Monday Muster – Happy Labor Day!

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Happy National Welsh Rarebit Day, Birthday of Anna, Duchess of Bedford (Creator of Afternoon Tea) & Labor Day (U.S.)

I’m really enjoying this new Monday Muster feature and I hope you are, as well. Seems I always have so much to share but most of it just doesn’t merit its own blog post. Very quick and to the point … that’s what you get on Monday at Food Stories.

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Monday Muster – Sugar Cookies, Madeleines, & Brownie Cookies

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These are miscellaneous items that are not quite ready for their own blog post. These can be things I’m working on, kitchen mishaps, new acquisitions, funny things, etc. These may or may not be coming to a blog post soon :-)

Fall Photo Props - Food Stories Blog

Look at all these cool fall props I picked up at the local hobby store. Fall stuff is already on the clearance rack … Can you believe it?

madeleines - second attempt

Last week, I showed you my first attempt at madeleines & I mentioned that they were dense and like cornbread. I had used whole wheat pastry flour and a sugar substitute so I didn’t know if my swaps caused this or if it was just the recipe. Well, I repeated the recipe with real sugar and real all purpose flour and they turned out just as heavy. Not really what I’m looking for so it must be this recipe. If anyone has a great tried-and-true recipe for madeleines, I’d love to see it :-)

Brownies With Coconut And Macadamia Nuts - Food Stories Blog

Brownies with Coconut and Macadamia Nuts – This recipe just made me angry. Macadamia nut day is coming up, this week, so I wanted to have a great recipe to blog about. Because I only had 1/2 cup of nuts left, I spent a great deal of time looking for a great recipe that would be foolproof. Macadamia nuts are not the cheapest so I really wanted something that I knew would work. This recipe was made as printed with no tweaks, whatsoever. They tasted so bad and the texture was so weird … Honestly, how the heck do you mess up brownies?

Giada - Brownie Cookies - FoodStoriesBlog Follow Me on Pinterest

Last week, I showed you my misguided attempt at brownie cookies by Giada De Laurentiis. I didn’t have the ingredients in the house but I was so enamored with the cookies that I attempted to make them anyway. Well, this week I made them (Chocolate Brownie Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Ganache and Strawberry Preserves) with the correct ingredients and these are amazing. It reminds me of the reason why I usually don’t bake with full carb, sugar ingredients … the hubs and I polished these off so fast, it was almost a record. These are dangerous to have around so I will be working on these to decrease the carbs as much as possible. Hubby has already asked for another batch :-)

Happy Monday & Happy Labor Day!
I would love to hear what’s been going on in your kitchen!

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  1. Althea Young says:

    This is an awesome muster…
    and those autumn stuff are so cute I love it too.
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  2. Another fabulous muster CJ.
    I also get really ticked off when stores run away with seasons. Halloween is still two months away, and Christmas another two. Why would anyone want to hoard? I would rather store clearance from LAST year….
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  3. Hey, thanks for featuring my Pumpkin Spice Roll-Out Sugar Cookies! You’ve got a neat place here, and I would never have known you existed otherwise. I was missing out! :-D
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  4. Hope you and your family had a marvelous Labor Day weekend!
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  5. Over the Labor Day weekend we picked up a few “props” at Home Goods and they were in full Autumn/Halloween mode. That suited me since it was the stuff I was looking for and we were closing out the summer house anyway. But I was sad to see that Michael’s crafts was already in Christmas mode. I like to enjoy each season on its own…
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    • Anita, I know exactly what you mean … the Christmas section was huge and it was so overwhelming. It felt so weird to see all the Thanksgiving stuff on clearance even though it’s 100 degrees outside :-)

      Hope you had a great Labor Day holiday!

  6. I love your Monday Muster post.

  7. I wish you had a Like button for days when I enjoy the post but don’t have anything meaningful to say (most days, then).

    I liked this post :)
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  8. This is an absolutely beautiful muster my friend – and a big happy birthday to the creator of afternoon tea :)

    Choc Chip Uru
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  9. I can’t wait to see some of the stuff you’re cookin up!
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  10. Haha–Martha Stewart has a brownie cookie recipe too. I’ve only ever made it once, for that exact same reason! :)
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  11. Great roundup here! Those cookies sure do look dangerous! :)
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