Sugared Asparagus

A couple of months ago I had a very vivid dream that I had just finished decorating my formal dining room in my house. This was pretty strange because I don’t have a formal dining room, let alone a house, the color scheme is not something I’d typically like, and I rarely ever remember my dreams. The dream dining room was so gorgeous and I remembered so many details that I immediately decided to Google and see if there was a program where I could design what I saw in my dream to see if it was nearly as good in real life.

It was better. The color combination of green, white and black looked amazing together. So now, whenever we begin to look for a house, not only will we have our wish list of more normal things, but it will be a requirement to find a home with the dining room like the one in my dream. It shouldn’t be too difficult, it was a standard size room with a double window on the left and from wall.

So, what does this have to do with Sugared Asparagus, right? Today I picked up paint for the offices at work, and while I was patiently waiting for the Home Depot employee to mix three gallons of paint, I began looking at the different colors and the little booklets they have to show you how different colors look together.

And I found the perfect color for my eventual dining room. Its called Asparagus. And I just so happened to make sugared asparagus the other day.

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Sugared Asparagus

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 1
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 11
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stove top


  • 1 lb. asparagus
  • 1 1/2 tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth


1. Melt the butter and brown sugar in a skillet over medium heat.
2. Add the asparagus and chicken broth and cover. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until asparagus are fork tender but still crisp.
3. Transfer the asparagus to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Continue cooking the sauce until it has reduced to a syrup like consistency.
4. Serve the asparagus with the sauce drizzled on top.



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I think these are great. I like most veggies and I love candy. So why not make veggies taste like candy? Now if only I could get sugar-tooth Tom to try them, it’d be a real success. 🙂

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