These may have been the easiest cookies Ive ever made. I saw a variation of this online last week and decide to try spice them up a bit. My daughter LOVES to decorate cookies. It may be one of her most favorite things to do, like ever. Target had all their cake decorations on sale through the Cartwheel app. (if you dont already have this, its a must!) So I stocked up!
My daughter was able to help me with almost all of this recipe. Once they were cool, I put all the fun decorations on the table and let her go for it. She made some cute and some not so cute cookies. (Dont tell her I said the latter). I let her decorate a few and then I did a few. Mine were boring, I just added icing, which is white obviously, and then two candy eyeballs. I really dont have a lot of artistic ability, so my cookies were simple ghosts, or maybe mummies? Either way, they were prefect for Halloween!
I considered mixing in a tablespoon of pumpkin into the icing too, which would give them even more pumpkin flavor, but decided I was too lazy to get the mixer out, ha!
You are gonna love these cookies but not just because they are yummy. They are also simple. Enjoy!
Superior Ways To Make Smarter Wine Choices
There are a number of factors that the average wine drinker does not know about wine. There are podcasts, including the article below. Pay attention so that you’re able to have a success.
Pinot Grigio is a great for a wine served with your seafood dinner. It can help bring out seafood’s flavor. There are many other white wines that also go well with seafood. White wine and seafood make for a classic combination.
Get familiar with your local wine retailers.This can be very important because each one is different. Each store has a unique selections and varied pricing.If you are new to wine, do not go to a store where you will only have expensive bottles to choose from. Find a store with a selection that best suits your tastes.
Wine can be used to make a tasty sauce that works well with most beef dishes. Let it simmer so that it thickens and cooks off some of the alcohol. Then simply pour over your beef.
Cheap wine is not always as bad thing. Try looking at Chile for a good wine that doesn’t cost a ton. Many wines are excellent values. Other international favorites include labels from New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.
Don’t shy away from joining a discussion forum or two to discuss your new hobby. There are some really good forums out there where you can go to have a conversation with other people talk about wine.
If you tend to get headaches after drinking wine, take a break. Drinking in moderation is the best bet.
Keep reds and whites in proper glasses. White wines need to be placed in narrower glasses because it doesn’t allow warmth to reach the drink. Red wines are meant for the wider body and a large mouth.This allows lots of air into the glass and lets the wine warm, which can help elicit more flavor.
Not all wines age well; make plans for this when you put wine is meant to be aged.Do some reading on the wine type you have and how long it can be stored. Bordeaux is a wine known for aging quite well.
Be skeptical about wine gurus and their advice, yet also take their considerations with a grain of salt. Any real wine expert worth his weight in salt will admit that they don’t know everything there is to know about wine.
Sparkling wines and champagne need to be served really cold. Drinking these closer to room temperature will rob them of its flavors. Put your champagne in a refrigerator one or two hours before drinking it.
A dessert wine is perfect way to end a dinner. Some great selections would be French Champagne, Italian Moscato, or California Port. Your guests are sure to love the relaxing ambiance that sipping wine can bring.
The right glasses make for a bottle of wine the proper way.
You should try a wide variety when purchasing. Don’t get the same ones every time because it will become boring. Try a new wine from various regions or different type than you are used to. You may even find that you save some money as a couple bucks along the way.
With a good foundation of knowledge about wine, you’ll find it’s easy to gain more experience. There are some agreed-upon ideas in the wine community, but a lot of it is just a matter of taste. Once you know the fundamental aspects of choosing a wine to go with your meal, you’ll be letting your taste buds bring you to the perfect bottle. Don’t forget about all the great tips provided in this article!