Friday, July 3, 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 11 in the Hayley Powell Food & Cocktail Mysteries
by Lee Hollis

For Matron of Honor Hayley Powell, catching a half-baked poisoner before her friend's wedding will be icing on the cake . . .
Liddy Crawford, best friend of food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell, is getting married. The wedding is the talk of the town in Bar Harbor, Maine, including snide gossip about the age gap between the bride and her groom, local lawyer Sonny Lipton. But the cruelty of the comments is nothing compared to the nasty wedding cake baker, Liddy's quarrelsome cousin Lisa.
So when the belligerent baker is found facedown in a three-tier cake, the victim of a poisoned slice, there are more suspects in town than names on the guest list. With Sonny getting cold feet, Liddy getting hot under the frilly collar of her wedding gown, and a killer possibly crashing the ceremony, Hayley vows to solve the crime before her best friend walks down the aisle . . .

Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley’s kitchen!



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2 tablespoons olive oil
6 to 7 cups chopped onion
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
4 ounces shredded Asiago cheese, divided
4 tablespoons chopped chives, divided
2/3cup real mayonnaise
2/3 cup sour cream
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Preheat your oven to 425°F.

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   Add two tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Add your onions to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, then bring your heat down to low and sauté the onions, stirring occasionally, until golden brown---about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. 

   Add your crumbled bacon, half of your Asiago cheese, half of your chives, and the rest of the ingredients, stirring to combine.

   Spray a one-quart baking dish with cooking spray and put your onion mixture into the baking dish. Sprinkle the top with the rest of the Asiago cheese.

   Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Remove and sprinkle with the remaining chives.

   Serve with your favorite crackers and enjoy!

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I can only imagine how wonderful the house would smell with this bubbling in the oven!


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 

"I'd like to propose a toast," Hayley Powell announced raising her fizzy glass of champagne. 

My 56
".  . . . . . I think she planted those mice and the spoiled meat and called the Health Department herself just to get me into trouble!"

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  1. "DEATH OF A WEDDING CAKE BAKER" by Lee Hollis sounds like a great book. Thanks for the recipe. We love anything cheese, but I have to admit I've never eaten Asiago cheese. I would love to try it.

    My first line -
    “If you don’t get your fanny out of that dressing room in the next thirty seconds, I’ll come in and drag you out.”
    My 56 –
    Unfortunately, I’d chosen tthat moment to take a sip of coffee. I nearly choked.
    WED, READ & DEAD by V. M. Burns
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Looks like a good one! I do love weddings!! :-) Happy Independence day weekend! I added you to the linky.

  3. Yummy dip! The book looks good, too. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE SWAP”

  4. This sounds like a great read! And that dip looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

  5. I love this series, and thank you for sharing the recipe.

  6. Oooohhhh...that dip looks so delicious. I've been wanting to read this series. It sounds so good. Have a great weekend!

  7. A wedding and murder make a great cozy mystery. This sounds like a good book. I hope you have a great weekend. Stay safe and well.