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I Just Kept Craving It!

I belong to two Bunco Groups…1005703_308901719244975_1049417750_n

One is family… and one is a group from my sister’s condo complex…

It was the Condo Girlsdiceladiesas I call them… the other night…

We hadn’t met since November… since we don’t play in December… due to Christmas and New Year’s…

We take turns bringing food…

There was Potato Soup k4285384 , Pimento Cheese/Crackers, Chicken Wings and desserts of Chocolate Fudge/Caramel Brownies 11115869 , Bourbon Ball Chocolate Coated Candies… and a snack mix

It was a very cold night u11251950… so the soup was perfect… and everything else was too…

I nibbled on a small plate of the snack mix someone had made for two hours… Just a taste… here and there… to not overdue…

But, I craved that mixture for a week until I made some the other day!…

The salty/sweet taste was just what I had been wanting!…

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Ingredients: (Really, any mixture of things you like)…

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2 – cups Dark Chocolate Cheerios

2-cups Rice Chex

2-cups Pretzels

4 oz. Milk Chocolate M & M’s

5 oz. White Chocolate Hershey Morsels

Easy… Easy… Easy!

Mix together all ingredients except white chocolate

in a big bowl or on a cookie sheet

Melt white chocolate in microwaveapl0035 … about 2 minutes… stirring as you go… until all melted…

Drizzle over the mixture and stir until all is coated with some of the chocolate…

put in refrigerator until cool…

Break up the mixture and keep refrigerated mab0018 … in between… eating it all gone!…

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I have enough ingredients left to make another batch… but, will wait a few weeks… where I won’t burn myself out on it… which I have been known to do… when I really like something!pgi0255

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Candy Cane Cherry Pie and Brownie POPS

I’ve never baked so much as this Christmas Season

Cookies of all kinds… and then more cookies…

I was then asked to bring dessert for our Christmas Eve Party at my son’s…

I had seen a recipe… not really a recipe… just a design you can make with Crescents Dough and Cherry Pie Filling…

2- packages Crescent’s Dough…

1- Can Cherry Pie Filling

Powdered Sugar + Milk for glaze

Makes 2!

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Lay out dough in shape of Candy Cane

on a cookie sheet…

I love parchment paper for baking… slides right off…

Save a little of the dough for the stripes…

Spoon half of can of Filling over each candy cane…

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Bake for approximately 12-13 minutes until golden brown…

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Drizzle with a little glaze over the top…

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I just covered my baking sheets with wrapping paper to make more festive… and added a green bow of ribbon…

This was hit… served with Cherry Bourgoden Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks…thCAGQO7WP

I then thought “CHOCOLATE!”… for the kids…

and bought “Fudge Brownie Pop” Kit…

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I made 2 packages for a total of 24 pops…

You make brownies as per recipe on package…

when cooled a little cut into 24 pieces…

(remember I made two packages)…

Roll each brownie while warm into balls…

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Cool in refrigerator… and then melt 1/2 of chocolate wafers in microwave…131224_008

dip sticks in melted chocolate and insert into brownie balls…

let cool in refrigerator again…

Take out and melt rest of wafers… dipping and spooning chocolate over balls… sprinkle!

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I tied little pieces of red and green ribbon to them… after cooling…

 a little time-consuming… but, all ingredients included in box except for the egg, oil and water…

and they look so cute… and really chocolatey!

With all of the cookies my daughter-in-law had made…we had plenty to choose from!

Great fun!

Mug ‘Ems… Sweet Things in a Mug

My Thrift Store Find” Antiqu_C for the day…

Actually I got three items

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and a pretty Cake Plate (brand new) which when turned upside down becomes a dip and chip dish… so unique! )

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I found a nifty little bookpretty coverspiral binding… and in excellent condition

I say… “brand new”…

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that rubs right off… since they use a black grease pencil240px-Grease_pencil

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Looking it up on the internet I found there are other books like them…

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I’m glad I got this one… will make the cutest gifts

This book contains 21 recipes. There are 6 pages for each recipe–one with the recipe and the directions for making the gift…

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Next page has the list of ingredients that are not included with the gift and the directions for using the gift

The next two pages are gift tags with the printed instruction and a form to print the recipient’s name and a “You’ve Been Mugged” label on the gift tag

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Complete except for the ingredients

For instance…

“YOU” mix together…

Mocha Pudding Mix… k12246388

1/4 c. sugar

1 T. cocoa powder

1-1/2 tsp. cornstarch

3/4 tsp. instant coffee granules

1/8 tsp. salt

Gift Tag Directions: Mocha Pudding

Mocha Pudding Mix ( which you provide in a baggie in a mug)

(the next four ingredients will have to be added by recipient)

1 egg yolk

1 T. Kahlua liqueur, (optional)250PX-~1

1 c. whole milk

and then there are the rest of the directions to make pudding in a mug

There are recipes for cakes, puddings, cobblers , etc. …

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Now, to be looking for mugs k3539766that can be used in a microwavek6591375

Valentine Chocolates

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Jewelery… k8363902

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and yes, it seems more for women than men…

Over the years I have received all of the above

and now Gift-Cards are considered pretty nice… and a dinner out

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My Dad always bought us Valentine Candy…

Mom got the bigger… prettier… heart-shaped box of chocolates

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I remember savoring each bite… and I could keep my candy for several days… maybe weeks… as I would take little bites at a time… and if any had nuts in them… They were given away…

I now love nuts… but, I had a loose tooth when I was young… and hated the thought of biting down on a nut and a tooth falling out… k10703732

I know… go figure!

Let’s get back to Mom’s box of candy OHL0007 … She was worse than me about keeping it for a long time…

We would have eaten all of ours and be thinking about hers sitting on the buffet in the dining room…

So tempting!…

But, you knew not to take any… It was her gift from Daddy…

Of course she would let us have some… She just liked to see us almost begging with our eyes… I believe she got a kick out of it!…

When we were finally told we could get a piece

We would find where several pieces had been pinched… a slight indention… where my Mom would have to see what was insideu22316014

We commented on this… only for our Dad to say, “It’s her candy… and if she wants to pinch every one of them she can!”…

Do you think that kept us from eating piece after piece out of her pretty Valentine Box???… Of course not!…

When the box was finally empty… she would let me have it… I thought it was just beautiful… and would keep my crayons, pencils or something that I felt was a treasure in it for a very long time…

I knew there would be a new one next year…

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Like clock-work… on February 14th   Daddy would bring in those boxes of heart-shaped candies OHL0007 x19299978 x19299978 just for us!

I TRIED!… She Made Me Do It!

I tried… I really tried… but, that Little Red Head Girl made me do it!…

She decorated the boxes in such an enticing way… I couldn’t help myself…

I should know better…

I tell myself, “Don’t go down that aisle”… “no one needs them”…”I won’t eat them!”…

“I’ll just get them for the guys”…

So… working myself backwards in this story…

see if you could have helped me… could you have stopped me…

I really doubt it!

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There’s the cellophane wrapper… They don’t even make it hard to get off… Just a little tear and it drops right off…

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Yes!… You see chocolate!… There was such a struggle going on in my head… Chocolate??? Vanilla with that Pretty Pink Frosting???… Don’t open the box Marilyn!…

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Ice cold milk in one of my freezer cups… That sure would go well with chocolate…

Do you hear me talking???

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This is that cute faced little red-haired girl…

SHE MADE ME DO IT!

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Putting her face on those pretty boxes… Just sitting there grinning at me… with that look of…

“I know you can’t resist!…

They are shaped like hearts… aren’t they the cutest!… Just try one… take me home”

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So how could I not buy one of each…Chocolate and Vanilla… Both looked so yummy!… and there’s Valentine’s on the back… The Grandkids will like them…

NO!… I will like them!… and it’s not for the cut-out Valentine’s!

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and so that’s how it all began…

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At least I didn’t fall for the sweet talking little girl enticing me to buy all of her products…

maybe later thoughValentine’s Day only comes once a year… and those Cherry Cordials keep calling my name…

and Doug would like the Iced Brownies… and Bobby might like the Rice Krispie Marshmallow Treats???

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The McKee’s “Little Granddaughter”…what’s her name??? … “Little Debbie!”… 

sure knows how to sell her Grandparent’s products…

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2 Ingredient Fudge… Delicious!

 Gift…

This is probably the easiest recipe I have ever made…

I didn’t have a thingsweet in the house…

You know those kind of days…

So cold… didn’t want to go out…

Somewhere in the back of my mind I remembered a recipe for making fudge out of Canned Frosting

I looked it up and sure enough… there it was!…

and it only called for one other ingredient… chocolate chips… which I knew I had some left from Christmas in the refrigerator

You can read the recipe that takes all of 5 minutes to make and then chill for about 10-15 more minutes until you can cut in little squares…

It is so delicious… and SO EASY!…

I used…

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plus a variety of chocolate/semi-sweet chocolate pieces

and it turned out like this…

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so try this easy recipe… You will be so surprised!

Ingredient ” Fudge

By foxysnana on December 06, 2004

PhotoPhoto by mailbelle

14 Reviews
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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Serves: 12-16, Yield: 1.0 8×8 pan

About This Recipe

“A family friend makes this for all types of church get-togethers. I ate some when mom brought it home and I could not believe how simple this is to put together.”

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) cans of ready to spread frosting, any flavor
  • 1 (12 ounce) packages chocolate chips, any flavor ( ie. chocolate chips)

Directions

  1. Make sure you have complimentary flavors.
  2. Melt the chips in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  3. Melt frosting until pourable, about 30 seconds.
  4. Mix together the chips and frosting and pour into a greased 8×8 pan.
  5. Chill until set, about an hour.
  6. Makes a very soft, smooth fudge.
  7. Do not use the toffee chips, as they don’t melt very well.

Thanks for “The Sweetest Award”…

“Gift”…

I was nominated for the SUPER SWEET BLOGGING AWARD

by a fellow blogger… Her name is Kim and lives in Montreal Canada

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Tranquil Dreams is her POST name and comes from the translation of her Chinese name. She says, “Life is about dreams and reaching for things that make you happy“… sounds like a great idea to me!…

Her passions are… Photography, Baking & Cooking, Writing, Movies… All things I like… so no wonder we became connected…

I’m to answer these few questions and then pass on the “Sweet” Award…

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Cookies or cake?… I’m pretty picky with my cookies and cake… Has to be just the right one before I’ll eat them…

Fruity… nutty… chewy cookies are my fave…

Moist plain cake… no frosting… It also can have nuts/fruit in it…

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Chocolate or vanilla?… Here we go again… I like both depending on what the sweet is… Chocolate or vanilla fudge has me… Chocolate ice cream

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What is your favorite sweet treat, cheesecake or frozen yogurt?… Like both again… but, would find the frozen yogurt more refreshing in the summertime and cheesecake more tantalizing to my taste buds in the winter…

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When do you crave sweet things the most?… After eating something salty… After finishing a meal…just a bite will do… at night with a hot drink k6581443

If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?…

My husband calls me “Rosebud” k3206611… “Sweetheart” k6223166… “Sweet Thing”… “Sugar Plum”k7800067

Do you want to gag now or later… But, it’s the truth!…

Another truth is that I think all of the people who read my blog must be some of the Sweetest

and they all deserve this Award…

So go ahead… and just acceptYOU DESERVE IT!