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Warm Apple Salad

All through the year, we’ve been eating salads a lot. I’m always trying to find new ingredients, or new ways to use common ingredients to try to make my salads a little bit more interesting.  I saw a photo of a salad, and on the caption it read “warm apple salad”.  I didn’t even read the recipe, and I can’t remember where I saw it, probably on Pinterest. But I was inspired to try my own version, putting together a few ingredients.  I’ve already made it several times after that. A simple grilled apple and some nuts give so much flavor to mixed greens.  I whipped up a vinaigrette with a little mustard and honey, which I think is the perfect pairing for apples and almonds in a salad. This is not only pumpkin season, but apple season as well… so take advantage, you won’t regret it, I promise… and you’ll make it in a flash.

Helga

Warm Apple Salad

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Coconut Banana Pancakes

I only make pancakes on the weekends… when else do you have the time?!  I always use my trusty homemade pancake recipe which I sometimes vary by adding blueberries, chopped strawberries or bananas.  Mariano’s favorite are Banana Pancakes, and it had been a while since I made him some, only this time I added shredded coconut to the mix. Don’t you think bananas and coconut are a perfect combo?   I would definitely suggest that you do not skip browning the coconut before adding it to your batter.  This intensifies the nutty flavor of the coconut, and makes your kitchen smell great.

I used regular maple honey to go with these, but I bet they would rise to another level if you try our orange maple syrup recipe.  Find the recipe below. (The recipe serves 1… it was for me!  But you can easily multiply it to serve more people)

Enjoy!

Helga

Coconut Banana Pancakes

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Roasted Red Grapefruit with Honey and Yogurt

Roasted citric fruits is a novel concept for me. I’ve been looking around and there are quite a few recipes in which you can try this.  For example, chicken with roasted limes, it’s said that the flavor of the limes rises to whole new levels and I am eager to try some.

I wanted to choose a simple recipe for roasted citrus fruit so I could really get a taste of it, so when I was at the grocery store and eyed these red grapefruits, I knew it was just the thing to try this method with.  It is perfect to serve for a fancy brunch, or as a light dessert following a heavy meal.  You could serve it with vanilla ice cream, instead of yogurt and try the recipe out with regular oranges or blood oranges.

Oh wait, I didn’t tell you what they taste like!  Of course, the added sugar makes these sweet and because we’re putting them under the broiler, the natural sugar in the fruit also caramelizes. You get a tender texture, with sweet-caramelized-citrus flavor.  The added yogurt and honey are a must have when you try this.  The combination is delicious.

Helga

Roasted Red Grapefruit with Honey and Yogurt

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Honey Spritz Cookies

I really wasn’t planning on baking spritz cookies this year. I’ve made them several times already, and they aren’t exactly the most flavorful cookie around.  A big plus for spritz cookies is that you get a ton of them from one recipe, which is handy if you’ve got plenty of cookie eaters around, and they are pretty which makes them a good choice for gift baskets.

I got Food Network’s December issue last month, and found this recipe. Honey Spritz Cookies sounded good to me,  they were definitely going to taste better than the regular kind, I thought.  I was right.  The added honey makes them bake to a deeper caramel color than you would get from the regular kind, and you do taste and smell the honey in there.  These would probably taste even better if you drizzle melted semi-sweet chocolate on top… if you have the time.  I opted for a sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon.

Helga

Honey Spritz Cookies

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