Lemon Sugar Cookies! What could be better than that. These were so easy to mix up a child could make them. Quick to cook. Quick to cool. And quick to disappear once you start eating them! They are lemony, sugary, Crisp and chewy. We are headed out this weekend for a camping trip to Callaway Gardens. They will be perfect to tagalong with us. I made half the recipe and it made 24 cookies. Perfect for the two of us!
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I chose the theme this week as Spring Harvest. My DH has now informed me that harvest only occurs in the fall. That statement sent me to the dictionary for the true definition of harvest. It is a gathering of the crops. I told him spring has bountiful crops in my opinion! One just has to visit a farmers market to see corn, okra, beans, tomatoes, etc. in abundance!
I wanted to choose a recipe that incorporated a lot of spring vegetables. But then I really wanted a salad. I looked at ellie's salad recipes and she had one for a Cobb salad. I added and subtracted from her recipe. I omitted the hard boiled eggs and ham. I added cucumber and mushrooms. What sets this apart from other cobb salads? The dressing! You can find the recipe Here
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Well Gaye chose " Sweetypie"for our theme this week. I, for some reason , did not notice the "pie" part and I made a cake. In my head I just thought it was a sweet week! Sorry Gaye! I made Ellie Kriegers One Pan Chocolate Cake. It sounded so interesting to me. It contains no eggs or milk. And you mix it up in the same pan you bake it in. What could be easier than that? And the best part is....it is chocolate! And it is delicious! You mix up the dry ingredients in the pan. Then you make a well in the center and pour in the oil and the Vanilla flavoring. Then you pour a mixture of cold water and apple cider vinegar over the dry ingredients and mix together. To make the batter. Just bake and voila. Delicious chocolate cake!
It has been such beautiful weather here lately other than a few thunderstorms. I love that spring is coming! I hope you all are having good weather too! My camper seems to be calling out to me....take me somewhere and soon!
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This week Margaret chose our theme to be lunch.... Soup salad or sandwich! Since I made egg salad sandwiches last week I decided to make soup this time. I think I have made this before, but it was so good it was worth repeating, i made Pasta fagioli with zucchini. I did make one change to the recipe. Hamburger. I just wanted some meat in there! This soup is so easy to make even a beginner could prepare it. I made some little cornbread muffins to go with it. I have to say, we love love love this soup. My DH said it was the best soup he has had in a while! You can find the recipe in Ellie's Weeknight Wonders cookbook. The ingredients are diced tomatoes, garlic, onions, zucchini, chicken broth, and elbow macaroni. Check out our website ewellie.wordpress.com
Well I am a day late with my post. As usual. Kayte chose March to your own Drummer as our theme this week. That gave us a world of recipes to choose from. I wanted a little something light and different for our dinner tonight. We have been traveling and eating big time for the last week. So I chose Ellie's Creamy Curried Egg Salad Sandwiches. I guess I could have cleaned this up a bit for the photo! Lol. The recipe can be found in Comfort Food Fix.
First, if you do not have a rapid egg cooker, you need to run, not walk, to Amazon and order yourself one. I have two. One at home and one in my camper. They only cost about $12.00 or so. They steam eggs. You can have six boiled eggs in about seven minutes and they are perfect every time and easy to peel. No green in the yolks, just beautiful golden.
This was easy to mix up. I would give Ellie's recipe a thumbs up. Egg salad with a kick to it.
We have been camping this week down at St. George's Island. It was good to get away. It was spring break somewhere though and the beach was swarming with young people. There was nothing much to do there and we had some rain, so we played a lot of cards and dominoes, and watched four movies. We saw the Accountant, the Girl on a Train, Hacksaw Ridge, and Arrivals. They were all pretty good, but I guess my favorite out of those four was Hacksaw Ridge. I love a book or movie with a hero. Arrivals with amy adams will put your brain in gear to figure it out. Deep.
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It is cookie day...a day late for me. We make cookies every other Tuesday. This week’s cookie is a “corked” Breton Galette.
I did not have a cork so I used the end of a cheese spreader. However my "cookies" came out more like mini cakes. I guess I cut them too thick? Or they rose to high? So they are not perfect. I filled one with Nutella just to try it. The rest I filled with blueberry preserves. Let me tell you this is delicious. These cookies are so buttery and delicious. Almost like a pound cake taste. Which I love love. But WHAT did I do wrong? I need to know!
I'm so glad I made these. But I want to try them again and see if I can get them to look more like cookies!
The recipe is on page 291 of Dorie’s Cookies. If you love cookies you really need to get Dorie’s Book.
Italian night is our theme this week! So many delicious recipes that I could've chosen! I chose Ellie's chicken zucchini Alfredo. So glad I did! It was easy to make and I had all of the ingredients in my pantry! We both really enjoyed this dish. You sauté some zucchini, then pan sear some chicken, boil the fettuccine, then make a sauce from milk, flour and Parmesan cheese. I have never made Homemade Alfredo sauce but I will be making it again! So delicious!
This week it was my choice of a theme for our Ellie krieger group. I chose as our theme "stuff it." Of course that left me with the task of finding something to stuff. There's always potatoes or mushrooms or turkeys or chickens. I found Ellies stuffed turkey burgers and decided to go with that. They are delicious. I did have to leave out the roasted red peppers though because my husband will not eat them. Although you cannot see it in the picture there is mozzarella cheese stuffed inside. It makes for a very moist burger.
i am a few days late posting for the Ellie Krieger group. Gaye chose mexican madness for our theme this week. After looking through Ellie's recipes, I knew I wanted to try the breakfast burrito. The week got pretty hectic and I never got around to making them for breakfast. So here we are....Sunday afternoon....watching the super bowl and enjoying our breakfast burritos! I know it is not typical Super Bowl food. But I have to say these burritos are delicious. Photo does not do them justice. They are filled with scrambled eggs and cheese, tomatoes, avocado, black beans, rotel and sour cream. Who wouldnt love that? We accompanied them with tostitoes and I made salted caramel brownies for dessert.
This week in our Eating with Ellie group we are making soup! Soup is one of my favorite things to prepare. I chose Ellies fall vegetable soup. While I know it is not fall, it certainly feels like it here in Alabama this week! So it seemed like a good fit for the weather! We have had some beautiful weather lately.
I changed a few ingredients. I do not care for chickpeas so I just added some diced mixed vegetables. I did also add diced butternut squash which the recipe called for. It smells so good cooking! I used spinach instead of kale.
This was a very flavorful soup! We loved it. Will definitely be making this again. You can get the recipe Here or purchase Ellie Krieger's WeeknightWonders.
This week in our Ellie krieger group it was my turn to choose the theme! I chose barnyard fun. So you could make anything that came out of a barnyard! I chose Ellies herbed pork tenderloin. Pretty simple to make. You make a mix of the dry spices and rubs on to the tenderloin. Then you sear it in a skillet for 10 minutes. Then finish cooking in the oven on 450. I made some ranch potatoes to go with it. Served up along side i made my new favorite dish of zucchini, tomatoes and kalamata olives. Just fry that up together in a bit of olive oil until zucchini is tender. This was a great meal.
I love all of Ellies cookbooks that I own. You can easily go to Amazon and order yourself one. You can also find the recipe online Here
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It seems very fitting in these times of unrest and division our nation is experiencing right now to make Dorie's World Peace cookies. These are simple to make and simply delicious. I made this once before when we were in the Tuesday with Dorie group. I had forgotten how good they really are!
Some friends were having us over to learn to play a card game called "hand and foot." I was to bring a sweet. So I killed two birds with one stone and took these World Peace cookies. They were a big hit and we absolutely LOVED the hand and foot card game! I am sure we will be playing it lots in the upcoming months.
My darling husband got me the Cookies with Dorie cookbook for Christmas. I am looking forward to making every single cookie in that book!
The cookie ingredients included flour, brown sugar, cocoa, butter, vanilla flavoring, sea salt and regular sugar. You just mix up and then roll the dough into a log and freeze for a few hours. Then slice and bake for exactly 12 minutes. My cookies might be a bit smaller than Dorie intended. She said to make a 1.5 inch roll and I think mine was more like one inch. But they worked. Oh, and I added a little pecan to the top of a few of them. Just for fun!