CSU University Farm Expansion

As Alumni and proud supporters of agriculture, we have committed a six figure gift to the expansion of the CSU University Farm to go towards a farm store and education center. With this construction, students will have a full-spectrum farm-to-fork education with cutting-edge food processing lab and cross-disciplinary space to study food systems.

chocolate cookies with walnuts

We’re baking with Glenda’s Granddaughter, Emma!
Emma loves to cook, but prefers to bake. She’s a delight in the kitchen and around the table. We enjoy every meal or dessert she decides to make and are proud of her passion to create.

2 Eggs
2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 1/2 cups Brown sugar
1 cup Chocolate chips
1/3 cup Cocoa powder                                                                 
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup Walnuts (1 Portion Pack)                                                  
Flaky salt, for sprinkling (optional)

1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. 
2. Mix butter and sugar until light and creamy, for about 3 to 4 minutes.  
3. Add vanilla and eggs and mix well. 
4. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and soda and whisk together, then add to the butter, sugar, eggs and stir to combine.
5. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
6. Drop onto the parchment-lined cookie sheets using a scoop for evenly sized cookies. 
7. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
8. Sprinkle flaky salt and Enjoy!

Guinness Beer Pecans With Bacon

We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in a nutty kind of way! We made some delicious Guinness Beer Pecans with Bacon! Try the pub-styled recipe at home and let us know what you think!

1 – 12oz Bag of Glenda’s Farmhouse Pecans
4 strips Bacon + Bacon Grease
1 cup of Guinness Beer
Pinch of Sea Salt
1 cup of Brown Sugar

Preheat your oven to 350
Bake bacon on a cookie sheet to desired crisp then chop
Combine beer, sugar, and salt in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and continue to stir often for 20 minutes.
Mix the chopped bacon into the syrup
Using the same baking sheet with the bacon grease,spread the Pecans evenly. Then pour the glaze over the Pecans and bake for 20 minutes and let cool.

Chocolate walnut truffles

Emma made some delicious Chocolate Walnut Truffles using only five ingredients. These truffles were made as a Valentine’s Day treat, but they can be enjoyed any day of the year!

Makes approx. 24 Truffles

8oz Chopped Walnuts
2oz Unsalted Butter
2Cups Chocolate 70% Cocoa
3 Cups Caramel
2oz Chopped Dried Fruit – Optional (We used Dates, but you can use Cranberries, Raisins etc.)

1. Coarsely chop walnuts
2. Melt chocolate & butter over double boiler. Let it cool down a bit before adding Dulce de Leche (or caramel) in it. Mix well.
3. Throw in dried fruit⅔of coarsely chopped walnuts & combine well.
4. Place the mix in the fridge for 15 minutes or until it has hardened a bit.
5. Using your hands form a bite-size ball. Coat it with coarsely chopped walnuts and place onto a tray lined with baking paper. Repeat until you have used all the truffle mix.
6. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
7. Transfer the truffles in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge before serving.
8. Enjoy!