Saturday, November 29, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
7/8 lb. of almonds (ground)
1 cup Butter (Melted)
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 pinch of ground clove to taste
1 lb. fillo pastry
A little lemon juice
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of honey
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup water
Directions: Mix almonds, cinnamon and cloves; Butter a pan (9x13); lay 4 fillo sheets down and spread a thin layer of mix, then add 2 fillo sheets and continue on with the butter and mix, layer the fillo sheets in between. Top off with 4 fillo sheets.
Cut into squares before you bake in oven at 350 for 35 to 40 min.
Mix: sugar, honey, vanilla and lemon juice in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and Pour over Baklava. Let stand for a few hours before serving.
Trust me, its pretty Yummy.
And for you coffee lovers, I have some good holiday suggestions for you. If you have a Cost Plus World Market in your town, you should pick up some World Market Pumpkin Spice coffee. Im addicted and may need to go back and stock up before they stop selling it for the season. I also am glad that they have Cafe Du Monde Coffee and Chicory. I haven't been able to find this since I lived in New Orleans. I love it, it reminds me of the south. Its really strong and good for a wake up call in the mornings.
Before heading out for the gym, I would like to share with everyone how no matter how we torture my dog, he will let us get away with anything...
Well, enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a good Monday!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
In order to keep myself busy I did some baking over the weekend. I also did something I don't thing I have ever done. I rode my bike 4.3 miles to the gym on Saturday, ran 4 miles and then rode my bike back home. Im not much of a bike rider, but for my birthday last year my hubby got me a bike, so I guess I should start using it. My butt hurt really badly when I was done, but it was a nice day and it helped me get my mind off of things.
I took Perry to the dog park. I have never done this before, Walter had some bad habits having to do with other dogs messes, so I avoided going. Perry seemed to not care about the other dogs and instead decided to be the official dog park greater. He went up to every human that walked in the gate and got himself some love. Im sure they thought he was a poor little neglected boy. Little do they know that he gets more love (especially now) than most children by their parents.
So, I mentioned that I baked this weekend. one of the kinds I made weren't that great. The second set were pretty good. They were like a double Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Craisens in them. I am not one to put anything other than candies in my cookies, but I thought these might be a good Thanksgiving cookie. I got the recipe from the Cookie Bible.
Double Chocolate Cranberry Chunkies
1 3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chip chunks
3/4 dried cranberries (I just used craisens)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees; Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in small bowl; set aside. Beat butter and sugars in a large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until blended. Stir in chocolate chunks and cranberries.
Drop dough on cookie sheets. Sprinkle some extra sugar on top of the dough. Bake 11 to 12 min or until cookies are set.These are really good, and seem to be keeping really moist. So, happy baking!