Thursday, April 30, 2015

National Oatmeal Cookie Day, In the News, and Enjoy

National Oatmeal Cookie Day - Today is National Oatmeal Cookie Day!

Drop cookies are made from a relatively soft dough that is dropped by spoonfuls onto the baking sheet. During baking, the mounds of dough spread and flatten. Oatmeal (or oatmeal raisin) cookies are popular examples of drop cookies.

Basic Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups rolled oats 1. Combine all ingredients in order given.
    2. Refrigerate dough for several hours or overnight to get a thick consistency.
    3. Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto lightly greased baking sheet.
    4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) 12-14 minutes.
    5. Let stand 1 minute before removing from baking sheet.

    In the News - They walk among us!

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  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    National Shrimp Scampi Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    National Shrimp Scampi Day - Today is National Shrimp Scampi Day!

    National Shrimp Scampi Day is your opportunity to eat and enjoy a great meal.

    Shrimp scampi is simple and easy to make. Just cook the shrimp along with butter and chopped garlic in a sauté pan!

    In the News - They walk among us!

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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    National Blueberry Pie Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    National Blueberry Pie Day - Today is National Blueberry Pie Day!

    Americans have been filling their pies with delicious, fresh-picked berries since the colonial era.

    Today, blueberry is one of the most popular pie flavors in the United States.

    Blueberry season begins in May and ends in the late summer, so blueberry pie is a perennial favorite at Fourth of July celebrations.

    Maine produces more blueberries than any other state. In fact, 25% of all low bush blueberries grown in North America come from Maine. That makes this New England state the largest producer of blueberries in the world!

    In the News - They walk among us!

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  • Accused Burglar Arrested Wearing "Warning: I Do Dumb Things" T-Shirt

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  • Monday, April 27, 2015

    National Prime Rib Day, In the News, Weekend Food, and Enjoy

    National Prime Rib Day - Today is National Prime Rib Day!

    Prime rib is easily one of America's favorite steaks.

    A standing rib roast, also known as prime rib, is a cut of beef from the primal rib, one of the nine primal cuts of beef.

    While the entire rib section comprises ribs six through 12, a standing rib roast may contain anywhere from two to seven ribs.

    It is most often roasted "standing" on the rib bones so that the meat does not touch the pan. An alternative cut removes the top end of the ribs for easier carving.

    Rib eye steaks are cut from a standing rib, boned with most of the fat and lesser muscles removed.

    In the News - They walk among us!

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  • New York City Council Wants to Decriminalize Low-level Crimes
  • Marin County Schools Remove Desks, Give Students Standing Desks

    Weekend Food - Laura made several delicious meals for our weekend dining pleasure.
    Laura created an incredible meal that featured Asian turkey meatballs—coated with an incredible Sriracha glaze—rice, and sugar snap peas.

    Laura made some really innovative and tasty breakfasts. She used very thin deli ham, shredded cheddar cheese, and eggs&#!151;baked in the convection oven.

    The pigs-in-a-blanked she created were delicious! She used crescent dough, Smokey Joe sausages, and Munster cheese and baked them in the convection oven.

    Last evening, we enjoyed a superb meal of thin spaghetti and marinara sauce. Laura created the sauce from scratch. It simmered throughout the day and made the house smell wonderful.

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