One of the most important aspects of making tasty candy is the nuts. They should be toasted before you add them to the candy. Toasting the nuts brings out the flavor of the nuts and keeps them crispy inside the candy.
One of the goals I have for this blog is to post a new recipe each week. The problem is that some weeks I do more cooking than others. I tend to cook two or three meals in the first two weeks of the month and eat leftovers for the rest of the month. Anyway, I have a bunch of pictures I took last year for this candy survey thing and I thought I would use them to post some of the recipes I made for Christmas last year.
Last week Mom sent me a link to a webpage full of pictures of cats on quilts. Like all cats, Pepper also loves quilts. Her favorite quilt is a blue and yellow throw that I keep on the couch in … Continue reading →
Hi! I’m back from St. Louis! Josh and I had a great time this weekend. We did a bunch of exciting things and a few less exciting things too.
First of all, the drive really sucks! It is 6.5-7 hours long and after about 4 hours I’m tired and ready to stop. This could have something to do with the fact that I don’t have cruise control or I could just be a wimp. I definitely needed at least one night’s sleep to recuperate from the drive and as a result most of our plans for Saturday were a wash. We ended up sleeping later than planned, so we decided to see a movie. While we were waiting for our movie time, we spent a few hours window shopping at a fancy mall where we couldn’t afford anything.
This is one of my favorite dishes! It is warm and sunny, a perfect meal for a cold winter’s day. It is also a great meal if you are feeling under the weather or depressed because eating it just feels like home and happiness. I like to eat it alone as a stew but it is also great on a bed of Spanish rice.