it! Always makes me laugh out loud.

  5. Yum! I love scones and the blueberry and lemon flavor combination is always a winner. I haven't read this cozy but it looks like a lot of fun. I'll definitely have to add it to the list!

    1. Katherine, I'll admit it, even to the shock of myself, I have never had a scone. But I know they will for sure be something I love!

  6. Ooh, I love scones! And the excerpts and cover are drawing me into this story. Thanks for sharing! Here's mine: “EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES”

    1. Laurel, I am going to have to make some. Thanks for coming by. Going to go check yours out now!

  7. Karen, I love scones and your blueberry lemonade scones look absolutely scrumptious! I'll look up your blog.

    Have a great weekend, Lisa! :)

  8. Sounds good! And that recipe sounds so yummy!

  9. I saw this on her blog! Looks so yummy! I plan on trying this soon! Thanks for sharing Lisa!

  10. I love your tea set! So quaint and as always, a charming and lovely post! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Fun culinary mystery!
    I love scones. Never had blueberry ones though so will have to try the recipe. Thanks!
    Happy weekend!

  12. Amazing selection. I actually kept Karen's blog with that recipe in my email. We love scones and those sound delicious.

  13. Oh my goodness. I love scones. Will have to try this.

  14. Good book, good food...what more can anyone ask for?

  15. Those are some yummy looking scones!
    And the book fits the cooking theme perfectly.

  16. The scones look delicious! Thank you for the recipe.
    Love the cover of the book! Too cute. :)

  17. Those scones sound heavenly! And the excerpts are really interesting, and definitely fit the baking theme.

  18. Oh yummy those scones look delicious. I might have to give those a try.
    Nice 56, that book sounds very interesting.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!