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With students heading back to school is just around the corner, I thought I would do a back-to-school treat. I found a great recipe for apple cupcakes on Pinterest, and although they are certainly not as healthy as the real deal, they are so cute and perfect for any back-to-school celebrations.

I would love to see your back-to-school cupcake creations, so please post pictures to The Richmond Observer’s Facebook page!

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When I was younger I would always watch my Granny cook in hopes of receiving her gift of cooking and baking. This recipe along with all the others she passed along, are very near and dear to my heart, and are my own way of carrying on her memory. These Peanut Butter Balls were always a must have at any holiday.


I hope you enjoy these — they are heavenly and you don’t even have to touch the oven!


    •    1 pack graham cracker crumbs

    •    2 sticks butter

    •    1 box of confectioner’s sugar

    •    1 12oz jar crunchy peanut butter

    •    1 tsp vanilla

    •    1/2c pecans (if you use crunchy peanut butter, this is optional)

    •    1 bag chocolate candy melts or 5-7 chocolate bark blocks

To make:

    •    Melt butter and mix in other ingredients.

    •    Roll into small balls

    •    Melt candy melts or chocolate bark and dip balls until covered

    •    Put on wax paper until dry and enjoy!


    •    These can also be put in freezer Ziploc bags and frozen for later use

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Saturday, 08 July 2017 09:23

Cooking with Karlee: July 8, 2017

When I saw Ree Drummond from Pioneer Woman make her chocolate cake recipe, she called it “The Best Chocolate Cake, Ever,” and I thought, “I wonder if I could make it even better?”  I added my own twist to it, and I have to say, it turned out awesome. The original recipe is listed below, and you can make my version by adding 1/4c of regular Coca Cola to both the cake and frosting, right after you add the cocoa.

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