First Friday Denton Edition

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One of my favorite small towns ever (& the best in America) we host a first Friday art-tastic event each month. Pictured above is the shops participating on W Oak. If you stop by SCRAP they’ll have samples of Armadillo Ale works, Denton’s own micro brews. Get free sangria & nibble sized square delectables at Denton Square Donuts upstairs & peruse art while listening to live must at Creative Art Studio. Walk the square, open late, for all Christmas goodies & cheer! Don’t forget to Shop Small this season!

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Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe

I may have given the wrong Rolled Sugar Cookies page number last week… On purpose. No cheating! 🙂 All I know is that our family is very thankful or Mrs. Robert Collins of Fairfax, Missouri!

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Southern Living 1979 Annual Recipes
Rolled Sugar Cookies

3 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp soda
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 c shortening (no butter!)
2 eggs, beaten
1 c sugar
1/4 c milk
1 tsp

Combine flour, baking powder, soda, & nutmeg; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Combine eggs, sugar, milk, & vanilla; mix well, & pour into crumb mixture. Stir with a fork until all dry ingredients are moistened. Shape into a ball, & chill 1-2 hours.
Work with half of dough at a time; store remainder in refrigerator. Roll dough out on a lightly floured board to 1/8″ thickness; cut with shaped cookie cutters. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets; bake at 375 for 8-9 minutes until very lightly browned.
Yield: 4 1/2 doz.

Easy peasy frosting: powdered sugar, milk to taste, food coloring. Mix to a spreadable but not too runny so that it oozes off.

Now, go eat!!

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Advent Season

Many happy returns this season. I’m reading #Shereadstruth Bible app reading plan. Today is day 5 & the quote’s from Micah:
Micah 5:2-4 NIV84

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
Therefore Israel will be abandoned until he time when she who is in labor gives birth and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites.
He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.”
And they will live securely, for then his greatness
will reach to the ends of the earth.

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Huzzah! Lights!

Tomorrow night. 6:25 Pm. Denton Texas. Wassail Fest. Do it.

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If you need to get to Denton… here’s the A train schedule; if you need a few buckets of wassail, here’s the who’s who of wassailing:
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If you need more info go to Denton Downtown – Denton Main Street Association on Facebook. Come see what the number one small town in America does for Christmas Cheer!

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Oodles of Cookies!

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Cookies. Something we all love during the holiday season. Everyone has their favorite flavor, mine is the 1979 Southern Living rolled sugar cookies.
Everything from snickerdoodles, to thumbprints, to iced sugar cookies to peppermint schnapps. The next three Tuesdays will be cookie crumbtastic recipes anyone can make.

What is your favorite holiday cookie recipe?

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Psalm 19

Psalm 19:1-14 NIV84

The heavens declare the glory of God;

the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech;

night after night they display knowledge.

There is no speech or language

where their voice is not heard.

Their voice goes out into all the earth,

their words to the ends of the world.

In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,

which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,

like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

It rises at one end of the heavens

and makes its circuit to the other;

nothing is hidden from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect,

reviving the soul.

The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,

making wise the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right,

giving joy to the heart.

The commands of the Lord are radiant,

giving light to the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is pure,

enduring forever.

The ordinances of the Lord are sure

and altogether righteous.

They are more precious than gold,

than much pure gold;

they are sweeter than honey,

than honey from the comb.

By them is your servant warned;

in keeping them there is great reward.

Who can discern his errors?

Forgive my hidden faults.

Keep your servant also from willful sins;

may they not rule over me.

Then will I be blameless,

innocent of great transgression.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

be pleasing in your sight,

O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

psalm 19

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Easiest Thanksgiving Staple … Ever.

If you’re freaked out on making foods for thanksgiving Thursday, offer to bring the sauce, not sodas. Easily, the easiest foodstuff to make. Water, sugar, bag of berries and tada! Tweak it as you wish, liqueur, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange juice, zest, nuts, etc.

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Cranberry Sauce

1 c water
1 c sugar
12 oz cranberries

Bring sugar & water to a boil. Add cranberries (frozen or not but don’t thaw frozen berries) bring back to a boil. Lower to simmer and cover. Cook 10 minutes until berries pop. Cool & store up to a week.

Feel free to mix it up with the aforementioned add-ins. Have a happy Thanksgiving too!

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