Friday, July 9, 2021

Cozy Food Friday!

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

This week's recipe is from author
Kim Davis

Framed and Frosted, the third book in the Cupcake Catering Mystery series, finds cupcake caterer, Emory Martinez, working at a Laguna Beach society Fourth of July soiree, with her sister and their new employee, Sal. With a host who seems intent on accosting both catering employees and guests alike, things go from bad to worse when he accuses Sal of murdering his long-dead son.

As the crescendo of exploding fireworks overhead becomes the backdrop for cupcakes and champagne, a deadly murder occurs. Can Sal and Emory explain why the cupcake the host ate, after shoving a trayful of buttercream-frosted cupcakes onto Sal, resulted in his death? Or will the guests and detective alike believe that Sal is a murderer? Emory and her octogenarian employer, Tillie, whip into action to find out who framed Sal after he was frosted by the victim.

Includes recipes!


Makes 15


1 box Athens Mini Phyllo Shells

3 ounces goat cheese, room temperature

2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

1 tablespoon heavy cream

1 can cranberry jelly

Extra-small and small star cookie cutters


1.      Follow package instructions and bake the Athens Mini Phyllo shells for 3-5 minutes to crisp. Allow to completely cool to room temperature.

2.      Remove the top and bottom lids of the cranberry jelly and slide the cylinder out onto a cutting board. Slice the jelly into 1/4-inch slices. Using star-shaped cookie cutters, create shapes to garnish filled phyllo cups. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Use remaining cranberry jelly as you desire.

3.      Combine the goat cheese and cream cheese together in a medium bowl, and using an electric handheld mixer, whip on high speed for 1 minute. Add the heavy cream to the mixture, and whip for 2 minutes on high speed, until smooth and fluffy.

4.      Using a pastry bag fitted with an extra-large star tip, pipe the mixture into the completely cooled phyllo shells.

5.      Garnish with the chilled cranberry jelly stars and serve immediately.

One of the fanciest treats I've had on the blog!
Thank you to Kim Davis for sharing them with us!

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Kim Davis lives in Southern California with her husband and Goldendoodle puppy, Missy. When she's not spending time with her granddaughters or chasing the puppy around, she can be found either writing on her next book, or working on her blog, Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder, or in the kitchen baking up yummy treats to share.

She has published cozy mysteries SPRINKLES OF SUSPICION, CAKE POPPED OFF!, FRAMED AND FROSTED and suspense novel A GAME OF DECEIT. She has had several children's articles published in Cricket, Nature Friend, Skipping Stones, and the Seed of Truth magazines. Kim Davis is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much! I think this is probably my favorite cover out of the series :)

  2. Thanks, Lisa. Those do look yummy.
    Happy Friday!

    Pat T

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Pat! I wish I could share a plateful with everyone :)

  3. Having read this fabulous book, I'll leave the giveaway for someone who hasn't. Whoever wins the copy of FRAMED AND FROSTED is in for a wonderful treat. It's a fabulous book, but I'd expect nothing less for this amazing author.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. Thanks so much for your encouragement and support for my writing, Kay!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Lisa! I always look forward to your Cozy Food Fridays and am thrilled to be a part of that again!

  5. Those Phyllis cups look good. Need to keep in mind the next time I need an easy app.

    1. Phyllo cups are SO versatile! I hope you enjoy as much as we did!

  6. That is the cutest cover ever!

    1. Thank you, Linda! I just adore my cover designer!

  7. I have Followed your blog for ages. Thanks so much for such a wonderful Book Review Spot.
    Kim's recipe--> has already got me excited for The holidays it sounds fantastic Thanksgiving & Christmas.
    First We must make it & take it out for a spin. What fun.
    I would love to win an autographed book with the adorable pup on it.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy these appetizers as much as we have. Good luck in the contest!

  8. Thank you for the chance your book looks amazing and fun to read. The recipe sounds delicious.

    1. Thanks, Donamae, and good luck in the contest!