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!

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene



Spanish Cookies - "Roccos"

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 32 minutes

Category: cookies

Cuisine: Spanish

Spanish Cookies - "Roccos"


  • 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


  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.


makes approximately 4 dozen cookies

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Chocolate Snack Time

Tried these JoJo’s Chocolate Bark for an afternoon snack today.  What a treat. I got my chocolate, sugar fix while feeling like I was putting something good into my body.  They are gluten free, non gmo, packed with pistachios, almonds, dried cranberries and dark chocolate.  Try them and let me know what you think.  See this amazing story behind JoJo’s bark of a women who is beating the odds of cancer with Chocolate Bark.

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Jeanine on the Scene

Chocolate Bark

Peanut Butter Delight

Crab and Artichoke Quiche

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious weekend brunch, a weekday luncheon or quick dinner,just add a green salad. If you have the time make the crust yourself.  It is really easy and tastes delicious.



  1. Line a greased glass pie pan with the rolled out pastry dough and bake for 10 minutes, making sure to prick in several places so it does not shrink in the pan. (*Blind bake the crust).  I usually prepare my crust the night before.
  2. Remove from oven and let sit.
  3. Beat together eggs, creme fraiche and salt and pepper.
  4. Spread crab on bottom of pie crust, then layer 3 oz shredded cheese, green onions and artichokes .
  5. Pour egg mixture on top.
  6. Sprinkle remaining 3 oz. shredded cheese on egg mixture.
  7. Bake in 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. Let set for 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.


Serves 6 servings.


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Jeanine on the Scene




Five Steps to Living Your BEST Life

 If you had the ultimate choice on making a decision for yourself and what you truly want in life what would it be?

Who would be in it?

What would you keep?

What would you change? Would you change anything?

Do you have goals, ambitions; a thought of the best place to live out your days? What would you do to fulfill those days?

Here are some simple guidelines to start living your best life.

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  1. The first is to ALWAYS chose YOU.  See yourself in your true light and love what you see in the mirror everyday.
  2. Be a servant of love. God created you in your authentic self, to be a servant to spread love in the world.  Use your gifts.
  3. KEEP your GRATITUDE, YOUR FAITH, YOUR ABUNDANCE and journal daily on it.
  4. Be a teacher of love. When you chose this; love will follow you. Replace the thoughts of negative behavior in your mind, chose again and replace it with positive affirmations.
  5. Let go of your fears and ego and be still in your day. Set aside 5 or 10 minutes to sit in silence; to meditate or just be still.  You will be surprised at how this can greatly affect your thoughts and how you feel in your day.

Here are some good reads:

Please share your answers, your thoughts or questions with me and always Make YOU #1.

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene