Tuesday, December 20, 2011

ARE YOU ON THE NAUGHTY LIST?

SANTA
will be making his trip in less than a week
Will you be on the naughty or nice list
this year?



If he brings you coal,



maybe it will be the good kind




So you decide if you want to be




this year
 
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

MAKIN' WHOOPIE

RED VELVET WHOOPIE PIES


I saw these Whoopie pies...
They were calling my name
and I think I really need to make them!
 They look way too good and I was thinking,
you could probably even shape them
look like Santa hats
Here is the recipe
As soon as I can get past all the decorating
it will be time for baking and these little babies
are calling my name,
How about you???

     INGREDIENTS
  • 2
    cups all-purpose flour
  • 2
    tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/2
    cup butter, softened
  • 1
    cup packed brown sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2
    cup buttermilk
  • 1
    1 ounce bottle red food coloring (2 Tbsp.)
  • 1
    recipe Whoopie Pie Filling (see recipe below)
     
    DIRECTIONS
     
    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment; set aside. In medium bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
    2. In large mixing bowl beat butter on medium to high 30 seconds. Beat in brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk, beating after each addition just until combined. Stir in food coloring.
    3. Spoon batter in 1- or 2-inch diameter rounds, about 1/2-inch high on prepared baking sheets, allowing 1 inch between each round.
    4. Bake 7 to 9 minutes for 1-inch cookies or 9 to 11 minutes for 2-inch cookies, or until tops are set. Cool completely on baking sheets on rack. Remove cooled cookies from baking sheets.
    5. To fill, dollop Whoopie Pie Filling on flat sides of half the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, flat sides down. Makes 60 one-inch or 42 two-inch cookies.


    • Storage To store:Refrigerate in airtight container up to 4 days. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.


    WHOOPIE PIE FILLING
    Cook: 6 mins
    Ingredients
    • 1/4
      cup softened butter
    • 1/2
      8 ounce package softened cream cheese
    • 1
      7 ounce jar marshmallow creme
       
    DIRECTIONS
     
    In medium mixing bowl beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Fold in marshmallow creme.


    Nutrition Facts (In case you really wanted to know) 
    • Calories 70,
    • Protein (gm) 1,
    • Carbohydrate (gm) 10,
    • Fat, total (gm) 3,
    • Cholesterol (mg) 12,
    • Saturated fat (gm) 2,
    • Monosaturated fat (gm) 1,
    • Sugar, total (gm) 5,

     HAPPY BAKING!!
     

Monday, December 12, 2011

DECORATIVE DISHES

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Red Transferware is perfect to display at this time of
year and looks especially great with greens
So go ahead and deck your halls...or cabinets and dish displays for a wonderful festive touch to an unexpected
spot like this in your home for the holidays
Paper Whites
Garland
ornaments
wreathes
sprigs

or festive gift wrapped boxes
make these shelves a little more 
MERRY AND BRIGHT

Happy Hall Decking!
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