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Henderson’s peanut brittle ‘too easy’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by KAREN NADLER COTA Sentinel Lifestyles Editor   
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 10:07
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Sue Henderson with her microwave peanut brittle. (Photos: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
WALBRIDGE - The final countdown to Christmas has begun.
That means the window of opportunity for holiday cookie- and candy-baking is rapidly narrowing.
For those planning to impress their family, friends or co-workers with the latter, Sue Henderson has a perfect solution.
Her brilliantly simple, but delicious microwave peanut brittle will be great for gift-giving, yet not suck up an entire afternoon in the kitchen during these last busy days before Dec. 25.
Henderson acquired this recipe a long time ago.
"When I got my very first microwave, in 1981, I looked through the recipes" in the "nice, big hardcover cookbook that came with it" because she wanted to try out the oven right away.
"That was the only recipe that I had all the ingredients on hand."
She still remembers the model distinctly. "It was a JC Penney."
"It was a big one that sat on the corner of the counter" and kept on ticking no matter what. "It was still working when we moved in 2006."
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