Friday, January 11, 2019

Cozy Food Friday!

That means it's time to share a recipe from 
another great cozy mystery!
This week's recipe is from
by Ginger Bolton

Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. But after murder claims a favorite customer, Emily can’t rely on a sidekick to solve the crime—or stay alive.

If Emily has learned anything from her past as a 911 operator, it’s to stay calm during stressful situations. But that’s a tall order when one of her regulars, Georgia Treetor, goes missing. Georgia never skips morning cappuccinos with her knitting circle. Her pals fear the worst—especially Lois, a close friend who recently moved to town. As evening creeps in, Emily and the ladies search for Georgia at home. And they find her—murdered among a scattering of stale donuts . . .

Disturbingly, Georgia’s demise coincides with the five-year anniversary of her son’s murder, a case Emily’s late detective husband failed to solve before his own sudden death. With Lois hiding secrets and an innocent man’s life at stake, Emily’s forced to revisit painful memories on her quest for answers. Though someone’s alibi is full of holes, only a sprinkling of clues have been left behind. And if Emily can’t trace them back to a killer in time, her donut shop will end up permanently closed for business . . .


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cranberries, chopped*
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • ¼ teaspoon orange extract
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vegetable oil with a smoke point of 400 degrees or higher, or follow your deep fryer manufacturer's instructions

  1. Stir flour and sugar together with a fork.
  2. Stir in eggs, milk, cranberries, walnuts, orange zest, and orange extract until blended.
  3. When oil reached 370 degrees (F), drop batter by large spoonfuls into the oil without crowding them. Fry until both sides are golden, approximately 1 minute per side, turning once. Lift basket to drain, then drain fritters on paper towels.  
  4. While still warm, roll in granulated sugar and serve.
  5. *If fresh cranberries are out of season, substitute frozen or dried cranberries.

Don't those look great?
A big THANK YOU to 
Kim McMahan Davis
for the use of her amazing, drool causing photos!

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

Both the BB and 56 are 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.

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 Book Beginnings

Tom stopped coating hot apple fritters in that tantalizing mixture of cinnamon and sugar. He stared over the the half wall separating Deputy Donut's kitchen from our dining area. "One of our regulars is missing."

My 56

"What I remember would be called circumstantial. Very circumstantial."

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. I sure could enjoy those fritters this morning. Happy Friday!

  2. How could they know a regular was missing?! Already I'm a skeptic but I am intrigued too! Those fritters look scrumptious!! I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

  3. MMMMM fritters. They look a lot like the beignets I had in New Orleans recently. :-) Thanks for stopping by my Friday Memes.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  4. I loved this book. Isn't that a great cover?

  5. I love a good cozy...and some fritters sound good, too. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  6. Thank you, Lisa! And for anyone who is curious about what happens next, here's a link to the entire first chapter:

    That chapter doesn't go all the way to page 56, though, sorry!

  7. I'm ready for breakfast at suppertime now:) I've been wanting to try this author. And always thrilled to start a new cozy series. Sounds like fun:)

    My Friday 56 from The Haunting Of Henderson Close

  8. Kiss Viktor for me.
    Ester Beachy frowned at the bedroom she’d just finished cleaning – his bedroom.
    THE SNOW GLOBE by Laura V. Hilton
    My 56 – “You haven’t done anything except sit there and stare at the pipes.”
    His face warmed. “Thinking.” And that would have to stop.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  9. This sounds like a fun read. And those fritters look delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Marie @ Pages to Explore

  10. Looks very charming. Hope you enjoy you weekend and your current read!

  11. These recipes always sound so good! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. :)