Thursday, January 12, 2017

Host a Game Night with Fabulous Snacks

Oldies but Goodies

The Spice House Madagascar Vanilla Extract & Maple Sugar

    Dust off the board games and gather everyone together for family game night.  
Our family has been playing Uno for years and it's a real favorite.  Other runners up in our family are Scrabble, Catchphrase, Scattegories, Headbanz and Pie Face! You can set up card tables or play at the kitchen or dining room table. If you want to send everyone home with a little prize, travel size games are always fun and appreciated for future adventures at home or away from home. 

Game night isn't complete without awesome snacks. Set up a food and drink table with easy to eat finger foods. was recently featured in Food and Wine online magazine's list of "Best Spice Shops in the World."  I could almost smell the fragrance of these spices, which are all of the highest quality, ground and mixed in their shops.  I placed an online order and it didn't disappoint!  When I opened the box to find my bottles of spices inside, the fragrance filled the room.  

They have great and easy to follow recipes on their website. Here's one that is a big hit with family and friends you are entertaining.
Maple Nut Carmel Corn.  It features TheSpiceHouse Maple Sugar and Madagascar Vanilla extract. Trust me, your game night or any other family gathering isn't complete without it!

Maple Nut Carmel Corn Recipe

1/2 gallon prepared popcorn, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 1/2 maple sugar, 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup corn syrup, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup peanuts, pecans, or almonds, toasted and roughly chopped.

Preparation Instructions
Preheat oven to 250. Prepare popcorn and set aside.  In a sauce pan, bring maple and brown sugars, butter and corn syrup to a boil.  Slow boil for 5 minutes without stirring.  Remove and add baking soda, salt, vanilla and peanuts.  Pour over the popcorn and toss.  Lay out on greased cookie sheets and bake for one hour stirring every 20 minutes.  Cool and store in large storage bags.  I can't tell you wonderful your house smells when this is in the oven baking.  

 Let the games begin and Happy Weekend!

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