Chocolate Marshmallow Pie

Thursday, December 3, 2015

One  of the wonderful things I love about holidays is the food. We seem to have the same foods every year at my mom's house, depending on the holiday, of course. And usually , the foods we eat then are the only times throughput the year that we do. That way we can all look forward to it when the time comes. And everyone has a particular recipe that they make every year and bring to the table. One of our family's favorites for Thanksgiving is this Chocolate Marshmallow Pie. My aunt makes two of them every year and they are inhaled . I have no idea when she started making them, but I cannot remember a Thanksgiving meal that didn't end with a slice of this pie. The crust is chocolatey, the filling marshmallowy and creamy and the unsweetened chocolate grated on the top.... HEAVEN!!!!!  I recommend making two of these if you are having people over. It will be eaten quickly, with smiles all around.
One of the problems I have had is finding chocolate wafer cookies. Sometimes I can find them in the ice cream section at Harris Teeter. Many times I cannot. So I have used oreo cookies ( scrape out the filling) or my new go to, chocolate animal crackers. And I always use crushed pecans in my crust. Inever think  to pick up walnuts while I am out, except when I need hem specifically for a recipe. I always have pecans in the kitchen , so that is what I use.


Chocolate Marshmallow Pie
1 cup chopped chocolate wafer cookies
1/2 c pecans or walnuts, finely chopped
1/4 c butter, softened
Mix all ingredients well and press into a pie plate. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 7 minutes. Cool.

32 Marshmallows
1/2 c whole milk
1/2 pint whipping cream
1 1/2 oz ( 1 square) unsweetened chocolate, grated
In a double broiler, heat marshmallows and milk until melted. Cool Completely.
Whip the 1/2 pint of whipping cream. Slowly fold the marshmallow cream into the whipped cream. Pour into the chocolate crust.
Grate the chocolate over the pie . Chill well before serving.

Reindeer Silhouettes on Burlap

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I am decorating for Christmas this year with lots of burlap, greenery , and black and white. I love the neutral palette and these wall hangings are a perfect fir for our walls.  At the moment I am obsessed with burlap. Obsessed. I saw these cute wooden reindeer in the Christmas aisle at Michael's earlier this week and picked up a few of each size. Large and small. I also picked up a few packs on framed burlap . I used 12" x 12" burlap for the large reindeer and 4 6" x 6" burlap frames for the large. This project was so easy! I painted the reindeer matte black with acrylic paint. I used E6000 glue to mount the small reindeer onto the frames and I attached the larger reindeer with twine to silver clips that I attached to the top of the 12" x 12" frames. You guys, this craft project is a huge win!  They are going to look perfect on my walls for the holidays. Stay tuned for pics sand tutorials on other Christmas decor! Enjoy your weekend !