Archive for December, 2009

Cafe Volcano Cookies

Up close, it kind of has that volcano lava look going.

Wow, I can’t believe I’ve been away from TWD for almost a month! I’m in my 3rd week of work at the new job and I am sooo tired these days! I had it easy, 2 months off and prior to that a pretty easy going 8 hour a day job. The new job is in high gear. The software testers work 12 hour test shifts! I cannot believe that! Usually we schedule 3 to 4 hour test shifts. They’re at the end of their formal testing so I’m just helping out with the data analysis, but I’m getting afraid. Yipes. Kind of explains my absence, but I’ve missed it! I have lemon Sables in the freezer, waiting on a night where I’m not too exhausted. Don’t get me started on how behind I am with Christmas…

These are just the easiest cookies to bake! The only ‘work’ is coarsely chopping nuts! It kind of concerned me, mixing the egg whites with the sugar and espresso powder in a sauce pan over medium heat. I was sure it would turn all eggy. What a sweet surprise it turned out to be! I’m definitely baking these again! Especially since the Beau and I have eaten quite a few of them. I asked him what he thought of it and he said it was a nice change, light and airy cookies! I LOVE them! I can’t stop eating them! And since there’s not a lot of prep work, I can bake them on a work night even… maybe.

One for me and one for you!

Visit Macduff at her blog, the Lonely Sidecar. I enjoy reading her posts. They’re thoughtful and I often feel some type of emotion reading it. You can also find the recipe for these easy, delicious cookies there too! If you don’t have Dorie’s book, add it to your Christmas list – it’s not too late! Go browse the TWD Bakers blogs and see all the different variations that these yummy cookies can be baked up as!

Last, Last, Last Week: Sugar-Topped Molasses Spice Cookies
Next Week: My Favorite Pecan Pie (umm, maybe, not a pecan pie fan…)


Spicy Garbanzo Bean and Turkey Sausage Soup

Avocado for the Beau, none for me please!

Saturday the Beau took all of us up to the snow so he could ride Slim in the snow and Marshall could play around in the snow. It was a fun day for all and by the time we got back, it was still raining in Southern CA. It rained quite hard that afternoon and into the night. So for dinner, we decided to have a bowl of Spicy Garbanzo Bean and Turkey Sausage Soup. It’s a really easy recipe and tastes just right on a cold, rainy day! Go ahead and try it! It is pretty spicy and will definitely clear your sinuses! HAH!
A couple snow pictures…

Looks like a good Christmas card photo!

But I'm not ready to go homeeee!!