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Orange Balls

At our house, Thanksgiving means the start of a whole month's worth of goodies. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, my mother's fridge looks like the product of a grocery store butter and cream cheese aisle raid. I'm thoroughly convinced that she single-handedly supports the dairy, sugar and flour industries during the holidays.

There are five kids in our family, and we all still have our favorites – cakes, pies, cookies, bon bons. You name it, Mama makes it. My personal favorite is the satisfyingly rich orange balls. It was always my job growing up to help roll them. (Side note: I may have volunteered with an ulterior motive, committing myself to the "one-for-the-pile, two-for-me-to-eat" rule.)

If you want an easy recipe for a delicious treat and enduring memories, add this to your cookbook.

Ingredients:
12 oz. package vanilla wafers
1/2 stick margarine - melted
1 cup pecans - chopped
6 oz. can orange juice concentrate - thawed

Directions: Crush wafers. Combine all ingredients until moistened. Roll into bite-sized balls. Store in refrigerator. Enjoy!

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