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Sugar and Spice Pecans

Recipe Source: Daisy

Ingredients:

1/2 lb pecan halves
1 cup sugar
1//2 cup water
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Directions:

Heat nuts to 250 degrees for 15 minutes. Cook sugar, water, salt and spices to soft ball stage. Do not stir.

Stir in nuts until creamy and thoroughly coated. Immediately pour pecans on waxed paper and separate nuts as they cool.

Low Sodium Cajun seasoning

1/4 cup garlic powder
1/4 cup onion powder
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon ground red pepper
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons celery seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.

Mary Anne’s Moist and Nutty Carrot Loaf

Recipe Source: P.Weiss

Prep/Cooking Time: 1 Hr

Ingredients:

3 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 carrots
1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
6 eggs
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups raisins

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9×5 inch loaf pans.

Sift together baking soda, salt, spices, and flour.

In a large bowl, combine ground carrots, pineapple, oil, and sugar. Mix in eggs. Blend flour mixture into carrot mixture. Mix well. Fold nuts and raisins into batter. Pour into prepared pans.

Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into bread comes out clean.

Chicken Tetrazzini

Recipe Source: Jean Kressy, “Relish the American Table, May 21, 2006 / relishmag.com

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons butter
1 (8-ounce) package sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can lower-sodium chicken broth
1 1/3 cups half-and-half
3 tablespoons dry sherry
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups (1 pound) cooked boneless, skinless chicken cut in strips
1/2 pound spaghetti, broken in half and cooked according to package directions
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Heat oven to 425F. In a large nonstick skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes or until browned. Sprinkle with flour and toss to combine. Add broth and half-and-half; cook, stirring often, until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in sherry, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Remove from heat and stir in chicken.

Combine spaghetti and chicken mixture; toss gently and spoon into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or shallow 3-quart baking dish or casserole; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Serves 6.

Island Chicken

Recipe Source: drgourmet.com

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. ground ginger
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp. ground nutmeg
6 – 4 ounce chicken breasts (skinless and boneless)

Directions:

Mix the ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl and add the chicken breasts tossing to coat thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Preheat the grill or broiler.

Grill or broil for about 8 minutes on one side and 4 – 8 minutes on the other. The meat should be firm when pressed in the center (check that the internal temperature is at least 170°F).

Hot Mulled Cider

Recipe Source: Slow Cooker Recipes

Ingredients:

1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. whole allspice
1 tsp. whole cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
Dash of ground nutmeg
3 inches stick cinnamon
2 qt. apple juice
Orange slices

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together. Heat and serve in crockpot.

Sugar and Spice Muffins

Recipe Source: Verona / allrecipes.com

Prep/Cooking Time: 35 Min

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup milk

3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, melted

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 12 muffin cups.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, beat together oil, 3/4 cup sugar, egg and milk. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture, just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

While muffins are baking, mix together 3/4 cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. While muffins are still hot, dip tops in melted butter and then in cinnamon sugar mixture.

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe Source: New York Times, 1/4/06

Prep/Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
1 cup cottage cheese (not lowfat)
2 cups milk (not skim)
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Pinch cayenne
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound sharp or extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 pound elbow pasta, uncooked

Directions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees and position an oven rack in upper third of oven. Use 1 tablespoon butter to butter a 9-inch round or square baking pan.

In a blender, purée cottage cheese, milk, mustard, cayenne, nutmeg and salt and pepper together.* Reserve 1/4 cup grated cheese for topping. In a large bowl, combine remaining grated cheese, milk mixture and uncooked pasta. Pour into prepared pan, cover tightly with foil and bake 30 minutes.

Uncover pan, stir gently, sprinkle with reserved cheese and dot with remaining tablespoon butter. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes more, until browned. Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

* Next time, I will puree everything without the milk, and then add it in. I think that will put a finer grind on the cottage cheese, so no lumps remain.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Recipe Source: thespicebarn.com

Prep/Cooking Time: prep time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground ginger

Directions:

Mix well.

Makes 4 teaspoons.

Notes:

This is a blend of baking spices and is as the name states is for making pumpkin pie and is traditionally associated with Thanksgiving. Buying this spice blend is convenient but not necessarily wise as you will probably only use it once or twice a year and with each year it loses it flavor and color. So instead of buying the blend, make it yourself with the basic spices you probably already have in your kitchen cupboard.

Gold Coast French Toast

Recipe Source: 101cookbooks.com

Ingredients:

1 egg
1 cup undiluted evaporated milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 slices bread

Directions:

Beat egg; add milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix thoroughly. Cut bread into triangle, dip into egg and milk mixture. Brown on both sides on a well-greased griddle or frying pan. Serve with soft butter and maple syrup.

Heidi’s Notes:

I used a Hawaiian sweet bread sliced about 1-inch thick (and cut it into heart shapes). Choose your bread wisely – challah or any eggy or sweet bread would be equally good. I like to slice my French toast thick – it tends to collapse down a lot as it gets dunked and cooked. It will serve 2-4 depending on how hungry people are. I recommend a double batch!

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