Amy and Paul – We are doing great! We are so appreciative and happy to have our home. We absolutely love it! It has been such a blessing raising our children in such a nice home. Our children are 17, 16, 14, 12, 11, 6, 4, and 2. The kids are enjoying school and doing well in their classes. In their free time the kids play the piano, read, draw, play baseball, basketball, go ice skating, and of course video games are on the list. Our son and daughter are taking a cooking class and really love baking. Our 16 old son makes the best chocolate chip cookies, and our 12-year-old daughter makes delicious apple pies. Having older children who like to cook make the holidays more fun.

One of our favorite family recipes during Christmas time is homemade rocky road. The recipe is extremely easy and it’s usually a hit with our extended family. We hope you will enjoy making this candy for your family during the holidays too.

  • 1 12 oz. bag milk chocolate chips
  • 1 12 oz. bag butterscotch chips
  • Melt the two together on low heat in a saucepan,
  • Take the pan off the stove and mix in 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, then add 1 cup salted planters peanuts, 3 cups mini marshmallows, and mix together gently until the marshmallows and peanuts are coated with the chocolate mixture, then scoop the rocky road into a 8×11 pan that is covered with parchment paper to help keep the rocky road from sticking. Refrigerate for a few hours, cut, and enjoy.


Paul & Amy (Habitat 2018 home purchasers)