Yearly Archives: 2014

December 16th, 2014 | Filed under: Recipes

Tuesday Treats–Chocolate Turtle Cookies

I stumbled across this yummy-looking recipe for chocolate turtle cookies and had to try it. They were pretty easy to make and my cookies turned out a little messier, but they tasted delicious and the boys gobbled them up. I did go out to get the chocolate extract and it was so worth it! Chocolate Turtle Cookies Source: Yield: About 42 cookies Prep Time: 30 min  Cook Time: 8 min Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened 1 cup granulated white sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla or chocolate extract (see *tips) 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped …read more…

November 28th, 2014 | Filed under: Musings, Recipes

For the Love of Cranberries and Margaritas

    Yesterday, our Thanksgiving dinner was simple. I made turkey and amazing mash potatoes (lots of butter and no milk). I had to make the green bean casserole for myself as my crew prefers their green beans without any crunchy onion bits. The dressing I mixed up from Trader Joe’s. All in all the meal was delish. But, for me it’s all about the leftovers. Now the fun starts. What am I going to make with the leftover cranberry sauce? There’s just a bit of cranberry sauce left. I had cooked the cranberries on the stove top with raw …read more…

November 14th, 2014 | Filed under: Musings, Recipes

Pear Caramel Charlotte

  Pear Caramel Charlotte Charlotte au Poire is a poire (or pear) mousse cake with a biscuit base. The name of this cake comes from its elegant look–like a lady’s hat. Sadie’s version is a bit of work but so elegant: Vanilla Cake Layers 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup  granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups cake flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (240 ml) milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease 2 …read more…

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