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[26 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,687 views]
Christmas dessert recipes recap, Part 4

Yes, Christmas is over and that’s a sad thing.
Still, for the sake of completeness, we at First Arkansas News feel obliged to post links to the last batch of Christmas dessert recipes we’ve put up over the past few weeks. We put up a ton of recipes since the first of December in hopes of helping people try out some new desserts this year.
You’ll find links to the first batch of recipes here, links to the second batch here and links to the third batch here. We plan to have …

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[18 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 2,112 views]
Christmas dessert recipes recap, Part 3

It’s only a week until Christmas.
Got all that shopping done? Got those Christmas cards sent? Got those specials watched and parties planned?
And, of course, how’s that Christmas cooking going? If you’re in need of some recipes that are sure to please, then we’ve got you covered — our resident cooking maniac, Marci K. Nobles, has been posting Christmas desserts recipes since the first of the month.
Bear in mind that the most convenient way of keeping up with Marci’s recipes is to subscribe to this site’s email updates.  Oh, and we’re …

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[3 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 3,381 views]
Christmas dessert recipe — gumdrop cookies

Today I am going with another one of Grandma’s Christmas recipes, and my husband’s favorite this time of year.
Gum Drop Cookies. Goody, goody.
I have seen a lot of recipes for this cookie and have tried them, but none compare to Grandma’s. These are easy to make and great fun when you’ve got a kid or two involved in the cooking process. They’re colorful, as festive as you could ask for, indulgent and absolutely fantastic with a dollop of vanilla frosting spread on top of them. Spice gumdrops or the more …

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[2 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,639 views]
Christmas recipe — Grandma’s fruit cookies…

Continuing on with the Christmas recipes, we’ve got fruit cookies.
Not fruitcake, mind you — fruit cookies. That’s a completely different breed of cat. Your relatives won’t be regifting these for the next decade. That’s a promise.
Don’t believe me? Give this recipe a try and you’ll love it.
These cookies are my favorite, and there is nothing funnier than watching my oldest sister Jo cut the fruit into smaller pieces (a process which can literally provide hours of entertainment). Fire up that oven and enjoy!
Grandma’s fruit cookies
7 cups pecans
6 slices candied pineapple
2 …