Showing posts from March, 2014

No-Chill Cutout Sugar Cookies

The Recipe: How is it special? Great sugar-cookie taste, golden color and texture! No need to chill the dough before rolling! Easy-to-handle dough! Rolled in powdered sugar, not flour, so no floury after-taste! Mix and bake an entire batch in just an hour, start to finish! Best of all? The big smiles that happen whenever sugar cookies appear! The Conversation: Will you help me wish my dear father a happy 88th birthday? COMPLIMENTS! "At last! A no-chill roll-out cookie that is great!! ... worked perfectly!" ~ Carole In my family, we sing for birthdays, loudly and some times out of tune, mind you, but always enthusiastically. Today my father will collect happy-birthday singing telegrams from across the country, all of us wishing him well on this his 88th birthday. I can’t bake you a cake, Dad. But I sure can bake you Happy Birthday cookies. So hey, watch the front door because guess what FedEx is delivering today! Happy Birthday, Dad! My new tr

Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

A New Master Recipe The Recipe: A new master recipe, this time for an oh-so-easy make-ahead breakfast casserole that flies together in 15 minutes. Unlike many breakfast casseroles, it's packed with protein but just a touch of cheese. Yes, it's Weight Watchers friendly and low-carb! Options for on-the-go portable breakfast-casserole muffins and individual ramekins. The Conversation: How a "whole foods" cook comes to accept the convenience and affordability of frozen hash brown potatoes. Have you accepted similar convenience foods? What works in your home? ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ A "Discovery": Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes The first time I reached into the grocery-store freezer for frozen hash brown potatoes, discordant bells clamored, if only in my head. Frozen hash-brown potatoes? Not Alanna! Clang! Crash! Bang! But let's back up a few months, shall we, to learn how I came to discover frozen hash browns? It all started last fall w