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Marbled Cashew Bark Recipe

by on September 5, 2013 · 6 comments

Marbled Cashew Bark

It might seem a little early to think about teacher gifts, but that’s exactly what came to mind when I saw this recipe on the HEB website. It’s simple but classy and perfect for wrapping in cute packaging for the holidays. Speaking of which, now’s a good time to put in orders for holiday treat […]


Published on September 5, 2013
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Maple Cashew Caramel Corn

by on July 3, 2013 · 6 comments

Maple Cashew Caramel Corn

If you’re lucky enough to have some pure maple syrup in the kitchen, here’s a fun way to use it.  This caramel corn is less buttery than others, but has just as much flavor thanks to the maple syrup.  It’s not over-the-top maple flavored and you might not even realize the maple syrup is there, […]


Published on July 3, 2013
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OMGs and Clodhoppers for Canada Day

by on July 1, 2013 · 6 comments


Happy Canada Day! We just got back and I miss it already. Ottawa and Montreal were great, and Toronto is next on the list; but for now, here’s a picture of a little souvenir I picked up in Montreal. These are OMGs, candies made with broken graham crackers, toffee bits, almonds and milk chocolate shaped […]


Published on July 1, 2013
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Rocky Road Cashew Candies

by on June 14, 2013 · 6 comments

rocky road cashew candies

If you’re too hot to bake but could go for something sweet, salty and chocolatey, here’s an easy recipe made with the second best nut. Not so sure about the “second best” thing? Me neither, but it’s something to ponder; and you’ll be able to do lots of pondering while you make this candy because […]


Published on June 14, 2013
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Hungry Jack Potato Flake Buckeyes

by on October 12, 2012 · 7 comments

potato flake buckeyes

Recipes with secret ingredients are the best, because not only do experience whatever flavor or texture change the ingredient adds, you have a conversation starter!  For instance, you might ask if anyone tastes the secret ingredient when you serve these peanut butter candies. If anyone guesses potato flakes, I will be very surprised. This recipe […]

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Published on October 12, 2012
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Red Hot Cinnamon Popcorn

by on January 8, 2012 · 14 comments

Red Hot Cinnamon Popcorn

I apologize if this is too Christmas-y for you, but I just found out about it today. My mom had tried it over the holidays and asked if I’d ever had “Red Hot Cinnamon Popcorn”.  I hadn’t, but was determined to find a recipe and make her a new batch.  Not being a fan of […]


Published on January 8, 2012
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Holiday Chocolate Truffles

by on December 7, 2011 · 6 comments

Chocolate Truffles

If you like chocolate truffles, here’s a great recipe from Chef Jean-Philippe Maury. I made half a batch yesterday all the while wondering why I don’t make these more often. They’re simple but so delicious and open to improvisation. You can infuse the chocolate with whatever flavor you like, then package them up in a […]


Published on December 7, 2011
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Holiday Caramel Corn

by on November 23, 2011 · 9 comments

Caramel Corn

This Thanksgiving I’ll be playing sommelier/bartender to our extended family and friends. That means picking out a few great bottles of wine and buying all the ingredients for pumpkin cheesecake martinis, banana pudding martinis and these orange creamsicle martinis.  I cannot wait to roll out these new recipes. For now, and because I couldn’t resist […]


Published on November 23, 2011