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Heath Bar Brownie Trifle


By Jeanette Schmidt

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in All Columnists

February may be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of special days to celebrate. Groundhog Day and the Super Bowl started the month out on February 2 ... both worthy of celebrating ... at least right up until Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter! But he’s only right 80 percent of the time!

Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII ... is it the Viking’s turn next year or am I dreaming?! OK, maybe I’m dreaming.

February 7 the Olympic Winter Games began in Russia and coming up, Lincoln’s Birthday, Valentine’s Day (check out my dessert recipe), February 17 President’s Day and Washington’s Birthday rounds out the month. Whew... that’s a full month!

More on that special day - Valentine’s Day. This year the full moon falls on February 14... how romantic is that?

The month of February’s symbolic flower is the violet. Violets are perfect for someone who is bashful or coy or for a February birthday, but not for Valentine’s Day. Roses will get you a lot more points, guys. Something chocolate still seems to be the best choice to make for that someone special.

Healthy... I don’t think so. Chocolate and healthy just don’t seem synonymous. I think I put on five pounds just reading this recipe.

This Heath Bar Brownie Trifle would be perfect for Valentine’s Day (or any day - it’s that good). I just did a taste test with five guys and got thumbs up. Granted they had just come in from sorting cattle and were ready for anything. They did learn that trifles are simply delicious layers of flavor and so pretty, plus easy to put together. They can be layered in individual clear glass cups or, for a larger group, use a trifle bowl or a glass bowl if you don’t have a trifle bowl.

Heath Bar Brownie Trifle

1 box (19.5 oz.) brownie mix

1/2 C Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits

1 (3.9 oz.) package instant chocolate pudding mix

1/2 C water

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 C whipping cream, whipped

1-1/2 C crushed Heath bars or Heath Toffee Bits (at least 4 bars)

1-1/2 C whipping cream, whipped. Add 3-4 T Heath International Delights Creamer (if you can find it) - if not, add 4 T powdered sugar to whipped cream.



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Your Digital Health

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
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In this day and age, it seems everything can be enhanced with technology—even your health. We all know that figuratively within our own backyards, we have some of the most technologically advanced research labs and medical care facilities, thanks ..... 
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A perfect winter day

By Loni Kemp

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
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I rose early to make scones and prepare an egg bake. Our company was coming at midmorning and our brunch must be ready to serve. It pleased me to realize that the eggs came from the neighbors, the uncured ham from over near Rushford, the milk from C ..... 
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Musings from the back porch - Cornish Pastie Pie

By Judy Thomas

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
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The frantic and hectic pace of Christmas, 2013 is but a distant memory, and cold, dark dreary January, February and March lie before us. Could I not be more gloomy and cheerless? Yeah, I probably could as I have to admit, these are not my favorite mo ..... 
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The urge to hide under blankets and wait for spring

By Becky Hoff

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
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January- the month of the hermit. Every January I am inclined to batten down the hatches, stock up on library books, and drink endless cups of coffee. This is preferably done while huddled under a blanket and anxiously awaiting spring. Cold weather ..... 
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It’s a love-hate relationship

By Tammy Danielson

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
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Do you have many Love-Hate relationships in your life? I have a few and seem to find more everyday. I will preface this article by saying that I am truly grateful for everything and everyone in my life but am just acknowledging those “augh!” mom ..... 
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Editor’s Everyday Etiquette

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
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Greetings readers, welcome to 2014... a new year filled with those difficult resolutions and so many opportunities to better yourself, right? One year to get in that daily work out that always makes it to the bottom of the to-do list, 52 weeks to cu ..... 
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Creamed Chicken

By Jeanette Schmidt

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
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The Christmas tree is down, the Viking’s season is over (thank goodness) and New Year’s resolutions have been made and probably broken. Did you know that the month of January usually sees an increase in decaffeinated coffee sales due to New Year ..... 
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A little of this, A little of that

By Kathy Little

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
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“Sticks and stones may break my bones; but words will never hurt me.” That old adage is only partially true. Sticks and stones might very well break your bones, but words really can emotionally wound you! Words are magical! Now I don’t mean ..... 
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