I am a huge carb lover and mashed potoatoes are right there at the top of my list!!! I have heard about mashed cauliflower and decided I had to give it try…I love cauliflower and if it can substitute my (not so hip friendly) mashed potatoes, it would be worth it. I do a pretty good job of watching what I eat and am always trying to find ways to get more vegetables in my diet…this is a perfect way to do just that! Here is a recipe I love…I sure hope you do too!!!
What kids don’t love play dough? Well this play dough isn’t actually play dough (it’s colored cookie dough) but the kids won’t know the difference…except when you tell them they can eat it when they are done making it into fun cookie pops! Here is a recipe the kiddos and I made actually for Valentine’s Day but they could be made for any occassion or on a day when “I’m Bored” keeps coming out of the little ones mouths!!!
These cookies are made from a simple sugar cookie dough tinted with gel food coloring, then rolled into balls and eventually snakes to twist up and make fun color combinations. You can find this recipe is several places, I changed mine up a bit by adding some orange zest into the dough…I love the orange flavor it makes in my sugar cookies!
I added a little orange zest to my dough (using a cutie that I had on hand) and mixed it in the dough…I love the orange taste it gives to the cookies, but it’s completely optional!
Stir till soft dough forms, I had to knead mine a little to get it all moist and able to form a ball.
Divide dough according to however many colors you plan to use.
Tint each with a different food color. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls and for each cookie place 3-4 different colored balls together to make 1 large ball.
Roll it just enough to form a rough ball, then shape into a 12 inch long roll (like a snake).
Starting at one end, coil roll to make a 2 3/4 inch round cookie. Place cookies 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Carefully insert lollipop sticks into bottoms of cookies.
The kids loved this part!!!
Bake cookies for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and store in an airtight container.
Kid tested = Approved!!! We bagged some up individually in cute Valentine bags for friends and neighbors! These would be super cute for a birthday party favor too!
A tradition in our family is you have to eat your cabbage on New Year’s Day so you are “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise” in the New Year! My husband isn’t a cabbage lover but once I made it this way…he changed his tune! This is my aunt Karen’s recipe…wonderful cook (as you will see once you try this awesome scalloped cabbage)!
My son was super bored New Years night as his brother and sister were out playing with friends. I told me he could help me cook…he was So excited (as you will see from the pictures)!