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What is an easy candy recipe to
give out during the holidays?
I knew it was our last
thanksgiving together. It was our first
and our last all in one. Now that seems strange, but for this year we were
celebrating with our exchange student from England. We wanted to share all our
traditions with her. We played mud football Thanksgiving morning with some of
our cousins. I sprained my ankle, but nothing was going to stop us from
enjoying this holiday. My Grandparents came from California and brought up two
pecan pies. Auntie Sue made her famous Southern sweet potato pie and I even
tried my hand in making the cranberry sauce.
Our exchange student seemed over
whelmed, but we didnít care, we were determined to share our Holiday with her.
And share we did. By the end of the year, she was a true family member. I loved
her like a real sister.
But sometimes things have to end.
Jana had to go home in June and back to her family and to her own wonderful
traditions. We cried and hugged at the airport and I felt like I lost my best
friend. We vowed to stay in touch and over the years we have. Of course it is
not the same, but it is still very sweet.
At Thanksgiving I start thinking
about what holiday gifts I want to send to Jana and her family. Sending holiday
gifts over the ocean can be very expensive, but it is something I love to do.
I usually try to make some kind
of candy, because it is easy to send and can stay fresh for a longer time. I
add a note and talk about some of the wonderful things we shared that year.
Jana even tried to fix Thanksgiving dinner for her family. She had lots of
funny stories about trying to cook a duck, because she could not find a turkey.
I know it is not the same, but somehow I know when she gets my package of
homemade goodies, she is smiling and remembering. I will always miss her, but a
part of her is in my heart.
My favorite candy to send is
Tiger butter. Not sure where it got its name, but it is easy and oh so good. It
is the perfect holiday gift to send and it mails easily too. So if you need an inexpensive holiday gift to
send to someone who is special to you. Try this. It is good for the heart and
donít forget to add a note.
ounces white chocolate, chopped
crunchy peanut butter
milk chocolate chips
a 10x15 pan. Set aside.
white chocolate in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until
melted, stirring frequently. Stir in peanut butter.
Spread into prepared pan. Drizzle
with melted milk chocolate chips, stirring through mixture to create a marbled
effect. Let stand until set. Break into bite-sized pieces. Enjoy!