Spane’s Birthday – The Prep

Recipes in this post Birthday Grapefruit Cake Spinach Balls Ham Rolls Big Five Pepper Chili for the Nesco Sweet Corn Muffins Spane’s birthday is tomorrow, November 21, 2010.  He is going to be 7 years old!  So, like every birthday there is the preparation for the party.  This year will be the first one where he gave out invitations. Originally, we were going to have the party at Carr Park, but since it is supposed to rain, Amber volunteered to host the party at her house.  That meant sending out notices to everyone to let them know about the change of venue.  I hope everyone will make it.

I’m Going Crackers!

I am seriously going crackers – Cheddar Cheese Spritz crackers that is! After rolling out and decorating dozens of cookies, I decided to purchase a cookie press. I had one when I was a teenager, and it was problematic to use. I was a little hesitant to get another one, but I watched the video on the Wilton site, I decided to give it a go. There are some great recipes to go along with the cookie press, and I decided to make the Cheddar Crackers. Ingredients 1 pound natural cheddar (not processed) sharp cheddar or aged Swiss cheese , finely shre 1/2 cup butter softened 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce dash Hot pepper sauce 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon Dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon Onion powder Preparation *Do not use pre-shredded cheese. Preheat oven to 375?F. In a medium bowl, cream cheese, butter, … Continue reading

Perfect Lemonade

Rose Lemonade It’s going to be summer soon, and right now, in the spring the afternoons can get a little hot. There is a lemon tree outside my window that has wonderful lemons on it, and I have some of those lemons in my freezer. Yikes! No actually, I have frozen lemon juice ice cubes that I made last month with my Kitchenaid “juicer”. Each cube is about the same as the juice of one lemon, so you can add it to other things as well. One component of my lemonade is a little unusual. If you can get to a Mediterranean or Armenian store, you can find Rose Syrup. It’s great in a lot of things, but lemonade in particular. So here is my recipe for the Perfect Lemonade: : Rose Lemonade Ingredients 2 lemon cubes (or juice of 2 lemons) 1/2 cup organic sugar 1 teaspoon Rose Syrup … Continue reading

Simple and Light Friday Morning Food

Okay, you don’t have to have this on Friday, and you don’t even have to have it for breakfast at all. I made this on a Saturday afternoon. Scrambled Eggs with Tomato, Basil and Salmon Cream Cheese Ingredients 4 eggs 1 tbsp milk 1 tsp chopped basil (preferably fresh) 1 fresh tomato, chopped 1 tbsp fresh, unsalted butter 1 tbsp Philadelphia Salmon Cream Cheese Himalayan Pink Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper for garnish Method Beat the egg with the basil and milk until you cannot see any of the egg white. Put a skillet on the stove and heat it to medium. Put the butter in the skillet, and swirl it around so it coats the sides of the pan as well. As soon as the butter is melted, add the egg mixture. Scramble the eggs, and just before they are finished, add the tomato and cream cheese. Mix in … Continue reading