Purple Kitchen Treats

Over the past few years, I have been working on a cookbook. During this time, I took time off to finish my Master's Degree. Now that I have accomplished that, I am working again on my cookbook, slowly but surely.

However, over the past few months, something interesting has happened...I have received multiple requests for baked goods, particularly my cookies. I am also receiving multiple requests for granola. So, with all these requests in mind, I have started to make my cookies for sale, along with my granola.

My official web site is available, but will be undergoing a significant redesign. Be sure to visit my "official" web site at: http://www.susanshonk.com and watch for some exciting changes.

From the heart of my purple kitchen to you,

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Have not cooked or thought about recipes since getting sick over the past couple of days.   Upper respiratory infections can really knock you for a loop or 2.

I left work not feeling well on Wednesday.  By the time Thursday morning rolled around, I was miserable. I went in late to do some work the HAD to get done and left 3 hours later.  Today, I stayed home...fever, coughing, sore throat...and I start back to school to finish my MBA in the morning.   This is not a good time to be sick.....the only good time to be sick is NEVER!!!!!

Tonite, I baked a Sam's Club ready made meat pizza for my husband for dinner and longingly looked at the bottle of Silver Tequila thinking that enough of it might kill the germs inhabiting my head.....but I am too miserable to enjoy it.  So, it stays on the counter and waits patiently until I get better.

Will most likely be having an opportunity to make a fruit compote this year with a Mexican flair.....interesting combinations floating through my fuzzy little head right now...WAIT...it's visions of sugarplums...Christmas is right around the corner...YIKES......and I need to get planning the holiday trays and meals.  

Lets see....pumpkin cake, applesauce cake, applesauce, picadillo stuffed poblanos with red ranchero sauce, Mexican Wedding cookies, Mexican sugar cookies, churros, hot chocolate, Mexican coffee with cream, cinnamon, vanilla and raw sugar, my special holiday tamales, and maybe something new....mole` - YES!  I have the best recipe for mole`....deep, dark spicy, nutty with roasted turkey and / or chicken.....simply luscious.

Tapas is also on the table to be made for a party....fired manchego cheese with a great roasted red pepper and tomato sauce, serrano peppers stuffed with something and wrapped in bacon, mini flans, mini potato and serrano ham omelets, cuban sliders with sweet red pepper relish, fried plantains with lime mayo.

I'm running out of steam and need to get to bed...type with y'all soon!

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