Fall is my favorite season for many reasons; cooler weather, leaves changing colors, decorating for Halloween, pumpkin spice lattes, and baking lots of yummy food! Fall is also the time of year I scour the grocery stores for quince, the main ingredient in membrillo.
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Snacks are great for satisfying your hunger between meals. I think the word “snack” sometimes has a negative connotation. But I’m here to say that snacks don’t always have to be unhealthy. You can enjoy snacks and stay on track with your diet.
Fig newtons are one of my favorite Fall treats. I always have plenty of fig preserves in the Fall, thanks to my beautiful fig tree. If you like store-bought fig newtons, you will love this homemade version!
Cracklins have become popular in the U.S., over the last few years. But guess what? Other cultures had been frying animal fat, and enjoying this sinfully delicious snack for centuries! Assyrians call this delicious snack, “Kizikeh.”
Lately I’ve been snacking on dry roasted almonds in an effort to eat healthier. Like anything else, too much of a good thing can eventually get boring. In an effort to spice things up, I came up with this spiced almonds recipe.
A couple of times a year, Scott likes to surprise Nena by bringing home octopus to be smoked in our smoker. It was during a family vacation to Hawaii that she fell in love with “Smoked Tako”, which is what they call smoked octopus in Hawaii.