Saturday, March 30, 2013
Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles
1 cup peanut butter baking chips (I used Reese's)
3/4 cup margarine
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Finely chopped nuts, unsweetened cocoa powder, graham cracker crumbs or powdered sugar
In a heavy saucepan, melt peanut butter chips and margarine over low heat. Stir in cocoa and whisk until smooth. Add condensed milk and vanilla. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until thick and well blended. Remove from heat. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours or until firm enough to roll into 1-inch balls. Roll in nuts or other coating (I used pecans). Store, covered, in refrigerator. Serve at room temperature.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Nest at Finch Rest, and I was oh-so-happy to use up a Christmas gift card on this item. When I saw it had arrived, I opened the box and was just thrilled with my beautiful new teapot and how carefully it had been packaged!
Monday, March 25, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
12 ounces (4-1/2 cups) uncooked rotini
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1-1/2 cups halved red seedless grapes
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 oranges, peeled and chopped
1 cup cashew halves
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cook rotini according to package directions, then drain and rinse with cold water. In a large bowl (and I had to use the largest bowl I own!), combine cooked rotini and remaining salad ingredients.
In small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and blend. Add to salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately (as I did!) or cover and refrigerate until serving time. Easily yields 10-12 servings.
Friday, March 22, 2013
discovered this is the "Peacock" Tinted Clear Pyrex color, made in 2002, and it features a basketweave effect but also came with a smooth surface. I'm shamelessly asking you to please let me know if you come across a piece of it sometime, either online or in person. (But yeah, I'm still sticking to my 10-bucks-and-under rule, so ... wish me luck!)
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
here and here, you can see a few examples from elsewhere in the world. In the second link, if you scroll to the last photo in the series, you can see this comes in green, blue and red (Phyllis B.!) in addition to my brown design. So what to do with a small, cracked, but most treasured teacup? Well, if I hadn't killed all my miniature African violets, one of those would be perfect in here.