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Weekend Cooking: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

On Sunday evening I made these soft, glazed cookies as a little treat to enjoy while watching the first episode of the new season of Downton Abbey. I have a ton of citrus right now as nearly everyone here in Phoenix have lemon, orange or grapefruit trees and most people are desperate to give it all away or bad things can happen. My boss has a lemon tree and brings me lemons almost every day so instead of using them to flavor my tea or water I thought I’d make these cookies instead. They were good, but I think I would add more lemon if I made them again as the flavor was almost too bland. I think I would rather save my lemons to make lemon bars instead (one of my favorite treats).

Do you like lemon flavored desserts?

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Weekend Cooking: Butternut Squash with Brown Butter

Hello! Did you all have a good holiday? Mine was great – I spent lots of time with family but also had quiet times to read, knit and watch some episodes of Poirot on Netflix.

On Christmas morning I got up early to cook a couple of dishes for my family’s lunch and this butternut squash was one of them. It is cooked in brown butter, then caramelized in brown sugar and chicken broth. It was really good and sweet, but I decided to add a bit of interest to it with some feta cheese that I had in my fridge. The combination of the sweet squash and the salty feta was sublime. I’m not sure if my family appreciated it as it was something new among our usual side dishes but I am happy to have discovered a new side that is very easy to make.

What did you cook for the holiday?

Weekend Cooking, hosted at Beth Fish Reads, is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, quotations, photographs. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up anytime over the weekend. You do not have to post on the weekend. Please link to your specific post, not your blog’s home page.

Weekend Cooking: Broccoli Cheese Mini Pies

broccoli piesI’ve never done a Weekend Cooking post before, but when I put the above photo on Instagram a few days ago (I’m kinda, sorta back to social media) JoAnn suggested that I make a post out of it and I thought, ‘Why not?’ I love sharing good, easy recipes with others who may be looking for the same kind of no-fuss cooking that I am.

My library had a potluck this week and the theme was PIE. I didn’t want to bring a dessert pie as we usually have an abundance of sweets and not enough savory dishes. After searching online for a while I decided to make these really easy mini pies that you cook in a muffin tin. No, they are not gourmet and not fancy. But they are scrumptious! It’s a Betty Crocker recipe and I made a couple of adaptations – no chicken as my boss is a vegetarian and I used fresh broccoli instead of frozen.

When I put them out on the table on Wednesday morning they gleaned lots of interest and were gone within an hour. A successful and, I think, repeatable dish which is wonderful as we have tons of potlucks at work and I now have another dish to add to my rotating repertoire.

 

Weekend Cooking, hosted at Beth Fish Reads, is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, quotations, photographs. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up anytime over the weekend. You do not have to post on the weekend. Please link to your specific post, not your blog’s home page.