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Fig Preserves & Fromager D’ Affinois

Appetizers or Hors d’oeuvre (whatever your occasion or whatever you like to refer to them as) are HUGE with me! I think they are a great pre-dinner snack, perfect with wine, and are a crowd pleaser! I paired fig preserves with fromager d’affinois (similar to brie), marcona almonds, and served on top of a natural crispbread (thin wafer). Oh, my ….these bite size treats are mouth watering! The fig preserves are a nice compliment to the french double-cream soft cheese made from cows milk and the marcona almond (from spain) adds a sweet & salty crunch and flavor. I highly recommend these when entertaining or just having the girls over some wine and cheese!

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Turkey Leftovers

As Thanksgiving weekend comes to an end I’m sure everyone is wondering what the heck to do with all the turkey leftovers! Waste not, Want not…Isn’t that the saying? I made a couple uses for my leftover turkey by making a turkey cheesy breakfast bake and a turkey pot pie which are both Mmmmmmm Mmmmmm Good! I hate wasting anything (especially food) so try and be creative with the leftovers so you can use up everything and keep the company happy. I hope everyone is fat and happy and enjoyed their holiday! Posting these two recipes now @ http://www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com. 🙂


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Time To Make The Donuts

No, literally its time to make the donuts! 🙂 I know everyone loves a donut every now and again, right? I do! I had the craving this morning and made cinnamon & sugar donut holes. All you need is a can of biscuits (I keep extra in fridge because they come in handy) and pull them apart into three’s and role into balls. You could also make regular size donuts by placing a hole in the center of the biscuit. Heat your peanut oil on the stovetop until its nice and warm then reduce the heat to a medium-low or low. You may want to test a few before hand to make sure your oil is the right temperature before you toss them all in. You will continuously flip with your tongs until golden brown on all sides and cooked all the way through. Place the cooked donuts onto a plate covered with paper towels to absorb any extra oil and then toss in your cinnamon & sugar mixture. You will need 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of sugar to coat. Bam~you have donuts! Tasty little weekend treat 😉


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Butterfinger Cake

WARNING …..SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET FIX AHEAD! This cake is probably one of the most indulgent sweetest cakes that you will take a bite of but its delicious! Oh, and did I mention easy? To make a butterfinger cake you will need the following:
1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix
1 Jar of Carmel Topping
1 Can of Condensed Milk
1 tub of Cool Whip
4 Butterfinger Bars
Bake the cake according to the instructions on the box. Remove from oven and punch holes in cake with a fork (the more the better). Mix in bowl the carmel and condensed milk and pour over cake. Allow to cool completely. Once cooled spread cool whip across the top of the cake and crush butterfinger candy bars and sprinkle on top. Ta-Da you now have a sweet & gooey butterfinger cake!
Note: It’s better when you allow to cool completely over night in fridge before eating and if your worried about the sweetness of it you could use 1/2 the jar of carmel and 1/2 the can of condensed milk!


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Almond Joy Truffles

Almond Joys got nuts …Mounds don’t! You can make these truffles with or without almonds. Chocolate and coconut lovers these are ahhhhh-mazing! They are also pretty sweet so they will cure a sweet craving if your having one.
3 Cups of Shredded Coconut
1/2 Cup of Condensed Milk
1/2 Cup of Powdered Sugar
In a mixing bowl stir together the coconut, condensed milk, and powdered sugar. Roll into balls and lay to side. Next, take almonds and stick into the middle of the coconut ball and roll in hand to shape into a round ball and hide the almond. Melt chocolate and dip the truffle in the chocolate and place on wax paper to harden. That’s it folks! You now have yourself an almond joy truffle …look out godiva! 😉


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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bananas

I might be part monkey considering all the bananas I eat! Here’s a cute interesting twist on chocolate and bananas. Cut the end of the banana off so they will stand up. Take a knife and cute a round hole in the top of the banana. I took a chop stick and hollowed the banana even more after I made the hole in the top. Place chopped nuts in a bowl. I made a homemade piping bag with a ziploc bag. I bought a set of piping tips to decorate with for $2 at the supermarket. I snipped one corner of the ziploc bag, placed the tip through the hole of the bag, and fill with peanut butter (so I could pipe into the top of each banana). Lay a piece of wax paper on counter top and melt chocolate and set to the side. Dip the banana in the chocolate, sprinkle with nuts, and stand on wax paper to dry. Then fill with peanut butter with your piping bag. I initially filled with peanut butter before dipping in chocolate but I recommend filling it last. 🙂


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Chocolate & Carmel Marshmallow Pops

Wowzers! I use to drive my girlfriend nuts always buying chocolate & carmel covered marshmallow pops at the mall and now I’m making them right at home. A few simple ingredients and easy steps …
1 Package of Large Mashmallows
1 Bag of Carmel
1 Container of Chocolate
Sucker Sticks
Melt the carmel on low heat on stovetop in a pot sprayed with pam and with 2 tbsp of water. Place a sucker stick in each marshmallow and dip in the carmel or spoon it onto the marshmallow. Stand each individual one on wax paper sprayed with pam because the carmel will want to stick. Once the carmel is firm on the marshmallow, spoon the melted chocolate on the marshmallow and allow to harden on the wax paper. That’s all she wrote people! Easy! Easy! Easy!


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