This is what Jim and I are doing every evening, and morning. We are gathering these to roast. This year I am going to try something new, I’m going to try and create my own Chestnut syrup for coffee. Fingers crossed.
We noticed a few more new trees growing on the property. They are over 10′ tall now, so in a few years, they’ll be producing. I was very happy to see these. They grow on their own, without our help, thanks to the deer stomping them, and spreading them; and probably the squirrels burying a few, and forgetting where they buried them.
We have gathered quite a few in the past few days. YUM!
The recipe called for mini muffin pan – I followed recipe and used mini muffin pan, but I also made some in a regular muffin tin- Jim preferred the regular muffin tin size over the mini, due to more meat than wrapper; he said the mini had too much wrapper taste over filling
The boys were all talking last night about how they tried a variety of jello shots at a college party years ago – so I’m in kitchen listening to this conversation taking place in the other room, and being the curious person I am – I grabbed a bag of their gummy worms – put out 3 bowls and added something different to each one.
One was a peach vodka – too strong – we all thought – too much
Second was apple schnapps – it was ok – nothing jumped out like
the third dish which was peach schnapps – Yummy!
The other experiment – anything sitting over night – too strong – 1 hour – not enough time – 2 hours – just right.
Not something I’ll do again anytime soon, but I was curious
Fruit and Caramel Brie in the TOH 2011 Holiday Gathering cookbook. This is delicious! I doubled the topping, and added half to the bottom of the brie. First, I put half of the topping on the tray, and set the brie cheese on that; I then added the rest of the topping to the top. I would definitely make this for gatherings.
I would definitely make more of the topping just to have on the side of this for anyone who wants extra.
Tip: I used a fresh apple as I didn’t like the smell of the dried apples which I had on hand. I tossed those and grabbed a granny smith, diced it and added to the cranberry and nut mixture.
This is easy – and so fun – Jim and I ate all of it quickly – I’m glad I didn’t make a lot because we would have eaten them all. When we want a quick, fun ice cream snack – this is it – this is delicious! Once you have these items in the pantry, and you have a sweet tooth – just make a couple of these – only takes minutes.
𝗙𝗿𝗼𝘇𝗲𝗻 𝗣𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘂𝘁 𝗕𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘁𝘇𝗲𝗹 𝗕𝗶𝘁𝗲𝘀
Microwave 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter with 1 tablespoon coconut oil for about 1 minute (I did 50 seconds). Set it to the side to cool – Top mini pretzel twists with a scoop of ice cream (I used a small cookie scoop); (your choice ice cream – I did vanilla); then drizzle the peanut butter mixture over, and sprinkle crushed pretzels. Let sit for a minute to harden and enjoy
This is from an older food network magazine. I’ve made it a few times over the years