Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Vermont Artisan Design

Perfume bottles by Mary Angus

If you are looking for a great way to spend an afternoon visit the Vermont Artisan Design in Brattleboro, Vermont.  Located just 1 hour from here the drive to Brattleboro along the Ashuelot River is a beautiful trip in and of itself. There are great restaurants and other specialty shops to explore as well right in downtown Brattleboro. 

Vermont Artisan Design- Something for Everyone

You'll find both functional and decorative work from well-established and emerging artisans: paintings, ranging from landscapes to still life to abstract; sculpture in bronze, wood, paper, wire, mixed media, stone, steel; colorful and clear blown glass; a great selection of pottery; beautiful hand-painted silk, as well as woven chenille and velvet, scarves; carefully turned salad bowls; exquisitely finished furniture including a rocker that you will swear was made just for you; a great selection of Judaica featuring a wonderful collection of menorahs; entrancing kaleidoscopes; subtle sounding chimes; photographs that capture the essence of Vermont; lamps to accent your home or office; and other wonderful items for you to discover.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
These are about as basic as you can get. Just 5 ingredients and a chocolate kiss to top it off. Nothing could be easier, and they taste delicious. Perfect when looking for a quick treat.

2 cups peanut butter (I use Jiff extra crunchy)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
Hershey's chocolate kisses

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Combine peanut butter, sugars, vanilla, and eggs. Drop by tablespoonfuls on cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool slightly then lightly press kiss on top. Cool completely.

Makes approx. 2 doz.