Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Posted by Wine & Spice on 10/30/2018 to Appetizers

Pumpkin seeds are the perfect blank canvas for any seasoning.  Soo simple to make and they are healthy and delicious.  Great with a cold beer as you are passing out candy, or fantastic as a part of your Thanksgiving appetizer spread.


Today I chose to use Honey Chipotle.  This is hand blended with granulated honey, sea salt, chipotle powder, granulated onion, Spanish paprika and Italian seasoning.  Wonderful on salmon, shrimp, veggies chicken, pork and popcorn!  Sweet with a little bit of heat!  Absolutely fantastic!


Mix raw cleaned pumpkin seeds with olive oil if you are using a savory spice and melted butter if you are going to the sweet side.


The most important part of getting crispy, crunchy seeds is to clean them really well and to boil them.  It seems like an unnecessary step but this actually par cooks the seeds and ensures that they cook fully, when baked.  Make sure to display your pumpkin!



Any cold beverage is fantastic with this treat!


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Sweet Potato Quiche

Posted by Wine & Spice on 10/12/2018 to Brunch

Sweet potatoes are generally available all year round, but tend to become really popular during late fall.  Today I decided to make a light lunch using sweet potatoes as the crust for my quiche.  That makes this a low carb and low calorie lunch, light and delicious!


I chose Fish Delish to season the dish.  It is hand blended with thyme, Greek oregano, basil, rosemary, sage, orange zest, lemon zest and fennel.  This blend is fantastic as the "ultimate fish seasoning" of fennel and then the added citrus twist of lemon and orange zest.  Fish Delish is also fabulous on chicken and pork.  It also makes a wonderful salad dressing.  To make 1 cup of dressing mix 1-2 tbsp seasoning in 2 tbsp water, let stand 5 minutes. Whisk in 1/3 cup red wine vinegar and 1/2 cup olive oil.  Place any left over dressing in refrigerator.


Enjoy this quiche as a delightful brunch dish or cut into squares as an appetizer.



A cool glass of Chardonnay pairs beautifully with this dish.


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Apple Strudel

Posted by Wine & Spice on 10/10/2018 to Holiday Desserts


This is the end of apple season here in Colorado.  I was lucky to find some fabulous apples at our local Farmers Market last Sunday, absolutely gorgeous delicious apples!


So we are having a really cold wet week, the kiddos are on fall break, and they wanted to bake.  I had some frozen phyllo sheets so we decided to make an Apple Strudel using New Hudson Apple Pie Spice.  This is hand blended using Saigon cinnamon, ginger root, allspice, nutmeg and cardamom.  Fantastic on anything from plain ice cream, fruit, oatmeal, cookies, cakes, apple desserts or in your coffee! 


This is super simple to make and fancy enough for a holiday desert! 


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