Pistachio Salad Cookies

Lady Behind The Curtain - Pistachio Salad Cookies

Pistachio Salad is always a staple at our house for the holidays.  This time I decided to make the salad in the form of cookies!  Made with pistachio pudding, chunks of pineapple, walnuts and marshmallows.  A chewy cookie with all the flavors we love! Does your family love chewy cookies?  Add a pudding mix! Pistachio Salad Cookie Recipe (makes 3 dozen) Ingredients 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup white sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 – 3.4 ounce pistachio instant pudding mix (use dry) 2 eggs 6 ounce bag dried pineapple … Continue reading

Simmering Spices Hostess Gift

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GIVE THE SCENT OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON! Bring this jar simmering spices hostess gift to your next party!  Simply add water! OR… Are you having a holiday party?  Make some for yourself and fill your home with the cozy smells of winter. Simmering Spices Hostess Gift Recipe Ingredients 4 oranges – rind only -dried (directions below) 4 apple, sliced to 1/4-inch-dried (directions below) 1/4 ounce whole cloves 5 cinnamon sticks NOTE: once the Christmas trees come out I also add fresh sprigs of pine to the pot. Directions DRYING FRUIT:  Oranges:  With a small sharp knife peel the rind from … Continue reading

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Tarts

Lady Behind The Curtain - Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Tarts

Oh YES!  This is good and easy!  This is not like any tart you have ever had.  With a cheesecake filling sandwiched between to cinnamon rolls how can you go wrong!  Make breakfast special by serving something unexpected. Cinnamon Roll cheesecake Tart Recipe (makes 8) Ingredients 2 – 12.4 ounce – 8 count Pillsbury cinnamon rolls 1 –  8 ounce cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg Directions Preheat oven as directed on the cinnamon roll package.  Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside. On a lightly floured surface roll each cinnamon … Continue reading

Cast Party Wednesday: Link Party #66


WELCOME to another CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY! I’m so glad you decided to join us!  I really appreciate you taking the time to share your creations here at Cast Party Wednesday! IF YOU MISSED THEM HERE ARE LAST WEEKS POSTS. From let to right: 1.  TOP 10 MOST POPULAR POSTS OF OCTOBER 2012 2.  CINNAMON TOLL CUPCAKES 3. COBBLER MIX {REVIEW} From left to right: 4.  KID’S THANKSGIVING TABLE SUGAR COOKIE STACKERS 5.  PUMPKIN & VANILLA CANDY CORN M&M SHAKES From left to right:  6. EGGNOG TRUFFLED FRILLED CHOCOLATE TURKEY 7.  LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY BLONDIES 8.  FUDGE {REVIEW} From left to right:  9.  … Continue reading

Citrus Votives

Citrus Votives - Lady Behind The Curtain

A nice addition to your Holiday Table.  These Citrus Votives add a freshness to your table and can be made the day before.  Just follow the directions below, and then fill the hollowed shells with damp paper towels.  Encase each orange in plastic wrap, and store it in the refrigerator overnight. Citrus Votive Supplies Oranges ( to go with your centerpiece or for each place setting) tea lights For detailed pictures watch the slide show below. Citrus Votive Directions (for a visual watch the slide show above) Slice off the top (navel end) of the orange.  Use a sharp kitchen knife … Continue reading