Snicker Doodles

I was given this great book 101 Things to do with a cake mix, while I have only tried a few things one of my absolute favorites is the snickerdoodle recipe. Now I know it’s the Holidays and folks are needing thousands of cookies but since it is just the two of us this is a great recipe as it is QUICK and only produces about 2 dozen cookies. As I sat down to write this post I wondered “Why do they call them snicker doodles there aren’t any snickers in them?” Well a handy dandy BING search took me to the Wikipedia page for snickerdoodles and I wonder no . . . → Read More: Snicker Doodles

“Mexican Wedding Cakes”

Butterballs, Russian Tea Cake

Yesterday I set out to make Mexican Wedding Cakes, I new darn well that they in fact were not Mexican or wedding cakes so why on earth did we call them that? My research on this didn’t bring me any really good answers or even a <blockquote> to enhance the smartness of this page. All I found is that they were call Russian Tea Cakes until about the 1950s when the Mexican Wedding Cake term started being used. The guess is that it was because of our strained relationship with Russia at the time. Hmmm, can anyone say “Freedom Fries”.

Tea Cakes are a from . . . → Read More: “Mexican Wedding Cakes”

Homemade Marshmallows!

Homemade what? Yes marshmallows. I am not sure what prompted me to try this a few years ago but I am really glad for what ever it was. Now you may think that marshmallows are a daunting task but to be honest it is incredibly easy and doesn’t take long. The worst part of the process is waiting over night for them to set up and dry. This is an excellent gift item for co-workers; Christmas mug from the local department store (99 cents), either home made cocoa mix or a nice individual package (99 cents – $2) and your marshmallows.


3 pouches of non-flavored KNOX gelatin 1 . . . → Read More: Homemade Marshmallows!

Grown up Hot Chocolate

So for the 3rd or 4th time I have made us some rather adult hot chocolate. I have to warn you this is not for the occasional chocolate lover, it’s rich, it’s thick and it contains booze. I believe that after KLT enjoyed a cup the other night he proclaimed that he needed a glass of milk to follow that.

INGREDIENTS So I have tweaked this to get it to make 2 full coffee cups.

Fill 2 coffee mugs with hot water to preheat the cups. Get out your chocolate sprinkles, whipped cream or marshmallows.

In a small ramekin place the following and save for later.

2 1/2-3 teaspoons . . . → Read More: Grown up Hot Chocolate

KT & T – 2008 the year in review

So what a year 2008 turned out to be. We started out 08 in Indianapolis with our dear friends Dan and Tara. My how we have fun together. After that we drove home on Jan 1 and the weather was crappy windy and snowing. Then February rolled in and our neighbors got a puppy. Not just any puppy a basset hound female. They had issues giving her the time and attention she needed, I was certain that she would be my baby girl one day. I took her water, toys and spent time playing with her when I could. She got very excited as I would pull in the drive . . . → Read More: KT & T – 2008 the year in review

Christmas Day FOOD and lots of it

Yes my post are all kinds of “out of order” and I apologize now. I also will make it a New Year’s Resolution to get my butt back in gear and start cooking and writing again for my loyal readers.

Christmas this year was without a doubt different and probably not one of our favorites. I do however predict that in several years when we are standing in our OMG HUGE house with every family member and every friend we can stuff in there to enjoy Christmas us looking at each other and saying “remember in 2008 when we spent Christmas alone in that crummy apartment”. We have each . . . → Read More: Christmas Day FOOD and lots of it