Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Fun Candy Corn Facts
- More than 35 million pounds of candy corn is produced every year. That equates to 9 billion pieces, which is enough to circle the moon nearly 4 times if they were laid end-to-end.
- Halloween accounts for 75% of annual candy corn production.
- A cup of candy corn has less calories than a cup of raisins.
- Candy corn was first invented by George Renninger and produced by the Wunderlee Candy Company in the 1880's.
- Candy corn comes up for other holidays other than Halloween. There is reindeer corn for Christmas (red, green, and white). Indian Corn ( chocolate and vanilla). For Valentine's Day there is Cupid corn ( red, pink, and white). And for Easter there is Bunny Corn ( which is pastel colors).
I got this fun information from Candy Corn Wonderland.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Even though this lentil soup I made is not the same as my childhood, it is still pretty good. Everyone at my house loved it so much that there was not even a drop left in the pan, as a matter of fact there want even a single lentil left in the pot. I got this recipe of the back of the bag of Market Pantry Lentils from Target and I made a few changes to accommodate our taste. So I will provide the revised recipe below. I crinkled cut the vegetables for presentation purposes, but you don't have to do the same if you don't choose to. Well I hope you enjoy this tasty soup. Enjoy :)
3 cans chicken broth
3 cups water
1 cup lentils
3 medium carrots, diced
5 red potatoes, cubed
1 can diced tomatoes
3 tablespoons Herbs De Provence, or Italian Seasoning
1 kielbasa sliced
Slice the kielbasa and place in a 10-inch skillet. Saute until they are a little browned; set aside. Add everything, besides the kielbasa into a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a medium-low heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Add the kielbasa and cook for another 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
1 cup marshmallow cream
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Just about every day there is a National Food Holiday that one could celebrate. Therefore, I decided that it would be fun if I select some of these food holidays and create a recipe to go with it on my blog. I am not going to do all of them though because some of the holidays celebrate food that I don't like, and that would just be too much work. Sometimes i may even provide some fun facts that are related to the food of the day, but that all depends on how much time I have.
Anyways, let me begin with today's food holiday, there is actually more than one today, but I am going to celebrate National Homemade Cookies Day. To celebrate this day I made White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter Cookies. And let me just say these cookies are wonderful. As I was shopping with my mom the other day I saw some peanut butter that caught my eye. It is put out by a company called Peanut Butter & Co and the it was called White Chocolate Wonderful; it is a peanut butter with flecks of white chocolate throughout it. When I got home I tried some and decided that I must make peanut butter cookies with this. They came out so good and they are also a great way to celebrate National Homemade Cookie Day.
White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks butter)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter (or regular peanut butter )
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package White Chocolate Chips
Preheat the oven to 375*F. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside. Beat the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter in a mixer until creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture a little bit at a time. Add in the white chocolate chips, Drop by rounded teaspoon on to a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Here is an image of the cookies with the wonderful peanut butter.