Friday, May 1, 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 13 in the Domestic Diva Mysteries
by Krista Davis

She's a young Martha Old Town Virginia!
New York Times bestselling author Krista Davis delights with the 13th in her enormously popular and completely charming Domestic Diva Mystery series. When a celebrity ghostwriter dies on the job, it's up to Sophie Winston, Old Town, Virginia's favorite entertaining expert and sporadic sleuth, to whip up an impromptu investigation...

Sophie never considered ghostwriting as a side gig, until former actress and aspiring lifestyle guru, Tilly Stratford, trophy wife of Wesley Winthrope, needs someone to write her celebrity cookbook. Sophie agrees, hoping she'll earn enough bread on this assignment to finish her bathroom renovations. But as it turns out, Sophie isn't the first foodie to get a taste for recipe ghostwriting, and if the marginalia are any indication, this project could be a killer...

Wesley claims professional ghostwriter, Abby Bergeron, suddenly abandoned Tilly's cookbook with no warning. But Sophie quickly discovers that Abby may be more ghost than writer now...and her disappearance was no accident. So Sophie cracks open a fresh investigation but sifting the seasoned murderer from this sampling of salty suspects won't be easy. Will Sophie savor another case closed or will the culprit simply melt away?



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1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1½ Tablespoons parsley flakes
½ cup mayonnaise
1 cup panko
½ cup Parmesan cheese
4 chicken breasts

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   Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9 x 9 inch baking pan. Mix the garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, parsley flakes, and mayonnaise in a bowl. 
  Mix the panko and Parmesan cheese in a seperate bowl. 
  Dip the chicken breasts into the mayonnaise mixture and then into the panko  mxture, covering the breasts completely. Pleace the breasts in the baking pan. 
  Bake 30 to 35 minutes until the chicken registers 165 on a themometer. 

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Well, now I know what 
I'm adding to my grocery list!


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 

Dear Sophie,
My mother-in-law takes great pride in her cooking. But it's so hot that I can't eat it. Seriously, my tongue goes numb. I watch the others eat with gusto. Do you think she's adding something to my plate so I won't come to dinner at her house?
Mrs. Numb Tongue in Hazardville, Connecticut
My 56
We turned together as if our move had been orchestrated. 

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  1.! That chicken looks so yummy. Thanks, Lisa. Happy Friday!

    1. Good morning, Pat! Doesn't it? So simple, but it sounds ammazing!

  2. My first line –
    Reverend Staples stood before Hayley and Bruce and all the wedding guests filled the pews of the Congregational church and asked, “If anyone here has just cause why these two people should not be married, speak now or forever hold your peace.”
    My 56 –
    “Look on the bright side, Mom. Now you have a reason to avoid her! It’s actually a win-win!” Hayley said.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. Hi ya, Kay! Oh. My. Goodness! I adore Lee Hollis and the Hayley Powell Mysteries! I haven't stated this one yet.

  3. Must be a good series if it's book 13. :-) I love that recipe too, gonna have to try it. Looks sooooooo good!! Happy weekend, stay safe! I added you to the linky but hope you will still pop by!

    1. Hi Freda. I was just at your blog and commented! I will admit, I have been lax in getting to to everyone's blogs. So, thank you for continuing to add me to linky. Have a great weekend!

  4. Yum! The food and that cover look so tempting. I love cozy kitchens on covers, especially when there is a window seat involved. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  5. The chicken recipe and the book are a hit. I have yet to read a print copy but wow it's something I am going to cook well hubby will! peggy clayton

  6. Those chicken breasts look delish...but mayonnaise? How does that work? Seems like an odd ingredient. Enjoy! My Friday quotes

  7. I know these chicken breasts are delicious!!
    Have a good weekend, Lisa and Tammie!

  8. I'm so far behind on this series. I really want to go back to it. That recipe looks really good.

  9. Nice recipe! Panko gives a great crunchiness :)
    Konna @ The Reading Armchair

  10. I like the quotes. Thanks for sharing about the book and the recipe!