Thursday, April 30, 2009
IMMEDIATE: Put what you need in a bowl and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave in brief intervals till softened. Try not to melt it, although mine was a little melty and still worked.
LONG TERM: Put the brown sugar brick in your canister with a piece of bread. Give it a couple of days and you will have normal brown sugar! I shook the canister around each day just to break it up. Take the bread out after a few days - it'll be a brick now, but your brown sugar will be nice and fluffy!!
Monday, April 13, 2009
1½ cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp almond extract (I didn't have this and used total 1 1/2 tsp vanilla instead)
3½ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
In a mixing bowl cream sugar, butter and cream cheese until fluffy.
Add egg and flavorings; beat till smooth.
Stir together the flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture and mix thoroughly.
Shape as desired (drop or cutout). Place on ungreased cookie sheet (parchment paper is great to use) and bake in a 375° oven 8-10 minutes. Watch for the edges to just barely begin to brown if you like a moist cookie. Cool and frost.
FOR DROP COOKIES
No need to chill dough. Drop by the tablespoon and flattened them. You can use a fork (as with peanut butter cookies) or the bottom of a glass that has been buttered and dipped in granulated sugar. It made them about the size of store bought cookies and I got right at two dozen.
FOR CUT-OUT COOKIES
Chill dough for a few hours/overnight. Dust surface with a mixture of ½ powered sugar and ½ flour. Roll dough ¼ to ½ inch thick depending on your preference, then cut into desired shapes.
ICING4 cups powered sugar, sifted
4 Tbsp softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg white
¼ cup milk/cream
Combine egg white and milk, set aside.
Beat together powered sugar, butter and flavorings.
Add small amounts of the milk mixture until icing is spreading consistency. Tint with desired colors.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
3 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp mustard
1 Tbsp honey
Mix. Enjoy. My favorite kind of recipe. :)
I like to double layer my tortillas to make the pizza a little more substantial. Layer a little sauce and cheese between two tortillas. Top with more sauce, toppings and cheese.
Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes. I like to broil mine for about 1 minute at the end to get the cheese good and brown.
Cut up and enjoy!!
You can go traditional - tomato sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella....or get a little more creative and go with whatever you're feeling. Here are some of our fave combinations:
**Honey mustard, cut up cooked chicken, bacon bits, mozzarella cheese.
**BBQ sauce, cut up cooked chicken, cheddar cheese