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Dec 04 2014

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Recipe: Easy Sugar Cookies – The Garage Plan Shop

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Sugar CookieIf you insist on dedicating hours to the tedium of rolling, cutting and decorating multitudes of sugar cookies, turn your head, this isn’t for you. This is an old fashioned sugar cookie recipe that tastes great and requires no rolling or cutting. It’s good for any time of the year, but you can dress them up for the holidays by using colored sugars when you flatten them.

 

Sugar Cookies

 

2 cups sugar

1 cup shortening

1 egg

1 tbs grated lemon or orange peel

1 cup sour cream

3 ½ cups flour

1 tsp salt

½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

Sugar for decorating

 

Cream the shortening and sugar. Add the egg and grated peel, then mix in the sour cream. Sift together the dry ingredients and stir into the mixture. Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

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Nov 19 2014

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Recipe: Pumpkin Cranberry Breakfast Muffins – The Garage Plan Shop

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Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

Here’s a muffin recipe that uses two of Thanksgivings favorite flavors. I like to serve them warm for breakfast as a preview of the goodies to come. And remember, since they are muffins, you don’t have to mix them to death, a few lumps in the batter is okay.

 

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

 

2 cups flour

¾ cup brown sugar

2 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 cup pumpkin puree

2 lightly beaten eggs

½ cup melted butter

¼ cup buttermilk

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup chopped pecans

 

Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. In another bowl mix together the pumpkin, eggs, butter, buttermilk and vanilla. Then gradually beat in the dry ingredients. Stir in the cranberries and nuts. Fill greased muffin tins ¾ full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Makes approximately 12 muffins.

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Jun 17 2014

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Recipe: Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips for Summertime – The Garage Plan Shop

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Fruit SalsaThis is a fun way to eat fruit, and it is quite a crowd pleaser. This fruity salsa can be served as an appetizer, a light dessert, or as a refreshing accompaniment to barbeque. Don’t be limited by the ingredients, choose your favorite seasonal fruits and enjoy.

 

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

 

3 kiwis peeled and diced

1 medium orange peeled and diced

1 cup of blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries

2 cups of strawberries diced

2-3 tbs of sugar

1-2 tbs of lemon juice

Mix fruit together with sugar and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate.

 

10 8” flour tortillas

¼ cup of melted butter

1 tsp of ground cinnamon

1/3 cup of sugar

 

Cut tortillas into pie shaped wedges and arrange on a cookie sheet.  Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mix.  Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes until crispy. Let cool and serve with the fruit salsa. If you want to get fancy, whip up a bowl of whipped cream to go with it.

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