The goal was 52 recipes in 52 weeks. I actually finished this up during the holiday season with some furious baking but didn’t have the time to write it up.
Recipe #48: Peanut Butter Bon Bons
- 2 cups peanut butter
- .5 cups butter
- 1 lb. powdered sugar
- 3 cups rice krispies
- 4 cups chocolate pieces
In sauce pan, melt peanut butter and butter. In large bowl, combine powdered sugar and cereal. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal mixture. Blend together with hands. Form into 1/2 inch balls. Chill til firm. Melt chocolate pieces. Dip the candies in the chocolate and chill til firm. Makes about 100.
This dish is a staple during Christmas in my family. Although technically I’ve made bon bons before, I messed up quite a bit during my first few tries so it’s not a guarantee that I’ll get this one right everytime.
Recipe #49: Haystacks
- 2 packages butterscotch pieces
- 1 can (3 oz) chinese noodles
Melt butterscotch pieces. Mix in noodles. Stir til well coated. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper or aluminum foil. Chill
This dish is another staple during the holidays. It’s probably a cheat to include in the list but the first time I made it, I burned the butterscotch, so it’s not THAT easy!
Recipe #50: Sugar Cookies
This recipe is the basic one I got off of the cookie cutter I bought. I got it in my head that I wanted to make little cookies in the shape of Gingerbread Men (except I don’t like gingerbread so I decided to do sugar) but dang if I didn’t mess up royally when trying to pick up the little cutouts. They fell apart, just like all of my previous attempts with roll out dough. VERY frustrating. Something to work on, I guess.
Recipe #51: Chocolate Banana Won Tons
The last of the Weight Watchers recipes to try. This was…meh. Like so many of the WW recipes, it was missing something…like sugar and butter! It was pretty bland. I could imagine with a little something something, it would be pretty tasty.
Recipe #52: Tyler Coconut Pie
- 3 beaten eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter (melted)
- 1 cup coconut
- 1/2 light cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 unbaked 8 inch pie shell
In mixing bowl, combine beaten eggs, sugar, and butter, beat well. Stir in coconut, light cream, and vanilla. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees till knife inserted off center comes out clean, 45 to 60 minutes.
A recipe handed down to me by my mother, this was the first time I tried it. I have to say, it kinda tasted like hers! Really, none of my recipes actually ever taste exactly as good as Mama’s but I figure if I can get it close, that’s all I can hope for.
After a year of cooking, I did learn a lot. I now have a fully stocked spice cabinet, I spent a lot of time Googling cooking terms I had never heard of, and now know incredibly useful things like how to cut a mango. My nemisis continued to be any baking that required rolling out dough-something to work on in the future. I have to say I still don’t like cooking-it’s a big bother and mostly serves to make me anxious and irritable. Plus, once I’ve seen it in raw form, I’m usually not even hungry by the time I’m finished. But I’ll continue to work on it a little, if only to save a little money from going out to eat all the time.