If you need a quick and easy gift idea for someone on your list with more of a savory than sweet pallet, we have just the thing! Garlic-and-Herb-Infused Olive Oil makes for a beautiful, thoughtful and inexpensive gift, not to mention… It’s delicious!
Here is everything you need to put together your gift!
3 cups extra-virgin olive oil
5 garlic cloves, smashed
3 fresh thyme sprigs
3 fresh rosemary sprigs
3 fresh sage sprigs
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Let’s Make the Dressing!
1. Thoroughly wash and dry the herbs before adding to the oil to prevent bacterial growth
2. Heat the first 9 ingredients in a large, deep skillet until the oil warms and the garlic and herbs begin to sizzle, about 5 minutes
3. Remove from heat and cool completely, about 4 hours
4. Pour the oil through a cheesecloth-lined strainer into a bowl, discard the solids. Transfer the infused oil into small bottles and store in the refrigerator up to 1 month.
If you are scrambling to get the last of your Christmas gifts together, you’re definitely not alone! If there is one thing we understand at The Sweetery, it’s the craziness of the holiday season!
Sometimes the best gifts are not purchased, but made with love! Below you will find a recipe for homemade hot cocoa mix, the perfect gift for any chocolate lover this Christmas!
3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon salt
Making the Mix
1. Combine ingredients in a bowl
2. Use a food processor to pulse mixture until finely ground
3. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months
The Final Product…
To make a delicious cup of cocoa with this mix, simply add 1 cup of hot milk to 1/3 cup cocoa mix, with your choice of toppings!
Good morning! It’s Taste Test Tuesday, and we are sampling a Sweetery holiday favorite, our Red Velvet Fusion Pound Cake; a moist Red Velvet Pound Cake with a soft Cream Cheesecake ribbon running through the middle. Not only does this cake taste amazing, but it makes a great center piece for your Christmas dinner. Stop in today and let us know what you think!
Happy Monday! It’s the last week before Christmas, and we are full of holiday cheer as we’re preparing for everyone’s orders! While you’re out and about stop in and take a break with one of this week’s delicious lunch specials. Our first lunch special is a Buffalo Chicken Wrap; Grilled Chicken Breast, sliced, and tucked in a flour tortilla with fresh Lettuce and Tomatoes, American Cheese, crunchy Funions, and finished with a savory Sriracha Blue Cheese Mayo. Our second lunch special is an Antipasto Sandwich; Ham and Pastrami topped with melted Provolone cheese and a Marinated Vegetable Medley of Artichokes, Banana Peppers, Mushrooms, and Roasted Red Peppers, and placed on a Toasted Onion Roll with Basil Mayo.
Whether you need to whip up a snack for your family or an appetizer for a holiday gathering, you can never go wrong with easy recipes that only require a handful of ingredients!
Jane Jarahian, the owner of the Sweetery, highly recommends this simple recipe! It comes from a cookbook put together by her close friend, Jane Suggs. But don’t take our word for it… try it for yourself and let us know what you think!
1 pkg frozen, chopped spinach, cooked & drained
1 can water chestnuts, drained & chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 pkg Knorr’s vegetable soup mix (dry)
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
Put it together!
It’s so easy, you won’t even believe it! Simply combine ingredients and serve with sliced French bread.
Good morning! Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Are you ready for Santa? If not, we’re here to help you. 1. Stop in and pick up a gift certificate for a nice stocking stuffer. And, while you’re out, take a break from shopping with one of our delicious lunch specials. Our first special is a Pickled Peach Grilled Cheese with Ham; Applewood Smoked Ham with Pickled Peaches, Gouda Cheese, Provolone Cheese, and Raspberry Jam placed together on White Bread and grilled to perfection. Our second special is a Holiday Chicken Salad Sandwich; Your favorite Chicken Salad placed on a freshly toasted Croissant and accompanied with Lettuce, Cheddar Cheese, and our Homemade Cranberry Pecan Relish.
Good Morning, and Happy Taste Test Tuesday! Today we are getting you in the holiday spirit with a wonderful Sweetery treat, our Eggnog Pound Cake. This moist cake has flavors of Nutmeg, Rum, and Cinnamon and is made with real Eggnog (of course). Then if that wasn’t enough, we topped it with a rich Eggnog Rum Glaze sprinkled with a dash of Nutmeg. Santa might make a U-turn and come back to your house for this one! Stop in for lunch today and let us know what you think!
Happy Monday morning! It’s going to be a fabulous week, and we have two amazing lunch specials to go with it! Our first special is a Grilled Chicken Philly; seasoned and grilled Chicken Breast topped with Peppers and Onions and melted Swiss Cheese tucked in a toasted Whole Wheat Hoagie with a little Mayo and Honey Mustard for added goodness! Our second lunch special is a Butcher’s Sandwich; slow cooked Roast Beef soaked in Au Jus and placed on a French Baguette with fresh Basil, Ricotta Salata Cheese, Red Wine Preserves, finished with a spicy Chile Spread, and grilled to tasty perfection!