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Meps' family

“Best Ever” Pie

12/30/2013 meps 0

I found this in my mother’s recipe collection, in a pamphlet entitled “Pecan Facts from Sunnyland Farms.” I don’t remember her making it, but evidently, she was quite taken with the recipe, as evidenced by […]

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5/2 fasting diet

100-calorie fruit parfait

9/20/2013 meps 0

When you are eating carefully, as on the 5/2 diet, it’s best to eat food that nourishes your spirit as well as your body. This beautiful fruit parfait serves 2 healthy eaters, giving them each […]

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Desserts

4-ingredient Peach Crisp

8/12/2011 meps 0

2-1/2 C coarse cookie crumbs, divided (ginger snaps, shortbread, or molasses cookies) 4 C peach slices 2 T butter 1 T sugar In a shallow baking dish or pie pan, sprinkle 1-1/2 C of the […]

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Breakfast

Aebleskiver

4/3/2012 meps 0

Aebleskiver (pronounced able-skeever) are the strangest pancakes I’ve ever eaten…also the most delicious! They’re Danish, and I was introduced to them by my friend Philip Wilson, who is a) tall and b) of Danish descent. […]

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Cakes

Almond Flour Cake, Gluten Free

1/4/2013 meps 0

Here’s an amazing original cake recipe from Philip Wilson. He serves it with King’s Cupboard Three Chilies Chocolate Sauce, a decadent treat we introduced him to. 1-1/2 lbs Sliced Almonds 4 C hot water 3 […]

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Desserts

Aplets

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is a homemade version of a delicious treat called Aplets and Cotlets. We bought candy boxes and paper candy wrappers and gave these as Christmas presents one year. A big part of giving food […]

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Breakfast

Apple Bread Pudding

3/8/2005 meps 0

2 apples, cored and chopped Juice of 1 lemon 1/2 C raisins 1/4 tsp cinnamon 4 cups whole wheat bread, cubed 2 cups milk 1 large egg 1/4 cup brown sugar Mix apples with lemon […]

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Breakfast

Apple Cake With Thyme

1/24/2009 meps 0

This can be served plain, as a coffeecake for breakfast, or with whipped cream for dessert. 1 large tart apple (such as a Granny Smith) 4 T fresh thyme or lemon thyme 1 T lemon […]

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Desserts

Apple Crunch (easy!)

1/28/2005 meps 2

I can never find this when I search, because I always type in “Apple Crisp.” Or “Pear Crisp,” because every year, we have an overwhelming abundance of pears. Either way, it’s a delicious apple- or […]

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Desserts

Apple Pie in a Jar

7/14/2004 meps 1

10 C water 4 1/2 C granulated sugar 1 C sieved cornstarch 2 t ground cinnamon 1/2 t nutmeg 1 t salt 3 T lemon juice Peeled and slice apples: enough to fill 7 quart […]

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Desserts

Apple Snow Sauce

3/16/2014 meps 0

Good on gingerbread or as a topping for fruit salad. 1 package Dream Whip 14-oz can applesauce 3 T lemon juice Fresh-ground nutmeg 3-4 T Amaretto, peach brandy, or Triple Sec (optional) Whip the Dream […]

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Baked

Apple Walnut Cobbler

7/14/2004 meps 0

Cross between coffee cake and pudding. Cuts nicely into squares, or else you can spoon it into dessert cups and pass the cream. 5 C thinly sliced, peeled tart apples (Cortland, Granny Smith, Jonathan, or […]

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Cakes

Applesauce Cake

1/16/2006 meps 0

An eggless cake without milk — if you use vegetable shortening, this would be completely vegan. For other eggless cakes, try searching for the word “eggless” in the search bar. 1/2 C butter or shortening […]

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Cookies & Candies

Apricot Balls

10/17/2009 meps 0

1 8-oz package dried apricots, chopped 2-1/2 C flaked coconut 3/4 C sweetened condensed milk 1 C chopped pecans or walnuts Stir apricots, coconut, and milk in bowl. Shape in walnut-sized balls (oil hands). Roll […]

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Cookies & Candies

Apricot ginger cookies

3/15/2006 meps 0

This is a great cookie recipe with no eggs — good for vegans, folks with allergies, and people who have run out of eggs! 1/4 C butter 1/2 C sugar 2 T light corn syrup […]

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Brazilian

Avocado Cream

7/22/2012 meps 0

3 ripe avocados 1/2 C + 2 T sugar Juice of 1 lime 6 T milk Pinch salt 3 T port wine Peel and chop the avocados. Place in a small bowl and sprinkle with […]

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Fruity desserts

Avocado Pie

3/16/2014 meps 0

1 avocado 8 oz cream cheese 1/4 C honey 1 T lemon juice Graham cracker crust Bananas, for garnish Mash the avocado with the softened cream cheese, honey, and lemon juice. Spread in the pie […]

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Cookies & Candies

Babe Ruth Cookies (no-bake)

7/14/2004 meps 0

1/2 C semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 C coconut 1 C chopped walnuts 1-1/2 C powdered sugar 1-1/4 C graham cracker crumbs (about 9 whole crackers) 1/2 C peanut butter 1/4 C evaporated milk 1/3 C […]

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Brazilian

Bahiana Bolo

8/5/2010 meps 0

This cake recipe is supposed to be a very authentic version of the bolo made in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. My memories of Bahiana food are mainly the ultra-fresh seafood, vegetables, and fruits, but as I […]

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Desserts

Baked Peaches with Cheese

8/12/2011 meps 0

4 fresh, ripe peaches 4 oz cream cheese or brie 1/4 C maple or agave syrup 1/4 C walnuts, chopped Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Cut the peaches in half and remove pits. Arrange […]

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Baked

Baklavas me amygdala

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 lb 2 oz fylo pastry 2 C almonds, pounded into crumbs 1 1/2 C butter 1/2 C sugar 1 T cinnamon Syrup: 3 C sugar, 1 C honey, 2 C water, cinnamon stick, 1 […]

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Desserts

Balsamic-mint marinated strawberries

10/9/2007 meps 0

Big thanks to David Merwin for serving this on Sunday…it was the talk of the party! 1/4 C balsamic vinegar 1/4 C sugar Big handful of fresh mint 1 lb strawberries, hulled and quartered Mix […]

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Desserts

Banana Bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Denise Morts, Expeditors, 2002 Ingredients 2 eggs 1 1/2 cup sugar (I use 1+ cups; my family uses 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups) 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup oil 1/3 cup sour milk […]

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Cakes

Barb’s Double Chocolate Mocha Cake

6/6/2012 meps 0

Cake: 1 Pkg Cake mix, Devil’s food (with pudding in mix, if available) 1/2 C oil 3/4 C water 4 eggs 1 C sour cream 6 oz package of chocolate chips 8oz package chocolate instant […]

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Asian

Batter-Fried Bananas

7/3/2006 meps 0

A Vietnamese dish that’s supposed to go well with frog legs. 1/2 C self-rising flour 1-1/4 C flour 1/4 t baking powder 1 egg white, beaten until stiff Vegetable oil 4 bananas Combine the flour […]

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Cakes

Beatnik Cake

3/5/2006 meps 1

This makes an excellent, long-lasting, moist cake. The texture is similar to carrot cake, but you cannot actually see the beets, so they are just a mystery ingredient. If you don’t garnish the cake with […]

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Baked

Beet Chocolate Cake

8/22/2005 meps 1

I haven’t tried this version, but Barry’s mother has made the one using cocoa instead of chocolate. That version is simpler to make and still incredibly moist and delicious. The beets disappear; you won’t even […]

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Cookies & Candies

Bermuda Tea Scones

3/16/2014 meps 0

4 T butter 1 C self-rising flour Handful golden raisins or other dried fruit Splash of sour milk Mix all ingredients to a smooth paste. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet and bake […]

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Baked

Black Bottom Cupcakes

7/14/2004 meps 0

Filling: 2 egg whites, room temperature 8 oz fat free cream cheese 1/3C sugar 1/2t vanilla 1 oz mini-morsel semisweet chocolate chips (scant 1/4C) Cupcakes: 1-1/2C flour 1/4C cocoa 1t baking soda 1t baking powder […]

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Cakes

Black Forest Cake

7/20/2004 meps 0

18-oz devil’s food cake mix 21-oz can cherry pie filling 1 T almond flavoring 5.1 oz package of vanilla instant pudding 2 T vanilla 8 oz whipped topping, thawed 2 T chocolate sprinkles Maraschino cherries […]

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Asian

Black rice pudding

2/5/2007 meps 0

Black rice is also known as “forbidden rice.” It’s a whole grain with an excellent nutritional profile. I’ve just run across a version on FatFree Vegan Cooking made in the pressure cooker — it only […]

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Brazilian

Bolinho de Estudante

7/22/2012 meps 0

Another version of gluten-free Brazilian “doughnuts.” 1-1/2 C tapioca flour 1/3 C sugar 2/3 C grated coconut 1 C milk Pinch salt 1/2 to 1 C water Oil for deep-frying Cinnamon Powdered sugar n a […]

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Cookies & Candies

Brandy Truffle Balls (no-bake)

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 C brownie crumbs (purchase ready-made brownies or use your own) 1 C pecans 1/4 t cinnamon 1/4 C brandy 1 T light corn syrup 2-1/4 C powdered sugar, divided 1/4 C cocoa powder Combine […]

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Breakfast

Breakfast cookies

3/26/2013 meps 0

Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, egg-free…I don’t know how they’ll stick together, but I hear these are fabulous. 1-1/2 C rolled oats 3 ripe bananas 1 C unsweetened applesauce 1/2 C raisins 1/3 C nuts (mixture of […]

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Cookies & Candies

Bret’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Bret Sutton at Expeditors International Affectionately known as COCCCs Oven 375. Makes about 100. 2 cups butter or margarine or Crisco 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 cups (packed) brown sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp. […]

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Desserts

Brown Butter Frosting

1/15/2006 meps 0

A tasty frosting for spice cake, or an alternative to cream cheese frosting on a carrot cake. 1/2 C butter 4 C sifted powdered sugar 5-6 T half and half 1/2 t maple flavoring Over […]

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Pies

Brown Sugar Pecan Pie

9/27/2013 meps 0

No corn syrup! Yay! I can’t wait to try this one! Enough homemade (see “Food Processor Pie Crust”) or refrigerated pie crust to line a 9-inch pan 2 C dark brown sugar, packed 4 large […]

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Cookies & Candies

Brownie Sand Castle Mix

7/14/2004 meps 0

In a 1-quart jar, layer: 1/2 C chopped pecans 1/2 C chocolate chips 1/3 C coconut 2/3 C brown sugar 3/4 C sugar 1/3 C cocoa 1-1/2 C flour Seal and provide instructions. Instructions: Combine […]

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Desserts

Brownie Trifle

12/14/2006 meps 0

1 box of brownies, prepared as directed (or see Cake Mix Brownies Coffee liqueur or brandy 2 boxes of instant chocolate pudding, prepared as directed 1 large tub of cool whip 3-4 toffee candy bars […]

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Cookies & Candies

Buckeyes

7/14/2004 meps 1

There’s a small warning about these: When you serve them, you may be mistaken for an Ohio State fan, or Buckeye. I went to a potluck in Seattle once, and I saw a plate of […]

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Desserts

Butterscotch Pudding

7/14/2004 meps 0

A rather “chatty” recipe from the back of the brown sugar bag. 2-1/4 C milk, divided 3 T cornstarch 1/4 t salt 2 T unsalted butter 1 C light brown sugar, packed 1 t vanilla […]

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Desserts

Butterscotch Pudding — Old-fashioned

9/11/2005 meps 0

2/3 C packed brown sugar 2 T cornstarch 1 12-oz can evaporated milk 1/3 C water 1 large egg, lightly beaten 3 T butter, softened 1/2 t vanilla Optional: Whipped cream Combine sugar and cornstarch […]

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Desserts

Butterscotch Pudding Mix

1/11/2007 meps 0

1-3/4 C brown sugar 3/4 C dry milk powder (I used the “Kiss of Cream” kind) 1 C cornstarch 1/4 t salt Combine all ingredients and store in container with tight-fitting lid. Makes 3 cups […]

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Cookies & Candies

Cake Mix Brownies (super-easy!)

7/20/2004 meps 1

Lots of people are searching the web these days, wondering how to make brownies from a cake mix. It’s easy — although there is a lot of debate about whether they are an adequate substitute […]

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Baked

Cake-in-a-mug

9/25/2013 meps 0

Serves 1-2. 2 T butter 2 T flour 2 T sugar 1 T dark cocoa 1 T semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 t baking powder 1 egg yolk 1 T water 1 t vanilla (vary the […]

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Cakes

Cannonball Cake

7/14/2004 meps 0

Bake a devils food cake in two 7- to 8-inch rounded mixing bowls. While they bake, melt 12 oz semisweet chocolate, 1 C butter, 2 T light corn syrup together in double boiler. When just […]

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Cookies & Candies

Caramel-frosted Pumpkin Cookies

10/18/2009 meps 0

The cookie part of this recipe can also be used to make large pumpkin whoopie (woopie) pies. Fill them with white cream from the woopie pie recipe instead of the caramel frosting. 3 C sugar […]

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Cookies & Candies

Carrot Bars

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 beaten eggs 2 c. sugar 1 1/2 c. oil 2 t. soda 1 t. salt 1 to 2 t. cinnamon 2 c. flour 3 small baby food jars of strained carrots Mix first 7 […]

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Cakes

Carrot Walnut Cake

7/14/2004 meps 1

After much discussion about carrot cakes, Barry made this one for Margaret Willson’s birthday party in 2003. She was adamant: No pineapple! The results were still fantastic. If you’re looking for a recipe with pineapple, […]

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Desserts

Cheap Cake

7/14/2004 meps 1

1 C salad dressing 1 C water 1 1/2 C sugar 2 t baking soda 3 T cocoa 1 t vanila 2 C flour Cream together dressing and sugar, add vanilla. Combine dry ingred and […]

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Desserts

Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

3/20/2013 meps 0

2 cans of refrigerated crescent rolls 2 8-oz packages cream cheese, softened 1 C sugar 1-1/2 t vanilla 1/4 C melted butter Cinnamon-sugar or vanilla-sugar Unroll and spread one can of crescent rolls on the […]

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Desserts

Cherry Cheese Pie

12/2/2005 meps 1

1 9-inch graham cracker crust 1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 C lemon juice 1 t vanilla Canned cherry pie filling, chilled In a large mixer bowl, beat […]

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Desserts

Cherry Tiramisu

9/29/2005 meps 0

1 C italian-style ricotta cheese 1 C confectioners’ sugar 1/4 C sour cream 1/4 C coffee liqueur 1-1/2 C shortbread cookie crumbs (about 30 2-inch cookies) 1 21-oz can cherry pie filling Grated chocolate and […]

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Desserts

Cherry-Plum Slump

10/22/2004 meps 0

From an article entitled “Slumps, grunts, and betties” in BHG New England’s slump is topped with biscuit dumplings, which flatten or “slump” during cooking. In Cape Cod, a slump may be known as a “grunt” […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chewy flourless chocolate cookies

9/23/2010 meps 0

1-3/4 C powdered sugar 1/2 C cocoa powder 2 t cornstarch 1/4 t salt 2 egg whites 1 C coarsely chopped, toasted walnuts, pecans, peanuts, or sunflower seeds (I think this recipe would also be […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chickpea Flour Goodies

8/6/2009 meps 0

3/4 C buter 2 C chickpea flour 2 T coconut 2 T chopped walnuts 1/4 t nutmeg 3/4 C brown sugar, packed Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the chickpea […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chocolate candy slab

2/7/2011 meps 0

1-1/2 lbs chopped chocolate or chocolate chips (semisweet, dark, or milk) A couple of small handfuls of candy: Peppermint patties, peppermint hard candies or broken candy canes, nonpareils, butterscotch discs, peanut butter cups, broken Butterfingers […]

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Favorites

Chocolate Chip Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Jerrol, former roommate to Margaret and Phyllis during house remodeling phase (1997?) 1 C sugar 1/2 C flour, less 2 T 2 eggs, beaten 1 stick butter 1 t vanilla 1 C semi-sweet chocolate […]

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Mixes

Chocolate Chip Pie Mix

7/14/2004 meps 0

Mix 1 C sugar and 1/2 C flour. Put in a ziploc and label “dry ingredients.” Mix 6 oz chocolate chips, 1/2 C coconut, and 1/2 C chopped pecans. Put in a ziploc and label […]

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Cookies & Candies

CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

7/14/2004 meps 0

From the Gooseberry Patch 1 devil’s food cake mix 1/2 C oil 2 eggs 1 C or more chocolate chips Mix all ingredients. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and bake on ungreased cookie sheet at […]

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Desserts

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Pudding

1/9/2010 meps 0

1 egg 2 T cornstarch 2 T cocoa 2-3 T sugar (depending on your sweet tooth) Generous pinch of salt 2 C milk Lots of chocolate chips and white chocolate chips Beat the egg in […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chocolate Crinkles

1/21/2009 meps 0

1 C cocoa 2 C sugar 1/2 C oil 4 eggs 2 t vanilla 2 C flour 2 t baking powder 1/2 t salt 1/2 C powdered sugar Combine cocoa, sugar and oil. Beat in […]

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Desserts

CHOCOLATE DESSERT IN CREME ANGLAISE

7/14/2004 meps 0

16 1-oz squares semi-sweet chocolate, chopped 2/3 C butter 5 large eggs 2 T sugar 2 T flour Line bottom of 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper, set aside. Melt chocolate and butter in large […]

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Desserts

Chocolate Mousse

9/25/2013 meps 0

4 egg yolks 4 T sugar 16 oz whipping cream 8 oz bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, melted 1 t vanilla Whisk the yolks and sugar together in a medium saucepan with 6 oz of the […]

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Cookies & Candies

CHOCOLATE OATMEAL BARS

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C flour 1/2 t cinnamon 1 C (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened 1/2 C sugar 1/2 C packed brown sugar 1-1/2 t vanilla 1 egg 1-1/4 C quick or old-fashioned oats, uncooked 2 […]

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Cookies & Candies

CHOCOLATE PEANUT SQUARES (NO-BAKE)

7/14/2004 meps 0

1-1/2 sticks (12 T) unsalted butter, divided 6 1-oz squares semisweet chocolate, chopped, divided 1 C flaked coconut 1-1/2 C graham cracker crumbs 1/2 C finely chopped dry roasted peanuts 2 8-oz packages cream cheese, […]

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Holidays

Chocolate Pecan Pie with LOVE

11/21/2012 meps 0

This comes from my beautiful and generous friend Lisa, who refers to herself as “Your friendly neighborhood LOVE-terrorist!” Ingredients: 1 Large Bucket Filled to the Brim with LOVE!! 1 unbaked pie shell 1-1/2 C pecans […]

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Appetizers

Chocolate Popcorn

7/3/2006 meps 0

1 lb semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 C butter 1 t vanilla, almond, coconut, or orange extract 3 quarts popcorn, popped (about 6 T unpopped) 2 C powdered sugar 2 T cocoa powder Melt chocolate and […]

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Cakes

Chocolate Rum Pound Cake

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Denise Morts, Expeditors Recipe can be doubled. Have all ingredients at room temperature. Preheat oven to 300F. Grease & flour one 6-cup fluted tube or Bundt pan or one 8-1/2″ X 4-1/2″ (6-cup) loaf […]

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Desserts

CHOCOLATE SYRUP

7/14/2004 meps 0

3 Tbs Butter 2/3 Cup Cocoa 1 Cup Milk 3/4 Cup Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla Melt butter over low heat in heavy saucepan; add cocoa and whisk. Whisk in the milk, add the sugar, and […]

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Desserts

Chocolate tart with fruit and nuts

2/21/2013 meps 0

1 refrigerated pie crust 1/4 orange marmelade or raspberry preserves 1/2 C whipping cream 12 oz bittersweet chocolate chips 1 C assorted nuts, such as pistachios, pecans, almonds, or hazelnuts 1 C assorted dried fruit, […]

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Pies

Chocolate Truffle Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 env. unflavored gelatin 1/3 cup cold OJ 1 T instant coffee 1 6-oz package of semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 1/4 cup white sugar 1 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped 8- […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chocolate Truffles

7/14/2004 meps 0

6 ounces good quality semisweet, bittersweet or milk chocolate 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon whipping cream Dutch process cocoa powder (if coating, 8 to 10 ounces good quality coating chocolate, semisweet, bittersweet, or milk) Coarsely […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chocolate walnut drops (big soft cookies)

7/14/2004 meps 0

For another soft-batch cookie recipe, see Giant chocolate chippers. 3 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 3/4 cup […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chocolate-dipped peanut-butter crackers

10/18/2009 meps 0

This can be done with Saltines, Ritz crackers, or even oyster crackers (little miniature ones). People LOVE these. Spread peanut butter on one cracker and top with a second cracker. Dunk in dipping chocolate and […]

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Appetizers

Chocolate-Dipped Sweet Potato Chips

12/9/2013 meps 0

1 bag of thick, crinkle-cut sweet potato chips 1 small bag chocolate chips 1 T shortening or coconut oil 1/2 C finely chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, or pistachios) In a small double-boiler, melt the chocolate […]

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Appetizers

Chocolate-Mocha Dusted Almonds

5/5/2006 meps 1

1/2 C powdered sugar 1 T cocoa 1 T instant coffee powder 2/3 C semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 C almonds In a large bowl, comgine the sugar, coffee, and cocoa. Pour chocolate chips into a […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chocolate-Nutella Sandwich Cookies

6/10/2013 meps 0

1-1/2 C flour 3/4 C cocoa 1/4 t baking soda 1/4 t salt 1 C sugar 3/4 C butter (1-1/2 sticks), at room temperature 3 T milk 1 t vanilla 1-1/2 C Nutella, at room […]

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Desserts

Chocomint Chex Snacks

4/28/2013 meps 0

I saw something like this on the internet and realized that this was the answer to Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies for gluten-free eaters. Here’s how I made my first batch. It’s not very sweet; […]

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Cookies & Candies

CHRISTMAS CRUNCH

7/14/2004 meps 1

Like a Heath bar. Served at SWSA Mother’s Day brunch with rave reviews. 1-3/4 C sugar 1/3 C light corn syrup 1 C margarine or butter (2 sticks) 8 oz slivered blanched almonds, lightly toasted […]

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Desserts

Christmas Salad

10/18/2009 meps 0

Mix and chill until firm: 2 packages lime jello 1 C crushed pineapple (drain first, save the juice) 3-1/2 C water Mix and chill until firm: 2 packages strawberry jello 3-1/2 C water Heat pineapple […]

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Cookies & Candies

Cindy’s Sugar Cookies

2/2/2010 meps 0

Our friend Cindy Johns, who is 11, is going to be a student ambassador with People to People this summer, and she’s going to Paris and London. She’s selling giant decorated cookies to help pay […]

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Cookies & Candies

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

12/9/2013 meps 0

2 eggs 2/3 C vegetable oil 2 t vanilla 3/4 C sugar 2 C flour 2 t baking powder 1/2 t salt Preheat oven to 400 F. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, then […]

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Desserts

Classic French Buttercream Icing

1/16/2006 meps 1

1 C sugar 2 oz water 4 eggs 4 egg yolks 1/2 t salt 1 lb butter, softened 1/2 lb shortening, softened Dash vanilla Dissolve the sugar in water and cook until a candy thermometer […]

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Cookies & Candies

Cocoa Powder Brownies

12/15/2013 meps 0

This is such a basic recipe, I always have the ingredients on hand. 6 T extremely soft butter 1 t vanilla 2 eggs 1 C sugar 6 T cocoa 1/2 C flour 1/2 C chopped […]

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Cakes

Coconut Cake Filling

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is a bit too much of a rich thing for one cake; try a smaller recipe? 2 C sour cream 1 t vanilla 5 C shredded coconut 1 C confectioner’s sugar Mix and spread […]

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Cookies & Candies

Coconut Creams

10/17/2009 meps 0

From Odessa of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. She and her husband used to make dozens of varieties of homemade candies every year for the church bazaar and holiday season. 3/4 lb butter 8 oz marshmallow cream 8 […]

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Cookies & Candies

COCONUT DROP COOKIES

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C butter 2/3 C firmly packed light brown sugar 1 egg 2 t vanilla 1/4 t salt 1 3/4 C flour 1 1/2 C shredded coconut Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in […]

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Pies

COCONUT PIE

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 eggs 1 C milk 1 C sugar 1 C coconut 1 T flour 1 t vanilla 3 t butter Beat eggs. Add sugar, milk, vanilla, flour, butter, mixing well. Add coconut. Bake in unbaked […]

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Dairy-free

Coconut-Chia Pudding With a Kick

12/5/2013 meps 0

Chia seeds are my new favorite ingredient these days. This recipe is as easy as instant pudding, but it’s made from unprocessed ingredients — a win, win, win. 14-oz can coconut cream, well-shaken 1/4 C […]

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Cookies & Candies

Cookie Cups

9/11/2005 meps 0

1/2 C pine nuts, toasted 3 T butter 1/3 C sugar 1/2 t vanilla 3 egg whites 1/4 t cinnamon 1/8 t salt 5 T flour Toast the pine nuts and then grind them carefully […]

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Cakes

Cool Whip Chocolate Frosting

1/25/2010 meps 0

This was published by Baker’s Chocolate as a frosting for cookies, but it seems like a super-simple idea for frosting a cake or cupcakes as well. I haven’t tried it yet, since I don’t have […]

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Cookies & Candies

Cornmeal Shortbread Cookies

6/10/2013 meps 0

1-1/2 C high-gluten bread flour 1/4 C cornstarch 1/2 t salt 1/2 C yellow cornmeal 1 C butter (2 sticks) at room temperature 1/2 C powdered sugar 1 T orange zest Granulated sugar for top […]

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Desserts

Cracker Pudding

10/18/2009 meps 0

I’ve modified this to make 4 flavorful half-cup servings, and I’ve simplified the instructions as well. The original recipe is at the bottom. 2 C milk 3 T sugar 1/2 C crushed saltine crackers 1/2 […]

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Cookies & Candies

CRANBERRY CANDY

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 16-oz can cranberry or cran-raspberry sauce 1 T unflavored gelatin 1/2 C cold water 1 6-oz package raspberry gelatin 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided 2 C chopped walnuts 1/4 C powdered sugar Heat cranberry […]

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Cookies & Candies

CRANBERRY JELLY DELIGHTS

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 16-oz can jellied cranberry sauce 1 6-oz package strawberry, raspberry, or black cherry gelatin 1 C granulated sugar 2/3 C chopped nuts Granulated or powdered sugar Beat cranberry sauce until smooth and heat. Dissolved […]

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Desserts

Cranberry Pecan Pie

12/4/2006 meps 0

2 C cranberries 1 C orange juice 1/2 C honey 2 T cornstarch 2 T cold water 1/2 t orange extract 1 9-inch pie shell, baked and cooled Pecan topping (see below) In medium saucepan, […]

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Cookies & Candies

Cranberry-Orange Drop Cookies

12/21/2006 meps 0

Many thanks to Kathleen Davis for sharing the cookies and the recipe! 2 C (packed) dried sweetened cranberries (about 10 oz) 1/3 C orange juice 2 C flour 1 t cinnamon 1 t baking powder […]

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Desserts

Creamsicle (Orange-Vanilla) Fluff

6/11/2014 meps 0

I came up with this recipe for a 1970’s-themed book club potluck. It’s very much in keeping with the “fluffy salads” of the 70’s. They were so sweet, they were actually desserts that were served […]

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Desserts

Creamy almond-rice pudding

8/6/2009 meps 0

1/2 C blanched almonds 1/3 C basmati rice 1 C boiling water 4 C half and half 2/3 C sugar Dash of rosewater 1/4 toasted sliced almonds 1/2 C blueberries or dried cherries Stir the […]

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Baked

Crepes

7/14/2004 meps 0

Makes enough for one or two people. Mix together: 1 egg 1/3 cup milk 1 T melted butter 1/4 cup flour 1 T sugar dash salt Cook in a well-oiled crepe pan over medium heat […]

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Cookies & Candies

Crispy Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

1/17/2009 meps 0

I haven’t tried these yet, but the topping sounds deliciously decadent, and a good way to use up extra Rice Krispies. 1 9×12 pan of brownies, baked and cooled (you can use brownie mix from […]

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Desserts

Crunchy Pear Cobbler

10/9/2007 meps 0

I feel pretty strongly that when you get invited to a potluck, you’re supposed to bring a completed dish, not a bunch of raw ingredients that are going to take over the host’s kitchen and […]

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Breakfast

Crunchy wheat berries

5/14/2006 meps 0

4 C wheat berries 12 C water Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Stir in the wheat berries and remove from heat. Allow to sit overnight. Grease a large cookie sheet. Spread […]

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Desserts

CRYSTALLIZED GINGER

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 lb fresh gingerroot 1-1/2 C plus 1/4 C sugar Peel ginger and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices. In 2-quart saucepan, heat ginger and 2 C water to boiling over high heat. Boil 5 minutes. […]

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Cookies & Candies

DARK AND WHITE CHOCOLATE CLUSTERS

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 8-oz package bittersweet chocolate bars, chopped 2 t vegetable shortening 1 C finely chopped crystallized ginger slices or chunks 1 C diced dried apricots 1 C finely chopped toasted hazelnuts 8 1-oz squares or […]

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Cookies & Candies

Dark Chocolate Compost Cookies

6/10/2013 meps 0

1 C flour 1/2 C cocoa powder 1/2 t baking soda 1/4 t baking powder 1 T instant coffee 1/2 t salt 2/3 C butter, softened 1/2 C white sugar 1/2 C brown sugar 1 […]

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Cakes

Death by Chocolate

1/15/2006 meps 0

4 eggs 1 C sour cream 1/4 C water 1/4 C Creme de Cocoa, Kahlua, or Grand Marnier 1/2 C vegetable oil 1 boxed chocolate cake mix 1 box (4-serving size) instant chocolate pudding mix […]

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Dinghy Dings

3/16/2014 meps 0

From The Best of People and Food Cookbook, submitted by Joan Young. 12-oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips 14-oz can condensed milk (not sure if this means sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk, but I suspect […]

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Cakes

Dirt Cake

7/14/2004 meps 0

I got this recipe from Janice Schwartzenberger, when we both worked for Arthur Andersen. She flew from Portland to Seattle with an assembled dirt cake, and the entire department was amazed. A few years later, […]

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Cookies & Candies

Disappearing chocolate bars

2/7/2011 meps 0

It’s all too easy to run out of chocolate chips or baking chocolate — and that’s when this recipe comes in handy. It only needs baking cocoa, an easy thing to keep on hand. 1-1/4 […]

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Baked

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Jane Fleetwood of Expeditors Easy, easy, easy…. That’s my motto. Three boxes (one dozen per box) of Duncan Hines (pretty sure them were DH) double chocolate muffin mix for making two dozen muffins. With […]

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Barry's family

Dream Bars

12/24/2006 meps 0

When Grandma used to send us a huge box of cookies every Christmas, this one was my favorite kind. She would wrap every cookie individually in plastic wrap, and I’d root through the whole box […]

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Cakes

Dried Cherry Upside-Down Cake

9/29/2005 meps 0

I love upside-down cake. I usually make it with pineapple rings, apricots, or peaches and then use a yellow cake mix on the top. But this recipe gave me all kinds of ideas for dried […]

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Desserts

DRIED CRANBERRIES

7/14/2004 meps 0

First, pour boiling water over cranberries and let them sit until they pop. Drain immediately. (this breaking down of the outer skin is called “checking”) Arrange on baking sheet, sprinkle with granulated sugar and freeze […]

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Cakes

Drunken Rum Cake

1/14/2007 meps 0

I found this on Bert Christensen’s site, thinking it might be similar to my own Rum Cake. I was in for a surprise! It was on a Sunday morning, and I swear, we were both […]

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Baked

Easy As Apple Pie

6/24/2013 meps 0

If you don’t count the water, this only has 6 ingredients! 1 C flour 1/2 C butter, diced, at room temperature 1 C sugar 1-1/2 lb Granny Smith apples 1 C water 3 T lemon […]

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Desserts

Easy Blackberry Cobbler

10/31/2011 meps 0

2 C sugar 1/3 C butter 2 C flour 2 t baking powder 1 t salt 1 C milk 2 C blackberries 2 C boiling water Cream 1 C sugar with butter, add flour, baking […]

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Desserts

Easy chocolate mousse

10/10/2007 meps 0

Now that raw eggs are out of fashion, I’ve been searching for a chocolate mousse recipe that doesn’t use them. This one is somewhere between chocolate mousse and chocolate cheesecake — and it’s all good. […]

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Cookies & Candies

Easy chocolate-chip cookies

12/9/2013 meps 0

These simple cookies are made with oil instead of butter, and they come out soft and chewy. 2-1/2 C flour 1 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 1 C brown sugar, packed 1/2 C white […]

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Cookies & Candies

Easy Christmas Pretzel Treats

11/12/2014 meps 0

A bag of little round pretzels A bag of Hershey’s kisses -or- a bag of Rolos A bag of red and green M&Ms -or- a bag of pecan halves Preheat the oven to 350 F. […]

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Desserts

Easy cream cheese frosting

1/17/2007 meps 3

8 oz cream cheese 8 T (1 stick) butter 1 C powdered sugar 1 t vanilla extract Cut cream cheese and butter into pieces and place in a medium mixing bowl at room temperature. Let […]

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Cookies & Candies

Easy Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

12/28/2005 meps 0

There’s a great story here… Our neighbor, Barbara Cowan, gave us some of these for Christmas. We already had dozens of homemade cookies, from oatmeal scotchies and Tollhouse cookies to molasses sandwich cookies and rum […]

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Pies

Easy no-bake cheesecake

6/5/2007 meps 0

A single recipe fills a pie crust; a double recipe fills a 9×13 rectangular pan. 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 C lemon juice 1/2 C sour cream […]

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Cakes

Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

1/19/2006 meps 0

In a cast-iron skillet, melt about 3 T butter. Stir in about 3 T brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. Drain a can of pineapple rings (reserving the juice) and place a single layer […]

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Eggless Chocolate Cake

1/16/2006 meps 0

An eggless cake recipe. For alternatives to this, search for “eggless” in the search bar or see Eggless Fudge Cake. 1 C sugar 1-2/3 C sifted flour 1/2 C cocoa 1 t baking soda 1/2 […]

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Cakes

Eggless Fudge Cake

1/16/2006 meps 1

An eggless cake recipe with cheap ingredients. 2 C light brown sugar 3 heaping T shortening 1-1/2 C sour milk 1-1/2 t baking soda 4 heaping T cocoa 3 C flour Cream shortening and sugar. […]

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Eggless Gingerbread

1/16/2006 meps 0

An eggless cake recipe for ginger-lovers. 1/2 C melted shortening 1/2 C sugar 1/2 C molasses 2 C flour 1/2 t salt 1 t baking soda 1 t ginger 1 t cinnamon 1/4 t cloves […]

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Cakes

Eggless Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

1/16/2006 meps 0

An eggless cake recipe. For alternative eggless cakes, you can view the entire restricted diets/egg-free baking category. 1 C brown sugar, firmly packed 2-3 T butter Large can sliced pineapple, drained Pecan or maraschino cherry […]

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Desserts

Eggnog Pastry Cream

12/6/2006 meps 0

Makes 2-1/2 cups. You can use this to make a parfait involving grated chocolate or chocolate syrup, sweetened pumpkin puree, and whipped cream. 1 C eggnog (not fat-free) 1 C milk (not fat-free) 4 egg […]

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Cookies & Candies

Export Department Brownies

7/14/2004 meps 0

This recipe comes from my coworkers at Expeditors International, back before they were on the S&P500. The recipe was so important to corporate culture, it was saved on the department file server. I have included […]

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Cookies & Candies

Fennel and Sesame Seed Cookies

11/22/2013 meps 0

1 stick of butter (1/2 C) 2 T sesame seeds 2 T fennel seeds 1/2 C powdered sugar 1 egg 1 C flour 1/2 t baking soda Handful slivered almonds In a skillet, melt the […]

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Cakes

Fig and Almond Cake

8/2/2011 meps 0

An excellent desert for gluten-free friends, or people who are unable to eat sugar, eggs, or dairy. 1/2 lb dried black mission figs 1/4 C almonds 2 t lemon zest Prepare the figs by removing […]

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Breakfast

Figs with lemon-yogurt sauce

5/8/2006 meps 0

Serves 4 8 oz dried Calimyrna figs 1 C water 1 lemon 1 T brown sugar 1 T honey 1/4 C yogurt 1-1/2 T pine nuts Cut a large strip of lemon peel (yellow only, […]

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Cakes

Flourless Chocolate Torte

9/21/2010 meps 0

I’m not gluten-intolerant, but some of my favorite people are. That’s why I served this awesome, simple chocolate torte at a birthday gathering. It was delicious and decadent — no compromises or weird ingredient substitutions […]

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Barry's family

Fluffy Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

16 oz. cottage cheese 8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed 20 oz. crushed pineapple, drained 6 oz. pkg. any flavor gelatin Combine everything and chill.

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Cookies & Candies

Forgotten Cookies

7/20/2004 meps 2

My sister Julie used to make these when I was a kid — I’d never heard the term “merengue” back then. I was just impressed with my big sister’s ability to make cookies! 2 egg […]

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Desserts

Fresh ricotta cheese

2/3/2007 meps 0

2 quarts whole milk 1 C heavy cream 1/2 t salt 3 T fresh lemon juice Line a large sieve with cheesecloth and place over a large bowl. Bring the milk, cream, and salt to […]

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Baked

Frosted carrot-apple muffins

9/13/2007 meps 0

What exactly is the difference between a cupcake and a muffin? If you make these without the frosting, they’re great for breakfast. 1-1/3 C grated carrot (2 large carrots) 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and […]

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Cookies & Candies

Frosted Drop Cookies

10/18/2009 meps 0

2 C sifted flour 1 t baking powder 1/4 t salt 1/2 t vanilla 1/4 C milk 1 egg white 3/4 C butter 1 C powdered sugar 1 egg yolk Sift together flour, baking powder, […]

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Cookies & Candies

FROSTED MOLASSES GINGER SANDWICH COOKIES

9/29/2005 meps 0

Cookies: 1 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup molasses 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 3 tablespoons boiling water 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour Frosting: 1 tablespoon butter 3 tablespoons boiling water […]

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Cakes

Fuzzy Navel Cake

1/15/2006 meps 0

Here’s another one of those cake recipes where you pour something yummy over the top to flavor it and keep it moist, like rum cake and lemonade cake. 1 box yellow cake mix 1/2 C […]

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Cakes

Genoise Cake

1/16/2006 meps 0

6 large eggs, room temperature 1 C sugar 1 t vanilla 1 C flour 6 T butter, melted Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter two 8-inch cake pans. Line both pans with circles of waxed […]

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Cookies & Candies

Giant chocolate chippers

7/14/2004 meps 0

For another soft-batch cookie recipe, see Chocolate walnut drops. The corn syrup is the key to their soft texture. 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter or margarine, […]

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Cookies & Candies

GLAZED NUTS (SKILLET)

7/14/2004 meps 0

1-1/2 C nuts 1/2 C sugar 2 T butter In a heavy skillet, combine and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 6-8 minutes or until sugar is melted and golden and nuts are brown. Spread […]

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5/2 fasting diet

Gluten-free apple tarts

9/25/2013 meps 0

Crust 1/2 C almond meal 1/2 t cinnamon 1/2 C brown rice flour 2 T agave syrup 2 T applesauce 1/4 C ice-cold water Preheat oven to 375 F and spray a 12-cup muffin pan […]

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Cookies & Candies

Gluten-free coconut-chocolate macaroons

3/14/2011 meps 0

I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but it sounds delicious. 6 T sweet rice flour 1/4 t salt 4 egg whites 1 t almond or vanilla extract 14-oz package shredded coconut 1/3 C chocolate chips […]

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Cakes

Go Seahawks chocolate cake

2/4/2006 meps 0

Today is Saturday, February 4th. It is the day before the Superbowl, the first time our Seattle Seahawks have ever gone to play in what some consider the nation’s top sporting event. Almost everyone I […]

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Cakes

Grammy Cake (Devils Food)

10/18/2009 meps 0

Combine: 2 C dark brown sugar 1/2 C shortening 2 eggs 1 C hot water Pour half of this over 1/2 C cocoa Into the remainder, put: 1 t soda 2 C flour Some vanilla […]

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Pies

Grape Pie

7/20/2004 meps 0

Crust 2 scant cups flour 2 stick plus 2 T butter 1 T rum 2 T sugar 1 egg yolk Filling 1 pound whole seedless grapes 3/4 C sugar 1/2 C ground pecans 2 egg […]

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Barry's family

Grasshopper Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

Barry’s favorite, from his Grandma Crust: 1 1/4 c. crushed oreo type cookies(about 20 cookies) scant 1/3 c. melted butter or margarine Mix ingredients together and pat into a 9 inch pie pan covering bottom […]

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Desserts

Grasshopper ricotta cheese dessert

9/17/2007 meps 0

A South Beach-friendly recipe. 1 C nonfat ricotta 3 T cocoa powder 1/2 t peppermint extract Artificial sweetener to taste Combine all ingredients. Makes two servings.

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Pies

Green Tomato Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

Core 3-4 green tomatoes. Cut into thin wedges as you would an apple. Need 4 cups. Mix 1 c light brown sugar, 1/2 tsp each cinnamon, nutmeg, 1/4 tsp salt, 5 T flour, and 2 […]

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Pies

Green Tomato Pie (2)

7/14/2004 meps 0

3 c. thinly sliced green tomatoes 3/4 c. brown sugar, firmly packed 1/4 c. granulated sugar l T. Minute tapioca(or flour) 1/4 t. salt 1/2 t. cinnamon generous pinch of nutmeg and ground cloves (about […]

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Cookies & Candies

Grownup gumdrops

2/7/2011 meps 0

I love the texture of gumdrops, but the flavor of the cheap ones can be appalling. Here are a couple of sophisticated, homemade alternatives. Coconut gumdrops Nonstick cooking spray 1 C sugar 1 C light […]

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Desserts

HALVAS

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C olive oil 2 C flour 1 T cinnamon Chopped walnuts Syrup: 3 C water, 2 1/2 C sugar Heat oil in frying pan. Gradually add flou and cinnamon, stirring constatnnly, until flour is […]

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Cakes

Harvey Wallbanger Cake

1/15/2006 meps 1

Yet another cake-with-sugar-syrup, along the lines of rum cake, lemonade cake, fuzzy navel cake, and pina colada pound cake. 1 pkg orange cake mix 1 pkg (4 servings) instant vanilla pudding mix 4 eggs 1/2 […]

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Cakes

Hat Cake

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 cake mix 4 C powdered sugar 5 T water/juice/milk 1 stick margarine Prepare cake mix. Bake 3 1/2 cups of batter in a greased bowl. Bake remainder on a greased round pizza pan (spread […]

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Cookies & Candies

Healthy banana chocolate-chip cookies

8/28/2009 meps 0

I was looking for a “healthy” cookie recipe to make for my brother-in-law, ultra-marathoner Ed. My fear was that taking a regular cookie recipe and replacing all the decadent ingredients (eggs, butter, sugar) would result […]

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Cakes

Heavenly Coconut Cake

1/16/2006 meps 0

Another example of cake-with-sauce-poured-over. See also… Rum cake Lemonade cake Pina colada pound cake Fuzzy navel cake Harvey Wallbanger cake 1/2 C chopped pecans or macadamia nuts 1/3 C flaked coconut 1 pkg yellow cake […]

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Appetizers

Helen’s caramel corn

7/14/2004 meps 0

Fifi Fine brought a bag of this over to Cayenne, when we were living in a New Orleans boatyard. It was one of the most dangerous things I’ve ever eaten — impossible to stop. 5 […]

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Cookies & Candies

Heloise’s Fudge

7/20/2004 meps 0

4-1/2 C sugar 1 12-oz can evaporated milk 3 6-oz packages chocolate chips 1 10-oz package miniature marshmallows 1/2 C butter 1 t vanilla 2 C chopped nuts Mix the sugar and milk in a […]

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Cookies & Candies

Hemenway’s No-Bake Cookies

12/2/2005 meps 0

1/2 to 2 C granulated sugar, or use half granulated and half brown sugar 3 to 8 T unsweetened cocoa 1/4 to 1/2 C margarine or butter 1/2 C milk pinch salt 1/2 to 1 […]

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Breakfast

HOMEMADE HONEYDEWS (DONUTS)

10/22/2004 meps 0

(from Cruising World) 2 eggs, beaten 1 T molasses 3 C flour, sifted 1 t baking soda Dash cinnamon, nutmeg 1 C milk 4 C oil Honey or sugar (for dipping) Combine eggs and molasses […]

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Desserts

HONEY PUFFS (LOUKOUMADES)

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 lb 2 oz flour 2 tsp yeast 1 t salt 2 t cinnamon oil for frying Syrup: 2 C honey, 1 C sugar, stick of cinnamon, 2 C water Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. […]

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Favorites

Ian’s Butterscotch Pie

5/17/2005 meps 0

I had this pie at Fougere’s Restaurant, in Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada!). The name is misleading — it has a light caramel flavor, not necessarily what you’d think of as butterscotch. It was the best […]

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Cookies & Candies

Icebox Cookies

10/18/2007 meps 0

1 C butter, at room temperature 1 C sugar 1 C brown sugar 1 egg 2-1/2 C flour 1 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 1/2 C chopped walnuts 1 t vanilla Combine flour, baking […]

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Cakes

Iced Lemon Bread

2/25/2015 meps 0

This is similar to the lemon loaf sold at Starbucks. It’s guaranteed to be the first thing to disappear at a potluck. 1-1/2 C flour 1/2 t baking soda 1/2 t baking powder 1/2 t […]

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Cookies & Candies

Indian Coconut Fudge

8/6/2009 meps 0

1/2 C honey 1/2 C peanut butter 1/2 C finely chopped dates 2/3 C powdered milk (not reconstituted) 1/2 T rose water or orange extract 1-1/2 C coconut Combine honey, peanut butter, dates, and powdered […]

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Desserts

Indian Pudding

7/14/2004 meps 0

I got this recipe from the waitress at Chequers restaurant, outside Burlington, Vermont. I can’t believe how simple it is. Original version — restaurant quantity! Scald 1-1/2 gallons of milk with 8 T butter. Then […]

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Pies

Key Lime Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

Original 1940’s Key West recipe 4 eggs 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 C lime juice Beat yolks of 4 eggs and white of one until thick. Add milk and beat again. Add lime juice […]

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Favorites

Key Lime Pie – EZ Freezer Version

10/8/2005 meps 2

It doesn’t get any easier or yummier than this. 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk 5 oz Key lime juice 8 oz whipped topping, thawed 9-inch graham cracker pie crust Mix condensed milk and lime juice […]

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Cookies & Candies

Kiwi chocolate-bit biscuits

4/10/2006 meps 0

Makes 14 to 16 cookies. 1/4 – 1/2 C butter, softened 1/4 C sugar 2 T sweetened condensed milk 1 T baking powder 1 C flour 3/4 C chocolate chips, diced into bits Cream butter […]

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Cookies & Candies

Layered caramel chocolate brownies

5/6/2009 meps 0

3/4 C flour 3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 t salt 1/2 C butter, cut into pieces 1/2 C sugar 1/2 C brown sugar 3 large eggs 2 t vanilla 1 C chopped macadamia nuts […]

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Cookies & Candies

Layered Chocolate-Caramel Cookie Bars

2/12/2015 meps 0

Base: 1-1/4 C flour 1/2 C brown sugar 3/4 C grated coconut 1-1/3 C butter, melted Caramel filling: 1/3 C corn syrup 1/2 C butter 14 oz condensed milk Topping: 10-1/2 oz dark chocolate chips […]

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Cakes

Lemon Cheesecake (easy)

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 8-oz package cream cheese 2 c milk 1 small pkg jello lemon instant pudding 9 inch graham cracker crust Soften cream cheese, blend in 1/2 c milk. Add remaining milk and pudding mix. Beat […]

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Cookies & Candies

Lemon Crisps

7/14/2004 meps 0

Super-easy. Makes 4 to 5 dozen beautiful 2-1/2-inch cookies. 1 package lemon supreme cake mix 1/2 C cooking oil 2 eggs 1 t grated lemon peel 1 t grated ginger (optional) Pecan halves or whole […]

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Cookies & Candies

Lemon Yummies

10/17/2009 meps 0

From Odessa of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. Mix and press into 9×13 pan: 2 C flour 2 sticks (1/2 lb) margarine 1/2 C confectioners sugar Bake 20 minutes at 350 F Mix and pour over crust: 1/8 […]

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Cakes

Lemonade Cake

7/14/2004 meps 0

Good alternative to rum cake when there are children or teetotallers around 1 package super-moist cake mix 6 oz frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 3/4 C powdered sugar 8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed Preheat to […]

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Desserts

Lemony Lemon Bread

1/8/2006 meps 0

This was somebody’s family secret recipe. Luckily for us (unluckily for them), the person died, so it’s OK to pass it around. 2-1/3 C sugar 1 lb butter, softened 6 eggs 2-oz bottle lemon extract […]

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Cookies & Candies

Lime Snowball Cookies

6/10/2013 meps 0

I had a bottle of lime oil that hung around my kitchen for a couple of years, and I was always looking for things to do with it. I wish I’d had this recipe then! […]

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Cookies & Candies

Lisa’s Chocolate Truffles

10/22/2004 meps 0

This is a wonderful Christmas recipe from Lisa Becker, who brought truffles to a potluck when we worked together at Battelle (about an eon ago!). That was the best work potluck I’ve ever been to […]

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Desserts

MACAROON TART SHELLS

7/14/2004 meps 1

4 C flaked coconut 1 C sugar 3/4 C flour 2 t vanilla 3 egg whites Combine all ingredients, stir well. Spoon evenly into 20 greased muffin cups, pressing into bottom and up sides. Bake […]

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Cakes

Mandarin orange cake

1/17/2009 meps 0

Another delicious offering from Sharon Wilson. 1 yellow or lemon cake mix 1 extra egg 1 large can mandarin oranges Juice from the can of oranges Prepare the cake as directed, with the following changes: […]

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Desserts

Mango banana rice pudding

4/5/2006 meps 0

Serves 4 1 C coconut milk 1 banana, sliced 2 mangoes, diced (see below) 1/4 C water 1 T honey 1 t vanilla 2 t grated lemon rind 1/2-1 t salt Combine above ingredients in […]

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Desserts

Mango Napoleons with Whipped Cream

4/14/2006 meps 0

My husband is a gadget-head. He loves all kinds of gadgets, whether they are located in the garage or the kitchen. So when we came across a stainless “cream whipper” in a kitchen where we’re […]

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Cookies & Candies

Margaret’s Lucky Butterscotch Brownies

7/14/2004 meps 0

These are also known as Blondies or Toffee Bars. I found this recipe in Joy of Cooking back in 1983, when I was a cook’s helper at Sherwood Forest camp, on Willapa Bay, Washington. The […]

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Cookies & Candies

Marilyn’s Basic Cookie Dough

4/26/2010 meps 0

Our friend Marilyn, of s/v Oryoki, makes the most wonderful cookies. Every time she makes them, they’re slightly different, but the chewy, satisfying basis is the same — and it’s much more healthy than your […]

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Cakes

Milkless Eggless Thrifty Cake

1/16/2006 meps 0

Here’s another recipe along the lines of War Cake, Poor Man’s Cake, and Poor Man’s Cake 2. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Angostura bitters used like this before. 1 C firmly packed dark brown […]

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Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Mincemeat Pie Filling

10/18/2009 meps 0

This makes enough for one or two pies. It’s a farmhouse recipe, no precise quantities. The hamburger provides “umami” flavor that offsets the sweetness. About 2 lbs of hamburger A lot of raisins About as […]

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Cookies & Candies

Mint-frosted chocolate cookies

6/16/2013 meps 0

These cookies are soft, a little like tiny brownies. My brother Hank loves them! Cookies: 1 C cocoa 2 C powdered sugar 2 C flour 2 t baking powder 1/2 t salt 1/2 C oil […]

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Cookies & Candies

Mississippi Mud Brownies

7/14/2004 meps 0

These are the most gorgeous, awesome brownies I’ve ever seen (and eaten). This is a fantastic substitute for birthday cake: You can serve it at a party and eat it without a fork. This is […]

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Cookies & Candies

Mock Milk Fudge

7/28/2009 meps 0

1/2 C unsalted butter, softened 2/3 C powdered sugar 1-3/4 C milk powder 1 t milk or cream 1/2 t vanilla, orange, or almond extract Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Using your hands, work […]

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Baked

Mock Mincemeat Pie

11/22/2005 meps 0

The ingredients for this came from The New Laurel’s Kitchen cookbook, but I’ve modified the instructions. I always use a food processor for this one, even if I have to borrow one, as I did […]

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Cookies & Candies

Morale-Boosting Oatmeal Cookies

12/18/2010 meps 0

For a couple of years, our nearest active neighbor in the boatyard was a classic wooden motorsailor called Sea Fox. Bill and Kathy worked on the boat nearly every day, but unlike Flutterby, Sea Fox […]

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Desserts

Myra’s Cherry Salad

3/20/2008 meps 0

This is a true midwestern dish, a dessert masquerading as a salad. It comes from an old family friend, Myra, who lives in West Virginia. 2 3-oz boxes of Cherry Jello 2 cups of water […]

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Cookies & Candies

NANAIMO BARS

7/14/2004 meps 0

From a tourist brochure in (where else?) Nanaimo Bottom layer 1/2 C unsalted butter (Euro-style cultured) 1/4 C sugar 5 T cocoa 1 egg, beaten 1-3/4 C graham wafer crumbs 1/2 C finely chopped almonds […]

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Cookies & Candies

NEIMAN-MARCUS $250 COOKIE RECIPE

7/14/2004 meps 0

(may be halved) An early Internet “hoax,” but probably an excellent recipe 2 cups butter 4 cups flour 2 tsp. Soda 2 cups Sugar 5 cups blended oatmeal 24 oz. chocolate chips 1 tsp. Salt […]

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Breakfast

No-Bake Energy Bars

10/6/2014 meps 0

1 C roasted almonds 1-1/4 C pitted dates (can substitute raisins for 1/2 C) 1 T dried coconut (unsweetened, if possible) 3/4 C water 1/4 C cocoa 2 T instant coffee powder 1 t chia […]

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Pies

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

1/7/2010 meps 0

1 8-oz package of cream cheese, softened 1 can sweetened condensed milk (such as Eagle Brand) 1/2 C key lime juice (I use Nellie’s bottled juice if I can’t find key limes — some stores […]

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Cookies & Candies

No-bake oatmeal cookies

8/12/2008 meps 1

 You can read about what happened when I tried this recipe in the article, “What’s a cross between fudge and cookie?” This came from Practical Sailor’s Mailport, Sept. 2007. They printed the recipe as proof […]

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Barry's family

Nona’s Cheesecake

1/16/2007 meps 0

This recipe comes from Barry’s great-grandmother via his cousin Sandy Langdon, of Traverse City, Michigan. “Cousin,” in this case, is kind of a simplified term — Sandy is both Barry’s first-cousin-once-removed and his second-cousin-once-removed. I’m […]

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Cookies & Candies

Oatmeal Cheesecake Cranberry Bars

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 C flour 1-1/4 C quick-cooking oatmeal 3/4 C packed brown sugar 1 C butter, softened 12 oz cream cheese, softened 1/2 C granulated sugar 2 eggs 2 t lemon juice 1 t vanilla 1 […]

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Cookies & Candies

Oatmeal Crunches

6/26/2006 meps 0

According to the 1972 cookbook we borrowed from Tina Morrison, entitled Cool Cooking: Recipes of Your Favorite Rock Stars, this was the Osmonds’ favorite “all-American” cookie recipe. Thirty-four years later, the cookies still taste great, […]

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Barry's family

Oatmeal Scotchies

7/14/2004 meps 0

Barry’s #1 favorite cookie, from his Mom. The company that makes the butterscotch chips has changed the recipe printed on the bag, but this is the original version, featuring orange extract. 1 C flour 1 […]

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Cookies & Candies

Oatmeal Whoopie Pies

10/17/2009 meps 0

2 C brown sugar 2 C oatmeal 3/4 C margarine 2 eggs 1/2 t salt 2 C flour 1 t cinnamon 1 t baking powder 2 t soda in 1 T boiling water Cream together […]

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Breakfast

Oatmeal-raisin coffee cake

2/28/2011 meps 0

This is a simple coffee cake, not too sweet, easily made from things already on hand. 1-1/2 C flour 3/4 C oats 2 t baking powder 1/2 C sugar 1/2 t salt 1 C milk […]

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Breakfast

Oatmeal-Walnut Muffins

12/15/2013 meps 0

1-3/4 C flour 1/4 C sugar 2 T baking powder 1/2 t salt 1 C quick oats 1/2 C chopped walnuts 1 T cinnamon 1 egg 3/4 C milk 1/3 C vegetable oil Preheat the […]

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Pies

Odessa’s Pumpkin Pie

10/18/2009 meps 0

When you make a pumpkin pie using the Libby’s canned pumpkin and the Libby’s recipe, make the following two changes: 1 – use half brown and half white sugar 2 – add 1/2 C sweet […]

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Brazilian

Olho de Sogra (Mother-in-Law Eyes)

7/6/2007 meps 0

1 C water 1-1/4 C sugar, divided 1 C grated coconut 2 egg yolks 1/2 t vanilla 1 lb prunes, pitted Whole cloves In a medium saucepan, simmer the water with 1 C of sugar […]

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Cakes

One Pan Mud Cake

3/16/2014 meps 0

1-1/2 C flour 3 T cocoa 1 t baking soda 1 C sugar 1/2 t salt Dump all these ingredients into an 8-inch square or 9-inch round pan, and mix them up. Pour in the […]

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Cookies & Candies

One-of-each peanut butter cookies

1/16/2010 meps 0

I ate some of these crispy, gluten-free cookies at a party last week, and Carol said she got the recipe from Pam. Then Pam said she got it from someone else, who got it from […]

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Cookies & Candies

ORANGE BALLS (NO-BAKE)

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C shelled hazelnuts 1/2 C semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 C chopped dates 1 T grated orange zest 2 C vanilla wafer cookies 1-1/2 C powdered sugar 3 T Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur) or brandy 3 […]

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Cookies & Candies

Orange-Apricot-Almond Shortbread Bars

6/10/2013 meps 0

1 C apricot preserves 3 T orange liqueur (Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, etc.) 1 C butter, room temperature 3/4 C sugar 1 t almond extract 2 C flour 1/4 t salt 1/4 C almond paste, […]

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Cookies & Candies

Ouzo cookies

2/3/2011 meps 1

Make a double batch of Powdered Sugar Cookies. Use 1 T Ouzo instead of the vanilla. After the cookies have cooled, glaze them with a mixture of Ouzo and powdered sugar. (Mix about 1/2 C […]

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Cakes

Pain aux pruneaux

8/5/2010 meps 0

1 C pitted prunes 1/2 C cognac 1 T honey 2 eggs 1-1/4 C buckwheat flour 1/2 t salt 1/4 t black pepper 1 C milk With scissors, snip the prunes into small pieces. Soak […]

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Cookies & Candies

Pancake mix sugar cookies

6/3/2013 meps 0

I always make pancakes from scratch, so I haven’t tried this yet. But once in a while, when someone is cleaning out their boat galley, I end up with their leftover pancake mix. Now I […]

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Brownies

Party Brownies

7/14/2004 meps 0

I originally found this on the back of the Western Family brand cocoa can. My sister, Daisy, tells me that’s because the Hershey’s cocoa can has the best chocolate cake recipe on the planet, so […]

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Brazilian

Passion Fruit Mousse

1/31/2006 meps 0

This stuff is awesome! Thanks to Almuht Dear-Jossy for the recipe. 1 C concentrated passion fruit juice (you can find this at stores specializing in Brazilian products) 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk 1 can […]

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Desserts

Pastéis de Nata (Custard Cream Pastries)

7/24/2007 meps 0

This recipe is the closest I can come to the famous Pastéis de Belém, those wonderful, flaky custard tarts we enjoyed in Lisbon. The original recipe is from Portuguese Cooking, published by Bonechi. For a […]

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Desserts

Peach-Berry Betty

10/22/2004 meps 0

1/2 C sugar 1 T flour 1/2 t ground nutmeg 3 C sliced, peeled fresh peaches or nectarines 2 C fresh raspberries or blueberries 1/4 C orange juice or water 4 C soft bread cubes […]

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Cookies & Candies

Peanut butter and chocolate kisses

12/24/2004 meps 0

1/2 C butter 1/2 C peanut butter 3/4 C brown sugar 1/4 C sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp salt 1-3/4 C flour 1 tsp baking soda 48 Hershey’s kisses, unwrapped Preheat oven […]

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Cookies & Candies

Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies with Peanuts

12/21/2006 meps 0

Kathleen Davis brought these to a recent holiday gathering at our house. She cut them into very tiny, elegant squares, which everyone seemed to appreciate. I’ve noticed that at parties, the smallest cookies on the […]

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Cookies & Candies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

3/27/2010 meps 0

18-oz package refrigerated sugar cookie dough, divided 2/3 C grape jam 3/4 C granola (without raisins) 3/4 C peanut butter chips Line a 9-in. square baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Press […]

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Cookies & Candies

Peanut butter chocolate-chip cookies

1/16/2010 meps 0

I made these as a bon voyage present for Dick and Larry on Ula G when they headed south in 2010. I hope they’ll remember their boatyard-bound friend Meps, the one waving sadly from her […]

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Cakes

Peanut butter frosting

1/17/2009 meps 1

1/2 C butter, softened 1 C creamy peanut butter 3 T milk 2 C powdered sugar In a medium bowl, put the butter and peanut butter and mix with an electric mixer. Gradually mix in […]

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Cakes

Pear and almond tart

10/16/2007 meps 0

This is an alternative to an upside-down cake…it’s a “rightside-up” cake. 3/4 C butter, softened 1/2 C sugar 3 eggs 1 C ground almonds 1/4 C flour 4 medium pears, perfectly ripe To prepare the […]

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Desserts

PECAN PIE

7/14/2004 meps 0

Margaret’s mother’s recipes were often like this first one — just a list of ingredients and no instructions! 1 stick oleo 1 C white sugar 1 C karo syrup 1 C pecans 3 eggs Probably […]

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Cookies & Candies

Pecan Pie Squares

11/23/2014 meps 0

2 C flour 2/3 C confectioners sugar 3/4 C butter (softened) 1/2 C packed brown sugar 1/2 t salt 1/2 C honey 2/3 C butter 3 T whipping cream 3-1/2 C pecans, coarsely chopped Grease […]

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Cookies & Candies

PECAN SLICES

7/14/2004 meps 0

Cream 1/2 c. butter and 1/4 c. sugar Beat in well 1 egg; Combine 1 1/4 c. flour and 1/8 t. salt Add dry ingredients in about 3 parts to butter mixture blending well. Work […]

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Cookies & Candies

Peter Paul Mounds and Almond Joy bars

10/22/2004 meps 0

From a “Top Secret” recipes cookbook 5 oz Eagle sweetened condensed milk 1 t vanilla 2 C powdered sugar 14 oz shredded or flaked coconut 24-oz package semisweet chocolate chips Blend condensed milk and vanilla. […]

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Cakes

Pina Colada Pound Cake

1/15/2006 meps 2

Another takeoff on the “cake with syrup poured over it” theme. See also: Rum cake, Lemonade cake, and Fuzzy navel cake. 1 pkg yellow cake mix 1 pkg (4 servings) instant coconut cream pudding mix […]

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Desserts

Pineapple Rum Buttercream Icing

1/16/2006 meps 1

3/4 C sugar 6 T frozen pineapple concentrate, thawed 6 T water 4 egg yolks 3/4 lb unsalted butter, softened 1-1/3 T dark rum Place suger, juice, and water in a heavy medium saucepan. Over […]

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Cookies & Candies

Pistachio Fudge

8/6/2009 meps 0

1/2 C sugar 1 C water 3 T butter, separated 1/4 t ground cardamom 1/2 C ground pistachios 1-2/3 C powdered milk (not reconstituted — just the powder) Splash of rose water Boil water and […]

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Cookies & Candies

PISTACHIO HALVA

7/14/2004 meps 0

1-1/4 C shelled pistachios 1 C boiling water 2T milk 1/2 C sugar 1 1/2 T butter or ghee 1 t vanilla Put pistachios in bowl, top with boiling water, soak 30 minutes. Grease and […]

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Cakes

Plantation Cake With Lemon Sauce

1/16/2006 meps 0

An eggless cake recipe. For more eggless cake recipes, use the search feature and enter “eggless.” 1 C butter, room temperature 3/4 C light brown sugar (not packed) 1/4 t salt 2-1/2 C flour 2/3 […]

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Desserts

Poached banana dessert

2/17/2006 meps 0

This is almost too simple to publish, but the results are fabulous. It came from our good friend and chef, Cindy MacNairn. Serves 3 or 4 people. In a large skillet, heat a can of […]

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Cookies & Candies

Pogen’s Gingersnaps

10/22/2004 meps 0

1/4 C (1/2 stick) butter 1/2 C vegetable shortening 1 C packed brown sugar 1/4 C molasses 1 egg 2-1/4 C sifted flour 2 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 1 t powdered ginger 2 […]

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Cakes

Poor Man’s Cake 2

1/16/2006 meps 0

An eggless cake — spice cake with raisins. See also Poor Man’s Cake and War Cake. Pour 2 C boiling water over 1 lb raisins. Boil slowly for 10 minutes. Then add: 1/2 C shortening […]

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Cakes

Poor Man’s Cake

1/16/2006 meps 2

An eggless cake recipe with raisins. Although, since it’s baked in a loaf pan, it’s more like a dessert bread. See also War Cake. 4 C brown sugar, firmly packed 1-lb box raisins 4 t […]

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Cookies & Candies

Powdered sugar cookies

2/2/2011 meps 1

1 C butter or margarine 1 C powdered sugar 1 egg 1 t vanilla 1/4 t salt 1/2 t baking soda 2 C flour Optional ingredients: Chopped nuts, orange or lemon zest. If you have […]

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Cakes

Pressure Cooker Sponge Cake

3/16/2014 meps 0

In a medium saucepan, combine the following: 1/2 C sugar 1 t honey 1/2 C butter 1/2 t vanilla 2/3 C water Heat over low until butter is melted and sugar and honey are dissolved. […]

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Pies

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 env. unflavored gelatin 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp ginger 1 1/4 cups pumpkin 3 egg yolks 1/2 cup milk Blend in saucepan, cook over medium heat and […]

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Cookies & Candies

Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Barbie deLackner (Elizabeth Bolton)…irresistable, to both humans and cats. The feline in question survived, even though chocolate is bad for cats. Eating cookies meant for humans is also bad for cats, since the humans […]

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Pies

Pumpkin Pie – Crustless, No-Bake

7/14/2004 meps 0

2T water 2 envelopes (7 grams each) unflavored gelatin 2-1/4 C evaporated lowfat milk, divided 1 15-oz can pumpkin 1/2 C packed brown sugar 2 t pumpkin pie spice 1 t vanilla Coat a 9-inch […]

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Desserts

Pumpkin Tips

7/14/2004 meps 0

What to do with leftover canned pumpkin? Store leftover canned pumpkin in airtight container in fridge up to 2 weeks, or freeze for 3 months. How to achieve perfect pies? Bake in a preheated 425 […]

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Desserts

Pumpkin-Ginger Flan

11/9/2006 meps 0

Serves 8 1 C sugar 1/2 C water 1/4 C grated fresh gingerroot 2 C half & half 4 large eggs 1 1/2 C canned organic pumpkin 1/2 C sugar 1/4 t salt 1. In […]

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Barry's family

Raspberry Truffle Cream Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Barry’s sister, Julie Miller: 1-2/3 C (10 oz package) Hershey’s raspberry chips 1/3 C milk 2 C miniature or 20 large marshmallows 3-1/2 C (8 oz) frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed 1 packaged crumb […]

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Cookies & Candies

Raspberry-Filled Brownies

7/14/2004 meps 0

1/2 C butter, softened 1 C sugar 2 large eggs 2 1-oz squares unsweetened chocolate, melted 3/4 C flour 1 C chopped walnuts 1/3-1/2 C raspberry jam (you can substitute orange marmalade or strawberry jam) […]

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Cookies & Candies

Razzle-Apple Streusel Bars

10/22/2004 meps 0

Crust and streusel: 2 C oats, uncooked 2-1/2 C flour 1-1/4 C sugar 2 t baking powder 1 C (2 sticks) butter, melted Filling: 3 C peeled, thinly sliced apples (about 3 medium apples) 2 […]

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Cakes

Red-white-and-blue rhubarb cake

7/24/2012 meps 0

This is a beautiful summertime treat, and kids love it! 5 C sliced rhubarb (if it’s not very red, you can mix it with a few drops of red food coloring) 1 3-oz package strawberry […]

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Cookies & Candies

Rice Krispies Treats

7/14/2004 meps 0

What better way to take care of your gluten-free friends than a batch of Rice Krispies treats? I recently discovered a new, beautiful way to serve these. Instead of a 9×13 pan, press them into […]

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Desserts

Roasted banana condiment

1/29/2008 meps 0

4 bananas 1 t dark rum 1 t vanilla 1 t maple syrup 1/2 t brown sugar 1/2 C nuts, finely chopped (macadamia nuts, almonds, or hazelnuts recommended) Preheat oven to 350 F. Roast bananas […]

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Cakes

Root Beer Cake

6/13/2007 meps 0

This is a simple recipe that you could also make with cream soda, ginger ale, or cola. 1 yellow cake mix 12 oz root beer 1/4 C vegetable oil 3 eggs Preheat oven to 350 […]

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Barry's family

Rum Balls

7/14/2004 meps 0

Wickedly good…from Sharon Stellrecht 2-1/2 C crushed vanilla wafers (you can use graham crackers, but I’ve never tried it) 1C powdered sugar 2T cocoa 3T light corn syrup 1/4C rum (you can use bourbon or […]

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Cakes

Rum Cake

7/14/2004 meps 0

Margaret’s favorite, from Sharon (see also Lemonade Cake) Cake: 1/2 3/4 C nuts, chopped (pecans or walnuts) 1 18 oz. yellow cake mix 1/2 C light rum 1/2 C water 1/2 C vegetable oil 4 […]

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Desserts

Rum-Ginger Ice Cream

5/16/2012 meps 0

This is so simple! 1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened 2 T chopped crystallized ginger 1 T dark rum Place softened ice cream in a bowl. Using a plastic spatula, fold the ginger and rum […]

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Desserts

SAGE ICE CREAM

9/29/2005 meps 1

Last night, I was perusing a cookbook called Cherry Home Companion. Not only did every recipe call for cherries, but the word “cherry” was highlighted in red everywhere it appeared. I eventually got bored with […]

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Baked

Salted Mocha-Pitted Coffee Cake

11/26/2013 meps 0

This did not come out as expected, but it was still yummy. The mocha topping was heavier than the cake batter, so it sank, creating dark pits of mocha-salted deliciousness. 1/2 C (1 stick) butter […]

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Desserts

SAMALI

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 C fine semolina 2 C sugar 8 eggs 1 C butter 1 T cinnamon 1 C chopped blanched almonds Syrup: 3 C sugar, 3 C water, 1/2 lemon Cream butter and sugar, add eggs […]

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Cookies & Candies

Sand Tarts (Rollouts)

10/17/2009 meps 1

There’s a dark brown knot on the wooden board the family uses to roll these out. If you can’t see the knot through the dough, then you haven’t rolled it thinly enough. If you roll […]

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Brazilian

Saudades

7/22/2012 meps 0

I haven’t tried to make these, but if I ever come across sago flour, I will. They are Brazilian cookies of Portuguese origin, said to have a texture between a macaroon and a meringue. You […]

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Cookies & Candies

Scottish shortbread

1/3/2009 meps 0

Make this recipe on Thanksgiving weekend and serve it on Christmas eve. 3/4 lb butter, softened 1-1/4 C sugar 2 eggs 4 C flour Preheat oven to 350 F. Blend the butter, sugar, and eggs […]

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Desserts

Scroggin

4/10/2006 meps 0

This is an Australian/New Zealand version of what we call “G.O.R.P.” (Good old raisins and peanuts). Mix it up in whatever amounts you like and throw it in a baggie for a hike. The name […]

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Baked

Shirley’s Strawberry Shortcake

7/20/2011 meps 0

1-1/2 C flour (whole wheat) 1 t baking powder 1/2 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 2 T sugar 1/2 C shortening 1-1/2 C cornflakes, crushed to 1/2 C 3/4 C buttermilk 1. Stir together […]

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Beverages

Simple Milkshakes

5/9/2006 meps 1

To make a milkshake, put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until thick. Vanilla 2 C vanilla ice cream 4 C milk 1 T vanilla extract Chocolate 2 C chocolate or vanilla ice […]

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Cookies & Candies

Simplest Coconut Macaroons

1/19/2014 meps 0

3 egg whites 1/2 C sugar 1/4 t salt 14 oz package flaked coconut Preheat oven to 350. Whisk the egg whites together with the salt and sugar. Stir in the coconut. Drop by teaspoons […]

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Baked

Simplest Coffee Cake

11/25/2013 meps 0

This recipe is so simple, it’s easy to augment it with nuts, chopped or dried fruit, or different spices. 1/2 C (1 stick) butter 1-1/2 C flour 1 C brown sugar 1-1/2 t baking powder […]

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Breakfast

Slow-roasted fruit

8/12/2011 meps 0

From the Seattle P-I, October 9, 2007 SLOW PLUMS MAKES ABOUT 3 CUPS * 2-3 pounds plums, stoned and cut in half lengthwise * 1 cup unsweetened grape juice * 1 whole clove * 1 […]

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Beverages

Smoothie Ideas

5/9/2006 meps 0

Because making a smoothie is an art, not a science, I’ve deliberately left off quantities. These are just intended as inspiration, so you can make your own creations. Creamsicle Bananas Milk Vanilla extract Orange juice […]

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Barry's family

Snowball

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Barry’s Grandma – yummy! 1 large angel food cake (rub off the brown crust and break into small pieces with a fork) Dissolve 1 package lemon jello in 1 C boiling water. Add 1 […]

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Brazilian

Sonhos

7/22/2012 meps 0

These are kind of like gluten-free doughnuts. 1 C milk 1 T sugar 1/4 t salt 1 level C tapioca flour 4 egg yolks Oil for deep-frying 2 T powdered sugar 1 t cinnamon In […]

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Cakes

Sparkling pear cupcakes

10/22/2007 meps 0

Makes 12 moist, scrumptious cupcakes. 1/4 lb butter 1 C sugar 2 eggs 1-1/3 C flour 3/4 t baking soda Dash salt 1 C club soda, 7-up, or champagne (anything clear and sparkling) 1 tsp […]

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Desserts

Spicy Crisp

7/14/2004 meps 0

Made for Sharon’s birthday, 2003 2 C crushed graham crackers 1/2 C sugar 2 t cinnamon 1/2 t nutmeg 1/4 t cloves 1/2 ground ginger 1/2 C melted butter 1/3 C finely chopped pecans or […]

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Desserts

St. Joseph’s Day Rice

3/19/2015 meps 0

Photo and recipe courtesy of the creative, brilliant, and huggable Mary Bolter of Spokane, Washington. 2-1/2 C uncooked white rice 2-1/2 C water 1/2 t Saffron 1 C toasted whole almonds, chopped 1 C honey, […]

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Cookies & Candies

Stained Glass Cookies

12/9/2013 meps 0

These are beautiful, and you can even hang them as edible ornaments. 2-1/2 C flour 3/4 t salt 3/4 C butter, softened 3/4 C sugar 1 egg 1 t vanilla 8 oz bag fruit-flavored hard […]

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Desserts

STEAMED CHOCOLATE PUDDING

10/22/2004 meps 0

1-3/4 cups flour 2 t baking powder 1-1/3 C milk 4 t instant coffee 1/2 C butter 1-1/4 C sugar 1/2 t almond extract 4 eggs 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled 1/2 C […]

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Desserts

Strawberry no-bake cheesecake tart

5/3/2006 meps 1

This was one of my more ambitious cheesecakes, and it was so fancy, no one realized it was homemade. We were housesitting, and until then, I’ve never had access to a food processor, a stand […]

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Desserts

Strawberry Pie

12/2/2005 meps 0

From Esther Schulte’s recipe file. 2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced 1-1/2 C 7-up 1/2 C sugar 3 T cornstarch 1 t unflavored gelatin Red food coloring (optional) 1 9-inch pie shell, baked Combine the 7-up, […]

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Pies

STRAWBERRY RHUBARD CUSTARD PIE

10/22/2004 meps 0

Invented by Margaret for Susie Griener’s wedding 2-1/4 C rhubarb, cut in 1-inch pieces 1 C strawberries, sliced 3/4 C sugar 4-1/2 t arrowroot or cornstarch 2 eggs, beaten 1 unbaked pie shell Combine sugar […]

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Desserts

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C sugar 4 t cornstarch 2 T orange liqueur or OJ 4 C sliced fresh rhubarb (about 1-1/3 lbs) 1 C flour 2 T sugar 1-1/2 t baking powder 1/4 margarine or butter 1 […]

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Appetizers

Sugared popcorn

7/14/2004 meps 1

12/21/04: In the year since I discovered this recipe, I’ve figured it out and perfected my technique. Now I hardly ever burn it, even using a tricky electric stove. Meps 10/1/07: Three years later, I […]

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Appetizers

Sugared Walnuts

12/18/2007 meps 0

This makes a good food gift for friends and family. For a nice sweet and salty contrast, serve a bowl of these alongside a bowl of Tamari-Roasted Almonds. 2 large egg whites 1 C sugar […]

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Brownies

Super-Easy Brownies

3/28/2014 meps 0

This recipe only has one more ingredient than my most popular recipe, “Cake Mix Brownies,” but the results are much more dense, chewy, and chocolatey. 1/2 C + 2 T butter, softened 1 C sugar […]

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Meps original

Sweet Potato Pie a la Meps

1/3/2016 meps 0

My father always raves about grocery-store sweet potato pie from the Publix bakery. As a homemade pie-baker, this offended my sensibilities, so I set out to research the best homemade sweet potato pie. Much to […]

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Baked

Sweet rice muffins

7/24/2009 meps 0

4 eggs, separated 1/4 t salt 1-1/3 sticks unsalted butter, softened 3/4 C sugar 1-1/2 C rice flour 1/4 t vanilla Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a muffin tin (12 muffins). Beat the egg […]

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Cookies & Candies

The Best Oatmeal Cookies

4/5/2008 meps 0

This recipe comes from our young friend Eliza, who will be 9 in about a week. Her math class made several batches of these cookies — including a half batch, a doubled batch, a three-quarter […]

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Cakes

The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford

1/15/2006 meps 1

This was published in the 1970’s and advertised as an alternative to the “Better than Sex” cake. Sadly, Robert Redford isn’t very sexy any more, so maybe the recipe could use a new name. Feel […]

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Cakes

Thin chocolate-hazelnut cake with mousse

5/17/2012 meps 0

This is adapted from “My Kind of Chocolate Birthday Cake,” Bon Appetit, June 2005. Tess Murdoch made it for Barry’s birthday this year, garnished with homemade candied orange peel and chocolate curls. It was as […]

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Breakfast

Tropical kiwi banana sauce

3/18/2006 meps 0

2 ripe kiwis 2 ripe bananas 2 T butter Pinch salt 3 T sugar 1/2 C orange juice 1/2 C milk or half and half (for a really decadent version, leave out the orange juice, […]

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Breakfast

TSP Honey Nuggets

7/14/2004 meps 0

Munch on a handful of these nuggets, or sprinkle them on cereal, yogurt, applesauce, etc. for a little crunch and a lot of nutrients. Can be made with textured soy protein (TSP) or textured vegetable […]

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Cakes

Turtle Cake

1/15/2006 meps 0

1 package chocolate cake mix 1-1/3 C water 3 eggs 3/4 C butter, softened 14 oz package of caramels 1/3 C plus 2 T evaporated milk 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips 1 C chopped pecans […]

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Baked

WALNUT AND POPPY SEED BUNS

7/14/2004 meps 0

Filling: 1/4C milk 1-1/2T honey 1T sugar 1T flour 2T poppy seeds 1C chopped walnuts Bring to a boil over medium heat, set aside to cool. Use as filling for jelly roll or other pastries. […]

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Cakes

War Cake

1/16/2006 meps 2

An eggless cake with raisins made popular during WWII. 2 C sugar 2 C hot water 2 T shortening 1-lb box raisins 1 t salt 1/2 t cinnamon 1/2 t cloves 3 C flour 1 […]

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Desserts

Watermelon, chocolate, and pistachio pudding

6/18/2006 meps 0

2-1/2 lbs ripe watermelon 1/4 C sugar 1/4 C cornstarch 1 t orange blossom water Pinch cinnamon 1-1/2 oz bittersweet chocolate, diced 4 T chopped pistachios Cut watermelon into chunks and remove rind and seeds. […]

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Cookies & Candies

WHITE CHOCOLATE-PISTACHIO BALLS (NO-BAKE)

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C white chocolate chips 2 C vanilla wafer cookies 1/2 C Irish Creme liqueur 1 t light corn syrup 1-1/2 C powdered sugar, divided 1-1/2 C shelled unsalted pistachios (can substitute slivered almonds) 1/2 […]

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Cookies & Candies

Whoopie pies

1/31/2006 meps 0

A decadent sandwich cookie, not to be confused with moon pies. Cookies: 2 C flour 1 C sugar 1 egg 1/3 C unsweetened cocoa 1/3 C shortening or oil 1-1/2 t baking soda 1 t […]

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Cookies & Candies

Woopie Pies

10/17/2009 meps 1

I copied the original recipe card that said “woopie,” which I suspect was misspelled. It should probably be “whoopie,” but I already had a whoopie pie recipe on the F-G. This version, however is an […]

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Cakes

Yogurt Cake

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 C flour 2 C sugar 4 eggs 11 oz yogurt 9 oz butter baking powder Beat butter and sugar together until fluffy, then beat in eggs one at a time. Next, mix in yogurt […]