Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Nuts

My blog has stayed pretty stagnant lately but it's certainly not indicative of my kitchen! I've used (no joke) three bags of flour in as many days. We've been busy and enjoyed Christmas. My KitchenAid, Ms. Empire Red, got a new boyfriend for Christmas. Don't worry, I'm still in love with my KitchenAid but I am excited to have the Bosch for bread making. I've always felt a little guilty about overusing my dearest mixer on big batches of cinnamon rolls or brioche! Yesterday, after all the commotion died down, I made a big batch of wheat bread, rolls, a batch of orange rolls and a batch of cinnamon rolls. My Tall Man, Mr. Carbohydrate himself, is enjoying my present too.

So about this French Fridays with Dorie recipe. It's really simple- some sugar, spices, nuts, and a egg white. I had my son do the whole thing (with a little direction) and he had fun and enjoyed the final product. Get the recipe from Dorie's wonderful book here. I'm going to try another sweet cinnamon version next and soon, because I think these would be great for any party (or to snack on around the house, what we did!)

I have lots of yummy recipes to post and hope to be back soon. Merry Christmas from my house to yours!


Queen B. said...

I can't keep up in the baking dept. around here either !
I'm going to try those nuts....that's for sure :)
Hugs to my baby berries from Auntie Queen B.

Karen said...

Oh! Your little strawberry is so sweet. Poor girl with Santa! :) This recipe was so easy. Glad your little guy could do this all by himself!

onewetfoot said...

It's a great recipe for a kid to try and I love the versatility! said...

That picture is priceless. Will is so big!

Laurel said...

My Bosch gets a workout during Christmas time as well, doughnuts, Lion House rolls, pizza dough, and sometimes Christmas cookies. One year David caught me praying over the old one (almost 30 years old and making funny noises.) I told him I didn't know how I could do Christmas food without it. Needless to say, the adult children pooled their money and got me a new one for Christmas!

Will looks so grown up!!

Steph said...

How great that your little guy could make these himself. I love the Santa picture! It almost looks like Santa is plugging his ear against your little one's screams. Too cute!!

Lana said...

I think that every family has a photo of a kid bawling their little eyes out sitting in Santa's lap:) So sad and pathetic-looking. I use the photo for blackmail purposes, he, he.
I made the nuts by myself, and I ate them by myself. No regrets. I'll have to make them again, for sure.
Your babies are cute, tears or not!

crustabakes said...

Yumm. i am going nuts over this! It sure is a good TV company!

Chelsea said...

These nuts look yummy! And that picture is so funny :) Hope you had a good holiday!