Sep 242011
 
1 cup butter 2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar 1 cup chopped almonds
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons water
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and water. Add flour and almonds. Mix until blended. Cover and chill for 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven 325 degrees.
  3. Shape dough into balls or crescents.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Remove from sheet and cool on wire racks.
  4. When cookies are cool, roll in powdered sugar.
 Posted by at 6:08 pm
Sep 242011
 

Happy National Cherries Jubilee Day!

Cherries jubilee is a cherry dessert served over vanilla ice cream.  The sauce is made of cooked cherries and cherry liqueur which is flambéed.

French chef Auguste Escoffie prepared Cherries Jubilee for one of Queen Victoria’s jubilee celebration either in 1887 or 1897.

I’ve never had Cherries Jubilee myself and don’t have the recipe or I’d post it.  Anyone have a recipe?

Sources:

http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/2009/9/24/national-cherries-jubilee-day

http://www.thenibble.com/fun/more/facts/holidays-september.asp

 Posted by at 6:24 am

Food Holidays

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Sep 242011
 

I was wandering around the web looking for some breakfast recipes when I chanced upon a page stating that September is All American Breakfast Month.  This, of course, led me down the rabbit hole and by the time I was done, I had an entire calendar filled with holidays I never knew existed.  Every month, week and day has some food holiday attached to it.  Every day!  Now, while I’m not going to let all of these holidays dictate what I cook, some of them are fun and a good excuse to eat a favorite food.

While I can’t promise to post them all and I can’t promise to always be able to find much information about why a certain day and food are tied together, I will be posting some.  I want to make sure everyone has a chance to use a holiday as an excuse to eat a favorite food.

Apparently, October is National Cookie Month.  I guess I should have looked that up before making September cookie month.  That’s ok!  We can always use more cookies!

 Posted by at 6:03 am
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