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Coffee with Candi 12-21-2018

(Last Updated On: May 25, 2019)

Welcome to Coffee with Candi, a time for us to have a chat every week on Friday and catch up.

Well, I’ll have a chat with you about my week…what’s been happening, the good the bad the exciting, the boring…most importantly, what have I learned about life, my family, my friends, work, health, looking my best…I’ll spill it honestly and openly with you. Always with a fresh cup of hot, black coffee in my hand. I think better with java in my paw.

And, I’ll share one special thing that has brightened up my week, so it can potentially make you smile, too. It might be a new gadget, a piece of furniture, a nifty clothing find, a recipe, or something to make your life easier. It’s my gift to you that will keep on giving. 🙂

 

What’s on my mind this week:

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4 Good Foods to Eat that are Full Fat.  What?!? How can all of those words show up in the same sentence? We’re usually told to stay with lower fat foods. What up? Well, here is the reason, my friends:

Fat is not always the enemy. It adds flavor and helps keep you full, because it takes a long time to digest.

Our friends at Eating Well tell us that foods can certainly be healthy without a low-fat label, and it’s OK to embrace that fact.

Fat adds flavor to foods and helps keep you full, because it takes a long time to digest. Many fats are good for you, like the heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found in nuts, seeds, olives and avocados.

So, here are the 4 good full fat foods: Salad Dressing, Dairy, Peanut Butter and Eggs. Yay!

Follow the link above for all the deets! 🙂

 

Creative Holiday Decorating Color Palettes from BHG.com! I always enjoy seeing different color combinations for holiday decorating, so thought I would pass these on for your enjoyment.You’ll see pink and green, blue  and silver, green and brown, and crisp white. If you are a die hard red and green decorator please avert your eyes. 🙂

 

Creative Holiday Decorating Color Schemes

 

If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly and functional gift, check out the collapsible totes from CleverMade.com.

I received some introductory information the other day and was impressed with their products. The trio shown here is an EcoBasket 3 Pack of collapsible 20 liter totes. Reusable, transports up to 25 lbs, offers both a shoulder strap and handles depending upon the load,  and folds down flat to less than 1.5″ and stores neatly with the built-in WrapStrap™

EcoBasket 3 pack from CleverMade.com

This particular set comes in two other colors, and is one of a variety of functional, reusable and environmentally responsible totes. Use the link above to check out all the options. 

 

One special Thing:  Russian Tea Cakes

Need a quick, easy and delicious cookie recipe? These are my all-time favorite cookies, and they’re so simple to make, with only 6 ingredients you probably have on hand right  now! Find the recipe below or click over to my Russian Tea Cakes recipe page for more info!

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the best recipe for russian tea cakes
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 10-12 min
Passive Time 30 min
Servings
dozen
Ingredients
Mix together:
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanila
Sift together and stir in:
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Mix in:
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 10-12 min
Passive Time 30 min
Servings
dozen
Ingredients
Mix together:
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanila
Sift together and stir in:
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Mix in:
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
the best recipe for russian tea cakes
Instructions
  1. Chill dough. Roll into 1" balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  2. Bake until set, but not brown. While still warm, roll in confectioners sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again.

 

 

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2 COMMENTS

  • Life Travel Soul

    Love the different Holiday Decorating Palettes. The Russian Tea Cakes look tasty! I was so eager to make some today when I realized I ran out of confectioners sugar – saved the recipe for later. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Candi Randolph
      AUTHOR

      They are wonderful! I know you won’t be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by!

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