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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 12:56 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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