Monday, May 23

monday munchies.

So since B has demanded asked that we cut out carbs at dinner our menus have become QUITE boring ... 
However, I still LOVE to find and try {and post} new recipes ... 
So "Menu Monday" my ladyfriends is becoming "Monday Munchies" ... K? K. 

This week is ALL about sweet treats for Memorial Day weekend! 

Stars & Stripes Cookies 


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Decorating icing and/or colored sugars


In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.

- On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2- to 3-in. cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugars as desired.

- Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate with icing and additional sugars if desired. Yield: 10 dozen. 

American Flag Berry Pie


Pastry for a double-crust pie (9 inches)

  • 2-1/2 cups pitted dark sweet cherries
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Additional sugar


Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust; trim pastry even with edge. Set aside.

- In a large bowl, gently combine cherries and blueberries. Combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon; stir into fruit. Let stand for 10 minutes. Pour into crust; dot with butter.

- Roll out remaining pastry into a 10-in. circle. Cut into four wedges. Using a 1-in. star cookie cutter, cut out stars from one wedge. Place cutout pastry wedge over filling. Discard cutout stars.

- Cut remaining wedges into 1/2-in.-wide strips; position over filling to resemble a flag. Seal and flute edges. Sprinkle pastry with additional sugar. Cover edges with foil.

- Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 35-40 minutes longer or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.

And of course we couldn't forget about Martha ... Check out these TOO cutie cupcakes!! 

We're heading to the beach this weekend and I'm sure there will be some baking going on before and during our trip! 
But I may make those adorbs cookies for the neighbors before we leave! :) 

Happy Baking Lovelies! 

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Bud and Leo said...

I love those cookies! I'm totally going to make them for the fourth :)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

yum! everything looks so tasty :) esp that pie! idk what i would do without carbs :( good luck lady! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

natasha {schue love} said...

Such fun ideas for this weekend!!! Love the cookies! :) And your husband is so good for cracking the whip! We need to do that too!

Katie said...

Seems like your hubby has serious discipline..good for him {and you}! Cookies look delish!

Anonymous said...

You can't show me cupcakes this early in the AM! Hehe ... Yummm ...

LoveLife{s.a.h.m.} said...

i cut out all gluten for a yr and it was SO hard! haha. And agree you can't show us cupcakes this early. haha. great picks!

ps. i'm having a giveaway {coach purse} check it out

amy b.s. said...

very patriotic. and fun!

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

That pie is amazing! I will definitely be making one of those either Memorial Day or Fourth of July weekend :)

Michelle said...

I love all of these treats! I am actually doing a guest post tomorrow on all fun treats very similiar!

Hope you had a great weekend!
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Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Those cookies look so good! And I'll take one of those cupcakes, too...

You have such a cute blog. Hope you have a great week! Such

Christina said...

Love these! They are all so beautiful.

Louisa said...

These all look delicious! Especially those cookies! I like your blog <3


Amanda* said...

I love the first cookies! Cute!! They would be perfect for July 4, too :)