8 months of the year Arizona is heaven, the other four is that other place.
Let's leave that for now and talk about the best time of year in the A-ZONE.
Winters here are bliss. While the rest of the northern hemisphere is shivering we are hanging lights in shorts and t-shirts.
My Mom makes the best Christmas cookies in the entire universe. I bugged her for years to give me her recipes and last year ( bless her heart) she FINALLY relented and gave me one of the best presents ever. A box filled with copies of all her secrets. I love my Mom. One of her best are her rum-balls.
RUM BALLS YEAH !!!
Ok so I took it up a notch and came up with these.
I call them CHEF NICK'S REINDEER POOP !!!
easy no bake cookies
1 package of chocolate wafers (2 cups packed), Nabisco brand, pulverize to powder in a food-processor.
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup of candy-cane liqueur , I used BOLL'S
for the rolling
1/8 cup powdered sugar
1/8 cup pulverized candy cane, use your food-processor
Pulverize is a cool word. It means to reduce to a powder. DO IT.
add the corn syrup and candy-cane liqueur and stir together, it's a paste.
combine your powdered sugar and pulverized candy-cane in a separate bowl, get ready for it
Let the balls rest for 'bout 30 minutes. Then roll them in your combined candy-cane and powdered sugar mess. Let them dry for a day on wax-paper.
That's it, you're done. My family got these as presents last Christmas. Thanks Mom. You inspire me everyday. Now just chill. We cook poor but eat rich.
Get your grub on, Ciao
|my super cute tree|
|Mom and Dad gave me my nutcracker when I was very young. I still love him.|