Happy December Saturday! Today, I am answering you with tested recipes requested on Over 50 Feeling 40.
This is not really a cooking blog, yet, I have loved sharing tested recipes by me, Leigh Ann, and even some of you!
I am an at -home -Southern cook…who loves to cook…but I am not culinary trained…so I understand that when I share recipes, it is not the easiest format.
Thank you for your patience!
Tested recipes recently requested led me to do this post.
Many have requested pumpkin bread and chicken pie, and I believe I got that covered. Let me know if you still need those.
But, here are ones recently requested by more than one of you and that is how they came to be shared in this post.
So, join me in the kitchen with a warm beverage and this lovely Saturday morning, let’s looked at the tested recipes requested on over 50 feeling 40.
TESTED RECIPES REQUESTED ON OVER 50 FEELING 40: PAIN D’ ESPICES
Hmmm! I can almost smell Leigh Ann’s French Pain d’ Espices bread.
We featured her recipe in a post called CHRISTMAS WEEK IN COMFORT WEAR WITH FRENCH COMFORT FOOD.
Many of our tested recipes are when we test recipes we have discovered online.
We will always share with you if there are tweaks we make to the original recipes.
You can just see in the picture that these spices are perfect for the holidays.
I was glad readers asked about this recipe because I would also like to make it now.
Remember, this recipe calls for dark rye flour and that may take a little extra time to locate.
I was just gifted some Peppermint Green Tea…it would go so well with this!
TESTED RECIPES REQUESTED ON OVER 50 FEELING 40: CHRISTMAS MORNING CASSEROLE
One of the requests for this Christmas Morning Casserole said…HELP! I need to plan Christmas morning now and cannot locate your recipe!
So sorry about that…I need to make a plan for the future so these are easier to locate.
This was a tested casserole by me on my family for Christmas morning.
It is from Sally’s Overnight Ham & Cheese Strata.
It was a hit…and my family liked it even better with a good salsa.
TESTED RECIPES REQUESTED ON OVER 50 FEELING 40: HOLIDAY CRANBERRY COOKIES
Here is another one of Leigh Ann’s tested recipes that I had forgotten about until you asked!
These are the Holicay Cranberry Cookies…so good. I did show you where I tweaked these a bit.
HOLIDAY CRANBERRY OATMEAL COOKIES
- 2 sticks of softened butter
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1½ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 cups uncooked oats
- 1 cup fresh cranberries chopped into small pieces (I am going to try it with dried cranberries chopped in a food processor)
- 1 cup pecans chopped
- 1 cup white chocolate chips. (Love how pretty the cranberries are with the white chocolate!)
Preheat oven to 350°
Add butter and sugars into large mixing bowl, and beat until creamy.
Mix in eggs and vanilla. Beat until well combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. (I might add a pinch of nutmeg or even ground cloves)
Add flour mixture to large mixing bowl, a little at a time, and mix well.
Stir in oatmeal then gently stir in cranberries, pecans and white chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until cookies start to brown around the edges.
Once removed from oven, place cookies on a wire rack to cool.
TESTED RECIPES REQUESTED ON OVER 50 FEELING 40: FRENCH ONION SOUP
My version of French Onion Soup is my own tested recipe in my own kitchen and it is delicious…if I sat so myself.
It is the most requested recipe from over 50 feeling 40 tested recipes.
The post link is an edition of SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME…just click this link.
The bread from Trader Joe’s really makes this soup super special!
Of course, any baguette or focaccia bread will work…but the French Onion Bread is the pièce de résistance!
TESTED RECIPES REQUESTED ON OVER 50 FEELING 40: NEW COOKWARE
I have known for a while that our skillets were ready to retire.
But, Mr. B has been doing the cooking and he was appalled that the skillets were in such….used….shape.
I began to do some research and after watching mass quantities of the Food Network, I decided I wanted to try MADE IN, PROFESSIONAL QUALITY COOKWARE.
So, I ordered one skillet on Black Friday and it just arrived.
I will let you know what we think…Mr. B is a tough chef!
Also, I am going to add this to the Shopping Links page and become an affiliate for them…unless I discover disappointment with the product.
I love holding this NON STICK FRYING PAN…it feels great…and I cannot wait to use it.
Many of you are the reason that today’s tested recipes post happened. If I can help with anything else, please let me know.
I love to feature tested recipes…and Leigh Ann will have one in tomorrow’s post as well. She brought me something delicious.
Enjoy your Saturday, all!.
By Pamela Lutrell
I was encouraged to explain more about my SHOPPING LINKS page and how to use it.
I am an affiliate for many different brands and when you click on those brands and shop, then I receive a small commission.
This is such an important income for me and my family.
I have tried to include the brands most shopped by this audience, but sometimes I miss one of your favorites.
If you will tell me what you are shopping, then I can tell you if I am affiliate for them and give you that link…if it is not already on the page.
And remember to send your holiday recipes and decorations with pictures to email@example.com. Send to email and do not try to put in comments! YOU are the best.