The response to “Prayers for Katie” has been overwhelming and is very much appreciated. I have received numerous e-mails and comments that people are praying and I am so grateful to all of you!
Our community has several events planned to raise money for the family and about 3/4 of the students at our high school wore white today to support this beautiful girl.
Please keep praying for her and her family and sending your thoughts their way. I know your support is making a difference.
Today, Katie had some procedures and more tests done and then she was to start on her chemo.
I will definitely keep you updated on how she’s doing as I know many of you have requested that I do so.
Thank you again.
My readers are so generous and caring and I am thankful for each and every one of you!
Today I made a snack that, well, if I tell you how it turned out, it would ruin it.
So, you’ll have to suffer through the recipe (or scroll through it) to see the rolling pin rating.
Baked Spiced Almonds – makes 2 cups
2 cups raw almonds
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Prepare a rimmed baking sheet by lining it with parchment.
In a medium bowl, mix almonds with olive oil and toss to coat completely.
Spread almonds in a single layer on prepared sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix together salt, curry powder, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
Remove almonds from oven and carefully pour back into original medium bowl.
Add spice mixture to almonds and toss to coat, making sure almonds are evenly covered with spices.
Pour almonds onto prepared baking sheet, making a single layer and bake for 5 minutes.
Allow to cool completely on baking sheet.
I rate everything I bake on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and these Baked Spiced Almonds earned 4 rolling pins!!
They were quite delicious and were a HUGE hit with Mr. 365!!
And, they are strangely addicting.
I don’t know why I said strangely, it just sounded like a good word to use.
At first you taste the curry, salt and garlic, but then as you chew, the spiciness kicks in.
They aren’t too spicy because I made them to my liking and I don’t eat things that are too spicy.
Of course, if you want more of a kick, then add 1/4 more teaspoon of the cayenne pepper.
Or more even, if you’re that brave!
These will make great Game Day munchies parked next to the remote or a nice treat to put out when you’re having company over for the holidays, so go buy some almonds in bulk.
You’ll save some money that way, too.
I love you readers!
I hope you have an AMAZING weekend!!
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!