White Bean, Mushroom Tart and Day 3 of Zesty Christmas

by zesty on December 5, 2011 · 95 comments

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20 Days until Christmas! Shopping done yet? Can you believe it? Craziness – I know! Remember last weekend, we hosted Ella’s birthday party and I stole Aggie’s amazing white bean and mushroom tart idea? Well if you didn’t, I will remind you today with a full recap and a variation on the tart itself.

By the way – the tart is killer hot and cold. I tested it both ways just for you guys. Just because I care. The original tart calls for a white bean and mushroom base and than topped with tomatoes, herbs and some goat cheese. Delicious! Here is the low down on how I built it.

Ingredients

  • 8 sheets (9”X12” each) phyllo dough
  • For Filling:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 cups wild mushrooms, cut in quarters (approximately 24 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, diced
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) White Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs (thyme, parsley or marjoram), chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup low-fat sour cream
  • For Tart:
  • Olive oil spray
  • 6 tablespoons whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 16 slices Roma tomatoes, ¼-inch thick
  • ½ cup goat cheese
  • Additional Supplies:
  • Parchment paper
  • Plastic wrap

Method

    1. Defrost phyllo dough (allow about 2 hours for defrosting).

    1. Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and mushrooms. Sauté for 5-10 minutes or until mushrooms release their moisture and begin to shrink, cook mushrooms in batches if necessary. Continue cooking mushrooms until liquid has evaporated and mushrooms start to brown (if mushrooms are too wet, they will soak through the phyllo dough). Add garlic, kidney beans and 1 tablespoon of herbs. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in zest. Season with salt and pepper. Let mushroom mixture thoroughly cool.

    1. Beat egg and sour cream. Add egg and sour cream to cooled mushroom mixture (egg will scramble if added to hot mixture). Salt and pepper to taste.

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Lay 1 large sheet of phyllo on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan, keep remaining phyllo sheets covered with plastic wrap. Spray phyllo with olive oil spray and lightly sprinkle with bread crumbs. Place another sheet of phyllo on top of bread crumbs, gently press down. Spray top sheet of phyllo with olive oil spray. Repeat the process with the remaining sheets of phyllo. Work quickly so the edges don’t dry out. Roll up 1-inch of each edge towards the center, forming a rim. The final tart shell should be 7”X10”.
    3. Spread mushroom mixture evenly over the phyllo. Top with tomatoes, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and evenly distribute goat cheese on top. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon of herbs.

  1. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the crust is brown and crispy. Cool on wire rack prior to serving.
  2. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: By all means you can vary the filling to suit your needs. Just the other day, I recreated the tart with sun dried tomatoes, chicken and feta cheese. Still using the beans and mushroom as a base. Was totally delicious as well. Here is a

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1 Kara

I love my Aunt Becky’s cheesy potatoes! :)

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2 VANN BENSON

My favorite holiday dish is my mom’s cornbread stuffing. She makes it with homemade cornbread and biscuits, turkey drippings, sage, celery, butter and onion. DELICIOUS!

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3 Glenda H

My favourite holiday dish is the obvious turkey and stuffing. However, that’s kinda predictable. So, my favourite side dishes are:
* parsnip soup
* brussel sprouts with onion and bacon (mmm, bacon…)
* mashed potatoes and parsnips
*can’t forget my favourite pumpkin pie!!!

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4 Kerry McDougall

Sugar cookies with butter icing and sprinkles!

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5 kasey

That looks awesome! Other than the mushrooms, so I’d have to sub something else. Favorite holiday food… I’m a simple girl, mashed potatoes!

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6 Laurie

Beef bourguignon made with beef tenderloin! Yum!

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7 Katie

Cranberry sauce! I cook cranberries in apple cider and brown sugar, and season it with ginger, cinnamon and orange peel.

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8 Laura

Definitely the stuffing

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9 Shayna Marie

I love candied yams and stuffing!!

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10 Andrew Deveaux

My sister usually makes Quiche on Christmas morning. Good way to start the day.

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11 Stephanie

My favorite dish is homemade potato soup on Christmas Eve!!

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12 Laura

cranberry sauce & any dish that incorporates sweet potatoes…yum!

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13 Ann

I “liked” the facebook page but I wasn’t sure if I was in the right place…no picture and hardly any information posted.

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14 zesty

Hi Ann, Hmm, that doesn’t sound like the right page! Try this link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zesty-Cook/189962824409505

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15 Lori Z.

I think if that tart was served it would be my favorite holiday dish!! My mother in law makes a Ukranian dish that I love – basically crepes stuffed with a cottage cheese mixture.

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16 Carla Skiles

My sister-in-law, Brenda’s oyster dressing! It is the bomb! :)

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17 Courtney

Looks great! Mushrooms + cheese =:)

My favorite holiday dish is my mom’s apricot cake. My nanny made it too- apricots and raisins in a creamy cake ( thanks to condensed milk). Mmm. And the dinner – including the stuffing , peas or raisin pudding, and salt beef, Newfoundland style ;)

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18 Alyson

My favorite Holiday Dish: Stuffing, for sure!!!

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19 Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen

I already like Zesty on Facebook :)

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20 Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen

My favorite holiday dish has to be pierogies. My husband’s family is Polish, and they make them every Christmas Eve. Sooooo good!

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21 Kylie

We make snowballs (made of coconut, cocoa etc), date squares and all those other tasty treats that we have made for years. But my favorite is my Dad’s stuffing: bread, savory and onions galore! Being from the Maritimes we have a lot of recipes from here.

That tart looks great!

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22 Marion MacDonald

Definitely the bread stuffing (and all the yummy desserts) but it wouldn’t be Christmas morning without meatpie for breakfast:)

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23 Anne

chocolate fondu party with the kids on Christmas eve…lots of fresh fruit, pretzels, etc for dipping

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24 Cassie Brindza

My favourite holiday dish would be fresh roasted chestnuts as they are a treat which is hard to find the rest of the year.

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25 john

Roasted chestnut stuffing!!!!

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26 Kelly

My favorite dish is the potato soup on Christmas Eve. So yummy!

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27 Kim

My favourite holiday dish is called Lemon Snow. It is a Lemon gelatin with egg whites beated and placed on top (the snow). Then we pour custard on top when it is being served. This is always made for dessert following our turkey dinner.

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28 Christy Bergeron

My favorite is my mom’s candied yams! More like candy than a side dish.

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29 Debbie C

My favorite recipe is Cheese fondue on Christmas Eve. I got the recipe from a restaurant in Calgary- The Living Room. Favorite part of the Christmas meal is everything on my plate. Best salad is Cauliflower and grape salad.
Keep the great recipes coming.

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30 Helene

My fav Holiday dish is tourtières. Everyone in my family has their own recipes. I like mine a lot.

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31 Milton

My favorite holiday favorite is a dish of black olives, which I never get to eat since all the family (kids) make sure that “Uncle Milt” doesn’t get any. It became a holiday tradition They would put them on their fingers when their mouths were full.

I definitely have ‘liked’ Zesty

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32 Mehgan Drake

By Christmas time, we’re all tired of turkey, dressing, and sweet potatoes. Favorites around here are chicken and sausage gumbo and jello cake- a white cake that my mom makes. One layer she pours hot liquid strawberry jello, and the other lime. Then just frost with whipped cream. It’s so moist and delicious. Now I can’t wait for Christmas just thinking about it!

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33 Jena L.

My mom’s cheeseball! (It uses jarred Kraft cheeses that I have yet to see in BC.)

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34 Sharon

I love yam casserole with lots of butter, brown sugar, and pecans!

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35 Cheryl

One of my favorite dishes made over the Holidays is Veggie Pot Pie.

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36 Karen Lynch

Favorite holiday dish is creme brulee french toast breakfast casserole. Yummy.

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37 Nina

The baked ham my s-i-l has made for years.

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38 Carolynne

My favourite holiday dish has got to be overnight cinnamon buns. We put them in the oven to rise on Christmas eve and then on Christmas morning we turn the oven on and in 1/2 an hour the house smells delicious and we get a special treat.

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39 Carmen

beef tenderloin – yum!

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40 Melodie

I love pumpkin pie and gingerbread cookies.

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41 Kim D.

My favorite holiday dish is home made mashed potatoes and gravy.

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42 Kim D.

I “like” the Zesty Cook facebook page.

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43 Jen

Favorite holiday dish…mom’s butter tarts. Mmmmm.

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44 Jill Lombardo

My mother makes stuffed breads for Christmas (pepperoni bread, spinach and sausag bread, and broccoli and potato bread) oh…can’t wait! Somehow, even with her recipe, I can never make them like moms – maybe that’s how it is supposed to be.

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45 Jessie

My absolute favorite holiday dish is my mom’s cheesy potatoes. Hands-down.

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46 jules p

My favorite dish…is our family’s cream cheese candy. We only make it for the holidays.

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47 Marian

My favourite holiday tradition is turkey dinner with all the trimmings – all home made and shared with friends!

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48 Bev

Love old fashioned steamed plum pudding with lots of brown sugar sauce and some ice cream on top!

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49 jessie

My grandma’s sage dressing – she forms it into ball shapes and bakes so that each bite has a bit of a crunch – yum!

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50 Gillian

Homemade Egg Nog

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51 Kathleen Richardson

Hi Zesty ~ Your tart looks inviting before and after cooking! My favorite holiday dish? It would be one I haven’t had in years… Spinach Brownies. The boss’s wife used to make them at our office holiday party. Misleading name, I admit, but they’re like a quiche–finger-food style– and there is absolutely no chocolate included.

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52 Candace Paugh

My favorite holiday dish has to be a Seafood Chowder on New Years Day!

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53 Stacey

One favourite? So hard to choose!! The obvious: turkey with cranberry sauce, heavy on the cranberry sauce :) but to go with that it would be Turnip Puff (cooked mashed turnips, mixed with egg and seasonings, with a crumb topping, then baked in the oven), it’s so light and slightly sweet.

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54 Susan Stahley

My favorite dish is deviled eggs, with pickles. I taught my son how to make them this year.

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55 Eliana

My favorite holiday dish – latin style roast pork. It’s not considered the holidays without it.

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56 SharonF

My Aunt’s cranberry fluff is one I always fall back on. Love, love, love it.

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57 Stacie

My favorite holiday dish is the ham and cheese breakfast that we have on Christmas and New Years–so good. This tradition goes back to my grandma!

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58 Lys

I love roasted chestnuts. It’s not exactly a main dish, but a side that I really can’t picture being without on Christmas.

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59 Nikki

In our big Italian family, we always have homemade ravioli on Christmas day. We all get together during Thanksgiving time and make them, freeze them, and have them as a big meal (along with all the other yummy things!)

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60 Emily

Every year our family makes new recipes so there’s not really any “traditional” dish served at our holiday dinners. We just like food! This year for Thanksgiving though we made a Cranberry Chess pie and oh my lord was it good! My mom has already requested it be made for Christmas too!

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61 Natalie

My favorite holiday dish is always the banana pudding! My mom got her recipe off the back of a telephone bill a long long time ago and it is the BEST!

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62 Charissa

I’m afraid that I’m crazy about the dressing! Haha, but I’m also super crazed about the healthy sweet potato dish too, so it’s not all bad! :)

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63 Jenne

My favorite holiday dish is a Green Salad with avocados, tomatoes, cucumbers, and spring onions!

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64 John Walsh

My favorite Holiday dish is Meatpie!

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65 Audrey

Some kind of dessert, probably…maybe pie?

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66 Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run

Anything my kids help me make! Seriously. Knowing they’re thrilled to have stuck their thumbs in their cookies or mixed the potatoes…they light up when it’s all done.

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67 Dani

My favorite dish is my uncle’s homemade apple dumplings!

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68 Kim Roach

Favorite Holiday Dish… def my mom’s meat pie. :)

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69 Kim Roach

Or my uncle’s holiday triffle. Frig I can’t decide.

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70 nadine

when I think Christmas I immediately think my grandmothers recipe for Date Nut pinwheel cookies

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71 Cindy

I still love the smell of mom’s traditional turkey dinner, the stuffing and gravy are the best!

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72 Lauren

favorite holiday dish? I love ham on christmas day, so great. and christmas cookies of course!

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73 Liz

My grandmother’s pecan pie—to die for! Add a hot cup of coffee and you are good to go!

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74 Sophie S

My favorite holiday dish are the tamales that the entire family gets together to help make. They can be done in so many ways and no matter how many I eat, its never enough!

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75 Matt

My family and I started a tradition to make prime rib every year on Christmas Day. We always mess it up some how, but find a way for it come out delicious in the end. Good things happen when families work together :) This year I’m taking the reigns and making sure that, more importantly than anything, THE PRIME RIB IS ROOM TEMP WHEN IT ENTERS THE OVEN.

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76 tanaka cowart

My favorite holiday dish would have to be red velvet cake! No, wait, chocolate cake? Or maybe it’s sweet potato pie? Oh, I know coconut cake with whipped frosting!Hmmm, I think I need to think about that one some more!

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77 LA Howe

One of my absolute favorite holiday dishes is the prime rib of beef that we make some years for Christmas. A classy, elegant treat!

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78 TracyP

My favorite holiday dish is Orange Cranberry Cream Coffee Cake.

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79 Sam

Cranberry sauce all the way..

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80 Cristina Bilancieri

My favorite holiday dish would be…cake! Any type of cake!!!! :) yumm

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81 Cristina Bilancieri

I like Zesty cookbook on fb also!

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82 Megan's Cookin'

I love mushrooms and this is a perfect to utilize them. :) My favorite holiday dish is the Buche de Noel.I usually make several and give them as gifts too.

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83 lois

I would like to first tell you that I made this wonderful tart last night and it was a
huge success. Will definitely be a repeat dish at my house.

but my very favorite holiday dish is what I serve every Christmas – a delicious spiral cut ham. My very favorite. Easy to prepare and delicious to eat — my family loves it and they also like to take home leftovers. (there usually is no leftovers) SO, I need to make 2 hams – one for dinner and one for everyone to take home “leftovers” and even leave some “leftovers” for me too! It’s a good thing that 2 just fit into my roasting pan. P.S. bones are saved, frozen for making ham broth and split pea soup. Sorry to be so wordy – I got carried away.
Lois

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84 Erin from Long Island

my favorite holiday dish is my grandmother’s sausage stuffing

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85 Miranda Couse

My favorite dish is our bean dip we have every Christmas eve.

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86 Miranda Couse

My favorite holiday tradition was having a Christmas eve party at my grandma’s.

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87 Miranda Couse

I liked the zesty cook facebook page.

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88 Elyssa

anything that resembles the gingerbread taste….gingerbread cookies, gingerbread granola, even gingerbread cliff bars

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89 Traci

Without a doubt my favorite holiday dish is my mom’s homemade stuffing. Classic and simple but not light on flavor…or calories!

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90 Lindsay

Home made spinach balls–they are warm, crispy and the perfect appetizer.

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91 Jennifer

I adore swedish meatballs and cream cheese cutouts

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92 jinkatya

My favorite holiday dish? Anything with chocolate. ;) Especially my Mom’s chocolate pie though. Ugh. Loads of fat and sugar. How can anyone hate it?

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93 Lisa

Pan-fried onion dip by Ina Garten

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94 Heather

My favorite holiday food is chocolate peanut butter balls… we hardly ever have them any other time of year, but man are they good!

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95 Tami@nutmegnotebook

My praline yams are a favorite dish here.

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