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**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


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**UPDATE - 2020**

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In our chat last night we decided we should have a discussion for us to post our children's favorite recipies for the holidays! Here are a couple of mine! Enjoy....



Oreo Cookie BonBons


1 Pkg of Oreo Cookies

1 8 oz Of Cream Cheese (Soften)

1 lb of White Almond Bark or any candy coating


Crush Oreo cookies and mix with the cream cheese refrigerate until workable for about 1 hour. Roll into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls. Refrigerate again till harden up.


Melt Almond Bark in Microwave on 50 seconds, stir, melt again for 50 seconds,continue until thin for dipping balls.


Coat balls in Candy topping place on wax paper to dry. May decorate while wet with colored sugar.



Pepermint Cream Sandwich cookies:


2 cups of flour

1 cup butter (soften)

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream


Mix flour, butter, and whipping cream. - Refigerate for about an hour. Heat oven to 375. Roll on third of dough out and cut into small shapes 1 1/2 - 2 inch cookie cutters. (I prefer bells and trees)  Generously cover a large piece of wax paper with Colored suger. Coat one side of cookie with colored sugar. Prick cut outs with a fork and bake in oven for 7 - 9 minutes until set but not brown. Cool for 30 minutes.


Spread Peppermint cream filling between cookies.


Peppermint Cream -

3/4 cup powedered sugar

1/4 cup butter

1 tsp of peppermint extract.

Mix until smooth. May add a few drops of water if necessary or may color with food coloring.


These melt in your mouth!!



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Replies to This Discussion

These sound Delicious!!!! Thanks.
They are!!!
Thanks, Penny I can't wait to try them. I'll post some of my favs when i make them this weekend.
I can't wait to see your recipies. I baked all weekend! Tons and tons of goodies.
These both sound wonderful Penny - thanks for sharing! I will post one when I return home; later this week. I am trying the oreo cookie balls fo sur!


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