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Why I think Sons of Anarchy plays with my emotions, and Happy Holidays

December 26, 2013 Leave a comment

So I’m a recent new addition to the Sons of Anarchy world of mayhem and hotness (hullooooo Jax Teller!). We’re about halfway through Season 6 and I’m not sure how much more I can take. It’s like there’s a steamroller that keeps progressing through the season, just like the previous seasons.

How is it that I feel these things about felons, killers even? It’s like with the Sopranos… these guys were mobsters but damn if Tony Soprano didn’t worm his way into my heart from the first episode on. SoA does this goodstyle also. Kurt Sutter (also the showrunner) does this especially well as Otto. No spoilers here, but truly Otto is always in for the biggest world of hurt. And how is it that a weirdo like Tigg ends up as one of my faves? He’s nuts as hell in so many ways!

Ugh, I need to figure this out. In the meantime, check out the show only if you’re cool with violence, bad sexual situations (think Oz, my friends) and lots of naked butts (thank you Jax!).

A word (or two) about the holidays

Happy Holidays! If you have time off, use it wisely to catch up on your favorite shows and check out some new ones. If you have to work, well I feel your pain, brothers and sisters. I hope Santa brought you some of your favorite indulgences. Mine did 🙂

If I lived near a Lush store, I’d have to admit a real problem.

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I also did some cookie baking for my nearest and dearest. Took me the majority of Christmas Eve, but it’s gotta happen, right?

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I’ve gotta go into cookie rehab now, I think. Hopefully they take walk-ins.

Glazed Lemon Ricotta Cookies (recipe included)

August 3, 2010 Leave a comment

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This recipe did not originate with me (this is all Giada), but I’ve made the cookies for coworkers, family, and friends, and all enjoyed them. They’re very tasty, and perfect for the spring. Easter was yesterday, and I made a small batch special for the occasion.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

2 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
1 teaspoon(s) salt
1/2 cup(s) (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 cup(s) sugar
2 large eggs
1 container(s) (15-ounce) whole-milk ricotta cheese
3 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice
Grated zest from one lemon

Glaze:
1 1/2 cup(s) powdered sugar
3 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice
Grated zest from one lemon

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cookies: In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat mixture until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated. Add the ricotta cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest and beat to combine. Stir in the dry ingredients.
  5. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 15 minutes, until slightly golden at the edges. Remove from oven and let cookies rest on baking sheets 20 minutes.

Glaze: In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, lemon juice, and zest; stir until smooth. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon onto each cookie, and use back of the spoon to gently spread. Let the glaze harden about 2 hours.

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