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Salted Caramels

Hello. My name is Tonya. I'm a Pinterest addict. I blame my cousin Shannon for getting me hooked. She is pure evil. Perhaps some of you have had a similar experience. One of your friends suddenly has all kinds of interesting crafts, baked goods and ideas for fun activities for children. You make the grave… Continue reading Salted Caramels

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Life In The Way & Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

I've been hearing from many of you about how long it's been since I posted anything. First of all, I appreciate being missed. You make me feel so loved. Second. I'm sorry. I was shocked to look back and realize it's been almost 7 months. For shame for shame!! I wish I had some amazing… Continue reading Life In The Way & Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

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Rocky Road Clusters

These should have an aka after the title. Also known as "pieces of heaven". When I read this recipe I started drooling after the first two ingredients. Chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Yeah. You really can't go wrong when those two things are going to be combined. I've never been a fan of rocky… Continue reading Rocky Road Clusters

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Double Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

This is one of my favorite recipes. It requires practically no skill at all, the time commitment is very short and the payoff is HUGE. Your friends will think these chocolates belong in a fancy boutique somewhere. Where people handle things with white gloves and there's soft music playing in the background. The smell alone… Continue reading Double Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

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MOPS Round-up

I had a wonderful group of ladies over tonight. We enjoyed sharing our ideas, passions and experiences and talked about next year's MOPS group. We also had food. Lots of it. For those who were there, thank you for your servant's hearts, enthusiasm, questions and support. I am so excited to take this journey with… Continue reading MOPS Round-up

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Perfect Meringues

Meringues sometimes seem a bit daunting, but with a couple of tips you can whip out a batch of melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness that are puffy clouds of perfection. I always make these after baking cookies it seems. I just cannot bring myself to waste the egg whites when some other recipe has only used the yolks.… Continue reading Perfect Meringues

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Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Happy Easter! These little candies are perfect for giving to some-bunny you love. They also make egg-ceptional Easter basket items! Hop some over to your neighbors, they'll love you forever! Oh, I crack myself up...ok, enough with the egg jokes. The peanut butter mixture is very crumbly, add the milk until you can pick up… Continue reading Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

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Peeps

It's Peeps season! Spring is here, the sun is partially out, Easter is just around the corner & the cherry trees are blooming. Which, incidentally means my poor hubby's allergies have kicked in. Poor guy. Every grocery store has boxes and boxes of Peeps lining their featured shelves. Yellow! Pink! Purple! Bunnies & chicks...there they… Continue reading Peeps

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Oh Almond Joy!

Anything that's recreating a candy bar at home I have to try. Finding this recipe was no exception. I found this recipe on a blog, who took the recipe from another blog. Both these blogger ladies seemed to have no trouble with it. But I did. Maybe it's because I used sweetened coconut and the… Continue reading Oh Almond Joy!

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Almond Roca

This is probably my most favorite Christmas baking item. It's also the most difficult to get done. Not because the recipe itself is particularly hard, but because candy making is a little bit of a science. In the area that I live, the weather is my biggest obstacle when trying to make almond roca. When… Continue reading Almond Roca