Peppermint Puppy Chow

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I weighed in today and lost another 2 pounds! How the heck did that happen?! For lunch yesterday, I had prime rib and scalloped potatoes. Not to mention cheesecake for dessert?  One thing I like about Weight Watcher's is learning how to portion. A lot of the meats you can weigh with a scale and find out how many ounces are in a serving.  Salmon is great too, because 4 or 3 ounces is only 4 points, and then we'll have green beans on the side. I'm pretty happy with that too, and I'm only 1 pound a ...

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Peppermint Oreo Icebox Cake

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Remember the Oreo Icebox Cake that I made? I took that same concept and made a Peppermint Oreo version. Have you tried the peppermint Oreos yet? Mmm think those are my favorite oreos ever. I've been looking for the candy cane ones and can only seem to fine minis. Then Trader Joe's has the Candy Cane Joe Joe's, those are fantastic and would be great in this. This time, instead of putting the oreos and cool whip into an 8x8 pan, I used a bread loaf pan so that it would look taller and a little ...

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Alton Brown’s Homemade Candy Corn

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This homemade candy corn recipe from Alton Brown is super easy to make, and you will never want to buy store bought candy corn again! Usually candy making is very intimidating for me. Dealing with thermometers and boiling sugar is not my cup of tea. I'd rather just mix something in a stand mixer and bake that in the oven. Now, I'm thinking I might go into my own candy corn making business. It was really fun to roll the sugar mess into ropes and make the ropes look yellow and orange. You have ...

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Homemade Grapefruit Slices

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I love, love, love candied grapefruit slices at the candy store. The orange slices are just as good, but I really like the grapefruit slices. They are really sweet and have a distinct grapefruit taste. And guess what?! they aren't hard to make either! I made these grapefruit slices while cleaning my kitchen. Every time you boil the grapefruit slices, you have to strain them to get the bitterness out of the slices. The last time you boil the slices in a lot of sugar and water for 30 ...

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Rumchata Truffles

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If you have never tried this drink yet run to the liquor store now and grab yourself a bottle real quick! This drink tastes like you're drinking a bowl of cinnamon french toast cereal and sometimes I just take shots of it right from the jar. It's really good in hot chocolate. Earlier this week, I made some white hot chocolate with peppermint and rumchata in the crock pot and never got to take a picture of it for my blog. Wish I had! It was super good. I've been experimenting with ...

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Snickers Fudge

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This is a layered fudge you make in different steps. I don't know why but the chocolate part ended up looking kind of crumbly on top and I felt like there wasn't enough chocolate. I did love the two middle layers the caramel and nougat part and I think it probably would have been even better if it had the peanuts. Left those out because I didn't have any. Also, it would probably be better to make this in a smaller size pan to get the chocolate layer a little bit thicker. I took a really close ...

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Pretzel M&M Hugs

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I've been seeing a lot of pretzel creations on the Internet lately and this is one of them, thought I'd jump on the bandwagon myself. I went to three different stores looking for the round pretzels and no luck so I opted for the Christmas pretzels. The round ones actually work better because the hugs settle in there so nicely. All you do is place a hershey kiss on top of the pretzel and melt them in the oven for 4 to 6 minutes at 200 degrees, and once they come out you place an M & M on top ...

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Alton Brown’s Chocolate Fudge

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I've been becoming quite the candy maker lately. I made some more caramels and fudge yesterday. I've tried making pumpkin fudge before, and I think there was something wrong with the recipe. It could be that the pumpkin caused the sugar mixture to start burning too early when it hasn't even reached 234 degrees yet. I tried about 10 different times  to get that recipe to work and just couldn't get it. That made me angry.  I decided to try a different fudge recipe this time from Alton Brown. This w ...

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