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    Possum Pie, No Lie!

    I don’t know why it’s called possum pie, but it hails from Arkansas, and it’s cream cheese, chocolate layer pie. The toppings range from nuts to chocolate curls. It’s got a wonderful nutty shortbread crust and is pretty simple to make. Print Arkansas Possum Pie Ingredients Pecan Shortbread Crust 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup pecans chopped Cream Cheese Layer 6 ounces cream cheese softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons heavy cream Pudding Layer 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup cocoa powder 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 3 egg yolks 2 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons butter 1…

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    A Texas Dessert Tradition

    If you’re from Texas, you’ve had this cake. I pretty much grew up on it. It’s thin, made in a baking sheet, or sheet pan (hence the name) and has nuts on top, or not. It used to be made with part butter and part shortening (Crisco, to be exact), but I now make it with only butter. Crisco’s out of style. Print Texas Sheet Cake Ingredients FOR THE CAKE nonstick cooking spray 2 c. all-purpose flour 1 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. brown sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 1 c. Butter cubed 1 c. water 1/4 c. cocoa powder 2 large eggs 1/2 c. sour…

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    Crock Pot Candy

    This makes so much that it’s perfect for gift-giving during the holidays. Easy to make-dump everything in your crock pot (slow cooker) and put the lid on. Stir and drop-let dry, that’s it! Print Crock Pot Candy Ingredients 2 jars salted peanuts 16 oz. 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 12 oz 1 bag milk chocolate chips 12 oz 2 bag peanut butter chips 10 oz each 2 pkgs white almond bark or vanilla candy coating 1 lb each Instructions Layer all ingredients in a large Crock Pot (starting with peanuts). Break apart the bark into chunks and place into the Crock Pot as the last layer. Turn the pot on…

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    Chocolate Cream Pie

    This is a homemade chocolate pie that I simply adore. Print Chocolate Cream Pie Ingredients 1/3 c melted butter 1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs 1/4 c sugar 2 1/2 c half & half 1/3 c sugar divided 2 Tbsp cornstarch 6 egg yolks room temperature 6 Tbsp cold butter cut into cubes 6 oz semisweet chocolate chips 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate finely chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 c heavy whipping cream 3 Tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Instructions Crust: Combine melted butter, graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 c. sugar in a bowl. Mix and press into a 9-inch pie pan and bake at 375 for 8-10…

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    Frank’s Chocolaty Walnut Cookies

    I got this recipe this Christmas, 2011 from a gentleman in South Carolina who made some Christmas gifts for me. I guess he knows how to cook also because these cookies are now one of my favorites to make and eat! Print Frank's Chocolaty Walnut Cookies Ingredients 1 c flour 1 c sugar 1/2 c butter softened 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/8 tsp salt 2 eggs 2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate melted 1 c semisweet chocolate chips 3/4 c walnuts broken in two (leave in chunks) Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Into a large bowl measure first 7 ingredients. With mixer at low speed, beat ingredients until blended -…

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    Soft Choco-Peanutty Cookies

    I started this recipe by opening up my pantry and fridge, and this is what I came up with-do what you can with what you have is my motto. It earned me my first Blue Ribbon! Please follow and like us:

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