Friday, July 31, 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 3 in the Sugar & Spice Mysteries
by Mary Lee Ashford

When editor Sugar Calloway and baker Dixie Spicer went into business creating cookbooks, they found a sideline as amateur sleuths. Now a bitter family grudge could leave a fatal aftertaste…

At Sugar & Spice Community Cookbooks, the friends and business partners have secured a tasty new commission: producing a cookbook for the Arbor family. The Arbors have made their fortune in quiches, and Sugar and Spice have been invited to a weekend gathering where all the siblings, along with crusty matriarch Marta, will be in attendance. But it’s soon clear that this trip will come with a hefty slice of drama.

Theo, the only grandson, arrives with his flaky fiancΓ©e, Collette, who quickly stirs up trouble . . . and is found dead the next day. As the investigation unfolds, secrets—and recipes—are shared, and Sugar and Spice realize just how messy and murderous the situation may be. As another family member falls ill, can they solve the case without getting egg on their faces . . .and a target on their backs?

* Includes delicious recipes! *



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2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts cooked, chilled for a bit, and diced.
1 cup chopped celery
1½ cups halved seedless red grapes
2-3 green onions, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
½ teaspoon dried dill weed
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup sliced almonds

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   1. Place the diced chicken, celery, green onions and grapes in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.

   2. In a separate bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients (except for the almonds) until well mixed. Pour the mixture over the chicken salad and stir, making sure the chicken in thoroughly coated. 

   3. Cover and chill for at least two hours. 

   4. Sprinkle a few almonds on the chicken salad just before serving.

   5. Greer serves her chicken salad on croissants, but you can us sandwich bread or wraps just as easily. Or of you're watching your carbs, it's also good on a bed of butter lettuce.

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Hmmm, I have some leftover chicken in the fridge. Oh yeah, going to have chicken salad tonight!


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 

"Quiche me, you fool."

My 56

We were on our way to the Land Rover when I heard my name called. I turned back.

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  1. That looks delicious!
    Thanks, Lisa.
    Happy Friday!
    Pat T.

  2. YUMMY!

    Can't wait to read "QUICHE OF DEATH"

    My first line -
    Exposed, Kiley felt exposed.
    My 56 –
    “Sometimes I lose my filter.”
    MINUTES TO DIE by Susan Sleeman
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Sounds very good thanks, I love Quiches I get ours at Trader Joe's

  4. I've never been a chicken salad person, but the book sounds fun! Happy weekend!

  5. LOVE chicken salad :-)
    Yum yum yummy..
    Quiches are a favorite, so easy I put together and looks fancy.
    BRAVO :-)