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Meriweather
10-02-2006, 09:31 AM
Okay...names are just starting to go out...be patient ;)

Reminder....mail by date is Oct. 10....please be on time. new date!!
I leave Oct. 22 and I want this all wrapped up by then...pretty please :teeth:

Can't wait to hear of the recipes .....and the extras.

In years past, once this thread has started, we post some of our favorite recipes to share with everyone....so feel free to do that. :tink:

have fun!! :mickeyjum

AlexWyattMommy
10-02-2006, 10:09 AM
Just need to pretty up my receipes and finish shopping for the extras. This gonna be FUN! :sunny:

Meriweather
10-02-2006, 10:14 AM
All names are out (well except for the ones concerning Elaine....hope to get that done soon ::yes:: )

mickeyfan2
10-02-2006, 10:38 AM
I got my names. My recipes are printed and bound. I just need one more extra.

Meriweather
10-02-2006, 11:29 AM
Mine are ready and will go into the mail tomorrow :hyper:

Meriweather
10-02-2006, 11:31 AM
And to start things going.....a recipe to share.


* Exported from MasterCook *

Hidden Valley Torte

Recipe By :Hidden Valley
Serving Size : 10 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Appetizers

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 package Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix
16 ounces cream cheese
6 ounces marinated artichoke hearts -- drained and chopped
1/3 cup roasted red peppers -- drained and chopped
3 tablespoons fresh parsley -- minced

Cream cheese and dressing mix together.
In a separate bowl, stir together artichokes, peppers and parsley.
In a 3 cup bowl lined with plastic wrap, alternate layers of cheese and vegetable mixture--beginning with a cheese layer.
Chill 4 hours or overnight.
Invert on plate. Remove plastic wrap. Serve with crackers.

Meriweather
10-02-2006, 12:25 PM
Elaine has checked in....so all names are out and we are set to start playing ::yes::

mickeyfan2
10-02-2006, 12:37 PM
Elaine has checked in....so all names are out and we are set to start playing ::yes::
Shouldn't that be start cooking!!! :thumbsup2

Meriweather
10-02-2006, 01:31 PM
Don't you play with your food? :confused3

Play time comes first...shopping and recipe gathering...then comes the cooking and baking :teeth:

scoutsmom99
10-02-2006, 02:38 PM
I got my name and I'm going to go shopping tomorrow after work so I should hopefully be in the mail by Wednesday or Thursday :sunny:

mickeyfan2
10-02-2006, 02:40 PM
Don't you play with your food? :confused3
Only if I am done eating or the food is horrible. :thumbsup2

Meriweather
10-02-2006, 03:56 PM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Candy Corn Cookies

Recipe By :Quick Cooking
Serving Size : 62 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 1/2 cups butter -- softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
yellow and orange paste food coloring

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture.
Divide dough in half. Tint one half yellow.
Divide remaining dough into two-thirds and one-third portions. Color the larger portion orange. Leave the smaller portion white.
Shape each portion of dough into two 8" logs. Flatten top and push sides in at a slight angle.
Place orange logs on yellow logs. Push sides in at a slight angle.
Top with white logs. Form a rounded top. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 4 hours or until firm.
Unwrap and cut into 1/4" slices. Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.

mommytotwo
10-02-2006, 04:27 PM
My exchange has been mailed :drive:.

Meriweather
10-02-2006, 08:03 PM
You're fast, Patsy ;)

mommytotwo
10-02-2006, 08:24 PM
You're fast, Patsy ;)


:teeth:

Meriweather
10-02-2006, 08:38 PM
:rotfl:

My boxes are in the car ready to go to the PO in the morning as soon as they open...and then I will be heading to check out the new Costco that just opened :hyper:

kimbac3
10-02-2006, 08:47 PM
Geesh you two are fast!! I'm still frantically typing recipes!! I hope to get the extras tomorrow!! I'll post when I mail!!
Kimba

Meriweather
10-03-2006, 09:38 AM
Well, since all of my recipes (at least the ones I sent) are in a recipe software, that part was easy ;)

Meriweather
10-03-2006, 09:39 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Pork and Stuffing Crockpot Style

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Meat

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 box pork stuffing -- (6 oz)
1 granny smith apple -- chopped and peeled
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup chicken or veggie broth

Mix everything in large bowl.
Spray inside of crock pot.
Layer 1/2 bowl of stuffing mix in crock pot. place pork chops, roast , spare ribs (pork of your choice ) on top then add other 1/2 of stuffing mix.
Cook on Low 6-8 hours and enjoy

Meriweather
10-03-2006, 10:08 AM
All names have now been picked up...except for the one person that is one vacation (due back tomorrow ;) ).
:woohoo:

Ready to go in Ok
10-03-2006, 03:35 PM
Got mine in the mail today! :cool1:

Meriweather
10-03-2006, 03:51 PM
Mine are also on their way. Priority......should arrive in a couple of days :)

AlexWyattMommy
10-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Mine is boxed up and ready to go. I missed the post office today, so I'll do it on the way to preschool tomorrow morning.

Meriweather
10-03-2006, 07:51 PM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Peter Peter Pumpkin Bars

Recipe By :Taste of Home
Serving Size : 24 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Bars Cookies


Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Orange Frosting:
3 tablespoons shortening
2 1/4 cups confectioner's sugar
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
candy pumpkins

In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in pumpkin and vanilla.
Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, ginger and nutmeg. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts.
Spread into greased 13 x 9" baking dish.
Bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
In a mixing bowl, beat shortening, confectioners' sugar, orange juice and orange peel until blended.
Frost bars. Cut into squares. Top with candy pumpkins.

kimbac3
10-03-2006, 09:01 PM
PUFFED FRENCH TOAST The Crystal Palace
2 whole eggs
2-1/2 T. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. milk
1 c. flour
2-1/2 tsp. baking powder
12 slices Texas style toast, cut in half diagonally
cinnamon sugar mix (4 tsp. cinnamon + 3/4 c. granulated sugar)

Mix eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla, and milk until blended. Slowly add flour and baking powder; mix until smooth. Dip bread in batter. Fry in hot skillet with 1" oil until browned. Drain on paper towels; roll in sugar mix.

Meriweather
10-03-2006, 09:27 PM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Walt Disney's Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe By :Los Angeles Times
Serving Size : 48 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/3 cups butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal
1 1/4 cups raisins

In medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Set aside.
Cream butter in very large bowl.
Beat in sugars. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Add water and vanilla and mix until well blended, about 4 minutes. Mix oats, raisins and flour mixture into sugar mixture and stir until thoroughly blended.
Drop by large tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees 9 to 14 minutes, or until light-brown in color. Cool on baking sheet before removing from pan.

Meriweather
10-04-2006, 09:14 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

Recipe By :Christin
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breakfast Breakfast Breads


Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups milk
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons oil

In a bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
In another bowl beat to blend milk, pumpkin, eggs and oil. Add flour mixture and stir until just blended.

Trish Bessette
10-04-2006, 11:40 AM
Mine is all boxed up and ready to go. It will go out in tomorrow's mail!!

This was fun, thanks Nancy!!!

AlexWyattMommy
10-04-2006, 11:41 AM
Okay, my box went Priority, so hope it gets there soon.

briannesmom
10-04-2006, 02:45 PM
Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 tablespoons margarine,
melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt 2 teaspoons Worcestershire
sauce
2 cups raw whole pumpkin
seeds

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees
2. Combine the margarine, salt, garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce and pumpkin seeds. Mix thoroughly and place in shallow baking dish.
3. Bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

I am going on a field trip tomorrow with my daughters preschool class to the cider mill to pick pumpkins and apples so I thought I would dig out my pumpkin seed recipe.

Both of my exchanges are pack up and ready to go! If it stops pouring rain I will run to the post office this afternoon, if not I will go after the field trip tomorrow.

Amy

snowwhitesmom
10-04-2006, 06:22 PM
I sent mine out today - priority with d/c

AND HUGS TO PATSY!![Mommytotwo]Mine came today!

:thanks:

SO MANY RECIPES!
Here's a sampling.....
Microwave cinnamon rolls
Marinated Mushrooms
taco salad
pumpkin square
banana bread
fruitcake bars
lemon coconut cake
apple cake
lime cucumbers
sponge cake
black bottom cake
pumpkin pie squares
butter rum bananas
almond float
oreo pudding dessert :teeth:
and many, many more!

Patsy [and Shayla! :goodvibes ]made me a beautiful Pooh and Piglet card


AND sent me all kinds of goodies!

2 cup measurer
travel mug
2 black Tupperware bowls
Chefmate flavor injector
kitchen shears
set of three notepads
Hershey's Syrup :teeth:
cookie dough dropper[I needed one of these!]
3 set notepads
B&BW White Cherry Blossom Lotion

Thanks so much! I thought Christmas had come early! :teeth:

powellrj
10-04-2006, 07:03 PM
mine were sent today Priority mail so they should be there by the weekend!!

Meriweather
10-04-2006, 07:49 PM
:woohoo: More mailings....and our first arrival :teeth:

And all names have now been picked up :)

mommytotwo
10-04-2006, 07:50 PM
I sent mine out today - priority with d/c

AND HUGS TO PATSY!![Mommytotwo]Mine came today!

:thanks:

SO MANY RECIPES!
Here's a sampling.....
Microwave cinnamon rolls
Marinated Mushrooms
taco salad
pumpkin square
banana bread
fruitcake bars
lemon coconut cake
apple cake
lime cucumbers
sponge cake
black bottom cake
pumpkin pie squares
butter rum bananas
almond float
oreo pudding dessert :teeth:
and many, many more!

Patsy [and Shayla! :goodvibes ]made me a beautiful Pooh and Piglet card


AND sent me all kinds of goodies!

2 cup measurer
travel mug
2 black Tupperware bowls
Chefmate flavor injector
kitchen shears
set of three notepads
Hershey's Syrup :teeth:
cookie dough dropper[I needed one of these!]
3 set notepads
B&BW White Cherry Blossom Lotion

Thanks so much! I thought Christmas had come early! :teeth:

You're welcome Michelle.
Happy cooking and baking :stir: .

Meriweather
10-04-2006, 07:51 PM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Tonga Toast

Recipe By :Disney's Polynesian Resort
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breakfast

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 slices sourdough bread -- cut 1 to 1 1/2" thick
1 banana
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
oil or shortening for frying
whipped butter and/or syrup

Cut a 1-inch pocket in one side of each bread slice.
Cut banana in half crosswise, then split each piece lengthwise.
Remove peel and stuff 2 pieces of fruit in each pocket of bread. Set aside.
Mix sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. Mix well the egg, milk and vanilla.
Heat about 4 inches of oil in a pan to 350 degrees.
Dip stuffed bread into egg/milk mixture and let it soak a few seconds to let penetrate bread.
Fry bread on both sides in hot oil until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
Drain on paper towels or wire rack.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve.

mommytotwo
10-04-2006, 07:52 PM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Tonga Toast

Recipe By :Disney's Polynesian Resort
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breakfast

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 slices sourdough bread -- cut 1 to 1 1/2" thick
1 banana
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
oil or shortening for frying
whipped butter and/or syrup

Cut a 1-inch pocket in one side of each bread slice.
Cut banana in half crosswise, then split each piece lengthwise.
Remove peel and stuff 2 pieces of fruit in each pocket of bread. Set aside.
Mix sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. Mix well the egg, milk and vanilla.
Heat about 4 inches of oil in a pan to 350 degrees.
Dip stuffed bread into egg/milk mixture and let it soak a few seconds to let penetrate bread.
Fry bread on both sides in hot oil until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
Drain on paper towels or wire rack.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve.



I have read alot about this famous toast...I want to try it.

thewishfire
10-04-2006, 10:36 PM
Ours should be out by Friday!! This one is a lot of fun!

Meriweather
10-05-2006, 09:08 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Chocoholic Cookies

Recipe By :Diane Mott Davidson
Serving Size : 62 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cups rolled oats
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup unsalted butter -- softened to room temperature
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa, preferably Hershey's
Premium European-Style
1 tablespoon milk
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs -- slightly beaten
9 ounces white chocolate preferably Lindt Swiss
White
1 1/2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 2 cookie sheets. Do not alter the order in which the ingredients are combined.
In a large bowl, combine the oats and chocolate chips. Set aside.
In another large bowl, beat together the butter and sugars until creamy.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa, then add to the butter mixture, stirring until thoroughly combined. The batter will be very stiff.
Stir the milk and vanilla into the eggs, then stir this mixture into the butter mixture until thoroughly combined. Add the chips and oats. Stir until well mixed.
Using a two-tablespoon scoop, drop batter 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
Bake 9 to 12 minutes, until cooked through. Cool on pan 1 minute. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Melt the white chocolate with the solid vegetable shortening in the top of a double boiler over simmering water.
Holding a cooled cookie between your thumb and forefinger, dip the edge into the warm white chocolate to cover the top third of the cookie. Place on a rack over wax paper to dry completely.
Store between layers of wax paper in an airtight container in a cool place.

mickeyfan2
10-05-2006, 09:43 AM
Mine should go out tomorrow.

pennst8r
10-05-2006, 03:48 PM
Jiminy Cricket, Merriweather! :thanks:

I got your package today and feel so spoiled! The recipes are bound and everything!

My package had:

Yummy recipes--20 of them!
stocking full of candy...boys loved the Wicked Chemistry!
Ornaments
Cookie cutters.. Halloween and Christmas
Utensils
Xmas towels and potholders
Party Picks
Xmas decorator bag and tips
Sprinkles
Recipe card bookmarks
Holiday tote bag
Snowman fuzzy pen
fall leaves
a DIS pin!!! (Which I will be wearing to WDW on the 18th )

You're awesome! I love to bake...especially cookies, so I will make good use out of everything!

:woohoo:

Now, to finish my package and hope I do as good a job!
I'll post a recipe this evening, too.

Meriweather
10-05-2006, 04:06 PM
:yay: Glad it arrived....and you like it :)
I am a cookie baker too....that is why 1/2 the recipes are for cookies.
If you, or anyone else, wants more cookie recipes, let me know. I have over 3500 on my computer :eek:

The 18th?? :bounce: How long will you be there? Hope the pin brings you good luck....for a meet or a dream :)

kimbac3
10-05-2006, 04:26 PM
Mine went out today. :wave:
Kimba

powellrj
10-05-2006, 04:30 PM
:scared1: :scared1: I can't even begin to imagine 3500 different kind of cookies!!! Have you tried them all? Thats amazing!!!

Meriweather
10-05-2006, 07:53 PM
:rotfl: Rae Jean....and that is only what is on the computer. Can't begin to imagine all the books and loose recipes I have.
But no, I have not tried them all. I wonder how long that would take?? :eek:
I do bake cookies for DH's workplace every week and almost never do the same recipe twice. Been doing that for about 9 years.

Any more arrivals?? I think at least one other that I sent was delivered today ;)
How is the sending going.....everyone getting ready? Monday is the day!! :hyper:

ADisneygirl
10-05-2006, 08:31 PM
I received mine today from Meriweather!! :cheer2: Nancy, you spoil me!

I got a beautiful recipe packet bound and with a cute cover sheet, with recipes including:

antipasto salad
apple and cranberry pie
shortbread
caramel apple cheesecake - have to make this one soon!!
chocolate covered cherry cookies
christmas stockings
cinnamon sugar butter cookies
company swiss steak
cranberry bread
gingersnaps
5 - chip cookies
Holiday morning french toast - sounds good for this weekend, nevermind a holiday!
mallow topped sweet potatoes
orange sugar cookies
pecan sandies
ginger man cookies
potato soup in bread bowls - love this stuff
sausage and apple stuffing
stir and drop sugar cookies

Then, my package was brimming with all kinds of extras:
2 snowman potholders - so cute!
a snowman fingertip towel
snowman pen - :love:
mini stocking
candy canes
striped cotton towel with tree cookie cutter
angel cookie cutter
ghost and pumpkin cookie cutters
Halloween sprinkles - which my 16 y.o son already sprinkled on his ice cream tonight! I said, "those are for cookie decoration" and he laughed and said "and for ice cream too".
a spatula with trees embedded in it
a red whisk - needed one badly
cookie decorating bag and tips
fall leaf toothpicks
plastic tote bag with gingerbread men on it
gingerbread men on a tray decoration (ornament?)
a cookie ornament
4 pretty recipe bookmarks in Christmas designs
some plastic spiders (ewww.... the big one was scary and ugly!)
and some Hershey special dark chocolates, laffy taffy, and some other assorted chocolate candies that were loose. The most interesting ones were the melty circular candies that were in clear plastic. What were they? -- these liquified but remained totally in their wrappers! It was the strangest thing. I opened the wrapper and it literally poured out. That's the hot Florida sun for you, even in October it is in the 90's.


Thank you Nancy, I loved everything! :cloud9: An exchange from you is a bright spot in anyone's day. I can't wait to try some of these new recipes!

Meriweather
10-05-2006, 09:32 PM
:yay: Glad it arrived, Marie. Enjoy!!
LOL...I guess sprinkles are for ice cream too. My DD agrees.
Those candies are Frangos. Mint ones. So good. They are super smooth....not usually as smooth as you received them though ;)
And yes, the cookies on the tray are an ornament. I couldn't resist. Anything cookie related I am drawn to.

I have one more that should arrive tomorrow ;)

And here is my recipe for tonight.


* Exported from MasterCook *

Zebra Coffee Dome

Recipe By :Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Desserts

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 pound milk chocolate
2 ounces espresso coffee
5 egg yolks
2 1/2 ounces sugar
6 sheets gelatin
4 ounces Kahlua liqueur
4 cups heavy cream
6 ounces white chocolate ganache
2 ounces dark chocolate ganache

Melt milk chocolate.
Whip heavy cream to soft peaks.
Mix yolks with sugar.
Soften gelatin leaves in cold water.
Mix gelatin with Kahlua and coffee. Set bowl over hot water bath to dissolve the gelatin.
Fold 1/3 of whipped cream into the chocolate.
Add the yolks, then the gelatin mixture.
Fold in the rest of the cream.
Pour mousse in flexipan domes almost to the top.
Place sponge circle on top. Leave in the freezer to set.
Once hard, unmold and place in glazing racks.
Make white chocolate ganache and chocolate ganache.
Put chocolate ganache in a pastry bag. Ladle white chocolate ganache to cover each dome. Simultaneously, pipe a stripe design of chocolate ganache over the dome.
Refrigerate to allow the glaze to set.
Decorate the bottom edge with coffee crunch.
Place a chocolate covered coffee bean on the center of each dome.

LindsayDunn228
10-06-2006, 06:42 AM
My exchange will be in the mail tomorrow. Will post then :)

pennst8r
10-06-2006, 09:04 AM
Frangos---I was wondering! They're really good. Had to hide the last one so DSs didn't eat it!

We'll be at POFQ from the 18-23, Merriweather. I know you're going near then--we leave the morning of the 23rd. We've never been on the FQ side before, but it's just DH and I for our 15th anniv. No kids! We won't know how to act.

Here's one of my favorite holiday recipes--makes a good gift, too, if you put it in a nice tin.

Sugared Nuts

1 large egg white
1 teaspoon water
4 cups nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, etc)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt

Whisk egg white and water until frothy. Stir in nuts.
In another bowl, sift together sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add to nuts and stir until they are all coated.

Spread onto buttered cookie sheet.
Bake at 250' for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
Cool completely.

Meriweather
10-06-2006, 09:11 AM
We arrive at POFQ the 23!! What time are you leaving. We can meet in the lobby briefly, if it works. We usually are at POR and will also be without any kids :)

Frangos are yummy! They come in a bunch of different flavors. I still like the mint ones best ::yes::

Mail date has been changed to Tuesday!! Monday is a mail holiday :rolleyes:

lewdyan1
10-06-2006, 09:14 AM
It arrived Nancy!!! Wow, I am so excited.

I got an adorable Minnie Mouse dressed as a Fall leaf. She fits in great as our Halloween Decorations consist of any Disney Character dressed in another costume, so she has alot of company! I also got:
A report folder full of recipes. We are trying the Brown Sugar Shortbread tonight, I will let you know how it comes out. It's my kind of recipe (three ingredients)! :teeth: ;)
A Halloween votive candle holder with a black candle, bat's breath scent (smells like licorice)
Two Halloween Dish Towels
Two Halloween Pot Holders
A Trick or Treat Bag
Halloween Sprinkles
Gel Pens
Stamps
An Experiment Candy Kit
Mixing Spoons and Spatula
Snowflake Soap
Snowman notepad and book marks
Halloween Cookie Cutters!

Everything is wonderful! :cool1:

One question can the Stir and Drop Sugar Cookies be shaped with the cookie cutters?

Thank you for everything!!!!!!!!!! :love2:

Oops forgot to add lots of fall leaves (something we don't get here) and spiders and other bugs! :eek:

mickeyfan2
10-06-2006, 09:22 AM
My exchanges are in my car and will be dropped at the USPS during lunch.

Meriweather
10-06-2006, 09:37 AM
:yay: Glad it arrived Dyan :)
Enjoy!

The Stir and Drop are really moist, so no, they can't be rolled and cut.
But I can post one that can (I did that one because it has been my kids favorite for their whole lives....we just change the color sprinkles we use).

the shortbread cookies are yummy!! Simple is often best :) Can't beat a good shortbread.

Meriweather
10-06-2006, 09:46 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Chocolate Ginger Cutout Cookies

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 48 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 cup milk
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water

In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, ginger, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and cloves.
In a large mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add whole egg, corn syrup and milk. Beat well.
Beat in flour mixture, stirring in last part with a wooden spoon until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of the dough 1/8" thick. Cut with 3-4" cookie cutters.
Place on a greased cookie sheet.
Combine the egg white and water. Brush on cookie cutouts.
Bake 375 degrees for 5-7 minutes or until lightly puffed and set. Cool thoroughly on a wire rack.
Pipe on decorator icing.


* Exported from MasterCook *

Blue Ribbon Sugar Cookies

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies Formed


Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup butter -- softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup sugar -- plus extra for dipping
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Heat oven to 375°F.
Combine butter, powdered sugar and sugar in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Add flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Reduce speed to low; beat until dough forms a ball (1 to 2 minutes).
Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to about 1 1/2 inches with bottom of glass dipped in sugar; sprinkle with decorator sugars, if desired.
Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.


* Exported from MasterCook *

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Recipe By :Taste of Home
Serving Size : 96 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies Formed
Rolled

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup butter -- softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
1/8 teaspoon salt
white candy coating
greed paste food coloring

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg, sour cream, honey and vanilla.
Combine dry ingredients. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and chill 2 hours or until easy to handle.
On lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/8" thickness. Cut with 3" cookie cutters dipped in flour.
Place 1" apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. remove to wire racks to cool.
Melt candy coating. Stir in food coloring. Drizzle over cookies.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Recipe By :polar-express
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies Formed
Rolled

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 drop butter flavoring
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, milk, vanilla, butter flavoring and almond extract.
Blend dry ingredients into creamed ingredients. Mix well.
Chill dough, if desired.
Roll out to 1/16" thickness, cut into desired shapes.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes.


* Exported from MasterCook *

Orangy Sugar Cookies

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter -- softened
2 tablespoons grated orange peel
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Sift flour, baking powder and salt onto waxed paper.
Beat together butter, orange peel and sugar with electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in orange and lemon juices. Stir in dry ingredients until blended. Chill several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Roll dough to a thickness of 1/6". Cut out with cookie cutters and place 1" apart on cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 minutes, until set and lightly golden. Cool on wire racks.

pennst8r
10-06-2006, 10:03 AM
I have a good sugar cookie recipe--few ingredients--that remind me of the Eat 'n Park smiley cookies, if anyone's interested. I think that my be just a PA restaurant, but they're on the thicker side, and a little chewier.

Meriweather
10-06-2006, 11:00 AM
Lynne...post it. I can always use more cookie recipes ::yes:: :teeth:

mickeyfan2
10-06-2006, 02:06 PM
Mine went out today priority with DC.

DisneyCP2002
10-06-2006, 02:16 PM
My exchange arrived from Ann Marie(AlexWyattMommy). I got a box full of goodies :teeth: Thank you so much, I cannot wait to try out some of the recipies. Here is what I got:

Christmas Cookie Yankee Candle Car Jar(this is my FAVORITE scent)
4 cute holiday towels
floral table runner
Jello Instant Pudding
Christmas CD
Snowman Apron
California Vegetables

And the following recipies:
Pumpkin Pancakes, Pecan topped pumpkin muffins, Pumpkin cheesecake bars, Maple sweet potatoes, Mini Florentine cups, party roll ups, Savory bruschetta, Savory parmesan bites, BAKERS'S ONE BOWL Chocolate truffles, Gingerbread people, No-oven peanut butter squares, pinwheel cookies, Avocado salsa, Garlic snap peas, Japanese fried rice, Sweet corn tomalito,Roasted red pepper soup, Iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dreessing, baked cheese grits, & creamy shells with cheese & bacon.

Thank you again so very much for the great stuff, I love it all.

pennst8r
10-06-2006, 03:09 PM
I found this recipe a few years ago when I did a search for Eat 'n Park cookies. They're really good--thicker and softer than most cut out cookies.


Rolled Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanila extract
5 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir dry ingredients into wet. Covver an dchill dough for at least 1 hour(or overnight).

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4-1/2" thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

3. Bake 6-8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

4. Ice with royal icing, sprinkles, etc.

AlexWyattMommy
10-06-2006, 03:29 PM
The pudding is for the gingerbread people, it was a flavor we don't normally eat, so I thought that might be true for you too. We love the people and the peanut butter squares best.

Hope the format was okay. I wanted something that could be used in the kitchen without worrying about spillage and messes. :sunny:

briannesmom
10-06-2006, 04:00 PM
I received my first exchange today from snowwhitesmom - Michelle
Thank you so much for the great package!
I received:
Recipes for
Swedish Apple Pie
Corn Chowder
Chocolate Muffins
Wild Blueberry Muffins
and "Turkey Poop" (too cute)

Poinsettia dishtowel and pot holder
Fall themed dishtowels and potholder
Stocking filled with: Kim Possible twisty straw, Princess pens, peppermint ChapStick, magnetic picture frame, snowman emery board and rope bracelet.

We went apple picking yesterday so I might try out the Swedish Apple Pie recipe on Sunday. Thank you again for everything.

Amy

P.S. I don't remember if I posted last night or not but both of my exchanges have been sent Priority Mail

Meriweather
10-06-2006, 06:00 PM
Sounds like some great recipes ...and goodies are arriving ::yes::

snowwhitesmom
10-06-2006, 06:39 PM
You're very welcome, Amy - the Swedish Apple Pie is a popular dessert in this house! ;)

Meriweather
10-06-2006, 08:26 PM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Chef Mickey's Mashed Potatoes

Recipe By :Chef Mickey's, Disney's Contemporary Resort
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Vegetables

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
2 1/2 pounds peeled potatoes
1 cup butter
2 cups hot milk
4 ounces grated parmesan cheese -- (1/4 cup)
3 ounces scallions chopped
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pepper

Peel the potatoes and cut into chunks and boil about 15 minutes until tender.
Mash, using a potato masher or a heavy fork.
Put back in the pot with the butter, cheese, scallions and milk.
Blend well, adding salt and pepper to taste. (Do not use a food processor for this recipe.)

Mad4Mickey
10-06-2006, 10:23 PM
I got my box ! lots of goodies : )

Great recipes, Fall pot holders, cookies cutters,Turkey candle plate, fall candle, fall kitchen towels ,cute corn salt and pepper shakers and some measuring cups , lots of other stuff : ) .

Funny thing is I was looking for a good chicken and dressing recipe and now I have one to try .

THANKS Stephanie/ReadytogoinOK

Mad4Mickey
Mishell

Mad4Mickey
10-06-2006, 10:27 PM
Forgot to add that I am just back from Disney World so my exchange will nto go out till Tuesday unless I find the other thing I am looking for : )

Dont worry it will be worth the wait for my exchange buddy cause i brought you something from Disney World . : )

Meriweather
10-06-2006, 11:55 PM
:teeth:

have a good time, Mishell? I know silly question ;)
I can't wait to go!! It's getting closer :hyper:

LindsayDunn228
10-07-2006, 09:26 AM
My exchange is on it's way west! :)

Meriweather
10-07-2006, 09:52 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Pumpkin Bread

Recipe By :Mom
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breakfast Breads

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup pumpkin
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped nuts

Mix together flour, powder, soda, salt and spices.
Combine pumpkin, sugar, milk and eggs.
Add dry ingredients and butter; mix until well blended. Stir in nuts.
Pour into well greased loaf (9x5x3").
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes.

Ready to go in Ok
10-07-2006, 10:10 AM
I got my box ! lots of goodies : )

Great recipes, Fall pot holders, cookies cutters,Turkey candle plate, fall candle, fall kitchen towels ,cute corn salt and pepper shakers and some measuring cups , lots of other stuff : ) .

Funny thing is I was looking for a good chicken and dressing recipe and now I have one to try .

THANKS Stephanie/ReadytogoinOK

Mad4Mickey
Mishell


I am glad it made it, hope you enjoy!

mickeyfan2
10-07-2006, 05:12 PM
I got a great exchange from Trish Bessette. What a beautiful presentation for the recipes.

I got recipes for
Chicken Veggie Alfredo in the crock-pot
Crock-pot Pork Roast
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Pecan Butter Snow Balls
Peanut Butter Fudge

All sound great.

My extras were
Light up Christmas House
White cloth Santa beanbag
A snowman kitchen towel
A santa kitchen towel
Wilton mini Jolly Santa Baking paper cups
Wilton Christmas Tree sprinkle mix

We put the house on top of our TV. It looks great. DH asked me how this exchange worked so I explained that you sent recipes and then extras which might include ingredients for the recipes. He then ask so where is the chicken? :rotfl: :rotfl: Got to love him.;)

Meriweather
10-07-2006, 07:33 PM
He then ask so where is the chicken? :rotfl: :rotfl: Got to love him.;)

:rotfl: Gotta love them.

I received on of mine today from kimbac3 :)
Recipes for:
Amish Soft Pretzels
Apple Pie Coffee Cake
Aunt Kim's Famous Dinner Rolls
Maple Glazed Ham
Honey Ham
Mulled Spice Blend
Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
Peppermint Pretzels Canes
Snickerdoodles

Thanks, Kim. Can't wait to try them. The coffee cake might be first. It sounds so good.

I also received:
baking powder
cinnamon
sea salt grinder
butterscotch chips
peppermint candies
apple corer
Christmas oven mitt
3 part Christmas condiment tray with snowmen and penguins on it.

Love it all :mickeyjum

Meriweather
10-07-2006, 07:38 PM
* Exported from MasterCook *

'Ohana Bread Pudding with Banana Foster Sauce

Recipe By :'Ohana, Polynesian Resort
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Desserts

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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Bread Pudding:
5 whole eggs
3 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup raisins
8 cups bread -- cut in medium pieces


In a bowl, mix eggs, milk, salt, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, and raisins. Set aside.
Cut bread in medium pieces, place on cookie sheet pan and put in a 325ºF oven.
Bake bread until lightly toasted, about 15 minutes.
Remove bread and place in egg and milk mixture.
Place mixture in a greased 10” cake pan and bake on 325ºF for 1 hour.

Caramel Sauce:
4 oounces sugar
4 ounces brown sugar
4 ounces corn syrup, light Karo
4 ounces butter, unsalted
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine sugars, corn syrup, butter and half of the heavy cream in a large pan. Bring to a boil and slowly add remaining heavy cream keeping mixture at a steady boil.
Candy will brown slightly; cook (3 minutes) until candy forms into a firm ball in cold water.
Remove from heat and add the vanilla.

Banana Foster Sauce
Yield: 1 quart
4 ounces sugar
4 ounces brown sugar
4 ounces corn syrup
4 ounces Unsalted Butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup spiced rum
1 cup bananas (sliced)

Combine sugars, corn syrup, butter and half of the heavy cream in a large pan.
Bring to a boil and slowly add remaining heavy cream keeping mixture at a steady boil.
Add spiced rum and flambé.
Candy will brown slightly; cook 3 minutes until candy forms into a firm ball in cold water.
Remove from heat and add the vanilla.
Add sliced bananas.
Serve warm.

scoutsmom99
10-07-2006, 11:47 PM
Mine went out today. :wave:
Kimba


I recieved it today :thumbsup2 What a wonderful package to recieve after a work week from well...you know where. Here is what was inside:


Recipes
-Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
-Mulled Spiced Blend
-Maple Glazed Ham and Honey Ham
-Aunt Kim's Famous Dinner Rolls
-Amish Soft Pretzels
-Apple Pie Coffee Cake
-Snicker Doodles
-Peppermint Pretzel Canes


These all sound very good. I think I'm most excited to try the Oatmeal Butterscoth Cookies, Maple Glazed Ham, Dinner Rolls, Pretzels, and Pretzel Canes :cool1: :cool1:

On to the rest of the goodies
-Santa Oven Mit
-Cute Reindeer Towel (Love the ties because Scouty and Puppy won't be able to get it very easily)
-Cake Tester (too cool I have never seen one of these before)
-Apple Corer
-Santa Mug
-Baking Soda
-Ground Cinnamon
-Starlight Mints
-Sea Salt
-Butterscotch Chips

Kim thanks for a great exchange. I look forward to trying out all of the new recipes.

scoutsmom99
10-07-2006, 11:48 PM
I finished up my package tonight so I will be mailing out on Monday :sunny:

LindsayDunn228
10-08-2006, 06:01 AM
You guys are making me feel so bad. I really focused more on the recipes than the extras :( But in my defense, there are some ROCKING recipes in there!

AlexWyattMommy
10-08-2006, 08:28 AM
It's okay Lindsay. I spent waayy more time on my recipes than the extras. I treated them more like a scrapbook recipe exchange. From reading what everyone has received, I think so far I've sent the lamest extras, although I do think that apron was pretty original. Next year I promise to send better extras. :thumbsup2

sjh801
10-08-2006, 09:06 AM
Thank you to Rae Jean (powelljr) for a great exchange.

Recipes
Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes :goodvibes
Easy Sticky Buns
6 Week Muffins (keeps in refrigerator so you can bake anytime :thumbsup2 )
Homemade Cracker Jack
Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie (like Girl Scout cookie)
Ritz Thin Mints (like Girl Scout cookie)
Easy No Bake cookie
Toffee Bars (with graham crackers; I have one with saltines)
Chocolate No Bake Cookies

All of the recipes look easy and are timesavers, something we all need! :thumbsup2

Included was a note telling where the recipes came from and how she uses them. My recipes were all packed in a box with 2 silicone round baking pans and 1 silicone muffin pan, Halloween kitchen towels and a pumpkin pie Yankee tart. I haven't tried any silicone baking pans yet, so now I can try them out.

Thanks again for the great exchange!

Meriweather
10-08-2006, 09:22 AM
You guys are making me feel so bad. I really focused more on the recipes than the extras :( But in my defense, there are some ROCKING recipes in there!

Recipes are the focus ::yes:: As long as the minimum is met for the extras that is just fine. They are just that ..."extras" :)

Sandy, I have the toffee one with the saltines too. Wow!! They are good.
Will one you post the one with the graham crackers please?
LOVE :love: silicone bakeware!! I'm sure you will too.

Remember....NO MAIL Monday, and Tuesday is mail day!! Still about 20 exchanges to get mailed out. PLEASE be on time. I need this to be all wrapped up by the time my counter hits the zero ;)

Meriweather
10-08-2006, 09:23 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Apple and Dried Cranberry Pie

Recipe By :Bon Appetit, October 1993
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Pies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, chilled -- cut 1 inch thick
8 tablespoons ice water
Filling
1 cup dried cranberries
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 1/4 pounds pippin apples, peeled, quartered, cored -- thin sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons brandy
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg yok
1 teaspoon whipping cream

Crust: Blend flour, sugar and salt in processor. Add butter. Cut in using on/off turns until the butter is cut into 1/4" pieces. Add 7 tablespoons ice water and blend until moist clumps form, adding more water by
tablespoonfuls if dough is dry. Gather dough into ball. Divide into two pieces. Flatten pieces into disks. Wrap in plastic. Chill at least 30 minutes. Let soften at room temp before rolling out.
Filling: Position rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 375ºF.
Combine cranberries, sugar, flour and allspice in large bowl.
Mix in apples, then brandy and vanilla extract.
Roll out 1 dough disk on floured surface to 13" round. Transfer to a 9" diameter pie dish.
Spoon in apple filling, mounding slightly in center.
Roll out second dough disk on floured surface to 13" round. Drape crust over filling. Trim overhang to 1/2". Press crust edges together; fold under. Crimp edge.
Stir yolk and cream in small bowl to blend. Brush over top(but NOT edge) of pie. Cut slits in top crust to allow steam to escape.
Bake pie until apples are tender and crust is golden (about 1 hour).
Transfer to rack. Let stand 1 hour. Serve pie warm or at room temp.

ADisneygirl
10-08-2006, 10:01 AM
Why is there no mail on Monday??

I guess mine will go out then on Tuesday. It was ready to go Saturday but I was too late for the P.O and I just don't like using that automated machine for mailing during off hours. I couldn't get it to give me a delivery confirmation the one time I tried it so no more!

Meriweather
10-08-2006, 10:09 AM
Columbus Day ;)

ADisneygirl
10-08-2006, 10:12 AM
Columbus Day ;)

Oh ok, thanks. I am usually up on these things since I am an elementary school teacher! We don't have off, so it must have slipped my mind.

kimbac3
10-08-2006, 10:20 AM
Merriweather and Scoutsmom you are both very welcome!! :wave: I'm glad you liked everything. I was worried I didn't send enough. (I always worry about not giving enough..DH thinks I'm :crazy: ) I really enjoyed this one and I'm already planning ahead for next years exchange!

On a more selfish note :rotfl2: I'm looking forward to receiving mine :Pinkbounc :bounce: Bummer about no mail tomorrow. I had forgot that. Oh well, I just wait a little more popcorn:: :surfweb:

Kimba

Glynis
10-08-2006, 11:39 AM
My exchange went out yesterday (Saturday), Priority Mail with DC. Reading through some of these I'm feeling a bit bad, too. I just started cooking, so I didn't include a ton of recipes, but the ones I did are tried and true, and my family can't live without them.

Hope my buddy will like it!

Tamarap
10-08-2006, 12:14 PM
I didn't realize there was no mail on Monday, so my package will go out Tuesday.

mickeyfan2
10-08-2006, 12:17 PM
All of my DCs say the number is invalid. I mailed them on Friday. Maybe on Tuesday they will show some status.

powellrj
10-08-2006, 02:40 PM
Thank you to Rae Jean (powelljr) for a great exchange.

Recipes
Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes :goodvibes
Easy Sticky Buns
6 Week Muffins (keeps in refrigerator so you can bake anytime :thumbsup2 )
Homemade Cracker Jack
Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie (like Girl Scout cookie)
Ritz Thin Mints (like Girl Scout cookie)
Easy No Bake cookie
Toffee Bars (with graham crackers; I have one with saltines)
Chocolate No Bake Cookies

All of the recipes look easy and are timesavers, something we all need! :thumbsup2

Included was a note telling where the recipes came from and how she uses them. My recipes were all packed in a box with 2 silicone round baking pans and 1 silicone muffin pan, Halloween kitchen towels and a pumpkin pie Yankee tart. I haven't tried any silicone baking pans yet, so now I can try them out.

Thanks again for the great exchange!


I am glad your exchange made it. When I saw the baking pans, I knew it was something I wanted to try, so I hope that they work well for you. I hope that you can use some of the recipes this year!

I hope you enjoy!

mrsheppo
10-08-2006, 06:59 PM
Mine is ready to go to the post office on Tuesday. Got out of work late on Friday and didn't make it. It will go priority with DC.

Meriweather
10-08-2006, 09:07 PM
I hope people aren't feeling bad about what they sent. All that is expected is the minimum requirement. Everyone will be happy with that ::yes::
Some of us just get carried away ;) I get my extras early.....like the half price after holiday sale and save them for the next year. ::yes::

Glad to hear plans of a lot of mailing on Tuesday :teeth:

lewdyan1
10-08-2006, 09:23 PM
I am mailing Tuesday! :)

Meriweather
10-08-2006, 10:24 PM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Breakfast Potato Casserole

Recipe By :Restaurant Akershus, Norway Pavilion, Epcot
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breakfast Vegetables


Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 1/2 pounds diced potatoes
1 1/2 pounds shredded potatoes
4 ounces diced white onions
8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
8 ounces shredded Jarlsburg cheese -- reserve half for topping
13 ounces Béchamel Sauce
8 ounces sour cream
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
5 ounces Milk

In mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix well by hand.
Place in greased or casserole non-stick pan.
Sprinkle with reserved cheese on top.
Cover with waxed paper and then aluminum foil.
Bake in 350-degree oven for approximately 40 minutes.
Remove foil and paper for last ten minutes to brown top if desired. Enjoy!!!

scoutsmom99
10-08-2006, 10:43 PM
Ok I'm mailing Tuesday now that I have seen the date has changed. I was going to run out to the airport to mail it tomorrow, but I will head to the PO before work on Tuesday :goodvibes

Glynis
10-08-2006, 10:44 PM
I hope people aren't feeling bad about what they sent. All that is expected is the minimum requirement. Everyone will be happy with that ::yes::
Some of us just get carried away ;) I get my extras early.....like the half price after holiday sale and save them for the next year. ::yes::

Glad to hear plans of a lot of mailing on Tuesday :teeth:

I have had so much fun with this! I'm pretty new to exchanges, so now I have a better idea. I can't wait till next year. Like I said, I'm fairly new to cooking so now I'm starting to build my own collection. It'll be fun to spend the year trying out new recipes to share! Thanks for letting me be a part of this!

sjh801
10-08-2006, 11:49 PM
Sandy, I have the toffee one with the saltines too. Wow!! They are good.
Will one you post the one with the graham crackers please?


Will do tomorrow evening. I should be in bed! :crazy: I have to get up early tomorrow. I just finished up going over my workshop presentation for tomorrow's in service. :surfweb: It's a two hour presentation for K-3 teachers called "Primarily Computers!" Wish me luck!

Trish Bessette
10-09-2006, 08:06 AM
I got a great exchange from Trish Bessette. What a beautiful presentation for the recipes.

I got recipes for
Chicken Veggie Alfredo in the crock-pot
Crock-pot Pork Roast
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Pecan Butter Snow Balls
Peanut Butter Fudge

All sound great.

My extras were
Light up Christmas House
White cloth Santa beanbag
A snowman kitchen towel
A santa kitchen towel
Wilton mini Jolly Santa Baking paper cups
Wilton Christmas Tree sprinkle mix

We put the house on top of our TV. It looks great. DH asked me how this exchange worked so I explained that you sent recipes and then extras which might include ingredients for the recipes. He then ask so where is the chicken? :rotfl: :rotfl: Got to love him.;)

Glad you enjoyed everything!! Tell your DH I couldn't get the chicken to go into the box to be shipped :rotfl:

Trish

Trish Bessette
10-09-2006, 08:11 AM
I got my package from Rae Jean (Powellrj) thank you so much!!! I got a ton of recipes plus 2 halloween kitchen towels, Pumpkin Pie YC tart and a 3 piece flexible silicone bakeware. I've never tried these so I'm curious to see how they work!!

I loved reading the notes you added about the recipes :thumbsup2

The recipes were:
Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
Sticky Buns
6 Week Muffins
Homemake Cracker Jack
Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Ritz Thin Mints
Toffee Bars
Chocolate No Bake Cookies

I'm planning on grocery shopping this week and start trying some of these!!

thewishfire
10-09-2006, 09:00 AM
I didn't make it to the post office this weekend... and since there's no mail today, it'll be out tomorrow.

Meriweather
10-09-2006, 09:05 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Sparkling Butter Toffee Cookies

Recipe By :Land O' Lakes
Serving Size : 60 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter -- softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup English toffee bits
Sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy (1-2 minutes).
Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Reduce speed to low. Beat until well mixed (1-2 minutes).
Stir in toffee bits by hand.
Shape dough into 1" balls. Roll in sugar.
Place balls 2" apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with bottom of glass to 1 1/2" circle.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. (Do not overbake.)
Sprinkle with sugar while warm. Cool completely.

dizcrazy
10-09-2006, 11:07 AM
whoops! Wish I had checked the boards before I headed to the post office. Completely forgot it is Columbus Day.

I'll mail my packages tomorrow, I promise!

powellrj
10-09-2006, 04:04 PM
I got my package from Rae Jean (Powellrj) thank you so much!!! I got a ton of recipes plus 2 halloween kitchen towels, Pumpkin Pie YC tart and a 3 piece flexible silicone bakeware. I've never tried these so I'm curious to see how they work!!

I loved reading the notes you added about the recipes :thumbsup2

The recipes were:
Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
Sticky Buns
6 Week Muffins
Homemake Cracker Jack
Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Ritz Thin Mints
Toffee Bars
Chocolate No Bake Cookies

I'm planning on grocery shopping this week and start trying some of these!!


I am glad that you like your package! This is one of my favorite exchanges. I hope that you can use the recipes and the bakeware. When I saw that you liked to bake I was hoping that these would work for you!

I hope that there were some of the recipes that you can use!

KT27
10-09-2006, 07:02 PM
Mom & I just finished typing up our recipes, packages are ready to go out in tomm. We will stop by the post office in the am. Both are headed to NJ!

~Katie
(and Jean (Katies Mom)

Meriweather
10-09-2006, 07:53 PM
thanks for checking in.....remember to post back tomorrow after you have mailed so I know they made it into the system (and then we hope for the best :rolleyes: ).

We should hear about a LOT of mailings tomorrow ::yes::

KT27
10-09-2006, 09:30 PM
Since I had these typed up I figured I would add them to the list. I can't take any credit for them as they came from Mom's Recipe Box, ones she has made over the years for us.

~Katie

Fantasy Fudge
3 cups sugar
¾ cup margarine
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 pkg (12 oz or 2 cups) chocolate bits
1- 7oz jar marshmallow cream
1 tsp vanilla
Combine sugar, margarine & milk. Bring to a boil. Stir constantly, boil 5 minutes over medium heat. Remove from heat, stir in chocolate bits until melted. Add marshmallow, nuts & vanilla, beat until blended. Pour into buttered 13 x 9 pan and cool. Cut into Squares. (Also great without nuts)
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Pumpkin Bread

Beat all together 4 eggs, 2/3 cup water, 1 cup vegetable oil, 1 (16 oz) canned pumpkin.

Sift all together 3.5 cups flour, 3 cups sugar, 2 tsp baking soda, 1.5 tsp salt, 1 tsp each – cinnamon & nutmeg.

Combine mixtures. Beat until smooth. Bake at 350 degrees, one hour for large or 45 minutes for small loaves.
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Hello Dollies/Magic Cookie Bars

In an 8 inch square pan layer the following:

1 stick butter melted
1 cup crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup chocolate bits
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup shredded coconut

Pour over 1 can sweetened condensed milk. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until light golden brown.
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Snickerdoodles
½ cup margarine softened
1.5 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 ¾ cups flour
1 tsp cream of tarter
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream sugar and margarine. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Add dry ingredients stirring well. Roll into 1 inch balls, then roll into cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake for 8-10 minutes on un-greased cookie sheets.
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Date and Nut Balls

1 cup sugar
1 stick margarine
1 egg
8 oz dates (cut up)

Cook over stove 5 minutes. Remove from stove, add 5 cups rice krispies, ¾ cup nuts chopped, cool and roll into balls, roll in coconut.
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Meriweather
10-09-2006, 09:42 PM
I LOVE Fantasy Fudge.
Still the only one I make.....for over :eek: 40 years!
it is great to add things too also. I have tried dried cranberries....coconut. Yummy!!
Thanks for sharing, Katie :)

justjulie
10-10-2006, 08:46 AM
Sorry it's a day late but the post office was closed yesterday for the Canadian Thanksgiving. It's on its way by air today so it should there there shortly and it's head south east of me.

Meriweather
10-10-2006, 09:18 AM
Today is the day!!

Let us hear about all the mailings!!

Meriweather
10-10-2006, 09:20 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Upside-Down Apple Gingerbread

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 9 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breakfast Breads Cakes


Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/4 cup butter or margarine -- melted
2 large apples -- cored and sliced
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
Gingerbread
1/2 cup butter or margarine -- melted
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup hot tea

Pour butter into a 9" square baking pan.
Arrange apples over butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar and set aside.
For gingerbread: Combine butter, molasses, sugars and egg in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
Combine dry ingredients. Add to sugar mixture alternately with hot tea. Mix well. Pour over apples.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool for 3-5 minutes. Loosen sides and invert onto serving platter. Serve warm.

thewishfire
10-10-2006, 10:54 AM
I'll be going to the post office in a few minutes! :banana:

Meriweather
10-10-2006, 11:05 AM
Reminder PMs will go out tonight to all those that do NOT post about actually mailing.....so be prepared ;)

There are still 3 or 4 people that have not checked in at all.
And there are about 20 that still need to get into the mail.

pennst8r
10-10-2006, 12:41 PM
Mailed mine today!

thewishfire
10-10-2006, 02:23 PM
Well, that was a hassle... I went to the post office this morning after I posted that I'd be going... NO PARKING LEFT! I go again while doing an errand for work... AGAIN NO PARKING!

Seems third time's a charm; I finally got a space and my packages are on their way! :goodvibes

Meriweather
10-10-2006, 03:47 PM
:yay: Hopefully when people get off work, we will hear of a LOT more.

Amanda, did you mail your mother's also?

Glynis
10-10-2006, 04:55 PM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Chocolate Ginger Cutout Cookies

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 48 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 cup milk
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water

In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, ginger, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and cloves.
In a large mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add whole egg, corn syrup and milk. Beat well.
Beat in flour mixture, stirring in last part with a wooden spoon until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of the dough 1/8" thick. Cut with 3-4" cookie cutters.
Place on a greased cookie sheet.
Combine the egg white and water. Brush on cookie cutouts.
Bake 375 degrees for 5-7 minutes or until lightly puffed and set. Cool thoroughly on a wire rack.
Pipe on decorator icing.


* Exported from MasterCook *

Blue Ribbon Sugar Cookies

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies Formed


Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup butter -- softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup sugar -- plus extra for dipping
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Heat oven to 375°F.
Combine butter, powdered sugar and sugar in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Add flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Reduce speed to low; beat until dough forms a ball (1 to 2 minutes).
Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to about 1 1/2 inches with bottom of glass dipped in sugar; sprinkle with decorator sugars, if desired.
Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.


* Exported from MasterCook *

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Recipe By :Taste of Home
Serving Size : 96 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies Formed
Rolled

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup butter -- softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
1/8 teaspoon salt
white candy coating
greed paste food coloring

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg, sour cream, honey and vanilla.
Combine dry ingredients. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and chill 2 hours or until easy to handle.
On lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/8" thickness. Cut with 3" cookie cutters dipped in flour.
Place 1" apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. remove to wire racks to cool.
Melt candy coating. Stir in food coloring. Drizzle over cookies.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Recipe By :polar-express
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies Formed
Rolled

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 drop butter flavoring
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, milk, vanilla, butter flavoring and almond extract.
Blend dry ingredients into creamed ingredients. Mix well.
Chill dough, if desired.
Roll out to 1/16" thickness, cut into desired shapes.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes.


* Exported from MasterCook *

Orangy Sugar Cookies

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter -- softened
2 tablespoons grated orange peel
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Sift flour, baking powder and salt onto waxed paper.
Beat together butter, orange peel and sugar with electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in orange and lemon juices. Stir in dry ingredients until blended. Chill several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Roll dough to a thickness of 1/6". Cut out with cookie cutters and place 1" apart on cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 minutes, until set and lightly golden. Cool on wire racks.

All these sugar cookie recipes make me smile! I love to make them! Here's a quick decorating tip if you don't have time to get fancy. Cut out your cookes, then sprinkle them with Jell-O powder (any flavor) before baking them. They are so good! My kids request this instead of frosting!

Glynis
10-10-2006, 05:05 PM
I can't remember if I posted this, but I mailed my package out on Saturday. It should be to it's destination shortly.

Meriweather - you made me smile when you said you have 3500 cookie recipes. Do you ever watch the Food Network? On the Pillsbury Bake-off Challenge show this week, the contestant who won also loves cookies. She has a blog where she showcases a new cookie recipe every day. She makes them, takes pictures of them, and writes about them. I wish I'd thought to get her address (but I'm not sure they ever said it). That sounds so cool!

powellrj
10-10-2006, 05:20 PM
I have had so much fun with this! I'm pretty new to exchanges, so now I have a better idea. I can't wait till next year. Like I said, I'm fairly new to cooking so now I'm starting to build my own collection. It'll be fun to spend the year trying out new recipes to share! Thanks for letting me be a part of this!


What a wonderful package I recieved today from you!

It contained Toll House Swirled Holiday Chips, Andes Peppermint Crunch Chips, and a pumpkin Bundt Cake mix in a cute fabric bag.


I saved the best part for last. Glynis put all of her recipes in a beautiful Debbie Mumm Deluxe Recipe binder which included 50 pages of recipe pages 3, magnets, 6 pocket dividers and matching notecards! How wonderful this is.

I am going to share a secret with my dis family....... shhhhh....don't tell anyone, but I am sooooo out of style with my decorating that I still have a houseful of wallpaper. Not just any wallpaper, Debbie Mumm wallpaper. Yes, I have my house decorated in Debbie Mumm wallpaper and I love it so much I can't bear to take it down. There is just something about Debbie Mumm that I have always loved and now I have this wonderful book with all these wonderful extras.

Thanks again Glynis, your exchange is wonderful and will be enjoyed more than you will know!!

The recipes she sent were for Peppermint Cream Dessert, To Die for Fudge, Garlic Honey Chicken wings, Gingerbread Cake and Gingerbread Trifle!!

Thanks again!!

ADisneygirl
10-10-2006, 05:29 PM
Mailed mine after school today. It should be there in 2 - 3 days!

Glynis
10-10-2006, 05:53 PM
What a wonderful package I recieved today from you!

It contained Toll House Swirled Holiday Chips, Andes Peppermint Crunch Chips, and a pumpkin Bundt Cake mix in a cute fabric bag.


I saved the best part for last. Glynis put all of her recipes in a beautiful Debbie Mumm Deluxe Recipe binder which included 50 pages of recipe pages 3, magnets, 6 pocket dividers and matching notecards! How wonderful this is.

I am going to share a secret with my dis family....... shhhhh....don't tell anyone, but I am sooooo out of style with my decorating that I still have a houseful of wallpaper. Not just any wallpaper, Debbie Mumm wallpaper. Yes, I have my house decorated in Debbie Mumm wallpaper and I love it so much I can't bear to take it down. There is just something about Debbie Mumm that I have always loved and now I have this wonderful book with all these wonderful extras.

Thanks again Glynis, your exchange is wonderful and will be enjoyed more than you will know!!

The recipes she sent were for Peppermint Cream Dessert, To Die for Fudge, Garlic Honey Chicken wings, Gingerbread Cake and Gingerbread Trifle!!

Thanks again!!

Glad you like it! I included the peppermint chips because I had never seen them before, and thought they might be good in the fudge recipe. The pumpkin bundt mix came from a local mill. They do wonderful things, and I thought it would be a bit unique.

The recipes are all ones that are requested by my family from Thanksgiving through New Years! I like them because they are easy and taste good!

I'm so glad you like the binder! It just spoke to me when I saw it in the store. Guess I know why, now!

escape
10-10-2006, 06:31 PM
I got my package in the mail today. I sent it priority mail, DC. It is headed in a westerly direction and should arrive by the end of the week. :teeth:

When I got home this afternoon, I found a package from Colleen, mickeyfan2, waiting for me. :banana:

I got all kinds of goodies and a cute recipe booklet. You're so crafty, Colleen! I love how you put that together. Why can't I be this creative! The front of the booklet said, "From Our Home to Yours". Inside are the following recipes:

Italian Wedding Soup. Yummy. Now, I have a question - it calls for a can of College Inn Chicken Soup. We don't have that brand around here. Is this the same as chicken broth? Can't wait to try it.

Central Italian Sauce. Mmmmmm.

Meatballs - for the sauce. Another question - it calls for 2lbs of 85% lean ground beef and 1 ob. 80% lean ground beef. I'm assuming that ob. is supposed to be lb. right? :teeth: I know what I'm going to have for dinner Thursday night!

Tuna-Rice Pie. I think I'm gonna like this!

Grandma's Apple Cake - I know I'm gonna like this! :thumbsup2

Baked Potato Chips - I've made fried potato chips before. This looks like a much healthier recipe! Thanks!

In addition, I got some fun extras:

Garlic Powder for the meatballs I'm cooking Thursday night

A cute daisy kitchen towel

A Pillsbury Halloween cookbook - I've already spotted a few things I want to make

A spaghetti fork - for Thursday night's dinner :)

Two YC Splash of Rain tarts
A YC Banana Nut Bread sampler candle
A YC ChristmasBerries sammpler candle
I'm going to keep these in my office. :thumbsup2

I also got something that looks really neat but I'm not sure what it is. :blush: It's really cute. Did you make it? What do I do with it? :teeth:

Thanks, Colleen, for the wonderful package! I can't wait to try these recipes and use all my goodies!

pennst8r
10-10-2006, 06:58 PM
All these sugar cookie recipes make me smile! I love to make them! Here's a quick decorating tip if you don't have time to get fancy. Cut out your cookes, then sprinkle them with Jell-O powder (any flavor) before baking them. They are so good! My kids request this instead of frosting!


Can't wait to try this! I love to use royal icing and pipe it on...but don't always have time.

lewdyan1
10-10-2006, 07:08 PM
I am a flake! :blush: Life got in the way today and I never made it to the post office. I will be there first thing tomorrow and it will be going priority. Sorry! :guilty:

mrsheppo
10-10-2006, 07:12 PM
Mine went out today priority with DC. Hope my exchange person likes it.

thewishfire
10-10-2006, 07:51 PM
Amanda, did you mail your mother's also?

Yep, both sent. :thumbsup2

scoutsmom99
10-10-2006, 07:57 PM
Sent mine today priority over my break with DC :cool1:

KT27
10-10-2006, 08:53 PM
Mom's and Mine went out today with DC!

~Katie

Meriweather
10-10-2006, 09:30 PM
Glad to hear of some mailings (and Dyan's tomorrow ;) ) and also some wonderful arrivals.
What fun!!

Yes, Glynis I do watch the Food Network ;) It is my default TV station.

PMs going out to those that have not checked in or verifying mailing ::yes::

Tamarap
10-10-2006, 10:00 PM
Well I had an unplanned meeting after school today that got me to the post office too late. Mine will go out tomorrow. I will have DH mail it on his lunch hour to ensure that it isn't late.

I was also pleasantly surprised to see DH walk in today with a package in his hands. He always brings the mail in when he gets home from work. It was a wonderful package from Colleen (Mickeyfan2).

The package contained:

An adorable and creative scrapbook style recipe book entitled " From Our Home To Yours" that included recipes for:

Italian Wedding Soup- I love this soup but have only had it in restaurants and Cambell's. I am excited to try to make it for myself.

Central Italian Sauce- DH is Italian and loves pasta so I can't wait to try this sauce.

Meatballs- I see spaghetti and meatballs in my immediate future.

Tuna-Rice Pie- This just sounds yummy. I love the flavor of Worcestershire sauce.

Grandma's Apple Cake- DH and the kids are going to love this one.

Baked Potato Chips- These sound fun. I have never made potato chips.

There were also some fun extras:

A spaghetti fork
Dish towel
Garlic Powder
Yankee Candle Christmas Berries Votive
Yankee Candle Juicy Orange Votive
2 Yankee Candle Mistletoe Tarts
A folding mini scrapbook.
Pillsbury Halloween Cookbook that I almost bought at the grocery store a few days ago.


Thanks so much for such a great package :cheer2:

Mad4Mickey
10-10-2006, 10:09 PM
mine went out today but it has kinda far to travel : )

Sorry it didnt go out sooner but I was in Disney last week and then was missing something I needed for the exchange .
hope she likes it

DisneyCP2002
10-10-2006, 10:22 PM
My exchange went off today, sorry that it was last minute.

Meriweather
10-10-2006, 11:36 PM
Thanks for checking in ::yes::
Still 5 people to hear from.

LindsayDunn228
10-11-2006, 05:56 AM
USPS.com said mine was delivered yesterday. Hope the DISer likes it!

dizcrazy
10-11-2006, 06:45 AM
Maile my packages yesterday - Tuesday. :sunny:

dizcrazy
10-11-2006, 06:45 AM
Mailed my packages yesterday :sunny:

dizcrazy
10-11-2006, 06:45 AM
Adding that I didnt have access to the net so I couldnt post.

mickeyfan2
10-11-2006, 07:23 AM
I was also pleasantly surprised to see DH walk in today with a package in his hands. He always brings the mail in when he gets home from work. It was a wonderful package from Colleen (Mickeyfan2).

The package contained:

An adorable and creative scrapbook style recipe book entitled " From Our Home To Yours" that included recipes for:

Italian Wedding Soup- I love this soup but have only had it in restaurants and Cambell's. I am excited to try to make it for myself.

Central Italian Sauce- DH is Italian and loves pasta so I can't wait to try this sauce.

Meatballs- I see spaghetti and meatballs in my immediate future.

Tuna-Rice Pie- This just sounds yummy. I love the flavor of Worcestershire sauce.

Grandma's Apple Cake- DH and the kids are going to love this one.

Baked Potato Chips- These sound fun. I have never made potato chips.

There were also some fun extras:

A spaghetti fork
Dish towel
Garlic Powder
Yankee Candle Christmas Berries Votive
Yankee Candle Juicy Orange Votive
2 Yankee Candle Mistletoe Tarts
A folding mini scrapbook.
Pillsbury Halloween Cookbook that I almost bought at the grocery store a few days ago.


Thanks so much for such a great package :cheer2:
Glad that you liked everything. Can you guess what nationality I am? :rotfl: The sauce and meatballs is how I was taught to make it by my Aunt, who was taught by her mother and her mother .....

mickeyfan2
10-11-2006, 07:29 AM
When I got home this afternoon, I found a package from Colleen, mickeyfan2, waiting for me. :banana:

I got all kinds of goodies and a cute recipe booklet. You're so crafty, Colleen! I love how you put that together. Why can't I be this creative! The front of the booklet said, "From Our Home to Yours". Inside are the following recipes:

Italian Wedding Soup. Yummy. Now, I have a question - it calls for a can of College Inn Chicken Soup. We don't have that brand around here. Is this the same as chicken broth? Can't wait to try it.
Yes it is chicken broth.

Central Italian Sauce. Mmmmmm.

Meatballs - for the sauce. Another question - it calls for 2lbs of 85% lean ground beef and 1 ob. 80% lean ground beef. I'm assuming that ob. is supposed to be lb. right? :teeth: I know what I'm going to have for dinner Thursday night!!
Yes it is lb. The meatballs will be too dry with the really lean meat. Since we bake them until brown before putting into the sauce, some of the fat will come out.

Tuna-Rice Pie. I think I'm gonna like this!

Grandma's Apple Cake - I know I'm gonna like this! :thumbsup2

Baked Potato Chips - I've made fried potato chips before. This looks like a much healthier recipe! Thanks!

In addition, I got some fun extras:

Garlic Powder for the meatballs I'm cooking Thursday night

A cute daisy kitchen towel

A Pillsbury Halloween cookbook - I've already spotted a few things I want to make

A spaghetti fork - for Thursday night's dinner :)

Two YC Splash of Rain tarts
A YC Banana Nut Bread sampler candle
A YC ChristmasBerries sammpler candle
I'm going to keep these in my office. :thumbsup2

I also got something that looks really neat but I'm not sure what it is. :blush: It's really cute. Did you make it? What do I do with it? :teeth:

Thanks, Colleen, for the wonderful package! I can't wait to try these recipes and use all my goodies!
It is an accordian scrapbook.


Glad that you liked everything. The sauce is really easy to make. You will need to judge how much of the ground cloves to put in. Too much and it will become bitter.

msdznyduck
10-11-2006, 07:59 AM
We were away for the weekend and got back late. To top it off, the 'puter is down at home, so had to wait to post this at work today. Package is in the car and will run out today at lunch. Sending priority .

Meriweather
10-11-2006, 09:13 AM
Please everyone that hasn't mailed, get them out ASAP.....I leave the 22 and what this all wrapped up by then ::yes::

Still a few more people left to check in.

Twigs
10-11-2006, 09:46 AM
I am sorry that I didn't gert here to post, but my package has gone out and is on its way.

Meriweather
10-11-2006, 09:59 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Italian Sausage Soup

Recipe By :Sunset
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Soup

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 large onions -- chopped
2 cloves garlic -- minced
5 cups beef broth
1 pound Italian sausage
1 1/2 cups dry red wine
28 ounces Italian-style tomatoes -- broken up
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 medium green pepper -- seeded and chopped
2 medium zucchini -- sliced 1/4" thick
2 cups dry bow tie pasta -- 1 1/2" size
1/2 cup parsley -- chopped
salt and pepper

In a 5-6 quart pan, combine onions, garlic and 1 cup broth. Boil on high heat, stirring occasionally, until liquid evaporates and vegetables start to brown, 10-14 minutes. To deglaze, stir in 3 tablespoons water to release browned bits.
Cook, uncovered until liquid evaporates and mixture begins to brown again, about 1 minute. Repeat deglazing step 3 more times until mixture is richly browned. Add sausage and 1/2 cup more water. Stir gently until liquid evaporates and meat begins to brown, 8-10 minutes.
Add remaining 4 cups broth. Stir to loosen browned bits., then add wine, tomatoes and their liquid, basil, sugar, green pepper, zucchini and pasta.
Cover and bring to boil over high heat. Simmer until pasta is just tender to bite, about 15 minutes.
Serve hot, with parsley, salt and pepper.
(If made ahead, let cool, then cover and chill up until the next day. Reheat to simmering).

LindsayDunn228
10-11-2006, 01:58 PM
I'm getting a little worried about my recipient. I hope she reports in!!

cvemom
10-11-2006, 05:08 PM
I also got something that looks really neat but I'm not sure what it is. It's really cute. Did you make it? What do I do with it?
I wondered the same thing....Now I know.

Thanks for the great package Colleen. It arrived yesterday but I was packing to send my DD off the camp for three days at school. It's part of their curriculum in 5th grade here. She was excited but a little upset about being away w/o 'mommy' for 3 days.
Anyway...sorry I didn't post last night. Great recipes. I can't wait to try the baked potato chips and wedding soup is my DD's favortite.
The garlic powder couldn't have come at a better time, we just ran out, and we use garlic on everything!YUM!!!!!!!!
Did you make the beautiful hand towel? I love it. And of course no one can have too many Yankee Candles. Thanks so much.

Now I better get in gear and mail mine. It's all together but it hasn't made it to the Post Office. That is next on my list. :thumbsup2

Meriweather
10-11-2006, 08:24 PM
I'll check in your package, Lindsay.

Any other mailings today?? We are getting short on time :eek:
Still 6 to verify mailing.

briannesmom
10-11-2006, 08:51 PM
I'm really starting to doubt the whole Priority Mail 2-3 day thing. Even with the holiday on Monday I thought my packages would have been delivered yesterday or today. Delivery confirmation still shows nothing :confused3

Meriweather
10-11-2006, 09:28 PM
it seems to be doing that a lot, Amy :(
Can't imagine what it is going to be like when the holidays are closer :eek:

Tamarap
10-12-2006, 12:12 AM
I'm getting a little worried about my recipient. I hope she reports in!!


Yes, mom my found her package on her doorstep last nihgt when she got home. She was so excited she brought it over this afternoon to show me :cheer2: She received a stack of recipes including:

Baked Spaghetti
Easy Meatloaf
Crockpot Italian-Style Chicken with Spaghetti
Cookie Dough Brownies
Congo Bars
Chocolate Rum Balls
Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies
Peppermint Pattie Brownies
and many, many more.

She also recieved an assortment of spices which I can't rmember right now.

She was absolutely thrilled with her package. So a big, hearty thank you to you from her. She is so cute about these exchanges. This is only her second one, but she is like a kid when she receives her package!!! I missed signing her up for one recently and she was not happy with me. Yikes!!!!

LindsayDunn228
10-12-2006, 05:52 AM
Tamarap, you are so welcome!! I didn't know it was for your mother. If I had known that it was for someone else I wouldn't have been so panicked about you reporting in :) The spices were cinnamon, cinnamon sugar (LOOOOOOOVE this stuff!!!), and nutmeg.

So glad she enjoyed it!! :)

mickeyfan2
10-12-2006, 06:23 AM
I also got something that looks really neat but I'm not sure what it is. It's really cute. Did you make it? What do I do with it?
I wondered the same thing....Now I know.

Did you make the beautiful hand towel? I love it. And of course no one can have too many Yankee Candles. Thanks so much.
Yes I made both of them. Glad that you liked everything.

Meriweather
10-12-2006, 09:12 AM
Hope we hear of those last mailings today.

Please check in ::yes::
We also should start hearing of a lot more arrivals....all those mailed the 10 should start arriving.

Meriweather
10-12-2006, 09:47 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Cranberry Salad

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 10 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Salads

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cups cranberries -- ground
1 cup sugar
10 ounces miniature marshmallows
quart Cool Whip -- thawed
small can crushed pineapple -- drained

Mix cranberries and sugar. Let stand 2 hours.
Mix marshmallows and Cool Whip. Let stand 2 hours.
Mix cranberries and marshmallow mixtures together with pineapple. Set overnight.

kimbac3
10-12-2006, 11:54 AM
I got a package today from Jean (KT27's mom).

Recipes:
Date and Nut Balls
Mexican Wedding Cakes/Russian Tea Cakes
Cranberry Coffee Cake
Fantasy Fudge
Pumpkin Bread
Hello Dollies/Magic Cookie Bars
Snickerdoodles

Goodies recieved:
A silicone baking mat - how did you know I needed another one?!?!
An adorable gingerbread man plate - I plan to hang this on my wall
A ring of cookie cutters - this is too cool!!! It's like a jailers key ring filled with Christmas cookie cutters!!!

I love everything!! Tell your mom "Thank you" for me!!!

Kimba

lewdyan1
10-12-2006, 12:29 PM
I mailed my package but I kind of forgot to include one important thing. :guilty: I forgot to put the recipes in the box. :blush:

To my dear recipient, I will be mailing you an envelop with the recipes as some of the goodies in the box are actually ingredients. :blush: Sorry in advance. :)

Meriweather
10-12-2006, 01:24 PM
:rotfl: Dyan ;)

:yay: for an arrival. I hope we hear more today.

AlexWyattMommy
10-12-2006, 03:23 PM
My box came today from pennst8r full of wonderful things and yummy recipes.

Things first-
Flexible cutting mat
Very cool snowman clear cube votive holder and candle
Snowman post-its
Shopping list with matching magnets
Ariel pen to write on everything with (now I can give back my son his PeterPan one)
Restaurant themed kitchen towel
Bat cookie cutter
Pumpkin cookie cutter
Assorted Halloween sprinkles - you know this means I have no excuse to not make the cookies now.
And a cute burlap sack full of candy

Yummy stuff next - on very festive recipe cards
Apple Spice Cake
Banana Bread
Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Sugared Nuts (ooo I can't wait to try this one)
Pizza Pinwheels (I can do this one)
Taco Dip
Coral Reef's Peanut Butter Playdough (will be posting this one)
Mandarin Chicken Salad
Cheesy Potatoes
Chicken & Rice Burritos
Gingersnaps

These all sound do-able for the lazy cook (is that a show?) here. The Apple Spice Cake looks the hardest but boy does it sound good. I got signed up to make cookies for the boys' Halloween parties. I was going to wimp out and buy them, but now I will try to do it for real.

Thanks so much for a great exchange :sunny:

PS-now I know why you booed me. I didn't know I knew you :rotfl:

AlexWyattMommy
10-12-2006, 03:26 PM
Recipe from pennst8r's kitchen

1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

1-Mix PB, syrup and vanilla (mixer works best)
2-Gradually add powdered sugar
3-Store covered at room temperature

Us an ice cream scoop to serve (stir again if needed).
Decorate with cookies, candies, pretzels.

Meriweather
10-12-2006, 03:44 PM
:yay:

sounds great!!

Anyone else receive? Or send out?

pennst8r
10-12-2006, 04:26 PM
PS-now I know why you booed me. I didn't know I knew you :rotfl:

:rotfl2: I didn't even think about the fact that you wouldn't know why!
Glad you got it....it would have bene easier if these stores around here would get some Xmas stuff in!

The spice cake is yummy....not really "spiced"--really moist. I got it from Martha Stewart. Not hard at all.

PS
I saw someone post about icing with dry Jello on their sugar cookies before baking them. Even easier!

briannesmom
10-12-2006, 04:31 PM
I received my exchange today from DisneyCP2002 - Dania. All I can say is WOW! Thank you so much! I received a binder full of more than 80 recipes (I counted 84 but I think I might have missed a couple)
A few of which include:
Cheeseburger Impossible Pie
Magic Cookie Bars
Sausage Balls
Ritz Parmesan Chicken - I love this one. A family I babysat for growing up used to make this and I loved it but never had the recipe.
Fudge recipes
A bunch of Disney recipes from Cape May, Boma, Disney Inn, Land Grille, And Boardwalk Bakery.
Hot Fudge Cake
Funny Monster Haloween Cookies (might try these tonight)
It is really a great collection of recipes!

A cute snowman apron
Dish towel, oven mit and potholder set with a snowman family on it
Dishtowel with a sugar cookie recipe on it and snowman cookie cutter attached
Bag of Candy Corn
2007/2008 Planner

Thanks again for the wonderful package. It is snowing out right now so I think I might heat up the kitchen and bake something :cake:

Amy

ADisneygirl
10-12-2006, 04:59 PM
My DC tells me that my package arrived this morning!


Status: Arrival at Unit

Your item arrived at 8:05 am on October 12, 2006 in TULSA, OK 74133

Ready to go in Ok
10-12-2006, 05:15 PM
My DC tells me that my package arrived this morning!


Status: Arrival at Unit

Your item arrived at 8:05 am on October 12, 2006 in TULSA, OK 74133
You beat me to it! A girl's gotta work you know! :teeth: Well this one does anyway. :rolleyes:

I did get my package today. I have been salivating over the recipes. Would you believe that I have never eaten a cannoli? Now I can make em and try em!

Thank you so much for the recipes in the cute cute folder, and all the goodies. I have a monster cold so forgive me if I miss something. I got:

Spatula
cooling racks
strainers
magnetic notepad
Rubber spatula
Electric timer

Thanks!

KT27
10-12-2006, 07:17 PM
I got a package today from Jean (KT27's mom).

Recipes:
Date and Nut Balls
Mexican Wedding Cakes/Russian Tea Cakes
Cranberry Coffee Cake
Fantasy Fudge
Pumpkin Bread
Hello Dollies/Magic Cookie Bars
Snickerdoodles

Goodies recieved:
A silicone baking mat - how did you know I needed another one?!?!
An adorable gingerbread man plate - I plan to hang this on my wall
A ring of cookie cutters - this is too cool!!! It's like a jailers key ring filled with Christmas cookie cutters!!!

I love everything!! Tell your mom "Thank you" for me!!!

Kimba

She is happy you loved everything. This was her 1st exchange and she was so worried she was going to mess it up (how I don't know?) Now you girls have her hooked she is already talking of signing up for more!

Thanks!
~Katie

Meriweather
10-12-2006, 07:52 PM
It is snowing out right now so I think I might heat up the kitchen and bake something :cake:

Amy

:eek: You're kidding!! I'm so not ready for winter. But we have been having great weather....not even any rain :rotfl:

Katie, yours won't be the first mother we have hooked ;) Hope we do see her in more.

Glad to hear of some arrivals. They are sounding GREAT!!

I also received one of mine today :teeth:
From scoutsmom99 (Lisa).
Great recipes. Can't wait to try them:
White chocolate chunk macadamia cookies
Fruit Slushies
Potato Wraps
Wild Rice Soup
Wild Rice Broccoli Bake
mashed Potatoes with Sage and white Cheddar
Twice Baked Potatoes
Cashew Casserole
Lazy Morning Brunch
French Breakfast Muffins
Pistachio Cake
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Tuxedo Brownie Hug Cookies
Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies
Christmas Wreaths
WDW Main St. Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Disneyland Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

And:
sprinkles in red, blue and snowflakes in plastic containers tied with gingerbread man ribbon
2 nonstick cooking mats....I LOVE these (all cookie bakers should have them ::yes:: )
cookie cutters: mitten, pointsettia, and cute snowman
Magnetic notepad with gingerbread men
stuffed snowman
2 snowman soaps
2 Disney Kleenex packs (going on the trip with me)
Mickey Mouse magnetic clip that lights up when a note is inserted
chapstick
Lindt milk chocolate truffles >>>YUM!!

Thank you so much for the wonderful package!! :)

ADisneygirl
10-12-2006, 08:08 PM
You beat me to it! A girl's gotta work you know! :teeth: Well this one does anyway. :rolleyes:

I did get my package today. I have been salivating over the recipes. Would you believe that I have never eaten a cannoli? Now I can make em and try em!

Thank you so much for the recipes in the cute cute folder, and all the goodies. I have a monster cold so forgive me if I miss something. I got:

Spatula
cooling racks
strainers
magnetic notepad
Rubber spatula
Electric timer

Thanks!

So glad you liked my recipes. I could easily live on cannoli and cheesecake! I hope your cold goes away soon.

Meriweather
10-12-2006, 09:04 PM
So glad you liked my recipes. I could easily live on cannoli and cheesecake!

::yes:: Throw in some chocolate and I am with you ;)

I guess I need to send out more PMs :( Still several people that have not verified mailing.

I am leaving town in the morning for the weekend.
I will check in the morning before I go, but I sure hope they are all out by the time I get back.....and we have more arrivals ::yes::

briannesmom
10-12-2006, 10:08 PM
Well, we baked. I didn't have everything to make the cookies so we made cupcakes. They taste good but they kind of sunk in so they look kind of funky.
I checked the delivery confirmation on my packages and it shows one was delivered today, the other one is still MIA. Hopefully tomorrow.

Amy

Mad4Mickey
10-12-2006, 10:13 PM
have a good tiem Nancy :sunny:

Meriweather
10-12-2006, 10:21 PM
Thanks Mishell....just going to visit DD for the weekend ;)

Sunken cupcakes are better than no cupcakes, which is what I have :rotfl:

powellrj
10-12-2006, 10:52 PM
My package came today from thewishfish! Thanks Amanda!!


My recipes are for:

Coffee Crunch Bars
Cinnamon Crunch Cobblestone Muffins
Bow Tie Cookies
Baked Clams Oreganato
Funnel Cake
Irish Whiskey Soda Bread
Mema Beans
Punch
Rolled Chicken Cutlets
Spice Island Butterscotch Bars
Tuxedo Brownie Cups

My extras included;

Fall napkins
Fall Harvest Putpourri
Morton Salt
Measuring set
baking powder
Fall kitchen towel
2 wooden spoons
soap holder
tea
2 wooden spoons
2 YK votives autumn wreath, moms apple pie
and a YK Jack Frost tart

Thank you so much for the package! The recipes were typed and bound so nicely! There were even clip-art pictures added to them!!!

Thanks again!!

powellrj
10-13-2006, 07:06 AM
I had a request for Amandas Coffee Crunch Bar recipe that she sent, so I will post it for everyone! Thanks Amanda!!

Coffee Crunch Bars

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons instant coffee
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 6oz package mini chocolate chips

Pre heat oven at 350

Blend all ingredients well, except for walnuts and chocolate chips. Once its well mixed, add walnuts and chocolate chips. Pat in a 15 1/2 x 10 x 1 jelly roll pan. Bake until slightly brown on top

Meriweather
10-13-2006, 09:58 AM
Okay....I am headed out in a few minutes.
I will update Monday morning when I return.....hopefully to a lot of arrivals and the rest being mailed out.
We will deal with any that haven't been mailed then ::yes::

* Exported from MasterCook *

Sparkling Butter Toffee Cookies

Recipe By :Land O' Lakes
Serving Size : 60 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter -- softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup English toffee bits
Sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy (1-2 minutes).
Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Reduce speed to low. Beat until well mixed (1-2 minutes).
Stir in toffee bits by hand.
Shape dough into 1" balls. Roll in sugar.
Place balls 2" apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with bottom of glass to 1 1/2" circle.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. (Do not overbake.)
Sprinkle with sugar while warm. Cool completely.

thewishfire
10-13-2006, 09:59 AM
My package came today from thewishfish! Thanks Amanda!!


My recipes are for:

Coffee Crunch Bars
Cinnamon Crunch Cobblestone Muffins
Bow Tie Cookies
Baked Clams Oreganato
Funnel Cake
Irish Whiskey Soda Bread
Mema Beans
Punch
Rolled Chicken Cutlets
Spice Island Butterscotch Bars
Tuxedo Brownie Cups

My extras included;

Fall napkins
Fall Harvest Putpourri
Morton Salt
Measuring set
baking powder
Fall kitchen towel
2 wooden spoons
soap holder
tea
2 wooden spoons
2 YK votives autumn wreath, moms apple pie
and a YK Jack Frost tart

Thank you so much for the package! The recipes were typed and bound so nicely! There were even clip-art pictures added to them!!!

Thanks again!!

Your welcome! Glad it got to you and that you like it. Enjoy!

thewishfire
10-13-2006, 10:01 AM
I had a request for Amandas Coffee Crunch Bar recipe that she sent, so I will post it for everyone! Thanks Amanda!!

Coffee Crunch Bars

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons instant coffee
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 6oz package mini chocolate chips

Pre heat oven at 350

Blend all ingredients well, except for walnuts and chocolate chips. Once its well mixed, add walnuts and chocolate chips. Pat in a 15 1/2 x 10 x 1 jelly roll pan. Bake until slightly brown on top

We make these every Christmas (along with the bow ties) and they're everyones favorite! My grandma actually has to bake extra because everyone sneaks and eats them all. :lmao:

LindsayDunn228
10-13-2006, 12:27 PM
I just got my package from msdznyduck :) You are too sweet :)

I received:
A snowman/candy cane dish towel
A harvesty potholder and dish towel
Cinnmon stick and a cool mini-grater
Some Yankee tarts (got a few scents I don't have, woo hoo!!)
The Joy of Cookies

And here are some recipes (I got a bunch!)
Brandied cherries
World's easiest peanut butter fudge
Really easy truffles
Fudge wreath
Pretzel wreaths
7-layer Tex-Mex dip

And a bunch more! Thanks so much!! :)

kimbac3
10-13-2006, 12:58 PM
from Twigs

I got:
Recipes printed on cards tied with a ribbon!
Cauliflower fritters
Deviled Ham Dip
Caesar Salad
Broccoli Salad
Feta and Spinach Salad with Butterfly Pasta
Pioneer Macaroni and Cheese
Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed Chicken Rolls
Sherry Wine Cake
Cheesecake
Italian Cake

Goodies:
2 bamboo trivets - I love these!! I ALWAYS need more trivets..somehow mine always end up as flying discs :rolleyes1
mini noah's ark cookie cutters set: too cute!!
mini crinkle cookie cutters set: I've never seen these before, cute!!
mini harvest cookie cutters set: Yah!! I had lost mine. I can make my Thanksgiving cookies!!
Ceramic deep dish butter holderr..LOL! I don't know how to describe it! It's oven and microwave safe and has harvest designs on it: I already have multiple uses in mind for this!
2 pot holders with blueberry pies on them: I currently have 2 potholders..that's it!! So these will come in handy!!
the cutest Mickey Mouse Mug:I love this!! My DS said "Mom your face just lit up when you saw that!" So that should tell you how I feel!!!

Thank you so much Joyce!! I love everything!!!
Kimba

mickeyfan2
10-13-2006, 01:55 PM
I got a great exchange from Amy (bianneesmom):

My recipes in a wonderfully bound book:
Bourbon Chicken
Crock-pot Chicken Caccitore
Beef Diablo Crock-pot
Crock-pot Stuffing
Fall Salad with Cranberry Viagrette
Tropical Cheese Ball
Reuben Dip
Beer Cheese Dip (ya think DH will love this one?)
Bubbly Cheese Bits
Cranberry Nut Bread
Christmas Morning Rolls
Chocolate Cream Truffles
Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate

They all sound yummy.

I also got:
Morley chocolate bar
Thanksgiving towel with cookie cutter
Santa towel with cookie cutter
Star shaped funs shape pans (I have been wanting to try some of these for a while.)
Silicon Santa pot holder
And it all came in a beautifully made Halloween bag with my name on it.

Thank you so much for a great package.

AlexWyattMommy
10-13-2006, 04:21 PM
from Twigs

I got:
Recipes printed on cards tied with a ribbon!
Feta and Spinach Salad with Butterfly Pasta

Kimba
Is this a hot or cold recipe? Would you pretty please post it?
Thanks.

kimbac3
10-13-2006, 06:21 PM
Originally Posted by kimbac3
from Twigs

I got:
Recipes printed on cards tied with a ribbon!
Feta and Spinach Salad with Butterfly Pasta

Kimba

Is this a hot or cold recipe? Would you pretty please post it?
Thanks.

It appears to be a cold recipe.

Feta and Spinach Salad with Butterfly Pasta
2 lb spinach,stems removed and torn in pieces
1/2 cup olive oil
butterfly pasta-1lb cooked and cooled (or any shape)
2T. lemon Juice
2T, wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
2T toasted pine nuts
2 cucumbers peeled and sliced
2/3c feta cheese crumbled
4 scallions, finely chopped
Put spinach in a very large bowl. In a jar combine oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, cinnamon, mustard and pepper. Shake well, pour half over the spinach leaves and toss well. Sprinkle on pine nuts and pasta. Arrange in circles or layers the cucumber slices, then layer on the feta cheese. Sprinkle on the scallions and pour on the rest of the dressing.

Twigs
10-13-2006, 07:40 PM
Your very welcome Kimba! I'm glad everything got to you OK, I was a little worried about the mug and the baking dish thing. Yes the feta pasta salad is a cold dish and I forgot to mention on that, I usually double the ingredients for the dressing, but that is up to you. The broccoli salad is also a cold dish.

msdznyduck
10-13-2006, 10:00 PM
LindsayDunn228...glad you enjoyed receiving the "stuff". :thumbsup2

Like I said, the "Christmas treats" recipes were 'borrowed' from a thread last year, and I have made them all and get raves. :banana:


To KT27.....Thanks for the recipes:
Date and Nut balls
Cranberry coffee cake
Mexican Wedding Cakes/Russian Tea cakes....one of my faves
Fantasy Fudge
hello Dollies/magic cooke bars
Pumpkin Bread.....always looking for a quick and easy bread
Snickerdoodles.

And thank you for the Silicone baking mat. I have been meaning to pick one up, but just haven't gotten around to it. This will be great trying this out when I make my cookies this year :cool1:
And a really cute snowman plate......how did you know I collect snowmen?? :confused3

And a bunch of cookie cutters on a ring......keeps them all in one place. I must look at doing that for some of my others.

Thanks again

LindsayDunn228
10-14-2006, 06:28 AM
Speaking of silicone baking mats, where can I find these? I see them used on Food Network all the time and I want one!

dizcrazy
10-14-2006, 08:06 AM
I recieved my package yesterday, when I got home from a business trip!

My package was from Barbara, mrsheppq, from Sun Vallay, NV, a place I always wanted to visit.

Recipes that I cannot wait to try, printed on gorgeous Christmas paper : :Pinkbounc
Pumpkin pie cake
Slow cooked beef burgandy
Cranberry holiday mold
Sausage-stuffed mushrooms
Champagne-roasted turkey
Choc chip cheese ball
Holiday hot chocolate
Hot caramel apple cider
Strawberry cheesecake french toast (BREAKFAST TOMORROW)
Chile rellens casserole

And also received silicone pot holders, Christmas dish towels, a Christmas table runner and a Christmas jigsaw puzzle! What fun!!! THANK YOU!!!

kimbac3
10-14-2006, 09:08 AM
Speaking of silicone baking mats, where can I find these? I see them used on Food Network all the time and I want one!

Bed bath and Beyond, Target, Walmart.. I've seen them all over as of late. The "original" SilPat Mat is the most expensive but the standard silicone mats work just a well for baking. If you were doing sticky candy work I'd suggest the original SilPat.
Hope that helps!!
Kimba

escape
10-14-2006, 09:32 AM
According to the USPS, they tried to deliver my package on Thursday, Oct. 12. A notice was left and the package hasn't been picked up yet.

Twigs
10-14-2006, 05:13 PM
Got my package today! :goodvibes
I want to thank whoever sent it to me, but there was no name or Dis name with it. So please let me know who you are!

I got a community cookbook - I love these and have gotten some really great recipes from these type of books.

For goodies I got:
A cinnamon apple candle - smells soo yummy
pumpking hand towel - very cute
cooke tray bags - can't wait to use these
mini loaf tins - always handy to have
bag of cinnamon apple potpourri - smells great
2 pkgs of ramon soup - DS loves these
a deluxe pie kit which contained a sm. book of recipes, a ceramic "chicken" pie vent, and a star and leaf shaped crust cutters. - I always wanted to get a pie vent
and a very cute set of cheese or dip spreaders with people dressed for the beach as the handle.

So thank you soooo much!!

mickeyfan2
10-14-2006, 08:20 PM
I got a great package from north of the border. I is from Julie (justjulie).

The recipes I got are:
Stuffe Mushroom Caps
Stay-A-Bed Stew
Green Bean Casserole
Greek Potatoes
Banana Bread
Sausage Stew (This caught DH's eye)
Parmesan Bruschetta Chicken
Lemon Squares
Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast Cake
Ginger Cookies
Caramel Apple Dip (DH noticed this one too)

They all sound wonderful.


I also got
Whitby Ontrario postcard with Souvenir of Canada lapel pin
Fall baking cups
Oreo bag clip
Yellow yankee candle
Blue yankee candle
2 blue/brown/white dish towels
Cake mate 5 different vials of sprinkles
Easy open pop 'n pull can opener.
Silicon Spatula
Silicon basting brush
Star cookie cutter
Heart cookie cutter

Everything is wondeful. Thank you for a great package.

lewdyan1
10-14-2006, 08:40 PM
Got my package today! :goodvibes
I want to thank whoever sent it to me, but there was no name or Dis name with it. So please let me know who you are!

I got a community cookbook - I love these and have gotten some really great recipes from these type of books.

For goodies I got:
A cinnamon apple candle - smells soo yummy
pumpking hand towel - very cute
cooke tray bags - can't wait to use these
mini loaf tins - always handy to have
bag of cinnamon apple potpourri - smells great
2 pkgs of ramon soup - DS loves these
a deluxe pie kit which contained a sm. book of recipes, a ceramic "chicken" pie vent, and a star and leaf shaped crust cutters. - I always wanted to get a pie vent
and a very cute set of cheese or dip spreaders with people dressed for the beach as the handle.

So thank you soooo much!!
Joyce, that would be me. I forgot to include the note and the recipes! :blush: The noodles go with one of the recipes I am sending you in the mail, so don't let your son eat them! :teeth: And the Mini loaf tins are needed for another of the recipes I am sending. I am so sorry your are getting it in pieces! :blush: I am just glad the box got there! :) I also love the church cookbook. I love that all of the recipes are tried and true! :thumbsup2

Mad4Mickey
10-14-2006, 09:16 PM
I am worried about my package not getting there yet . At least I dont see my exchang ebuddy posting about it yet . I told my Dh to send it 2 day but I dont know that he did . When he gets back in the morning from the Station I will ask for the trackign number for DC .

mrsheppo
10-14-2006, 09:36 PM
I recieved my package yesterday, when I got home from a business trip!

My package was from Barbara, mrsheppq, from Sun Vallay, NV, a place I always wanted to visit.

Recipes that I cannot wait to try, printed on gorgeous Christmas paper : :Pinkbounc
Pumpkin pie cake
Slow cooked beef burgandy
Cranberry holiday mold
Sausage-stuffed mushrooms
Champagne-roasted turkey
Choc chip cheese ball
Holiday hot chocolate
Hot caramel apple cider
Strawberry cheesecake french toast (BREAKFAST TOMORROW)
Chile rellens casserole

And also received silicone pot holders, Christmas dish towels, a Christmas table runner and a Christmas jigsaw puzzle! What fun!!! THANK YOU!!!

I'm glad you liked everything. Enjoy!!

Twigs
10-14-2006, 09:51 PM
Joyce, that would be me. I forgot to include the note and the recipes! :blush: The noodles go with one of the recipes I am sending you in the mail, so don't let your son eat them! :teeth: And the Mini loaf tins are needed for another of the recipes I am sending. I am so sorry your are getting it in pieces! :blush: I am just glad the box got there! :) I also love the church cookbook. I love that all of the recipes are tried and true! :thumbsup2


Oooooh, installments! What fun! I'll hide the ramon from my son!!!


Thankyou for everything and I did forget to mention the ceramic snowman basket, I love things like that!!

sjh801
10-15-2006, 08:39 AM
Mine and my sisters finally got to the post office Saturday morning. Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. 20 minutes waiting in line. :rolleyes1 Sorry. :guilty:

Work certainly gets in the way of fun!!! :confused3

dizcrazy
10-15-2006, 12:58 PM
Another amazing package received! Thank you!

Cinnamon Crunch Cobblestone Muffins :Pinkbounc
Tuxedo Brownie Cups
Bow Tie Cookies
Baked Clams Oreganato
Coffee Crunch Bars
Funnel Cake
Irish Whiskey Soda Bread
Mema Beans
Punch (and she even included some cherries in the package for the punch!)
Rolled Chicken Cutlets w/ Mushroom & White wine sauce
Spice Island Butterscotch Bars


Also received some baking items and some fall items:
Fall napkins, potpourri, kitchen towels, candles
Morton Salt a can of baking powder, tea
Measuring set and wooden spoons

THANK YOU!

Meriweather
10-15-2006, 08:16 PM
:wave: I'm back ....and I think I have caught up :)

Mad4Mickey......earthquake, so that might have slowed delivery down some. I am not all caught up on the news yet, so not sure.

I have one that hasn't been mailed yet......I will try to get in touch, but tomorrow is the last day. Then an elf will be used.

mrsheppo....did you get your package?? ;)

Meriweather
10-15-2006, 08:21 PM
Sounds like lots of great packages have been arriving......wonderful recipes and goodies too ::yes::

Still waiting are (let me know if your name should be on this list or if you received and I missed it ):

janskin (mailed 10-5....out of town)
thewishfire (mailed 10-14)
Glynnis (mailed 10-11)
thewishfire's DM, Connie (mailed 10-14)
meriweather (mailed 10-14)
mrsheppo (notice left 10-12)
justjulie (mailed 10-10)
KT27 (mailed 10-10)
KT27's DM, Jean (mailed 10-10)

Did I miss anyone?

mommytotwo
10-15-2006, 10:41 PM
:cool1: I had recieved my exchange. And it had cheered me up after having to deal with a day waking up with an earthquake....
I had gotten my exchange from-
Mad4Mickey-Mishell.

She had included the following recipes-
*Vinaigrette dressing
*Firehouse taco soup
*Parmesan pork tenderloin
*Buttery baked veggise
*Roasted red potatoes
*Corn bake
*Mishell's really yummy firehouse brownies
*Bon bons 'ala nay nay
*Mishells pumpkin bars
*Yummy chocolate cake
*Cream cheese cookies
*P.B.& J cookies
*Festive chocolate chippers
*Peanut butter cookies

And my goodies included were-
*Disney stickers
*Mickey Mouse cookie cutter
*Set of 2 turkey cookie cutters
*Set of 2 acorn cookie cutters
*Measuring cup and spoon set
*Yankee Candle hot buttered rum tart
*Yankee Candle spiced apple tart
*Set of 3 Christmas kitchen towels
*Mickey Mouse kitchen towel
*2 Fall kitchen towels


Thank you very much for a great exchange Mishell. :cheer2:

scoutsmom99
10-15-2006, 11:28 PM
:eek: You're kidding!! I'm so not ready for winter. But we have been having great weather....not even any rain :rotfl:

Katie, yours won't be the first mother we have hooked ;) Hope we do see her in more.

Glad to hear of some arrivals. They are sounding GREAT!!

I also received one of mine today :teeth:
From scoutsmom99 (Lisa).
Great recipes. Can't wait to try them:
White chocolate chunk macadamia cookies
Fruit Slushies
Potato Wraps
Wild Rice Soup
Wild Rice Broccoli Bake
mashed Potatoes with Sage and white Cheddar
Twice Baked Potatoes
Cashew Casserole
Lazy Morning Brunch
French Breakfast Muffins
Pistachio Cake
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Tuxedo Brownie Hug Cookies
Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies
Christmas Wreaths
WDW Main St. Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Disneyland Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

And:
sprinkles in red, blue and snowflakes in plastic containers tied with gingerbread man ribbon
2 nonstick cooking mats....I LOVE these (all cookie bakers should have them ::yes:: )
cookie cutters: mitten, pointsettia, and cute snowman
Magnetic notepad with gingerbread men
stuffed snowman
2 snowman soaps
2 Disney Kleenex packs (going on the trip with me)
Mickey Mouse magnetic clip that lights up when a note is inserted
chapstick
Lindt milk chocolate truffles >>>YUM!!

Thank you so much for the wonderful package!! :)

Nancy I'm so glad that the package arrived safe and sound to you and that you enjoyed everything :goodvibes

DisneyCP2002
10-16-2006, 01:31 AM
I received my exchange today from DisneyCP2002 - Dania. All I can say is WOW! Thank you so much! I received a binder full of more than 80 recipes (I counted 84 but I think I might have missed a couple)
A few of which include:
Cheeseburger Impossible Pie
Magic Cookie Bars
Sausage Balls
Ritz Parmesan Chicken - I love this one. A family I babysat for growing up used to make this and I loved it but never had the recipe.
Fudge recipes
A bunch of Disney recipes from Cape May, Boma, Disney Inn, Land Grille, And Boardwalk Bakery.
Hot Fudge Cake
Funny Monster Haloween Cookies (might try these tonight)
It is really a great collection of recipes!

A cute snowman apron
Dish towel, oven mit and potholder set with a snowman family on it
Dishtowel with a sugar cookie recipe on it and snowman cookie cutter attached
Bag of Candy Corn
2007/2008 Planner

Thanks again for the wonderful package. It is snowing out right now so I think I might heat up the kitchen and bake something :cake:

Amy
Somehow I missed the post that this arrived. I am so glad you enjoyed it all. I had fun putting the binder together. The cheeseburger impossible pie is a family favorite.

Meriweather
10-16-2006, 09:29 AM
All packages have been reported as having been sent!! :woohoo:
So hopefully all will arrive by the end of the week ::yes::

Meriweather
10-16-2006, 09:32 AM
Still waiting are (let me know if your name should be on this list or if you received and I missed it ):

janskin (DC says delivered 10-12)
thewishfire (mailed 10-14)
Glynnis (mailed 10-11)
mrsheppo (notice left 10-12)

Did I miss anyone?

Meriweather
10-16-2006, 09:37 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 30 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup pumpkin -- cooked or canned
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 1/2 cups flour -- sifted
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1 cup walnuts -- coarsely chopped

Cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in pumpkin, vanilla, lemon peel and juice. Resift flour with baking powder, salt and spices. Blend into butter mixture. Stir in walnuts.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets 2" apart.
Bake 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes.


NOTES : To decorate: Spread with a vanilla butter cream frosting and make a "face" with walnut pieces and candy corn.

Meriweather
10-16-2006, 03:50 PM
Any arrivals today??

mrsheppo
10-16-2006, 07:02 PM
Still waiting are (let me know if your name should be on this list or if you received and I missed it ):

janskin (mailed 10-5......out of town)
thewishfire (mailed 10-14)
Glynnis (mailed 10-11)
thewishfire's DM, Connie (mailed 10-14)
meriweather (mailed 10-14)
mrsheppo (notice left 10-12)
justjulie (mailed 10-10)
KT27 (mailed 10-10)
KT27's DM, Jean (mailed 10-10)

Did I miss anyone?
I never received a notice from the post office. I guess I need to go and check there. Ever since I have had this new letter carrier, service has been so-so.

KT27
10-16-2006, 07:53 PM
Mom got hers from Sharon B. in CA.

She got Halloween Cookie Cutters, Turkey Cookie Cutters, Acorn Cookie Cutters, Christmas towle & pot holder set, cinnamon & Longaberger Snowmen Cookie Molds.

Recipes:

Broccoli Salad
Snickerdoodles
EZ Divinity Fudge
Quick Corn Bread Sticks (yummmy I want to try these!!!!!!)
Great Grandma's Holiday Ribbon Salad

YUMMY...She loved it all!

On a side note: Mine might be at the post office I was sick with a cold & unable to get out to the post office today. I will go tomm! Off to eat Mom's Baked Potato Soup!

~Katie

Meriweather
10-16-2006, 08:01 PM
Mom got hers from Sharon B. in CA.

On a side note: Mine might be at the post office I was sick with a cold & unable to get out to the post office today. I will go tomm! Off to eat Mom's Baked Potato Soup!

~Katie

that was from tamarap's DM :)

Hope you feel better, Katie. Yummmm....Baked Potato Soup.

Hope you find that package, mrsheppo ::yes::

We should be hearing of more arrivals ::yes:: very soon!!

justjulie
10-16-2006, 08:42 PM
Thanks to dizcrazy (Chris) for my package that arrived today!

Recipes included:

Cream Puff Cake
Famous Five Minute Fudge
Easy Berry Cobbler
Clone of Cinnabon
Caramel Popcorn
American Lasagna
Oatmeal Cookies

Also included was a Minnie shaped pen and a red silicone baking mitt - perfect for pulling those cookie pans from the oven.

Thanks Chris - we're on the same page - I LOVE to bake, I cook because I have to ...

Meriweather
10-16-2006, 10:24 PM
:yay: The list is getting shorter :)
Love all the silicone bakeware and mitts ::yes::

thewishfire
10-16-2006, 10:51 PM
My mom got hers today... but I'll have to post what she got in the morning. Just letting you knwo that it was received.

thewishfire
10-16-2006, 10:52 PM
Another amazing package received! Thank you!

Cinnamon Crunch Cobblestone Muffins :Pinkbounc
Tuxedo Brownie Cups
Bow Tie Cookies
Baked Clams Oreganato
Coffee Crunch Bars
Funnel Cake
Irish Whiskey Soda Bread
Mema Beans
Punch (and she even included some cherries in the package for the punch!)
Rolled Chicken Cutlets w/ Mushroom & White wine sauce
Spice Island Butterscotch Bars


Also received some baking items and some fall items:
Fall napkins, potpourri, kitchen towels, candles
Morton Salt a can of baking powder, tea
Measuring set and wooden spoons

THANK YOU!


Glad you got it! Enjoy!

Meriweather
10-17-2006, 09:07 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Acorn Squash Soup

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Soup

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
2 medium acorn squash
1 can chicken broth -- (15 ounces)
1 cups 2% milk
1 white onion -- diced
3 garlic cloves -- chopped
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg -- optional

Bake squashes at 325 degrees for 30 minutes or until soft.
Place on a counter to cool. When cool, scoop out the seeds and pulp, then spoon the cooked squash into a bowl. Set aside.
On medium heat, set a two-quart sauce pan and add olive oil. When olive oil is hot, add onion and garlic. Stir until both are thoroughly cooked, but not turning dark in color.
Empty the onion/garlic mixture into the bowl with the squash and add the ginger.
Empty the bowl into a food processor. Pulse the food processor until the contents are pureed.
Return the pureed ingredients to the sauce pan and add the chicken broth, milk and dry ingredients. Stir, then cover and cook at medium-low heat for 30 minutes.
Refrigerate overnight and reheat for serving the next day.

Meriweather
10-17-2006, 03:46 PM
Any news today??

Meriweather
10-17-2006, 08:07 PM
I got one!! :teeth:
A wonderful package full of great items....and loads of recipes from cvemom (Jan).

Over 30 recipes....inlcuding Cream Puff Cake, Stuffed French Toast, Frozen Pumpkin Dessert, Nutmeg Logs, Cranberry Bundt Cake

Also: Christmas Cookies magazine
Moose Cookbook (was this from Cassidy's school)?
Christmas mini cup liners
green and red sprinkles
large recipe cards
2 fall dish towels
mini grater
4 cookie cutters: Noel, PA, pineapple and beaver (or squirrel ;) )
memo pad
candle warmer
Christmas package deocrations
rolling pin ornament
Disney magic sparkle nightlight...so cute...where should I put it? ;)

Thank you so much, Jan (and Sandy too ;) )

who else received today??
Someone must have.

KT27
10-17-2006, 09:04 PM
I got mine today from Chris (dizcrazy).

In my package I recieved:

A beautiful note that cheered me up today (I have had an awful cold), She took the time to look at my Disney Wedding Photos & realized my favorite color is purple (I had a mad hatter wedding cake in a all different purples).

So she got a mini scraping spatula in PURPLE! I never find anything in purple! Plus I don't have this size. I love it!

A red silicon baking mit! I kept looking at these at Bed Bath & Beyond! My kitchen is done in stainless, red & black, this fits in perfectly. I was originally going to do purple but cannot find many items.

And for the recipes:

Famous Five Minute FUDGE (MMMMM yum!)
Cream Puff Cake
American Lasagna :stir:
Caramel Popcorn (a great care pkg item to send DH in Iraq!) popcorn::
Easy berry cobbler (MMM can't wait to try this, looks very easy!)
Clone of Cinnabon (OMG Cinnabon need I say more :banana: )
Oatmeal Cookies (another care pkg idea)


Thank you I loved everything & can't wait to try the recipes! I emailed DH & he is excited about some new cookies!

~Katie

Meriweather
10-17-2006, 09:11 PM
:yay: the list is getting shorter :)

Glynis
10-17-2006, 10:55 PM
I got mine today from Chris (dizcrazy).

In my package I recieved:

A beautiful note that cheered me up today (I have had an awful cold), She took the time to look at my Disney Wedding Photos & realized my favorite color is purple (I had a mad hatter wedding cake in a all different purples).

So she got a mini scraping spatula in PURPLE! I never find anything in purple! Plus I don't have this size. I love it!

A red silicon baking mit! I kept looking at these at Bed Bath & Beyond! My kitchen is done in stainless, red & black, this fits in perfectly. I was originally going to do purple but cannot find many items.

And for the recipes:

Famous Five Minute FUDGE (MMMMM yum!)
Cream Puff Cake
American Lasagna :stir:
Caramel Popcorn (a great care pkg item to send DH in Iraq!) popcorn::
Easy berry cobbler (MMM can't wait to try this, looks very easy!)
Clone of Cinnabon (OMG Cinnabon need I say more :banana: )
Oatmeal Cookies (another care pkg idea)


Thank you I loved everything & can't wait to try the recipes! I emailed DH & he is excited about some new cookies!

~Katie

Not to be too off topic, here, but would you please pass along my thanks to your DH. I am so appreciative of all the men and women in our armed forces, and I don't think they hear it often enough. Please know that my family prays daily for all those serving in Iraq. Your DH will be in our prayers continually!

And thank you, for your sacrifice in letting him serve!

KT27
10-17-2006, 11:19 PM
Not to be too off topic, here, but would you please pass along my thanks to your DH. I am so appreciative of all the men and women in our armed forces, and I don't think they hear it often enough. Please know that my family prays daily for all those serving in Iraq. Your DH will be in our prayers continually!

And thank you, for your sacrifice in letting him serve!

Thank you! I know he appreciates hearing a thanks as do I. It's the hardest thing I personally have ever had to go through...we got married in May, he deployed for a year in Aug. But it is getting easier, I do try to keep busy so I don't go crazy wondering if he is okay! I have recieved so many warm wishes & thanks from fellow dis'ers that I started printing them out & am putting them in a scrapbook to send to him at the holidays :). God Bless your Family. It really means alot to us.

~Katie :grouphug:

Meriweather
10-18-2006, 12:10 AM
Wow, Katie....that is a hard thing for anyone to go through, and to be a newlywed.
We do appreicate our servicemen and women and their families.
:grouphug:

Glynnis...nothing for you yet? I think I need to check with your sender tomorrow ::yes::

Meriweather
10-18-2006, 09:10 AM
These are sooo good!!

* Exported from MasterCook *

Damsel's Chocolate Covered Cherries

Recipe By :Damsel in dis Dress
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Candy

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
2 pounds powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup butter -- softened
12 ounces real chocolate chips
3 jars maraschino cherries -- with stems
1/3 bar paraffin wax
6 tablespoons cherry juice

Combine sugar, butter, cherry juice and lemon juice. Chill 1-2 hours.
Drain maraschino cherries and chill thoroughly.
Make balls of dough the size of a cherry; flatten and wrap around cherry, sealing edges.
Freeze 1/2 hour or more.
In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips together with wax.
Reduce heat and dip frozen, dough coated cherries.
Dry on waxed paper. Place into bonbon papers.
NOTE: Keep refrigerated until the day candy is to be eaten, or the chocolate gets dull, and the center begins to crystallize.

Glynis
10-18-2006, 10:40 AM
Wow, Katie....that is a hard thing for anyone to go through, and to be a newlywed.
We do appreicate our servicemen and women and their families.
:grouphug:

Glynnis...nothing for you yet? I think I need to check with your sender tomorrow ::yes::

Not yet. However, I'm not worried yet. We live in the boonies, and things sometimes take a while to get to us.

Glynis
10-18-2006, 01:39 PM
Guess what came in the mail today?????

I got a wonderful package from Tamarap!!! Thank you so very much!!!!!

I got as extras:

a beautiful hand towel
a box of fun shape pans for Halloween (I'll be using those to make Jello Jigglers, today)
a box of Raspberry jello
a box of lime jello
a set of acorn cookie cutters
a set of turkey cookie cutters
and 2 bags of Mickey Mouse chocolate mints!!!!!

The recipes I got are:

Vegetable medley - I think I'll try this one for Thanksgiving
Hot Artichoke Dip - Sounds good for our holiday party in December
Pumpkin Dip - Yummo!
O. Henry Bars - I'll definitely be trying this one soon!
Great Grandmas's Holiday Ribbon Salad - This one looks scrumptious!
24 Hour Salad - Sounds more like dessert than a salad!
Egg Puff - A good weekend brunch recipe!
Glazed Carrots - This one looks so good!

Thank you so very much! It's been like Christmas here! I really needed the pick me up!!!

Tamarap
10-18-2006, 01:54 PM
Guess what came in the mail today?????

I got a wonderful package from Tamarap!!! Thank you so very much!!!!!

I got as extras:

a beautiful hand towel
a box of fun shape pans for Halloween (I'll be using those to make Jello Jigglers, today)
a box of Raspberry jello
a box of lime jello
a set of acorn cookie cutters
a set of turkey cookie cutters
and 2 bags of Mickey Mouse chocolate mints!!!!!

The recipes I got are:

Vegetable medley - I think I'll try this one for Thanksgiving
Hot Artichoke Dip - Sounds good for our holiday party in December
Pumpkin Dip - Yummo!
O. Henry Bars - I'll definitely be trying this one soon!
Great Grandmas's Holiday Ribbon Salad - This one looks scrumptious!
24 Hour Salad - Sounds more like dessert than a salad!
Egg Puff - A good weekend brunch recipe!
Glazed Carrots - This one looks so good!

Thank you so very much! It's been like Christmas here! I really needed the pick me up!!!

You're welcome!!!! I hope you enjoy the recipes as much as we do!!!

Meriweather
10-18-2006, 03:43 PM
:yay: Glad it arrived.

Just need to hear from

mrsheppo (note left 10-12, she is trying to find the package because no note was really left :confused3

thewishfire (mailed 10-14)

that's it :)

thewishfire
10-18-2006, 03:49 PM
Sorry it took me so long to write what my mom received.. my computer might be fried!!

Anyway, here it is:

*2 kitchen towels
*sprinkles
*mini muffin papers
*4 cookie cutters
*recipe cards
*holiday ornament
*small spice grater
*'Christmas Cookies' magazine
*a TON of recipes, including: sundried tomato pesto (from Tony's.. can't wait to try this), Vonda's Moon Cake, Eclair Cake, Red Skin Potatoe Salad, Cream Puff Cake, Blueberry French Toast Casserole and much more!

Sorry if the descriptions are a little vague, I don't have the items with me and am just going by what my mom wrote down. I can say though that she liked it very much. So thank you!!

Meriweather
10-18-2006, 04:19 PM
Same package as I got :teeth:

Has yours shown up yet, Amanda? I hope it does really soon.

Meriweather
10-18-2006, 07:45 PM
Any luck tracking yours down, Barbara?

escape
10-18-2006, 08:04 PM
I think I'm just a jinx when it comes to these exchanges. :crazy: I've had such rotten luck with some of these but I do enjoy them. :blush:

Hopefully, Barbara will be able to retrieve the package with just the DC #.

Meriweather
10-18-2006, 08:10 PM
I hope she can find it.
They didn't leave her a note :(
It is probably sitting there waiting.

mrsheppo
10-18-2006, 09:21 PM
Yes it was sitting at the PO.

Thank you Susie (escape) for the wonderful package.

I received recipes for Potato Casserole, Coconut Rum Balls, Baked Potato Soup, Best Sugar Cookies and Hawaiian Nut Bread. They all look wonderful!!

I also received Autumn Sugar Sprinkles, Mickey Shortbread Scones, a can of condensed milk, silicone baking mats, a silicone jack-o-lantern mold, leaf party bags, a red metal Mickey ornament and a Mickey Halloween bat antenna topper. The antenna topper is great since someone stole the Halloween one I had on my car just last Sunday.

Again, thank you Susie for such a great exchange package. You are not a jinx.

Meriweather
10-18-2006, 09:30 PM
:yay:

That only leaves one.
Hopefully it will arrive VERY soon ::yes::

Meriweather
10-19-2006, 09:09 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Cranberry Chip Cookies

Recipe By :Best of Country Cookies
Serving Size : 108 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies Drop
Formed

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1/2 cup butter or margarine -- softened
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup vanilla chips
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped pecans

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the chips, cranberries and nuts.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2" apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Meriweather
10-19-2006, 06:53 PM
did we have an arrival today? :hyper:

Meriweather
10-19-2006, 09:13 PM
:confused3

janskin
10-19-2006, 09:59 PM
The last one was delivered today. Sorry for the delay in getting mine out. I am finally back home.

Meriweather
10-19-2006, 10:14 PM
It was delivered?? :yay: Then we just need Amanda to check in with us.

Hope you had a package waiting for you, Jan. We would love to hear about it. ::yes::

janskin
10-19-2006, 10:29 PM
I am so sorry, Yes I received my package from Amy "Briannesmom" and I loved all of it! The recipes look delicious and are on beautiful paper too!
She also sent some Reynolds fun shapes, foil cups shaped like stars and a heavenly candy bar.

My girls opened the package when I was out of town, please forgive me if I am forgeting something...but they unpacked for me.


Here is a recipe I will be trying soon

Chicken Breast Amaretto

1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup chopped onions
1/3 cup celery
4 cups Italian flavor stuffing mix
1 can water chestnuts
2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 can chicken broth
1/2 cup Amaretto
4 chicken breasts, boneless

Glaze
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup amaretto liquer

Mix all of the stuffing ingredients together and pour into a greased baking dish. Lay chicken breasts on top of mixture, heat oven at 350 degrees. Baste from time to time with glaze sauce.

Bake for one hour or until chicken breasts are tender.

Glaze sauce: COmbine and heat ingredients slowly in a small saucepan.

sjh801
10-19-2006, 11:01 PM
4 cookie cutters: Noel, PA, pineapple and beaver (or squirrel ;) )



:rotfl:
I knew that we should have told people what that is!!! Since it was a "holiday" recipe exchange, we had to include a groundhog cookie cutter, as in Groundhog Day's Punxsutawney Phil...a Pennsylvania icon! Use it to make graounhog cookies to celebrate on February 2...whether he sees his shadow or not! :rotfl:

Meriweather
10-20-2006, 09:06 AM
:rotfl:
I knew that we should have told people what that is!!! Since it was a "holiday" recipe exchange, we had to include a groundhog cookie cutter, as in Groundhog Day's Punxsutawney Phil...a Pennsylvania icon! Use it to make graounhog cookies to celebrate on February 2...whether he sees his shadow or not! :rotfl:

:rotfl: Okay....never would have quessed that one ;)

We just need Amanda to check in with what she received and we are done!!

Meriweather
10-20-2006, 09:17 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *

Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

Recipe By :Sunset
Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Desserts

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
20 ounces chocolate sandwich cookies
1/3 cup margarine -- melted
32 ounces cream cheese -- cut in chunks
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup whipping cream
6 large eggs
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons vanilla

In a food processor, whirl half of cookies, including filling, until they form fine crumbs. Mix in butter. Scoop crumbs into a 9" springform pan and press crumbs evenly over bottom of pan and about 1/2" up sides. Chill crust until firm, about 20 minutes.
In food processor, whirl or beat the cream cheese, sugar and whipping cream at med-speed until smooth. Add eggs, flour and vanilla. Whirl or beat again to blend.
Pour 1/2 of cream cheese mixture over chilled crust. Break remaining cookies in half and scatter over mixture, overlapping cookies, if necessary, to use all.
Pour remaining mixture over cookies. (If you whirl cream cheese mixture in a food processor, filling will be thin enough to allow cookies to float to top during baking. If prepared in electric mixer, filling will keep cookies in place.)
Bake cake 300 degrees F. for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Take cake from oven and let cool on a rack. Cover and chill until cold, at least 4 hours or overnight.
Before serving, run a knife between cake and pan sides. Remove rim. Cut cheesecake into slender wedges to serve.

mickeyfan2
10-20-2006, 09:33 AM
:rotfl:
I knew that we should have told people what that is!!! Since it was a "holiday" recipe exchange, we had to include a groundhog cookie cutter, as in Groundhog Day's Punxsutawney Phil...a Pennsylvania icon! Use it to make graounhog cookies to celebrate on February 2...whether he sees his shadow or not! :rotfl:
Where do I get a groundhog cookie cutter. We live on the other side of the state. DH would love this!!!!

thewishfire
10-20-2006, 09:50 AM
I just wanted to let everyone know that I did receive mine last night and will be posting it after I leave work. :thumbsup2

Meriweather
10-20-2006, 09:55 AM
With Amanda receiving.....this exchange is now complete!!

Thank you all. It was fun, as usual.

Regional cookbook will return around April.
And holiday Yankee starts in 2 weeks :hyper:

sjh801
10-21-2006, 05:22 PM
Where do I get a groundhog cookie cutter. We live on the other side of the state. DH would love this!!!!


Hmmmm! ;) Maybe I can check around.