I've made chili and chicken & dumplings.
My cookies and candy have been giving me problems this year.
I tried a new recipe for pistachio cookies that turned out to be a little disappointing.
My chocolate fudge isn't exactly as firm as it should be.
I used a bargain brand butter in my sugar cookies and they flattened out (it was that Kroger "Pssst" brand, hope I never have to ask for that one by name!)
I tried a candy recipe that my husband remembered his mother making when he was a kid. I never really wanted to make it, but then my friend, Sandy was talking about making some, so I decided to give it a try.
It involves making a dough with mashed potatoes and powdered sugar. You roll this out and smear with peanut butter, then roll it up and slice it. That's it. Seriously. Candy?
Sure, I took pictures... Before it all turned into a nightmarish, sticky, oozing blob.
It was a complete failure. Maybe it picked up on my bad attitude. The whole mess is now in a ziploc bag in the bottom of the refrigerator. Later on I might try heating it up a little and stirring in some rice krispies, then shape it into balls or something.
Anyway, I believe we have enough sweets around the house. Lonnie's brother, Don, sent us a FOUR POUND box of candy!
We will definitely be sharing some of that with our guests!