Monthly Archives: November 2010

Gingerbread Cookies

Makes about 4 dozen cookies. from: Martha Stewart Magazine December 1992 – originally posted 2010 Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup packed dark-brown … Continue reading

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A Day on the Road…

11/28:  As a wonderful end to November, Joe’s folks took us with them on a wine tasting day.  Joe’s uncle joined us as well.  We started out in Silverton at the Vitis Ridge Winery where they had a large range … Continue reading

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

(from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book , 1962 edition) Makes about 4 dozen. 1/2 cup shortening 1 2/3 cups sugar 2 teas vanilla 2 eggs 2 squares melted baking chocolate 2 cups flour 2 teas baking powder … Continue reading

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Spritz Cookies

1 cup softened butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teas almond extract 1/2 teas salt 1 egg 2 1/3 – 2 1/2 cup flour (it depends on the size of the eggs we collect that day) Cream the butter and … Continue reading

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Christmas is Coming……

Black Friday is the traditional day to put up the Christmas tree in our house (what else could we do with names like Holly and Joseph).  Joe used to brave the sales but not this year – nothing too exciting … Continue reading

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Sweet Potatoes with Orange Juice

  4 pound sweet potatoes – peeled and cubed 2 cups orange juice 1/2 cup honey 2 t  grated fresh ginger 1/2 t cinnamon 1/2 t ground cardamom 1 t kosher salt Simmer the sweet potatoes in boiling water  for … Continue reading

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Getting Nervous – Where is the Safeway Truck?

I ordered groceries from Safeway to be delivered on Tuesday evening.  They had a great deal…if I was a first time customer I could get free delivery and $15.00 off the order so I thought I try.  The groceries were … Continue reading

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Brining the Turkey

This year I’m going to try brining the turkey.  Last year in December I bought a bottle of Turkey Brine on sale from Kitchen Kaboodle.  It has sugar and salt, orange peel. black pepper, white pepper, sage, rosemary, thyme and … Continue reading

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Fresh Pumpkin/Cream Cheese Pie

1 sugar pumpkin (not jack-o-lantern type) to yield 24oz Baked Pumpkin (see instructions) 1 cup brown sugar 2 x 8oz packages cream cheese (room temperature) 2 cans sweetened condensed milk 1 teas cinnamon 1/2 teas dried ginger 1/4 teas nutmeg … Continue reading

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Mushroom Stuffing with Green Onions

8 oz whole grain bread – cubed and dried overnight 8 oz french baguette – cubed and dried overnight 2 T butter 3 T olive oil 1 pound Crimini mushrooms – sliced 2 bunches green onions – chopped 2 stalks … Continue reading

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