Food Memories Monday: Popcorn Balls, Pumpkin Seeds, Peanut Brittle

Food Memories Monday: Picks for the week of October 29, 2012

With Halloween just two days away, I’m sharing three blog posts this week for Food Memories Monday that not only capture food memories that I enjoyed reading, but they are also Halloween themed and I think you are gonna love them.

As with every Food Memories Monday, I pick posts based only on the food memory or story they share. While I love beautiful food photography and amazing recipes, I don’t pick a post based on those things (they very well may have those things, but that’s not criteria for being selected).

NOTE: To visit the posts I have selected, click on the post title to go straight to the post, or if you prefer, you can click on the image to repin on Pinterest.

Here are my picks for Food Memories Monday, week of October 29, 2012:

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

In this post, Soma shares beautiful memories of her┬áDida (maternal grandmother) cleaning pumpkin seeds and then toasting them in a skillet in her home in India. The words are poetic and beautiful and a must read. The recipe is wonderful too — which features 3 different ways of toasting pumpkin seeds.

Source: via Brandie on Pinterest

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

Ever had a rock-hard popcorn ball that could break a tooth? Brenda has, so she created a delicious soft popcorn ball, based on her Aunt Roxie’s Popcorn Cake recipe. There is so much that I love about this post: she shares photos of Aunt Roxie’s Popcorn Cake at various celebrations through the years, photo of the original recipe cards, and details about this family tradition. This post is exactly the stuff I love when I talk about food memories and think it’s wonderful that Brenda preserved, and shared, these memories on her blog.

Source: via Brandie on Pinterest

Hot and Spicy Peanut Brittle

Joni shares about her first, and second, experience making peanut brittle with her fancy new candy thermometer, after watching a Martha Stewart segment 14 years ago. I liked this post because it reminds me of all the kitchen mishaps I’ve had over the years.

Source: via Brandie on Pinterest


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