Friday, April 21, 2017

Cozy Food Friday

and a


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

Today I'm featuring a recipe from
Book 24 in the Country Store Mysteries
Kathi Daley

In the first ever crossover episode, Zak and Zoe join forces with Hawaiian visitors Luke and Lani, to find out who killed a historian visiting Ashton Falls in order to find a treasure map left by his grandfather a hundred years earlier. Meanwhile, Ellie and Levi move in with Zak and Zoe while the boathouse is being renovated and Alex helps Ellie prepare the nursery for baby Eli who is due to be born any day. Throw in some humor and Easter fun and you have a Zak and Zoe crossover mystery.

About Kathi

Author of the Zoe Donovan cozy Mystery Series, Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery series, Whales and Tails Island Mysteries, Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mysteries, Writers Retreat Southern Seashore Mysteries, and Seacliff High Teen Cozy Mystery Series. 

Come for the murder, stay for the romance.

Kathi lives in the beautiful alpine community of Lake Tahoe with her husband Ken and dog Echo. When she's not writing she enjoys hanging out on the beach with her children and grandchildren. During the summer she enjoys hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and sunset cruises on the lake. During the winter she enjoys cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and curling up by a fire with a good book.

Kathi uses her mountain home as inspiration for her books, all which include appearances by the wildlife she shares her life with. 

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On to the recipe!


Food photos courtesy of and borrowed from 
Google Images with thanks
Your finished pie will vary in appearance


¼ cup light corn syrup
2 tbs. brown sugar
3 tbs. butter
2½ cups Rice Krispies cereal

   Combine corn syrup, brown sugar, and butter in saucepan. 
   Cook over medium heat until it boils. Pour over Rice Krispies. 
   Stir together and then press into buttered pie plate.


½ cup peanut butter
½ cup chocolate fudge sauce
3 tbs. corn syrup
(Note: I often make extra topping and pile it on thick. It’s up to you.)

   Mix together and spread half on piecrust. 
   Layer in softened ice cream. 
   I use vanilla, but coffee or chocolate works as well. 
   Spread other half of topping over top.

Freeze for 2–3 hours.

Oh my goodness. Yum! 
Now I want some ice cream!


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

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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

The sun shining through the bedroom window gave evidence to the fact that it was going to be a sunny spring day. I glanced at my husband, Zak Zimmerman, who was snoring softly beside me before slipping quietly out of bed.

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 

Okay, that was surprising. What was the man doing out on the lake at six o’clock in the morning?

“Given the timeline,” Ethan continued, “do you think ____ ___ ______ is actually the one who killed him?”

“____? No. Why would you say that?”

Ethan didn’t answer, but I thought he must be sorting things out in his own mind. “I don’t know,” he finally said. “I guess I’m just tired and looking for answers. The alteration in the timeline has me imagining all sorts of strange scenarios.” 

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  1. Thanks, Lisa! That pie looks so yummy! Happy Friday, to you.

  2. The Fudge Sundae Pie looks so yummy....and I love Lake Tahoe. Eager to read this series. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “WOMAN NO. 17”

  3. Can't wait to read this one and I wouldn't mind eating some of that pie, too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you for the review and recipe, Lisa. I have some catching up to do with Zoe and Zach!

  5. Thanks for the opportunity. Recipe looks great. Passing on sugar for a while.

  6. The pie looks great. I haven't read either of these series. They sound good. Come see what Grave Visions by Kalayna Price has to offer. Happy reading!

  7. Love this series. please let me get a paper copy,Georgette Thaler

  8. The fudge sundae pie looks delicious! I have to try and make it. Thanks!

  9. Can't wait to try that pie! Thank you!

  10. That pie looks so good!!! Love fudge and ice cream together!!!! Thanks for the great review and recipe!

  11. Your blog is making me very hungry. The Rice Krispies crust looks like it could be useful for several pies I make. I'll have to give it a try.

  12. I love Kathi Daley books and anything mentioning,treasure and maps gets my attention immediately!! *LOL* And that pie with the Rice Krispie crust looks and sounds SO good! OK I want some ice cream now too Lisa!! :)

  13. You had me with Fudge Pie! :-) Happy weekend!

  14. Thank you for the great review & pie. Wow that looks so good. Wish I had some now while I read my next Kathi Daley book.

  15. I have to make the recipe never thought about using Rice Krispies for the crust.

  16. That's a neat crust! I have to make it. Characters from another book is cool. I want to read it soon.