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  1. Kitchen Basics
    I have started using walnuts for all my baking and it's about a third of the cost of pecans and taste wonderful. I have made a walnut pie (using pecan pie recipe), brownies, cakes, and cookies. I can get a three-pound bag of shelled walnut halves at Sams Club for $14.50. You would pay over...
  2. Blog
    Sorry for the long absence everyone. I had a slight problem with my heart over the winter months and now sport a brand new piece of equipment called a pacemaker. I feel much better now. However other areas in my life have suffered. What are we up to these days? We have embarked on a kitchen...
  3. Question and Answer
    Has anyone used/tried freeze dried strawberries in their baking? If so, how did you do it and how did it turn out? Pro's / Con's of using them vs fresh strawberries? Less moisture, more intense flavour? Any tips / suggestions?
  4. Meal planning
    I received a brownie in a jar mix for a thank you at Christmas. It was so easy to make and it gave me the idea of making mixes (as we bake everything from scratch) to make it easier come baking times. I bought some mason jars (as I gave out some brownie mixes for Christmas) and I'm using some...
  5. Rebates, Refunds, Forms, etc
    Get a 20 lb package of Arm & Hammer Ultra Last Baking Soda Coated Clumping Liter for FREE after mail-in rebate. Product must be purchased by 3/30/12. http://www.armandhammer.com/PDF/pet_care/KL3088_ultraLastform_R4v1b_vb.pdf
  6. General Chat
    do you use it as an abrasive? something like comet? also what do you use for an antibacterial like washing down the toilet.....is vinegar a antibacterial? sorry for all the questions....just trying to figure out a budget etc... thanks1
  7. General Chat
    Now I consider myself a pretty good baker until today...I made a new pumpkin bread recipe that made 2 loaves per batch (christmas gifts) so I pull the pans out of the oven and go to flip them onto the cooling rack and I turn the loaf pans upright and the darn bread is still in the bread pans...
  8. Food challenges
    I don't think there's another thread going on yet? I have a goal to bake 15 things during the month of December (most around the holidays). So far in December I've baked: 1. Blueberry Cornmuffins 2. White chocolate, Geranium, & Almond Muffins Anyone else want to join? :)...
  9. Food challenges
    Is there still one going on? I need to get some baking done before the holidays, and wondered if anyone wanted to join me?:chef2: I need to bake about 3 dozen rolls and a couple of french bread.
  10. Kitchen Basics
    I made pumpkin :pumpkin: bread and in one bite of it I found very bitter, soapy tasting mess. It was so bad I spit it out to see if there was anything unidentifiable in the bread but I couldn't find anything out of the ordinary by the look of it. The only thing I can think of is the oil...
  11. Just Tips
    Used that combo this morning to clear my bathroom sink of whatever was clogging it and it was REALLY clogged. I already had the stuff on hand and it sure beats 6-10 bux for a bottle of drano!
  12. Baking Breads
    Since it is getting cooler i thought i would do some baking any one care to join me?
  13. Creative Cooking
    We are having a chili cook-off at work on the first day of Autumn as lunch for everyone here. Staff will bring in crockpots of chili to be judged and then served up for lunch. The committee I'm on will supply the crackers, desserts ect. I volunteered for cookies, which I would prefer to do...
  14. Breads and muffins
    Grama's Almond Poppyseed Muffins Recipe DescriptionWhile reading the universal muffin mix post someone commented about wanting an almond muffin recipe. This is one my grama has made for us as long as i can remember. Very simple and a very smooth sweet taste Preparation...
  15. Food challenges
    Has any one started a post yet? I have 2 kind frozen cookie dough i need to bake some and make bananas & oatmeal muffins,getting hungry for peach cobbler need to bake one.
  16. Kitchen Basics
    I have recently switched from using self-rising flour to using all-purpose. Going great until now. I forgot to add the baking powder and salt to my muffins. When I took them out of the oven they were exactly the same size as when I put them in. BTW they are sausage/cheese breakfast muffins...
  17. Food challenges
    Haven't seen a post of what everone is baking in April if one is already started please deleate this one.I plan on baking some cookies and muffins and maby some bread.What is everone else baking?
  18. Food challenges
    What is everyone baking for March? I hope to get about three new recipes tried.......and a few old ones done again.
  19. Food challenges
    What are you baking for February? I am going to make something new for Valentines Day. :rose: Maybe a Red Velvet Cake. Has anyone made one of these from scatch before?
  20. Crockpot
    I was just told you can bake in a crock pot....I am very interested in finding out about this. We are currently living in a rv and I'm not having any luck with the propane oven. Thanks!
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