Ok... Now that the accolades and boilerplate has been dispensed with, we can move on to one of our favorite family recipes.
Years ago when I was a young man (no jokes from the audience, please) my Grandmother used to make us the most delicious baked goods and home-made candies. After our family moved out of state she would still spend many days each year baking her heart out and preparing HUGE helpings of all our favorites (like her highly prized and award-winning mocha cakes) and shipping them out to us just in time for the holidays. The funny thing is that she was always famously STINGY with the recipes, refusing to give them away! That she would go to all this trouble to share her incredible skills but refuse to share HOW to make it left me both amazed and, to a lesser extent, critical of her. I say all that to say, now that I am older, I feel the exact same way about some recipes! Hahaha. Is that incredibly selfish or what? Funny, I used to think the same thing about my Grandmother. In the end I am happy to say that my Grandmother DID share her secret recipe list before her passing, but you can rest assured that NO ONE was going to reproduce them while she was still able to. ;-)
This is one of those types of recipes in my opinion so I sincerely hope you take the time to try it.
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