Monday, December 19, 2011

Manic Monday - Manic Indeed!!!

Hello again. It's Manic Monday and boy does it feel like it! The Christmas rush is in full swing and this Vixen is about worn out 8) Today we have our last shop feature and one more recipe from our Lounge Vixens. Enjoy!

Now, if you haven't checked out our Christmas A Go-Go Giveaway yet make sure to go enter. It has been extended through Friday! There is a goodie bag filled with fabulous gifts from Laughing Vixen Lounge and 6 more great shops. We'll be doing shop features each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Each shop has given Christmas recipes and they will be posted in their features. There will also be recipes from some of our Lounge Vixens. Do you have something to share? You'll find out how to on the giveaway page and you'll get yourself an extra 10 entries!

Our next shop feature is Bloodcurdling Baubles.
Bloodcurdling Baubles is run by Amber from Aurora, Colorado. Amber has some of the cutest designs I have seen in a long time.

Jar of Candy Canes Pendant

Bloodcurdling Baubles has many whimsical pieces along side a nice assortment of darker designs. From snowflakes to floating brains there is a little something for everyone inside.

Bloody Cute Brains and Skull Earrings

You'll have a chance to win to a Gingerdead Man Necklace from Bloodcurdling Baubles. Enter now on the giveaway page. I mean really, how adorable is he?

Gingerdead Man Necklace

So make sure to take a moment and stop by Bloodcurdling Baubles. You just might find a little something for yourself.

Each shop was asked what their favorite holiday movie or special is. Amber said "My favorite holiday movie has to be a tie between "White Christmas" and "A Christmas Story" . I grew up watching both and have great memories associated with them, so they hold a soft spot in my heart."

Oh, I agree!! I usually wrap gifts to White Christmas and it would not be Christmas without watching A Christmas Story. Love it!

Super Easy Christmas Cookies

Amber sent us this yummy recipe for some quick and easy cookies.

"Since everyone is going to be busy, busy, busy this holiday season, I"ll include a super easy recipe." 

store bought, regular sized tube of cookie dough
package of dried cherries or cranberries (whichever you prefer)
package of shelled pistachios.

Mix dough with 1 cup each of dried cherries/cranberries and pistachios. Once it's mixed thoroughly, roll back into a log and portion and cook according to directions on dough packaging.

And one more Lounge Vixen recipe.

Kourabiedes "Christmas Cookies" from Artemis

"My name is Artemis and I'm from Greece. I will try to give you the recipe for Kourabiedes. Kourabiedes are our Christmas cookies.

1 pound flour
600 gr butter milk
2 egg yolks
Half cup of sugar
2 vanilla
2 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoon rosewater
2 tablespoon cognac or brandy
almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped (as many as you want)
powdered sugar for sprinkling

In a deep bowl or mixer beat well the butter with the sugar until they are whitewashed and then put the remaining ingredients and leave the flour for last.
Begin adding the flour gradually until you achieve a dough soft and pliable.

Knead the dough in any shape you like.

Place them on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven at 175-180 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

When you get them from the oven, allow to cool slightly and sprinkle them with powdered sugar.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting the recipe for Kourabiedes. That are really delicious with many many calories.
    Happy Holidays!!!