Ginger Bread Cookies :

Ginger Bread Cookies :

3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup dark brown sugar , packed 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 Tablespoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 12 Tablespoons butter , room temperature, cut into 12 pieces 3/4 cup molasses (dark molasses) 2 Tablespoons milk For the frosting: 2 Tbs butter , room temperature 2 cups powdered sugar 2 Tablespoons milk Add butter, milk, and 1 cup of powdered sugar to a bowl. Mix until smooth. Add additional cup of powdered sugar [...]

Cajun Christmas Lights : Lafayette and Opelousas

Cajun Christmas Lights : Lafayette and Opelousas

It's Friday and today's Road Trip takes us closer to home for Christmas Lights : so here is my favorite spots : Noel Acadien au Village A critical annual fundraiser for LARC Inc, a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization with its primary focus on assisting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Santa’s Workshop Make sure to bring [...]

Christmas Red and Green Pinwheel Cookies :

Christmas Red and Green Pinwheel Cookies :

It's Saturday's Book and Cookie Exchange Day ! These festive cookies are today's feature cookies. 3 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 2/3 cup light brown sugar paked 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg 1 egg yolk 1/4 cup 2% milk or whole milk 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon butter extract (see note) Red and green food coloring (see note) In a large mixing bowl, whisk [...]

Christmas Cookie Exchange : Sugar Cookies

Christmas Cookie Exchange : Sugar Cookies

For our Cookie Exchange - I made a batch decorated and then un decorated so people could decorate there own cookies. Lisa 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup unsalted butter, at cool room temperature 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup granulated sugar, for rolling cookies in Preheat oven [...]

2022 Book and Cookie Exchange :

2022 Book and Cookie Exchange :

Welcome to our Book and Cookie Exchange at our local Library. Stop in a visit ,Grab a cookie or a Book and Enjoy!!! Make sure you check out our Pintrest board ! “Fans of culinary cozies by Joanne Fluke and Diane Mott Davidson will enjoy discovering Crawford.”—Library JournalBernie and Libby Simmons, caterers extraordinaire, are hosting a [...]

Announcing : A Christmas Cookie Exchange

Announcing : A Christmas Cookie Exchange

Here's the NEW fresh-baked edition for 2022!Should you judge a cookie by its sprinkles? Teach children that what’s in their hearts is more important than outside appearances. Phil is a plain oatmeal cookie with a yummy fruit filling!He feels shy and a little sad next to the decorated Christmas cookies at the Christmas cookie exchange [...]

It’s Recycle Day ! How you can Help !

It’s Recycle Day ! How you can Help !

Welcome to my Home. And we are celebrating National Recycling Day! What you can Do Everyday at Home: . Check What Goes Where The solution is simple, residents need to recycle correctly. This means not recycling items that they hope can be recycled or adding items to their bin that are not accepted in their [...]

Easy Lentil Soup

Easy Lentil Soup

Good Morning Foodies ! Lentils are a new thing to this Southern cook. But I got a few bags from our local town food bank and did some research on cooking them. This soup was a big hit in the towns newsletter. Lisa 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 medium carrots, peeled and [...]

Parents as Teachers Day

Parents as Teachers Day

Today is National Parents as Teacher Day ! Parents are their child’s first and most important teacher. So let's celebrate : History: National Parents as Teachers Day takes place every year on November 8th. It aims to support parents in their role as teachers in their child’s life. All parents, whether they choose to homeschool or [...]