It's been a while since my last post, I know. Here's why...
Hubs and I went shopping for a new knob for our pantry doors. Okay, there's a little bit more to it than that.
We went shopping for a new knob and saw a beautiful stainless steel gas oven (that isn't mustard yellow, that has knobs to control the stove top temperature, that has two oven racks, that has an oven window with a working light, that has a timer, that can fit a full sized cookie sheet, and that is shiny and gorgeous...all in contrast to our original oven from 1972). This beauty was on clearance. We bought it. We did not buy any pantry knobs. Oops.
It sat in our garage pretty much since Thanksgiving. We had an electric range before and no gas running to the kitchen. We waited for a few weeks to get estimates and have the gas line added to the kitchen. I couldn't bring myself to cook or bake anything in the mustard yellow antique knowing that soon I would no longer have to toggle between heat setting buttons 2 and 3 on the stove top to keep my pancakes from burning.
The new range was just installed, with some
And now I'm back! And am ready and raring to make all the foods.
Plus, with some Christmas money we bought a new camera lens...a 50 mm, F 1.8 lens that works beautifully for cookies. I think I'll be busy for a while =)
Soft Almond Sugar Cookies
Recipe adapted from Food.com
Makes about 4 dozen
- 1 c butter, softened
- 2 c sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 5 tbsp sour cream
- 4 c flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- sliced/slivered almonds, optional