When I saw the “recipe” for these, I decided I needed to try to make them because they looked so easy and delicious. Boy am I glad I did. They turned out super yummy and they are an easy enough recipe that even the boys are able to help me with making them. The other positive thing is that you only need three ingredients.
The boys really like the M&M version. In fact, I needed to lock the deep freezer so that the Wee One wouldn’t get into them. I think these are his favorite of all the candies I’ve made.
Stars of the recipe:
either pretzel twists or waffle pretzels
M&M’s or pecan halves
Line a cookie sheet with foil. Place whole pretzels on the foil in a straight line.
Place a Rolo flat side down on the pretzel.
Put in the oven at 350 degrees for about 4 minutes.
Carefully pull out of the oven and then place either a M&M or a pecan half on the top of the melted Rolo.
Allow the turtle to cool and then place in a plastic bag and store. I froze mine and they did fine.
Who doesn’t love fudge?!? It’s rich and decadent. Recently I found a recipe for an easy fudge that I decided I needed to try. It is so easy to make and tastes yummy! The best thing is that it only requires 3 ingredients! Yes I said it right, I only needed three ingredients. Not bad for a delicious piece of fudge.
Stars of the recipe:
1-12 oz. bag of chocolate chips
1 can of condensed milk
1 to 2 tsp. of vanilla extract
handful of pecan pieces, optional
Place the chocolate chips and condensed milk in a microwavable safe bowl.
Microwave on 70% power for 1.5 minutes. Stir.
Continue microwave on 70% power for another 1.5 minutes. Stir.
If the chocolate is not melted, continue microwaving on 70% power for 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted.
Once the chocolate is melted, add the vanilla and stir. If you add pecans, this would be when they would be added.
Pour into a square cake pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. (I also lined mine with foil and then sprayed the foil.)
Place in the fridge until it’s hardened. Cut into pieces. Enjoy!
This is one of my favorite Christmas cookies. Today I was looking at the Southern Plate’s blog and found a recipe for them. I decided I needed to try out the recipe. Oh, my goodness, they were delicious. I ended up putting them in the freezer so I don’t eat the whole entire batch. They were that good!!!! 🙂
1 c. softened butter (2 sticks)
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. finely chopped, ground up pecans
Cream butter, sugar, and salt until fluffy.
Add flour and vanilla, mix well, scraping down sides as needed.
Add nuts and mix until well incorporated.
Shape into one inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 325 for twenty minutes, but don’t let them brown.
Cool cookies. When cooled, roll in powdered sugar.
I can’t believe the year is almost over. Before we know it, it will be Christmas and then we will be ringing in 2011!
Week of December 1st
Swedish meatballs over egg noddles, veggies
beef veggie soup, rolls
sweet and sour chicken over rice, fortune cookies
Week of December 6
Bacon and Parmesan Pasta, garlic bread or cheddar bay biscuits, salad (When I saw this recipe on Pioneer Woman’s’ Tasty Kitchen blog, I knew I needed to cook it for dinner. My hubby and I agreed we are going to have this instead of spaghetti carbonara.)
This is a simple 15 minute meal if you used already cooked chicken or pork! When my hubby tasted it, he told me it was better than the sweet and sour chicken that you get in Chinese restaurants. Now that’s saying a lot.
(There is no picture because as soon as it was finished cooking, my hubby had to eat so he could get to work.)
Stars of the recipe:
1 lb of diced up chicken or pork (already cooked)
1 Tbsp oil
1 cup green pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup onion, cut into thin wedges
1 (15 oz.) can pineapple chunks in juice
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
Preheat oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat.
Stir fry green peppers an onion in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or till crisp tender.
Remove from wok. Add more oil, if necessary.
Reheat chicken or pork in skillet.
Drain pineapple, reserving juice.
In a small pan, combine the juice, brown sugar, vinegar, cornstarch, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil; cook about 1 minute or till thickened, stirring constantly.
Return green pepper and onion to skillet. Stir in pineapple and the thickened sauce.