A few days ago, Evie tweeted about snacking on grapes covered with lemon/lime drink powder, which intrigued me so much that I started Googling around for more info. Up popped this recipe for Sour Patch Grapes (aka Leprechaun candy), which uses Jello powder instead, and I decided to give it a go. The whole idea sounds bizarre, but the resulting sugar coated grapes are like bits of juicy candy that you just can’t…stop…eating. It may not be the healthiest way to eat a bowl of grapes, but it’s certainly a tasty one!
Sour Patch Grapes
Adapted from Sweet Treats and More
Thoroughly wash a pound of grapes, and dump them into a large Ziploc bag while they’re still wet
Pour in a box of Jello powder (I used melon fusion flavor), and shake shake shake!
When the grapes are fully coated, pour them out into a bowl and refrigerate until the sugar sets into a wonderfully crunchy shell
Whenever I get my hands on a package of Peeps, I usually open it, leave it on the kitchen counter for a few days, and then chow down once the marshmallows are nice and stale. Gross, right? You don’t have to sink down to my level, people! Use your Peeps for greater good with these sweet treat ideas. Those brownie bites might be making an appearance at Easter dinner this weekend – so cute!
Brussels Sprouts Pizza from kokocooks | Brussels Sprouts Crostini from How Sweet It Is | Crispy Brussels Sprouts Chips from The Kitchn | Brussels Sprouts Breakfast Hash with Eggs from Food for My Family
My mom never made Brussels sprouts when I was growing up, and with a bit of luck and determination, I managed to avoid these little green balls for a whole 29 years. My plan was going swimmingly, until we had some friends over for dinner last year and one of them brought a shaved Brussels sprouts and kale salad that converted me on the spot! It was freaking delicious, and I’ll try to track down the recipe to spread the food love. In the meantime, these scrumptious Brussels sprouts tidbits have me drooling all over my keyboard. Need to make up for some lost time over here – nom nom nom!
My mom was bringing some stuff over to our apartment a couple weeks ago, and she called before she left to ask me if I wanted a can of clams she had laying around the house. Of course I said yes, please! What she failed to mention was that she had bought it at Costco, and that it was a 3 POUND can. Damn, that’s a lotta clams. I was left scratching my head over what the heck to do with all this briny deliciousness, when I decided there was no better time to try making one of my favorite winter soups – clam chowder!
Ok so I know a lot of people are still getting over food comas and enjoying time out of the kitchen, but this site is too cute not to share! They Draw & Cook is a clever fusion of design and food, where artists from around the world submit beautiful illustrations of their favorite recipes. I discovered this site a while back, and I’m happy to have stumbled upon it again because they’ve really amped up their recipe search, which allows you to target specific food and artsy categories. A feast for your eyes and your belly!
Hope everyone had a relaxing holiday weekend! The past few days were full of turkey, cupcakes, running around with Toby in a big backyard, outlet shopping and catching up with friends – I couldn’t have asked for anything more :-)