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Waldorf Salad with Dried Cherries

This  Waldorf Salad with Dried Cherries  is a very easy and simple salad with my take on the original Waldorf Astoria Salad which has a long, rich history. The original Waldorf Astoria Salad was created in the 1890s at New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel by maĆ®tre d' Oscar Tschirky. The original salad contained only mayonnaise, red apples, and celery, and was usually served on a bed of lettuce. In later years as is today, it is generally served with walnuts and other ingredients. Mayonnaise, red apples, celery, and walnuts are the way I remember my mother making her Waldorf Salad. In this recipe, I have combined a tart Granny Smith apple with a sweet Gala apple, and for that additional tart and sweet taste, I added dried cherries and toasted walnuts. From the days of my childhood, the recipe may have changed, but not the taste of the crispness of the apples, celery, and walnuts mix together with that wonderful mayonnaise dressing. Waldorf Salad with

Mexican Hot Cocoa

Mexican Hot Cocoa  is a rich drink so much so that it could be considered a dessert by itself. This recipe is rich in flavor, but not too sweet, and it is delicately seasoned with spices.

Tiger Butter Candy {Jennifer's Recipe}

Tiger Butter Candy is the BOMB! Can you guess how easy it is to make 3 ingredients look so sophisticated and taste so good? When my daughter was a teenager, I remember almost every time she went to the mall, she would stop by the candy store, Morrow's Nut House, and buy some Tiger Butter .

Millionaire Fudge

Millionaire Fudge is simply an incredibly scrumptious chocolate fudge that is as rich as the name says.

Classic Chocolate Peanut Clusters {Granny's Recipe}

Chocolate Peanut Clusters were a classic Christmas treat around my house when I was growing up.  It only takes two ingredients make these little jewels. The delicious taste of the sweet and salty together makes these the perfect treat. Chocolate Peanut Clusters are unbelievably easy to make, and when you have unexpected company, they are just what you want to make to wow your guest. I must say that they are a great addition to my Christmas gift boxes this year also. Instead of dropping spoonfuls of the clusters on waxed paper, I decided to use a scoop and drop the clusters into a mini muffin pan lined with mini muffin papers. Whether you are making them for gift giving, company coming or just to have some around the house, you can't go wrong with mixing Chocolate Peanut Clusters 36 mini muffin paper liners 1 lb. Milk Chocolate 16 oz. lightly salted peanuts Line a mini muffin tin with mini muffin papers.  In a large microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate in

Double Divinity

Divinity is a classic candy made with granulated sugar, corn syrup, and stiffly beaten egg white. With the addition of chopped pecans, this divinity is crunchy, fluffy, and simply divine.   We have had so many rainy days here in East Texas, making it hard to make my divinity that I like to put in our Christmas gift boxes. As you know, it is almost impossible to make divinity when it rains.

Cookie Dough Truffles

When I first heard about Cookie Dough Truffles , I thought, what a concept. When baking Chocolate Chip Cookies, who doesn't eat half of the dough before you can even get them on the baking sheets? 

Grandma's Slumber Night Party 2009

The highlight of the year for me is when I have our annual “Grandma Slumber Night Party” where all the grandchildren come for a time of making memories. We have individual crafts centers, each one makes their own individual pizza, and then we watch a movie that makes us all laugh. The theme is always God centered and full of fun! 2009 Grandma's Slumber Night Party "The Apple of God's Eye" As November was soon coming to an end, and I needed to begin to think about when to have this year's Grandma's Slumber Night Party, and what the theme was going to be. I decided to have it the Tuesday night before the Thanksgiving weekend when all of my grand children were going to be here together. While I was deciding on what the theme was going to be, I couldn't put out of my mind the words in one of my blog post "You Are The Apple of God's Eyes", and it seemed fitting since I still had an abundance of apples. The whole night was all about "Apple

The Original Hello Dolly Cookie Bars {Granny's Recipe}

Hello Dolly Cookie Bars are one of my all time favorites at Christmas. I remember my Mother would make these at Christmas time just before I got married in 1972.

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls  take only minutes to rise. Bake for 15 minutes, and they are ready to eat.  Don't forget to drizzle lavishly with powdered sugar icing! Homemade Heavenly Cinnamon Rolls These are the easiest cinnamon rolls from scratch and are perfect for yeast beginners because there is only one 30 minute rise.  It is the best cinnamon roll recipe you will ever make. It only took just a little nudging from the family for me to make my Homemade Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast this Thanksgiving morning.