Sunday, January 27, 2013

Grandma's Ginger Cookies

Nearly every Saturday morning finds me in the kitchen making food to take to our carry in dinner after church on Sunday, and yesterday was no exception.

After cooking up the chicken and rice casserole and filling the crock pot ready for heating up today, I turned to the dessert. I decided to take advantage of the fact that it is still winter (despite the fact that the temperature was in the 60's yesterday) and make a recipe I typically only make in the Fall and Winter months - Grandma's Ginger Cookies.

The original recipe for these cookies has been passed down from generation to generation from my Great-Great Grandma. If you love ginger cookies, you'll want to try this recipe. These special cookies are packed with flavor and are crisp on the outside while being oh so soft in the middle!

I have changed the recipe slightly to make it a little healthier, but the taste is just as wonderful.

Grandma's Ginger Cookies

1/2 cup coconut oil (or additional shortening)
1 cup molasses
1 cup cane juice crystals (or sugar)
1 egg
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Mix shortening, oil, molasses, sugar, and egg. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake on 350 for 8-10 minutes.

(Do not over bake unless you like your cookies completely crisp rather than soft inside.)

Note: The palm shortening and coconut oil I used in this recipe are from Tropical Traditions. I highly recommend their quality products and right now they even have a FREE Shipping coupon! Just use the code 28113 at checkout to receive free shipping on your order. Plus if you order through one of my referral links on this page, you'll also receive a FREE copy of their Coconut Oil book which is excellent! And thanks in advance for allowing me to refer you to Tropical Traditions!

I'm linked up at: Heavenly Treats Sunday

Friday, January 18, 2013

Lilla Rose Mystery Hostess Party & New Items!

It's party time! 
Who doesn't love a party - especially with a fun added twist of a little mystery! :)

Lilla Rose has just released 3 brand new flexi clips plus bringing back 3 very popular styles. AND they've also added a very pretty set of new bobby pins and a new style of O-ring!
These beautiful heart bobby pins would be perfect for Valentines day either for yourself or as a gift to a special lady in your life. And the musical flexi clip would make a wonderful gift for the music lover in your family or for a special music teacher.

To celebrate these new items, we are going to have a really fun party!! This party isn't an ordinary party because this one has a MYSTERY HOSTESS!

Everyone who places an order through the party link today or tomorrow will be entered into the drawing, and ONE person will be randomly chosen to receive ALL of the hostess rewards for this party! That could mean up to $150 worth of FREE Lilla Rose products!!

Everyone who orders through the party link TODAY will receive discounted shipping prices of $2.95 per order, PLUS the 15% off all new items! The shipping rate will stay the same for orders placed tomorrow (Saturday), but the discount is only good through midnight today.

Would you like even more entries into the hostess drawing? Spread the word to your friends and family about this fun party, and e-mail me at simplyfeminineflexis at gmail dot com with the e-mail addresses of those you invited. You will receive one extra entry for spreading the word plus an extra entry for every person you refer who places an order through the party link!

Come on over and join in the fun! Remember, the sale price is only good through midnight tonight (January 18), so HURRY!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

FREE E-Book: Pirates of Rocky Crag Bay

After several months of being too busy to do any blogging, I'm finally back at it again! :)

I'm really excited today to share with you a FREE book download opportunity! My sister has made her third published book Pirates of Rocky Crag Bayavailable as a free Kindle download for the next three days. If you're looking for a good read aloud book for your family, or a wholesome, enjoyable book for your children, you'll want to be sure to get your FREE copy!

Young Ned Jones is enthralled by pirate stories and when an opportunity arises for him to join a group of real pirates, he sets off with high anticipation. Follow along with Ned as he lives his dream. This story along with eleven others will interest young and old alike with a mixture of humor, tenderness and suspense. Will Nana?s spring house cleaning cause a neighbor to call the police? What surprise is Uncle Scott bringing, and who is stealing the flags from the police memorial?

Remember, you only have 3 days to download your FREE copy, so don't delay! And after you've downloaded and read this book, my sister would be THRILLED to have you leave a review on Amazon, or a comment on her blog. She's a new author and greatly appreciates your feedback.

If you like Rebekah's writing in this book, don't forget to check out her first two books Home Fires of the Great War and The Unexpected Request. And tell your friends too! :)