Hello everyone! It’s been far too long. The school year is in full swing, Mel got a new full time job, and then we got hit with all the Holidays. Anyone else feel way too busy these last few months? We’re sorry to keep you waiting on us to get a post up, but with a new year comes new resolutions and new Brady Girls.
I’ve been trying to lose some weight this last year, and have had some success -nearly 20 lbs lost, but so much more to go. The road has been hard and tricky, but I’m determined to see it done in 2013. So to end this year of 2012, I’ll leave you with a couple of sinful recipes, because come January first I’ll be living a month of healthy eats and treats that I’ll be sharing with you each step of the way. And hopefully I can get another girl or two on here with me Happy New Year!
- ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
- ¼ tsp. Salt
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1 ½ tsp. Vanilla
- ½ tsp. Almond extract
- ½ Cup Chopped Almonds
- 2 ¼ Cups Flour
- 1-2 Cups Powdered Sugar for rolling baked cookies
- Preheat oven to 375° F.
- Mix the powdered sugar, salt, and butter together, mixing well until thoroughly creamed and fluffy. Continue mixing and add vanilla and almond extracts.
- Gradually stir in the flour, and then fold in chopped almonds.
- Form 1 inch cookie balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Do NOT press down, these will keep their form as little bite-sized balls.
- Bake one cookie sheet at a time for 8-10 minutes or until preferred doneness.
- Roll cookies on a plate filled with powdered sugar until they look like little ‘snowballs.’
- *To make your cookies extra yummy roll once in powdered sugar while still warm. This will create a coating of slightly melted powdered sugar. Then let your cookies cool and roll a second time in powdered sugar to ensure they are completely coated in sugary goodness.
Maple Glazed Bacon
And as an added treat, here’s a little something I whipped up last week -my ‘splurge week’. This bacon was absolutely divine. My hubby and I could not stop eating it -we were practically swooning over these lovely strips of pork. I mean this is the perfect balance of sweet, smokey, and salty. And let’s face it, bacon makes almost everything taste amazing.
- 1 pkg Bacon
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 3 Tbs Maple Syrup
- Cook bacon to your desired doneness. We found slightly chewy to be best.
- Proceed to place juicy, hot, sizzling bacon on a plate. (no paper towel required)
- Heat the brown sugar and maple syrup together on the stove or in the microwave until sugar crystals dissolve.
- Then proceed to drizzle the sticky magical maple glaze liberally over the cooked bacon, and enjoy! Alternatively use the glaze of the Gods as a dipping sauce for the bacon.
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