Thursday, March 26, 2009

How to make Coconut Macaroons


Coconut macaroons are one of my favorite cookies. This is an easy recipe. It makes about 4 dozen cookies. Prep time: 10 min, Bake time: 15-17 min.
Ingredients:
  • 2 (7 ounce) packages of flaked coconut
  • 1 14 ounce can of sweetened, condensed milk, NOT evaporated
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of almond extract (it depends on how much you like the flavor of almond)
Directions:
  1. Preheat your oven 325ºF.
  2. Line baking sheets with aluminum foil, grease and flour the foil or, spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the condensed milk, egg white, vanilla and almond extract. Stir.
  4. Add the coconut and stir to mix well.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the foil, about an inch apart. Slightly flatten each mound with the back of a spoon.
  6. Bake 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Remove cookies from foil and place on wire racks to cool.
  8. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Potato Soup Recipe









INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 Large Potatoes, rinsed and diced
  • 1/2 Cup onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 Cups milk

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add the potatoes, onion and celery into a large pot, cover with water.
  2. Add salt and celery salt.
  3. Cook on med high heat until everything is tender; watch the pot because the potatoes may make it boil over.
  4. Fry the bacon until crsip; reserve 6 Tablespoons of drippings.
  5. Mix together the milk, flour and bacon drippings. add to the soup, stir.
  6. Crumble the bacon and add to the soup.
  7. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.