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Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.



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Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

halloween meringue cookie bones


for a special treat this year, i decided to try another one of Martha Stewart's recipes for an unusual cookie.  her meringue bones are light, fluffy and a fun treat for people of all ages.

they were surprisingly easy to prepare.  they are made with egg whites and ultra fine professional grade pure cane sugar.  with only those two ingredients, the mixture is whipped over boiling water for five minutes.  after the mixture is heated and the sugar is melted, the bowl is transferred to a stand mixture and whipped for another eight minutes on high.

then, the mixture is placed into a pastry bag with a plain round tip, and piped onto sheet pans which are lined with silpat mats.  the pans are placed into a preheated 200 degree oven and baked for one hour.  since this recipe makes three sheet pans of cookies, i had to bake two of the pans first, and then the last sheet pan separately.

the bones are easy to form with the pastry bag.  i simply made two dots, then added the straight line, and finished the bone design with two more large dots at the opposite end.
i chose to serve the cookies on a shiny platter.

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