I think I am down to 0 magazine subscriptions..even Ricardo I let go this year..but at Walmart.at the cash here in QC you can get 3 magazines for $10.00 .. impulse buying..it's Christmas..I did it..
I honestly find that there are so many ads and little content in magazines compared to viewing beautiful blogs online..that I have lost interest in magazines and that's too bad..cooking magazines..
It may be temporary:)
Ricardo's styling is impeccable,,the cover alone pleased me..the pics are always fantastic in his magazines..he's up up and away this QC treasure.. so much going on for him.. a beautiful line of EVERYTHING.. restos..shops..
Inside was a fun recipe..very similar to one I have made for years..but in the shape of crescent moons..I love the balls..they look like snowballs:)And less sweet than my go to one that has more icing sugar in them.
The recipe is very easy..
Just make sure you roast your pecans..it just enhances the flavor so much.
La Recette~ Sablés aux Pacanes.
2 cups of roasted pecans finely chopped in the processor.
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter(I always use salted)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp amaretto liqueur..I used almond extract/emulsion.I forgot we had amaretto.
1 1/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup icing sugar
Pre-heat oven to 375F
Prep 2 baking sheets w/ parchment
Combine butter and sugar..add egg and amaretto..combine until homogenous..add pecans and flour w/ wooden spoon or delicately w/ the mixer.
You can use a small cookie scoop..to form balls.. of 1 inch..roll gently and place on sheet pans
Bake for ap 12 minutes or until they start to turn a light gold..
Let cool completely..Place icing sugar in bowl..coat..dust off..coat again.
Will keep 2 weeks in a hermetically sealed container room temp.
After school treat.. clementines were featured too..lol just so you don't think all I feed them are sweets..I am so happy my Littles..now big..have parents who love them and care for them so much.
So I am sure 99% of you have seen the video of the young boy that was bullied at school..his mom posted the heartfelt video..
I can't tell you what it does to me and probably 100% of you.
I was bullied from the age of 11- 15 ..4 long grueling years..not at school..in my neighbourhood.. everyone was quite cute and English and slim..
I was not cute..only my parents found me cute..I was heavy.. no one at school noticed and Gwen told me she didn't either..but ohmygod there were a few nasties out there..and I was French..lol as if that was bad..now there are francophiles everywhere.
I bawled my eyes out..and the hurt and pain it caused my mother is what still gets to me..it hurt her to see them make fun of me:(
Shame on you.
I have told many of you this..
but just in case someone new is reading.. please tell your kids not to bully..maybe that's why I adored Wonder..
I will be seeing the movie Saturday..
You have to know what it's like to be made fun of..to know what it feels like.
Stand up and don't let bullying happen to anyone..if you have to..go tell the people to stop..go higher or nearer if you have to.
I would act immediately f I heard or saw someone bully anyone.
One day I heard someone had been unkind to one of my Littles on the bus.About a haircut of all things..
I used to think she was cute and charming.And so well-mannered..
What a phony baloney kid.Hypocrite..the true meaning of the word.
So things changed for me..and I lost weight and the phone started ringing.Susan..said to me:"you don't want to be a fat teenager all your life"..LOL no I can't BE a teenager all my life....anyway she helped by saying that..and we have talked about this time together .And all is good.
Life has ups and downs..
but to have such downs so young..is really sad.
It does build character..it does teach empathy..makes you love the underdog..and teaches you to never bully.
But there must be gentler ways to learn:)
OMGee I am getting off my bandwagon now.
Have fun baking..
And prepping or whatever you are doing..
The snow is falling..the roads are a mess..I addressed my last Christmas card..it will be the last one mailed..others are gone.
I'll never stop.While my hands still work..I won't stop;)
PS..Seems like a few of you like the mittens as much as I do..I found the tutorial..here..made them last year..