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Strawberry Rosewater Muffins

Friday, August 14, 2015

I have really been trying to eat more fruit lately so I have been super ambitious with my fruit purchases.  But inevitably my fruit consumption has been having a hard time keeping up with my purchases and so a few weekends ago I ended up with an entire carton of strawberries that were going down hill pretty rapidly.  I found what looked to be a pretty easy recipe for strawberry muffins and decided to give it a little bit of a floral twist by substituting rosewater in place of the cinnamon.  I love floral tastes in foods so these are right up my alley but if you don’t like the way roses smell, you will not like these muffins.

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This is the recipe I used for Berry Smash muffins.  I removed the cinnamon and added 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 1/2 tsp of rosewater.  If you are unsure about how you feel about rosewater, you may want to start with 1/4 tsp of rosewater because the taste and smell is pretty potent.  Somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 is probably the rosewater sweet spot.  If you try these, let me know how it goes!

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Nostalgic Russian Tea Cakes

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This weekend was a bit of a cluster.  Things started out pretty well – Meg and I finished our Christmas shopping on Saturday morning feeling like we had just won the shopping awards and I replaced a broken strand of Christmas lights that was making our house look lopsided.  Our Saturday night took a quick downturn when Corey got bitten by a dog that he was trying to love on (he really loves animals) and we spent the wee hours of the night in the emergency room.  Luckily he wasn’t hurt very badly, but we wanted to check to see if he needed stitches since the bite was on his face.  Then on Sunday after yoga, I bumped another car with my car.  A parked one.  Stupid.

Well if the world wanted to take my Christmas spirit away then they have another thing coming because I decided to remedy the situation with cookies.  Take that world!  And not just any cookies.  Our mom used to make them every holiday season, reading from the worn-out pages of our Betty Crocker cookbook.  It’s just not Christmas without them.

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Recipe for Russian Tea Cakes (from the Betty Crocker Cookbook)

Ingredients:

– 1 cup butter or margarine, softened

– 1/2 cup powdered sugar

– 1 teaspoon vanilla

– 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

– 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts

– 1/4 teaspoon salt

– additional powdered sugar

Directions:

1) Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and the vanilla in a large bowl.  Stir in flour, nuts, and salt until dough holds together.

2) Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Place about 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

3) Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown.  Remove from cookie sheet and cool slightly on wire rack, just long enough for them to harden a little.  Then roll them in powdered sugar.  A lot of it.

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

I have a little Halloween tradition that is not spooky at all.  Every year, I take the time to bake a fall treat.  This year I decided to make a recipe that I recently found on pinterest called Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars.  There are several unfortunate things about these bars.  One is that they don’t photograph very well so my pictures aren’t very good.  Either that or I just wasn’t on my styling game which I think is more likely the case.  Also, mine had been in the fridge and were kind of hard while I was photographing them.  The frosting is very whippy and creamy if you don’t put it in the fridge.  The other unfortunate thing is that they are totally and completely addictive and very difficult to stop eating.  I honestly feel like a junkie.  My mom who also had one on Halloween keeps calling and asking if I still have any left.  So if you are on a pre hoilday balance out the inevitable weight gain sort of diet, don’t make these.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  Here is the recipe from A Kitchen Addiction.  I made absolutely no changes because it was perfect as is.

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