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Monday, June 29, 2015

Tuesday's Table for June 30, 2015

Welcome to Tuesday's Table!  Thank you so much for coming by and sharing all of your wonderful ideas.  I get such inspiration from everyone's links!  







This week's feature is Bacon Caramel Roll Bread Pudding from Tornadough Alli.  Seriously?  What can I say about this that the name doesn't capture.  Bacon.  Caramel Roll.  Bread Pudding.  This sounds like the perfect breakfast to me!  To see how to re-create this, step-by-step, in your kitchen, head over and see this wonderful site.





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Monday, June 22, 2015

Tuesday's Table for June 23, 2015

Welcome to Tuesday's Table!  Thank you so much for coming by and sharing all of your wonderful ideas.  I get such inspiration from everyone's links!  I'm so looking forward to summer - we're on the very last stretch of the school year (about 4 more days!) and then vacation!  Well, vacation for the kids... I still get to work.  Still, it's summer!







This week's feature is Vanilla Bean, White Chocolate and Oreo Crumble Ice Cream from Our Mini Family.  This looks indredibly delicious - OMG!  I just love homemade ice cream, and this recipe is most definitely on my "must try" list.  To see how to re-create this, step-by-step, in your kitchen, head over and see this wonderful site.





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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lemon Basil Butter Cookies



I love this time of year. Summer's just begun. We are starting to get rid of our traditional "June Gloom". We've had lovely sunny afternoons but not too many hot days. Our garden looks beautiful, with all the promise of an early garden, before pests and diseases come along.

 And we're up to our ears in lemons and basil!


I love lemon and basil together.  I've made creamy pasta dishes with them, cheesey pasta dishes with them, and even made lemon and basil flavored pasta.

I can't even tell you how many times we've had lemon and basil chicken.  On the grill, roasted, pan-fried.. it's all delicious.



Today I wanted something sweet and lemony.  And basil-y too.   Since everything goes with cookies, I decided on Lemon Basil Butter Cookies.

This is truly a delicious combination.  The butter cookies are tender and delicate and bursting with lemon and basil flavor.



Try these while basil is fresh and in season.  They'll be gone in a flash!



Lemon Basil Butter Cookies

by Susan @ Love from the Kitchen
Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus one hour cool
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Keywords: bake basil lemon cookie
Ingredients (36 cookies)

For the Cookies
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
For the Lemon Glaze
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
Instructions

  • In a mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in the egg, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Reduce speed to low. Add flour, basil and salt. Mix until combined.
  • Place the dough onto waxed paper and shape into two logs, roughly 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
  • Wrap each log in cling wrap. {I like to make a shape other than a circle - square, triangle, rectangle... it is easier to maintain the shape when cooling and slicing!} Freeze the dough for one hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Using a sharp knife, cut each log into 1/4 inch slices.
  • Place the slices onto the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake until the edges of the cookies are golden, about 16-18 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.
  • Make the Lemon Glaze - in a medium bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar, lemon zest, basil and lemon juice until smooth.
  • Spread cookies with Lemon Glaze and let set, about 1 hour.
  • Store in an air tight container.


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Monday, June 15, 2015

Tuesday's Table for June 16, 2015

Welcome to Tuesday's Table!  Thank you so much for coming by and sharing all of your wonderful ideas.  I get such inspiration from everyone's links!  I'm so looking forward to summer - we're on the very last stretch of the school year (about 4 more days!) and then vacation!  Well, vacation for the kids... I still get to work.  Still, it's summer!







This week's feature is Black and Blue Burger Salad from Mustard Seed Mindset.  This does look quick and easy... and delicious too.  And even healthy - looks like a pefrect se for my garden lettuce and tomatoes!  To see how to re-create this, step-by-step, in your kitchen, head over and see this wonderful site.





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