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Pretzel Toffee

Toffee Pretzel Recipe; This recipe uses basic butter toffee poured over pretzels and topped with chocolate.  You’ll love this toffee pretzel recipe!

Pretzel-Toffee-recipeThe hypocrisy is strong around here some days.

Just yesterday, for example, Robb told the way-too-skinny and super active teenage boys that they needed to double their caloric intake if they want to be strong and healthy.

I fully supported this plan.

Then today, he told them they needed to get their jobs done before they could eat lunch.

I also fully supported this plan.

Eat, don’t eat… It’s confusing, I know.

Then I told everyone I would be making snacks, but ended up making candy instead.  What can I say? Life ain’t perfect.


Toffee is one of my favorite candies.  Butter + Sugar… what’s not to love? Continue reading “Pretzel Toffee” »

Almond Toffee

Simple toffee recipe;  This homemade english toffee recipe is simple and delicious.  There’s no need to be afraid of candy making with this basic toffee recipe!

toffee recipeI don’t know about your house, but at mine, the chores get done really quickly.  Really well, too. *ahem*

Just today, The Lizard asked permission to go to a friends, and I replied by asking whether his chores were done, the chores he knows need to be done every week, or every day.  The chores that should be done before he even asks permission.

And he replied with a grunt of frustration, and headed off to practice the piano.

He is so amazingly efficient, he managed to practice three songs, plus his scales and arpeggios, in less than 10 minutes.  And sadly, it still may have been the best practicing he has done all week.

He proceeded to clean his room {from whence a seriously funky smell was emanating} which took less than 5 minutes.  Who knew a room could be cleaned so quickly?

He was both shocked and angry when I sent him back for a second try.

english toffee recipe

Some famous argument lines:
“Why does my room need to be vacuumed?”
“I already did that!”
“You make it really hard to go to my friends!”

Sigh.  Parenthood is not for the faint of heart.

While the holiday season does not exactly give one a break from the joys of parenthood, it does provide a change of schedule and scenery, which by itself is often enough to recharge the disciplinary batteries.

And if that doesn’t work… I usually opt for homemade candy. Continue reading “Almond Toffee” »

Toffee Almond Cookies

A crispy cookie with toffee bits and chopped almonds.

Source: My Baking Addiction, who uses a similar recipe frequently, with great success.

Yield: A mega-ton. I made regular sized cookies and ended up with more than 6 dozen.  If you make the large 5-inch version that MBA suggests, you’ll end up with less than 2 dozen.

There’s a Bill Cosby bit about how Americans can eat anything, as long as they have two pieces of bread.  Our sons were talking about this idea with their dad, on the drive to their boys-only camping trip last night.  It turned out to be a very pertinent discussion, because I sent tin foil dinners with them, and they ended up with no fire in which to cook them.  They powered through their evening fueled by Doritos on hard rolls, some theater candy, and soda.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the princess and I were having a lovely evening of fun and friends, fueled by giant marshmallows and white chocolate.  She then flitted off to a friends for the evening, and I was left home alone.  In the 12 years we have lived in this house, I’m almost positive this is the first night I have spent in the house completely alone.  How was it?  Blissfully quiet, truth be told.

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Toffee Blondies

A recipe for a blonde brownie with butterscotch chips and toffee bits.

Yield: about 24 large or 48 small brownies

I love technology.  I’ve tried to be pretty forward-thinking and embrace new technologies as they surface.  I’m not always amazing at this, but I have a pretty good feel for a lot of it.  For instance, I love Pinterest.  It is my new go-to tool.  When I find a great recipe or idea, I just hit the “pin it” button, and the recipe is mine forever!  Brilliant!  The real problem is that in my non-virtual “real” life, there is no “pin it” button.  My sister-in-law used to be part of a recipe exchange group in her neighborhood, and she praised this recipe quite highly.  She opened her beautiful recipe book and started searching for a pen so I could copy it down.  I pulled out my phone and snapped a picture of the recipe.  It’s the equivalent of a real life “pin it” button. ‘Cuz I’m all cool and tech-savvy like that.

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