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I have had this recipe for over twenty years.  I think it came out of an old Southern Living magazine /cookbook. I made a copy of a page that contains four recipes but there is no identification anywhere on the page.  I plan to make all four recipes so I’ll add them and I add the recipes.

I don’t know why I have recipes in my head that I consider hard to make but I do.  Pralines is one of those recipes that I always thought hard to make.  Maybe I used a different recipe in the past or maybe I’m just getting old and can’t remember things.  Either way, this recipe is super easy and can be made from staples in your pantry.



  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of pecans





Just in time for Valentine’s Day.  These little morsels of chocolate are heavenly and so easy to make.





My sister over at Live Life Be Happy just posted the recipe for these deliciously, addicting cake balls.  You can get the recipe HERE.

 While you are there, check out some of her great travel photos and tips.


Grown Up Smores

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Though I like the taste of smores, I never make them.  The chocolate doesn’t melt like I want it too and my marshmallows always catch on fire.  And if you are making them over a campfire then you are going to have goo everywhere.  Or maybe I’m just messy !

 I have been eating marshmallow cream on my graham crackers since I was a kid. (I also have a friend who eats it on Ritz crackers ) I usually don’t even bother with the top cracker, I just smear it on one side and eat it but the other day I decided I wanted chocolate so I went to my pantry. 

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When I opened the door, I spied a jar of Nutella…BINGO !  I knew I had hit the jackpot because I love Nutella.  I guess this isn’t really a recipe so much as a combination of three delicious treats smushed together.  (graham crackers, marshmallow cream, and Nutella)

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As you can see by the photo, I wasn’t going for looks,  I was going for taste and boy do they  taste good.  I was slapping that marshmallow cream on thick so if you love marshmallow cream as much as I do, eat this when no one is around otherwise people keep telling you “you have something around your mouth, and on your chin, and on your cheek.”

Next time you get a craving for smores and just don’t what to do the whole roast the marshmallow, get a chocolate bar and try to melt it with a  semi-warm, probably burned, marshmallow, give this a try.

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Strawberry Valentine S’mores



Small heart shaped marshmallows
Heart shaped Dove chocolate candies
Graham crackers
Chocolate chips for melting

Cut graham crackers into small squares. Place a Dove chocolate heart on top of each square. Cut a small heart shaped marshmallow in half. Place half of the marshmallow, sticky side down, on top of the chocolate heart. Drizzle with melted chocolate.
*Pop them in the microwave for a few seconds right before eating to soften, if desired.


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