Wednesday, November 27, 2013
shortbread recipe is no secret but the secret ingredient will have people guessing if you don't tell them what it is. Ingredients 1 1/4 cup flour, 3 Tlb. white sugar, 1/2 cup very soft butter (or 1 stick butter. Directions Cream the butter and the sugar together until very well blended and fluffy. This is where you add the secret ingredient. Open up two individual tea bags of double chai tea and grind to a fine powder. Cream this finely ground tea into your butter and sugar then add the flour one 1/2 cup at a time mixing well after each addition
Friday, November 22, 2013
I can officially start thinking about the holidays ahead and all the treats and goodies I swear I won't eat...I must like lying to myself. I got all my fall bulbs into the ground yesterday after work and I know the squirrels will be thrilled. My daughter said they were probably watching me from the cedar tree across the street in anticipation of those tasty tulip bulbs. Every year the squirrels dine on my bulbs and then bury walnuts in my flower bed. Crazy I know.
Monday, November 18, 2013
This is one of those recipes that is so good you can invite people over for dinner to share in the deliciousness of the finished product knowing full well you are going to get many kudos and pats on the back for making said wonderful dish. This is the Sunday roast to beat all Sunday roast and people will think you spent hours perfecting this beautiful piece of meat.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
In my area last summer cherries went on a sale in a phenomenal way (under 2.00 a lb.), so I bought a couple pounds for eating and another pound for trying my hand at making Maraschino Cherries. I found a recipe simple enough and I had everything to make to make them. These cherries turned out super delicious full of flavor and makes me wish my cherry tree was older/bigger and produced enough cherries for me to make these more than once a summer.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
I got this recipe off of a recipe card that came in the mail with some book offer or some recipe card offer about 12 years ago, and it has been a family favorite since the first time I made it.
Monday, November 4, 2013
I started a project some months back and it is going slow, but happily I am making progress. My kitchen is small and I have to make due for now with what I have. I also like to keep things as organized as possible and nicely labeled. Not always easy when you are dealing with limited space and someone who likes to cook and bake as much as I do. To say the least I have tons of spices, herbs, and dried treasures in jars that only I know what they are...imagine a apothecary shop and you have my spice shelf and cupboard. I like reusing glass jars and canning jars to store items in and I also like to recycle spice jars and bottles as well, so I needed to find something to label them with that could be reused as well as the jars and bottles. Etsy. I always seem to find the neatest little treasure that I just can't live without and they have never let me down when it comes to finding gifts for friends and family, so I figured they could help me with my organizational issues, and they did. I found the perfect shop to take care of my spice shelf and pantry shelf issues/needs. I love the little chalkboard design labels, and the pens work great. I have had my pen for over a year and it has not dried up. I use a couple of different sizes to label all my jars and bottles. Oh it will probably take me another year to get everything finished, but I will get there sooner or later. It is nice having everything visible and knowing how much I have of one thing and if I need more of another. Eventually I will have all matching jars and bottles...but seriously one step at a time. The best thing about the pen that I use is that the ink/chalk does not wash off with water, but will come off if you dampen a paper towel with some Windex, so you can start over with a fresh slate if you misspell a word or need to put something different in the bottle or jar.