Posted on January 25, 2023 in 2023 Gift Guides recipes Valentine's Gift Guide
Lemon Ricotta Cookies
yield About 30 cookies (2 per serving) • prep time 15 minutes, plus 1 hour to chill dough • cook time 14 minutes
1¾ cups finely ground blanched almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese, well drained
1 large egg
¾ cup granular sweetener
Grated zest of 1 lemon, plus more for garnish if desired
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¾ cup confectioners’ sweetener
Grated zest and juice of
1. In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, and salt.
2. In a large mixing bowl, use a rubber spatula to stir together the ricotta, egg, granular sweetener, and lemon zest until mostly smooth, using the spatula to smash the ingredients against the side of the bowl. Stir in the lemon juice and vanilla until well combined.
3. Stir the flour mixture into the ricotta mixture a little at a time until well combined, but don’t overmix.
4. Cover the dough and place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.
5. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
6. Using a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop up the dough and place on the prepared baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.
7. Bake for 13 to 14 minutes, until the bottoms are slightly golden. The tops of the cookies will be set but light in color. Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet; they are fragile when they are hot.
8. To make the glaze, place the sweetener, zest, and juice in a small mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the tops of the cookies. Garnish with more lemon zest, if desired.
The dough can be made up to 1 day ahead; cover tightly and store in the refrigerator. The cookies can also be made up to 1 day ahead; store in an airtight container on the counter.
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Posted on January 25, 2023 in Announcements
After her husband died by suicide in 2010, Lynette Eddy fought through her agonizing grief with one goal: to reclaim her personal strength and joy. This healing journey taught her that, while her husband’s ego voice drove him to despair and self-destruction, there is another voice within every person, crying to be heard: the spirit voice. By tuning into this positive, life-affirming voice — and by minimizing her negative, destructive ego voice — Eddy improved her relationship with herself and released what was causing her suffering and holding her back.
By overcoming her own personal struggles and through her experiences as a social worker, Eddy created the Open-Heart Mindfulness approach, which aims to help people discover the sense of freedom and inner peace that comes from silencing fear-based voices and instead listening to the voices of their true selves.
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About the Author
In addition to being an MSW, Lynette Eddy is an author, social activist and the founder of Eddy House (www.eddyhouse.org), a nonprofit that focuses on helping homeless and at-risk teens. She is a recipient of several national, state and community awards for her achievements in social work. The Fight Inside is her first book. Eddy currently resides in Reno, Nevada.
Learn more at https://www.lynetteeddy.com/, or follow the author on Facebook (Lynette Eddy) or Instagram (eddylynette).
The Fight Inside: Winning the Battle Between Your Ego and True Spirit
Release Date: December 14, 2022
ISBN-13: 979-8987419113 (hardcover)
ISBN-13: 979-8987419106 (paperback)
Posted on January 25, 2023 in Giveaways
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