Category Archives: Food and Recipes

Candy Corn-Peanut Popcorn Balls

Candy Corn-Peanut Popcorn Balls @ NancyCOctober will soon be over, and I almost forgot that this is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month! So what better treat to make than some popcorn balls? I found this recipe at About.com and tried it with peanuts added in, since they had tasted so good in the Candy Corn “PayDay” Mix I had made awhile ago. Yum! These Candy Corn-Peanut Popcorn Balls are very easy to make, so this is a great recipe to start out with if you’ve never made popcorn balls before. It’s a great treat for kids and adults—who wouldn’t like munching on a fun popcorn ball like this? Continue reading

Chocolate Pecan Tassie Galette

The Giveaway is now closed. I’m reviewing a new cookbook, When Pies Fly, and I’m also having a giveaway for two copies—2 winners will each receive a copy! Continue reading below for details on how to enter the giveaway! 

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t make pies often (especially with homemade crust) but I do want to get better at it! Which is why I was happy to review a new cookbook called When Pies Fly: Handmade Pastries from Strudels to Stromboli, Empanadas to Knishes by food writer Cathy Barrow. It’s a book for both novice and experienced pie-makers, with sweet and savory recipes ranging from free-form galettes to pretty tarts, hand pies, and more.

This is a book that can come in handy at the holidays, when more people probably make pies and other special treats than at any other time of the year. After all, what would Thanksgiving be without pumpkin, pecan, or apple pie, right? But this book helps you create a fresh take on classic favorites. Discover Chocolate Pecan Tassie GalettePear, Sweet Potato, and Pistachio Strudel…savory Thanksgiving-in-a-Bite Pie PoppersOld-Fashioned Apple Dumplings...savory Spinach, Cranberry, Pecan, and Blue Cheese Hand Pies. Continue reading

Three-Can Chili

This time of year is definitely chili weather for me, because a hot bowl of chili is just the thing when it’s cool outside! The recipe I’m sharing here, Three-Can Chili, is a super-easy one—so even if you don’t like to cook, you may not mind making this. Continue reading

Candy Corn Bark

Candy Corn Bark @ NancyCI’ve made some quick and easy candy corn treats before, like Candy Corn “Pay Day” Mix, Candy Corn MM’s Crispy Treats, and Candy Corn Trail Mix. Here’s another super-easy candy corn recipe–Candy Corn Bark! Along with the candy corn, this bark also has mini M&M’s, pretzel twists, and dried cranberries in it. It’s a yummy, simple treat to make–a great combination of sweet-and-salty flavors! Continue reading

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

I made this soup on a chilly, rainy day and it was just what I needed to warm up! Not only that, but it felt great to enjoy a creamy soup that was healthy, too. So often, creamy soups are made with high-fat ingredients, but this soup has lots of healthy things in it, as you can see in the recipe below. The recipe is from a new book called The Everything Vegan Meal Prep Cookbook by Marly McMillen Beelman, and I received a copy of it to review. As I went through the book, this Creamy Pumpkin Soup sounded like the perfect thing to try now that the days are getting cooler. Continue reading