Yankee Home Improvement - December 2017

Recipe inspired by elanaspantry.com/star-cookies

The Best Way to Lower WINTER HEATING BILLS

CHRISTMAS STAR COOKIES

INGREDIENTS

No matter how much you love the snow, you have to admit that, besides being chilly and inconvenient, winter can be expensive. Simply keeping your house warm during these icy months can rack up hundreds of dollars in additional heating bills. The toughest among us might be able to kick down the thermostat 10 degrees and resort to wearing a coat indoors, but nobody wants to turn into a popsicle in their own home. Luckily, there’s a simple and relatively inexpensive way to trap that heat indoors: investing in new insulation for your roof and attic. According to TheGreenAge.com, around 25 percent of the warmth your heating system generates escapes through the roof. This problem gets even worse if you’re using old insulation, which tears and degrades over time, forcing your heater to work harder for less benefit. And if you’re using minimal to no insulation in your attic, you may find it almost impossible to keep your house at a reasonable temperature without cranking the thermostat up beyond reason. Our team can help. We will thoroughly inspect every inch of your attic to ensure that you are covered with high-quality, heat-trapping

insulation. Depending on your needs, we will find a solution. You can be confident that an attic insulated by our experts will save you a lot of money, which will certainly add up in the years to come. Give us a call at (866) 875-2546 today and get the comfort you and your family deserve, without breaking the bank.

¼ cup coconut oil, melted 5 tablespoons agave nectar or honey 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2½ cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal) ½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt

¼ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. 2. In a small bowl, mix coconut oil, agave, and vanilla. 3. Mix wet ingredients into dry. 4. Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper until ¼ inch thick. 5. Refrigerate for 1 hour. 6. Remove top piece of parchment paper and dust dough with almond flour. 7. Cut out cookies with a small star cutter. 8. Using a metal spatula, place stars on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 9. Bake at 350 F until edges are lightly browned, 5–8 minutes.

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