When are Your Roasted Almonds Done?

Cashew browning indicator

I like smoothies. I like roasted nuts. I like smoothies with roasted nuts. I like to DIY whenever I can over convenience to save $ and to know there's nothing added, such as added oils to nuts when roasting? What's up with that? I guess it makes it happen faster, but.... Anyway, when I am pan-roasting cashews ...

Easy Way to Clarify Butter

Clarified Butter -- The Easy Way!

I was making cookies this past holiday season and needed to 'soften' some butter. Being basically lazy, and it being December in Oregon where 'softening' isn't going to happen naturally, I stuck two cubes in a warmed oven and let them be. An hour or so later, I returned to find perfectly clarified butter! While ...