Friday, January 15, 2016

Cozy Food Friday 

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

Today I'm featuring a recipe from
Book 3 in the PAW & CLAWS Mysteries
Krista Davis

The New York Times bestselling author of The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer and The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss returns with a tail of a ruff winter…

This January, Wagtail, Virginia, the top pet-friendly destination in the country, is throwing a fun murder mystery weekend—but no one expected the real thing...

Holly Miller is delighted her grandmother has finally left the Sugar Maple Inn to take a well-deserved vacation. It means Holly’s in charge, but running the inn might be more challenging than she realized. Wagtail’s throwing a weekend-long murder mystery game to draw in tourists during the slow season, the inn has a full house, and a blizzard is on the way. 

Trouble is unleashed the night the game begins, when the storm blows in and the lights go out.  It gets worse the following morning when Holly’s Jack Russell terrier, Trixie, discovers a body—one that’s actually dead. Now Holly, her calico kitten Twinkletoes, and Trixie must play by the rules and find one dirty dog...

Delicious recipes for owners and pets included! 

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On to the recipe!

(For people)


3 cups cooked elbow macaroni
1½ tablespoons unsalted butter + more for brushing
4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, divided
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
¾ cup milk 
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese. shredded
2 ounces cream cheese 
2 slices crisp bacon, crumbled 
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten 
2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs  


Preheat oven to 425°F

Use one 24-mini-cupcake pan or two 12-mini-cupcake pans.
Brush each well of the pan with butter. Sprinkle the wells with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. 
Over the sink, turn the pan to distribute, much as you would to flour a cake pan. 

Melt 1½ tablespoons butter in a heavy pot and whisk in the flour. 
Cook about 2 minutes and whisk in the milk. 
Bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes, whisking. 
Add the cheeses and whisk until melted. 
Remove from heat and whisk in the egg yolk.  

Fold in the macaroni and the crumbled bacon. 
Use a measuring spoon to add a heaping tablespoon to each well. 
Mix 2 tablespoons Parmesan with the panko and sprinkle over each well. 
Bake for 10 minutes. 
Let stand for 5 minutes. 
Use a thin knife to loosen and remove. 

All photos courtesy of Google Images. 
Your dish may vary in appearance.

Show of hands...who's going to be making these? 

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installments of 
Book Beginnings on Fridays
The Friday 56


My Book Beginnings and Friday 56
 for this week are also 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

My Book Beginnings...

"These are the murder weapons." Val Kowalchuk reached into the chestnut leather tote she had brought with her and pulled out a pearl-handled pistol. 

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...

"I'll do it. You might need to distract them, though. The dock is visible from the windows."

"Would you?" Shelley brightened up considerably. 

"Sure, where's the clever? I'll do it right now." 

"In the kitchen." 

I followed Shelley and slipped the weapon inside me jacket.

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  1. I love the Paws and Claws Mystery series, and I wish I lived in Wagtail. Murder Most Howl sounds like a wonderful book. :)

  2. Thanks, Lisa. I love this series. I'd eat these mini mac and cheeselets for breakfast, if I had them!

  3. What an interesting recipe! SUGAR MAPLE INN
    MINI MCA AND CHEESELETS I've never seen anything like it.

    Lisa, if you make this, please let me know what you think. Thank you.

  4. The recipe looks interesting - not sure it's something I want to try but I would sure enjoy tasting them if someone else made them for the beginning and the 56 - will have to add Murder Most Howl to my reading list - here's my Friday post

  5. I am going to start this series soon and I can't wait. I am new to cozies and have so much catching up to do!! :)

    Friday Memes

  6. Hi,
    Haven't read this series, but I'll be checking it out. Have a great day!

  7. That recipe looks really good. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  8. I loved this book and will be making the MINI MCA AND CHEESELETS this weekend. It's supposed to be cold Sunday so we are staying home with a Harry Potter marathon with the kiddo. These will be perfect to nibble on. =) Thanks!

  9. I love cozies, and this one sounds like so much fun! Wagtail, that's so cute! I love the recipe too! Thanks for visiting my Friday post!

  10. Haha, I love the title! You made those savoury tarts look good!

  11. This sounds like a fun mystery series. The recipe sounds good too. My book this week is Unholy Blue by Darby Kaye. Happy reading!

  12. The recipes look good and so does the book!

  13. First I have to say this is absolutely one of my favorite series and if you havent read it, do it now!! Love the recipe and the page today!!

  14. Mystery and a munchie, can't beat that. Thanks for dropping by my blog, Lisa. Have a great weekend.

  15. You always post such yummy recipes I forget I am here about the Book Beginnings. Ha! My Friday Quotes

  16. Aww! That cover is so cute - and the recipe sounds delicious! I'll have to try it!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

  17. Quite an intriguing 56! Sounds like a decent cozy! Happy Sunday!