Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sugar Crisp Peanuts

1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Water
2 Cups Shelled Raw Peanuts

Bring water and sugar to a boil to dissolve sugar.  Add Peanuts; Continue to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly to evenly coat peanuts.  Stir until syrup crystallizes and no liquid remains.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  Stir every 5 minutes to evenly roast.  Cool.

This picture is after they are cooked and poured on the cookie sheet.  You can see how they still look a little wet.

This is how they will look after they have been baked in the oven for 20 minutes (remember to stir every 5 minutes)

You can put these in cute jars and give for gifts.  This was one of my dad's favorite snacks around Christmas.  He had some stomach problems a few years before he passed away so he wasn't able to eat nuts the last few years he was living.  

Friday, December 13, 2013

Look What I Won!!!!!

I am so excited!  I won the White Lily Flour Give-Away from Christy Jordan's Southern Plate!  If you have never read her blog, then you need to start!  She posts the best recipes and has a few cookbooks too!  She is an Alabama girl so that makes her extra special!!!!!!!  Thank you Christy!!!!!  Please visit her blog at

If you know me, then you know I have spent a little bit of time in the kitchen.  I was raised in a cafe!  but I am not real sure what this in the picture above.  I thought it fit on the bottom of the sifter but it has a hole in it and the sifted flour or sugar would come right out that hole.  Any ideas??????????

Don't forget to visit Christy's blog!!!  I am hoping that Kathy at the Alabama Gift Company in Gadsden will invite her to have a book signing on a First Friday in the spring!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Gadsden High School Tiger Band Reunion!

Ok Tigers--We need volunteers from the classes of 1967 through 1972 to help plan a band reunion!  We have a tentative date of June 28, 2014.  If you know anyone that was in the band during those years, please ask them to follow the Gadsden High School Tiger Band Page on Facebook.  We will be posting updates, meeting times, and other information there!  And speaking of meeting times, we will be meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at 518 Walnut Street for our second meeting.  We only had 4 people to attend the first meeting and three of those were from the class of 72.

We also need contact info for those years.

Thanks and See you there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tigers Growl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!