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Multi-flavored and delightful, this pungent Lemongrass Thai Soup is sure to impress. Don't let the amount of ingredients intimidate you, it all comes together fairly quick. Grilling the Shrimp instead of boiling adds an extra level of goodness. Serve alone for a satisfying light meal.


Grilled Shrimp with Lemongrass Thai Soup



Soup seems the  perfect lighter fare after the holidays.  We have some good ideas stirring (no pun intended) and will be busy in the kitchen this week and next experimenting and posting the best of our efforts.  For starters take a look at these two recipes, the ingredients are very similar, but the techniques not,  thus creating two very different soups.  Carrots and  paprika are the dominant flavors by choice and the combinations are happy. 

Hungarian Carrot and Potato Soupphoto 4

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Creamy Paprika Carrot Soup and Petite Potato Hash


Good Morning!  I just added Fudgie Buttons to our cookie repertoire.  I love small cookies with huge flavors.  I made these yesterday, they are good-especially warm, but I  tweaked the recipe a bit more this morning, adding more chocolate and less sugar.  I will not have a chance to try my tweaked recipe today because I am experimenting with Cherry Snowballs now.  Tap here for the newer tweaked recipe >>> Fudgie Buttons

Fudgie Buttons


Update:  the cherry snowball dough is resting and I just finished making my favorite holiday cookie- Pizzelles- our recipe is ridiculously delicate and not a good traveler, none the less an elegant favorite.  Tap for recipe here >>  PIZZELLES

Another Update:  The cherry snowballs turned into "cherry puffs".  Good but not "website worthy".  When I get it right- I have some ideas- I will post the recipe- probably in time for Valentine's day. 🙂 



Today and tomorrow are Christmas Cookie Baking Days.  The first goal, a petite, thin, somewhat crunchy Peanut Butter cookie- packed with flavor.  A cookie that might be served at a Tapas restaurant.  I just ate the first one- Oh- I think peanut butter lover's will really like this one. Tiny, crunchy with pea-nutty wow! -  Wrap them proudly in cellophane bags and tie with ribbons- for gifts.      Press here + leave a comment.>>    Petite Peanut Butter Thins

                                      Yield:  Approximately 12 dozen

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Note:  For a softer more old fashioned Peanut Butter Cookie- hearty and wonderful with a glass of milk- see our other Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe.