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Holiday Recipe: Peppermint Meringues

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Hello my friends, I’m so excited that my family from Russia is coming to visit me(we plan to spend couple days in DC, then New York and Las Vegas-sounds awesome right?:)I will be taking some time off from blogging, but you’ll see guests post from my beautiful friends, so don’t miss it!

Hello! My name is Stephanie and I write a blog called Pretty and Delectable. Elena invited me to share a holiday recipe with you and I decided on peppermint meringues… a light and simple treat that is perfect for not only the holidays but any time of the year.

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Peppermint Meringues (simplified version of this recipe)

3 large egg whites

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

red gel food coloring

Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat liners. Heat egg whites and sugar in a heat proof bowl over simmering water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove mixture from heat. Using an electric mixer with whisk attachment, mix on medium high speed until stiff peaks form. Mix in peppermint extract.

Draw lines of red food coloring inside of a pastry bag. Fill bag with egg white mixture and pipe mixture onto baking sheets using either a round (shown here) or star tip. Repeat this process with the remaining mixture.

Bake for 90-100 minutes until meringues are firm to the touch, making sure that the edges do not get browned. Cool completely before removing from baking sheets. Enjoy!

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Thanks for reading! Hope to see you soon at Pretty and Delectable… I always look forward to meeting new people and discovering new blogs. And for those of you that celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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Saturday Breakfast

Hi everyone,

How was your weekend? Hope the storm didn’t affect you!

To make our Saturday more pleasant after the storm I decided to make something special for breakfast. When I saw mouthwatering photos of soft boiled eggs with toast on one of my favorite recipe blogs Smitten Kitchen, I couldn’t resist and decided to try it out (recipe here). It was super delicious!!!

1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

1/3 cup finely grated gruyère cheese (about 1 1/2 ounces)

Mix of 2 eggs, parsley and cheese

Preheat oven to 400°F. Scatter bread on sheet. Bake croutons until crisp and golden, turning, about 20 minutes.

Cook eggs. I’m sure you know how to cook eggs but if you want to be sure that your eggs are coked perfectly every time, you will like this article “Perfect boiled eggs”.

Set the table and enjoy the delicious meal.

Have a lovely day

Elena

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

I am always looking for very quick, easy and healthy recipes. I thought I would share some of my favorites with you. Asparagus is a great source of fiber, folic acid and potassium. Even though it’s available all year long, asparagus can easily be considered the star of the spring season — that’s when it tastes the best. I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t really a big fan of asparagus before, but  Martha Stewart’s Oven-Roasted Asparagus recipe helped me to realize that it’s super delicious! I also found a great Asparagus Gruyere Tart recipe on one of my favorite blogs Cupcakes and Cashmere and don’t forget to check a great list of 101 asparagus recipes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss asparagus with olive oil, salt and a pinch of pepper. Spread on a baking sheet in a single layer.

Roast in oven until tender (10 to 15 minutes).

Sprinkle some cheese on top

Have a great day

Love

Elena