Friday, December 9, 2011

Seasons Eatings

Christmas is right around the corner and the cold weather has me aching to be in the kitchen. If you're like me you're looking for a few easy dishes that are pure comfort on a spoon. (or fork!)

Try these.

Here are some of my other holiday favorites:

Smoked Turkey
Quick! Cranberry Sauce
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Cinnamon Rum Pecans

Enjoy the season!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Aunt Aggie De's

Have you heard of Aunt Aggie De's? I hadn't either until I was contacted by them last week to sample their pralines. Aunt Aggie De's is based here in Texas and will celebrate their 25th year in business in 2012. The company was started by a stay at home mom in her own home kitchen, today they sell 2 million pralines annually and have a nationwide customer base.

Given their history I was excited to give these a try, although I have to start off by admitting that I've never really been a fan of the traditional pecan praline. Every one I had tried in the past was grainy, stale, crumbly, or just lacking flavor. Apparently I just never had a truly well made praline, like the pralines from Aunt Aggie De's. Their creamy pralines have made me a believer. Each one is packed with pecans and has just the right amount of sweetness, the texture is so deliciously smooth it melts in your mouth. Definitely a new favorite.

I was also fortunate enough to sample their chewy pralines- these little treats were so delectable they rival my own recipe. The taste is pure rich and chewy caramel and fresh crisp pecan.

Drooling yet? There's more. Aunt Aggie De's also coats chewy pralines in chocolate- an idea I wish I'd thought of! I guess the only way to one up perfection is to coat it in chocolate. And as if that wasn't enough there's toffee. And pecan brittle. The perfect treats if you're craving a bit of crunch.

One other thing I thought I'd mention, all of their candies taste so fresh, like they were made in my own kitchen. Aunt Aggie De's is definitely a company with the right idea- making top quality confections that really deliver on taste and freshness.

Here's how to get your hands on some of these delicious pralines:
Visit or if you live in Texas you can stop by their retail store located at 311 W. Sinton
Sinton, TX

Order by Tuesday December 20th for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

Really who wouldn't love to find this on their doorstep?

These are my honest opinions of the products sampled. I was not compensated in any way for this review. Except in candy. Which I willingly ate. and ate. and ate. Thank you.