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- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups almonds, whole
- Combine the water, sugar, and cinnamon in a cold saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Add the almonds and stir thoroughly to coat. Lower to medium heat.
- Cook and stir the mixture frequently until the liquid evaporates and leaves a syrup-like coating on the almonds. Don't leave pan unattended to avoid burning.
- Pour the almonds onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Separate almonds. Allow to cool before serving.
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I have two teenagers who keep things very busy around our house during the daytime. I also work long hours at Ford Motor Company, and I do want to spend time with my family every day. If I try to cook when my kids have their friends over, I'm certain to be interrupted. In other words, my available times for cooking are very limited. I don't want to give up on anything I love - my family, my job, my cooking - so I do most of my cooking after everyone has gone to bed. My wife is a teacher, so this can be very late at night during the summer. Sometimes, I don't get started with my prep work until 12:30 a.m. Am I crazy?? Maybe. I'm also constantly working on healthier ways to prepare food. I deconstruct every recipe I like, and try to make it with healthier ingredients. The big challenge is keeping the food tasty. I believe it's possible to enjoy what you eat and still be healthy. I lost 15 pounds in 6 months largely by preparing my own food (and exercising). If I didn't keep such loony hours, I'd call myself "The Healthy Gourmet".