Welcome to My Red Cape. Long ago in another time my husband Jack and I lived in a little old red house. It was the stuff of dreams to us for the few years that we were there. I live there still a number of hours every day in imagination, with old dolls and paintings and fabrics and feather trees. I draw inspiration and happiness from the memories of that space in time and share some of it here with friends who remember how to step with Alice through the looking glass and take delight in whimsies and antiquities.

For more than sixty years I have studied, collected, repaired, and loved antique dolls. They have been back ground music in my life at every stage, sometimes louder, sometimes subdued, but always there with me. To see only the posts about dolls on this blog, click the banner on the right titled Dolls for My Red Cape. Keep clicking “Older Posts” to see more. From time to time items are offered for sale under the banner “O’Neill’s Antiques” which was our shop name for many years. ~Edyth O’Neill

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Favorite chocolate candy. amazingly easy, amazingly good!

Just four ingredients, 1 six oz can eagle brand milk,   3   4 oz boxes Baker's semi sweet chocolate squares. a dash of salt and 1  1/2 cups broken up pecons make a great chocolate lover's  favorite. This is so easy there is still time to stir up a batch for Christmas. No cooking at all. Use  4 boxes instead of three for a darker less sweet candy.

In a microwavable covered dish break the chocolate into squares, add the can of eagle brand and a dash of salt, not much.  Melt it together in the microwave, about 2  1/2 minutes for me, do not get it really hot at all.  Stir till smooth and add broken up pecans.  Very quickly drop out on a foil covered board or cookie sheets, this makes a lot of candy, I use a foil covered drafting board that is just for kitchen use, and a large spoon with a table knife to drop the candy out in little clusters,  See  picture.  Let  me hear back if you  make it!

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