Monday, December 21, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I've been making this same recipes with my mom and sister for 27 years. We always made dozens of cookies to give away to friends and family... And a couple very elaborate ones we saved for Santa.
I copied this recipe from my Mom's Better Homes & Gardens cookbook into my journal of recipes I started 5 years ago... Other things in the journal include creme brûlée, Outrageous Brownies, and Beef Tenderloin.
2 sticks of butter
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp of vanilla
1 tsp of cream of tarter
1 tsp of baking soda
Whip together butter and sugar, then stir in remaining ingredients. Roll out dough and cut shapes. Bake for 6-8 minutes at 350 degrees.
Friday, December 4, 2009
I start by doing the white icing, then I fill in with the red. I use royal icing- it is very shiny and glossy.
4 egg whites
4 cups of powdered sugar
Beat the egg whites until frothy. Add in the powdered sugar until smooth.
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Monday, November 30, 2009
This is our turkey pre-roasting. I stuffed it with lemon, garlic, onion, thyme and sage. I'll have to track down a photo (Mom?) of the turkey post-roast... I was too busy drooling to take a photo.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
1 large head of garlic
1/4 cup of olive oil
12 ounces of soft goat cheese
1 baguette, sliced
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut top 1/4 inch off heads of garlic to expose cloves. Place garlic in small baking dish. Add oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Turn garlic cut side up. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake until garlic skins are golden brown and cloves are tender, about 55 minutes. Cool. Squeeze garlic cloves from skins. In an oven proof dish, place goat cheese. Bake for 10 minutes. Searve with sliced baguettes.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Gather the roses, then wrap with floral tape. Start adding the wheat around the outside, creating a collar of wheat. Then continue to tape until you have a sturdy handle.
Next, I sprayed the pumpkins with a soft gold spray paint. Be sure to spray about 12 inches from the pumpkin in light layers.
This bouquet is another example of rustic and refined - I made it with ivory garden roses, soft pink tea roses and wheat.