Thursday, December 13, 2012


All the comments I am getting seem to be about Sweets!! Well the holidays are all about how brought the best right? It's not about who cooked the best turkey or ham or prime rib. Sweets are the holidays and getting plates of cookies and candies is the best!! Well I know I haven't posted a recipe for a while but I've been putting my FAVORITE recipes together for you:) so here they are. Enjoy!

Cherry Almond Bark
1(10oz) Jar of Maraschino Cherries
1 (24oz) Pkg of Vanilla Chocolate or Almond Bark
1 cup Chopped Almonds
1/2 teaspoon Almond Flavor

      Chop the jar of cherries and place on a paper towel to help drain more. Chop almonds. Line a cookie sheet(2) with wax paper. Melt Almond Bark in a heavy sauce pan, stirring constantly. When fully melted add cherries and almonds and LASTLY the almond flavor. Spread on Wax paper. Let cool for 30 minutes. Break at random and store in a ziplock bag in the fridge until needed:) 

Christmas Morning Monkey Bread: this recipe is made the night before and cooked in the morning
16-20 Rhodes Rolls (frozen)
6 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1 box Butterscotch pudding (NOT instant)

      Christmas Eve: Grease pan with butter. Add rolls. In a sauce pan combine butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Let melt over low heat, meanwhile take dry pudding powder and pour over rolls. Pour melted butter mixture over rolls. Cover with plastic wrap and place on stove over night. 
      Christmas Morning: remove plastiic wrap and place in oven at 375degrees for 25-30 minutes. When done wait 5-10 minutes then flip over on a large plate. Enjoy:)

Estroms Almond Toffee

2 cups sugar
1 pound butter
1 large Symphony candy bar
1 cup water
4 cups almonds
Ice bath for cooling

Melt Chocolate with a double boiler technique. While chocolate is melting prepare ice bath. Chop I cup Almonds for top of candy.  In a heavy sauce pan place sugar and water. cook over high heat. cover until high boil is reached. remove lib and cook until candy spins a thread (230 degrees) Keep spoon in pan. add 1/4 butter at a time stirring constantly. Add 3 cups almond and stir, stir, stir until you drop!!! Warning Almonds will pop:) Pour into a pan and place in ice bath. spread chocolate and sprinkle with nuts. Enjoy!

 I didn't dare put a sugar cookie because I can't make them and everyone has their favorite recipe for them. I hope you find these yummy, quick, and the best sweet on the plate. If you do try a recipe let me know how it goes in the comments and if you would suggest anything different. Thanks


  1. The Monkey Bread looks DELICIOUS :) I think I'll have to try it out. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I'm so going to make that Monkey Bread for Christmas Morning! The other recipes look yummy, too! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. Those all look scrumptious and easy to make!

  4. They all look so good. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Those are some awesome looking recipes. Can't wait to try some. Thanks for sharing.


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