Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pear and Spinach Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

spinach                         candied pecans
feta                               craisins

1 cup oil                        2 Tbls dried basil
1/2 cup white vinegar     2 tsp garlic pepper
½ cup sugar                  pinch of salt
(Ashlee Millar)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Caramel Corn

(This is not a sticky caramel corn. I think it is sooooo good!)

7-8 cups popped corn              3 Tbs corn syrup
¾ cup packed brown sugar      ¼ tsp baking soda
6 Tbs butter                             ¼ tsp vanilla

Remove all unpopped kernals from the popped corn. Put popped corn into a long cookie sheet or roasting pan. In a medium saucepan mix brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup.  Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils.  Continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, without stirring, for 5 minutes more.  Remove pan from heat.  Stir in baking soda and vanilla.  Pour mixture over popcorn; stir gently to coat.  Bake at 300° for 15 minutes.  Stir mixture; bake 5 minutes more. Spread caramel corn on a large sheet of wax paper to cool. Yummy!
(Joy Willbur)