Archive for December, 2008

Dessert, Holiday

Cinnamon and Sugar Snickerdoodles

Posted by Jessie on December 11, 2008

Snickerdoodles are delicious sugar-like cookies rolled in cinnamon and sugar. They usually have a little bit of cream of tartar in them which balances nicely with the cinnamon. I use baking powder and therefore did not use cream of tarter because it is usually added to react with baking soda. Using baking powder is like baking soda and cream of tartar in one! However, for a true Snickerdoodle, you should add a tsp of cream of tartar šŸ™‚ I also like soft chewy cookies, but Snickerdoodles can be crisp too.

So Snickerdoodles you say? What kind of a name is that? I did some snooping around and thanks to Wikipedia, I have a possible answer! Snickerdoodles are most likely German and the name perhaps comes from a mispronunciation of Schneckennudeln, or cinnamon-dusted sweet rolls called “snail dumplings.” The German word Schnecke means a snail-like shape. Well there’s some fun trivia…but on to the recipe!


Dinner

Mom’s Sauteed Vegetables and Grilled Chicken over Pasta

Posted by Jessie on December 9, 2008

Mom loves vegetables. She is also really good at making them delicious. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of veggies, but Mom makes them like candy. This recipe is perfect if you don’t have a lot of time to spend on dinner, and want to make everyone think you did!

This recipe also uses some white wine. Another favorite of Mom’s. You know that saying “I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food”…Yeah that’s about my Mom. Great dinner anytime and great as leftovers, too.