December 20, 2010

Molasses Cookies {aka - Best Cookies EVER} and a Winner!!

I have been baking up a storm today!  This is the only time of year when I get excited to bake.  Making cookies is not at the top of my list of favorite things to do, but something gets into me right before Christmas and I start baking up a storm!  I've been making these Molasses Cookies every Christmas for the last few years and they are my absolute favorite and they seem to be a hit with my family.  This year I doubled the recipe so there would be plenty to go around.  

I actually got the recipe from the back of the Molasses bottle.  It sounded easy enough and after I tried a cookie from the first batch, I knew I had found a winner.  

Molasses Cookies

1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves

In large bowl, combine sugar, butter, molasses and egg.  Blend well.  Stir in remaining ingredients and blend well.  Chill dough for easier handling.  Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Heat oven to 375ยบ F.   Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and roll in sugar.  Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are set.  Cool 1-2 minutes before removing from sheet.


I couldn't resist adding a little Christmas light bokeh to the picture :)

I linked my recipe to these yummy parties: Tempt my Tummy TuesdayTasty TuesdaysTuesdays at the Table



The winner to a year's subscription to Taste of Home magazine is...

Congrats Lori!!!

December 15, 2010

Taste of Home Subscription Giveaway!

Taste of Home is one of my favorite cooking magazines.  I recently renewed my subscription and with it came a great offer to give a year's subscription to a friend for Christmas.  So... I decided I would give it to one of my blog friends!  

All you have to do is leave a comment to enter!

I will select a winner Monday, December 20th.


The winner is

Congrats Lori!!!

December 14, 2010

My New Stainless Steel Pot

Back in October I was contacted by CSN Stores to do a review for one of their products.  If you've visited their website you know they sell pretty much anything you could ever want or need.  For an indecisive person like me, selecting an item took much longer than necessary. :)  I changed my mind numerous times but finally decided on something.

My final decision: An Emerilware Stainless Steel Soup Pot

The ordering process was incredibly fast and easy.

I couldn't believe how fast my package arrived!  I ordered it on Wednesday and by Saturday morning it was sitting by my front door.  

So shiny and pretty!

Love this little pour spout.

It has a very solid aluminum and copper bonded base.

Handy measurements right there in the pot!

I am very pleased with the quality of the piece.  It seems sturdy and well constructed.  I can't wait to use it!

You can order your own here

December 7, 2010

Join the Fun Ornament Link Party!

Stop what you are doing, grab your camera, and snap a few pictures of your favorite memory-filled ornaments and join my sweet blog friend, Bev over at Flamingo Toes for her fun Ornament Link Party!  She was inspired to have this link party after she saw my Favorite Ornament blog post.  So I will definitely be joining in on the fun!