Monday, December 15, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014


This is my second year to participate in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. This year I received some really tasty cookies! I cannot wait to gather the recipes for the cookies I got.

The cookies I sent were sort of an experiment. Last year I had played around with making some pumpkin whoopie pie type of cookies, but never quite got it perfect. So thus year, I decided to take that same idea, but make them into roll out cookies. It was, according to the three ladies who received my cookie tins, very successful!



Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies
by theFoodette

1 pkg Sugar Cookie Mix (such as Betty Crocker)
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 egg
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin spice
1/4 cup All Purpose Flour + more for rolling

Combine cookie mix, butter, and egg as directed on the back of the bag. Add the flour, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice and mix until just combined.
Chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350*.

Once dough is chilled, roll out on a floured surface. Cut with cookie cutter of your choice an place on parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with sugar before baking.
Bake 7-9 minutes and allow to cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before moving to a cooling rack.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Avocado Tuna Salad

Back in October when I went to the Prevention Magazine R3Summit I was chosen as a participant in their Tuna Cookoff Challnge. It was done Chopped style where they gave us a "basket" of ingredients and we had 10 minutes.

It was so nerve wracking! There was a prize basket worth more than $1,000 on the line, PLUS... I wanted to win just for bragging rights!




Well....... I didn't win. Womp, womp. BUT, I do think I had a pretty good thing going with my Avocado Tuna Salad. So, if you need a quick lunch idea but you only have a few items on hand, here's your recipe!



Avocado Tuna Salad
by theFoodette

1 avocado
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1 can tuna, drained
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
salt to taste
your favorite veggies- I used bell peppers, corn, red onion, and celery.

Mash the avocado, yogurt, lemon and salt together until smooth. Add the tuna and veggies and fold gently to combine. Allow to sit in the fridge to get really tasty and serve over lettuce.
Easy, healthy, quick, and incredibly cheap to throw together!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cyber week Deals from Zazzle

First things first... we are in FULL wedding planning mode over here! I made our Save the Date post cards using my FAVORITE site and they turned out spectacular! All who have received them have said they were really lovely. I am so happy with how they turned out!


I know your loved ones will be so touched when you give them some personalized gifts from Zazzle. Check out these adorable gifts that you can personalize!


I do believe! I believe I would love to have my Christmas coffee in this mug!


Mmmmm, doesn't he look tasty!?

We leave cookies for Santa, do you? I think he'll appreciate some home baked goodies off of this cute plate!


I am loving polka-dots lately. I did most of my classroom in polka-dots this year. I just love this festive polka-dotty stocking!

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Would I trust something as important as wedding invitations to a company if I didn't love them? NOPE.
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