Sunday, June 24, 2012
After my son Timmy had finished his Father's Day deliveries,my neighbor Maria surprised me with a bag of delicious cookies that she had made that day.She also,was kind enough to share the recipe.I love pine nuts,and am a self-professed chocoholic,so naturally I loved them!This is an easy recipe,that reminds me of a shortbread cookie with cocoa.....it is a perfect accompaniment to a glass of tea or coffee,or in my case,a big glass of ice cold milk.Enjoy!
1 c. unsalted butter,softened
1 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
1-1/2 c. flour
3/4 cups of pine nuts
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
In the bowl of your mixer,blend together the butter ,powdered sugar ,cocoa,salt and vanilla.Add the flour,pine nuts and chocolate chips.Roll the dough into balls( about 1 tbsp each),and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.Bake at 325 degrees,until the tops look dry,approximately 18 minutes.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Potato plants are doing great!
Grape and Cherry Tomatoes
Carrots and String Beans
Zucchini,Cucumber & Yellow Squash!Flowers blooming!
Romaine LettuceWe also planted eggplant,San Marzano Tomatoes and Sugar Snap Peas....and they all died or are about to.Fortunately,the seller refunded our money(they were organic,and over $16 per plant),and were very kind about the entire thing.I must admit,I am disappointed though :(
While the tomato plants seem to be doing well,we have run into a problem with our Beefsteak plant.Take a look...
Not sure if this is the work of a child or an insect..hmmm...
I'll keep you posted as we head into summer.....wish me luck!!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
27 Oreos(or chocolate wafer cookies)
1 Tbsp plus 1-1/2 tsp. sugar
6 Tbsp. melted butter
Using a food processor, pulse the Oreos until they are finely ground.Mix the crumbs with the sugar and butter.Press firmly into the bottom of a parchment-lines 9x13 baking pan.Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.Remove from the oven and set aside.
1 pound of bittersweet chocolate
1 can of sweetened condensed milk(14 oz.)
1/4 c. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
4 tbsp. butter
pinch of salt
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
3/4 c. butter,softened
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. of almond OR vanilla extract
2-1/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
red and green food coloring
mini chocolate chips
In the bowl of your mixer,cream together the butter & sugar. Add the egg and vanilla or almond extract.Add the baking powder,salt and flour,mixing just until the ingredients are blended together.
Divide the other half of the dough in half again.Color one half green,then wrap each piece(the green & plain) in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about a half hour.