Friday, February 1, 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 Sarah Graves

The island fishing village of Eastport, Maine, has plenty of salty local character. It also has a sweet side, thanks to Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree, her best friend Ellie, and their waterfront bake shop, The Chocolate Moose. But when island life is disrupted by the occasional killer, Jake and Ellie put their chocolate treats aside to make sure justice is served. 
This summer, Eastport’s favorite lovebirds, kindergarten teacher Sharon Sweetwater and Coast Guard Captain Andy Devine, are getting married. The gala reception is sure to be the fΓͺte of the season, especially with a wedding-cake-sized whoopie pie courtesy of The Chocolate Moose. For Jake and Ellie, the custom-ordered confection will finally reel in some much-needed profits. But the celebratory air, and sweet smell of success, are ruined by foul murder.
When Sharon’s bitter ex-boyfriend Toby is poisoned with an arsenic-laced milkshake, Andy is jailed as the prime suspect and the wedding is cancelled, whoopie pie and all. Then Sharon makes a shocking confession—one that sounds like a fishy attempt to get Andy off the hook. Now both the bride and groom are behind bars. And with the fate of The Chocolate Moose at stake, it’s up to Jake and Ellie to catch a poisonous predator before someone else sips their last dessert.

Includes a Recipe!



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1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup softened butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup crystallized ginger, very finely chopped
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

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   Mix together the flour, baking powder, and ground ginger. In another, larger bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until creamy, mix in crystallized ginger, and beat in the egg and the vanilla. Then mix the dry ingredients into the moist ones and stir until well blended. Last, mix in the chocolate chips.

   Now take a large serving spoon and scoop all the batter up into it. Drop the batter from the spoon into your hand and use both hands to form a 12-inch-long log. Place the log onto the cookie sheet.

   Bake the log at 325 degrees for 25 minutes, remove from oven, cool for ten minutes, and then slice the log with a sharp knife into 12 slices, leaving the slices standing up, separate from one another on the cookie sheet. Return them to the oven for 5 minutes to dry them out a bit (or if you like them very crunchy, for up to 10 minutes). 

   This recipe makes a dozen.

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Perfect treat with your favorite hot drink. Can't you just feel yourself warming up?


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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.

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

Flailing his arms wildly, Eastport, Maine's local bad boy Toby Moran flew out the front door of the Rubber Ducky Bar & Grille as if shoved hard from behind.

My 56

. . . I'd have been scared, too. Except for the method, which still had to be nailed down, from the cops' point of view it all couldn't have been neater if it had come in an envelope marked: "Contents: One Murder Conviction."

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  1. WOW! I’d love to be reading DEATH BY CHOCOLATE MALTED MILKSHAKE by Sarah Graves while eating some Ginger Chocolate Biscotti. Both sound deliciously good!

    My first line -
    Wednesday – Fourteen Days Before Christmas
    Malcolm MacGregor glanced around the dining room of Cantalamessa’s Gourmet Pizzas and More on Highway 10 in Euless, Texas. Each time he’d eaten here, he’d chosen to sit at an out-of-the-way table, separated from most other patrons.
    My 56 –
    Saturday – Eleven Days Before Christmas
    AN early morning text from Malcolm woke Alanza on Saturday. She didn’t have to work this weekend, so she’d planned on sleep late. His words on her phone illuminated the darkness.
    THE 12 GIFTS OF CHIRSTMAS by Lena Nelson Dooley
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. The cover is so fun and it sounds like another great cozy. And now I'm craving something sweet. LOL

    My Friday 56 from Match Me If You Can

  3. Sounds like a fun read, and boy do I love biscotti! I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

  4. Both the book and the biscotti sound good. I love the title of the book and name of the bar. I'm featuring The Military Wife by Laura Trentham from my review stack this week. Happy reading!

  5. That Ginger Chocolate Biscotti looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :-)

  6. I've been wanting to read Sarah Graves' books for awhile now. This one sounds like it fun. I hope you love it. Have a great weekend.

  7. The recipe looks delicious!