Category Archives: Appetizer

Taste the Rainbow!

Taste the rainbow with a colorful fruit platter.  This platter is healthy and cute!  It’s a super fun way to serve fruit and is a hit in my house year round.

 

rainbow

 

For the colors of the rainbow:

 

Red: Strawberries cut in bite size pieces

 

Orange: cantaloupe, pineapple chunks, or banana slices

 

Yellow: honeydew melon, bite size pieces, or green grapes

 

Blue/purple: blueberries, purple grapes

 

White marshmallows

Pink Popcorn

pink popcorn

photo credit fancyfoodfancy.wordpress.com

 

You will need:

■            4 quarts popped corn

■            1 ½ cups sugar

■            ½ cup light corn syrup

■            2 Tablespoon Butter

■            ½ teaspoon salt

■            ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

■            ¼ teaspoon vanilla

■            1 teaspoon baking soda

■            Pink food coloring (about 1/8 teaspoon)

 

  1. In heavy saucepan on medium heat melt butter then add sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar and salt. Increase temperature to medium high and bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar.

 

  1. Once mixture boils, add in food coloring and stop stirring. Boil for 5 minutes (Do not stir). Mixture should be about 250-260 degrees. Remove from heat and carefully stir in vanilla and baking soda.

 

  1. Working quickly and while mixture is foamy, pour mixture over popped corn and gently stir to coat popcorn.

 

  1. Place popcorn into a large roaster or rimmed baking sheet (lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray) and bake at 200° F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Classic Holiday Favorites

If your family is like mine it’s all about the standard classics at our Christmas dinner. Honey baked ham, roasted veggies, the cheesy goodness of Nanie’s Mac & Cheese and round it out with a simple salad.

 

What are your family’s favorite holiday dishes? Let us know on I Almost Cook’s Facebook page!

 

Here are a few of my favorites from I Almost Cook and our friends at Whole Foods Market!

 

Honey-Glazed Ham with Fresh Pineapple Chutney

Ham

Roasted Root Vegetables

Root Vegetables

Thanksgiving Green Salad

Salad