Posts Written On December 18, 2010

Holiday Cookies

For all you Eggnog lovers, I found the perfect recipe for you in the December issue of People magazines StyleWatch. “The Hills” Lauren Conrad shares her mom’s delicious family recipe.
Makes 2 dozen.
2  1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp + 1 tbsp ground nutmeg
1  1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup salted butter, softened
1/2 cup eggnog
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 large egg yolks
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F 
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. Mix well with a wire whisk and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter with an electric mixer to form a grainy paste. Add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks. Beat at medium speed until smooth.
  • Add the flour mixture to the eggnog mixture, and beat at low-speed until just combined. Do not over mix
  •  Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets, 1 inch apart. Sprinkle lightly with 1 tbsp nutmeg.  Bake for 23-25 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown.
  • Immediately transfer to cool flat surface with a spatula

I’ll  make this as dessert for Christmas dinner, but I’m gonna add some RUM. You can’t have eggnog without rum lol. Enjoy!

Tash xo

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Elly came to visit today!  She is a 10 week old Black & Tan Dapple Dachshund puppy.  You can read her daddy’s blog here. She is basically the luckiest dog ever because her bff Jacob has her back and she is spoiled with Wall Street money!

Dachshunds make great NYC pets because they are compact with tons of personality. They are playful and love to chase. With their short legs, they were bred to hunt badgers, rabbits and other small rodents. Elly will be less than 10 lbs when full grown. She is so cute and small. I can see how it would be hard to ever say no to her!  But when she bit Jacob’s tail, he growled at her – cute or not cute, that’s not allowed. She is so mini right now, only about 3 lbs. Love her! Follow Elly on Twitter 

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In the Biz: Beth Fricke

In the Biz with Beth Fricke

Beth Ficke is responsible for A listed manicures and has developed an impressive celebrity roster including Drew Barrymore, Sheryl Crow, Heidi Klum, Mariska Hargitay, Miranda Kerr, Christina Ricci, Mariah Carey and Lindsay Lohan. Fricke is currently serving as an O∙P∙I Celebrity Manicurist. Here is her tips to help you!

How can you extend the life of a manicure?
The best, easiest way is to put an additional coat of topcoat on and then apply oil to the cuticles.

What nail colors are complimentary on all skin tones?
There are some sheers and slightly darker reds that seem to work pretty universally.

Why should we use different products to moisturize our nails than for our hands?
When we moisturize hands, we are trying to moisturize the skin. When we do nails, we are trying to moisturize parts under the skin or the layered nail, that both require substantially more penetration.

What tips do you recommend to ensure a perfect manicure at home?
File the nails the same shape. Clean out under the nails to make sure there are no rough edges or corners. Gently buff over the top of the nail and cuticle with a soft (220 grit or higher) buffer and then brush them with a wet nail brush. Before you polish, wipe the nail with some polish remover to remove any oils. Make sure you hit the outer edge of the nail with polish and with the top coat to seal it in.

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