Holly Cornflake Wreath

 Holly Cornflake Wreaths

*8 cups Cornflakes

*1 pound bag Mini Marshmallows

*6 tablespoons Butter

*2 tablespoons Green Gelatin, Jolly Rancher Green Apple or Lime Gelatin

*Green Food Coloring, 1 teaspoon or more until desired color

*Red Cinnamon Candies

*Silpats or Parchment Paper

*6 White Candy Wafers, melted in the microwave for candy glue

In a stock-pot on medium-low heat,  add the butter and melt then add marshmallows.

Stir the marshmallow mixture until almost melted and add the Gelatin and food coloring.

Stir again until color is incorporated and then fold in the cornflakes until the cornflakes are coated.

Spoon about 3/4 cup spoonful’s of the mixture onto Silpat or Baking Sheet.

Form each scooped cornflake mixture into a wreath shape. Then add 3 red candies to each wreath with a dab of candy glue making a red candy holly cluster to each wreath.

Allow wreaths to set and enjoy.

Makes around 11 holly cornflake wreaths.




Apple Butternut Squash Pork Loin Stir Fry

Apple Butternut Squash Pork Loin Stir Fry 

Pork Loin Chop And Marinade

*2 and 1/2 pounds Pork Loin Chops, cut into strips 

*1/4 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce

*2 tablespoons Brown Sugar

*3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, used to cook the pork don’t add to the marinade 

Place pork strips, soy sauce and brown sugar in plastic food bag and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

 Stir Fry Sauce (for 2 and 1/2 pounds pork loin chops )

*1 to 2 tablespoons Hoisin Sauce

*2 tablespoon Freshly Grated Ginger

*1 to 2 tablespoons Samboli Chili paste or favorite chili paste

*2 large Cloves of Garlic, pressed or grated

*1 Medium Butternut Squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into chunks

*1 Granny Smith Apple or Red Delicious Apple, cut in chunks 

*1 Honey Crisp, cut into chunks (I used Red Delicious Apple but is not a firm Apple like the honey crisp)

*2 tablespoons Cornstarch, add if needed to thicken sauce

*Garnish with Toasted Sesame Seeds

*Serve over Rice or Noodles, See our Sesame Noodles

 In a skillet heated on medium heat, add the drained marinated pork loin and cook about 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently until meat is browned. Then add the squash and cook squash just until slightly tender then add the apples and cook them until slightly tender.  

In a bowl combine Hoisin Sauce, ginger, chili paste and garlic. Add to the pork stir fry and stir in until heated through.

Add the cornstarch to the Apple butternut pork loin stir fry and cook on low until sauce thickens and serve over rice or sesame noodles and top with sesame seeds. Enjoy.

Serves 6

This is 5 pounds of pork loin chops, I divided the cut pork into 2.5 pound bags and marinated them and used one and then I froze the other bag for later use.