melting moments.

Just in time for Christmas, I’m sharing my absolute favorite cookies that my momma makes! These always make an appearance at Christmas, but they also show up at parties, showers, and pretty much any gathering.

These little yummies just melt away in your mouth – hence the name, Melting Moments. You have to pop the whole thing in your mouth at once if you don’t want crumbs all over, but then they simply melt. Mmm…

Enjoy these tasties for Christmas and keep the recipe on hand for any occasion!

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Melting Moments
Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup flour, sifted

1. Cream the butter.
2. Add sugar, cornstarch, and flour.
3. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
4. Form into 36 balls and place on ungreased baking sheet.
5. Bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees (or until brown the bottom).
6. Cool and frost.

Frosting
Ingredients:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 T melted butter
1 t vanilla
cream – just enough to help spread
food coloring – color for occasion

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and frost cookies.

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Enjoy!

cauliflower soup.

To some this might sound like the WORST.

To some this might sound like the BEST (though I am not sure that I can find many who would say this).

And to all who see this soup, you are probably thinking, “Baby poop.”

But I can honestly say … all who have tried have enjoyed. Or at least have been willing to eat. Including my dear husband, who is not keen on weird textures, colors, or even cauliflower, for that matter. Tonight he proclaimed, “This baby poop is delicious!!”

I don’t know what it is that makes this soup delicious. It doesn’t really taste like any of its ingredients. It takes on a flavor all of its own. The flavor is hearty, full of spice (even though there are minimal spices), autumnal, earthy, and warm. It is a weird phenomenon, but one that I am MORE than OK with. Thank the Lord for wonderful sisters who share recipes with me 🙂

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Cauliflower Soup
Ingredients:
2 T butter
2-3 cloves garlic
1 onion, chopped
1 lb. mushrooms, chopped
1/2 head cauliflower, cubed
2 sweet potatoes, cubed
4 c vegetable broth
salt and pepper to taste

1. Melt butter in a large saute pan. Add the garlic until lightly roasted.
2. Saute the onion and mushrooms until caramelized. This will take about 15-20 minutes. You want them to brown and get really fragrant.
3. Add a little vegetable broth (about 1/2 cup) to the onion and mushrooms to get all of the brownings off the pan.
4. Put cauliflower and sweet potatoes into a large pot. Add in the onion and mushrooms with the broth. Pour in the rest of the vegetable broth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Let the vegetables cook until very soft (an hour or so).
6. Once vegetables are soft, transfer to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer back to pot.

Serve and enjoy!