It’s a friend’s birthday today and when I asked what type of cake / cupcake I should make as a present, it was suggested something oreo themed, as he really like Oreos. I guess that just goes to show that even if you are 50 years old, you can still be a kid at heart.
I know that a lot of people associated roasted nuts more as a winter thing, but I had an urge to make some, and figured they go just as well with a couple of beers on the back porch as they do at Christmas time. These are smokey and sweet, and not too spicy. Just enough to keep you thirsty — and grabbing a few more — but not overly hot, salty or sweet to any extreme. Try ‘am, you’ll like ’em.
PS: you can use any combination of nuts that you like. I particularly like this combo and ratio, but whatever floats your boat.
So, earlier today, this was my excuse to have chocolate for breakfast: Cherry Chocolate Hand Pies. Nom nom nom. Would be equally as good for dessert (with ice cream!), a snack or with your afternoon coffee break.
Thought I would try something different for once. Savory cookies. Yeah, ok, most people would call savory cookies crackers, but seeing this is actually modified from one of my sweet shortbread recipes, I am sticking with cookies. And I guess they aren’t all savory — there are cranberries in there and a bit of sugar. But definitely more the Wine-and-cheese idea than coffee and sweets.