Monthly Archives February 2019

Celebrate National Peppermint Patty Day with Kathey Raskin

I am Kathey Raskin of Las Vegas, and I’d like to invite you to celebrate National Peppermint Patty Day with me! Since they were introduced in 1940, York’s Peppermint Patties have remained a favorite with candy lovers around the world. If you think the temptation is too much to resist when you see these candies in the grocery store checkout aisle, just wait until you try the homemade version! These should come with a warning label, because they’re addictive.


5 cups sifted powdered sugar

3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 ½ teaspoon peppermint extract

1 tbsp refined coconut oil

1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

24 oz finely chopped dark chocolate

½ cup corn syrup

2 teaspoons shortening


Sprinkle half the powdered sugar over parchment paper...

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Celebrate World Nutella Day with Homemade Nutella

February 5th is World Nutella Day, and if that isn’t reason to celebrate then I don’t know what is. I am Kathey Raskin of Las Vegas, and I’d like to welcome you into my kitchen for some delicious, nutritious, homemade Nutella! This is one of those foods we don’t normally think of making ourselves at home, but I think the extra work is worth the effort. Try it for yourself and let me know in the comments how you thought this recipe stands up to the real deal!


1 ½ cups raw hazelnuts

½ cup almonds

1 ½ tbsp vanilla extract

¼ cup cocoa powder

3 ounces of bittersweet chocolate

4 ounces milk chocolate

3 tbsp honey

¼ tsp salt

1 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp oil

½ cup whole milk

¾ cup powdered whole milk


The first step in this recipe is toasting the nuts in your oven,...

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