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Beach Blast Off 2013 Tonight!

BEACH BLAST OFF 2013 – 4PM-10PM Ice sculpting, a chili cook-off, live entertainment and fireworks will be part of Beach Blast Off 2013 at the St. Augustine Beach pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Festivities will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31, with a fireworks display synchronized with music at 8:30

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On the 9th Day of Christmas Desserts…

On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me…nine ladies dancing…and a Strawberry Lady Finger Cake! Lady Finger “Cake” 4 packages lady fingers2 8oz packages of cream cheese (softened)¾ cup sugar1 pkg white chocolate instant pudding (or vanilla)1 tsp almond extract16 oz whipping cream1 8 inch round chocolate cake (split into 2

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On the 8th Day of Christmas Desserts…

On the 8th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…eight maids a milking…and Tres Leches Coconut Cake!Tres Leches CakeINGREDIENTS:1 cup white sugar5 egg yolks5 egg whites1/3 cup milk1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensedmilk1/2 (12 fluid ounce) can coconut milk1 pint heavy whipping cream1

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Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas Desserts

On the 7th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…7 swans a swimming…and swan eggnog cream puffs!Pastry Puffs RecipeIngredients1 cup water1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter1 teaspoon sugar1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)4 large eggsLarge zip-top bagDirections Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment. In a small

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On the 6th Day of Christmas Desserts…

The St. Francis Inn chefs came up with:  Goose Mousse Nest Cups! Recipe: Start with premade chocolate cups.  Fill with chocolate mousse. For the nest use a recipe similar to Rice Krispie Treats – some butter melted with peppermint marshmallow, then tossed with Chinese Noodles.  Form the sticky mixture into nests on top of the

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On the Fifth Day of Christmas Desserts….

Five GOLD RINGS!  Pineapple Upside Down Cake – Mary made two! Pineapple Upside Down Cake Ingredients: Topping: 12 pineapple slices, packed in unsweetened pineapple juice 12 maraschino cherries ¼ cup unsalted butter 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice ¼ cup pecan halves (we left these out – so many guests have

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This Week's Events in St. Augustine

Every Night: Nights of LightsSt. Augustine’s famed Nights of Lightsilluminate the nation’s oldest city’s historic district with the gentle glow of more than three million tiny white lights, providing a luminous setting for an exciting agenda of holiday events and fun through January 31. www.NightsofLights.com Homes for the HolidaysLantern light tour through the Dow Museum

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