hkOriginalsMaineville, OH, US
I am Helen Knecht. I like to create art with watercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink, gouache, acrylics, markers and digitally on my computer. My style is illustrative and impressionistic. I also like to write children’s stories.
Recipes By hkOriginals
I remember Santa filling my stocking with a tangerine and lots of candy! I ate it at 3 or 4 in the morning when we were full of anticipation and could not wait for daylight. One year our grandparents brought our family a giant candy cane. I believe it was around 6 inches in diameter and about a foot long. Of course I was just a little girl and it may have seemed bigger than it actually was. It was big though, and we had to break pieces off with a hammer! It lasted a long, long time even with our family of 9! Now that I think of it, the candy cane may have been even bigger than 6 inches in diameter. I do not know where they purchased this enormous piece of candy, but I sure enjoyed it and think of it every Christmas!
My mom made these many times when I was growing up. It was and is a favorite food of mine. Toasting the buttered bread in a skillet results in soft toast. Although there were 7 kids, we were not all eating at the same time because of our age differences. Still, Mom must have stood at the stove a very long time when we were hungry for a toasted tomato sandwich. One was never enough!
Once upon a time, my favorite comfort food was peanut butter mixed with marshmallow creme. A few weeks ago, after a particularly-ugly-dreadful day, I eagerly went to the kitchen to prepare my recipe. Sadly, I found no marshmallow creme in the cupboard! But I did find a tub of frozen topping in the fridge. I mixed peanut butter with the topping—it immediately became my new comfort food. BONUS: fewer calories!