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Old 12-19-2012, 08:10 PM   #16
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Mom always called them Butter Balls, Wife's family just called them the Balls. Some call them Snow Balls. I think they are actually Italian Wedding Cookies, but we always make them with lts of chopped pecans instead of almonds.

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:05 PM   #17
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No traditions or special treats when I was kid. However, after I got married, I discovered that my MIL made wonderful pralines, penuche, and divinity. Every Christmas she made so many batches she lost count and she gave it away to friends, neighbors, church members, club members, relatives, etc.

I sure miss her and her candy (and the best strawberry cake made from scratch I've ever had).
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:21 PM   #18
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Mom always called them Butter Balls, Wife's family just called them the Balls. Some call them Snow Balls. I think they are actually Italian Wedding Cookies, but we always make them with lts of chopped pecans instead of almonds.

I've made these ---- they are yummy!
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I've made them too & called them "Russian Tea cakes".
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:06 AM   #20
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I've made them too & called them "Russian Tea cakes".
I've heard that name used too.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:15 AM   #21
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Growing up, my grandfather was head of the bank. Every Christmas, the bank received a huge box of Whitmans & a huge box of Russell Stover. One box went home with him & one box was split among the other employees. (large boxes, small bank) He would take Whitman's one year & Stover the next. I would love either now!

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Old 12-20-2012, 05:23 AM   #22
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My grandparents owned a bakery for many years, so perhaps I had an unfair advantage!
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:25 PM   #23
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Growing up, my grandfather was head of the bank. Every Christmas, the bank received a huge box of Whitmans & a huge box of Russell Stover. One box went home with him & one box was split among the other employees. (large boxes, small bank) He would take Whitman's one year & Stover the next. I would love either now!
When I was in high school (back in the dark ages), I dated a boy whose mother was a manager for Russell Stover. I don't think he ever came over to the house without bringing some chocolates. I got used to their taste and even today, there is not another chocolate, in my opinion, that begins to compare with Russell Stover.

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:29 PM   #24
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sadly we have none of these family traditions of holiday cookies and such that i'm reading here.

however someone did get the urge to whip up a batch of pecan fudge last night that was pretty.

and I think I could live off of pecan pie, and I can usually count on there being at least one around for the holiday's, and if aunt so and so who can't cook stops at Sam's I may end up with some leftover to take home after Christmas.

another thing I like at the Holiday's, cranberries.... don't seem like to many other people care for them. not the cranberry sauce, but the real thng
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Growing up, my grandfather was head of the bank. Every Christmas, the bank received a huge box of Whitmans & a huge box of Russell Stover. One box went home with him & one box was split among the other employees. (large boxes, small bank) He would take Whitman's one year & Stover the next. I would love either now!
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When I was in high school (back in the dark ages), I dated a boy whose mother was a manager for Russell Stover. I don't think he ever came over to the house without bringing some chocolates. I got used to their taste and even today, there is not another chocolate, in my opinion, that begins to compare with Russell Stover.
WOW! You people were really rich weren't ya? Just like the "fancy people" I saw in the magazine ads!!!!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #26
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I remember stopping at a Russel Stover Outlet on the way to Kansas City...I wonder if its still there?
The one in Ozark is OK, but the prices at the one near KC were very very reasonable.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:14 PM   #27
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My daughter managed a candy store - Yummy toffee, caramel, caramel pecan treats, divinity.... she learned to make most of it from scratch. Yum!
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Since David and I married 20 years ago, I make his grandma's punch. She use to make 2 different kinds of punches, but we just wanted one of the recipes. It don't smell all that great, cause of the banana's (I believe), but it taste really good!!!! I am going to double the recipe this year!
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:18 AM   #29
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I'm changing things a bit this year...instead of having the same old Gum Drop Tree...that perhaps a few adults will sample...and then its basically a waste...I am using that clear plastic tree to make a Marshmallow Tree.

I plan on just sticking on a variety of different colored and sized marshmallows on the little points on the tree limbs.
I do know that all the Grandchildren love marshmallows and since they will be dipping things in melted chocolate any way....the marshmallows can also be dipped.
I will set it by the little fondue pot.
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We have to make M&M Dream Bars using Christmas M&Ms. I very recently have started feeling the need to make Hello Dollies/7 Layer Bars.

I made Chex Mix last night because this is now my contribution to holidays at my in-laws... apparently my BILs really like my Chex Mix. I also always make peanut clusters. I was going to make a second batch today, but decided that I'd just wait until after we get back from travelling to make them so we can really enjoy them.

I discovered a couple of new cookie recipes that are definitely going to be added to my holiday list. I love all the baking and cooking at Christmas!
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