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Simple Snacks

The holidays are coming and we’re all busy. You’ve been invited to join your friends or family for a quiet afternoon, and you’re looking for something quick and simple to take and share!

 

Until next time – have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

Easy Winter Chili in a Jar

Over the next couple of weeks I am going to showcase some easy, yet tasty jar recipes to give as gifts or to put in the cupboard for a long day of work and school activities!

When giving as a gift, just copy the recipe on a recipe card, or pretty paper and attach to the jar with pretty ribbon.

 


 

Easy Winter Chili In A Jar (makes 1 soup mix jar – 1 jar makes 8-10 servings of soup)

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup brown or green lentils
  • 2/3 cup yellow split peas
  • 2/3 cup green split peas
  • 1 cup Barley
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 10 cups water

Preparation

1. In a quart-sized mason jar, layer 1/2 of the lentils, 1/2 of the yellow split peas, 1/2 of the green split peas, the barley, 1/2 of the green split peas, 1/2 of the yellow split peas, 1/2 of the lentils. Top with the spices and bouillon cubes.

2. To make the soup: combine contents of jar with the tomatoes and water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 1 – 1-1/2 hours, until the lentils and barley are soft.

 

Until next time! And don’t forget to share your favorites with us! We love to share!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Chocolate Martini’s

Send dad and the kids to pick out the Christmas tree while you invite the girls over for a little chocolate, drinks, and chick flicks. What better way to enjoy than with chocolate martini’s – mmmmm

 

 

Enjoy!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Homemade Creamy Nutella Liqueur

Homemade Creamy Nutella Liqueur an easy delicious hazelnut cream liqueur. Cold or on the rocks is the perfect holiday drink or dessert.

 

This looks so yummy – perfect for a small gathering at the holidays.

 

 

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 726kcal
Author: Rosemary

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 1/3 cups milk ( I used 2 %)
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon whole / whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vodka
Instructions
  • In a medium pot on low heat add Nutella, milk, cream and sugar, stir with a wooden spoon, as soon as the mix starts to boil remove from heat and let cool completely, stirring occasionally.
  • Then add the vodka and stir to combine.
  • Pour into bottles and refrigerate 2-3 days before serving.  Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 726kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 15.8% | Vitamin C: 0.3% | Calcium: 20.2% | Iron: 18.3%

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

Easy Brunch Ideas

With everything going on these days, it is always to nice to have some simple, quick and delicious brunch ideas!

I love to make casserole type of dishes that are simple and a one pan cleanup.

 

Please share your favorite brunch recipes with us!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Drying Herbs

Happy Wednesday – A few days ago we share an idea on how to grow herbs in your kitchen, today we are showing you how to dry those herbs you’re growing! and don’t forget you can always use them fresh!

 

Air dry –

Drying in the sun or outdoors. Cut the herbs when the dew has dried off them. Tie into a bundle with a rubber band. Keep the leaves and flowers facing downward. Hang somewhere on the porch or off a hanger in a spot that gets full sun. Dry outdoors inside a paper bag. Remove when dried.

 

Oven-dry –

Place herb leaves or seeds on a cookie sheet, 1 inch deep or less. Put herbs in an open oven on low heat – less than 180 degrees F – for 2-4 hours. To see if the herbs are dry, check to see if they leaves crumble easily.

 

Have an awesome day! More soon!

Nancie & Winston

 

 

Cast Iron Skillet Care and Recipes

Cast Iron Skillets have been a staple in kitchens for many years. I absolutely love mine! You can cook hamburgers, hash browns, desserts and more with cast iron skillets.

I have collected a few smaller ones to take camping with me. They are great to cook on the campfire with.

You take care of your cast iron and keep them seasoned, they will last for years!

We have many sizes of cast iron skillets, corn bread pans, muffin tins, and more in the store.

Below is info on how to care for your cast iron skillets. Save this and refer back as often as needed.

 

Skillet Spinach Artichoke Dip – Click on the pic for the complete recipe. Can you imagine this cooked on the campfire with a bag of chips. This is on my list for my next camping trip!

This one is going on my next camping trip list also!!

This quick and easy pizza skillet is like an amazing pan pizza baked and served in your favorite cast iron skillet.

Ingredients

Produce

  • 1/2 tsp Oregano, fresh

Condiments

  • 1/4 cup Tomato sauce

Baking & Spices

  • 1 Desired toppings
  • 12 oz Pizza dough, fresh

Oils & Vinegars

  • 3 tbsp Olive oil, extra-virgin

Dairy

  • 4 oz Mozzarella, fresh

 

This one might have to go onto my camping recipe list also! What a great weekend snack while moving watching

 

 

Let me know how you like these receipes!! And don’t forget to share your favorite with us!!

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Sweet & Salty White Chocolate Popcorn

Who doesn’t love sweet and salty? ohhh my is this yummy!

 

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Don’t forget to share!  🙂

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds

 

I have always been a fan of almonds – it was one of the crops that my grandparents grew, and we always had fresh almonds every year!!

Now this recipe has two more of my favorites – chocolate & sea salt. What a yummy combination!!

These would be great to give as gifts!

 

Click on photo to be taken to the recipe.

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Have a awesome day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Who’s ready for a little Pumpkin Spice Latte? Let’s try Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

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Ingredients

  • SYRUP
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • LATTE
  • 8 oz Milk
  • 4 oz Strong Coffee or Espresso
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice

Instructions

  • Simmer water and sugar in a pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves.
  • Add spices and the pumpkin and continue to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and strain through cheesecloth or strainer.
  • Allow the syrup to cool, then refrigerate in an air tight container.
  • Heat milk in microwave for 1 minute.
  • Froth with blender or whisk.
  • Put syrup in bottom of cup and top with coffee and frothed milk.
  • Top with whipped cream and a dusting of pumpkin pie spice.

 

 

Enjoy your weekend!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston