You may remember (if you've been reading my blog) that yesterday I made PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE BROWNIES. Somehow I made too much peanut butter topping and too much chocolate topping, and since Mama's motto was always, "Waste not; want not", whatever that means, I left it in the refrigerator and then used it for today's project. Actually, I thought of just eating it with a spoon, but that would make for a lousy blog post, so I reused it.
So, no great recipe here. Take the peanut butter mixture from yesterday and set it in the refrigerator until it's almost firm. If you have to leave the chocolate topping in the refrigerator overnight, take it out and bring it back to room temperature. Take a spoonful of the peanut butter mixture and roll it into a ball. Using a toothpick, dip it in the chocolate. Set on waxed paper on cookie sheet. When the sheet is full, or you're out of ingredients, put the cookie sheet in the refrigerator until set. That's it. I am the queen of easy Christmas candy. You don't have to curtsy when you see me, but a simple salute would be nice. : )
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Until next time, Happy Cooking! : )
Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The first of Beth Wiseman's Daughters of the Promise series, this novel is set in Lancaster, Pa. Although Lilian's mother was raised in the Amish faith, she left home before baptism and opted to raise her daughter in the "Englisch" manner. As an adult, when Lillian's life is becoming increasingly complicated, she returns to Lancaster to her grandparents and their Plain lifestyle. At first, Lillian doesn't understand that it is a matter of faith, rather than just outward appearances and shunning modern conveniences. As her understanding grows, her relationship with God becomes more personal.
As someone who has traveled through Amish communities, I always find these books interesting. Although Ms. Wiseman's debut novel is a bit formulaic, it was enjoyable. One of the more original aspects of her novel is having the main character come from outside the Amish community. Since most of her readers are probably from outside the Amish community (perhaps all of her readers), this could be a wise move on her part. It sets her novel apart from the plethora of Amish novels on the market today. As our world becomes increasingly hectic and complicated, the idea of escaping into this fictional Amish utopia is intriguing. I look forward to reading more of this series in the future.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 9th 2008 by Thomas Nelson
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DISCLAIMER: I was in no way compensated for this book review. The views expressed here are solely mine.
TAGS: CHOCOLATE, PEANUT BUTTER, CANDY, CHRISTMAS
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