Beef Stir Fry

Monday, June 24, 2013 7:54 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Dinner tonight in our home!

• 1 bag (12 oz) frozen vegetable stir-fry
• 1 Tbsp peanut or vegetable oil

• 1 Tbsp onion, minced (or ½ Tsp dried)
• 1 Tbsp garlic, minced (about 2 to 3 cloves)
• 1 Tbsp ginger, minced
• 1 egg, lightly beaten (or substitute liquid egg white)
• 2 Tbsp cornstarch
• 12 oz beef flank steak, sliced into thin strips
• 3 Tbsp Hoisin sauce
• 1 Tbsp lite or low-sodium soy sauce
• ½ C orange juice
1. Thaw frozen vegetables in the microwave (or place entire bag in bowl of hot water for about ten minutes. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in large wok or sauté pan.
3. Add onion, garlic and ginger and stir fry until tender, but not brown (30 seconds to 1 minute)
4. Put egg white in one bowl and cornstarch in another. Dip steak strips into egg white and then coat with cornstarch.
5. Add steak strips to pan and continue to stir fry until steak strips are lightly browned (5 to 8 minutes)
6. Add Hoisin sauce, soy sauce and orange juice, and bring to a a boil over high heat. Immediately lower temperature to a gentle simmer.
7. Add the thawed vegetables and mix gently. Simmer until vegetables are heated through (3 to 4 minutes).
Serve over rice or noodles and enjoy!

Watermelon Slice Cookies

5:50 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
a fun little summer treat for my special girls today!!
Watermelon Slice Cookies!

Sugar Cookie Recipe
2 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
green food coloring

Preheat oven to 375. In small bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder. Set aside.
In large bowl cream together butter and sugar til smooth. Beat in egg and and vanilla gradually. Gradually blend in dry ingredients. Add green food coloring. Roll in rounded teaspoon size balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes.

Vanilla Icing Recipe
this is a favorite icing recipe from a friend! Super yummy!
1/2 cup of crisco
1/2 cup butter
4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbs of milk
red food coloring.
Cream butter and shortening. Add vanilla and slowly add in sugar. Add milk and food coloring at end when icing is dry.
After cookies are cooled cut in half, then ice cookies. Top cookies with a few chocolate chips for the look of watermelon seeds.

Recycled Sock Bunny Rabbits

5:37 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Well the boys are off to church camp as of yesterday for the week and it's just me and my girls this week! So we had some fun today making some Sock Bunnies!!

They used..
old socks
tissue paper for stuffing
piper cleaners to tie
Googly Eyes
Construction paper noses, whiskers and ears!