My oldest and I made some candied walnuts the other day for a spinach salad I was making. Oh my goodness, they were delicious and so quick and easy to make. These would also make fabulous gifts around the holidays!
1 pound walnut halves
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Lay out the walnuts on a baking pan and cook in the oven for 10 minutes at 350
While the walnuts are cooking, stir together sugar, cinnamon, salt, and milk in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat for about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
Add the walnuts to the mixtures and coat them well.
Spoon nuts onto waxed paper, and immediately separate nuts with a fork. Cool, and store in airtight containers.
Now try not to eat them all in one seating, I dare you!
The kids are out of school and summer is here, I made them Homemade Strawberry Lemonade this week and they absolutely loved it! Very tasty, perfectly refreshing and extremely easy drink to make.
- About 3-4 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
- Juice from 3 lemons
- ~ ½- ¾ cup sugar, splenda or agave syrup to taste, adjust based on your preference
- 6 cups of water mixed with ice depending on how you like the consistency. If you use frozen strawberries you would use less ice and more water.
Add the juice from the lemons, water, ice, sugar and strawberries to the blender and mix. Garnish with a strawberry or lemon and enjoy!
Get creative and experiment with different types of fruit, you can also add a little vodka for a adult beverage!
~Have a fabulous weekend~
Hope your week is going well! If you follow me on Facebook you know my laptop was infected and someone else took over my computer. Since the weather is going to be in the 90′s this weekend I thought I would bring out this beautiful recipe to make Ice Cube Blossoms that I posted last summer. Hopefully soon I can get everything fixed or get another computer, no fun.
First, very gently rinse all of your pesticide-free flowers. You could use geraniums, violets, rose petals, pansies, lavender or click here for a list of edible flowers.
Place one of more blossoms at the base of each individual compartment of your ice tray. (sorry for the blurry picture)
Put them in the freezer until solid and serve with your choice of beverage.
You could also use differen’t herbs like mint to use in pitchers of iced tea and cocktails.