Category Archives: Condiments and other Misc.

Maple Bourbon Onion Jam

Maple Bourbon Onion Jam
Over the weekend I finally got around to making homemade hamburger buns thanks to an excellent recipe from Celia. What better way to enjoy delicious homemade buns than to take the burgers up a notch.

I got to thinking and decided I wanted to finally made onion jam. I’ve had it in restaurants and enjoyed it. I knew the boys would like it, hello, they LOVE any kind of jam!! So that was my mission then, to create an onion jam for our burgers that everyone would enjoy.

It really wasn’t that difficult. While there are so many ways to make an onion jam, I tend to believe that most versions taste good. It’s a matter of personal taste and what you have in the pantry.
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Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Chocolate Syrup

I might have a small addiction to hot chocolate.  Nothing too horrific, just a nice hot mug in the morning. It’s a good source of calcium, right?  All right, the sugar isn’t exactly super healthy. That’s why I quit for a while.  The heat of the summer may have also had something to do with it.

A couple years ago I started making my own chocolate syrup.  After all if I was going to drink something daily it would be nice to know what is in it and be able to customize my drinks.  This is something incredibly easy to make.  What took me so long to do it?!
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Maple Cinnamon Vanilla Cream Cheese

Maple Cinnamon Vanilla Cream Cheese

We survived the first half week of school and now are in week two. I’m not sure who it was harder on, me or the boys. Last week Jack and Ewan were extremely cranky and tired after school which made my life miserable.

This week we are off to a better start. So far no after school meltdowns. Of course we have had some hiccups. Yesterday the boys were late getting home. Turns out their bus broke down and they had to change busses. This meant they walked in the house, put swim trunks on and grabbed a snack to eat in the car on the way to swim.
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Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Maple Butter

Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Maple Butter

It’s time for International Scone Week once again. Last year was my first time participating and I am excited to bring you another scone recipe this year. International scone week is the second week in August. The lovely Celia is one of the co-founders. This year Tandy at Lavender and Lime is hosting the annual event so please click on the link and check out all the other wonderful scone recipes being posted this week.

I had grand plans of developing a recipe for my favorite scone at Bracken Mountain Bakery but life got in the way as usual. Every time we go up to the mountains the bakery is on the must visit list, several times if the boys have it their way! They make a great chocolate banana scone which I always intend to make at home and never get around to.
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Dulce De Leche

Dulce De Leche
I feel I must begin this post with a warning: this recipe is extremely addictive, just ask my three sons!! First they enjoy a lick of the spoon after I season it a little, then they are asking to have it all the time. Frankly I’m surprised they haven’t gone hunting in the fridge for it.

Not only is it delicious, but this dulce de leche is so incredibly easy to make. How much easier can it get than opening a couple cans of sweetened condensed milk, pouring it into jars and letting the slow cooker do the work? I can’t think of much else that is easier than that! And the end result is completely sublime.
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Chocolate Cinnamon Peanut Butter

Chocolate CInnamon Peanut Butter
Long time no recipe post! This summer has been beyond insane. I am so ready for school to start up again. Swim has kept us extremely busy, more than I ever expected. Luckily my volunteering duties are nearly done. We only have the City Meet left and a banquet to plan. This week is our first week of no evening meets or practices. That’s right, all dinners at home!!
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Garlic and Basil Sea Salt

Garlic Basil Sea Salt

Mother’s Day was the final salad with lettuces from the garden. I am going through deep withdrawal! I was eating salads every day for lunch and loving it. So many ways to eat lettuce and yet too short a season. It is far too hot and humid here now for the lettuce to survive. The good news though, tomatoes are just around the corner. Continue reading