Posted at 8:46 am , on June 1, 2012
One of my favorite snacks is a cracker topped with cream cheese and Candied Jalapenos. I make enough to fill a mason jar to tuck away in the fridge because I always want more. These tasty little rings also known as “Cowboy Candy” are great as toppers for your favorite burger, brat or sandwich. And the syrup has a unique taste that I sometimes add to a vinaigrette for a salad when I want a hint of sweet heat in the background. No matter the occasion these candied jalapenos will be a big hit!
Posted at 3:25 pm , on October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween! Hope you all have a fun filled night. We got a pumpkin to put out on the porch and as always I wait until the last minute carve the pumpkin and roast the seeds. We waited until last minute because it’s been so warm lately and I wanted the pumpkin to last. Anyway, Joe got tired of waiting and carved the pumpkin and brought me the seeds. I love roasted pumpkin seeds so I separated them from the pulp, washed them and set them out on a newspaper to dry. Glad I did because they turned out crunchy, light and salty and now I can’t stop munching on them.
Posted at 9:45 am , on October 25, 2011
It’s apple season and since I have apples on hand I had to make apple butter. I brought out the slow cooker for this one because it’s so easy to fill it and leave it. I set it up to cook overnight and by morning the smell of apples and spices filled the kitchen. If you happen to have an apple machine that peels, cores and slices your apples, it really makes the job faster and easier because it’s consuming when doing it by hand. I made enough to put some in the freezer while keeping a couple jars in the fridge. I love it on a piece of buttered toast or a biscuit fresh from the oven.
Posted at 10:54 am , on August 4, 2011
Brown Sugar Pecans are a tasty treat. They are easy to make and great to have in the pantry for a quick snack. I love to put a few into a salad, they provide that crunch and sweetness that adds so much flavor to any salad. Another idea is to split a banana in half, grill it for a minute then add the pecans and drizzle honey over the top. They will keep fresh for a couple weeks provided you place them in a tightly sealed container. Sometimes they don’t last that long though.