Friday, September 9, 2016

Cozy Food Friday is one of my favorite blog days. And there is one special Cozy Food Friday that was so fun for me I just had to share it again. 

Flashback Friday
brings to you...
December 18, 2014!
(Which for some odd reason was on a Thursday that year.)


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 11 in the Zoe Donovan Mystery series
Kathi Daley

Christmas in Ashton Falls is always a magical time of year. The first big snow has arrived, the tree in the town square has been decorated, the window displays completed, and Hometown Christmas is just around the corner. Zoe finds herself knee deep in holiday shopping and Children’s wishes as she and Zak play host to nine year old Scooter Sherwood and his friend Alex. Although a bit hectic, the magic of Christmas is in full bloom and things couldn’t be more perfect until Zoe finds the body of history teacher Holly Jolly in the Ashton Falls High School Christmas Tree lot run by best friend Levi Denton and is pulled into a dangerous holiday investigation.

14 recipes included - all submitted by readers

On to the yummy recipe!


This recipe holds a special place in my heart. 
This is Verma Doris Kelley's (My Mom) Potato Candy.

I don't remember a Christmas that Mom didn't make her potato candy. It was always a big hit with family and friends. 


1 large potato (think baking size)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Powdered sugar (confectioner's); have a 2-lb bag at the ready (will not use all)
Peanut butter (creamy works best)


Peel potato and boil in plain hot work until fully cooked (do not add salt!)

Mash potato until there are no lumps. Let cool to room temp. 

Once potato is cool, add in vanilla and as much powdered sugar as needed to make mixture into a rollable, dough like texture.

For a more festive look, divide the candy "dough" and add red food coloring to one half, green to the other.

Roll out into 1/2 inch thick circle. Spread entire surface with creamy peanut butter about a 1/4 inch thick. 

Roll mixture like a jellyroll (log), wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Remove from refrigerator, unwrap, and slice into thin slices. 

Keep refrigerated when not serving. 

Perfect and tasty gift.

Drizzle with chocolate for a special treat. Semi-sweet or Dark chocolate would work best since these are very sweet. 

Be sure to give these a try. 
If you do, I'd love to see photos.
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CHRISTMAS COZY by Kathi Daley 

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Book Beginnings on Fridays
The Friday 56

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 11 in the Zoe Donovan Mystery series
My Book Beginnings for this week..

Friday. December 5

"Frosty the Snowman" blared over the loudspeaker as I helped my best friend, Levi Denton, set up for the first annual Ashton Falls High School Christmas Tree Lot. Levi is a couch and physical education teacher at the high school, and as a teacher, he was required to preform a certain number of adjunct (extracurricular) hours each year. Because he hadn't logged any hours in the past two years, he'd been asked---ordered---by Principal Joe Lamé to manage the tree lot, which would be staffed by the students who'd volunteered to cover the various shifts. 

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 the CHRISTMAS COZY theme
My Friday 56...

Something just wasn't adding up. How could a woman with such a big heart not have any close friends?

And just for fun.

Page 32

"I've been dying to try Lisa's recipe for potato candy, so maybe if we invite her, she can be persuaded to bring the candy as her offering." 

She's talking about me! :-) 
How fun is that?

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  1. This post was memorable, Lisa. When I saw the book I remembered your Mom's Potato Candy recipe. Happy memories and have a good Friday!

  2. Sounds like fun. First time I saw this. But I am coming back. Thanks for the review.
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  3. Book sounds Great and Potato Candy looks delicious was just talking about it the other day Thanks for the recipe

  4. I must admit that I'm not quite ready for Christmas stuff...but your book feature is tempting me. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  5. The recipe looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Christmas Cozy sounds like a delightful book. I've never heard of potato candy, but it sounds delicious and easy to make. I'll try it!
    My Friday post features CHESTNUT STREET by Maeve Binchy.

  7. I have never made potato candy before, but it looks so simple and delicious.

  8. This sounds like an interesting recipe. I've never heard of potato candy before. This week I am spotlighting Project Elfhome by Wen Spencer - a linked short story collection. Happy reading!

  9. I have made this recipe before, it tastes like an Abba Sabbath. But will not pull your teeth out. Delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I adore the recipe. I have not seen it before but it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing it. Christmas Cozy is on my to buy list. Thsnks for sharing about the book and the great recipe.

  11. I've never heard of potato candy. I must give that recipe a try.

  12. I can almost smell them! Looks so yummy:) And the cozy looks cute. I'm already looking for Christmas themed reads.

    My Friday 56 from Doggone It

  13. I really have to catch up on Kathi Daley's books. I love them!

  14. Potato candy? I haven't tried this yummy treat, but it looks amazing. Hope you enjoy your read and your weekend!

  15. I remember seeing a potato candy post once before... sounds neat to eat! :-) Love the Christmas choice too! The season is coming soon!!
    Happy Sunday!

  16. Potato candy? I don't think I have ever had anything like that before.

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).