Cozies With Heart: 9 Sweet Valentine Cozy Mysteries
Grab a cup of cocoa and get ready to spend Valentine’s Day with a heart-warming collection of ten Valentine’s themed Cozy Mysteries from some of the most popular authors in the genre: Jodi Rath,
Stephanie Damore, Summer Prescott, Karin Kaufman, Gretchen Allen, CeeCee James, and Donna Walo Clancy. There are short stories, novellas and full-length books in the set, all of which are sure to grab you from the first page and take you on a thrill-filled ride through the sweetest holiday of the year.
Valentine’s Day Berry Cake from author Jodi Rath
Use a mini cast iron when baking for one or two!
Recipe adapted from: https://toasterovenlove.com
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar, divided
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
A pinch of salt
2 tablespoons milk
1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup frozen berries (do not thaw)
Ice cream, melted chocolate chips, whipped cream, yogurt
1. Preheat toaster oven to 350 F and lightly oil a 3.5 inch cast iron skillet.
2. In a small bowl mix together the flour, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, baking powder, and
salt. Stir in the milk, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil until well combined, and no
oil is sitting on the top. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
3. Pour batter into prepared skillet. Top with frozen berries and sprinkle remaining brown
sugar over fruit.
4. Bake at 350 F for 17 to 22 (times may vary depending on your oven) minutes until the
cake is lightly golden and the fruit is bubbly. Allow cake to cool 5 to 8 minutes and serve
warm with your favorite toppings.
Moving into her second decade working in education, Jodi Rath has decided to begin a life of crime in her Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series. Her passion for both mysteries and education led her to combine the two to create her business MYS ED, where she splits her time between working as an adjunct for Ohio teachers and creating mischief in her fictional writing. She currently resides in a small, cozy village in Ohio with her husband and her seven cats.