Monday, August 17, 2009

Caramel Apple Sticky Buns

Can't have too many recipes like this one from The Pioneer Women Cooks.
3828323445_e95a51d208I’ll just say it: I’m not a big fan of nuts on or in my cinnamon rolls or sticky buns. To me, big chunks of nuts are a distraction. A distraction from the pure, unabashed ridiculousness of the gooey, fattening rolls. You can add nuts to this recipe, of course, but I encourage you to try them without first…just once.

I put a caramel apple spin on my impossible-to-mess-up cinnamon roll dough, and I loved the results. This fall and winter, I’m going to be experimenting with different varieties of sweet rolls. I would like you all to observe a moment of silence for my love handles.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Chicken Tikka Masala


One of these days I'll make this for Julie.

Chicken Tikka Masala, by Pastor Ryan

Shortbread Cookies

I just love quick and easy cookie recipes.

From The Pioneer Woman Cooks.

Shortbread/Shortcake Cookies

2 sticks, plus 2 tablespoons regular (salted) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
Scant 1 cup corn starch

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar together. Sift in flour and cornstarch and blend together using a pastry cutter until the ingredients all come together. (If mixture seems excessively dry, cut in 1 more tablespoon of butter—but only if you really need it.

Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate 20 minutes.

Roll onto a lightly floured surface and cut into rounds. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat.

Bake for 20 minutes. Do not allow shortbread to brown; the edges should have the faintest golden tinge.

Back from Google Apps

Well, Google Sites was just too clunky. I found myself rarely posting. So, I have changed back to the Blogger interface. It's really easy to change but DNS updates around the Interwebs might take a while.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Google Apps

I have gone with the Google Apps/Site interface for now. Blogger was just getting too slow. Please visit www.loats.net for updates.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Google Sites

I've been working with Google Sites for a few days now. I'm thinking of a replacement for Blogger. Blogger has been getting a bit doggy lately. Anyway, I put up a links page to replace my Googlepages page as well. It's a little easier to work with and has more flexibility.

http://links.loats.net