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    Monday
    Mar202017

    European Butter Cookies.. 

    Ah..Meyer Lemon Butter Cookies.

    This past weekend was a "nature" weekend. It was sunny about 80F here in SoCal. We took a little "road trip" to the wild flowers.. The hills were packed with so many varieties of flowers! With all of the rain we have had the hills exposed their beauty for us!

    After the flowers then off to California Historical Citrus State Park.  It is a MUST visit stop. They have tours of the farms and all of the citrus. This time of year the aroma is intoxicating..  You also come home with a sample bag of the varieties! Afterwards I purchased 30 pounds of oranges.. A cross between Navel and Blood. Jams will be made this week!

    Here is the recipe for the butter cookies..Recipe for Butter Cookies

    A few years back I came across a rolling pin company that made embossed pins.. They are out of Poland.. But they ship to the states! Take a look at Rolling Woods Store.

    Rolling Woods Etsy Store:

    Until next time..

    Monday
    Jul272015

    Cookie Time.. Red Walnuts and Lavender Buds!

    Last weekend I went to the Temecula Farmers Market looking around for new fresh items of the season. Red Walnuts and Lavender Buds for cooking.  The walnuts were a bright hue of red that do not loose their color when baking. If you are not close to this farmers market you can get them from Amazon.

    Notice the pure color that does not look like they are just dyed.

    I made Red Walnut Oatmeal cookies that turned out terrific! Here is the recipe:

    Red Walnut Oatmeal Cookies 

    Keys Creek Lavender Farm up the road from Temecula has a table filled with the only organic certified farm for lavender around. The farm used to be open to the public, but now only if you are attending a class or function. Their Linen spray is the best on the market and made at the farm. I purchased the food grade buds to make lavender sugar and to decorate the cookies.

    Have you even purchased something from etsy.com? I was looking around at rolling pins and found these remarkable tools from Rolling Woods: They even make to order.. They are out of Poland, but no worries if you order with Paypal.. My pins arrived within 3 weeks from ordering! Rolling Woods

    I made Lavender Butter Cookies using the Lavender buds and European butter:

    Lavender Shortbread Cookies 

     

    Lastly,  I am a sucker for a good Chocolate Chip Cookie. I love how these turned out with the soft inside and outside with a little crunch. They also look like ones my grandmother made..

     

    Rich Chocolate Chip Cookies

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thursday is National Cheesecake Day.. Post coming soon.. I will be on LIVE CW6 San Diego Living.. Tune in.. 9am! 

     

    Saturday
    Dec212013

    Day 7: The Flavors of Christmas... Butter

    Butter.

    Yes... a flavor! I have created a Hot Butter Rum Drink and also a French Butter Cookie that is so light! Enjoy! I think you will love these recipes. 

    Salt vs Unsalted butter. First I kid and say I used unsalted because I am worried about your health. Really do you know how much salt is in butter? I don't either.. So I use unsalted so I can use the amount of salt I feel is best. Also, salted butter last longer so grocery stores can keep it on the shelve longer. 

    Hot Buttered Rum

    French Butter Cookies. 

    Saturday
    Dec142013

    Day 3: The Flavors of Christmas… Cardamom 

    Cardamom.. an underused spice! Try these two recipes for your holiday season.. 

    Cardamom Cookies

    Cardamom Shake

     

    I get asked about electrical appliances all of the time. This is my favorite blender.. It matches every kitchen and is powerful and the price is right! You will see me using this on SD Living on Tuesday in fact for my blended dessert! 

     

    Thursday
    Dec122013

    Day 1: Holiday Time!!! Chocolate is the Word! 

    It's time for the Twelve Days of Holiday Sweetness! This year I am doing a few things different. 1. I am also going to be highlighting a product that I feel is the BEST to use for the recipe. 2. Every day of the twelve days are "themed". Today's theme is Chocolate! 3. I am adding a drink recipe! All drink recipes there will be two versions. Adult and Kid-Friendly! .. And we will have a few contests during the run! 

    Day 1: Chocolate

    Recipes:

    Hot Truffle Chocolate

    Chocolate Fudge Butter Cookies  (revised)  Tomorrow... Cinnamon! 

     

    Half "Bun" Baking Sheets.. First the origin of the name.. A full sheet is standard for bakeries. These pans are mainly to make yeast buns and these are half the size.. thus.. Half Bun Pans! If you have been at one of my classes you will always see me use these trays for prepping and also for baking cookies. Sheets of Parchment Paper ft perfectly. They will not warp, they are affordable to order at least 6! So you can have your cookies cool completely on the cookie trays. Many cookie cookbook authors only like sheets with two sides that are flat like the sheet. Its been told that the air-flow of the oven will not be even with all four sides like these cookie trays.. I say.. Bologna! If the heat in your oven can not go over 1/2-inch then you have more problems with regulation then with baking of your cookies.