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Ingredients. ½ Cup of Milk Chocolate Chips ½ Cup of Dark Chocolate Chips 1 TBSP of shortening (do not use butter, margarine, oil) 1 cup of salted peanuts Directions. Place all the chocolate in the crockpot, close the lid, and set the low setting for 1 to 2 hours. When the chocolate is melted, stir it with a silicone spatula, then with a whisk until smooth. Add all the peanuts and mix thoroughly until they are completely covered. Line three baking trays with parchment paper (there will be many chocolate clusters). Use an ice cream spoon or a regular tablespoon...

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INGREDIENTS Pots de crème 2/3 cup whole milk 1/2 cup whipping cream 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon finely grated orange peel 4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped 4 large egg yolks 3 tablespoons sugar Lightly sweetened whipped cream Candied orange peel 1 orange 1 cup sugar divided into ¾ cup and ¼ cup 3/4 cup water Directions For candied orange peel: Remove the orange part of the peel from the orange in long strips with a vegetable peeler.  Cut peel lengthwise into 1/8-inch-wide strips.  Stir 3/4 cup sugar and...

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We don’t “mind” apricots, but if we were an apple they would be like the stepson of your half sister's second cousin.  They are welcome to Thanksgiving dinner, but that is it.  If you don’t “mind” apricots enjoy the recipe.

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October 1st is National Homemade Cookie Day!  What is better than the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies! Ingredients 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts, if desired Directions Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat softened butter and sugars with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon about 1 minute or until fluffy, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg...

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Sept 28th is National Strawberry Cream Pie Day   Ingredients 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked 1/2 cup slivered almonds, optional FILLING: 1/2 cup sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream GLAZE: 1/2 cup crushed strawberries 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons cornstarch 3 cups fresh strawberries, halved Whipped cream, optional   Directions Cover bottom of pie shell with nuts if desired; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, flour...

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