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[22 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,960 views]
Christmas dessert recipe — Cherry chocolate chip cookies

At first glance, this recipe might look a little unusual.
Think about it — how many cherry chocolate cookies have you eaten or even seen? They’re not very common and a recipe to make them, as I said, might seem a bit odd at first.
But think about it. Chocolate and cherry is a great combination that’s blended often. You’ve got chocolate covered cherries, cherry flavoring is a common ingredient in filled chocolate candies and, well, there are a lot of examples. That being the case, why not make a batch of …

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[22 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | 4,118 views]
Christmas Dessert recipe — Turtle Dove Bars

Ah, the poor turtle dove!
The critter has been mentioned in the Bible, the pairing instincts of turtle doves were integral to the plot of Home Alone 2 (one of those Christmas movies Macaulay Culkin made before he went odd) and is featured in a Christmas song that drives people nuts this time of year.
By the way, here’s a bit of trivia. In the 12 Days of Christmas, the “true love” referenced in the song winds up with 22 of the birds assuming she receives a pair of them every time …

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[20 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,506 views]
Christmas dessert recipe — Gooey Butter Cookies

I did my Christmas cookie baking this past weekend and, yes, followed a lot of recipes I’ve posted here over the past few weeks.
I put trays together, and had my daughter take one over to our next door neighbor. Our neighbor sent some of her cookies back over to us, including gooey butter cookies.
Yes, I had to get the recipe and I’m sharing it with you now. Let me tell you — it has been added to my list of “must make” Christmas dessert recipes. This cookie is absolutely …

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[18 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 2,563 views]
Christmas recipe — coconut cake

Making a solid coconut cake was an art form once upon the time here in the South.
What’s happened to that art form? At what point did the proud coconut cake get so dumbed down that it went from a point of pride to a pile of white cake and vanilla frosting with some coconut stuck in it?
Do your family, your guests and yourself a favor and take some time to cook a truly spectacular coconut cake this Christmas season. Now, making this cake is difficult and can take time. But …

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[16 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,202 views]
Christmas dessert — Grandma’s Brown Bread

I was reading this recipe, and it brought back so many memories.
I remember sitting at Grandma’s dining room table and watching her bake. We didn’t talk a lot. Usually I just sat there and watched her. Grandma was the best cook ever. She could even make a can of green peas taste better than my Mom. (Yes there is a story there, and Mom will know what I mean when she reads this post).
There is just something special about being a child and watching or helping your …

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[15 Dec 2010 | 33 Comments | 6,549 views]
Christmas dessert recipe — Divinity

What’s this?
You want to whip up a Christmas dessert, but you’re short on time due to shopping, parties, volunteer work and all those other things that keep you occupied this time of year? You want to make something that is somewhat unique, yet also traditional this time of year?
I’ve got a recipe that achieves all of that — divinity. For those of you who haven’t tried divinity, rest assured that this divine candy lives up to its name and then some. It’s rich, decadent and all those other things that …

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[13 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,588 views]
Christmas dessert — sugar cookies

So, what can you do when you have a house full of Girl Scout’s over for a Christmas/birthday party?
Simple. Have them make and decorate a batch of sugar cookies.
Yes, we’re all used to Girl Scouts roaming our neighborhoods once a year and selling us cookies, aren’t we? I’m hear to tell you that they are even more enthusiastic about making their own cookies.
My daughter, Brenda SueCarol, celebrated her 10th birthday over the weekend. She had most of the girls from her scout troop over to help her celebrate. We made …

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[12 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 2,885 views]
Christmas dessert — Butterscotch toffee bars

While chocolate rules supreme around my house, some people would rather avoid the stuff.
Yes, most of our favorite Christmas recipes include chocolate. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate — we use all three in abundance when baking Christmas desserts.
But there are some people who — for their own unfathomable reasons — don’t much care for chocolate. Others love chocolate but do like some other flavors and textures this time of year.
Here’s a recipe that will please both the chocolate haters and those who want something a little different from time …

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[11 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | 2,562 views]
Christmas dessert recipe — Brenda’s chocolate chip cookies

My daughter, Brenda SueCarol, is a sneak.
However, there are times when her natural sneakiness results in something good.
Take this recipe, for example. It came about as a happy accident, or maybe an overzealous little girl who was helping her grandmother and me bake cookies.
We thought one bag of chocolate chips was enough for our cookie recipe. Brenda disagreed and managed to dump another bag in the cookie mix before we realized what was happening. Fortunately for her (and us), her bold addition of more ingredients resulted in a great batch …

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[11 Dec 2010 | 5 Comments | 2,362 views]
Christmas dessert recipes recap, part 2

Back on Dec. 1, the lovely and talented Marci Nobles started posting Christmas dessert recipes.
Those have proven popular, but it’s kind of a chore to keep up with them all. For that reason, we at First Arkansas News have fallen into the habit of posting links to those posts every weekend in one, big summary. You’ll find the first summary here and (of course) you’re reading the second one now.
By the way, it’s worth mentioning that you can easily keep up with recipes and everything else here by simply subscribing …