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Friday, December 18, 2020

Toblerone Christmas cookie recipe


I am the owner of a Sweet Treat Recipe Group on Facebook, and one of the members, Loni Riehl, posted this recipe and gave me permission to share it here!

After making it, I decided that it will be added to my Christmas cookie platter every year! It is THAT delicious!

Swiss Mountain Shortbread

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups butter, salted
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 14 ounces Toblerone bars
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar - for dusting

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Beat butter until very light.

Beat in sugar for about 5 minutes.

Add flour, cornstarch to mixture. 

Chop chocolate into chocolate chip sized pieces. Save about 60 larger chunks and set aside. Mix remaining chocolate into mixture. 

Scoop with small cookie or ice cream scoop onto prepared sheets. 

Press a larger chunk onto each cookie, pressing down a bit. 

Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. 

Cool and sift with powdered sugar.

Makes 50 to 60 cookies.  

*I made a couple of slight changes to her original recipe*

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving morning: Pumpkin spice coffee creamer recipe

Most of us need a little coffee on Thanksgiving Day morning, right? OK, a lot of coffee...

Whip up a batch of this super easy pumpkin spice coffee creamer today...You will thank me in the morning!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe

  • 1 cup French Vanilla flavored powder coffee creamer
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Mix all 4 ingredients together and add to your brewed coffee.

You can change the quantities of the spices to suit your taste.
You can also use plain, unsweetened powdered coffee creamer and add your own sugar or leave the sugar out.

More from The Fiery Whisk:

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Fall baking: Nanaimo bar recipe

These bars are a delicious treat! There is no baking involved which makes them perfect to make with children! 

Fall time = Baking time, right?

Nanaimo bars are a perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving dessert table...any Holiday dessert table for that matter.

Nanaimo Bar Recipe

Bottom Layer 
  • ¾ cup of butter
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup of cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs

In a pan over low heat, melt butter, sugar, cocoa and vanilla.
Remove and add graham crumbs.
Place mixture into a 9 x 9 buttered baking dish and cool.

Middle Layer
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup of butter
  • 1 pack of vanilla instant pudding
  • 3 tablespoons of milk

Combine all of your ingredients.
Beat for 1-2 minutes.
Spread mixture over your bottom layer.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Top Layer
  • 6 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons of butter

Melt together in a pan over low heat.
Spread over your middle layer.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Cut and serve!


Monday, November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving side dish: Balsamic brussels sprouts recipe

Photo taken from Food Network

 My mother-in-law makes this recipe and every time I just can't get enough. I could eat these sprouts as the main dish!

The salt and zestfulness form the balsamic adds amazing flavor to an otherwise not so tasty vegetable. The edges of the sprouts get toasty and a touch blackened which is my favorite part.

Roasted balsamic brussels sprouts

  • 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, fresh
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line baking sheet with no-stick foil.
Trim brussels sprouts by removing any dry leaves and cutting off bottoms, then slice lengthwise.
Toss sprouts in olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper to coat.
Place sprouts on baking sheet.
Roast for 30 to 45 minutes.
Remove and taste. You can add additional seasonings or balsamic if desired.

A few more Turkey Day recipes:

Easy stuffing recipe

Tender turkey breast recipe

Green bean casserole recipe

Friday, November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving sides: Sweet potato casserole recipe

photo: google images  

 I know, I know, you see the title, "Best ever sweet potato casserole" all over the internet. But, I can not tell a lie. This is truly the best I have ever had! I make the same exact recipe every year...I never deviate.

I am a firm believer in Boston Markets sweet potato casserole...but this one I love just a smidge more!

Now, here is the question of the this a side or a dessert? It is a great debate. I is a sweet side, so enjoy with dinner!

Best EVER Sweet Potato Casserole


  • 4 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 cups crushed corn flake cereal
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup pecan bits
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted

Boil potatoes until tender (or used canned sweet potatoes).
Preheat oven to 400*.
Spray 9x13 baking dish with butter spray.
In an extra large bowl, mash up potatoes then add the remaining casserole ingredients.
Mix together well and pour into prepared baking dish.
In a separate bowl, combine topping ingredients.
Spread topping over casserole.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes...until bubbly.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe

If you are looking for a buttery, rich stuffing recipe that does not contain meat, here you go! I make this every year and it is my absolute favorite stuffing.

Stuff your bird? No problem... make this then stuff it! Enjoy meat in your stuffing, no problem there either, fry up sausage and add it to this recipe.

Homemade Stove-top stuffing
  • 1, 8 ounce bag of stuffing
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • Optional
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped

Saute celery and onion in 1 stick of butter.
Add stock and bring to a boil.
Add stuffing and toss lightly.Add remaining 1/2 stick of butter to stuffing and allow it to melt while stirring.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tender turkey breast: Thanksgiving recipe

photos edited from Google images    


Here is a the moistest turkey breast recipe you will ever come across. I make this all year through and always on Turkey Day!

We prefer the white meat of the bird, so this is perfect for us. Slice this up right in the crockpot and allow it to sit in the juice for as long as you like...just as long as you keep the crockpot on the warm setting after the meat has finished cooking.

Tender turkey breast recipe

  • 1 turkey breast, defrosted
  • 1 can of chicken or vegetable broth
  • Olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
Set crockpot on high setting.
Mix all seasonings together on a paper plate. Set aside.
Coat turkey breast with olive oil.
Coat prepared turkey breast with seasoning mixture.
Place turkey breast into crockpot.
Pour broth into bottom of crockpot.
Bake for 4 hours on high.
Switch setting to low and cook for 2 more hours.
Slice turkey in crockpot to allow it to absorb all the juice and broth.
Serve when ready.

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