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   MeiDei  No churn ice cream recipes + more at each website within the groupings.
5 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Here's 17 no-cook recipes - Bird if you see any you want and are running out of bandwidth/memory pick out the ones you want & I'll copy them for you.
Sunday at 20:17 EST .

   MeiDei  Balogreene has been missing for a while - I know she likes salad in a jar recipes - here's 5 she might enjoy:
Sunday at 20:06 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  Speaking of cakes made me think of an incident that happened a few years back, and I don’t know whether it belongs in Recipes or Jokes, but here goes:

My son was dating a “girl” [pushing 40] a few years back, and one Saturday he brought her over for supper. It was early and I was still preparing the dinner, rather than ready to put it on the table when she arrived. She planted herself in the kitchen and was under my feet, and she never shut up. She had told me on a couple of occasions before that she didn’t know anything about cooking, that her mother never cooked and so she never learned. She was divorced and had a couple of grown kids. I wondered who fed the kids, but wasn’t motivated to ask.

So I’m fixing supper and she’s chattering away, under my feet. The oven timer said I had thirty minutes before the roast was ready to come out, and I saw a chance to make my escape.

Earlier I had baked a cake. It was ready for frosting. The bottom layer was already on the cake plate.

I told the girl that I had laundry to take care of, handed her the spatula and the frosting and asked her to frost the cake while I took care of the clothes in the dryer.

I started out of the kitchen and realized that I had a empty coffee cup in my hand. When I turned back to pour a cup, I saw the girl plop the top layer of the cake right down on the bottom layer. No frosting in between. It actually took me a couple of beats to understand what I had just seen.

I said, “What are you doing? Don’t you put frosting between the layers”?

She said, “Oh, is that how it’s done”?

I can understand not knowing how to cook. Lots of women don’t this day and age. Maybe you can’t make a cheese souffle, but you can’t frost a cake?

I just stood there. Dumbfounded.

Finally I found my voice and asked her if she had never frosted a layer cake. She said he hadn’t, and in my usual blunt way, I asked her if she’d ever eaten a slice of layer cake. She said of course she had.

I said, “Well, did you ever think about how the frosting got between the layers”?

I’ve never frosted a layer cake since that I don’t laugh to myself over that incident.

She’s been in Son’s past for a couple of years now.
Sunday at 11:20 EST .

   BirdsNest  Click here for a week's worth of recipes. Balogreene alert!!! There is a rhubarb recipe....
Sunday at 07:43 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  On the side of a box of Lemon cake mix, I found a recipe for Lemon Pound Cake using the Lemon cake mix and a box of vanilla instant pudding, four eggs, a third cup of oil and a cup of water. I baked it in a bundt pan.

Of course, it isn’t really pound cake. Not in texture for sure, but in taste somewhat. I used crushed pineapple and confectioner’s sugar for a glaze. My gang really liked it. My son asked why I couldn’t do the same thing with chocolate, so I did –with a chocolate cake mix and chocolate instant pudding. I also did one with a white cake mix and coconut pudding mix.

What we all especially like about the “pound cakes” is that they are way less sweet than a frosted layer cake.
Saturday at 21:43 EST .

   BirdsNest  Good job! There is something about the texture of pound cake that is SO appealing.
Sunday at 07:44 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  Yes, and I've been craving Pound Cake ever since I baked the Not Pound Cake, which means I'm going to pull Mom's recipe box out and treat the boys to a real Honest To God Pound Cake. I Can't remember when the last time was that happened.

I don't know why I don't bake from scratch more than I do. It's not like I have a husband, a house full of small children and a job to get to.
Sunday at 10:42 EST .

   BirdsNest  I think its because we keep hoping that the box mix will be improved and taste like something other than perfume. Pound cake is just so old fashioned, I love it. I read an article in the paper about watermelon rind pickles being served with pound cake. What a combination. Apparently it was a big deal in these parts....years ago.
Sunday at 20:12 EST .

   Verdantheart  Celebrated Queen Elizabeth's birthday with Reine de Saba from Vol. 1 of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. It's said most of the desserts were written by co-author Simone Beck, and this one is divine! The frosting is the very last recipe in the book. Have made it before for family birthdays. It is more mousse-like in texture than the usual chocolate cake recipes.

It's fun to bake--what other recipe asks you to test with a needle?--and I have found that a good long preheating of the oven is helpful. Followed the recipe to the letter except did not use cake flour--just sifted all-purpose and measured it a couple of teaspoons short. The recipe calls for pulverized almonds so used the couple of tablespoons left over in the blender to make the crown design. Delicious marcona almonds from the bulk section at the supermarket around the rim. Too addictive to keep stocked so bought just enough for the cake.

If you have this cookbook and want a special dessert, I recommend this one. It's one 8-inch layer and no special equipment or ingredients needed. The recipe says it serves six to eight but I usually get a dozen servings out of it.

   April 21 at 10:19 EST .

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   MeiDei  Crispy veggies & sesame crusted tofu - vegan/gluten free - Kevin Jacobs
   April 20 at 05:04 EST .

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   MeiDei  Here's Kevin's recipe for a Rustic Bacon & Onion Tart - sounds great and I love his humor!
   April 17 at 09:29 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  There are more ways to skin a cat than pull it over his head.

Son forgot to pick up a loaf French Bread for me to make garlic bread the other night when I made spaghetti. It's just not spaghetti without garlic bread.

I had a can of crescent rolls in the fridge. I melted butter and minced garlic, dipped each piece of dough in the garlic butter and rolled it up, baked it, and the guys went wild. From now on, it will be garlic crescent rolls instead of regular garlic bread.
   April 9 at 20:54 EST .

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   BirdsNest  It's funny how things sometimes seem to work out. That's a great tip.
April 10 at 09:28 EST .

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   MeiDei  Just so happen to have crescent rolls, butter & garlic - this will be a "try me" later today to go along w/the seriously requested no-bake below. Anticipating a hallelujah moment.
April 10 at 13:05 EST .

   BirdsNest  I made the pasta dish, doubled it because the guys at the shop look like they can EAT. I put meatballs in with it, chopped up some fresh parsley from my garden, and it smelled so good and looked even better with all that cheese melted on top. I made crescent rolls with fresh garlic and butter. By the time I got there it was just after noon. It's close by but my van smelled delicious. I hope it was alright, when I passed by the shop this evening there wasn't any notice of illness or black draping on the door. I will likely make a half version for me to try. Thanks Ladies for the tips.
April 13 at 20:05 EST .

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