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White Chocolate Peppermint Bark December 19, 2008

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Yum!  Love this stuff!  I planned on putting the bark into a cute little container and decorating it, but my hubby ate it all!  OK, so I helped a little. 🙂  Good thing I took this pic earlier in the week.  This is so simple to make!

Peppermint Bark

  • 1 pkg crushed candy canes (yields 1 cup)
  • 2 lbs White Chocolate
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract

Place candy candes in a plastic bag and smash into 1/4″ chunks or smaller.  Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (I have a make-shift double boiler…I use a regular pan and put a metal bowl on top of it).  Combine candy cane chunks with chocolate.  Add peppermint extract.  Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet layered with wax paper or parchment paper.  Put cookie sheet into refrigerator for 45 min or until firm.  Remove from frige and break into pieces.




White Chocolate Crunch! December 15, 2008

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Yum!  Love this stuff!  Watch out cause’ it’s addicting!  Right Tracy?  This can be made and given away as gifts…




Wrap it up pretty and add a couple of Sprouts!


I’m sure everyone has been making some goodies lately…cookies, candy, snacks…yum, yum, yum!  I love the holidays!!!   I, too, have been making some goodies and thought I would share a few recipes.  If you have a favorite too, please feel free to leave a comment with it or a link to your favorites.


White Chocolate Crunch

3 c. Rice Chex
3 c. Corn Chex
3 c. Cheerios
3 c. pretzels
2 c. mixed nuts (I prefer peanuts)
12 oz. M & M’s
1 lb. white chocolate


Melt chocolate. Mix with Chex, Cheerios, pretzels, M&M’s and nuts. Continue to mix and break up until white chocolate is completely dry. 

Banana Bread Anyone? November 6, 2008

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This is Leah’s illustration of she and I making banana bread.  She’s been keeping some notes in this cute journal.  Leah loves to help Mom make the bread as you can see in the photo below.  She also loves to eat it!   




She used to be afraid of the electric mixer and run everytime I used it.  Guess my baby is growing up.

Thought I would share our yummy recipe – the secret is the sour cream.

Aunt Margie’s Banana Bread

1 1/4 cups sugar

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

tsp baking soda

4 heaping Tbsps sour cream

1 cup mashed bananas

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs and beat.  Add soda dissolved in sour cream (this is key).  Beat well.  Add bananas, flour, salt and vanilla.

Bake in greased and floured loaf pan at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes.




100 Calorie snacks… July 2, 2008

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Love em’!  The only problem is there are only 2 chocolate covered pretzels in one bag!  Ha!  I guess eating 3 packages defies the whole “snack” thing.