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Stews

A look back at the winter of stews – one pot meals never tasted so decadent, yet comforting!

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The classic – Boeuf Bourguignon

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Pot au feu – a hearty French classic using prime cuts of meat, including bone marrow!

 

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Cassoulet for National Cassoulet Day back in January!

 

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Salted Dark Chocolate Candied Ginger Cookies

Spicy and sweet, ginger is a very versatile ingredient.  If anything, make this so that you will be able to bake these delicious salted dark chocolate and candied ginger cookies.

Candied Ginger

recipe adapted from Food Network

Ingredients: 1/2 lb fresh ginger root, 2 1/2 cups water, 1/2 lb sugar

1. Peel and slice ginger into thin slices.  Place ginger in a sauce pan with the water and cook for 30 minutes.

2. Drain the ginger, keeping 1/8-1/4 cup of the water.  However much the ginger weighs, measure out the same amount of sugar.

3.  Bring to a boil the ginger, water, and sugar.  Stir frequently for twenty minutes, as the sugar will thicken into a syrup and eventually crystallize.

4.  Transfer the ginger to a baking sheet to cool.

Salted Dark Chocolate Candied Ginger Cookies

recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker

Ingredients: 1 cup + 1 tbsp all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, salt, 1 stick softened butter, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 egg, 3/4 cup chopped sea salt dark chocolate (I chopped up a pack of Lindt Sea Salt Dark Chocolate), 1/4 cup candied ginger – chopped

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  Cream butter and both sugars together.  Mix in the vanilla and egg.

2. Add the dry ingredients, followed by the ginger and chocolate.

3. Form 1 tbsp sized balls and set on a greased baking sheet.

4. Bake for 10 minutes.

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Maple Bacon Spiced Nuts

An easy crowd-pleasing snack, perfect for the holiday season as gifts or party munchies.

Ingredients: 3 cups of any mix of nuts (I used pecans, cashews, and almonds), 2 egg whites, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, 6 slices of bacon, maple syrup

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly beat the egg whites.

2. Pour the nuts into the egg whites and toss to coat.

3. Add in the spices and mix well.

4.  Spread the nut mixture evenly onto a baking sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes total, stirring and turning the nuts halfway through so they don’t burn.

5. Remove the nuts from the oven and set aside to cool.  Leave the oven on and prepare the bacon by brushing a thick coat of maple syrup.  Bake for about 10 minutes each side.

6. Once the caramelized bacon cools, break into pieces and mix well with the nuts.  Serve immediately.

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