Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Cookies!

Today my mama and I made several different types of cookies for Christmas: Thumbprint Cookies, Fairy Drops (no, I have no idea why they are called that) and Oatmeal Crispies. The Thumbprint cookies have always been a holiday treat in my family, we made the Oatmeal Crispies for my niece who cannot have eggs, and I don't know where the Fairy Drops came from, but they have a cool name.

Thumbprint cookies (no nuts)

Fairy Drops topped with sprinkles and sugar & crushed candy canes

Oatmeal Crispies dough...the first cookies I've ever made in a pot over the stove

Completed cookies while still baking

Holiday spread

Recipes after the jump...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Return from hiatus with a childhood favorite

Between moving and having my computer die, I have been M.I.A. from here longer than I was expecting. However, with my return I would like to share with you my absolute favorite thing (and pretty much the only form of veggies I would voluntarily eat) as a child. Serbian Spinach Casserole is warm, comforting and delicious. It pairs nicely with ham for a holiday meal or makes a good vegetarian main dish. It also keeps well and is tasty both hot and cold. As a bonus…it’s super simple!

Serbian Spinach-Cheese Casserole

What you need…
2 one-pint cartons cottage cheese (I use low-fat)
6 eggs
6 tablespoons flour
1/8 lb. salted butter in coarse pieces
1 block cheddar cheese (I use low-fat), grated
1 package frozen chopped spinach, cooked and drained
What to do…
Mix all together in a large bowl. Bake in well-greased baking dish at 325 degrees for one hour. 
Yummy :)