Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cookies For Santa

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is probably baking cookies. The whole house smells delicious for days and sharing the cookies is just an added bonus! Today, we have a sugar cookie recipe that was shared with us by one of our SHE Team members. I think you will enjoy it.


The Best Sugar Cookies Ever!

Yield 2 dozen

1 ½ c. powdered sugar
2 ½ c. flour
1 c. butter
1 tsp. baking soda
1 egg
1 tsp. cream of tarter
1 tsp. vanilla optional but hold dough
together better

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. Cream powdered sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla.
3. Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tarter.
4. Roll dough out and cut with cookie cutters.
5. Bake 375 10-12 min or until done.

Lizzie says,
My son has sold 9 dozen of these for his Compassion water project:)! It's cookie central over here;)!

You can find this and other great family recipes in Lizzie's cookbook.

In addition to homeschooling, Lizzie also blogs at A Dusty Frame and sells her wonderful photography prints and vintage items on Etsy.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas In Red and White

At this fun and festive time of year there are many colors that make up our holiday decor.  Here are a couple commonly seen in these fun items from our Schooling at Home Etsian Team.  
Adorable Crocheted Baby Elf Hat by PuddinToes ($20.00)
Cheery Needle-felted Snowmen by Chimera ($9.50 ea)
Elegant Scarf by BaruchsLullaby ($70)
Useful Wool Dryer Balls by ShadySideFarm ($15)
Creative Christmas Sled by CardsnMoorebyTerri ($6.50)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Chicken Tetrazzini

Today's recipe comes from Donna. Donna is a member of the Schooling at Home Etsians as well as the owner and creator of Naturally Comfy, homeschooling mother of 4 and blogger.

According to her blog, this recipe is a family favorite. We hope you enjoy it as well.

Chicken Tetrazzini

¼ C butter or margarine
¼ C flour
½ tsp salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 C chicken broth
1 C whipping cream (half-n-half also works well)
2 Tbs sherry ( I use water)
1 package (7 oz) spaghetti, cooked and drained)
2 C cubed cooked chicken or turkey
1 can (3 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained (I leave these out and it's fine)
½ C grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 350*F. Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour and seasonings. Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in broth and cream. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in wine, spaghetti, chicken and mushrooms. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until bubbly.
6 servings