Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gourmet Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Welcome back to Gg's Kitchen, we're having so much fun testing out recipes using products from our brand new Generous Giant Pantry.  With winter brings Cranberries! Healthy, nutritious, delicious Cranberries. We love them in our home and have developed just for you the most delicious spiced cranberry sauce you'll ever make.  And what makes it extra spectacular? For me, its the fact that this recipe is so easy my 16 and 6 year olds were able to make it all by themselves!

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Original recipe from Gg's Kitchen

1 12 oz bag fresh cranberries *frozen will work too
1 orange
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 tsp Chef Tess Wise Woman of the East Gourmet Spice Blend
8 whole cloves
2 whole cinnamon sticks

Place cranberries, sugar and water in heavy saucepan, zest orange and add freshly grated zest to the pan. Quarter the orange, and push whole cloves into orange quarters. Add cloved oranges to pan.  Place cinnamon sticks in pan, and add 1/2 tsp Chef Tess Wise Woman of the East Gourmet Spice Blend.

Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.  Cranberries will begin to pop and thicken. When mixture is consistency of jelly, remove from heat.

Remove orange quarters and cinnamon sticks from mixture, and place in serving bowl, mason jar, or plastic tub to cool.  Serve with poultry, on sandwiches, or over cream cheese with crackers for a quick and easy appetizer.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pumpkin Fudge

Pumpkin Fudge
When we brought Chef Tess' Gourmet spice line into the Generous Giant pantry, we knew we'd get to have some fun and so we have! Here is the first in what we hope is many Generous Giant endorsed recipes using the Chef Tess line of gourmet spices. This recipe calls for the amazing "Wise Woman of the East" blend, using classic sweet spices and that extra little "something" that makes it deliciously unique.

Pumpkin Fudge 

(Adapted from the original "spicy pumpkin fudge" recipe from allrecipes user Ranger1)

Quick, easy and perfect for gift giving this holiday season.

2 cups white sugar
1 cup light or dark brown sugar
5 oz evaporated milk
1 cup coconut oil or butter
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp Chef Tess Wise Woman of the East Gourmet Spice Blend
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 10.5 oz bag mini marshamallows

Pecan Halves (optional)
Additional Chef Tess Wise Woman of the East Gourmet Spice Blend (optional)

Prepare a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.

Combine first six ingredients in heavy pot, bring to boil while stirring constantly.  Boil and stir until mixture reaches 234 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove mixture from heat, immediately stir in white chocolate chips and mini marshmallows, stirring until completely melted.

Poor hot mixture into prepared pan and let rest overnight before portioning.

Sprinkle a small amount of Chef Tess Wise Woman of the East Gourmet Spice Blend as Garnish with whole pecan halves.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Product Announcement- Chef Tess Seasoning Blends

As our facebook fans already know, Gg's and Chef Stephanie Petersen of Chef Tess Bakeresse have joined forces for good, or as the Chef would say "for evil...goodness".  What's so evil, or good about this new arrangement?  The bright, bold flavors of Chef Tess' Original Blends.  Manufactured with the strictest quality, these bottles  of pure joy promise to delight.  They are in stock and ready to ship now in singles, custom 4 packs, or a very special 8 pack, with full size bottles of each Chef Tess blend.
Chef Tess Blends are easy to use, just add them to your favorite pasta, potato, egg, or veggie dishes.  Our friends with Allergies should be made aware that the "Amazing Wok Star" blend does contain wheat, and all the Chef Tess blends are processed in a facility that also processes wheat.

~Here's one of our favorite tips for using Chef Tess herbal blends in your everyday cooking~

You'll need:
Ripened Tomato or halved grape tomatoes
Cottage Cheese
Chef Tess Seasoning Blend of your Choice

Arrange sliced tomatoes atop cottage cheese and sprinkle with herbal blend of your choice. Enjoy the benefits of an herbal blend designed to work with your body to calm, comfort, and delight the senses.

Want more information?  Descriptions of each blend and pricing are available in the Generous Giant store.
Want to try Chef Tess with a discount? enter chef10 at check out for 10% off your entire order.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Welcome to the Heart of the Home

We're so excited you're here.  Do you have a tendency to show love and appreciation with food?  We'll be sharing some of our favorite recipes for giving! You're going to love this feature. We can be kitchen generous on any budget, join us for recipes, tutorials, and links to our favorite kitchen giants.