Gingerbread Man Scrambled Eggs with Honey and Sprinkles

Gingerbread Man Scrambled Eggs by HappilyBlended.com #foodie #recipe

One evening while taking care of dishes with my six year old son beside me going through our kitchen drawers, he found a gingerbread man cookie cutter. K-man was curious, wanted to know what it was. I explained what it was and immediately he was hoping for me to make some cookies shaped like gingerbread man. Sadly. I had not the ingredients to do that. What I did have was an idea! I told K-man that the next morning, when I make his scrambled eggs, I could use this cutter to try to make Gingerbread Man Scrambled Eggs. He was […]

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

When my daughter was in third grade, I was the parent volunteer for art class. One day, the art teacher asked the students, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I was shocked by the answers. Every child wanted to be a media star. The boys wanted to be sports stars and the girls wanted to be pop stars, models and movie stars. No one wanted to be an educator, in the medical field, a business person, run a farm or be a chef. One of the first things you learn in Psychology 101 is that happy […]

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How to Make a Hand Sugar Cookie for Fun with Children #recipe #foodie

Making sugar cookies is fun and easy. I have found that sugar cookies are the one to-be-baked food that we always have ingredients in the household for. I wanted to put a twist on sugar cookie baking the other day to make it more fun for my silly sons and this is what we created…. Sugar Cookie Hands. I also wanted to include the recipe we used for sugar cookies to ensure you know how to make them as fluffy as we did. Step one is to make the sugar cookie dough according to the ingredients and instructions on the […]

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Flour, Sugar, Butter, and Pure Laughter

Last night my son’s weren’t too happy about the lack in after school snack upon their pick up from school. You see, my sons get out of school ready to eat their arm off because they are just so hungry. I usually grab something quick and this particular afternoon, I used some change to grab them each 2 munchkins from Dunkin Donuts. Wrong choice. Total meltdown over not wanting such a treat. I was in shock, figured they would have been excited to have a random small treat. Nope. They were upset, but using my Mom skills they finally accepted […]

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Make Your Own Sugar Cookies Recipe #foodie #recipe

This past weekend we had company over and the girls had a blast looking up ways to make their own sugar cookies. This is their creation. A delicious recipe and treat worth sharing with you all. Ingredients 1 1/2 sticks of butter, softened 1/2 cup of sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 1/4 cup flour pinch of salt Additional Items Needed Mixing Bowl Plastic wrap or aluminum foil Mixer Baking sheet(s) x 2 Spoon for putting mix onto baking sheet Start Making the Sugar Cookies In a bowl, with mixer on medium, beat butter and sugar […]

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Pecan Cookie Recipe

GE’s Test Kitchen Manager Brigid Blocker shares her personal cookie recipe that is the favorite of her three grown sons. Pecan Cookies 1 cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar 2 cups sifted flour 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tbsp. water 2 cups pecans, finely ground Cream butter and sugar until light.  Add remaining ingredients, and mix well.  Chill dough until firm. Preheat oven to 325°. Shape dough into ¾” balls.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 20-23 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Roll warm baked cookies in granulated sugar.  After cookies have cooled completely, store in airtight container. Makes 6 – […]

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A Christmas Cookie Tradition with a Twist

In these times of prepared foods and mini-marts, it’s understandable that many folks forego baking and decorating Christmas cookies and settle for store-bought instead. It’s the patient home cook who bakes dozens of cookies, one sheet at a time, in a traditional radiant heat oven. And really, how many Santas, stars and trees can you slather with icing and spot with sprinkles before your eyes glaze over? Rather than let the cookie cutters gather dust in the pantry this holiday season, try holding a Christmas cookie decorating contest. By injecting a little friendly competition into your cookie decorating process, you […]

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