Monday, September 25, 2017

Snowball cookies or Russian Tea Cakes


cup butter, softened
cup powdered sugar
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4
cups flour
cup finely chopped nuts
teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar


  • 1
    Heat oven to 400ºF. 
  • 2
    Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together. 
  • 3
    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.
  • 5
    Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Butterscotch Sauce
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Whisk everything but the vanilla in a small pot set over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for about 5 minutes, whisking occasionally. Remove from heat and add the vanilla. Cool completely before using in your butter beer recipe.

vanilla ice cream
butterscotch sauce (above)
ginger ale

For each serving, put a scoop of vanilla ice cream into a tall glass and drizzle with a tablespoon or two of butterscotch sauce. Store with a spoon to soften ice cream and blend in the butterscotch sauce. Pour ginger ale over the top and stir.

Arugula, Dried Cherry, and Wild Rice Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado

Peach Crisp

4 cups sliced fresh peaches
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup rolled oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange peaches evenly in an 8x8 inch baking dish. Mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl using a pastry cutter until evenly crumbled. Fold oats into flour mixture; sprinkle and press topping into peaches. Bake about 30 minutes until lightly browned.