|Are you ready for pumpkin everything? I sure am. We've had a teaser of Fall weather the last few days so I made my family pumpkin French toast for breakfast.|
Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
|Melt 8 sticks of butter with 6 T. of worcestershire sauce, hot sauce to taste, 1/4 cup of celery salt, 4 T. granulated garlic, 4 T. granulated onion and some salt and pepper to taste.|
|Spread it out on cookies sheets and bake it at 275 degrees for 1-1/2 to 2 hours turning it over half way through.|
|Let it cool and pack it in bags and give it to your friends. They will be happy. I put 2 large bowls outside for my workers yesterday and it was funny to see them eating it all day long. There weren't even crumbs left!|
Look at the new Fall Twizzlers I found! Caramel apple.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
|What do you put on your hot dogs? I made these for everyone yesterday on the buns I had just baked and we put this chili sauce on them and it was outstanding. I got the recipe from my friend Laurie at: http://ilovedacloudyday.blogspot.com/|
It's been in her family a long time.
|Towards the end of cooking, I pureed it a bit with the stick blender. I didn't make it totally smooth, just enough to break up any big chunks.|
Monday, August 24, 2015
|Today is the first days of school for kids in our area. I always made cookies for my kids to eat when they came home on the first day and these were always a favorite.|
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 teaspoons of almond extract
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 can or roll of almond paste
2 cups of flour.
Combine wet ingredients until creamy then add dry ingredients. I use a 2 tablespoon ice cream scoop and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet. When it is as hot as it is here, I place them in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes before baking. I like them to stay mounded and not flatten out and chilling them does the trick.
Bake them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. You don't really want them to brown. They should just be set. Allow them to rest on the cookie sheets for about 5 minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
While they are cooling make this simple icing:
4 cups confectioner sugar
1/2 stick of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of milk
I dip the tops in decorating sugar.
2 T. sugar
2 T. rapid rise yeast
2 C. milk
2 T. oil
2 tsp. salt
6 C. flour
Mix everything together and knead until you have a smooth ball of dough. Cover it and let it rise until doubled. Dump it on the counter and divide it into three pieces.
Bake them at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes until they turn golden. These freeze very well.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
|The entire perimeter of my house is covered in scaffolding and ladders and all sorts of tools and equipment.|
Saturday, August 22, 2015
|I baked lots of rolls.|
|....and potato salad.....|
On the plus side, I have one month of "the project" under my belt. There is a long way to go but at least I have a few small things to show for it. I haven't killed anyone yet either. In general, a good month.