Friday, December 13, 2013
I love all the Holiday candies that only come out this time of year. To me, the best would have to be the candy cane. Everything about it symbolizes what we love most during the Holidays. The striped red and white colors. The peppermint taste. The hard candy texture. This is what it's all about.
My little family has adopted a tradition every Holiday season of stopping by the local candy store to watch them make these sweet treats by hand. We gaze in amazement as the candy shop owner boils, melts, flavors, pulls, twists, and rolls the sweet concoction until you've got the perfectly hooked, sweet tasting candy canes that we all love.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Hello my darlings! I've made you a little gift. I, Chef Tess, am here with another Meal in a Jar post. It is not just any old post. Do I ever do a regular post? Nope. This one however, is epic. It's one that I get thousands of requests for from all over the country. It is the one idea and post, aside from the grand epiphany of pioneering the self-contained whole "meals in a jar concept", that I think has been a long time coming. It is the "Simplified How-to-Guide."
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Most people come here looking for their next great recipe to try, not nutritional advice or new ways to use the ingredients in your kitchen cabinets. Today however I am going to tell you about the health benefits of Coconut Oil and some ways you can use Coconut Oil that you may never have even thought of before.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
Need a neighbor gift idea this season? Want your house to smell delicious? Want to snack on something tasty? My answer to all questions is this: Cinnamon Nuts! I first had these a few years ago but stumbled across a recipe the other day and I knew I had to make them. Especially when I saw how easy they'd be to make, and no special equipment required!
Friday, December 6, 2013
What's your favorite Christmas breakfast dish? For me, Christmas morning just isn't the same without an amazing breakfast meal. I can still remember the sweet smell of my mom's Christmas Casserole baking in the oven each Christmas morning. It just wasn't Christmas without a plate of her delicious casserole.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Don't you just love this time of year? Snow is on the ground, a winter chill is in the air, and everywhere you look there are colorful lights, decorated trees, and the sweet sound of carols in the air. The Holidays are here, and with them come all the delicious baked treats we've come to love.