Archive for April, 2012
These are very similar to my ginger cookies, but have a little different texture and a slightly richer taste. They are wonderful! Make some now!
2 cups all purpose flour
2 t baking soda
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground ginger
1/2 t Kosher salt
1/4 c molasses
sugar for sprinkling on the top (I used raw sugar – it’s healthier tee hee)
3/4 cup vegetable shortening melted to equal 1/2 cup
1 extra large egg (I used a plain old large egg)
Melt the vegetable shortening & let it cool
Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt
In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, beat the molasses, sugar, melted shortening and egg at medium speed for 3 minutes – or beat for three minutes with a hand mixer
Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients and incorporate slowly
Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix to combine. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Here the recipe I found said to roll the dough out and cut it, but I’m wayyyy too lazy for that, so I just made little balls and placed them on parchment paper, sprinkled with raw sugar
Bake for about 15 minutes at 325 degrees and eat warm with a glass of milk…
Mary Jo, you rock!
Adapted from “Sunday Suppers at Lucques” by Suzanne GoinPrint This Recipe Tags: Desserts
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This post is part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday and is in honor of the letter “W”. For more wonderful “W” posts, please click here http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/
I picked this little beauty up on my last trip to Walla Walla. It is intended as a “table wine”, a nice well balanced red that works well with food and it fits perfectly in that category. I bought three bottles and have served all three with various menus with great success. VERY food friendly red!
I have never seen it in my local wine store and it may just be available at the winery, so you should probably just plan a trip there right now to pick up a bottle. http://woodwardcanyonwinery.com/
If you take wine tasting trips and have never tried Walla Walla you are really missing out! Let me know if you go and I’ll give you a list of my favorite wineries. I’ve been there a half a dozen times now. It’s a laid back, sweet little town with great restaurants and wineries. There is a nice golf course that sits right outside of town on the edge of an area known as the “wine ghetto”. When I stop there for a few days, I play golf in the morning and taste wine in the afternoon and then take a nap before setting out for dinner with more wine! It’s the perfect getaway…Posted in She Drinks! | 30 Comments »
Start where all things wonderful start, with a pat (extra large) of butter melting in a skillet
Cut fresh corn off two cobs and add to the melted butter, or just add 1/2 bag of frozen corn
let it sizzle for a minute and then add 1 1/2 cups of water (more or less depending on how many people you are feeding)
then slowly add instant polenta a little at a time, waiting a minute to see how much it thickens, until it seems thick enough, let is simmer for a minute or so…
salt and pepper!
Could that be any easier? Seriously good and seriously easy….Print This Recipe Tags: Side Dishes
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