If the current cold snap has you in the mood to immerse yourself in a cinnamon and white chocolate-covered baking project, then I’ve got the perfect little number for you today. I would love to speak in depth about it, but I was taught not to talk with my mouth full. So I’ll just say (in between bites, of course) that this popcorn is a hit wherever it goes (slumber parties, bake sales, or your family room), it makes a perfect hostess gift, and it would be a terrific addition to any Thanksgiving dessert buffet.
Okay everyone, here it is: by popular demand from the various people I’ve served these to over the past two weeks, here is The Appetizer Recipe of the Year (or, the Holiday Season at the very least). I’ve made these little bites FOUR TIMES in the past two weeks, most recently for a paddle tennis party I attended last night where the ladies pronounced them to absolutely be blogworthy. Manly man and girlie girl friendly, they are simple to make, easy on your wallet, and just really, really good. : )
I’ll be honest – I think calling these little appetizers “pizzas” is weird. But I wasn’t feeling clever enough to rename them, so we’re going with them named as is. Whatever you decide to label them, give them a shot. I served them to a small crowd of recipe testing guinea pigs (aka, hungry friends) on Saturday night and they all pronounced them ‘blogworthy’, so that’s all that really matters. (You might think that hungry people would put their stamp on just about any old dish, but that would be wrong. They took their taste testing seriously, were brutally honest and even sent one “un-blogworthy” appetizer back to the drawing board for re-working.)
Oh my heavenly stars…can you even believe I made these with my own two hands (and my KitchenAid mixer)? I don’t mean to blow my own horn but aren’t they puuurty? Why, they might just be the purtiest dang thing I ever did create. And you, my friends can make them too. Don’t say you can’t — yes, you can. Because one: they’re totally easy, and two: can’t is not your middle name.
If you’ve been around the blog for a while you will recognize this recipe — I posted it for the first time a year ago this week. I’m putting it out here once again because it got rave reviews from sooooo many people (I’m talking like, at least five or so, maybe more). I know I’ve got a hit on my hands when people are emailing, or Facebooking, or telling me in person by shouting out the car window in the pickup queue at school how much they like a recipe. And I’d be lying through my teeth if I said I didn’t downright live for those sorts of moments.
The title of this post could have easily been “Toffee Crunch for Ding-a-Lings”, “White Trash Toffee”, “Trailer Trash Toffee”, or “Dump-it-in-the-Trash-Before-I-Eat-Anymore Toffee”. Take your pick. Just take some, please!
Nothing brightens up the holiday season more than flowers. Check out our floral department page to see some example floral arrangements that are perfect for your holiday festivities. Contact your nearest Sendik’s Food Market location to order your centerpiece and other holiday arrangements today!
Nothing brightens up the dinner table more than flowers. Check out our floral department page to see some example floral arrangements that are perfect for your Thanksgiving festivities. Contact your nearest Sendik’s Food Market location to order your centerpiece and other holiday arrangements today!
So, I know all ten of you are hanging around just dying to know what in the heck your favorite frugal blogger is whipping up for Christmas dinner this year (you were wondering…weren’t you?). Well, all this shopping and merry-making has taken a toll on a frugal gal’s pocketbook. But I haven’t any plans to resort to peanut butter sandwiches or canned meat – although, who knows – Spam might come into play in January.
Here’s a holiday confession.
I’m no good at gardening of any sort. No lie. The flower pots at our entryway and on our patio are consistently a pathetic disgrace from year to year – spring, summer, fall and naturally, winter too. I’m tired of being a hack in the gardening department, you must believe me. But the sad truth is, and it pains me to say this but… I have absolutely no interest in gardening! Zero, zip, NADA!