Yes, that’s right, immediately. Get in the kitchen, now!
Peanut Walnut Butter Cups from Domestic Fits // These were my indulgence for the week. Instead of making mini cups, I made big ones and instead of using peanut butter, I used homemade walnut butter (see below!). I also sprinkled a little fleur de sel on top. So freaking good. Chicken Seitan, Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole from Eating Well // Casseroles are the worst to photograph. The worst! But I assure you, this was super good. Omit the chicken/seitan and triple the green beans for a canned soup-free green bean casserole alternative for the holidays.
Fall Salad with Pears & Candied Almonds // New favorite lunch! I used greens from the garden and added slices of red pear and a honey ginger vinaigrette. And the candied almonds are DIY–I tossed them with Jo Snow syrup (you know, the fancy flavored syrup you put in coffee!), placed them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and baked them at 250 degrees until they were dry (about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes).
Jo Snow Syrup // I used the Fig Vanilla Black Pepper syrup for the almonds, but we’ve been enjoying Cafe de Olla and Cardamom Rose Water too. I received all three bottles from Jo Snow so I could sample them and write about them here. My husband has been loving Cafe de Olla in coffee and I’ve been using the other two to make Italian sodas. I love that Jo Snow syrups are all-natural and hand-crafted and come in crazy flavors like Hibiscus Basil Orange Blossom and Ginger Passion Fruit. If you live near a Crate & Barrel, you can pick up Jo Snow syrups there, or buy them online here.