Monday, May 18, 2009

Tarter Sauce

Every now and then I get a hankering (yes, that's what it is- a "hankering"!) for fish sticks. I found some natural ones at Costco, which I was really happy to find! I love tarter sauce with it- so here's what I do:

Tarter Sauce
1 c. Mayonnaise
1 large dill pickle, finely diced
1 tsp. lemon juice
sprinkle of garlic
Mix thoroughly and serve.

I tend to play a little with the lemon juice and garlic till I get the flavor I want- sometimes I add some pickle juice as well.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Poll

My wonderful graphic designer husband has been arranging my blog recipes into cookbook pages. So I have set up a poll here to see if there would be any interest in a printed cookbook- please let me know your thoughts! If you have any comments about it- please feel free to leave them.


Monday, May 4, 2009

The Perfect Sugar Cookie

It just is! These are my absolute favorite sugar cookies- none other compare. My friend Suzanne is an excellent cookie chef and at least half of my cookie recipes come from her- including this one.
The last couple days I've been working on these cookies- Saturday, made the dough, Sunday, rolled, cut and baked them and then this morning I frosted them. They were for a bridal shower- they decided to do something different than cake. And after making them, I thought it was a great idea- they were so pretty!

The Perfect Sugar Cookie

1 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
cream and add one at a time:
3 eggs
Stir together and add to creamed mixture:
3 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Chill dough 3-4 hours. Sprinkle the counter with flour and roll out to 1/4". Cut and bake at 350˚ for about 12 minutes. On cold stones I baked them for 14 minutes.
I don't like these cookies to brown at all- so just take them out. If they brown they get a little crunchy, but otherwise they are very soft and oh so yummy!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


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