Saturday, October 11, 2008

a little bit of everything

Watching the game...LSU vs Florida---Go Tigers!!!
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
very delicious..especially if you are a coffee drinker. Here is the recipe! I melted white chocolate and drizzled it on top, which the recipe didn't call for...but it really added to the whole experience.
1/4 cup light olive oil
3/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 1/2 cups pistachio nuts

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
In a large bowl, mix together oil and sugar until well blended. Mix in the vanilla and almond extracts, then beat in the eggs. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder; gradually stir into egg mixture. Mix in cranberries and nuts by hand.
Divide dough in half. Form two logs (12x2 inches) on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Dough may be sticky; wet hands with cool water to handle dough more easily.
Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until logs are light brown. Remove from oven, and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
Cut logs on diagonal into 3/4 inch thick slices. Lay on sides on parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until dry; cool.

Harvest Time!

Hay ride!

We went to a Corn Maize with a pumpkin patch yesterday! It was lots of fun. The weather has been pretty nice in the mornings and evenings gets in the 50s which I love. I love colder weather...reminds me of the holidays.

1 comment:

Taylor Wagner said...

fun fun, i always loved doing that