Posts Tagged ‘Brown Sugar’
I’m not really a shopper, at least not in the sense that most ladies are.
I steer clear of the mall unless absolutely necessary (darn Apple Store with its only location in the mall…and double darn Cheesecake Factory with its fabulous cheesecake!). Anyway. (more…)
Among the many reasons I adore Wegmans is their soup bar. Their store-bought soups actually taste homemade. (For the most part anyway…the one soup I don’t like is their Chicken and Dumpling. The dumplings used to be really fluffy and tender, but they changed the recipe and now they’re heavy and mealy with a very potato-like taste and texture. I never get that soup anymore…Wegmans if you’re reading, please bring back the previous Chicken and Dumpling!).
Back to the soups I do like. Shrimp Bisque, Spicy Tomato with Orzo, Broccoli Cheddar, and Italian Wedding (which is made with beef meatballs instead of pork!), to name a few. And the queen of all delicious soups, their Brown Sugar Pumpkin Bisque. (more…)
Does anyone remember butter rum flavored Life Savers candy? (By the way, what happened to those? I haven’t seen them in years.) When I was a kid, my grandmother always used to have a roll (or two) tucked away in her purse, and they made an exceptional (albeit, very rare) treat when my sister and I could convince my mom to let my grandmother give us one! (I guess my mom ran a pretty tight ship, lol.) (more…)
Before I made these muffins, I had in mind exactly what I wanted…a moist muffin with a soft crumb, slightly grainy cornmeal texture, vanilla-scented with a slightly caramel-y flavor, and pieces of fresh peach.
Yes, that’s all, lol.
(It’s a girl’s prerogative to want it all, right?) (more…)
These pretty little morsels are perfect for a picnic or party. They’re portable and they taste amazing served straight out of the oven or at room temperature. This recipe makes 24 two-bite sized canapés, but you can adjust this number based on how large or small you make them. These were delicious as is, but next time I make them I think I’ll experiment and add a sprinkle of something on the top…maybe powdered sugar or basil chiffonade? Any other garnish suggestions?…I would love to hear them!
Balsamic & Brown Sugar Fig Canapés
(Yield: 24 two-bite sized canapés)
2 fresh figs, diced
1 TB lightly packed brown sugar
1 TB balsamic vinegar
Dash salt and pepper
2 oz Havarti cheese, thinly sliced
1 sheet puff pastry
1 TB slivered almonds, toasted
Butter, to grease the pans
Preheat the oven to 400F. In a small saucepan, add the figs, brown sugar, vinegar, and a dash of salt and pepper; cook on medium-low heat for 6-8 minutes or the fig sauce until thickened. Cut the pastry into 24 equal pieces (there’s no need to roll it out). Lightly grease two baking pans with butter and arrange the pastry on the pans about 1” apart. Top each pastry with a small amount of cheese, ½ tsp of fig sauce, and a sprinkle of slivered almonds. Bake for 14 minutes (or until the pastry is light golden brown), rotating the pans after 7 minutes.