Category: Holidays

  • Homemade English Toffee

    Homemade English Toffee

    What I Used: 2 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup light karo syrup 1 lb unsalted butter 12 oz chocolate chips These pictures were taken while completing a double batch of the above recipe. (1)  Butter wax paper and set aside. (2)  Place sugar, karo syrup, and butter in a large saucepan. (3)  On medium-high heat, […]

  • Toasted Pecan Pie

    Toasted Pecan Pie

    What I Used: 1 nine inch partially pre-baked pie crust 1 cup reg brown sugar 1 cup light Karo corn syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp salt 4 eggs 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 2 cups pecans + perfect halves for top Mise-en-Place: Lightly beat eggs. Toast pecans on a baking sheet at 400 […]

  • Pumpkin Pie with Painted Leaves

    Pumpkin Pie with Painted Leaves

    After years of trying to make fresh pumpkin puree work in a pie (always seems to taste “squash”-y), I am resigned to the fact that the canned pumpkin pie filling fits the gastronomical tastes of my family and myself best! That being said, I love making this pie “my own,” and here’s how! What I […]

  • Aunt Sarah’s Green Beans

    Aunt Sarah’s Green Beans

    These green beans are absolutely delicious!  They can be served immediately or prepared ahead of time (follow steps 1-3 and store for 1-2 days before finishing). What I Used: 1.5 lbs fresh green beans 5 strips thick-cut bacon Garlic salt to taste 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar 4 Tbsp butter Mise en place Wash green […]

  • Nana’s Mashed Potatoes

    Nana’s Mashed Potatoes

    What I Used: 8 small Idaho potatoes 4 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 cup half-half 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper Green onion for garnish (1) Wash, peel potatoes. (2) Quarter potatoes, place in large pot. (3) Barely cover with water, cover, bring to a boil on high heat, turn down to medium heat […]