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French Onion Soup 5

All-Day French Onion Soup

Does the title scare you? I had to be truthful. In the spirit of full disclosure, you need to know that this is a recipe best made on those days when your car has been stolen, or you have a flat tire, or a tree has fallen across the driveway. You know.[...] read more

tf split pea soup

Split Pea Soup (Bump)

This originally posted in 2011, but a new friend made it and told me so on our Twig and Feather Facebook page. So now I have to make a batch myself. Oh, the power of suggestion …

I’ve been absent all week … too sick to even get online.[...] read more

Gingerbread Bars with a Lemon Glaze

Want a bite of Christmas? Here you go.

Gingerbread Bars with a Lemon Glaze

Gingerbread Bars with a Lemon Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • _______________
  • Juice and zest of one lemon OR 1/4 cup bottled lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Gingerbread Bars
  2. In mixer, cream butter and sugars together until fluffy.
  3. Add molasses, vanilla and egg and blend well.
  4. Sift dry ingredients together and add. Mix well.
  5. Press into well-greased 10 x 15 rimmed jellyroll pan. Dough will be stiff and sticky. If needed, wet hands to press dough down evenly.
  6. Bake @ 325 for 16-18 minutes, or until slightly underdone. Do not overbake.
  7. Cool slightly, then cut into squares or diamond shapes.
  8. Top with lemon glaze.
  9. ____________
  10. Lemon Gaze
  11. In saucepan, add lemon juice an zest, sugar and butter. Cook until butter is melted.
  12. Add whipping cream and heat until mixture comes to a boil.
  13. Boil for three minutes, stirring constantly.
  14. Add powdered sugar to the mixture and whisk to incorporate.
  15. Pour over slightly cooled bars.
http://twigandfeather.com/2014/12/gingerbread-bars-with-a-lemon-glaze/

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My New Favorite Sandwich: Cuban Sliders

This was this afternoon’s football fare. Yes. I know they’re ugly and messy.

Layer slider bottoms all over your pan (if you feel squarish, you may use a square pan.

I don’t want to mislead you. These were fabulous in large part to the[...] read more

lemon crepe

Crepe Love

If you asked me to describe Paris in one word, I would answer without a split second’s hesitation, “Lemon.” And then you would back away slowly with that, Please don’t hurt me, crazy person look on your face, and I[...] read more

Chicken Roulade with a Creamy Marsala-Mascarpone Sauce

Oh, Instagram filters … how I love and loathe thee.

The first picture I took just didn’t do justice to this dish. You really don’t get a good sense of how beautifully golden the topping is on these roulades. So when I took a close-up[...] read more

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