Beat the holiday Stress!
Several years ago a friend, Kathy Langer, gave me a book called Christmas Therapy by Karen Katafiasz. I have always gotten a little crazy in years past getting everything done I wanted to, which defeated the purpose for the season for me and, most important, my long suffering family. As I have aged I have mellowed and my priorities have changed. This book has helped me with that journey.
Every Christmas season I get out Christmas Therapy and read the different ways to enjoy the season. There are 30 different ways listed and the one that helps me keep everything in perspective is #6 which reads: “Simplify your celebration. Big is not always best. Expensive is not always valuable. Time consuming is not always lasting.”
Today I am sharing a fast and easy recipe that is a perfect hostess gift. Enjoy and may this Christmas bring you the love and joy of the season!
Almond White Chocolate Truffles:
1 - 12 oz package white chocolate chips
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp almond flavoring or less
finely chopped almonds
Melt white chocolate, stir in sour cream and flavoring, chill at least 2 hours. Roll into small balls and then roll into chopped almonds. May place in small muffin tin liners. Refrigerate.
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.