Friday, March 13, 2020

Cozy Food Friday!

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

This week's recipe is from
Book 2 in the Georgia Peach Mysteries
(Released on Audio March 3)
by Susan Furlong

Audio cover released March 3 2020

In the refreshing new Georgia Peach Mystery from the author of Peaches and Scream, an upcoming debutante ball turns into the pits when a juicy murder scandalizes a small town.

The annual Peach Cotillion, Cays Mill, Georgia’s biggest event, is fast approaching and Nola Mae Harper is just as excited as the rest of the town—even though she’s busy juggling both the cotillion dinner and the grand opening of her new shop, Peachy Keen. But she never expected that plans for the cotillion would end up in the pits because of the cutthroat competition between local debutantes.
When Vivien Crenshaw, insufferable church organist and despised mother of the town’s spoiled-rotten Peach Queen, is stabbed to death, the police turn to Nola’s friend Ginny as prime suspect. Apparently the two had fought over a one-of-a-kind cotillion gown. As Nola steps in to prove Ginny’s innocence she soon finds herself picking through a bushel of suspects, twice as many motives, and at the mercy of a killer all too keen on killing again.




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Ingredients for Cupcakes

1 box yellow cake mix plus ingredients listed on package
½ cup applesauce
1 15-ounce can diced peaches in heavy syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Ingredients for Frosting

1 stick butter, softened
cup diced peaches
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

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Directions for Cupcakes

   Reserve cup of diced peaches and set aside for the frosting.
   In a large bowl, combine yellow cake mix ingredients according to the package instructions. Add ½ a cup applesauce, the remaining peaches with syrup and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix well. 
   Line a cupcake pan with cupcake foils and fill approximately 2⁄3 full. 
   Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until baked through.

Directions for Frosting

   Using a hand mixer, blend 1 stick of softened butter, cup diced peaches, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract until creamy. Slowly add 2 cups of powdered sugar, mixing as you add. Mix on high as until the frosting becomes light and fluffy. Frost the cupcakes once they are cool. Leftover cupcakes (if there are any!) are best if stored in the refrigerator.
   Yields 24 cupcakes

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Please keep reading to 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.

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 

Debutante Rule #032: Like a magnolia tree, a debutante's outward beauty reflects her strong inner roots . . . and that's why we never leave the house without our makeup on.

My 56 (is from page 256)

" . . . But lucky for us, he was willin' to talk. 'Course, it's not hard to compel a confession from a man who needs medical attention."

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  1. Yum! I would love a cupcake, today (or any day). Happy Friday, Lisa!

  2. thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. how fun these would be for Easter. a cute cover. have a great weekend.
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  3. I can attest that these cupcakes are quite scrumptious and REST IN PEACH is a terrific read!

  4. The book and the cupcakes look so delicious! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  5. I love the sound of this book! And those cupcakes sound so yummy! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  6. Thank you for featuring Rest in Peach on your blog, Lisa. The cupcake photos look amazing. Thank you, thank you!

  7. Totally distracted by the cupcakes. I never use cake mix, but it might be worth it to try these.

  8. Thanks for sharing about the book and the recipe. I like the quotes. Also I haven't made peach cobbler cupcakes before. These ones look delicious.

  9. Cute cupcakes and book! Happy weekend!

  10. The book and the recipe sound so good!