Two are from friends, one from my Mom, and one I found myself two years ago in a magazine. :) Enjoy!
1 Bag (12 oz) Semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Bag (12 oz) Butterscotch morsels
1 Can (14 oz) Sweetened condensed milk
Mix ingredients in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute, take out & stir, microwave for another 30 seconds, take out & stir briskly. If all chips are melted, pour into a greased 9 X 9 pan. Otherwise, microwave another 15 seconds until melted. (If you microwave too much, you'll scorch the chocolate...ask me how I know. :::wink::) Refrigerate until solid, then cut into squares.
SOUTHERN SPICED PECANS
1/4 C butter or margarine
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 C pecan halves
2 T sugar
1 tsp. salt.
In a large skillet, melt butter. Add the cumin and cayenne; cook and stir for 1 minute. remove from heat; stir in the pecans, sugar and salt until well coated. Spread in a single layer on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 300 for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Note: Feel free to up the ante on the butter & spices. I don't measure & I know I end up using more than the recipe calls for. :)
(These taste like cinnamon rolls in a nut!)
1 egg white
4 C nuts (pecan halves or walnuts, whole almonds or hazelnuts)
1/2 C sugar
1 1/2 T cinnamon (I use 2)
1/4 tsp. salt
Beat egg white until foamy. Stir in nuts. Combine dry ingredients and add the nuts; stir well to coat. Spread on greased cookie sheet; bake 30 minutes at 300. Remove with spatula & break apart as needed.
PECAN SANDIES (My Mom's recipe)
1 C margarine
1/4 C. confectioner's sugar
2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 C ground pecans
1 tsp vanilla
Cream margarine and sugar, add flour & baking powder (sifted to combine). Add nuts and vanilla, mix thoroughly. Shape with fingers into small rolls about 2" long, or small balls. Bake in a 350 oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Roll in confectioner's sugar while hot. Note: This dough is really stiff because the only wet ingredient is the vanilla - just keep kneeding & mixing - the result is worth it. :)
Knitting news: I'm up to the decrease row between ribbing sections on Gigi's top. I'd like to say I'll be finished today but.... I'm working all day & then hubbie is having a friend over after she gets off from work. I wonder if she'll mind if I knit while we talk??? hehehe