Yearly Archives: 2012

I grew up eating homemade Taffy. My great grandmother Harriet was a pro. She had a amazing way of “testing” the candy to see if it was ready to pull off the heat. Grandma would simply dip and swirl two fingers in that hot, boiling syrup!

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I’ve really need to QUIT buying large bundles of bananas. why? This is why! My usual routine: Buy groceries – bananas included. Load them in Escalade. Shut back door. Open back door . . . grab a green banana. (Not so green that it won’t peel!) Eat banana while heading home. Unload groceries – put […]

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I like Peanut Butter . . . in Cookies, Candy and licking it off a spoon. I don’t like Peanut Butter . . . on bread. Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies are even better! I like this recipe. It’s a cross between chewy & shortbread. Did you know according to the National Peanut Board that . […]

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  Summer.  I have a love, hate relationship with you. You trick us with sunshine but crowd our days with busy . . . ness. Hah. I snuck cookies in today! So there! I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for quite a while now.  This sweet recipe comes from King Arthur Flour, and what […]

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It’s Mother’s Day Sunday. Whoopee! My Mom and I think . . . it’s quite over-rated. The two of us are quite alike. We aren’t the flower type, or the jewelry type, unless it a big fat diamond. I think I’d rather have a new pair of jeans or shoes or money honey! Laughing. Not […]

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I have a problem. I buy too many Cookbooks & print off far too many recipes. I really don’t collect anything else but my Cookbook shelves have expanded . . . to non designated Cookbook shelves! One of my favorite books is Down Home with the Neely’s, and I’ve made many of their recipes. They’re […]

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 O.k. . . . just wondering, How many of you have read . . . Shades of Grey? I haven’t. Honestly . . . I haven’t. This blog can’t compete with that! Trust me, this will be much sweeter. I think . . . you should make this Caramel Marshmallow popcorn BEFORE you read those […]

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Today . . . I’m going to show you how to make a very complicated, time consuming cookie. You might even mistake it for a Candy Bar. I’m just pulling your leg. It’s square – and tastes like an Almond Joy – and it’s the easiest recipe you will ever make! I think these Macaroons […]

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Bananas ripen too quickly. Therefore . . . I can’t just peel . . . and eat. I much prefer a slightly green skin. There’s only one thing left to do. This . . . . . . and this and this. I actually doubled the recipe and made 2 small loaves of Banana Bread […]

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  Is there anything better than a HOT buttered roll straight from the oven? Not in this house there isn’t! I have my favorite roll recipe, but it’s always fun to try a new one. This recipe comes from How Does She and is also really good . . . in fact . . . my […]

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 It’s Easter! Bright Colors and sweets are popping up everywhere. I’ve tried not to buy too many tempting treats. Candy melts were calling my name though . . . so I made a few Oreo Truffle Pops. Easy as 1-2-3.  The hard part is staying out of them. All you need is 3 ingredients and […]

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