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Throneberry encouraged her audience to stock up on peppermints and candy canes this year and to decorate their holiday dishes and gifts of food with what she termed the perfect garnish.
The cookbook featured sections that will surely help recipients out planning for special holiday meals, in addition to helping families get dinner on the table fast through out the year.
Her section, "Forget the drive thru," is sure to help busy moms and dad with the dinner-time crunch.
Other sections of the book -- an autographed copy was given to each person in attendance -- include: Let the party begin, quick breads and muffins, homemade in a hurry, breakfast and dinner overnighters, delectable desserts, can-do candies, peppermint twists, from the cookie jar, and nuts, mixes and gifts.
"You'll find 106 recipes in your book, some are old, some are new and some will become your favorites," Throneberry said. "Take these and do what you need to do to make them your own."
Throneberry credited DRMEC's Brad Gibson, Helon Blanton and Connie Potts with helping her produce this year's book.
An added plus to this year's program, Ann presented some of her all-time favorite recipes and made index cards of those available for purchase. A sample of those can be seen throughout this page.
In case you weren't able to attend this year, here's one sweet treat included in the book you'll want to add to your spread of goodies during this year's holiday dinner:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 (6 oz.) package semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour melted margarine into a 13x9 inch baking dish to coat evenly. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on the bottom of the baking dish to form an even layer. Layer chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and mini marshmallows.
Evenly pour condensed milk over all ingredients. Bake 25 minutes or until bubbly. Let cool before cutting into squares.