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November 12th, 2005

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06:26 pm - Help!
OK, so my whole family is surprised i got married. I don't cook, clean, or any of that stuff.. one of my house warming gifts when I moved out was a take out menu to all the restuarants near me.. but yeah.. i've been making fudge for them for about 3 years now.. its cheap, and im poor.. and my grandma thinks its the BEST GIFT EVAR!!!! and thats all that matters..

but this year I want to put something new in the tins.. I need something that looks impressive, and tastes good, but is pretty much fool proof.. any suggestions? lol

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Date:November 13th, 2005 12:43 am (UTC)
I dunno, but I'd love your fudge recipe! Heh
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Date:November 13th, 2005 12:56 am (UTC)
I've never made biscotti, but that's what I'm attempting for this year.

Last year I made granola, and I thought it was good and easy. It's copied from another board I'm on, the notes are from there.

Makes 50 servings.

Divide the following ingredients equally in 2 large lasagna pans (I actually
mix it all up in a big bowl and then dump it into the lasagna pans):

10 cups uncooked old fashioned oatmeal (not the quick-cooking kind)
2 cups raw unsalted sunflower seeds
2 cups raw sesame seeds
1 cup shredded coconut (I sometimes leave this out - it's just as good
without it)
2 cups sliced almonds
1 cup wheat germ
1 tablespoon cinnamon (I sometimes also add nutmeg or allspice, depending on
my mood)

Heat together slightly:

1 cup Canola oil
1 1/2 cups honey
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons vanilla

Pour over dry ingredients, mix well and bake at 350F for 1/2 hour, switching
positions of pans in oven and stirring every 10 minutes. (During the last
10 minutes I usually add raisins and/or dried cranberries). Cool and store
in airtight containers.

This recipe is obviously easy to add things to and subtract things from.
I've made it a bunch of different ways, and it comes out great every time.
We like to serve it over plain (or vanilla, if you prefer) yogurt, and it's
also good with milk, or just plain.
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Date:November 19th, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
Hmm, that granola idea appeals.
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Date:November 13th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
OK this is fool proof and if people can eat Peanuts your set! got a microwave?

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips,
1 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup margerine/butter
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter

1 Cup salted Peanuts
2 cups Chow mein noodles

Place first 4 in a 2quart microwave proof bowl, cover with vented Plastic (I never did this) Heat on medium for 2-3min, cuntil soft, stir
Thow in the rest of the icredietns and drop in small clusters on waxed paper, allowed to stand until set (very hard to do, the waiting) Makes 28
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Date:November 13th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
Now your asking yourself what do I do with the rest of the chocolate and butterscotch chips?
1 Cup Chcolate chips
1 cup Butterscotch chips
1/2 cup smooth pb
3 cups (one bag?) white or colored mini marshmellows
1/2 cup Coarsely chopped Peanuts,

Place first 3 ingredients in a large bowl, heat uncovered on medium 50% or 2-2.5min, stir until smooth,
Throw in the marshemlows and peanuts, stir until coated, Pack into greased 8X8 inch Pan, Chill cut into 25 squares.
these are my dh's favorites for Christmas, I cant' make them any other time of year because he(I) eats too many
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Date:November 18th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
I have a few recipes that are easy peasy and make great gifts. I'll post them later this afternoon.

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