What’s Happening Today – Dec. 5, 2017
Today on DelmarvaLife:
We’re meeting a 13-year-old 3D printing professional. His name is Alex Malone and he’s from Delmar. In fact, he’s so good at 3D printing, that he’s found a way to launch a successful business from it. We’ll pick Alex’s brain about his hobby, and even have him print a little something for us!
It’s not hard to understand why diamonds are considered a girl’s best friend, but what do you really know about selecting the perfect stone for that special someone? After today, you’ll know a lot. 102.5 WBOC’s Corey Phoebus stops by Robinson’s Family of Businesses in Salisbury to try to simplify, what can often seem like, a complicated process. Don’t be mistaken, though. Robinson’s does a whole lot more than diamond jewelry. They have Salisbury Pewter, they engrave, they repair and sell clocks, they print – the list goes on and on.
Popular gifts this season usually fall into the categories of jewelry, electronics, or maybe even clothing. Have you ever thought about giving the gift of a clean car? What a concept! Most of us use our cars every day, but cleaning them isn’t necessarily always a priority. DelmarvaLife’s Sydney Whitfield stops by the Rehoboth Car Wash to find out why a good car wash should be a priority, and why it’s a great gift to consider this holiday season.
We are in the DelmarvaLife Kitchen today, making a holiday favorite – peanut butter balls, or “buckeyes,” as they’re often called. Etiquette Expert Grace Foxwell Murdock is here to show us how they’re done. Here is the recipe:
Peanut Butter Balls
credit to Bea Martin, Antioch Church MYF , Princess Anne, MD
(25+ years ago)
- 1 lb. margarine (softened)
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 2 – 2 ½ lbs. of 10x sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- 6 oz. semi-chips or melting chocolate
- 6 oz. bittersweet blocks
- double boiler
- In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter and margarine. Add vanilla and confectioners’
sugar until the dough is not tacky. You will need to use your hands to roll into 1 inch balls
and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
- Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or freezer for 15 minutes.
- Melt chocolate chips and blocks in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely
simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.
- Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate holding onto the toothpick. Put back on the cookie
sheet and tap a little chocolate on top to cover the toothpick hole. Refrigerate until serving.
I have successfully frozen these and they always are enjoyed by my family.