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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Mr. P and Holly & Recipe to Share

Did we not just celebrate several birthdays on my blog ? Today we have two more in the family.  October is a busy month for birthdays.

Twenty nine years ago today Mr. P had a big out of town hunting trip planned to celebrate his birthday.  He was so excited as he loves deer hunting.  But that hunting trip was canceled.  Our daughter Holly decided she was giving her daddy a big surprise and she was born on his birthday exactly 2 months to the day early.  Yes, she was due on Dec. 26, thus the name Holly was chosen.  She weighed in at 3lbs. 7 oz. and back then that was a tiny baby. Healthy from birth, she was in the hospital gaining weight and sleeping until we got to bring her home one month later on Thanksgiving Day at 3 lbs. 15 1/2 oz.  They doctor had thought she would have gained to 4 lbs. thus he was letting her come home.  Yes, that first few months was scarey but we were so blessed. 

Holly, you are the best daughter a parent could possibly wish for.You are my best friend, a wonderful wife and a great mother to Darbee Rae.  You are the voice to my phone calls, my side kick when we shop,the ear when I complain,and the hug when I need one.  Happy Birthday and we love you.

And I can't say enough about Mr. P.  He is a wonderful companion, friend, father and grandfather.  I am so blessed and thankful God  has let us enjoy all these years together.  There have been many birthdays since the day Holly was born, but he would have to say that was the very best gift ever.  Happy Birthday Mr. P.  Love you too.

Now, all that said Halloween activities are going on everywhere this weekend.  And we all know candy corn and Halloween go hand in hand.  This is a very simple recipe and if you love butterfinger candy bars ,, then this is the recipe for you. You will need candy corn.

Smooth peanut butter
semi-sweet or milk chocolate baking chips or chocolate candy coating
When using the chips, I add 3/4 block parifn wax to my chocolate as it melts in a double boiler.  This assures it setting up perfect.  Do not use if you choose candy coating.

Butterfinger Bars

16 oz. candy corn
16 oz peanut butter
16 oz chips, or candy coating

Melt candy corn in microwave for 1 minute.  Stir. Melt candy corn at 15 second intervals, stirring after each interval. When melted , add peanut butter and mix well.  Mixture will be stiff. Put into greased pan. Pan size depends on how thick you want the candy pieces.  I used an 8x8 pan. When completely cooled, cut into squares and dip into chocolate.  I always melt my chocolate using a double boiler but if you perfer following packaging directions to melt in microwave. Put pieces on Wax Paper to set.

If you don't want to dip, you can melt the chips and pour over the candy in the pan and cut into squares.  These are rich so I cut mine into little pieces and it makes it easier to dip.

Hoping all of you have had a great week, and now we are looking forward to the weekend.  The weather had warmed up here this week, but another cool spell is heading our way for the weekend.  Great crockpot soup weather.  Can't wait!!
Until we talk again.......


    What a great present to you and Mr.P on his birthday! You are blessed friend.
    The yummy recipe looks amazing.Oh my.
    Really could use a piece right now. Good thing you don't live close..hehe
    Hugs Trace

  2. Happy Birthday to your dear ones.. Hope they have a wonderful day...
    Love the recipe.. Oh my how I love my sweets..
    Thanks, Angela..
    Have a lovely evening..

  3. Happy Birthday to Holly and Mr. P! What a great birthday gift - to have a daughter on your own birthday. Enjoy all of those October days. Dawn

  4. Awww Happy Birthday to Mr.P & Holly! How awesome is that that they share the same birthday! :O) Hope they enjoy their day!

    Ps. The recipe looks super yummy!!

  5. Happy Birthday to your family! The candy looks delicious!

  6. Angela
    Happy Birthday to Holly & Mr.P!
    I was born on Christmas day and my mother almost named me Holly or Noel!
    I can't imagine how scary it was bringing home a baby weighing less than 4lbs. This was a sweet tribute to your hubby and daughter.
    You are blessed!

  7. Happy Birthday to your Mr.P and Holly! Hope they both have a wonderful year. Great candy recipe! Looks so yummy! Thank you.


  8. Happy Birthday Mr P. and Holly. You sure do have a busy birthday month!!!!

  9. Happy Birthday to Mr. P and Holly. Hope they both had a great birthday.
    Oh...the candy recipe looks and sounds so yummy.
    It is cooler here in Ohio this week...so I can't wait to make a big pot of soup for dinner one night.

  10. Happy belated birthday to Mr. P and Holly!

    That candy looks delish! YUM!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  11. Happy birthdays to your wonderful family! Is the butterfinger candy all gone yet? LOL! Looks so good! ~*~Lisa

  12. Happy Birthday to Holly & Mr. P!! My hubby & son also have the same birthday~May 9th. My hubby was also born on Mother's Day. Every few years, we have a triple celebration~2 birthdays & Mother's Day.

    Have a wonderful day~Becky

  13. Happy birthday to Mr. P and Holly. Thanks for the yummy recipes Angela. Have a great week.


  14. Happiest of birthdays to two very special and well-loved people!!! And - oh....that candy looks awesome....I have a real weakness for butterfinger bars.....It's down right cold here - woke up to snow flurries. Ick. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  15. Happy~ Happy Be-lated Birthdays to Mr P & Holly~ beautiful words!!
    Okay girl you just tempted my sweet tooth~
    enjoy the day~

  16. Happy Birthday to Holly and Mr. P..!!! I love celebrating Birthdays, especially when its not mine and I still get to eat Cake..!! Your sweet treat looks yummmooo! Have a great week-end:)

  17. Happy Birthday to your family! I am glad to see I am not totally crazy for getting ready for Christmas already. Oh my your treats here look good! Have a great evening.....

  18. YUM YUM YUM!!! Can't wait to try these out with all the left over candy corn I have stashed around the house :) Happy Birthday to your loved ones!!