In sock monkey slippers. A couple of years ago with a house full of Limoncello and Limoncino (an Italian lemon liquor) that my in-laws brought back from Italy, the Limoncello Cookie was born.
It is one of my favorite cookies of all time and if you follow ISMS than you know the Limoncello Cookie recipe is making it’s second appearance, only this time in a more refined, prettier, and tastier version. Think of it as Elvis’ 1968 comeback, if you will. They’ve come to be a Christmas cookie staple in our house and this year I used them for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, a fun and delicious cookie swap amongst food bloggers. The cookie swap basically went like this: I signed up, was given three names of food bloggers with addresses, baked 36 cookies (12 for each participant), and received 36 cookies back. How could you go wrong with that? A shortbread base with limoncello frosting and topped with a candied lemon, Limoncello Cookies are pretty flippin’ heavenly in my opinion.
Limoncello Cookies makes 24 cookies 1. Lemon Thins. Lemon Sherbet Recipe. Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies. I’m all over the place with desserts lately, aren’t I?
But you should know by now that I switch between whimsical and rustic desserts like the Kardashians go in out of the news. These are easy to make and even more fun to receive, because-who doesn’t like a bit of whimsy during the holidays? For shipping, I would suggest finishing the meringue cookies with something less fragile like a red M&M or Sixlet, rather than the piped chocolate stars. Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies Meringues are one of those desserts that I always associate with the holidays, even though I don’t eat them. Matt, the p-i-c-k-i-e-s-t eater I know. So how is it that he likes meringue? A few notes: To color the meringue, I used Americolor’s Electric Green, but any green will work. Christmas Tree Meringues Preparation: Line bake sheet with parchment and heat oven to 200 degrees F.
Ingredients: Meringue Cookie: 4 eggs whites1 cup sugarPinch of tartar1/8 teaspoon of mint extract2-4 drops of green food coloring Instructions: Lime meltaway cookies recipe. Recipe: lime meltaways It’s a good thing we didn’t end up settling in the Bay Area, because I would have died a long time ago from eating way too much of the incredible food here – and I’m only talking about the Chinese food.
If I lived here, I’d get to sample all of the OTHER food too, just that when we’re visiting Grandma, we eat what she likes, and that would be Chinese food. passion fruit bubble milk tea, green tea slushy, passion fruit slushy The eating, shopping, walking around marathon has come to an end and I feel exhausted! I’ve probably exerted a small fraction of the energy I expend on a normal day at home, but I’m wiped.
Beef noodle soup I realized last night that I had intended to include a recipe, but didn’t. I have a problem with buying bulk sometimes. Take that, scurvy! Juice the limes Some of the limes were already destined for other recipes, but I reserved a handful to make lime meltaways that I had spied on Smitten Kitchen. Mix in the flour slicing shake shake shake. Pineapple upside-down cake recipe. Homemade Cinna Minis. It may be odd that some of my most vivid, and favorite, memories of childhood involve skipping school. And Burger King. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it; I did.
I loved school. But I loved being home more. Or, I loved that skipping school and “feeling sick” often fell on days that Mom was home. So, on the rare occasion that she’d be home during a weekday, I wanted to, I need to…too. I wanted to be next to her, to smell the Clinique Happy infused in her clothing, to hear her talk about pillow shams and duvets and curtain swags and things I had absolutely no interest in whatsoever. It was no coincidence, then, that I was sick exactly six times per semester, the maximum number of days allotted to each student before failing.