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A Super Easy, Delicious Dessert for the Holidays

Today I have the most simple candy/dessert recipe you could hope for and it tastes so delicious. Perfect for the holidays, peppermint bark consists of only 3 ingredients. No need to ever buy it at the store again when you see how simple it is. Here’s the recipe. Peppermint Bark 12 oz. of high-quality white chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips 5 regular sized candy canes, crushed up 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract 1. Break the peppermint candy into small pieces. (rolling pins work great for this) Melt the chocolate over low heat, stirring often. Once the chocolate has melted, add the peppermint extract and stir. 2. line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper and pour the melted chocolate onto it. Spread…

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This Sunday will be Easter, a time to remember the greatest moment in history – Jesus’ resurrection. Have you all ever made Resurrection Cookies with your children?  It’s a great way to teach your little ones the story of Jesus’ last days on earth and then his resurrection.  We made them (Resurrection Cookies)  for the first time last year and the kids are looking forward to making them again. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. (Mark 16:6)   Here the other day, a doctor said, “I studied to be a minister, studied four years. I become an agnostic; I throwed the…

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Treats from My Kitchen

I’ve been preparing for Emily, my niece’s wedding the last few days.  She got married today but I’ll save that for another post.  You’ll just have to stick around the next few days so you can see all the pictures. 🙂 There were strawberries to be dipped in chocolate… tarts to be filled… and mini red velvet cakes to be assembled. I baked all the tart shells early in the week but almost everything else was done on Friday with last-minute things completed Saturday morning before the wedding. I dipped about 250 strawberries…  These are the Caramel Carmenita tarts. The Lemon Merignue tarts. And finally my mini Red Velvet Cakes   I transported everything to the reception hall in chafing trays like the one pictured above.  The strawberries…

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Zachary turned 19 years old last Saturday and we finally celebrated that momentous occasion by ending our evening meal with a Peach Cobbler.  Justus was the happy bearer of the birthday cobbler. I really like cobblers but so many times I find them to be overly sweet.  What I like about this recipe and the way I adapted it is that it is has just the right amount of sugar.  When looking at the recipe I thought it might not be sweet enough but I was wrong.  I found it to be just right.  If you have any peaches, canned in prior years, this is the recipe to use. Peach Cobbler adapted from crumbles & cobblers; published by Love Food available on Amazon 2 quarts of home…

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Cranberry Parfaits

  This week I’m linking up to Foodie Friday where you can find other great recipes. Sweet & tart are the flavors that greet your tastebuds when having this parfait. When thumbing through a cookbook I am always drawn to desserts with whipped cream and it was no different when I saw this one. Beautiful colors, light on the palate and easy to make. Cranberry Parfaits from Southern Living Ultimate Christmas Cookbook Prep: 22 min. 1 1/4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 teaspoon grated orange rind (I skipped this.) 1 cup whipping cream 1 cup sifted powdered sugar 1 1/2 cups sour cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Garnish: cranberries cut in half  Process 1 1/4 cups cranberries and corn syrup…

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Panna Cotta

I almost forgot to share this delicious recipe with you for panna cotta. If you’ll remember I made this last week for an Italian dinner I had with some friends. Since I promised you the recipe this week, I’m posting it in today.  Saturday.  I have been very busy this week shipping lots of books since my daughter was needing a break.  There was no time for morning blogging unfortunately! I had never made Panna Cotta before but I found this recipe by David Lebovitz who has a food blog called the same.  It looked simple but delicious and besides I’m always ready to try a new recipe.  So I did.  We drank this when it was warm and it was delicious.  I think next time I would substitute…

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Pecan Tassies

definition of tassie – A cup or goblet for drinking wine; A decorative ring or plug at the end of the barrel of a pen; A small tart or miniature pie Yields: 24 tassies Shells:1 (3oz.) cream cheese ½ cup butter 1 cup flour (white or wheat) Filling:? cup chopped nuts, divided 1 egg ¾ cup brown sugar 1 Tbsp. soft butter 1 tsp. vanilla Dash of salt Cook cream cheese and butter at low temperature until soft. Stir in flour; chill. Shape into 2 dozen 1″ balls. Place in well greased mini muffin tins. Press dough along bottom and sides with fingers. Mix half of the nuts with the egg mixture and pour in shells. Top with remaining nuts. Bake at 350°F for 25…

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