The frosting on a half-moon cookie is the most important part! The frosting should not be of icing consistency, but also not too thick. This recipe will give you just the right amount of frosting for the cookie recipe #188453. This recipe is nearly identical to Kitten's recipe 89207, but since I'm changing the preparation instructions slightly to account for the 1/2 white 1/2 chocolate frosting, I am submitting it as a separate recipe. I am indebted to Kitten for coming up with the perfect consitency for the frosting. Thanks Kitten!
Growing up, there was a local bakery that made the best half-moon cookies. That bakery isn't in business any more, so now I have to make my own. Half Moon cookies bring back such great childhood memories for me. For frosting, use recipe #188454.
This is a colorful rice dish that goes with just about anything. The veggies remain just a little crunchy which adds some nice textural variety. Despite all the ingredients, they meld together nicely and don't overpower whatever you serve it with. I've only made it with white rice, but think it would be wonderful with brown rice as well. I eat this as a vegetarian main dish. (I like my veggies chopped about 1/4 inch) The recipe is an adaptation from Light & Tasty Magazine.
This recipe has a lot of flavor. If you like the taste of herbs, you'll like it. I especially like the rosemary and thyme. Preparation time does not include time to marinate the chicken. The recipe came from Light & Tasty magazine.
This is a very quick side dish that pairs well with grilled foods. It's very colorful and easy to make. (I wish my camera was not broken so I could show you how pretty it is!) It comes from Light & Tasty magazine.
Enjoy the flavors of the Caribbean in this Plantain-Coconut Streusel Cake with Butter Rum Glaze. This recipe was created for RSC#8, and I know you will enjoy it! To lower the fat content, you can substitute non-fat plain yogurt for the sour cream. Another popular substitution is bananas for the plantains, but if you do that you will definitely have a sweeter cake with a stronger banana flavor.
This recipe is great for potlucks because it makes such a huge quantity. It is kind of difficult to scale down because you would end up with partial cans of ingredients. I took this to a church potluck, and I actually had men coming up to me and asking to give their wives the recipe! The recipe came from Taste of Home.
Tallow is the pure fat that remains after suet or beef fat has been rendered to remove impurities. I use tallow to make home-made soap. Soaps that are made with large amounts of tallow are mild to the skin, hard to the touch, and make small creamy bubbles. (If you were to render pork fat, the result would be lard, rather than tallow.)