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Cooky Recipe Number 28: Russian Tea Cakes and more :-)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Wow...it's been a month. I have done a little baking and a little running :-)
Russian Tea Cakes....yum

Watermelon flavored gluten free sugar cookies....same recipe as in the previous blog (still can't divulge since it's not publish yet) but added watermelon flavor. Big hit.

I baked a mango cake for my husband's birthday per his request. Very tasty.

Here is the recipe I used....yes, a mix.....shocking!!

How about some kitty love....
Miss Malika monitoring the laundry

Miss Callie doing her thing

And I got a new pair of kicks....Hoka One One Kailua Tarmac....very comfy :-)

On a happy note, I signed up for the San Jose RnR HM on 10/6 and have my long run mileage up to 11 miles. On a unhappy note, I tweaked my back a few days ago....hoping it's happy so I can get back to running soon. Foam rolling my back and butt has been helping...maybe I can even run on Monday or Tuesday....if so...11 miles it will be if possible but I reserve the right to cut it short if I feel it is warranted.
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    I see you haven't been blogging either, I wanted to be sure I didn't miss another cookie recipe
    2791 days ago
    hey, Nat! How are you? Are you warming up well before running? Do any yoga? Congrats on the upcoming HM!!
    2822 days ago
  • BREW99
    Oh how are those Hoka shoes? I saw those when I was making the hard decision last time too but wasn't sure. And those cookies, oh man those look delicious!
    2847 days ago
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    Good Thing I already had breakfast! emoticon

    Omgosh the watermelon cookies and mango cake look before than I had imagined! Nice to see pictures to what you were talking about.

    Hope your back is doing better. WOO HOO on the new shoes. Congrats on getting up to 11 miles! emoticon
    2858 days ago
    Yummy desserts wish I could have some.
    2860 days ago
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    How did the run go? Is your back and butt fixed?
    Those shoes are so cool. They look like they have that bridge type piece like Brooks makes in their running shoes for over pronation. I've had to switch to New Balance 860 because they put less pressure on my toes. I'm so glad you don't have to worry with that.
    Wow, I never would have thought of watermelon cookies. They look like a lot of fun, actually. Thanks for sharing the baking and kitty love. Those are a couple of very pretty kitties!
    2862 days ago
    How do you like the shoes?

    And how do you stay so little eating what you bake?
    2867 days ago
    These look just like Mexican cookies. Delish!
    2867 days ago
    Hi Nat,

    Russian Tea Cakes are one of my favorites. I think I gain weight just reading your blogs. You have a lovely cat.

    I hope you can get your back under control. Your mileage is impressive. Good luck with your racing. I have a foam roller that helps with my aches and pains. I am glad the roller is helping.

    I like your shoes. Is this a new type of shoe for you, or do you generally run on Hokas?

    Thanks, Bruce

    2867 days ago
  • MISSG180
    I admire your distances. I have to train back up this fall and winter. My doctor wants me running only on the padded track, though, not even a treadmill, and I have to go to the shoe shop and talk to them about some foot problems I'm having.

    Biking and swimming are SO much easier for me....
    2868 days ago
    I've been wondering when the next cookie would be and you didn't dissappoint. they all look good and as soon as you have permission to post the SECRET recipe, you Better!!
    2868 days ago
    Oh no! I hope your back feels better soon and that it's nothing serious. All the baked good looks yummy! Your cats are so pretty. I miss having a cat, but I think someone here named Bella would get a little jealous.
    2868 days ago
    Those Tea Cookies look like what my mom calls Snowballs & makes at Christmas. Probably the same thing - oh, they are special & yummy. Who was the lucky duck to get these?
    2870 days ago
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    I've not heard of Hoka either! The Russian tea cakes look like doughnut holes, is the texture different?

    Kitty's are CUTE!!! especially Miss Callie :)
    2870 days ago
    Russian tea cakes....YUMMM....my favorite! Love the new shoes. Get well quick. We do what we can! emoticon
    2870 days ago
  • JLITT62
    I actually love Russian tea cookies! Shocking, isn't it, since there's no chocolate.

    Never even heard of Hoka!

    Give the back the rest it needs. Everything felt so much better this week with no pulled anything!

    My longest run to date was yesterday's - 9 miles - and our HMs are the same weekend. We won't even go up to 10 mikes for a couple of weeks! So no need to push it. You already know you can do it. I suspect running my long runs too fast - even tho they felt fine - is what caused my knee problems.

    So easy to overtrain & not even realize you're doing it.
    2870 days ago
    Lovely baking! Looks delish! You're doing great on the running. I hope that your back gets well very soon!
    2870 days ago
    Yummy baking. Cute kitties. Glad you like the shoes. BOO on the back. Wishing you a good run.
    2870 days ago
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    Like always your cookies look crazy delish. Hope your back settles down enough o get those miles in!
    2870 days ago

    I've heard of the Hoka's. Let me know how you like them. They are big with ultra runners, as you probably know.

    Cute kitties! Mine hang out in the laundry too. But they prefer it to be washed first.
    2870 days ago
    I am drooling over the watermelon cookies. Looks like Malika is ready to fold clothes for you.
    2871 days ago
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    Cookies, kitties, and shoes lookin' good!!!!

    Hope that back heals quickly.....
    2871 days ago
    I hope your back feels better asap! The pictures look good enough to eat. The lemon brownies were a big hit at my house. Will you share the recipe for Russian Teacakes? It looks irresistible! emoticon
    2871 days ago
    Your baked goods look wonderful. It truly is wonderful what you can do with a cake mix. I love cake mix cookies. so easy to do

    2871 days ago
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