Friday, August 5, 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 5 in the Pawsitively Organic Mysteries
Liz Mugavero

Kristan “Stan” Connor gladly turned tail on her high-flying job and moved to a quaint New England town to sell organic pet treats. But with her nose for solving murders, there’s no such thing as a quiet life…
Summer is winding down in Frog Ledge, Connecticut, but Stan’s love life and career are both heating up nicely. In between planning her new pet patisserie and cafĂ©, Stan is settling into living-in-bliss with sexy pub owner Jake McGee. Love’s on the menu for Stan’s mom, Patricia, too, who’s engaged to Frog Ledge’s mayor, Tony Falco.
Mayor Falco’s dogged ambition isn’t popular among locals, but it’s his executive coach, Eleanor Chang, who’s inspired a dangerous grudge. When Eleanor is found dead, there’s a whole pack of suspects to choose from. Stan has first-hand experience of Eleanor’s unsavory business tactics. But finding out who forced her to take a fatal plunge off the corporate ladder means unearthing some shady secrets…and a killer who’s too close for comfort.

Includes Gourmet Pet Food Recipes!

is available for pre-order and 
December 27, 2106

About Liz

Liz Mugavero is the author of the Pawsitively Organic Mysteries. The first book, Kneading to Die, is a 2013 Agatha nominee for Best First Novel. The series includes A Biscuit, A Casket, The Icing on the Corpse, and Murder Most Finicky. 

Liz has been writing stories since she could hold a pen. Before that, she would tell them to anyone who would listen (not many at the time). After deciding early on she would write books for a living, she practiced by writing bad, angst-filled poems, short stories and even a storyline for a soap opera--all by age 15. She never wavered from her goals despite all the usual questions including, "So are you going to be an English teacher with that degree in English?" or, "That writing thing sounds nice, but how are you REALLY going to make a living?"

She went on to get a master's in writing and publishing and spent time in journalism, PR, communications and presently, marketing. And she's confident this writing thing IS the way to make a living.

Aside from writing, she loves animals (has a houseful), the beach, reading other writers' masterpieces and Starbucks coffee.


Blueberry Biscuits



1½ cup wheat flour
2/3 cup oatmeal​
¼ cup flax seed meal
1 cup blueberries
½ cup vanilla greek yogurt
½ cup water


Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add wet ingredients and mix well. 

Using a cookie scoop, drop tablespoon size amounts of mixture onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.
Cookies may be dehydrated for a longer shelf life. Flax seed is great for good skin and coat health.

I have got to try these out for my pup Emmy!

Emma Belle

Please keep reading and check out my 

installments of 
Book Beginnings on Fridays
The Friday 56


My Book Beginnings and Friday 56
 for this week are from

Book 4 in the Pawsitively Organic Mystery series

The dog days of summer have arrived in the small town of Frog Ledge, Connecticut, and business is booming for Kristan "Stan" Connor. Her Pawsitively Organic pet food has even caught the attention of celebrity pastry chef Sheldon Allyn, who helps Stan open a fancy pet pastry shop in Frog Ledge. A partnership is born, and Sheldon invites Stan to Newport, Rhode Island, for an appreciation weekend he's hosting for all his independent chefs. But the gourmet getaway turns sour when one of the chefs turns up dead, and a second one goes missing. . . 

As Stan tries to figure out who had a recipe for murder, the pool of suspects expands. And if she can't sniff out the culprit soon, this killer may just serve up a second helping of murder. . .

Includes Gourmet Pet Food Recipes!

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 Beginning

"Ouch. The blindfold's too tight." Stan Connor reached up to adjust the scarf digging into her eyes and wondered why on earth she'd agreed to this. 

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

The ugly side to public relations. It was all fun and games until scandal hit. She knew it all to well---she'd lost her own job to a scandal.  

Check out the first four great books in the 
Pawsitively Organic Mysteries!

Book One                                         Book Two

Book Three                                  Book Four

Don't forget to pre-order 
Book Five

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  1. What a delightful cozy series! I'm wondering why she's blindfolded:) And those muffins look delicious! I'd have to remember they were for the dog. LOL

    MY Friday 56 from Save The Last Dance

  2. This does sound like a fun series. I'm featuring a historical mystery this week - These Honored Dead by Jonathan F. Putnam. Abraham Lincoln stars. Happy reading!

  3. Thanks, Lisa. I'm looking forward to reading Custom Baked Murder. If my dogs wouldn't eat the blueberry biscuits, I would! :) Love the pic of Emma Belle.

  4. I love this series and I can't wait to read the newest one. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a fun post and fun series! Not to mention that recipe for the dog treats. My dogs will think it's Christmas! Thanks for sharing. Here's my Friday Meets:

  6. This series looks like so much fun! It's been on my TBR for ages and this has definitely inspired me to pick up the first one in the series. I've done some work in public relations and can definitely relate to that 56!

  7. This sounds like a delightful series! Thanks for the doggie treat recipe.
    My Friday post features STEALING JASON WILDE.

  8. I'll have to try those dog snacks! Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend!

  9. This book looks interesting, thanks for sharing. :-)

  10. How have I missed this series?? I must remedy this oversight ASAP! Thank you for an interesting review and thanks also for the recipe. I'm anxious to see how my two cockers like it!!

  11. Can't wait for the new book in this series.

  12. Starting out with someone blindfolded makes me wonder what is going on. Thanks for sharing.

  13. That whole series sounds like it could be great! And, that recipe sounds so good. :D