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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Woolen Willow Quilt Store

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

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St. Patrick's Day

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Almond Lover's Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found this recipe over at picky-palate.com and couldn't wait to try it...Well, living in Southeastern Ohio, sometimes causes problems finding cooking ingredients, that the rest of the United States takes for granted! I have never heard of Almond Paste, this of course sent me on a mission. Luckily, I found it in the bakery section at Giant Eagle in North Canton. This has a different texture then I'm used to... Next time..I will add the almond pieces...I miss the crunch!

Almond Lover's Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks soft butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup light brown sugar

3 ounces Odense Almond Paste - Comes in 7 ounce log - cut log in half
2 eggs

1 Tablespoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

12 ounce bag of chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate chips)

3/4 cup chopped almonds (I will add these next time)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer cream butter and sugars, until well combined, light and fluffy. Add the almond paste in pieces until well combined. Add in eggs and vanilla until well combined.

In a large bowel combine flour, baking soda, salt. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips. Mix until well combined. Scoop onto a silpat or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Cook for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and crispy on the outside. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Recipe

Potato Patch Casserole
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 c. bread crumbs
1/2 c. choppped onion
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. celery salt
1/4 c. milk
1 egg
Combine all ingredients; mix well. Shape into balls. Brown in small amount of oil in skillet; drain. Arrange the balls around the outside of a 4 quart baking dish.
5 c. sliced potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
1 - 10 oz pkg. frozen peas and carrots, thawed
Mix vegetables in bowl. Spoon into the center of baking dish and season to taste.
3 Tbsp. melted margarine
1 1/2 Tbsp. flour
1 1/2 c. milk
1/2 lb. Velveeta cheese cubed
Blend melted margarine cornstarch and 1 1/2 cups milk in saucepan. Cook until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Add cheese. Heat until cheese melts, stirring constantly. Pour over meatballs and vegetables. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until vegetables are tender. I usually cook mine for 1hour 15 minutes.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Irish Potato Casserole
6 medium potatoes cooked, cooled and chopped
1 cup grated cheese
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small carton of sour cream
Mix all together. Put in casserole. place 1/2 stick of margarine on top of the mixture and bake at 350 degrees until it bubbles.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Brand New Contest! - Gooseberry Patch

A Brand New Contest! - Gooseberry Patch

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I think every girl should sparkle and shine...So this weekend, I treated myself to...
Bath and Body Works newest scent,
Passport Tahiti
Coconut Vanille
Love, Love, Love It...

So all you girls...who like to Sparkle and Shine...
What's your favorite scent...
It might end up being mine too!!!