Friday, May 26, 2017

Cozy Food Friday

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

Today I'm featuring 
Book 14 in the Knitting Mysteries
by Maggie Sefton

The New York Times bestselling author of Only Skein Deep returns as Kelly Flynn and the Lambspun knitters must come together before their whole town unravels…

In Fort Connor, Colorado, the friends at the House of Lambspun knitting shop are welcoming a new face into the fold. Shy, sweet, and pregnant, Nancy Marsted would like to knit a baby hat, and the Lambspun ladies are more than happy to show her the ropes. They share their own pregnancy yarns and soon learn that the father of Nancy’s baby isn’t quite the man she dreamed he was. He’s a cad.

Then one dark night a speeding car fatally mows down the dad-to-be and also strikes a cyclist, spinning the town into a frenzy. Everyone worries that a crazed killer is on the loose. Now it’s up to Kelly and the gang to put down their needles and cut to the chase before the culprit is driven to kill again…


On to the recipe!



All food photos are borrowed courtesy of Google Images.
Your bread may vary in appearance.

From Maggie - This bread is quick to make and crandberries can be found year-round. I kept tinkering with the recipe until I came up with the flavors that I especially like. Give it a try and enjoy!


2 cups all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1½ cups white sugar
1 cup orange juice
¼ cup melted butter
2 eggs
1 cup fresh cranberries (not frozen)
1 cup chopped walnuts
½ cup grated orange peel 

   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
   Grease one regular-sized bread loaf pan (or two small loaf pans). 
   Dust pan lightly with flour, dumping excess.
   Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in large mixing bowl.
   Combine sugar, orange juice, melted butter, ans eggs in another bowl, mixing well. 
   Stir into flour mixture along with cranberries, walnuts, and orange peel.
   Mix well, blending all ingredients.
   Pour into prepared loaf pan.
   Bake for 50 minutes or until knife inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.
   Remove pan to wire rack to cool for 10 minutes, then run knife around edges of pan and turn out onto rack to cool completely. 

Just think about that with some sweet and/or whipped butter. 😊


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

Both the BB and 56 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

"That's a good boy," Kelly Flynn said to her Rottweiler, Carl, who bent his black head to the side, eyes closed, as she rubbed the sweet spot behind his ear.  

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 (65)
Page 56 is blank, so I flipped the 
numbers and am sharing from page 65

"Uh-oh. Not good, not good at all."

"That's for sure."

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  1. Yum! Thanks, Lisa. Happy Friday, to you.

  2. Thanks for sharing your post, Lisa.

  3. The book looks like fun....and I LOVE Cranberry Orange Nut Bread. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. Sounds like a fun read! Happy weekend!

  5. I like Cranberry Bread and will have to give this recipe a try. The series sounds like fun too. This week I'm reading Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost. Happy reading!

  6. I used to love books that included recipes as a kid- that's how I firs started baking. We don't get cranberries much in India, but I know that Cranberry Bread would taste amazing!

  7. That bread looks absolutely delicious. I love the idea of a knitting group solving crimes together. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

  8. That looks like a delicious recipe - minus the walnuts for me though. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  9. Love reading about new books and the bread sounds so delicious.Thanks for