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Monday, December 26, 2005

Holiday yummies!

This is a yummy EASY Peanut Brittle recipe that my sister in law made this year! Got to try it!

Trish’s Microwave Peanut Brittle

½ C Karo Syrup

1 C Nuts *Peanuts or Cashews work best

1 C Sugar

½ t Salt

1 ½ T Butter

1 t Vanilla

1 ½ t Baking Soda

Put first 4 ingredients in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. Stir. Microwave on HIGH 4 more minutes. Add butter and microwave on High for 3 minutes. Add vanilla and baking soda and stir. Pour candy onto buttered cookie sheet. Let stand till completely cool. Brittle should be easy to break with hands.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Christmas Sweets

Grandma's Pecan Pralines
These are a southern classic, and Grandma's were the best!

2 cups sugar
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbsp water
1-2 cups pecans
Cook in a heavy pot until stringy (soft ball stage). Then, add pecans and beat until it begins to harden. Drop by the spoonful onto wax paper quickly. Let cool until firm.