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  • #31
    I've been summoned, back to post more later... still have "cheesecakes" to sift thru....
    Meet my daughter, Mog. This is her listening to heavy metal with me in the car. No, really... seven years old and she loves AC/DC...

    "Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make." -- Lord Farquaad, Shrek II

    "Hey - wasn't it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?" -- Wendy Torrance, The Shining


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    • #32
      Ok I'm back, back to candies & fudge...
      Meet my daughter, Mog. This is her listening to heavy metal with me in the car. No, really... seven years old and she loves AC/DC...

      "Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make." -- Lord Farquaad, Shrek II

      "Hey - wasn't it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?" -- Wendy Torrance, The Shining


      Hate only hurts the hater. Stop the madness or I'll put y'all in permanent time-out.


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      • #33
        Chocolate Mint Truffles

        1 ¾ c (11.5-oz. pkg.) milk-chocolate chips
        1 c (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
        ¾ c heavy whipping cream
        1 tbsp peppermint extract
        1 ½ c finely chopped walnuts, toasted

        Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Place milk-chocolate and semi-sweet morsels in large mixer bowl. Heat cream to a gentle boil in small saucepan; pour over morsels. Let stand for 1 minute; stir until smooth. Stir in peppermint extract. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 35 to 45 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir just until color lightens slightly. (Do not over mix, or truffles will be grainy.)

        Drop by rounded tsp onto prepared baking sheet; refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes. Shape into balls; roll in walnuts. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

        VARIATION: After rolling chocolate mixture into balls, freeze for 30 to 40 minutes. Microwave 1 3/4 c (11.5-oz package) milk chocolate chips and 3 tbsp vegetable shortening in medium, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Dip truffles into chocolate mixture; shake off excess. Place on foil-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes or until set. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
        Meet my daughter, Mog. This is her listening to heavy metal with me in the car. No, really... seven years old and she loves AC/DC...

        "Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make." -- Lord Farquaad, Shrek II

        "Hey - wasn't it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?" -- Wendy Torrance, The Shining


        Hate only hurts the hater. Stop the madness or I'll put y'all in permanent time-out.


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        • #34
          Chocolate Bombe

          1 bar (4 oz) Bakers semi sweet chocolate
          1/2 c finely chopped walnuts (black walnuts add best flavor) or pecans
          3 tbsp water
          1 tsp vanilla
          1 c whipping cream
          1 egg separated
          1/4 tsp cream of tartar

          Stir chocolate in the water in top of double boiler until melted; remove from heat and add a little to egg yolk to temper it, then add this mixture to chocolate, cool until thickened. Add the vanilla and nuts and fold in the whipped cream. Beat egg white with cream of tartar until stiff. Fold into chocolate mixture. Line Bombe form (the middle size mixing bowl will work) with Saran wrap, then with ladyfingers or sponge cake. Pour in the chocolate mixture and place in refrigerator for four hours.

          Turn out on serving plate and ice with another c of whipped cream flavored with 1/2 tsp rum and 2 tbsp powdered sugar. Garnish with shaved semi-sweet chocolate.

          NOTE: You can double the recipe because they freeze well.
          Meet my daughter, Mog. This is her listening to heavy metal with me in the car. No, really... seven years old and she loves AC/DC...

          "Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make." -- Lord Farquaad, Shrek II

          "Hey - wasn't it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?" -- Wendy Torrance, The Shining


          Hate only hurts the hater. Stop the madness or I'll put y'all in permanent time-out.


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          • #35
            Hot Fudge Pudding

            2 c (480 ml) water
            3/4 c (180 ml) sugar
            4 tbsp (60 ml) cocoa
            1 egg
            1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
            Dash of salt
            1/3 c (80 ml) flour
            1/2 c (120 ml) butter or margarine

            Mix all ingredients and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is well blended and starts to thicken. Serve hot over ice cream, or cool, cover and refrigerate until set. Makes 4 servings.

            NOTE: If you let the pudding set in the refrigerator, you can still heat it up later in the microwave to serve over ice cream.
            Meet my daughter, Mog. This is her listening to heavy metal with me in the car. No, really... seven years old and she loves AC/DC...

            "Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make." -- Lord Farquaad, Shrek II

            "Hey - wasn't it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?" -- Wendy Torrance, The Shining


            Hate only hurts the hater. Stop the madness or I'll put y'all in permanent time-out.


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            • #36
              Chocolate Cookie Pizza

              1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
              1/2 cup packed brown sugar
              1/4 cup granulated sugar
              1 teaspoon vanilla
              1 egg
              1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
              1/2 teaspoon baking soda
              Chocolate Pizza Sauce (below)
              1/2 cup pecan halves
              1/2 cup candy-coated chocolate candies
              1/4 cup shredded coconut, toasted, if desired
              2 ounces white baking bars (white chocolate), from 6-ounce package, melted

              Heat oven to 350؛ F. Mix butter, sugars, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour and baking soda (dough will be stiff). Pat dough in ungreased 12-inch pizza pan or into 12-inch circle on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool about 30 minutes.

              Make Chocolate Pizza Sauce; spread over baked layer. Immediately sprinkle with pecans, candies and coconut; press lightly. Drizzle with melted baking bars. Let stand until set. Remove from pan if desired. Cut into wedges.

              Chocolate Pizza Sauce

              1 bag (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
              2 tablespoons butter or margarine
              3 tablespoons milk
              1 cup powdered sugar

              Heat chocolate chips, butter and milk over low heat, stirring occasionally, just until chocolate is melted; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar. Beat with wire whisk until smooth, glossy and spreadable. (If not glossy, stir in a few drops hot water).
              Meet my daughter, Mog. This is her listening to heavy metal with me in the car. No, really... seven years old and she loves AC/DC...

              "Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make." -- Lord Farquaad, Shrek II

              "Hey - wasn't it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?" -- Wendy Torrance, The Shining


              Hate only hurts the hater. Stop the madness or I'll put y'all in permanent time-out.


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              • #37
                Heavenly Hash

                2 lb milk chocolate chips
                4 tbsp margarine
                1/4 c whipping cream
                14 oz sweetened condensed milk
                8 oz almonds
                8 oz pecans
                8 oz walnuts
                16 oz marshmallows
                20 oz maraschino cherries, chopped
                1 tsp vanilla

                Prepare pan by greasing or buttering really well. Chop the cherries and set aside. Melt the margarine, whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, and milk chocolate chips over medium heat, stirring constantly until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla until well blended. Add the marshmallows, nuts, and cherries until well covered. Pour immediately into prepared pan and cool on wire rack. Then cool completely in refrigerator until set.
                Meet my daughter, Mog. This is her listening to heavy metal with me in the car. No, really... seven years old and she loves AC/DC...

                "Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make." -- Lord Farquaad, Shrek II

                "Hey - wasn't it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?" -- Wendy Torrance, The Shining


                Hate only hurts the hater. Stop the madness or I'll put y'all in permanent time-out.


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                • #38
                  Kool-Aid Sherbet

                  1 package Kool-Aid
                  3 cups milk
                  1 cup sugar
                  1 tub whipped cream

                  Mix all together with electric mixer, freeze until thickened, then beat again, fold in whipped cream. Refreshing!
                  Meet my daughter, Mog. This is her listening to heavy metal with me in the car. No, really... seven years old and she loves AC/DC...

                  "Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make." -- Lord Farquaad, Shrek II

                  "Hey - wasn't it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?" -- Wendy Torrance, The Shining


                  Hate only hurts the hater. Stop the madness or I'll put y'all in permanent time-out.


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                  • #39
                    Fruit-Flavored Ice Cream Bon-Bons

                    2 c heavy cream
                    1 small box sugar-free jello, any flavor

                    Blend all ingredients in a mixer on low speed until blended. Beat until stiff. Drop in tablespoon sized mounds on wax paper covered cookie sheet. Freeze until firm. Store lightly covered in freezer. About .3 grams carbohydrates per bon bon.
                    Meet my daughter, Mog. This is her listening to heavy metal with me in the car. No, really... seven years old and she loves AC/DC...

                    "Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make." -- Lord Farquaad, Shrek II

                    "Hey - wasn't it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?" -- Wendy Torrance, The Shining


                    Hate only hurts the hater. Stop the madness or I'll put y'all in permanent time-out.


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                    • #40
                      Mexican Cinnamon Crisps

                      8 ( 6 inch ) flour tortillas
                      1/4 cup sugar
                      1 tbsp cinnamon
                      Vegetable oil for frying

                      Cut tortilla into 6 wedges each. In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon until well-mixed. In a large heavy saucepan or deep fat fryer, heat 4 inches of oil to 375؛. Fry tortilla triangles, several at a time, 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown.

                      With a slotted spatula, remove fried triangles to paper towels to drain. Immediately sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Let cool completely.
                      Meet my daughter, Mog. This is her listening to heavy metal with me in the car. No, really... seven years old and she loves AC/DC...

                      "Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make." -- Lord Farquaad, Shrek II

                      "Hey - wasn't it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?" -- Wendy Torrance, The Shining


                      Hate only hurts the hater. Stop the madness or I'll put y'all in permanent time-out.


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                      • #41
                        Cheesecake Sherbet

                        1 cup sugar
                        2 cups buttermilk
                        1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
                        1/4 cup lemon juice

                        Mix all ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Pour into 1-quart ice-cream freezer. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Yield: 8 servings.
                        Meet my daughter, Mog. This is her listening to heavy metal with me in the car. No, really... seven years old and she loves AC/DC...

                        "Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make." -- Lord Farquaad, Shrek II

                        "Hey - wasn't it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?" -- Wendy Torrance, The Shining


                        Hate only hurts the hater. Stop the madness or I'll put y'all in permanent time-out.


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                        • #42
                          Crispy Bird’s Nests

                          1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème (about 2 cups)
                          ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
                          2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
                          1 can (5 oz.) chow mein noodles (about 3 cups)
                          1 cup chopped chocolate candies

                          Combine marshmallow crème, peanut butter and butter; mix until well blended. Add noodles and chopped chocolate candies. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets; shape with greased fingers to form nests. Let stand until firm.

                          Dust bottom of nests lightly with confectioner’s sugar, if desired. Filled with chocolate candies before serving. Makes 10-12 nests.
                          Meet my daughter, Mog. This is her listening to heavy metal with me in the car. No, really... seven years old and she loves AC/DC...

                          "Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make." -- Lord Farquaad, Shrek II

                          "Hey - wasn't it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?" -- Wendy Torrance, The Shining


                          Hate only hurts the hater. Stop the madness or I'll put y'all in permanent time-out.


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                          • #43
                            DragonMom's Best Chocolate Fudge

                            This is it for tonite as Doc needs to get on. This one is one of my personal favorites, and a secret!!! shhhhhhhhhh.....

                            2 c sugar
                            1/2 c butter – NO substitutions
                            5 oz can (2/3 c) evaporated milk
                            7 oz jar (2 c) marshmallow crème
                            12 oz pkg (2 c) semi-sweet chocolate chips
                            3/4 tsp vanilla
                            3/4 c chopped walnuts (optional)

                            Line a 9" square or 13x9" pan with buttered foil (or non-stick spray, but butter works best). In large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue boiling for exactly 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add marshmallow crème and chocolate chips; blend until smooth. Stir in vanilla and nuts.

                            Pour into prepared pan and cool to room temperature. Score fudge into 36 or 48 pieces with a sharp knife. Refrigerate until firm. Lift the foil out of the pan; remove fudge from foil. Using a large knife, cut through scored lines. Store fudge in fridge. Makes approx. 3 pounds.

                            Confetti Fudge: Substitute 2 c candy-coated chocolate pieces for walnuts. Stir 1 1/2 c candy pieces into fudge. After pouring into pan, sprinkle remaining 1/2 c over top; press lightly into warm fudge. Cool to room temperature; do NOT refrigerate before cutting. Continue as above; serve at room temperature.

                            Rocky Road Fudge: Stir in 2 c mini-marshmallows after vanilla and nuts; marshmallows should not melt completely. Quickly spread in pan.

                            Turtle Fudge: Substitute cashews for walnuts. Stir in 24 caramels, quartered, with cashews and vanilla. Cool to room temperature; do NOT refrigerate before cutting. Continue as above; serve at room temperature.
                            Meet my daughter, Mog. This is her listening to heavy metal with me in the car. No, really... seven years old and she loves AC/DC...

                            "Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make." -- Lord Farquaad, Shrek II

                            "Hey - wasn't it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?" -- Wendy Torrance, The Shining


                            Hate only hurts the hater. Stop the madness or I'll put y'all in permanent time-out.


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                            • #44
                              DragonMom...please adopt me. *shiny eyes* Your desserts sound great - I'll definitely be trying some! Thank you!
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                              • #45
                                CARROT CHEESECAKE (sounds weird, but it's like a carrot cake/cheesecake)

                                Crust
                                20 gingersnap cookies
                                ½ C walnuts, toasted and cooled
                                2 T each sugar and melted butter, cooled

                                Filling
                                1 # baby carrots, boiled until tender and drained
                                24 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese (also known as Neufchâtel cheese), softened
                                1 C sugar
                                1 T cornstarch
                                1 ½ t ground cinnamon
                                1 t ground ginger
                                ¼ t vanilla extract
                                3 eggs (large)
                                ½ C reduced-fat sour cream

                                Topping
                                16 oz tub of reduced fat sour cream
                                ½ C sugar
                                Food coloring liquid in red, yellow and green
                                1 C toasted walnuts, chopped

                                Heat oven to 350°. Lightly coat a 9 inch springform pan with nonstick spray.

                                For crust: Pulse cookies and nuts in a food processor until finely ground. Add sugar and butter; process until blended. Press over bottom of pan. Bake 8 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Meanwhile, puree cooked carrots in food processor until completely smooth.
                                For filling: Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with mixer on high speed until smooth. Add sugar, cornstarch, spices and vanilla. Reduce speed to medium; beat until very well blended. Add eggs; beat just until mixed. Stir (don’t beat) in carrots and sour cream just until blended. Pour into crust; spread evenly. Bake on a sheet of foil (to catch any drips) 50 to 55 minutes until cake is almost set, but still jiggly in center. Remove cake; leave oven on.
                                For topping: Stir sour cream and sugar in a bowl to mix; remove and reserve ¼ cup. Spread rest evenly on cheesecake.
                                To decorate: Tint 1T reserved topping orange (mix red and yellow food coloring) and 1 t green. Scrape into separate small ziplock bags. Cover and refrigerate leftover topping. Cut tip off corner of bag with orange topping; using a small back and forth motion, pipe 16 squiggly carrots on cake. Pipe green topping for stems. Return to oven; bake 5 minutes to set carrots. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
                                Carefully run a think knife around edge of pan to release cake. Refrigerate in pan at least 8 hours until firm or up to 3 days.
                                To serve: Remove pan sides and spread sides of cake with remaining topping, then pat on chopped nuts.
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