Crockpot Roasted Sugared Nuts

Hello readers! I just got back from a well-needed vacation to the midwest. Detached myself from the computer and the phone (well, as much as possible) thus explaining my absence from here for a few weeks.

Well, I’m back. OK, partially. Still dealing with a bit of a migraine headache and some fatigue for the last few days but trying to push through as much as possible. I have TONS of new photos and reviews from my trip to share with you all!sugar roasted nuts in the crockpotToday, I’m going to be sharing this recipe for a make-at-home version of those sugar-roasted nuts you can get at the ballpark. You know the ones I mean. Even if the stand is on the third baseline, you can smell it from the first base side. Those sugar-roasted nuts. The little nuggets of goodness that come in the papery cone holders.

Now, based on my personal preference, I would tweak the measurements of the ingredients if I were to do this again. I would definitely lower the amount of ground ginger and cloves in it because I didn’t get as much of the cinnamon taste as I love. But, it’s a great start. Thanks to The Gingerbread Blog for posting the original version!

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Destination Chicago: Ghirardelli

Ghirardelli entrance in ChciagoWhile it’s home really is San Francisco, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company does have a midwest location off Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago. This heavenly little shop exudes sweet smells that drift past Water Tower Place and direct you through its doors.

Under an iconic sign of bright lights (a smaller version of the one you can find in Ghirardelli Square in San Fran), Ghirardelli in Chicago is both a retail location and ice cream shoppe.

After dinner at Gino’s East and a stroll up Michigan Ave. on our recent weekend in Chi-Town, we decided to indulge our sweet tooth in a rich, hot fudge-covered treat from Ghirardelli.

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