A few weeks ago, I found these darling-FUN treat bags over at The Farm Chicks Blog.
Serena was sweet enough to offer these to all of us as a free down-loadable printable.
Thank you! I couldn't believe how fun they were to make and fill with candies.
This sugar cookie recipe comes from my sister Susie. If you are looking for a sugar cookie that's a little different from all the rest, this is the one.
We think it's the spice "mace" that makes it so special 🙂
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 cup butter
½ cup sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. mace
¼ cup honey
3 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
Beat sugar, butter and sour cream in large mixing bowl. Add vanilla, mace, egg and honey. Mix together in separate bowl dry ingredients. Gradually add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Refrigerate overnight.
Roll dough on floured surface. Dough is very, very sticky. It will take a few times rolling and using the flour before you get the dough just right. Cut in shapes and place on greased cookie sheet or stone.
Bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until edges are just the lightest of golden brown. When cool frost with delight!
1 cup butter
¼ cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pound bag powdered sugar
food coloring of choice
I found this recipe over at Tasty Kitchen and adapted it for our family.
The little bow-ties are so cute 🙂
1 pound ground beef or turkey burger
1 onion, chopped
5 cups Bow Tie Noodles
3 cups spaghetti sauce
1 TB olive oil
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ cup mozzarella cheese, grated
½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
½ cups sour cream
Brown ground burger with salt, pepper and onions until no longer pink.
Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions.
After noodles are cooked, drain and drizzle with olive oil. Mix in your spaghetti sauce.
Add your burger, seasonings, cheeses, and sour cream. Fold together and allow it all to combine and melt together, over low heat, for about 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Add a salad and garlic bread for a sweet Italian Dinner 🙂
Our Garden Salad
1 package salad mix
1-2 tomatoes, diced
1 cup shredded Colby/Jack cheese
1 package Ranch dressing, prepared
1 package garlic flavored croutons
1 can black whole olives
salt and pepper, to taste
Toss salad, tomatoes, cheese, Parmesan, olives and croutons.
Drizzle with Ranch dressing and salt and pepper if desired.
You gotta have the Garlic Bread. here's the way we make it 🙂 So GOOD!
Here's the original recipe for the Bow-tie Lasagna 🙂
Sunday Italian never looked so good!