Sunday, January 8, 2012

Dressing in a Jar

In a 12-ounce jar, combine the following:

1/4 cup white balsamic pear infused vinegar
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup olive oil
1-2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Place lid on jar and shake well to combine.

I lightly dress a mixed green salad with this, and shake on sunflower seeds to taste.

Poppy Seed Cookies

½ cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk
¼ cup poppy seeds
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 375.  In a large bowl, mix oil and sugar.  Add eggs, vanilla, and milk.  Add poppy seeds.

In another bowl, mix flour and baking powder together.  Add flour mixture to batter and mix until smooth.  Roll a portion of the dough on a lightly floured surface to ¼” thick.  Cut into desired shapes.  Bake for 12 minutes or until golden on edges.

Yields 4-5 dozen.