You Gonna Eat All That?

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(Biscuit Girl)

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Cookie Monster

Today I bake.....and bake......and bake.

A couple of months back I promised a co-worker I'd make cookies and cheese crackers for a program he would be hosting the end of January. And today's the big day. I'll be busy making about 8 dozen sugar cookies and about 5 dozen cheese crackers.

The cookies will be really cool. The theme of the event is a casino so I am making some of the cookies in the shape of hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds. And the ficticious name of the casino starts with the letter "L" so I have an "L" shaped cookie cutter also. They's be very Vegas-y after I put the edible glitter and sparkling sugar on them. I found the cookie cutters online at a place called Off the Beaten Path. Their web site is
They have tons of great cookie cutters and are very reasonably priced.

The cheese crackers are sooooooo yummy. I promised Biscuit Boy I'd leave some here for him to munch on. The recipe is very easy. You take 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 cups of shredded Sharp cheddar (yes, it has to be sharp or even extra-sharp), one and one half sticks of butter, 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix it all together, roll it out to about 1/8" thick and use a small cookie cutter to cut them out. Bake them in a preheated 300 degree oven for about 20 minutes. They're done when the bottoms just start to darken. You can sprinkle them with a little salt as soon as they are out of the oven if you choose. They're best served that day but will keep in a tightly wrapped container for a few days.

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Friday, January 28, 2005

My first entry - Pan Fried Dumplings

I don't know what I'm thinking........but here I am with a new Blog of my very own. I guess after seeing so many people I know with one, I sorta felt left out. So here I am. But what should I blog about? I pondered this for a while and decided to do one on cooking because it's something I really like to do.

I hope that you will find it to be utterly fascinating and wait with baited breath for each update. What? ........ I can dream, can't I?

Off we go........

I like to cook and so does my husband, who I'll refer to as Biscuit Boy. Between us, we make some pretty darn good food. He's more a cook while I tend to be more a baker. But occassionally I can throw together some pretty tasty meals. For instance, we both love Chinese cooking. I bought Biscuit Boy a cookbook for Christmas that is one of the best out there for Chinese Szechuan cooking. It's called "Land of Plenty" by Fuschia Dunlop.

One of the first dishes I prepared from it was the pan fried dumplings. The first two tries were good, but the third try......OH MY! They were spectacular.