Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.

Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Sunday, February 19, 2012

cherry nut clusters

well, valentine's week is over now and i am still feeling the love. 
here is a great recipe that can be adapted to a variety of occasions depending on the choices made for the clusters.  for valentines day, i chose dried cherries and nuts.

melt approximately 12 ounces of ghirardelli chococlate in a double boiler.  stir in your choice of nuts and dried fruit.  i used about 1 cup of peanuts and 1 cup of chopped pecans with 1/2 cup of dried cherries.

scoop out the clusters with a cookie scoop and allow to harden on waxed paper.  remove and place in decorative paper cups.  store in a covered container in a cool dry place.

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