Monday, January 30, 2012

Kids' Thumbprints (TWD)

I'm a horrible blogger :( I haven't posted in weeks... and I made these cookies back in December and I am just now getting around to blogging about it! *sigh* My life is now consumed with play dates, story time, craft time, little gym, etc. so I haven't had nearly as much time as I used to for baking, blogging, and visiting other blogs :( Thank you to those who are still around, reading each blog post that I'm able to put up! I did want to put a question out there to my readers... do you enjoy the posts about food-related coupons and deals? I started with them on my Facebook page, then posted a few here on the blog... but wasn't sure if that was something that people were interested in? Should I stick with just the recipe posts, or would you like to see deals posted too? Please leave me a comment and let me know! :)

So anyway, without further ado... the very last Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by none other than Dorie Greenspan herself, author of Baking: From My Home to Yours.  She chose Kids' Thumbprints.  These were kind of like grown up peanut butter and jelly cookies.  You take a peanut butter cookie dough and rough it into a ball, then dip it in egg whites and roll it in some chopped up peanuts.  Then proceed like you would with any other thumbprint cookie recipe and press your thumb gently into the center and fill with jam after the cookies have baked.

I only needed one egg white for my cookies, otherwise I followed the recipe exactly as written.  These were incredibly addicting cookies! I found that if you let the jam cool just a little bit after warming it up, the cookies are a little bit easier to fill because then the jam isn't quite so runny.  I shared these with my neighbor and she loved them, too.

If you would like the recipe, you can find here.  This is the last blog post for Tuesdays with Dorie - Baking: From My Home to Yours. I can't believe that after 4 years, we've finally baked through the entire book! It's been so much fun... not only baking everything, but meeting so many other wonderful bloggers out there.  I've had a blast and I have learned so much with the group baking week by week through the book.  I'm still not the best cake decorator out there, but I can make some pretty good pastries and brioche now! I'm so proud of what I have done with the group.  While we are putting Baking back up on the shelf, our group is getting ready to embark on another adventure... as we bake our way through Baking with Julia.  So, if you are interested in baking along with us, please join us as Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia starts on February 7th!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pfaltzgraff Dollar Sale is currently having a Dollar Sale with over 1,200 items on sale for up to 96% off!
They sell high quality dinnerware and kitchenware. Stock up your kitchen with measuring spoons, spatulas, wine openers, pastry brushes and more.  Flat rate shipping is $7.95.  They also have a $5/$10/$20 item sale, too, so be sure to check it out.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 15 oz (2 pack) for $12.16 shipped!

Right now at Amazon the 2 packs of Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil are $16.20 (down from $24.06).  Choose Subscribe and Save (right side) to get an additional 15% off AND you can use coupon code NUTIVJAN to get another 10% off!  Your total will be $12.16 shipped, or only $6.08 for each 15 oz tub! After your order ships, you can cancel your subscribe & save subscription at no cost.

The reviews on this coconut oil are all very positive too.  If you've never used coconut oil, it is delicious and a healthy alternative to cook with :) No refrigeration is required.  You can use it as cooking oil, a butter substitute, a shortening substitute in baking, or even as massage/body oil!

* Please note that prices do fluctuate often on Amazon so it may not be at this price for long.