Monday, November 27, 2017

THE PERFECT HOSTESS GIFT--FROM YOUR KITCHEN!

By Mary Kennedy           

It's that time of year! Cocktail parties, dinners, family events. And you know you'd like to bring something home-made, but what? It has to be fast, easy and delicious. How about making something yourself--a touch of love from your very own kitchen? Here are a couple of possibilities.

Swedish pecans.

Ingredients:

1 stick of butter
2 egg whites, unbeaten
1 cup sugar
pinch of sale
one pound of unsalted pecan halves


                                            
 Directions:
Cut the butter in chunks and melt in jelly roll pan in 325 degree oven. Mix egg whites, sugar and salt. Stir in pecans. Spread evenly in the melted butter.  Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool before storing in a glass jar or tin. You can use Mason Jars...


Or use cute little festive jars that you decorate youself.


Another delicious possibility is chocolate marshmallow bark. Super easy and everyone loves it
                                           
                                                                                 

Ingredients:

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
2 tsp butter
3 cups mini marshmallows

Directions:

Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with heavy duty tinfoil (or just two sheets of regular tinfoil. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler over low heat until chocolate melts. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallows. Spread in pan and chill for one hour. Cut into 12 pieces.

Hope you try these!! Happy holidays, Mary Kennedy

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