Family Happenings

Summertime 2016

I’d have to say that I’ve had the best summer ever! Family and friends and so many good times were had, I am truly blessed! And although it’s GORGEOUS this fall time, I can’t help but look forward to next summer to do it all again! Here’s some of my favorite pictures- be sure to watch it in HD and full screen ❤

Music Credit- Summertime by DJ Jazzy & the Fresh Prince

Desserts · Favorite Recipes ♥

Mama Carp’s Lemon Drop Truffles

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  • 12 ounces premier white chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 ounce limoncello
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • zest from 1/2 lemon
  • white chocolate for enrobing
  • sparkling sugar
  • crushed lemon drop candies

In a double boiler warm up cream, add chocolate stirring well.  Turn off heat and add in limoncello, lemon juice & zest. Stir together and cover with plastic wrap- refrigerate 2-3 hours. When firm enough to work with – use a small cookie scoop and form balls, roll with your hands to form a nice shape. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Return to the refrigerator to firm up. Melt the remaining chocolate in double boiler- using a fork enrobe each truffle and return to cookie sheet. If the chocolate seems to thick then add a little bit of shortening to loosen it up. Top with a sprinkling of sparkling sugar and crushed lemon drop garnish. Return to refrigerator to chill once more before packing them into gift boxes.

 

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A Wedding Shower for my Daughter with Love

Thrilled is a complete understatement for how I felt last summer! Chelsie and Ryan were getting married September 14th, 2013. With all the wonderful parties that go along with celebrating their love- we had one more shower to go…. Continue reading “A Wedding Shower for my Daughter with Love”