Daily Archives: October 16, 2008

Elfin Bites

Scotch Shortbread Sandy and crumbly, as the perfect shortbread should be. 1/2 pound butter (1 cup or two sticks; do not substitute margarine) 1/2 c. powdered sugar 2 c. flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. baking powder Preheat the oven to 350*F (180*C). Cream the butter, then gradually add the sugar, beating well. Mix the […]

Nutmeg Logs

I’ve been making these cookies for Christmas since 1994. Nutmeg Logs 1 c. margarine or butter, room temperature 3/4 c. sugar 1 egg 2 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp ground nutmeg (or 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg) 1/2 tsp. almond extract (or rum extract) 3 c. flour Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat margarine in a large […]


I’m listening to lots of hammering as the new floor goes down. It feels great to just sit back and wait before I have to do anything else in the addition. I thought I’d post a few more pictures of our new kitty, Niko. He is still staying mainly in DD#2’s room/bath (by his own […]