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I’m back…..

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Been a while since I’ve dropped by here, but don’t count me out! I have some great new stuff to share, and I’m going to start with something as simple as making your fresh pineapple better (did you notice all the yummy fresh fruit in the grocery stores lately?)

I used to chop the top off my pineapple and proceed to skin it. Doesn’t matter how you cut it, but next time, try twisting it off, as such:

Next, place your pineapple upside down to sit for a few hours, as this will allow the juices to re-distribute, thus netting a much yummier piece of fruit:

I think we can all agree that 2020 was quite a year, it sure was for me! But with the love and help of family and friends, I emerged stronger. Bring it 2021! Enjoy this beautiful weather and thank goodness for sunshine!
~Connie Kaye

Chocolate Covered Strawberries – Sooo easy!

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It took me about 1/2 my life thus far to even TRY a chocolate covered strawberry.  I couldn’t figure out how the two flavors would mesh.  WOWSER what I was missing!  I like the dark chocolate  but semi-sweet chocolate works just as well.  Up to your individual taste.  Here’s what goodness looks like:

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I couldn’t help but show how you the end product first.  Cannot wait to eat them, and I started like this:

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Clean strawberries

Plan ahead a little bit – wash your strawberries and them pat them dry a few times with new paper towels, then air dry.  If they aren’t dry, your chocolate will not be their friend.  Either melt your chocolate on LOW in a double boiler or microwave, stirring occasionally.  I would like to say dunk them by their stems, but that doesn’t always work so swell for me – you can always stick a toothpick in the top.  Dunk and twirl, dunk and twirl, etc.  You get the pic.  So, I just gotta admit, I’m going to take a break and cheer for the 16.1 hand colt that all of America is praying will win.  AND HE DID!  After a 37 year hiatus, we have a Triple Crown Winner!

I assembled my “supplies” and got started after the strawberries were dry:

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After refrigerating, I melted some white chocolate and being too lazy to seek out my piping bag, I put it in a small sandwich bag and then snipped the corner.  I piped it around on them to make them pretty, then back to the fridge to set up.  Enjoy!

~Connie Kaye

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Ingredients:

Strawberries, rinsed and dried
Dark or semi-sweet chocolate
White chocolate for drizzling

Rinse and dry strawberries.  Melt chocolate over low in a double boiler or melt in microwave, stirring part way through.  Swirl and dip strawberries then place on waxed paper.  Melt white chocolate and drizzle over strawberries; place back in fridge.