Homemade Gift Candied Nuts

Stovetop Candied Nuts with sugar and spice

Candied nuts are the sort of easy recipe I return to again and again. The combination of cinnamon, ginger and cloves in this recipe smell like Christmas. They make an excellent snack to put out at a party alongside cheese, crackers, and cocktails. I love to make them for sharing at the holidays. In less than half an hour with very…

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Lighter than Air Chicken Nuggets with Cranberry BBQ Sauce

Okay, okay not literally lighter than air. I don’t want to upset the physicists in the audience. However, I have to tell you about these Savory Herb Chicken Nuggets. I spent weeks working on the recipe. I was on a mission and did not stop until I could say with confidence that I had reached crisp-savory nugget near perfection. I fussed with the ingredients, cooking method,…

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I’m in the mood for something…Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Call me crazy but I enjoy cravings.  Not the sudden got-to-have-it-now feelings that happen from time to time.  I like the quiet rolling around in the back of my mind sort of cravings.  These are the little seeds getting ready to sprout an idea for a recipe or an excuse to try a new restaurant.  Cravings present an opportunity for…

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Granola for Giving

There are just two days left until Christmas. I’m confident my readers have finished shopping, wrapping, cooking, cleaning, traveling, etc. and are now relaxing with a cup of tea and a low fat cookie. However I happened to hear in a local news report that twenty five percent of people haven’t begun shopping. That’s a pretty big group of people…

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