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Peanut Sitting Pretties

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When I first met my husband, he invited me to his yearly family reunion. His mother has a very LARGE family with 3 girls and 5 boys. Each one of them usually brings a desert to the gathering and I was immediately addicted to these cookies his aunt makes every year.

These cookies are AMAZING and have all of my favorite flavors of chocolate, cookie dough and nuts. I literally walk by the desert table 50 times grabbing one of these cookies because they are so addicting. I promise when you make these, everyone will LOVE them!


 

PEANUT SITTING PRETTIES

Total Time: 1 Hr 14 Min – Yield 48 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups, Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup, Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs (separated)
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons, Vanilla
  • 3 Cups, Flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoon, Salt
  • Finely Chopped Nuts
  • 1 (8 oz) can Vanilla Frosting or Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Bag M&M Peanut Candy

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Blend butter and sugar in a bowl. Stir in egg yolks and vanilla. Sift flour and salt into bowl; mix well. Chill 1 hour.
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls. Dip into slightly beaten egg whites. Roll in chopped nuts. Place 1-inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 7 minutes.
  4. Press thumb into center of each. Bake 5 to 7 minutes longer or until done. Then let cool.
  5. Fill with frosting and top with M&M candies.

THE NUT JOB – Blu-Ray & Combo Pack – Available APRIL 15th

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Courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Easter is right around the corner… and you still haven’t decided what to get for your kids baskets?!?  THE NUT JOB DVD hits stores TUESDAY, APRIL 15TH! This would look perfect right next to those yummy Peeps… make sure and snatch it up quick!

Universal City, California, February 19, 2014 – Be prepared for one squirrelly adventure in the action-packed comedy, The Nut Job, starring Will Arnett (Despicable Me, Ratatouille) as Surly, a mischievous squirrel on a mission to prove himself. The Nut Job comes to Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet as well as On Demand on April 15, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on DIGITAL HD one week early on April 8, 2014.

Surly (Arnett) is a mischievous squirrel with a mission: to find the tastiest nuts for winter. When he discovers a whole store filled with his favorite food, he plans a heist of nutrageous proportions. But the place turns out to be owned by ruthless bank robbers so it’s up to Surly and his furry friends to stop the nearby bank heist and save the town. 

Showcasing an all-star cast including Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Whole Lotta Love), Liam Neeson (Non-Stop, The Grey), Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, The Ugly Truth), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Turbo), Jeff Dunham (Arguing With Myself, Spark of Insanity) and Gabriel Iglesias (Magic Mike, Hot & Fluffy), The Nut Job will prove “Enormously Entertaining” for the whole family (Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru)!

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Universal City, California, 19 de febrero de 2014 – Prepárate para una aventura “ardillesca” con la comedia repleta de acción The Nut Job, protagonizada por Will Arnett (Despicable Me, Ratatouille) como Surly, una traviesa ardilla que emprende una misión para probarse a sí mismo. Universal Studios Home Entertainment estrenará The Nut Job el 15 de abril de 2014 en Blu-ray 3D y Blu-ray Combo Pack que incluye un Blu-ray, un DVD, y una copia DIGITAL HD con UltraViolet así como en el formato On Demand. La película también estará disponible en versión DIGITAL HD una semana antes, el 8 de abril de 2014.

Surly (Arnett) es una traviesa ardilla con una misión: encontrar las nueces más sabrosas para el invierno. Cuando descubre una tienda completa llena de su comida favorita, planea realizar un robo de proporciones épicas. Pero resulta que el lugar pertenece a unos despiadados ladrones de bancos, de modo que Surly y sus peludos amigos deberán detener el inminente robo de un banco y salvar a la ciudad. 

Con un reparto estelar que incluye a Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Whole Lotta Love), Liam Neeson (Non-Stop, The Grey), Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, The Ugly Truth), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Turbo), Jeff Dunham (Arguing With Myself, Spark of Insanity) y Gabriel Iglesias (Magic Mike, Hot & Fluffy), ¡The Nut Job demostrará ser “un enorme entretenimiento” para toda la familia (Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru)!

Dark Chocolate Waffles

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Courtesy of Bon Appetit

Courtesy of Bon Appetit

Ok… so waffles are just SO yummy all on their own… throw in some chocolate and they become AWESOME! Need a fun Valentine’s breakfast idea for your main squeeze or the kidos?!? You can even pre-mix the dry ingredients and keep it in the pantry for another time. Check out this recipe from Bon Appetit!

DARK CHOCOLATE WAFFLES

Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for this.
SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • ¼ cup (packed) brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 3 large eggs, separated
    • 2 cups buttermilk
    • ½ cup olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at least 70% cacao), finely chopped
    • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
    • Unsalted butter and warm pure maple syrup (for serving)

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 250°. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add egg yolks, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Blend with a fork, then gradually incorporate dry ingredients, mixing just until combined.
  • Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat egg whites in a small bowl until soft peaks form. Working in 2 batches, fold egg whites into batter just until combined. Fold in chocolate.
  • Heat a waffle iron until very hot; lightly coat with nonstick spray. Working in batches, cook waffles until cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack set inside a baking sheet, cover loosely with foil, and keep warm in oven until ready to serve.
  • Serve waffles with butter and syrup.
  • DO AHEAD: Batter with egg whites can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover and chill.

Nutritional Information

Calories (kcal) 560 Fat (g) 35 Saturated Fat (g) 11 Cholesterol (mg) 115 Carbohydrates (g) 62 Dietary Fiber (g) 5 Total Sugars (g) 25 Protein (g) 13 Sodium (mg) 840

Holiday Giveaway – Little Black Dress

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