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Cherry-Pistachio Bark

Photo by Earl Nottingham
 
From our Recipes Editor Paula Nottingham, a quick and easy treat to keep on hand for the holiday season. 

Ingredients

2 (12-oz.) packages white chocolate morsels; 6 (2-oz.) vanilla candy coating squares; 1¾ cups dried cherries, divided; 1½ cups chopped red or green pistachios, divided.

Instructions

Microwave chocolate morsels and candy coating in a large
microwavable-safe glass bowl on HIGH setting for three
minutes, stirring at one-minute intervals.

Stir in 1¼ cups cherries and 1 cup pistachios.

Pour candy mixture evenly into a 15×10-jellyroll pan lined
with wax paper and press the remaining ½ cup cherries and
½ cup pistachios into chocolate mixture.

Chill 1 hour until firm. Cut into pieces. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.


Adapted from Southern Living Christmas Cookbook, 2013, Gifts from the Kitchen.

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bananna-scotch bread

BANANA-SCOTCH BREAD

BANANA-SCOTCH BREAD

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup softened butter plus ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar...
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 large, ripe bananas, crushed
  • ½ cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • ½ to 3/4 cup butterscotch chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Grease and flour loaf pan & set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar, add the eggs and beat until smooth.
  4. Sift flour, soda & salt together and slowly add to creamed mixture.
  5. Stir in crushed bananas, nuts & butterscotch chips by hand.
  6. Bake for 1 hr. 15 min or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pan for 2-3 min then turn out onto cooling rack.
  8. Serve with butter, cream cheese or by itself.
http://ediblesanantonio.com/recipes/banana-scotch-bread/
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SUMMERTIME MELON SALAD

SUMMERTIME MELON SALAD

Ingredients

  • 6 oz frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed & undiluted
  • ¼ cup orange marmalade
  • 2 Tbls. Triple Sec or other orange liqueur
  • 2 cups assorted melon balls – cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon
  • ½ cup fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1 small pineapple, peeled, cored & cubed
  • 3 small cantaloupes, halved and seeded
  • Mint leaves (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine lemonade concentrate, marmalade & liqueur, stir well.
  2. Combine melon balls, strawberries, & pineapple in a large bowl.
  3. Pour lemonade mixture over fruit, stir gently.
  4. Cover & chill at least 2 hrs.
  5. Spoon fruit into cantaloupe halves & garnish with mint.
http://ediblesanantonio.com/recipes/summertime-melon-salad/
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tomatoes

BROILED TOMATOES WITH BASIL

 

BROILED TOMATOES WITH BASIL

Ingredients

  • Fresh tomatoes, sliced ¼” to ½” thickness
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Your favorite grated cheese
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Butter or Texas olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place sliced tomatoes on ungreased baking stone.
  2. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  3. Dot with butter or olive oil.
  4. Top with your favorite cheese and fresh basil.
  5. Place under broiler in oven (or on the grill) until cheese melts & starts to bubble.
  6. Enjoy!
http://ediblesanantonio.com/recipes/broiled-tomatoes-with-basil-2/
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