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Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3640)
Thu, 27th Mar '08 7:38 PM


So..........this group is boring. Let's talk about food.

1mks  (Level: 221.1 - Posts: 5930)
Thu, 27th Mar '08 8:35 PM

I made 2 cakes today. I did cheat on one....used a mix from Williams and Sonoma. It is called a S'mores Bundt had a pkg. of marshmallow stuff and lots of chocolate chunks in it. I am anxious to try it. The cake itself reminded me of the graham cracker part (yes, I still lick the bowl). Then I made the standard carrot cake with the cream cheese icing. We are having a luncheon at school tomorrow and I am taking dessert. Someone else is making a Tres Leches Cake. The theme is Mexican food. We have several Hispanics on the staff so they are all making enchiladas....AND they are always good. Lots of chips and queso....I am also chopping up a bunch of fresh jalapenos because I like mine extra spicy. Now, anyone hungry yet?

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3640)
Thu, 27th Mar '08 11:42 PM

I used to have a really bitchin' cake recipe. You take graham crackers, put them in your blender and crush them to powder, then use that powder instead of flour in the cake. And, of course, cream cheese frosting. It is amazing. My favorite is a 5 day coconut cake.

But if I make a cake in this household, it sits for days and then gets thrown out. Cakes, pies, any of that stuff, ends up in the garbage so why bother?

I did make a fun cake for our anniversary dinner with the kids. I just bought a premade angel food cake from the bakery. Cut it in half, hollow some of it out. Then I mix cool whip (the french vanilla kind) with some hazelnut flavored coffee creamer, and crushed up heath bars. Fill the hollowed out portion, put the top back on, and then frost with the rest of the cool whip mixture. Its really easy but for some reason, always a big hit. Or you can use butterfingers but you need a different flavor of coffee creamer, like the irish cream. It just gives the cool whip a nice flavor plus makes it a little more stiff.

Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 689)
Fri, 28th Mar '08 10:21 PM

I'm coming to Lodi's house for dessert!

My daughter decided she wants to own a bakery, so she has been trying a lot of new things. We get new cakes every week or so. My favorites are the cookies. She makes these snickerdoodles that are to DIE for.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3640)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 7:09 PM


Makes one 3 layer cake.:

1/2 lb. butter
2 c. sugar
5 eggs
2 tbsp. baking powder
4 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. evaporated milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. shredded coconut

Cream butter and gradually add sugar beating constantly. Add eggs and beat well. Mix baking powder with graham cracker crumbs; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk beating well after each addition. Beat 2 minutes. Add vanilla and coconut. Pour into 3 greased and floured 8 inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool.

Frost with cream cheese frosting mixed with coconut.

Gypsylady  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 6107)
Sun, 30th Mar '08 12:05 PM

That recipe sounds good, Lodi! I imagine if you were feeling lazy, you could bake it in a 9 x 13, and just frost with cream cheese on the top.


Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3640)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 9:23 AM

If you're REALLY lazy, you make it twice in your lifetime, and just tell people how good it is.

Bigbird  (Level: 250.5 - Posts: 3351)
Sun, 6th Apr '08 7:18 AM

I'm really, really lazy (or really really busy with other things) and rarely have the time or energy to cook anymore. Used to cook interesting stuff all the time. Now, I have to invite company over to get me to the point where I will gear up to turn dishes out. Next big cooking event is Passover in a couple of weeks. Of course, if I invited people there would be more of a chance that someone would show up.

I think, by the way, that the two most reliable sources of recipes (besides your friends) are the Williams Sonoma cookbooks and the Food Network website. I have a gazillion cookbooks, but I always go back to those two sources. You can generally get the Williams Sonoma books at discount prices at Costco.


Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2402)
Mon, 21st Apr '08 10:07 PM

I have some folks coming over for Yum Cha this coming weekend.
I HAVE done this before, and it was quite successful. However, I am always alert to any new ideas and recipes.........any suggestions?

The menu list so far:~

Soup.........undecided on just *what* yet
Bite-sized Chilli-Plum pork pieces
Steamed buns with zingy pork-rice filling
Coconut-Cardamom Rice
Seafood Dim Sims
Seafood Toasts
Mini spring rolls
Chicken wings.....but have not decided how to zing 'em up yet.

Coconut Candy icecream
Chinese New Year Sesame Cakes (bite-sized)
....Plenty of Jasmine Tea/Green Tea/ Ginger-Citrus tea

I have never made Potstickers, but have a recipe or two....any tips/suggestions???


Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2402)
Mon, 21st Apr '08 10:14 PM

I guess I should get my terminology correct. The folks are coming for Yum Cha (tea drinking) but will also be served Dim Sum (small portions of a variety of foods).


Toledosugar  (Level: 51.4 - Posts: 279)
Fri, 1st Aug '08 9:48 PM

With just Jim and I and the dogs, it's hard to get excited about cooking. Jim is strictly a meat and potatoes kind of guy and if I try something new, he just says oh! experimenting again. So while other women have fantasy's, I have food fantasy's.

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