The sun is shining here.. with a wee bit of wind (about 15 mph) lol.
But with hot flashes... who cares... just walk out with
your short sleeves shirt and jeans on...
and you cool off!!! :D
Any way... I promised a recipe on my last post.
And for those of you who have been waiting sooo patiently...
HERE IT IS!!!
Grandma Lydia’s “Peppernut” Cookies
1 c. lard
1 c. butter or oleo
2 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1 c. sour cream
1 pinch of salt
1 c. flour (sifted)
1 t. allspice
1 t. pepper
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
1 t. ginger
1 t. baking soda
½ t. anise OIL*
6 c. flour
Cream lard, butter, sugars, sour cream, and egg together. Place spices and flour into sifter, and sift. Add anise to taste. Stir in 6 c. flour. * Oil is best… the flavoring doesn’t give the flavor hardly at all. (I tried a half bottle of flavoring and still didn’t get the same taste as ½ t. oil. And yes I use rendered lard from our pigs butchered every year... but you can use Crisco shortening if you would rather.)
Mix thoroughly, chill dough for at least 4 hours, or over night. Roll out small portions in logs about the diameter of a dime, or nickel. Chill again for 2 hours. Slice in ¼ inch slices. Bake on cookie sheet for 10 minutes in 350 º oven or until lightly browned.
(These used to be rolled out to ¼ inch and then cut with a thimble, when hubby’s grandmother made them. But as years went on… his sister’s found it simpler to roll them into a log, and then cut.)
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!! This is my hubby's families favorite cookie!
Did mention that they are of German decent... and this recipe was
carried over by his grandmother's mother... when they came to the
States. So this recipe has been pasted down for 3 generations since then.
(Just a little history to go with it.) :D
And now for my new sign... I have it done... just not sure I like it as is..
You can be the judge.
I think it is kind of hard to read like it is...
It says WeLcome...
FamiLy & Friends ALike...
And Sit a WhiLe...
Stories & Laughter...
With a Happy Heart.
It is written in a child's hand... with some of the letters backwards.
I like the idea... just not sure that
it's easy enough to read??
PLease FeeL Free to offer you opinions!!
LEt me know what you think!!
I may end up painting over it and starting again.
My thoughts when I did it was to write it like Taryn
did when she first started writing. She had trouble
getting her S's backwards and her E's. So anyhow,
that is my dilemma....
Well all I suppose I should close for now...
trying to finish my cleaning and
If I am lucky I will have some more
pics of the decor both inside and out to show next post.
I hope everyone has a wonderfully blessed day!!
Also don't forget to SMILE...
You will get on in return!!!
Remember to Live well, Laugh often,
and to LOVE much!!