Sunday, March 18, 2012

Black Walnut Brittle

If you don't like black walnuts, you can substitute your favorite nut in this recipe.  Make an extra batch for a friend!


½ cup sugar and
½ cup water in saucepan and boil quickly until syrup is a golden brown.

Remove from heat, add
⅔ cup chopped nut meats and turn into lightly greased pan.

Cool and pound until broken into very small pieces

Monday, March 5, 2012

Starting a pet specialty store

Content by Sol Rosales

I have a slight obsession with animals. I always have since I was a kid but now that I am an adult it has grown to a love of dogs more specifically. I decided a few years back after working for corporate America for twenty years that I needed to get out and do something different. It is draining working in the same office building for your whole career. I decided that a specialty dog boutique was the way to go for me. In my community people treat their dogs as if they were small children so I think no one will bat an eyelash at my gourmet organic dog treats that cost more than a Starbucks coffee. One thing that I knew I needed to get in place as soon as I got the store location was the internet connection. I knew I would need that to run all aspects of my business from credit transactions to social media and networking. I found through a friend and had them come out right away to get started.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

In like a lion?

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March has roared in like a lion this year.  Well, at least I hope it’s a lion.  The old saying goes ‘ in like a lion and out like a lamb ‘ meaning we should have calm weather the last few days of March.  Mom always said you had to wait until the end of March to know for sure whether it came in like a lamb or not.  What we think of as bad can always be worse.  But, it’s hard to realize that when you’re in the middle of the storm.  Here’s hoping for bright days ahead.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes.  One of my favorite methods of cooking them is to cut them in cubes, sprinkle with sea salt & coarse black pepper, then toss in some olive oil and broil until crisp.  It’s a salty, sweet snack or perfect side dish. 
I ran across this recipe in an old cookbook and thought you would enjoy it.
Pare, and cut in halves. Have in a skillet some hot fryings, in which place potatoes; pour in about one-half pint of water; season with salt and pepper. Cook until tender. Remove the cover, and let brown; take out in dish; throw a spoonful of sugar into skillet, with a little flour and water; let boil up once or twice, and pour over the potatoes.