Snack Mix

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Jan 262015
 

Snack mix with a bite! If you like hot and spicy snacks, consider upping the cayenne pepper to 1 Tablespoon. I’m not that daring personally.

I made this for Christmas and it was a big hit! Everyone seemed to really like it, so I’ll be making it again soon.

If anyone has suggestions on what I could replace the nuts and sesame sticks with for a nut free version, I’d love to hear from you.

 Posted by at 6:00 am
Jan 192015
 

I find when I follow the directions my cookies turn out tiny and rock hard. They still taste great and soften up nicely dipped in milk, so don’t toss them if yours turn out too hard. I make the dough balls bigger, more like 1 1/2 inches and cook it for the minimum time on parchment paper.

As ovens vary, you’ll have to see what works best for you. The taste is worth playing around to get it perfect.

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 Posted by at 6:00 am
Jan 122015
 

When I took the first bite of Curried Pork, I wasn’t sure that I was going to like it. The more I ate, the more I liked it. Spicy and just a little sweet, this recipe is a flavorful balance.

If you’ve never tried curry before, this is a good recipe try.

I like it best with smoked pork shoulder. I only cook it for 4 to 5 hours since the smoked pork is already cooked. The smokey flavor adds another dimension to the taste that I really enjoy.

Slow Cooker Curried Pork

 

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Puppy Chow

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Jan 092015
 

I make this a lot around Christmas and often give it as gifts. I haven’t done anything creative with the packaging yet, but I’ll post pictures when I figure out something I like. For now, I just use pretty tins I’ve collected over the years. Eventually I’m going to run out, so I better come up with something soon.

Puppy Chow freezes pretty well, so leftovers always go in the freezer to be enjoyed later. It’s especially yummy frozen in the middle of the summer.

Be very careful, it’s addictive!

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 Posted by at 6:00 am
Jan 052015
 

I was pleasantly surprised at how well this turned out. Sweet but not too sweet and tangy but not bitter.  

Consider garnishing with lemon slices. I thought it might be too much lemon, so I didn’t. I will try it next time.

Serve with in season quick stir-fried vegetables for a well-rounded, time-saving meal.

 

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 Posted by at 5:08 am

Caramel Popcorn

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Jan 042015
 

This is the one recipe I make every single Christmas. Homemade caramel popcorn tastes so much better than what you buy in the store and it makes a great gift.

Toss in some drinks, healthier snacks (or more unhealthy snacks) if you like, and a movie to give the gift of family movie night.  One year, I made baskets with homemade movie night goodies for each family for Christmas. The hardest part was trying to figure out what movies they didn’t already have.

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