Monday, November 21, 2016

Peanut Pretzel Bark

Ingredients Serves 8

18 (1-ounce) squares white chocolate candy 
3 cup skinny pretzels, sticks broken into small pieces but not crushed, then measured 
2 cup dry salted peanuts 


  • Prep 
  • Cook 
  • Ready 
  1. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water until smooth, or melt in the microwave in a 2 quart glass dish. Microwave on high (100 percent) for 1 minute, stir, and microwave on high for 1 minute more. If necessary, microwave on high for 10 seconds more, and stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in the pretzel pieces and peanuts. Stir well with a flexible spatula.
  3. Spoon onto the prepared cookie sheet, spreading the mixture out so that ingredients are relatively evenly distributed.
  4. Allow for the chocolate to cool for several hours or refrigerate for about 45 minutes, until firm. Break the bark into irregular pieces, like peanut brittle. Store in cookie tins, or package in take-out food cartoons lined with waxed paper.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Long Time Waiting

Its been a long time since I can stand on two legs..I was given permission to start putting weight on my leg. It has been since the third week in august since i have walked. the pt helped me walk from my bedroom to the kitchen with the walker, she keep the wheelchair behind me. It hurt but it was worth it.Maybe buy Christmas I will be walking

Pretty Peppermint Bark


Pretty Peppermint Bark

1 16oz Package Vanilla Candiquik (or vanilla Wilton Melts or almond bark)
2-4 tsps pure peppermint extract
6 oz Wilton Candy Melts Red
6 oz Wilton Candy Melts Green
To make your peppermint bark, you will start by melting your Candiquik, vanilla candy coating or almond bark according to the directions on the package.
Three different colors of candy coating works well, but you could use two colors or go for four colors, this is more of an idea than a specific recipe. You can add one teaspoon of peppermint flavor to each color after melting, or simply add 2-4 teaspoons of peppermint extract to the vanilla.
The fun of this candy bark comes from the swirling of your different colored candy melts together, and then sprinkling it with a variety of seasonal sprinkles and candies. The sky is the limit as to what you use for your toppings.
When you have all of your ingredients ready, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare your candy melts or almond bark according to package directions. Starting with your vanilla, place spoonfuls of candy coating onto your parchment paper. It doesn't have to be perfect; you just want to get your white spaced out around the pan. After that, drop spoonfuls of your colored candy coatings around the pan, on and around the vanilla candy coating.
Once all of your melted candy coating is on the baking sheet, you will use a stick or a knife to gently swirl your colors together. You do not want to overmix or stir, as that will blend the colors (though if that's the look you want, go for it!). Just gently use a stick (such as a lollipop stick) or knife and swirl.
Now it's time for sprinkles! This is the fun part, and there are no rules; sprinkle on as little or as much as you want! You do however need to work fairly quickly, before the candy coating sets up, in order to have all of your toppings stick to the bark. For toppings I used a variety of red and green sprinkles, M&M'S Candies, Sixlets and crushed candy canes.
Let your bark set up for a few hours until completely solid. Once it has set up, you can break it with your hands, or use a knife. I prefer the random pattern that comes from breaking the bark apart with your hands.
Place on a platter to serve or package up in containers or cellophane bags for gift giving. While it does not need to be stored in the refrigerator, you do want to store it in a cool place.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Light at the end of Tunnel

I got the word that I can finally weight bear and learn to walk again with the use of a walker...they said it will be slow going but I have hope that it is quicker
......waiting for the thearpist to come today to give her the new script.   

Have a good day everyone

Thursday, November 17, 2016


            Today at 2:00 I find out if I can put weight on my left leg and start to gradually get out of this wheelchair.......It has been quite a while since Aug 23th......I hope it is good news.  I have been sick the last 5 days and I think it was from not taking pain pills and them leaving my  body ...nasyt feeling ..but pain is less and pill free .
Wish me luck

Monday, November 14, 2016


I am hopeful that on Thursday when I see the doctor that he will give me some weight bearing. I am really tired of the wheel chair and ready to try walking again. I know it will be a slow process and require much thearpy. I AM READY.. the pain is down to a level I can handle except when the left leg cramps up then it really hurts  so I am praying for good news 

Best Bud

  He is my best friend,he stays right by my side . I wonder how he will react when hopefully I don't need the w/c anymore. ...