I was doing some recipe searching for a project I’ll post about later and sesame seeds were heavily featured. That put me in mind of Sesame Brittle. I thought it might be nice to have it to crumble over ice cream on the Sundae Bar on Christmas Eve.
Such a simple recipe. No candy thermometer needed. I always use oiled wax paper, but I’m wondering if oiled parchment would work better. The heat of candy on the wax paper melts it in places. Difficult to peel off.
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
saucepan, wax paper (or parchment) and baking sheet Continue reading
Every year, around Thanksgiving, I ask my Christmas Eve guests what they want at our annual soiree.
This year we settled on fairly simple, yet tasty menu:
Oven Fried Buttermilk Chicken
This will be a tweaked recipe – kind of combining two of my favorite recipes. I’ve done a couple of practice batches – can’t have too much oven fried chicken! – and once I have it perfected, I’ll post.
Loaded Mashed Potatoes
I’m doing my no boil mashed potatoes (recipe here) and serving it fully loaded with sour cream, bacon and cheddar cheese. Also gravy.
This will be a spicy mix of sausage, bacon, minced chicken hearty gravy.
Bacon, Tomato, Green Beans
Pretty simple – tossing green beans with bacon (and bacon grease) and sliced grape tomatoes in a skillet until tender.
And finally, dessert will be the ever popular Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Premium vanilla bean ice cream served with choice of toppings – caramel, chocolate, peanuts, walnuts and sliced bananas
Photos and recipes to follow.
To Recap: I have a year old Great Dane and a 2-year-old new cat. Not to mention the rest of the crew. And still, I put up a tree. Yes, Virginia, I have lost my mind. I did make some concessions:
So far. So good.
I bought a new Samsung phone and I’m pleased with the camera. The one on my old phone was terrible. Add to that apps were no longer working on it and it was time for something new.
Holiday lights, fireworks and free hot chocolate are always a fun party of the seasonal festivities.
Any cookie requests? The annual cookie bake may not happen this year, but I’ll still be baking and posting recipes. Even if it’s alone.
When I went to make Buttermilk Pumpkin Bundt Cake (recipe here) for Thanksgiving this year, I was missing an important ingredient: the bundt pan.
I know I had one at one point – I have photographic evidence – but after tearing my kitchen apart, I could not locate it. Who comes into a kitchen and steals a bundt pan? Betty Crocker? A Keebler elf? Continue reading