Black Bean, Rice, and Squash Soup

Black Bean, Rice, and Squash Soup     Yield: 10 cups Ingredients   3 tablespoons chopped, garlic, (one head) 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 cups water 3/4 cup brown rice 1 bay leaf 3 1/2 cups tomato purée 3 cups bite sized pieced butternut, squash 1 cup chopped, parsley 2 teaspoons fennel, seed 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper, (optional) 3 cups cooked, black beans 1 teaspoon salt   Directions In a soup pot, sauté the garlic in the oil until soft and brown. Add the water, rice, and bay leaf to the browned garlic, cover, and bring to a boil. … Continue reading Black Bean, Rice, and Squash Soup

German Chocolate Fudge

German Chocolate Fudge Prep 15 m Cook 6 m Ready In 2 h 21 m Recipe By:Cathy “This rich chocolate fudge recipe is as easy to make as it is fattening!” Ingredients 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 12 (1 ounce) squares German sweet chocolate 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme 4 1/2 cups white sugar 2 tablespoons butter 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 cups chopped pecans Directions Combine chocolate chips, German sweet chocolate and marshmallow creme in large bowl. Combine sugar, butter, evaporated milk and salt in heavy skillet. Bring to a boil over … Continue reading German Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries Prep 1 h Ready In 1 h Recipe By:Meredith “Easy, delicious cherries. Just like you buy in the box! It’s best to let the candies ripen for 1 to 2 weeks.” Ingredients 60 maraschino cherries with stems 3 tablespoons butter, softened 3 tablespoons corn syrup 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar 1 pound chocolate confectioners’ coating Directions Drain cherries and set on paper towels to dry. In a medium bowl, combine butter and corn syrup until smooth. Stir in confectioners’ sugar and knead to form a dough. Chill to stiffen if necessary. Wrap each cherry in about 1 … Continue reading Chocolate Covered Cherries


Fudge Recipe By:Dana “I double the recipe and put in a glass baking dish (9×13 inches). Nice for holidays . . . Keep it for a secret and family and friends will think you worked forever on it . . . (smiles). You can also use peanut butter chips and make peanut butter fudge.” Ingredients 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1/4 cup butter 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) Directions Place chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter or margarine in large microwaveable bowl. Zap in microwave on medium until chips are melted, about … Continue reading Fudge

Avocado Irish Cream Fudge

Avocado Irish Cream Fudge Prep 10 m Cook 10 m Ready In 1 h 20 m Recipe By:Sarah “Although avocados seem like a strange ingredient for fudge, they give a great creamy texture to a decadent treat. I often give it as a gift for the holidays and no one can ever believe it’s made with avocados!” Ingredients 2 avocados, peeled and pitted 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur 2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder 6 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup white chocolate chips Directions Place the avocados and melted butter in … Continue reading Avocado Irish Cream Fudge

Aunt Teen’s Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Aunt Teen’s Creamy Chocolate Fudge Prep 10 m Cook 20 m Ready In 30 m Recipe By:Kelly Phillips “This was my aunt’s recipe for fudge, passed down through the family. It’s better than any fudge I’ve ever had at the Jersey shore, and easy enough to whip up in 15 minutes or so.” Ingredients 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2/3 cup evaporated milk 1/4 cup butter 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk chocolate chips 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Line an 8×8 inch pan with … Continue reading Aunt Teen’s Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Famous Coconut-Almond Balls

Famous Coconut-Almond Balls Prep 15 m Cook 15 m Ready In 30 m Recipe By:SAUNDRA “Coconut and almonds dipped in chocolate.” Ingredients 4 cups flaked coconut 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup shortening 26 whole almonds Directions Line two cookie sheets or large flat surface with waxed paper and place large cooling rack on top. Place coconut in large bowl. Heat corn syrup, one minute in microwave, until syrup boils. Pour immediately over coconut and stir until well mixed. Using a tablespoon measure, shape coconut into 26 balls with hands and place … Continue reading Famous Coconut-Almond Balls

Slow Cooker Chocolate-Covered Nuts

Slow Cooker Chocolate-Covered Nuts Prep 10 m Cook 2 h Ready In 2 h 10 m Recipe By:Julie “Chocolate candy made in a slow cooker. This makes a bunch of candy.” Ingredients 2 pounds skinless, salted peanuts 1 (4 ounce) package sweet baking chocolate (such as Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate(R)), broken into pieces 1 (12 ounce) package milk chocolate chips 24 ounces white almond bar, broken into pieces Directions Pour peanuts into your slow cooker. Layer sweet baking chocolate over the peanuts. Spread milk chocolate chips onto the baking chocolate. Finish with a layer of white almond bar pieces. Cook … Continue reading Slow Cooker Chocolate-Covered Nuts


CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES WITH NUTS 1 box powdered sugar 4 tbsp. butter 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla 4 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk 1/4 cake paraffin 1/3 c. nuts 1 bottle cherries 12 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate pieces Cream butter and sugar together, adding milk in small amounts. Add salt and vanilla. Drain bottle of cherries, roll cherries in cream mixture to cover each cherry well. Add 1/2 cup nuts to what is left of mixture and roll oblong rolls.Dip cherries and nut rolls, one at a time, in melted chocolate. Before the cherries and nuts rolls are dipped in … Continue reading CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES WITH NUTS


BEA’S CHOCOLATE-COVERED NUTS 1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips 1 (12 oz.) pkg. butterscotch chips 1 (12 oz.) jar peanuts In a 2 quart casserole dish, microwave the chocolate and butterscotch chips on medium power for 5-6 minutes (until melted), stirring once. Add nuts, stir, and drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Other nuts may be substituted for the peanuts. Continue reading BEA’S CHOCOLATE-COVERED NUTS