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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Amount Measure Ingredients
1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
some chocolate chips
some M&M’s

Mix butter, peanut butter, M&M’s, and powdered sugar until well blended. More or less powdered sugar can be used to make mixture more or less dry. Make 1 inch balls and freeze for about 20 minutes or until firm.

Microwave chocolate chips for 60 seconds, stopping every 15 seconds to check and stir. Tip: Adding some vegetable shortening can make the chocolate thinner and easier work with.

Remove balls from freezer and dip into the chocolate. Place on wax paper, top with M&M’s (optional) and allow to harden. Refrigerate if needed.

Manzanita Cider

For a white cider, pick the berries when they are blushing in September in the high Sierra. For a pink cider, wait until the berries are fully red and dry.

1 cup manzanita berries to 4 cups water

Wash the berries remove debris. Pour boiling water over berries wait 20 minutes then break open berries gently with a spoon. If not too mashed berries can make another batch of cider. Let steep at room temperature overnight or at least 4 hours.

Filter the cider through a fine sieve into a jar and then strain again through cheesecloth and let sit overnight again.  Decant the cider from the top of the jar, leaving as much of the fine sediment and its bitter tannins in the original jar as possible. Sweeten with sugar to taste.

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Maryann Curmi

You know Maryann, On Air Personality from Star 92.7 from 5:30 am to 9am.

First and foremost, let's say that Maryann loves to eat! She also enjoys having friends over and always seems to have something to offer them. Whether it's a spicy Thai peanut sauce to toss over angel hair pasta or a new twist on an old fashioned chicken soup recipe.

Feel free to change the recipes that's how Maryann has come to make her favorites. When realizing she doesn't have this or that, substituting and wah la…a new recipe is born!

Maryann is just as happy to share her recipes as she is her food. So whether you are listening to her weekly on air recipes, printing them here or dropping by her house for a bite, she hopes everyone will find something to enjoy!

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Big Joe and His Mamma

Joe started in radio at the age of 15 in a small Mississippi town and never looked back.

"I'm the youngest of 4 boys, so Momma had her hands full feeding us I'm sure. I watched and learned every opportunity I had with her in the kitchen. Whether it was cooking black eyed peas and corn bread or one of her famous pecan pies, my Mom seemed to know how to cook anything."

So from those years with Momma to living on my own and having to cook for one, Joe has managed to shake and bake some pretty good grub over the years!

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