Goro cookies

Not leaving out Jesus and remembering Christmas’ before things got so complex.
I am selling a press to make these on Ebay. I found this recipe for the cookies and wanted to share it. Just a great Holiday tradition and those are so important to many people this time of year. So few people cook Norwegian goro “crackers” nowadays that they can become a signature gift for cooks who take the time to bake them for friends and teachers during the holidays. They are sort of a cross between a cookie, a cracker, and a waffle – not too sweet, and quite possibly the most beautiful of all Scandinavian baked goods.

INGREDIENTS
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla sugar (or 1 tsp. vanilla)
1 cup whipped cream, whipped to firm peaks
1 cup butter, melted
1 Tbsp. brandy or cognac (optional)
6 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. freshly ground cardamom
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

PREPARATION
Trace a rectangular pattern the same size as your goro iron onto parchment or other paper; cut out. Spray goro iron lightly with cooking spray and heat, closed, over medium-high burner until a drop of water sizzles on the surface when opened.

Beat together three eggs, sugar, and vanilla sugar (or vanilla). Fold in whipped cream and melted butter. Stir in cognac, if using. Sift together 6 cups of flour, cardamom and cinnamon, then mix into batter. Add additional flour, if needed, until dough is very firm (it should be about the consistency of pizza dough).

Separate the dough into thirds, and roll each portion out on a floured surface to a 1/8″ thickness. Place paper pattern on dough and cut squares the size of your goro iron.

Transfer each dough square to the goro iron, close iron, and cook the first side for 3-4 minutes, pressing the iron’s handle together lightly to impress pattern upon the cracker (Note: keep a wet towel on hand to immediately wipe up any butter than leaks from the press). Flip iron and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, until both sides of cracker are golden brown.

Transfer cracker to rack to cool; while still warm, cut into the individual sections and trim off outside edges (if desired). Repeat process with remaining dough (rerolling scraps as necessary).

Freeze or store in an airtight container.

Yield: Approx. 48 goro cookies.
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GOD’S GRACE, PEACE, LIGHT, AND LOVE TO YOU ALWAYS DOREEN
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Inbox Dollars

At first I thought this is a scam of some kind. But I got my Debit ATM card today.



So I am sharing the link with you all so that you can start to earn too. I got mine from searching the web, signing up for emails about different things I am interested in, and shopping. You can also do surveys and stuff link that. I hope you check it out and use my link so we can be partners in this.
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Cook Mystery

Cooking is not a mystery.
The more heart we put out,
the more heart we put in.
To bring cooking alive we give our life. Giving
our life willingly we do not get put out.
Washing, cutting, cooking, cleaning,
exploring ways to give life to our life.
Not knowing already how or what to do,
practice feeling it
out of what is not known
through the warmth and anxiety,
not sticking to a particular way, insisting it is the only way
even though it is quite good;
open to feeling the various possibilities,
the tentative ways to giving life to our life.

To feel our left hand, our backs, our toes,
to feel out our breathing, our moving, our stance,
this is our freedom, this is our wisdom.
The mystery is that it is possible to do
what we dont know how to do. ~ unknown author

I just liked it and wanted to share it. There is some I would add. God gives us all we need and cooking seems to be just one of those things we know how to do. Is that true of you? We know right from wrong  because He guides us. God is not in this writing and it is a talent I believe He gives. Some more than others.

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Iron on Transfers using Picmonkey

First off find what you want as an iron on. There are so many wonderful projects. I am doing a T-Shirt.
Next find your picture, and resize it in paint to the size you need in inches or pixels. For my computer in paint
1 inch= 120 pixels  so   8.5 inches= 1020 pixels and 11 inches=1320pixels You can use this for many applications like making facebook covers and web site headers. This is different for different computer screens and resolutions. So you may need to figure out your own. To find this in any inch measurement, just go to paint- properties-  click inches- type in inches- then go back and click pixels.
Now on the picmonkey website go to design on main page and choose from the box transparent background.
Then go to the butterfly which is overlays and add your picture. Now you are ready to erase the background you have. Once that is done you can add your text and flip the picture for printing. Always use good quality transfer paper why waste your work scrimping if it is something you will keep for a while. I can see taking a chance for kids projects on a cheaper quality.   Post pictures of my shirt when I finish it. Oh no let it be soon I can’t wait.

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Contract with Myself

I, Doreen, hereby agree and commit to take the following steps to achieve my goal to walk more like Jesus.
I will read the word of God daily, and pray more.
I will be more concerned for others and less concerned about myself.
I will have purpose and walk according to God’s word by showing more love.
I will tell others about Jesus. Sincerely Doreen
Some Bible verses on contracts:

Galatians 3:15 To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified.

Hebrews 6:17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath,

Proverbs 22:26 Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts.

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No wilt whip cream frosting or Stabilized heavy cream frosting W/Gelatin

Whipped cream frosting that does not wilt
Stabilized cream frosting
1/2 C water
4tsp. Gelatin
2Tbsp confectioner’s sugar
2 C heavy cream
Put bowl And blender blades in freezer for 15 minutes or while you prep rest.
freezing bowl and blades
Sprinkle the gelatin on the 1/2 c water in microwave safe bowl and let sit for 5 min.
sprinkle gelatin
Get out sugar and microwave the gelatin for one minute stir and put in for one more minute.
Then let it sit for 10 minutes til room temperature liquid still but not warm.
Next place heavy cream in frozen bowl with sugar and beat til you can see it is firming by blender blade
marks.
Bleander marks
Add gelatin mixture to cream, pouring in a steady stream while beating constantly. Beat until stiff peaks form.
gelatin added
Use immediately.
I added two more TBsp of the gelatin powder for added color and flavor

I am using on a cake for my mom’s birthday and don’t worry the frosting even covers when cake sticks a little in the pan.
so good no one will notice
So yea I messed up the cake but look at it covered in this filling with added fresh raspberries.
raspbery filling for cakeThen I added the top layer and frosted it.
Raspberry filled Whip cream cake with gelatin
I can’t wait to go to mom’s party with this cake. I am so blessed she adopted me and loves me as much as I love her.  FELIZ CUMPLEANOS MA!!! ★ ´¯`•.¸¸Ϡ₡ Ϡ₡ •☽☆*♥.•*¨`*•♫• . ♡★ • ♬♩♪Happy Birthday to you♬♩♪Happy Birthday to you♬♩♪HAAAPPYYY BIIIRRRTHDAAAYYY DEEEAAARRR MMMOOOMMM,♬♩♪Happy Birthday toooo yooouuu♬♩♪AAANNNDDD MAAANNNYYY MOOORRREEE♬♩♪*•♫• . ♡★ • . • ★  • . • .  ★  • . ★  • .★  ★ ♡• .业 ❀•⚘⚘⚘❀•❀•⚘⚘⚘❀•❀•⚘⚘⚘•❀业. ❀☆¸¸.•*´¯`☆☆´¯`*•.¸¸.☆ • . ♡ ★  • .  • . ★  • .  • . ★• .★♡ ★• . ´¯`♬♩♪ ★ ´¯`•.¸¸God’s grace, peace, light, and love always In Jesus’ service Doreen ✞ ✞ ✞
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Bhurtha India style roasted Eggplant

Funny it is called Bhurtha and I think about my mom Bertha as I make it. All I can say is one leaves a great after taste and wonderful thoughts. The other I can only pray about. Here is the recipe for that one Yummy one.

When done it looks like this!

When done it looks like this!

BHURTHA
Ingredients:
1 eggplant
2 tablespoons Coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 medium onion, sliced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1 large tomato – peeled, seeded and diced
1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Directions:
1. Preheat the oven’s broiler. Rub oil on the outside of the egg plant, or coat with cooking spray. Place under the broiler, and cook until the flesh is soft and the skin is blistering off, about 30 minutes. Turn as needed for even cooking. Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise, and scoop the flesh out of the skin. Discard the skin; chop up the flesh, and set aside.
2. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the cumin seeds, and let them crackle for a few seconds and turn golden brown. Be careful not to burn them. Add the onion, ginger and garlic; cook and stir until tender. I don’t let the onions get very brown. Stir in the tomato, and season with turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Cook and stir for a few minutes.
3. Place the eggplant pieces in the skillet, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes so some of the moisture evaporates. Taste, and adjust seasonings if desired. Garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve.
I served on a warmed wheat tortilla  (only because here in Hialeah it is hard to get pita)
with feta cheese and kalamata olives. It was outrageous YUMMY!!!

Ready to be topped with cilantro

Ready to be topped with cilantro

feta and kalamata on tortilla

feta and kalamata on tortilla

I topped the feta and kalamata then wrapped it

I topped the feta and kalamata then wrapped it

As for the mom stuff earlier in post I could take it out because I am hurt by her. But I am leaving it. Please keep her and me in your prayers it is hard to be apart from loved ones separated by others greed.
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