Monday, December 15, 2014

Taking a little "Bloggy Vacation"

Happy Holidays to one and all!
With the Christmas Chaos in full swing, I will be taking a little break.
Hope everyone enjoys their time with family and friends, I will be back soon!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Chocolate Frosted Applesauce Cookies

When the girl child was a young'un, she ate applesauce every single day.
She wanted plain, cinnamon, fruit flavored...every form of applesauce, she wanted it.

Then she went and grew up.
Yeah, she doesn't eat it anymore. Maybe she O.D.ed on it as a little, but oh well, it is what it is.

I needed applesauce to make another recipe one day, when I went to the store they had no little containers. None! I ended up buying a decent sizes one, not huge...but big enough. That lone jar has been in my fridge taunting me.

While scanning other recipe blogs on a day off, I stumbled across this on jbeanrecipes. A quick scan of the ingredients and I was off the couch in a flash!

This recipe was "meant to be", it used up every last drop of that lonely jar of applesauce.
(and my sugar, and my flour...and the frosting used up all my confectioners' sugar)

1 Cup shortening
2 Eggs
1 ½ Cups sugar
2 Cups applesauce
1 Tsp baking soda
1 Tsp cloves
1 Tsp cinnamon
1 Tsp salt
1 Tsp Nutmeg
4 Cups flour

1. Cream together shortening, sugar and eggs
2. Mix in remaining ingredients
3. Drop by tablespoonfulls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet
4. Cook at 400 for 10 minutes
5. Cool and frost with your favorite chocolate frosting


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Monday, December 1, 2014

Chocolate Frosting

I have a love/hate relationship with dishes.
I love, love, love when they are clean.
I hate, hate, hate to clean them.

Seriously hate to do dishes. I would rather scrub toilets.

In an effort to minimize my dishes after making this, I had the grand idea of just mixing my sugar and cocoa and not sifting it.

Don't be like me.

I got it all in a bowl and started stirring. There were little balls-o-ingredient in the mixture. Not the fine mixture I should be using.
So, I cave, I grab the sifter.

In trying to get everything from the bowl to the sifter I made a mess like you only read about. My counter, my nearby appliances, my shirt....covered.

I repeat, don't be like me.
Just do it right to begin with. I tried to outsmart the system and made a bigger mess for myself.

3 Cups confectioners’ sugar
¾ Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 stick butter (softened)
3-4 Tbsp heavy cream
1 Tsp vanilla

1. Sift sugar and cocoa together into a large bowl
2. In another bowl, combine 1 cup sugar mix, butter, and 1 tbsp cream
3. Beat until smooth
4. Add another cup of sugar and tbsp cream
5. Beat until smooth
6. Repeat until all ingredients are used

7. Add vanilla and beat until fluffy

Recipe adapted from Food Network

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Wednesday: Dizzy Busy and Hungry, Recipes for our Daily Bread, Someday Crafts, Milk and Cuddles, My Girlish Whims, Buns in my Oven, Raising Homemakers, White Lights on Wednesday, The Newlywed Pilgrimage, Crafty Allie , A Peek into my Paradise, Gingersnap Crafts, Mostly Homemade Mom, Lemoine Family Kitchen, Ivy and Elephants      
Thursday: Sweet Haute, What's Cooking Love, Saving 4 Six, Katherine's Corner, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, Lambert's Lately, Embracing Change
Friday:  Happy and Blessed Home, The Grits Blog, Play Party Pin, Lady Behind the Curtain, The Country Cook, Love Bakes Good Cakes, Craft Dictator, Thirty Handmade Days, City of Creative Dreams, Diary of a Real Housewife, Craft O Maniac, The Girl Creative, Morsels of Life, Coffee with us 3
Saturday: Melanie Makes, Petite Allergy Treats, Cooking with Ruthie, Six Sister's Stuff, Beauty Through Imperfection, Raising Memories
Sunday: A Peek into my Paradise, Denise Designed, 3 Little Greenwoods, Three Mango Seeds