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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sweet snow

Sweet snow
Quote by~Roy L.Smith
He who has not christmas in his heart will never find it
under a tree.

Americans are responsible for 1/5 of the worlds garbage ,3 pounds per day for 1 person.
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh Champagne will bounce up and down
continuously from bottom of the glass to the top.
Triskaidekaphobia means fear of the number 13.
55.1% of allUS prison are in for drug offenses.
Bruce Lee was so fast that they had to slow the film down so you could see his moves.
St. John was the only one of the 12 Apostles to die a natural death.

Christmas tree cookies
2 1/2 cups flour, all-purpose
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter or margarine,
, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 each egg
1/4 cup sugar crystals green
1/4 cup decorations

Directions1. Put flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, salt, almond extract and egg into large bowl of an electric mixer. Mix together, using low speed. Dough will be crumbly. Then knead dough with hands until mixture holds together.

2. Remove 1/3 cup of the dough; wrap and refrigerate. Divide remaining dough in thirds. Using hands, roll each into a 6-inch log.

3. Put sugar crystals on a sheet of wax paper. Roll each log in the sugar crystals to coat well; use the wax paper as a guide to press in crystals. Shape each log into a triangle, pressing gently on wax paper to give three sharp corners. Make sure to make 2 sides longer than the third side. Wrap each log well and refrigerate at least 4 hours or until dough is firm enough to slice. To this point, cookies can be made up to a week in advance.

4. Heat oven to 350 degrees. To bake, slice logs crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. Put slices about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. For each cookie, shape about 1/2 teaspoon of the reserved 1/3 cup dough into a tree trunk. Attach to bottom underside of each tree. Sprinkle each cookie lightly with candy decorations, if desired. Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Carefully remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
Festive Favorite Layered Dip
What You Need
1 tub (8 oz.) Cream Cheese Spread
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
1 cup Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 green pepper, finely chopped
2 green onions, chopped
RITZ Crackers
Make It
MIX cream cheese, sour cream and dressing. Spread onto serving plate.
TOP with all remaining ingredients except crackers. Serve with crackers.Variation Prepare substituting pesto for the salsa.
Top with 1/4 cup each chopped black olives, sun-dried tomatoes and red onions instead of the tomatoes, peppers and green onions.Make AheadPrepare as directed.
Cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours before serving. Prep Time: 10 minTotal Time: 10 minMakes: 6 cups or 48 servings, 2 Tbsp. dip and 5 crackers each
To make your own baking powder, stir and sift together 2 parts of Cream of Tartar to 1 part baking soda and 1 part cornstarch.
Be sure to keep an extra box of baking soda by your stove in case of grease or electrical fire. Scatter the powder by the handful to safely put it out.
Keep a container of baking soda in your garage as well as in your car to put out a fire. It won't damage anything it touches.

Crafts and Tutorials
Enjoy your day my friend!
Have a very merry Christmas.

1 comment:

Ed said...

Love everything as usual Ginger, your blog is a gem of information and goodies.Thank you for sharing xx