Marine News from the Great Lakes

Galley Girl Cooks ~ Tiara Turnovers

Published: Thursday, December 9, 2010 7:00 am
By: Sue

Greetings Boating Buddies,

What a wonderful time of year! I'm sitting here counting my blessings and marveling over the fantastic fall season we have been enjoying this year. This weather certainly eased the heartbreak of ending our outstanding Great Lakes boating season. Beautiful summer, fantastic boating, robust friends and cumulating in a vibrant fall –these are the things that make counting ones' blessings so easy. Flowing now into the second best time of the year (with boating season of course being #1), Thanksgiving and Christmas. Blessings upon blessings. I do hope this year you will be diligent in your pursuit to have "Thanksgiving" on your lips and in your heart; and that you will look with expectation for the Christmas miracle that has already been wrapped and now ready for you. The pace of the season becomes rampant so fast, it could easily steal the joy meant for you.

With this in mind, I'll just share our simple thanksgiving for the abundant blessings that are lavished over us; amazing family, extraordinary boating buddies & friends and the blessing of health. Our hope is that you too will blessed and joy-filled.

Blessings to you and yours this Christmas,

Galley Girl



2 sticks Butter, softened

8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened

2 cups All-PurposeFlour

½ teaspoon Vanilla

1/8 teaspoon Salt (optional)

1 cup Plum Preserves

Granular Sugar, to sprinkle on top


In a bowl, combine butter and cream cheese. Add flour; stir until mixture forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness; cut into 2 ¾ in. circles. Place 1/2 teaspoon preserve on each circle. Fold pastry over and seal edges with a fork. Cut slits in top of pastry. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes, until lightly browned. Take out of oven and sprinkle with sugar. Cool on wire racks.

Yum! Don't miss next month's recipe...Scotch Eggs!

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