Spanish Cookies

I was recently visiting my mom and she has this old box of hand written recipes; ones that were used to store all her precious recipes passed on from generation to generation. This recipe was adapted from my Great Grandmother “Macame” (Mother Carmen) who is my mom’s name.  Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.  It brings back the warmth of being a child and enjoying cookies out of the oven. 

Merry Christmas!

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Spanish Cookies - "Roccos"

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 32 minutes

Category: cookies

Cuisine: Spanish

Spanish Cookies - "Roccos"

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 1/2 tsp anise seed
  • 1 TBSP. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 cups flour

Instructions

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together. Add oil, shortening and white wine.
  2. Mix well and shape into rings or balls.
  3. Bake 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  4. Cool on rack.
  5. Once cool roll in fine sugar.

Notes

makes approximately 4 dozen cookies

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Installing a Rev-A-Shelf in your Kitchen

I installed two different Rev-A-Shelves in my galley kitchen.  The first one is Rev-A-Shelf 15 in Chrome Blind Corner Optimizer Soft-Close.  This unit was difficult to install with a lot of moving pieces but once in I am very satisfied with the functions and ease of utilizing my blind corner.  It easily slides up out of the cabinet and then moves to the left to bring out the second set of shelves.  I even have some space in the very back that I can store things not used so often but easy to get to now.

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The second one is Rev-A-Shelf 28″ Pie-Cut Lazy Susans Shelf, Natural. This was very easy to install and will function for my other blind corner. This is smaller and does not totally utilize all the space in my cabinet but I was limited to a 12″ opening on this side so it will work better than getting lost in the abyss of a big hole.

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Here is a video of each one installed. Hope this helps solve some of your kitchen problems.

 

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Dutch Oven Carnitas

crisping up the carnitas

Dutch Oven Carnitas

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes

Category: Main Dish

Cuisine: Mexican

Yield: 6 servings

Dutch Oven Carnitas

Pork carnitas for a main dish with tortillas, beans and rice or for tacos. Add to your salad. Versatile dish even for breakfast

Ingredients

  • 5 lb. Pork Shoulder Roast
  • 1 TBSP. dried oregano
  • 1 TBSP. ground cumin
  • 4 Cipollini onions, quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 small glass bottle original coke
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place pork shoulder in dutch oven
  3. Sprinkle with spices, generously season with salt and pepper
  4. Add lime juice, orange juice and coke
  5. Add in bay leaves.
  6. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours until the meat falls apart.
  7. Remove from oven and shred.
  8. Once ready you can crisp in the oven or in a frying pan. Use a little of the broth from the meat and either broil or crisp in the frying pan.
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Adding fresh carnitas to your favorite salad

*This recipe was adapted from #cafedelites