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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Healthy Vanilla Citrus Doodles

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adapted from Martha Stewart Glazed Citrus Doodles as seen in Everyday Food Magazine May 2012

I just happened to see these and think they would be perfect for Everett! Below is my spin on it...I did not glaze them because I made them for a toddler and we all know toddlers don't need the extra sugar!! Mommy enjoyed these with her coffee
Next time add in ideas...crasins, ground flaxseeds, walnuts, dark chocolate.  

Healthy Vanilla Citrus Doodles

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup of buckwheat flour (really any variation you want of 2 3/4 cups of flour)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature (very important)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 with racks in upper and lower thirds.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, orange and lemon zest on medium high until pale and fluffy, 3 minutes, scraping down bowl as needed. Beat in eggs, one at a time and add vanilla.
Add flour mixture and beat until well combined.

Drop spoon fulls of cookies 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
Bake until edges are golden brown, 12- 15 minutes rotating sheets halfway through.
Cool on cookie sheets on wire rack for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to racks and let cool completely.

Whisk together 1 tablespoon orange zest, 2 teaspoons lemon zest, 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice and fresh orange juice and 2 1/2 cups of confectionery sugar until smooth. Glaze over each cookie and let set one hour.

Store in airtight containers up to 3 days. Makes 36

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Earth Tones

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A wonderful collection of earth tones!
featuring my vintage thread..check it out here.... Pin It Now!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

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Avocado Banana Smoothie
Everett just loves these! I make them all the time they are sooo good. I always add ground flaxseeds to it just to make it even healthier...try it!! Pin It Now!

Shabby Chic Spring finds on Etsy

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A Collection of Shabby Chic items I love Pin It Now!

Fabric Coasters

Pin It Now! Spring is here!! We have our shared computer desk area that is often filled with papers and clutter AND coasters for our coffee. Well winter is over so time to move on with the spring decor around the house. I searched the local stores for new fabric coasters and just couldnt find any. I only wanted 2.  So I ordered some vintage fabric on ETSY For a $1.75

Purchase more fabric like this from Vintage Spoken Here
check out their wonderful shabby chic collection!!

this is a cute tutorial
I made mine a little thicker buy adding some batting...worked great!

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