Tammi’s Top of the Lake for the week of Nov. 15.
• Quail Creek Plantation, 12399 N.E. 224th St., is a great place to spend the day shooting. Bring your dog; while you have fun at your sport, your dog will have a blast in the kennel play area. Quail Creek has everything from sporting clay, quail hunting, pheasant power shoots and a spring turkey shoot. They offer lodging and meal accommodations. Have a wedding or corporate party coming up? Quail Creek is a beautiful venue. Give them a call at 863-763-2529 or visit their website at www.quailcreekplantation.com.
• Total Roadside Services is open 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. This is just the place to call when it is 3 a.m. and you’re stuck on the side of the road with a flat or an over-heated engine and your husband will not answer his phone to save his life. Total Roadside Services will answer the first time you call and will be there in no time! They offer tires and mechanical services. Stop by at 3176 Florida 710 or give them a call at 863-357-8772.
• Nature’s Pantry, Health Food Store, 417 S.W. Park St. is a great place to get all your health food and organic needs. Locally owned and operated, the store has a friendly staff. Stop by and say hello or just look through the store! Give them a call at 863-467-1243.
Due to a request from some readers, I am re-running my Apple Hermits recipe just in time for those cookie exchanges!
Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar, 1 egg, beaten, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup chopped apples, 1 cup raisins, 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, 1 tablespoon milk.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Mix in sugar and egg. Stir in flour mixture, and mix thoroughly. Fold in nuts, apples, and raisins.
3. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto prepared cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
4. In a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar with milk to make a thin glaze. Drizzle over cooled cookies.
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