Thursday, May 31, 2007

Road Trips...

They are always fun, especially when you go with your mother and sisters. The four of us try to do a girls trip once a year(no kids,or husbands allowed). In the past we have gone to a spa outside of Chicago, met in DC and now this trip, just to name a few. The trip always includes lot of laughs,maybe some tears(happy), cocktails, knitting, needlepoint,knitting and needlepoint, knitting and needlepoint, oh and a little bit of exercise to appease my sister Lisa. She is a certified Yoga guru and quite good I might add. Our trips are not complete without these little tasty treats.
Pepper nuts are a crunchy, sweet,peppery snack that you can't eat just one. They kind of look like Bellini's treats, but I promise they are for our pleasure only.

Pepper Nuts

6 cups flour
3 cups sugar
1t pepper
1t cinnamon
1t salt
1t baking powder

~mix the above ingredient's then add 1 1/2 cups of melted butter and 1 cup of cold water.
roll into snakes and freeze (they are easier to cut). Then cut(with scissors) into almond size shapes. Bake 350 until light brown. About 20-22 min. Cool on wire rack.

Hint~leave "snakes" in freezer until ready to cut.
CAUTION~~~ Pepper nuts are very time consuming but I promise they are sooooo worth it.

I dropped the Yarmulke off at my LYNS to be finished. As you can see, I changed some of the colors. You can do that you know.....

Have a great weekend!

PS...Are you wondering where we are going on this trip? TO BE CONTINUED :)


kim said...

Ooh, that does sound like fun. Now I want to be your sister! Hope you have a great trip.

Kristin said...

I am very curious about the trip!! hmm
Those pepper nuts look very tasty, I will be copying that recipe.

Sarah said...

I can't wait to try them. Thank you for sharing. The Yarmulke is really well done. I may have to try needlepoint someday. I had a stint in the early eighties with yarn hooking—remember that? I remember it had brown, orange, and white as the main colours—eeew.

Kaet said...

i am absolutely wondering where you are going! the pepper nuts look great, and probably taste a lot better than bellini's treats! thanks for sharing another great recipe!

KeanaLee said...

OH I have to try those, theylook sooooo good, have fun on the trip!

tiennie said...

Sounds like a great trip. Have fun with your sisters and mom!

So Much Fun said...

Fun! you guys are such teases, we had better see many pictures soon to make up for leaving us hanging as to where you are going! And I have catalogued your store credit, also let Lisa know about my store as well! For all of June there are free gifts with purchase! Have a great time and i have got to try those pepper nuts!