Monday, September 30, 2019

Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks/ #FlavorsofFall

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This week I am participating in a fun group celebrating fall and all the fun and tasty foods that come along with it! If you are like me, then you really love all the foods that celebrate this colorful season and you will love all the recipes coming over the next week from myself and some blogger friends! Millican Pecan Co. is one of our tasty sponsors this week, along with Door County Coffee! As you scroll down you will find an exciting giveaway featuring products from each of our sponsors! Don't forget to enter, and GOOD LUCK!

Today I am sharing my Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks! They are a fun shortbread cookie full of pecan pieces from Millican Pecan Co. and they are topped off with a bit of caramel drizzle! I think they look and taste like fall, and I know they will be a hit in your house!

Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks 
(makes 1 dozen cookie sticks) 
(printable recipe at end of page)

1 cup Butter
3/4 cup Sugar
2 cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1-1 1/2cups Pecan Pieces
15 Caramel Squares

 In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter on medium speed, for 30 seconds. Add the sugar. Mix on medium speed until incorporated. In a separate bowl, stir the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mix to the butter mix. Mix together to form your dough.
Take the pecan pieces and distribute them into the molds of the pan.
 Although this pan has a design on it, it will make no difference in the outcome of these cookies because the pecans are on the bottom. Take approx. 1 tablespoon of dough and push it into the mold of the pan. You might need a little bit more. Cover the pecans like above. 
Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
 As they brown and cook, watch them closely as it doesn't take very long. Remove from oven to cool. Once cool, take them out with any object that won't scratch your pan. I used a plastic fork. It was gentle on the cookie edge, and didn't scratch. Let the cookies cool.
 After the cookies are cooled, melt the caramel. Place the cookies on wax paper. Drizzle the caramel over the cookies.
This is a really easy recipe that highlights the deliciousness of the pecans and adds a bit of sweetness from the caramel. Plus, I think it looks and tastes like fall!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for dropping by! Scroll down to see what all my blogging friends made for today's kickoff to our #FlavorsofFall celebration! (and don't forget to enter the giveaway!)


Welcome to Flavors of Fall where we celebrate all things associated with fall like squash, apples, pecans, sweaters, football; you get the idea!  Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures have gathered 24 bloggers who have over 100 recipes they’re sharing this week in celebration of cool weather and sweatshirts.  We hope you find many must make recipes so get your pinning, tweeting, and sharing fingers ready!

Here’s what we made for Monday:

Breakfast
Cinnamon Glazed Donut French Toast by Daily Dish Recipes
Cranberry Pecan Coffee Cake by Family Around the Table
Ginger Pear Muffins by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Waffles by Tip Garden
Spiced Coffee Toffee Bread by Cheese Curd In Paradise

Savory
Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apples by Simple and Savory
Door County Maple Coffee-Crusted Steak by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fig and Brie Grilled Cheese by The Redhead Baker
Java Beef Flatbread Pizza by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Pecan Crusted Chicken Cutlets with Pears by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Tuna Pot Pie by Palatable Pastime
Vegan Chili by Red Cottage Chronicles

Dessert
Apple Cheesecake Streusel Bars by Love and Confections
Caramel Apple Cookie Cups by Sweet Beginnings
Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks by The Freshman Cook
Chocolate Cappuccino Biscotti with Pecans by Blogghetti
Cinnamon Maple Pecan Cookies by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Coffee Granita by Karen's Kitchen Stories
Irish Apple Cake by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pecan Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by Crumb Top Baking
Pecan Pie Bars by Books n' Cooks
Pumpkin Bundts with Brown Butter Glaze and Candied Pecans by Our Good Life
Vegan Coffee Layer Cake by The Baking Fairy

Make sure you like Fall Flavors on Facebook and follow the Fall Flavors on Pinterest, too!

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Prize 2 - Millican Pecan Tower of Treats Gift Tins

Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800's, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is a 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.


  Two (2) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners have 24 hours to respond once notified by email, or they forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. The #FallFlavors bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members living in the household cannot enter or win the giveaway. Entries will be verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #FallFlavors posts or entry. Thank you to our sponsors Millican Pecan and Door County Coffee and Tea for providing prizes.


Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks

Yield: 1 dozen
Author:

ingredients:

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1-1 1/2cups Pecan Pieces
  • 15 Caramel Squares

instructions:

How to cook Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter on medium speed, for 30 seconds. Add the sugar. Mix on medium speed until incorporated. In a separate bowl, stir the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mix to the butter mix. Mix together to form your dough.
  2. Take the pecan pieces and distribute them into the molds of the pan.
  3. Although this pan has a design on it, it will make no difference in the outcome of these cookies because the pecans are on the bottom. Take approx. 1 tablespoon of dough and push it into the mold of the pan. You might need a little bit more. Cover the pecans like above. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
  4. As they brown and cook, watch them closely as it doesn't take very long. Remove from oven to cool. Once cool, take them out with any object that won't scratch your pan. I used a plastic fork. It was gentle on the cookie edge, and didn't scratch. Let the cookies cool.
  5. After the cookies are cooled, melt the caramel. Place the cookies on wax paper. Drizzle the caramel over the cookies.
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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Wings / #OurFamilyTable

Is there a sweet coolness in the air at your house yet? Not here either! It looks like we have another week of heat, and then some nice autumn weather is dropping by, and I hope it is here for the season! But I decided I am ready for some fall flavors now, so I made these Cranberry Pecan Chicken Wings for today, as we are celebrating Game Day Wings!
These wings are so easy to make, and they taste great right from the oven, or cold from the fridge. I also made a little cranberry dipping sauce to accompany the wings. I hope you enjoy them!

 Cranberry Pecan Chicken Wings
(makes 1 dozen wings)
(printable recipe at end of page)

1 14 ounce can Jellied Cranberry Sauce
12 raw Chicken Wings
2 ounces Sour Cream
2 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 cup chopped pecan pieces

Open can of cranberry sauce. Split the can into 3 large separate bowls placing 7 ounces in 1 bowl, and 3 1/2 ounces each in the other 2 bowls. Use a spatula or spoon to mix the cranberry sauce in each bowl until it is smooth. Set the bowls aside.

Wash the chicken wings, and then place them on a baking sheet. I used parchment paper under the wings, but it is not necessary. It just makes the baking sheet easier to clean. Using a pastry brush, brush each wing with the cranberry sauce. Use the cranberry sauce from one of the 3 1/2 ounce bowls. Make note of which bowl you are using to brush on the sauce to raw meat to avoid cross contamination.
When you are done, do it again. Place wings in oven and bake  at 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes. Open the oven and brush the wings again, if you would like, while they are baking.
In the bowl with the 7 ounces of cranberry sauce, add the cream cheese and sour cream. Stir in pumpkin pie spice and refrigerate.
Once wings are done, toss wings into the remaining bowl of sauce. Mix. 
Chop the pecans into small pieces.
Roll the chicken wings in the nuts.

Serve with a small dish of the cranberry pumpkin pie spice mix.  Enjoy!


Thank you fro stopping by today and celebrating Game Day Wings with us! Here are more yummy Chicken Wing recipes from my blogging friends. Check them out! 




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Cranberry Pecan Chicken Wings

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ingredients:

  • 1 14 ounce can Jellied Cranberry Sauce
  • 12 raw Chicken Wings
  • 2 ounces Sour Cream
  • 2 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 cup chopped pecan pieces

instructions:

How to cook Cranberry Pecan Chicken Wings

  1. Open can of cranberry sauce. Split the can into 3 large separate bowls placing 7 ounces in 1 bowl, and 3 1/2 ounces in the other 2 bowls. Use a spatula or spoon to mix the cranberry sauce in each bowl until it is smooth. Set the bowls aside.
  2. Wash the chicken wings, and then place them on a baking sheet. I used parchment paper under the wings, but it is not necessary. It just makes the baking sheet easier to clean. Using a pastry brush, brush each wing with the cranberry sauce. Use the cranberry sauce from one of the 3 1/2 ounce bowl. Make note of which bowl you are using to brush on the sauce to raw meat to avoid cross contamination.
  3. When you are done, do it again. Place wings in oven and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes.  Open the oven and brush the wings again, if you would like, while they are baking.
  4. In the bowl with the 7 ounces of the cranberry sauce, add the cream cheese and sour cream. Stir in pumpkin pie spice and refrigerate.
  5. Once wings are done, toss the wings into the remaining bowl of 3 1/2 ounce of sauce. Mix.
  6. Chop the pecans into small pieces.
  7. Roll the chicken wings in the nuts.
  8. Serve with a small dish of the cranberry pumpkin pie spice mix.
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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Caramel Apple Quick Bread / #OurFamilyTable

Today I am talking about quick breads! Quick Breads have been a part of my life since I can remember. My mother was not the type of cook with the patience to wait for bread to rise, so quick breads were a staple on our dinner table. I have always loved them, so I was excited to join in this celebration! 
I made a Caramel Apple Quick Bread to celebrate fall! Here in North Carolina we are enjoying a little taste of cooler weather, and although I know it will not last, it is definitely worth celebrating and enjoying it! So Happy Fall!
I used a basic quick bread recipe and then added some additional ingredients to create today's recipe. I hope you love it as much as I do! 
Caramel Apple Quick Bread 
Makes 1 loaf
printable recipe at end of page
2 1/4 cup all purpose Flour
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 cup Buttermilk
3 large Eggs
6 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
3/4 cup of granulated White Sugar
3/4 cup light Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

APPLES
2 Gala Apples
1 teaspoon all purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Roasted Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Caramel Bits
5 Caramel Squares 


Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Mix together the eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugars and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix well.
Grab another bowl and chop up the apples into small pieces, like shown above. Add the flour, roasted cinnamon and lemon juice. Mix together, coating the apples.
Add the bowl of apples into the bread mix. Stir with a spoon or spatula. Add the caramels bits to the bowl and stir.
Grease and flour a loaf pan. Pour bread batter into the pan. Add additional caramel bits. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-80 minutes.
Place 5 pieces of caramel squares across the top of the bread while it is still hot. Drag a knife or rubber spatula around the pan to loosen the sides.

As soon as the bread is taken from the oven, place foil over the bread pan, tented at the top, so the caramels don't get stuck to the foil. Let cool.
 Remove the bread from the pan. 
Enjoy the bread warm or cooled. Be aware that the bread might be wet in some areas because of the apples.
Thank you for joining me today! As always, if you have any questions please send me an email.
 I am part of a group of bloggers today, who are all celebrating Quick Breads! 

For more amazing, fun and delicious recipes, check out what my fellow bloggers made today!:


Easy Quick Bread Recipes


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Caramel Apple Quick Bread

Yield: 8-10
Author:

ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 6 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 cup of granulated White Sugar
  • 3/4 cup light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
Apples
  • 2 Gala Apples
  • 1 teaspoon all purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Roasted Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Caramel Bits
  • 5 Caramel Squares

instructions:

How to cook Caramel Apple Quick Bread

  1. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix together the eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugars and vanilla.
  3. Add the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix well.
  4. Grab another bowl and chop up the apples into small pieces, like shown above. Add the flour, roasted cinnamon and lemon juice. Mix together, coating the apples.
  5. Add the bowl of apples into the bread mix. Stir with a spoon or spatula. Add the caramels bits to the bowl and stir.
  6. Grease and flour a loaf pan. Pour bread batter into the pan. Add additional caramel bits. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-80 minutes.
  7. Place 5 pieces of caramel squares across the top of the bread while it is still hot. Drag a knife or rubber spatula around the pan to loosen the sides.
  8. As soon as the bread is taken from the oven, place foil over the bread pan, tented at the top, so the caramels don't get stuck to the foil. Let cool.
  9. Remove the bread from the pan.
  10. Enjoy the bread warm or cooled. Be aware that the bread might be wet in some areas because of the apples.
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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Cubano Dip / #Tailgate Party















It is time to celebrate Americas favorite game~FOOTBALL! Today I have joined a fun group of bloggers in sharing some favorite Tailgate Recipes, and I am so happy that you stopped by! We also have a fun giveaway going on. The prize is a Thermopop       Thermometer!!! This is a new product to me, and once you hear about it, you are going to want to enter the giveaway at the end of the page! You can see the thermometer at work while I made this Cubano Dip that I am sharing today! 

Cubano Dip tastes just like a Cuban Sandwich. I used all the same ingredients that the sandwich uses, and I picked up some Cuban Crackers as a way to scoop up the dip. So yummy! This dip is easy to transport for tailgating. I made the dip on the stove , and when it was done, I poured it into a small crock pot to be used for serving at the party. The crock pot keeps the dip hot, making it taste great!
This party has lots of fun and tasty recipes at the bottom of the page, so check them out and find more tasty tailgating party food!
Cubano Dip
Serves 10-12 people
(printable recipe at end of page)

 Pork w/ Mojo Sauce
 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 
1 tablespoon orange zest 
3/4 cup fresh orange juice 
1/2 cup fresh lime juice 
1 cup cilantro, finely chopped 
1/4 cup lightly packed mint leaves, finely chopped 
8 garlic cloves, minced 
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin 
Kosher salt and pepper 
3 and 1/2 pounds boneless Pork Loin

Dip Recipe
4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
8 ounces Swiss Cheese, shredded
1/3 cup Sour Cream
1/3 cup Mayonnaise
2 tablespoon Mustard
4 ounces Deli Ham
2 tablespoons Milk 
10-12 Dill Pickle Spears 
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder 
1 pound Pork Loin, shredded
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Salt
Cuban Crackers



 In a food processor, add together the orange juice, cilantro and mint leaves. Pulse until the mix is finely chopped. Add the contents of the food processor into a plastic bag. Then add the minced garlic, lime juice, oregano, oil, cumin, salt and pepper together in a plastic ziplock bag. Add the pork loin to the bag. Place the bag into a baking dish and refrigerate overnight. 
Place roast in 425 degree oven for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees until the roast reaches 160 degrees, about 1 hr, 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow the roast to rest for 10-15 minutes before shredding part of it for the dip.
I shredded 1 pound of the pork loin for the dip. I used the rest for sandwiches. 
Start putting the dip ingredients together in a medium size pan on the stove. Melt the cream cheese in the pan on low heat. Add the sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard and ham. Mix each ingredient into the pan contents before adding the next ingredient.
Add the milk, pickles, garlic powder, onion powder, shredded pork, black pepper and salt.
Pour the dip into a small crock pot, or some other pot for serving. I temped both the pork loin and the dip with my ThermoPop thermometer! It is very awesome and so easy to use. 
 This is one reason the ThermoPop is so great! The temperature reading can be seen from any direction. For instance. I set mine sideways so I could see when it reached my desired temperature. I wanted to wash dishes, and keep an eye on the temperature. With being able to change the direction of the reading, all I had to do was turn my head to the right, and I got the quick look I was looking for! Such a great idea!
 Top the dip with some additional chopped pickles. Serve with cuban crackers. Enjoy!


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Cubano Dip

Yield: 15-20
Author:

ingredients:

Pork w/ Mojo Sauce
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 3 and 1/2 pounds boneless Pork Loin
Cubano Dip
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces Swiss Cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon Mustard
  • 4 ounces Deli Ham
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 10-12 Dill Pickle Spears
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 pound Pork Loin, shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Cuban Crackers

instructions:

How to cook Cubano Dip

  1. 1. In a food processor, add together the orange juice, cilantro and mint leaves. Pulse until the mix is finely chopped. Add the contents of the food processor into a plastic bag. Then add the minced garlic, lime juice, oregano, oil, cumin, salt and pepper together in a plastic ziplock bag. Add the pork loin to the bag. Place the bag into a baking dish and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Place roast in 425 degree oven for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees until the roast reaches 160 degrees, about 1 hr, 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow the roast to rest for 10-15 minutes before shredding part of it for the dip.
  3. 2. I shredded 1 pound of the pork loin for the dip. I used the rest for sandwiches.
  4. 3. Start putting the dip ingredients together in a medium size pan on the stove. Melt the cream cheese in the pan on low heat. Add the sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard and ham. Mix each ingredient into the pan contents before adding the next ingredient.
  5. 4. Add the milk, pickles, garlic powder, onion powder, shredded pork, black pepper and salt.
  6. 5. Pour the dip into a small crock pot, or some other pot for serving.
  7. 6. Top the dip with some additional chopped pickles. Serve with cuban crackers. Enjoy!
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