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#221 CeeJ

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 03:09 PM

A quick recipe for the kids to do. biggrin.gif

NO BAKE FUDGE CANDY COOKIES  

2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. cocoa
1 c. nuts, chopped
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. quick oats

Bring sugar, butter, milk and cocoa to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, add vanilla. Mix in another bowl the oats and nuts. Pour hot mixture over oat mixture and mix well. Drop onto wax paper. Let set until firm.


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Posted 01 December 2007 - 03:14 PM

SNICKERDOODLES  

2 eggs
2/3 cup oil
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour, sifted
2 t. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp cinnamon or 2 tsp grated lemon rind
1/2 cup sugar

Heat oven to 400.
Beat eggs with fork, stir in oil, vanilla and lemon rind (if using). Blend in 3/4 cup sugar until mixture thickens.

Blend flour, baking powder, and salt; add to mixture.

Roll into 1 inch balls. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Roll balls in sugar mixture.

Place on baking sheet, criss cross with fork. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove immediately from baking sheet.

Variations: You may omit cinnamon and use 2 tsp lemon rind in batter, roll in sugar and bake.



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Posted 01 December 2007 - 03:15 PM

I can fry stuff, and it just about ends there

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 03:16 PM

GINGERBREAD COOKIES  

1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. dark molasses
1/4 c. water
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour

Beat sugar, shortening, molasses and water in a large bowl on low speed until blended. Beat on medium speed 1 minute. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, 1 to 2 hours.
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Sprinkle counter top with flour; turn dough onto surface. Roll dough with a rolling pin until 1/4 inch thick. Cut with gingerbread man cutter.

Lift cookies carefully with a large spatula onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate cookies with raisins (optional). Bake until set 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool 3 minutes, then carefully remove from cookie sheet with a spatula.

Cool and decorate with frosting if you like. Makes about 1 dozen cookies.



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Posted 01 December 2007 - 03:19 PM

BANANA BREAD  

2 1/2 cups white or white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sugar
2 cups over-ripe mashed bananas
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup chopped nuts
1 tablespoon banana liqueur or dark rum

Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir to mix well.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together shortening, sugar, mashed bananas, and eggs. When well beaten, gradually add the flour mixture while mixture is at lowest speed. Mix only until combined.

Stir in the banana liqueur or rum and the chopped walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts or macadamia nuts.

Butter and flour a loaf pan. Bake for 65-70 minutes or until cake tests done (toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).

Remove from oven and allow to sit for several minutes. Run a bread knife around edges of loaf pan to free it from sides and remove from pan. Rub the top of the still-warm loaf with a pat of butter to soften and glaze the top, if desired.

Serve with whipped cream cheese spread on each slice.



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Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:22 PM

QUOTE (CeeJ @ Dec 1 2007, 03:19 PM)
BANANA BREAD  

2 1/2 cups white or white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sugar
2 cups over-ripe mashed bananas
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup chopped nuts
1 tablespoon banana liqueur or dark rum

Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir to mix well.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together shortening, sugar, mashed bananas, and eggs. When well beaten, gradually add the flour mixture while mixture is at lowest speed. Mix only until combined.

Stir in the banana liqueur or rum and the chopped walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts or macadamia nuts.

Butter and flour a loaf pan. Bake for 65-70 minutes or until cake tests done (toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).

Remove from oven and allow to sit for several minutes. Run a bread knife around edges of loaf pan to free it from sides and remove from pan. Rub the top of the still-warm loaf with a pat of butter to soften and glaze the top, if desired.

Serve with whipped cream cheese spread on each slice.


I'm gonna try this recipe out. biggrin.gif  It looks good!  

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:52 PM


Now if we could only get Mr. Lifeson Le Chef Extrodinare on this thread to give us some of his. That would be nice. Would love for him to open a cooking school. I'd sure go take lessons.

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 09:37 AM

right on Ceej!

you found the thread!!!!

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more holiday baking for me today!!!

(the weather here won't allow for much more than that)


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Posted 02 December 2007 - 10:45 AM

QUOTE (CeeJ @ Dec 1 2007, 03:19 PM)
BANANA BREAD  

2 1/2 cups white or white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sugar
2 cups over-ripe mashed bananas
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup chopped nuts
1 tablespoon banana liqueur or dark rum

Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir to mix well.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together shortening, sugar, mashed bananas, and eggs. When well beaten, gradually add the flour mixture while mixture is at lowest speed. Mix only until combined.

Stir in the banana liqueur or rum and the chopped walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts or macadamia nuts.

Butter and flour a loaf pan. Bake for 65-70 minutes or until cake tests done (toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).

Remove from oven and allow to sit for several minutes. Run a bread knife around edges of loaf pan to free it from sides and remove from pan. Rub the top of the still-warm loaf with a pat of butter to soften and glaze the top, if desired.

Serve with whipped cream cheese spread on each slice.


I made this yesterday CeeJ..and it is YUMMY  new_thumbsupsmileyanim.gif  

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 11:51 AM

QUOTE (ladirushfan80 @ Dec 2 2007, 09:37 AM)
right on Ceej!

you found the thread!!!!

common001.gif

more holiday baking for me today!!!

(the weather here won't allow for much more than that)

wink.gif

Snowed here all night and today we are getting
sleet and freezing rain... sad.gif

So I guess I will be baking. biggrin.gif

The house always smells so good though. yes.gif

Ladi... You know what I need...

Don't kill me... no.gif

That salsa recipe again. confused13.gif

Can't find it anywhere. laugh.gif

Thanks.

trink39.gif


#231 CeeJ

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 11:54 AM

QUOTE (Arleen2112 @ Dec 2 2007, 10:45 AM)
QUOTE (CeeJ @ Dec 1 2007, 03:19 PM)
BANANA BREAD   

2 1/2 cups white or white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sugar
2 cups over-ripe mashed bananas
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup chopped nuts
1 tablespoon banana liqueur or dark rum

Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir to mix well.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together shortening, sugar, mashed bananas, and eggs. When well beaten, gradually add the flour mixture while mixture is at lowest speed. Mix only until combined.

Stir in the banana liqueur or rum and the chopped walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts or macadamia nuts.

Butter and flour a loaf pan. Bake for 65-70 minutes or until cake tests done (toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).

Remove from oven and allow to sit for several minutes. Run a bread knife around edges of loaf pan to free it from sides and remove from pan. Rub the top of the still-warm loaf with a pat of butter to soften and glaze the top, if desired.

Serve with whipped cream cheese spread on each slice.


I made this yesterday CeeJ..and it is YUMMY  new_thumbsupsmileyanim.gif

That is one of the favorites around here PUFF CHICK. cool10.gif

Every now and then I like to use 1/2 cup shortening
and 1/2 cup applesauce. biggrin.gif It tastes really good too.


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Posted 02 December 2007 - 12:32 PM

QUOTE (CeeJ @ Dec 2 2007, 11:51 AM)
QUOTE (ladirushfan80 @ Dec 2 2007, 09:37 AM)
right on Ceej!

you found the thread!!!!

common001.gif

more holiday baking for me today!!!

(the weather here won't allow for much more than that)

wink.gif

Snowed here all night and today we are getting
sleet and freezing rain... sad.gif

So I guess I will be baking. biggrin.gif

The house always smells so good though. yes.gif

Ladi... You know what I need...

Don't kill me... no.gif

That salsa recipe again. confused13.gif

Can't find it anywhere. laugh.gif

Thanks.

trink39.gif

ask and you shall recieve...

the fresh salsa:
1can black beans, drained, rinsed
1 can corn, also drained & rinsed ( i have use about 15 oz of frozen &/or fresh corn too)
1 red, or yellow pepper, chopped
green onion/scallions, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1 or 2 cloves of garlic (chopped....)
1 med tomato...also chopped... (i'm beginning to sound redundant...)
fresh cilantro chopped (about 1 Tablespoon, but add more or less...your desire)
couple splashes of hot sauce (again, to your own liking)
1 Tablespoon Lime juice (can use lemon if no lime is around)
and...about a 1/3-1/2 C of Italian dressing

mix all that up together... let it chill out for a while in the frig....
drain some of the juices and serve with those Tostitos scoop chips...or any kind of tortilla chips ya got...


i love this stuff and make it year round...
doesn't get any better... it's heart healthy.... flavor full..and it's a hit at every gathering we go to!!!
enjoy!!!!!  

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 05:06 PM

I'm making chocolate chip and butterscotch cookies right now. With Oatmeal and cinnamon raisin as well as sugar cookies and shortbread not too far behind.  biggrin.gif  Yay I love baking cookies!  

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 04:13 PM

QUOTE (ladirushfan80 @ Dec 2 2007, 11:32 AM)
QUOTE (CeeJ @ Dec 2 2007, 11:51 AM)
QUOTE (ladirushfan80 @ Dec 2 2007, 09:37 AM)
right on Ceej!

you found the thread!!!!

common001.gif

more holiday baking for me today!!!

(the weather here won't allow for much more than that)

wink.gif

Snowed here all night and today we are getting
sleet and freezing rain... sad.gif

So I guess I will be baking. biggrin.gif

The house always smells so good though. yes.gif

Ladi... You know what I need...

Don't kill me... no.gif

That salsa recipe again. confused13.gif

Can't find it anywhere. laugh.gif

Thanks.

trink39.gif

ask and you shall recieve...

the fresh salsa:
1can black beans, drained, rinsed
1 can corn, also drained & rinsed ( i have use about 15 oz of frozen &/or fresh corn too)
1 red, or yellow pepper, chopped
green onion/scallions, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1 or 2 cloves of garlic (chopped....)
1 med tomato...also chopped... (i'm beginning to sound redundant...)
fresh cilantro chopped (about 1 Tablespoon, but add more or less...your desire)
couple splashes of hot sauce (again, to your own liking)
1 Tablespoon Lime juice (can use lemon if no lime is around)
and...about a 1/3-1/2 C of Italian dressing

mix all that up together... let it chill out for a while in the frig....
drain some of the juices and serve with those Tostitos scoop chips...or any kind of tortilla chips ya got...


i love this stuff and make it year round...
doesn't get any better... it's heart healthy.... flavor full..and it's a hit at every gathering we go to!!!
enjoy!!!!!

  ohmy.gif I need this recipe!

Going to make some yes.gif

Thanks, ladi...sounds good! drool1.gif  

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 04:22 PM

Hi.

I'm a male and I'm the cook in my house.  Not to say my wife doesn't cook, she does, but I really enjoy doing it more and she has conceded that I'm pretty damn good at it.  Plus, she sees how much I enjoy cooking (and she hates when I'm a "backseat chef" when she's trying to cook) so you see, it works out pretty well most of the time. :-D

I really don't see any stigma attached to cooking whatsoever.  Nowadays, there are so many resources at your fingertips for cooking ideas and recipes on the internet, that its foolish not to explore the possibilities.  Maybe back in the days when my parents and grandparents were cooking, there was more of a maternal responsibility attached to cooking and 'providing' for your family on that level, but not in today's world.

I'm a huge fan of FoodTV and I enjoy watching and learning new ideas to try at home.  Who doesn't like food???  

I say, cook and be merry! new_thumbsupsmileyanim.gif  

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 05:36 PM

QUOTE (PassTheAmmunition @ Dec 13 2007, 04:22 PM)
Hi.

I'm a male and I'm the cook in my house.  Not to say my wife doesn't cook, she does, but I really enjoy doing it more and she has conceded that I'm pretty damn good at it.  Plus, she sees how much I enjoy cooking (and she hates when I'm a "backseat chef" when she's trying to cook) so you see, it works out pretty well most of the time. :-D

I really don't see any stigma attached to cooking whatsoever.  Nowadays, there are so many resources at your fingertips for cooking ideas and recipes on the internet, that its foolish not to explore the possibilities.  Maybe back in the days when my parents and grandparents were cooking, there was more of a maternal responsibility attached to cooking and 'providing' for your family on that level, but not in today's world.

I'm a huge fan of FoodTV and I enjoy watching and learning new ideas to try at home.  Who doesn't like food??? 

I say, cook and be merry! new_thumbsupsmileyanim.gif

I agree POA we split it here...

I love to cook and don't like baking. I can't follow a recipe, which also mean I can never make the same darn thing 2 times  laugh.gif

Pags doesn't cook but he can bake up a storm. Add a little wine in him and you get a great show too. One year he couldn't walk a straight line, was crashing in to furniture but each measurement was exact and leveled perfectly...those batches were the best cookies I ever had.laugh.gif  

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 10:48 PM

Try these:

Coconut Rum Balls

1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers, crushed
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup rum
1/8 cup confectioners' sugar

In a large bowl, combine crumbs, coconut, & nuts. Add sweetened condensed milk & rum; mix well. Chill 4 hours.
Shape into 1- inch balls. Roll in sugar. Store in covered container in refrigerator 24 hours before serving.

Yum!


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Posted 15 December 2007 - 02:07 PM

QUOTE (RushedOne2112 @ Dec 14 2007, 10:48 PM)
Try these:

Coconut Rum Balls

1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers, crushed
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup rum
1/8 cup confectioners' sugar

In a large bowl, combine crumbs, coconut, & nuts. Add sweetened condensed milk & rum; mix well. Chill 4 hours.
Shape into 1- inch balls. Roll in sugar. Store in covered container in refrigerator 24 hours before serving.

Yum!

these sound easy and good...

needs more rum.

or maybe i'll just drink more rum while making them
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Posted 16 December 2007 - 09:15 AM

QUOTE (ladirushfan80 @ Dec 15 2007, 02:07 PM)
QUOTE (RushedOne2112 @ Dec 14 2007, 10:48 PM)
Try these:

Coconut Rum Balls

1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers, crushed
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup rum
1/8 cup confectioners' sugar

In a large bowl, combine crumbs, coconut, & nuts. Add sweetened condensed milk & rum; mix well. Chill 4 hours.
Shape into 1- inch balls. Roll in sugar. Store in covered container in refrigerator 24 hours before serving.

Yum!

these sound easy and good...

needs more rum.

or maybe i'll just drink more rum while making them
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i'm just SAYIN'....

RUM!!!

I'm all over these!!!

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 02:24 PM

As per request:

White Truffles:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/re...6_35295,00.html
from the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten.

2 tablespoons heavy cream
7 ounces good white chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur (recommended: Baileys)
1/2 teaspoon good vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
6 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate, chopped

Place the cream in a heat-proof bowl, and set the bowl over a pan of simmering water. Cook until heated through. Using a wire whisk, slowly stir the white chocolate into the warm cream until completely melted. Whisk in the liqueur and vanilla. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until pliable but firm enough to scoop.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

With 2 teaspoons or a 1 1/4-inch ice cream scoop, make dollops of the chocolate mixture and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes, until firm enough to roll into rough spheres.

Place the chopped hazelnuts on a sheet pan and place them in the oven for 8 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

Melt the bittersweet chocolate in a heat-proof bowl, set over a pan of simmering water.

Drizzle the melted bittersweet chocolate over 10 of the truffles. Roll the remaining truffles in the chopped nuts. Chill until ready to serve.

Makes 20 truffles.


SOME TIPS:
I just made this for the first time today.  They do take some time w/ all the chilling of the dough involved, so make sure you have a good afternoon or so to make them.  After preparing the mixture, it may take longer than an hour to chill (took me about an hour and 1/2).  I didn't use hazelnuts, just melted dark chocolate.  

Now, I don't "cook" or do much in the way of food prep laugh.gif but these came out great, so they are pretty simple to make.   And wicked SWEET.   drool1.gif  




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