Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tasty Tuesday...oh and some Tips!!

Ok, I love receiving great tips and I love to share them. I have been led to share this one and some yummy recipes, it keeps coming back to my mind, so here it is. Hope it helps you in your baking, as it did me.

Tuesday Tip: How to keep your Brown sugar from hardening? Oh, how much money I would spend on brown sugar, throwing it away because it got rock hard. I never had a solution, until one day I came across this very question...and they had an answer? It's an easy one for sure. I keep my brown sugar in a canister, once I bring it home it goes right into this canister along with a piece of bread. The bread is the secret, it some how keeps it moist. My husband told me why, but I have forgotten...I think because it soaks up the moisture??? Anyway, it works and it works great and I'm a happy cooker! I usually use the ends of the breads, no one eats them anyway and it doesn't go to waste {I used to throw the ends out anyway}. So there you go, wasn't that an easy one? No more wasting brown sugar or the ends of breads anymore. Praise the Lord for tips and saving money!!

Tasty Tuesday: As with the tips when I find good treats I love to share them. So here are a few that I found today. These are great ones if you are going to bake with your family {I highly recommend this}, a cookie exchange, CHRISTmas party or if you are starting a family tradition.  

Homemade Gingerbread House:
Isn't this soo cute, and super frugal. They are made out of graham crackers, homemade frosting and some candy. Below is the recipe for the homemade royal icing frosting. This is one I will be doing this year, I forgot to last year. When I saw this I was reminded of my sweet friend who does with her family they do this every year. How fun, you could hold an Annual Gingerbread House Contest with your family too! 

Royal Icing

2 large egg whites
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3 cups (330 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the egg whites with the lemon juice. Add the sifted powdered sugar and beat on low speed until combined and smooth. The icing needs to be used immediately or transferred to an airtight container as royal icing hardens when exposed to air. Cover with plastic wrap when not in use.

You could use food coloring to turn the frosting different colors and then just put a spoon full into a little baggie and cut off a little snip at the corner to squeeze it out.

Homemade Soft Sugar Cookies and Homemade Frosting:

This is one I will be doing tonight. Don't they look yummy!! This is a great one to take to the neighbors or family and friends. I love the sprinkles they even have little J's in them, they are supposed to be candy canes, but to me they are for JESUS {squeal, squeal}. I got this recipe from Woman Living Well, Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen posts these awesome recipes and takes you step by step and they are simple.  Awesome encouraging websites, go check'em out. Below is the recipe, but go to Woman Living Well to read the story about how she got started making these, it's such a sweet story.

Soft Sugar Cookies:

2 c sugar
1 cup butter (softened)
2 eggs
5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk mixed with 1 Tbsp lemon juice OR white vinegar)

Preheat oven to 350

Cream sugar, butter and eggs together. Add flour and dry ingredients together, pour into creamed mixture. Add milk and vanilla and beat well. Place dough in refrigerator for 1 hour. Roll dough into balls (heaping tablespoon size) and place 6 to a sheet to allow spreading. Bake for 15 mins. When done, keep on baking sheet for 1 min so they are easier to take off. Transfer to cooking rack until ready to frost and decorate!

6 cups powdered sugar
6 Tbsp butter (softened)
3 Tbsp (appx) of milk or until desired consistency
1 tsp vanilla

Beat all ingredients well until smooth and creamy.

Rolo Pretzel Sandwiches and Turtles:

Ok, I absolutely love this one, I love Rolos and it's paired with pretzel. It's a sweet savory yummy snack. This is great for a Christmas party. I also found this at Comfy in the Kitchen with Janelle. If you need help like me in the cooking department go check out her website. She is a sister in the Lord, and has great tutorials on some yummy food. I'm a visual person, and it works for me she has lots of pics.

Rolo Pretzel Sandwiches/Turtles

1 Bag Rolos
1 Bag square pretzels
1 Bag pecan halves

That's all you need, easy peasy {as my munckin would say}. God bless, hope these help if you need some go to desserts recipes in a pinch.

Love sharing with you,

P.S.If you would like, leave a tip or a favorite recipe in the comment section and I will post for next Tuesday.


  1. Hi Adrienne! Thank you for your sweet compliment and for allowing me to serve you :) ~Janelle

  2. {Squeal, Squeal} Hi Janelle!! Thank you for stopping by and thank you for all you do! It's a blessing to be able to glean from you in cooking. It's my hearts desire to be able to serve my family some good food. And you have totally helped me in that area. It truely is a blessing. Thank you for sharing your life and your ministry.
    God Bless!

  3. Awwww - your squeal is SO cute! I love it - yes Janelle rocks doesn't she? I'm SO blessed to have her as a friend!!! Thanks for sharing her recipes - they truly are remarkable!!!

  4. {Squeal, Squeal} Hi Courtney! Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all you do! What a blessing you guys are friends. You guys Rock! Makes me want to move to where you guys live. You guys are so encouraging to me. Thank you for you ministries.

    God Bless you both!


Thank you soo much for leaving an encouraging comment, I look forward to reading them and thank you for stopping by.

God Bless you!
By His Grace,


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