November 26, 2015
You’ll love these melt-in-your-mouth squares…low cal you ask…why of course.
Toast pecans in a skillet on your stovetop, make sure to watch closely and shake often to prevent burning. Toast until nuts are golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and roughly chop.
In a saucepan, combine condensed milk and both chocolates. Cook over low heat and stir until chocolate melts, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add pecans and cranberries. Pour into baking pan, level the top with a spatula and cover with saran wrap. Chill for at least 2 hours until firm.
Serve with a chilled Mint Chocotini – mix together ¾ oz Peppermint liqueur, ¾ oz coffee liqueur, ¾ oz white creme de cacao and ½ oz half and half. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass with a candy cane stir stick!
We’ve designed a handy ‘from the heart’ kitchen confidence rating scale for you to guide you through the recipes (yep, we think of everything)!
= Everyday deliciously simple. Pretty quick, just get the food on the table pronto!
= Put your heart into it! Takes a little more time ‘n TLC!
= Go the extra mile! Gourmet – takes time and/or special ingredients and/or technique – worth the extra effort for the impressive WOW factor!
= You walk on water! You must be a Chef!
We’ve designed a handy budget rating scale for you to guide you (and your wallet) through the recipes. Recipes are graded from the ‘high-end caviar-type budget’ to the ‘lower-end spam canned meat type-budget’.
= Spam (aka low budget)
= Mac ‘n Cheese (aka mid budget)
= Filet Mignon (aka higher budget)
= Caviar (aka expensive…but you’re worth it!)