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Maple Candied Almonds

Maple Candied Almonds

Recipe by LisaCourse: Snacks, DessertCuisine: American
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups raw almonds

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Method

  • Preheat oven to 250 F.
  • Mix maple syrup, olive oil, and salt. Stir in almonds and mix to combine.
  • Line a baking tray with a silicone baking liner. Spread almonds in a single layer.
  • Bake for 30-60 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool before packaging.

Notes

  • Make sure to check every ten minutes while baking to avoid scorching maple syrup.

Cinnamon Candied Almonds

Cinnamon Candied Almonds

Recipe by LisaCourse: Dessert, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs raw almonds

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 egg whites

Method

  • Preheat oven to 250 F. Beat egg whites until soft-peak stage.
  • In a bowl, combine sugars, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Mix almonds into egg whites and stir to coat. Add sugar mixture and stir to combine.
  • Line a baking tray with a silicone baking liner. Spread almonds in a single layer. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Let almonds cool before packaging.

Garlic Knots

I made garlic knots to go with broccoli cheddar soup tonight — it’s just a basic dough like pizza crust (I made a half recipe — ~2 cups of flour). After the first rise, I cut the dough into eight pieces and rolled them out into long strands. Anya tied the knots, then we let them sit and rise for half an hour or so. Basted the knots with garlic butter before and after baking them at 400F for about 15 minutes.

Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts

Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts

Recipe by Lisa
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Brussels sprouts

  • 1-2 Tbsp butter

  • 1/4 c honey

  • 1-2 Tbsp Sriracha sauce

  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

Method

  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Clean and trim sprouts. Cut in half. Toss with oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Place sprouts face-down on metal tray and bake for 20 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in honey until melted. Add sriracha.
  • Toss hot spouts with sauce and serve.

Meatless Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

Scott always wants a bacon cheeseburger — and, occasionally, I make him one. But that’s more of a “out at a restaurant” meal … and we’ve not been out at restaurants for a long time. A few weeks ago, I got the Impossible meatless ‘ground beef’ stuff to make meatball subs. It’s a little expensive to make a couple of burgers (8$ a package, and I’d use three or four packs to make a handful of burgers), but I immediately thought of bacon cheese burger pizza.

I mixed up my usual pizza crust — about four cups of white flour, a third of a cup of vital wheat gluten, yeast, water, and about a tablespoon of olive oil. Crisped up a few rashers of the MorningStar Farms fake bacon. Then I sautéed the Impossible ‘ground beef’ in the pan

I made a smokey maple barbecue sauce, sprinkled the crumbles, then added cheese.

Baked for about 15 minutes at 550F and then topped with the fake bacon.

High Density Apple Pie

I have been following the “roast apple slices before putting into pie crust” approach from Bon Appétit when making apple pies. The Thanksgiving pie this year was about five pounds of sliced apples, mixed with about a cup of maple syrup, and roasted at 350 F for 25 minutes. They should be tender but not dehydrated (a big *no* on the convection oven). The roasted apples are mixed with 2-3 tablespoons of flour and drizzled with more maple syrup. They are then added to a walnut pie crust and baked for another 20-30 minutes.

Maple Cranberry Sauce

I made a maple cranberry sauce tonight — add about a cup of water and a cup of maple syrup to a saucepan and stir. Rinse a bag (12 oz) of cranberries and add them to the pot. Bring to a boil, then lower the temp and simmer for twenty minutes or so until the cranberries break up. It’s really good warm and cold.

Shiitake Mushroom Jerky

We saw jerky-style shiitake mushrooms on Shark Tank a few days ago, and their SEO isn’t awesome because searching for “shiitake mushroom jerky” doesn’t show their company’s site in the first page. And, since I didn’t remember the company’s name … that makes ordering it difficult. The first page of results does, however, provide a lot of recipes. So I picked up a pound of shiitake mushrooms at the grocery store (a.k.a. every not-dodgy-looking shiitake they had in the bulk mushroom section). I marinated them for 24 hours in a combination of 1/4 c soy sauce, 1/4 c low-sodium soy sauce, 1/4 c apple vinegar, a clove of garlic (diced into small pieces), and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper (ground). I roasted them at 200 F for a LONG time. The recipes said 90 minutes to two hours, but it was after midnight when I turned off the oven, and I had started cooking the things at 7PM. So that’s at least five hours. A food dehydrator would be a good investment if we’re going to keep making mushroom jerky!

End result — it’s way too salty. Possibly using 1/2 c of low sodium soy would have been OK … but thinking of using veggie stock for some of the soy. And possibly making one with a few tablespoons of maple syrup instead of garlic.