Saturday, December 24, 2016

Ewe - it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!




I am running a couple of days behind!  I would be willing to bet some of you are as well?  After all tis the season!  Kayte chose as our theme this week to do foods regarding Christmas. There are so many choices out there. I decided to think outside the box and make a little healthy breakfast dessert. You could eat it at anytime of the day. But we chose to add it to our Christmas Eve breakfast as a special treat. It is extremely easy to whip up. It is vanilla yogurt, frozen raspberries, whipped cream and confectioner sugar.  I did not add the confectioners sugar but instead added a teaspoon of peach schnapps just to seem a little more festive!  The name of the dessert is raspberries fool.  Not sure why Ellen Krieger called it that but it is delicious.  We thoroughly enjoyed our little treat and the added sugar was not needed.  You can find the recipe online.
Blessings to your family during this holiday season and happy new year!  Hoping 2017 brings health, happiness and peace to all.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

TWD...Christmas Spiced Cookies



This is my second of the two choices for cookies this month.  The first was pfefferneusse and this one are spiced Christmas cookies.  They are basic  Dorie's Good for Almost Anything Vanilla Sugar Cookie dough mixed with Christmas spices, cut into shapes, sprinkled with sugar and baked.  Instead of adding more sugar sprinkling on top, I sprinkled a few of mine with extra cinnamon.  These cookies are tasty and easy to make!   Who could not like a good spicy cookie!  

Happy holidays to all!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

EWE - nuts and Such




I chose our theme this week and it is nuts and such for our Ellie Krieger group.  I know with that title you were probably expecting NUTS or such.  You are getting the such, with nuts on top!  I was planning to make Ellie's spiced nuts,  but then I saw this Sweet Potato  casserole and decided to go with that.  It is, after all, topped with pecans!  Since there are only two of us here, I decided to just put it into two little ramekins to bake instead of doing an entire 9 x 13 casserole.  It worked great for us!   We love love love sweet potatoes!  I'm so thankful I have a husband who will eat almost anything that I cook.  The exceptions are onions and bell peppers, and turnip greens.   I even have him eating grits now!

This is a healthy version of the old tried-and-true recipe we all made years ago for Thanksgiving.  I loved it.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

EWE - When life gives you lemons...



Gaye chose our theme this week for our Ellie Krieger group.  When Life Gives You Lemons.  I am a huge huge fan of lemons.  Love the lemon in my tea.  My dh does not like lemon in his so he always gives me his slice.   There were so many different ways I could have gone with this theme.  I chose Ellie's 25 minute lemon orzo  pilaf.   This was so easy to make and I do not believe it took even 25 minutes!
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Monday, December 5, 2016

TWD-Dories's Pfefferneusse cookies

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For  Tuesdays with Dorie, Dorie's Cookies.   Can you pronounce pfefferneusse?  I would say the proper way is feffer nussa.  If you disagree, please tell me!  The name means pepper nut and both are ingredients in this delicious cookie, along with several other flavorful spices.  I used lemon zest in mine.  My kitchen smells so good!   I love baking things that fill the house with spicey goodness.  I only cooked these eighteen minutes instead of the 20-22 indicated.  And they are plenty done.  These are the perfect cookie to eat while you have an afternoon cup of tea or coffee.  Just slightly sweet and nicely flavored.  Love them!
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