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Always near ~~ never far ❤  all my love, Rob

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Merry Christmas ~~ Buon Natale a tutti!

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Is there a correct way to eat an Eclair or Cream Puff?  Some friends and I were just discussing this the other day. Are you one of those that starts with the filling or one that slowly licks the chocolate sauce on top first? Have a favorite filling? Custard or whipped cream? Can you stop with just one?!  C’mon, fess up all you eclair & cream puff officianado’s!  🙂 I know my friend Paul says ‘one is just not enough’…. and my friend Joe says ‘Jady, the correct way to eat them is by yourself so you don’t have to share! You can share the second one.. with me 🙂  Merry Christmas!

I suppose if I’m to be honest, I’d be hard pressed to argue his point. 🙂

I’ve been wanting to make these for some weeks now, and since it’s been years since I have made them … and it’s baking season, I decided to cheat on my boring special diet and give them a whirl. And besides, I’m certain my friendly neighbors would enjoy any leftovers..  Ha! Fat chance that’ll happen! Excellent executive decision..  They are light and yet still slightly butter flavored and brown up beautifully. The biggest problem I had was piping them onto my cookie sheet and filling. (Yes, my piping bags and tips are also still missing since the kitchen make over… ugh!) But I’m certain the  Ziplock Storeage Bag Company just knew there would be millions of cooks across America just like me, with this same dilemma when they designed their handy little bags. 🙂

As I moved along piping a lovely scrumptious custard cream and whipped cream into these delicious morsels.. I thought to myself.. ‘you’ve been very good this       year’ ( *insert… as I chuckled to myself! LOL) ‘ if you’re going to cheat.. why not a major cheat’?  So… I then drizzled a chocolate bourbon ganache over all of them! Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas to me!

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TBT…. He’s come a long way since that first terrifying experience! 😉 They all have for that matter! Ho ho ho

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I have had enough!!!! I’ll never help anyone again……EVER!! I’m too kindhearted, or I’m too stupid!! Yesterday it was so cold out that I took a man into my home out of the kindness of my heart. I just felt so sorry for him. Poor thing was trembling out in the cold, but this morning he had just vanished. Not a word…not even a goodbye or a thank you for sheltering him!! The last straw?!?! When I realized he had peed all over the living room floor!!! That’s the thanks you I get for being good to people?!?!?!
Now I’m going to warn all my friends to watch out for this man! He is heavy set, wearing nothing but a scarf, he has a nose that looks like a carrot, two black eyes, and his arms are so skinny they look like sticks!!! Don’t bring him into your house!! What a huge mess he made on the floor!!!

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