Warm or Iced, cinnamon and more fragrant spices are stewed in a pot releasing flavors galore and then sweetened with Bob’s Red Mill Evaporated Cane Juice Sugar. Top your tea with almond milk for a healthy added twist. (more…)
Brunch Week continues! We are whipping up some fantastic ideas for Mother’s Day.
THEN: I was reading through the May of 1985 Gourmet Magazine, sigh, the memories. Rest in Peace Gourmet Magazine (1941-2009). A restaurant review featured a photo of delicately carved strawberries into roses-there wasn’t a recipe with it or instructions. There was another recipe in the magazine for strawberries with a “Rum Chantilly” cream, but it had some other fruits, so I decided to take the best of both ideas and marry them into one recipe. (more…)
THEN: A traditional Waldorf salad is composed of apples, mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar, celery, broken nuts, and dark raisins.
NOW: Today we are twisting up the classic salad by using the now famed Honeycrisp apple (Oh my heart belongs to the sweetness of Honeycrisp), instead of the traditional tart Granny Smith. Honeycrisp apples were first produced in 1960 when the macoun and honeygold apple were cross-pollinated in a University of Minnesota breeding program, but it wasn’t until 1991 that the apple was made available to the consumer. (more…)
There seems to be as million ways to make good ole’ deviled eggs. My friend Mary Edwards posted a photo of her deviled eggs on Facebook and they looked so creamy and tasty I asked about her recipe. She says she has never measured and her ritual is something like this:
This is a vintage cooking style at its best. (more…)
OK, so everyone has a favorite movie theater treat, right? Usually I just stick to a salty bucket of over-saturated with butter-oil popcorn. But back in the day when candy didn’t cost an arm and a leg, I used to get Raisinets! Yum~ My girls would probably cringe, since they are of this age of those wax-coated, grainy, flavorless little cookie dough ball thingys. Oh but the Raisnets… could it be the idea of actually eating something healthy that got me hooked, or perhaps it was that sweet and slightly tart chewy combination? Who knows. But now, they EVEN HAVE DARK Chocolate Raisinets, oh goody gumdrops, it can’t be true.
Turns out that Raisinets are the number one largest selling candy in United States history. They were introduced to us in 1927 by the Blumenthal Chocolate Company and then Nestlé acquired the brand in 1984 (right around the time I started going to the movies!)
I hope you will enjoy this recipe. I played around with different combinations and finally got it exactly the way I envisioned. Now pass the popcorn please!~