Not too little, not too much

New Year, New Home, Fresh Start 01/09/2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} @ 11:42

After much thought and consideration, I have decided to relocate my blog to http://greengirl-alittlebitofeverything.blogspot.com/. The ease of use and ability to make quick updates to the new blog allows me to be more active in posting my recipes, posting comments, adding pictures, and respond quickly to many of you who have graciously visited my blog in the past. At the new location, the layout has changed a little (hope you’ll like it) and I am looking forward to bringing the blog up-to-date and visually improving it .

 

I want to thank all of you for taking time out to encourage me with this blog and hope you’ll visit my new one soon. I also want to add that I’m looking forward to corresponding with each of you and engaging and supporting our blog community.

Have a wonderful day, hope I’ll see you again soon.

 

Always,

Roxana

 

Chocolate Walnut Candy Box 01/05/2011

Filed under: Baking,Chocolate,Cookies,Desserts — Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} @ 05:40
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Many of us made the same old resolution: throw away the chocolate and candies and eat way much healthier, lots of fruit and vegetables and yet, here we are, few days later blogging about our latest cookies, cakes, muffins you see where I’m going.

Of course, I said the same as I do every year : if only I could give up chocolate. I never did, at least till now, and to be honest I don’t see this happening soon.

yeah, I did it again, couldn’t help myself not baking something sweet, well at least this time I used just a little bit of chocolate.

Later today, I’m going to another MOPS meeting and I just could not go empty-handed. Keeping that in mind I had to make some treats. Who doesn’t enjoy a small cookies while chitchatting?

Chocolate Walnut Candy Box

 

These buttery cookies are so soft, just melt in your mouth. Almost half of the flour i substituted with ground walnuts, for a slight crunchy bite. You can make them small, as i did, or even cut out cookies, the decision is all yours, but trust me, you have to make these.

Forget the resolution, let’s get baking 😀

Ingredients (makes 4 1/2 to 5 dozens)

10 tbsp soft butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

1 cup ground walnuts

vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

* If you decide to drizzle some melted chocolate on top, you need about 3 to 4 oz

Directions

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Add vanilla extract, egg yolk and ground walnuts. Mix them.

Add flour and mix just until combined.

Take the dough out of the mixing bowl and shape it in a ball. Cover in plastic foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, even overnight if not in a hurry 😛

When the dough is chilled, take small pieces and shape them into balls

Bake in preheated oven at 325 for 15 minutes.

Let them cool and drizzle with melted chocolate, if using. (on some I used colored sugar)

Let the chocolate set and store in airtight containers

 

I know you’re anxious to see how they actually look inside, so I ate one, here’s the proof 😛

Thanks for your support, I appreciate it.

Always,

Roxana

 

 

(Hopefully) Best is yet to come 01/02/2011

Filed under: Breads,Cakes,Cookies,Desserts,Recipes,Soups,Weekly — Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} @ 21:19
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2011 has arrived !! Happy New Year !!!

The beginning of a new year is  a time to look back and reflect on the previous year.

I’ve loved every minute of this blog’s first year, the new friends I’ve made, and the many things I’ve learned along the way.

So, for today’s post, I’m going to share with you

A little bit of everything

Top Recipes

2010

 

1. Christmas Cookies

 

 

2. Candy Cake


 

3. Death by Chocolate Cheesecake


 

4. Buttermilk Crescents


 

 

 

5. Dinner rolls (tutorial)


 

6. Chocolate Candy Cookies


 

 

7. Oregano Ricotta Knots


 

 

8. Cinnabon Rolls


 

 

9. Butternut Squash Soup


 

 

10. Chocolate – Peanut Butter Cake


 

 

 

 
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