When it came to making holiday cookies, I whipped out this yummy batch of Russian Tea Cakes…
I used almonds instead of pecans, and swopped in whole wheat flower instead of all purpose which added an extra element of nuttyness. Yum!!! I remember making these little lovelies as a kid, and remembering how much they reminded me of snowballs! They look ultra cute cuddled up next to some gingerbread men in a holiday cookie tin, but I am going to try them soon with white flower and lemon extract and crasins! I feel like they would be a nice addition to a summertime tea scape! We’ll have to thank my roommate for being such an excellent hand model for these cookie shots. He helped gobble them up!
Finals week ended and before I knew it all of my usual dinner guests had gone back home for their mothers to cook for them I suppose… But here in ol’ Corvallis I was still knee deep in an unfinished collection, and in a much needed attempt at saving money for Christmas presents, I decided to see what I had left in my cupboard and went to town.
I set my sights on homemade pizza, and made the most simple whole wheat crust ever. I used one packet of yeast and expanded it with some warm water then added two cups of whole wheat flower and mixed in olive oil and water until I got the right consistency. I let the dough rise for about 10 minutes then started with the toppings.
I sliced up some salami, and tossed on some artichoke hearts and feta cheese, to make sure everyone stayed in place I used a bit of parm. and mozerella to tie the whole pie together. The secret ingredient for this pie however was a whole sliced pear, which added just enough sweetness to this savory bite!
On the side of my yummy pizza I boiled up some asparagus, and tossed it with herbs, olive oil and parm! Yummy!xoxox-Grishley
It doesn’t look anything like Christmas time here in Corvallis, but the thought of whipping together some of my favorite cold weather cookies may just in fact be bringing some Christmas cheer in the next few days.
Russian Tea Cakes- These babies are my absolute favorite, no matter what time of year it is! These are super easy to make, and they always remind me of super cute little snow balls perfect for the cold season!
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Shortbread Cookies-Shortbread are perfect with or without the chocolate and nuts, I love love love shortbread because it is beyond easy to make, and super yummy with an espresso!
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Sugar Cookies- If there is ever a cold weather staple, sugar cookies in the winter time are perfect perfect perfect! Mmmm Yummy!
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More to come! xoxox-Grishley
When it comes to cornbread things can get a little bit boring. So after devising a good plan, I decided to spice up a chilly (literally) evening with some out of the ordinary corn bread, and some out of the can chili.
I started off with a box of Jiffy corn mix, and after adding the traditional egg and milk, I also tossed in half a can of pinapple chunks, I often throw in a few handfuls of canned corn, but decided to go for something a bit more deliberately sweet.
To balance out the sweetness, I also pulled out some pepperjack cheese.
Instead of making a traditional set of muffins, I spread the thick batter thin on a regular cookie sheet and let the mixture cookup almost like a cake. I let the edges get crispy and puller her out of the oven and cut into triangles. It was an oh so yummy side to an already yummy cup of vegetarian chili!
Nothing like a little case of the Mondays to get Grishley in the mood for some weeknight meals.As the days grow shorter, it seems like the only place to find something bright and cheery is the kitchen.
For this past Monday’s supper I whipped up some Vegetable medley, a quiona and rice dish, and some ranch panko chicken.
I cooked up my veggies with a bit of butter, some olive oil, garlic, green onion. Zucchini and carrots were finished with a bit of lemon juice to bring out some springtime flavor in the heart of a Corvallis cold spell.
The Quinoa and rice came together in a flash when I realized I only had a cup of white rice left, and had a box of quinoa on hand. I used a cup of each and brought them to a boil on the stove using chicken broth instead of water, seasoning with salt and pepper, garlic salt, basil, oregano, and finishing with grated parm… um YUM!
The chicken may in fact be one of my new favorites, I breaded the chicken using panko brad crumbs, but also added a packet of hidden valley ranch seasoning to the flour I breaded them in. I shallow fried them in olive oil and they were mighty divine if I do say so myself in my southern accent…Savin’ money for shoes… one home cooked and tasty meal at a time!
After a long week I think that it is especially important to put the books down, cook up some yummy food, watch OSU football, and enjoy a glass of moderately priced champagne with friends. I suppose chocolate covered strawberries never hurt either…
Pasta based dishes are my usual go to for when company comes over, because they feed everyone and the whole wheat pasta I use is high in protein ad fiber. To make my family style meals even more nutrition packed (to counter act the champagne and strawberries) I toss in tons of veggies. For this mix I used tomatoe, onion, garlic, mushrooms, broccoli, eggplant and mushrooms. Yum Yum Yum!!!
delicious! xoxox- Grishley
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