I have been meaning to post this all week, certainly I meant to post alongside my Soft Pretzels, but here, finally it is – an Apricot Dipping Sauce. This is great with the pretzels, even better with any type of breaded chicken or “nuggets.” It’s also a great sauce to use in the final moments of barbecuing pork or chicken or brushed on chicken wings to caramelize.
These soft pretzels were a huge hit at our house – they were devoured. Nearly immediately! Warm, soft with a great heft, a bit chewy and perfectly textured inside, we all loved them!
I don’t usually go for stuff on my fries. Any stuff. Not even ketchup and certainly not (la-di-da me) anything ooey, gooey or soggy. No gravy, no marinara, no nuthin. I think a good fry, like a good steak, should stand alone in all it’s glory. Until today.
If you’re looking for a killer appetizer for the Superbowl, a game day or any other casual get together, you’ve got to try this Pimento Cheese. It’s fancy schmancy, white cheddar spiked with tequila and boasting a multitude of pepper flavors accented with just a hint of a smokiness.
If you’re from the Midwest, you might be familiar with Minerva’s. There’s one not far from my hometown in Iowa and there’s one not too far from my folk’s in South Dakota. Although they’ve expanded over the years, don’t mistake this for your average chain – it is THE place to wine and dine someone! I was lucky enough to go there for my birthday dinner last month.
For years I made Boston Cream Pie on Valentine’s Day for my kids. I loved putting little chocolate hearts around the edge of the cake and I loved that it had such a gorgeous old fashioned look with the glaze dripping down and the custard peeping out. It reminded me of those cakes that Yogi Bear stole along with the Pahnicanic baskets.