Jalapeno Poppers

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  Every big game requires yummy snacks.  These  Jalapeno poppers provide a spicy, creamy, crunchy snack that is sure to please any Super Bowl enthusiast.  Even if you are only in it for the commercials like me!

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Meyer Lemon Curd

Happy New Year!  I can hardly believe that 2012 is over already.  Time sure does fly when you’re having fun.  I am very eager to begin the new year with two very exciting things happening in December.  I receive my masters in occupational therapy anddd I get married!  Two very exciting things indeed!  My 2013 resolutions?  No stressing over school and post as many recipes as I possibly can.  Which in OT standards is not a very good goal (it should be: In order to create a food blog I have always dreamed of, I will post at least one recipe per week by using my taste buds and camera over the next 52 weeks.)  Let’s get started!

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Black Pepper Almonds

At Thanksgiving we always have a bunch of snacks out to hold my family over until the big meal.  One of these snacks is Black Pepper Almonds which provides a spicy sweet morsel.  These almonds never last long, and when making them we have to try to limit ourselves to make sure there are enough left over for Thanksgiving.

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese

It is a very rare occasion that I would choose to put anything other than cream cheese and ham on my toasted everything bagel.  But the other day while my friends and I were at Bruegger’s Bagels for lunch I saw a sign for pumpkin cream cheese and it has been on my mind ever since.  I finally had the time to put together the flavors that I imagine are in pumpkin cream cheese, and boy am I glad I did.  My regular cream cheese and ham has been put on hold until further notice.  This Pumpkin Cream Cheese also tastes amazing with apples, pretzels, graham crackers… pretty much anything you can think of!

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Spiced Applesauce

Happy First Day of Fall!!!  Today is very exciting as it is the start of all good things; sweaters, blankets, crunchy leaves, crisp air, hot cocoa, and everything apples!  I went apple picking with my fiance yesterday and came home with dozens of apples.  Macoun, empire, suncrisp, honeycrisp, and red delicious, to name a few.  I’m feeling there might be an Apple Week in the mist.

Today I decided to make a delicious Spiced Applesauce which filled my home with the smell of autumn.  It is a cinch to make and tastes incredibly better than store bought applesauce.  You can use whichever apple variety you’d like, though I think the sweeter apples work better.  Apple varieties can also be blended to make the sauce extra special.  I used two red delicious, two macouns, one empire, and one suncrisp.  This recipe can easily be doubled.

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