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#61 Nov 8, 2013
I like to take those French bread loaves cut them in half longways and use instead of pizza Crust. Cover in sauce and top with favorite pizza toppings. Mmmm Fast easy way to make pizza for the kids. I hate the frozen kind. Yucky

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#62 Nov 8, 2013
Lylah wrote:
I like to take those French bread loaves cut them in half longways and use instead of pizza Crust. Cover in sauce and top with favorite pizza toppings. Mmmm Fast easy way to make pizza for the kids. I hate the frozen kind. Yucky
Sometimes I take soft taco/fajita shells add a little sauce, a slice of ham, a few pepperoni, a slice of provolone & a spoon of ricotta, heat in the oven for a few minutes, take it out fold it in half and give the kids "5-minute calzones". They love them.

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#63 Nov 8, 2013
I do the tortillas that way also.

We started making pull apart pizza using canned flaky biscuits for dough & pizza sauce & toppings & cheese.
I use cast iron pans,but anything will work.
Lay biscuits in a circle or square,pinch edges together,then pinch & roll edges,then I like to press entire "crust" with finger tips & use a fork to flatten & poke holes in it.
Let sit for 5 mins to rise again then cover with sauce,ingredients,cheese & bake.
It pulls apart ,Kids love it. I served it to daughters friends in individual cast iron skillets. Rick

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#64 Nov 9, 2013
Brandiiiiiiii wrote:
Easiest Best Banana Bread
Yellow cake mix
2 Eggs
3-4 overripe bananas
1/2-1 cup nuts
1)Smash bananas in large bowl
2)Add remaining ingredients & mix well
3)Batter will fill 2 small or 1 large loaf pan
4)Spray pans well
5)Bake 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes
:)
Good evening everyone,
I can't wait to try this Brandiii. It sounds delish!
Thanks to all who are giving such great hints and sharing your recipes.
I want to give you all a gift for being so nice.
This tiny script sits quietly on your desktop and interferes with nothing else on your PC.
It is a very simple minute timer.
I've used it every day for at least ten years on every PC I've had. It is great to keep track of things in the oven.
So easy to use and best of all absolutely free with no adware or any strings attached.
http://www.pc-tools.net/win32/mintimer/

See you next week, happy helpers. <3
:)

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#65 Nov 14, 2013
Good morning helpers,
Hope this finds everyone in good spirits.
It's that time of year when many start planning for Thanksgiving.
The economy has very much altered our household's traditional menu. Skimming the fat off the feast you might say.

Today's question:
Has the economy changed your Thanksgiving? If it has, please share what will be different.

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#66 Nov 14, 2013
The economy hasn't changed my Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Eggnog pie...Mmmmmm!

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#67 Nov 14, 2013
Mmm I just made these cheesecake cookies. Omg little tastes of heaven. And easy and not to expensive.

Cookie batter dry ingredients:
One sleeve of graham crackers crushed
1c flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
Mix together in bowl

Cookie batter wet ingredients
Stick of butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1 egg white
Cream this then add to dry ingredients
Use ur icecream scoop to make balls then use back of ice cream scoop to smash down n make an bowl shaped dent in center for the cheese cake filing to go in

Cheesecake filing.
1/4 c sugar
zest of half a lemon
1/2 of pkg of cream cheese
1 egg yolk
Cap of vanilla.
Mix well till creamy then spoon in center of cookies
Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes.
Yield 12 cookies

I doubled the recipe works just perfectly. I also put cherry pie filling on top. Omg good!!

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#68 Nov 14, 2013
Those cookies sure do sound good. I looooove cheesecake. Thanks for the recipe.

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#69 Nov 14, 2013
SUJ wrote:
Good morning helpers,
Hope this finds everyone in good spirits.
It's that time of year when many start planning for Thanksgiving.
The economy has very much altered our household's traditional menu. Skimming the fat off the feast you might say.
Today's question:
Has the economy changed your Thanksgiving? If it has, please share what will be different.
not so much....however I always go overboard with side dishes & desserts & say every year I wont do it again ...so much wasted...would prolly eat out if didn't need to invite sis over...we'll see...but my dressing is so darn GOOD lol...I am considering roasting 2 turkey breasts instead of whole turkey...

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#70 Nov 14, 2013
... ya know ole uncle sam would really put a big effort ta get us a hot turky dinner to us ... i had me some turkey dinners in some of the damndest places ...

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#71 Nov 14, 2013
SUJ wrote:
Good morning helpers,
Hope this finds everyone in good spirits.
It's that time of year when many start planning for Thanksgiving.
The economy has very much altered our household's traditional menu. Skimming the fat off the feast you might say.
Today's question:
Has the economy changed your Thanksgiving? If it has, please share what will be different.
Not so much,always been a make do kinda person anyway,more no one really left to share with,no fun putting the time effort into a perfect cheesecake if I can't show off a little:)
We have been invited to someones house this yr. one of my daughters mentors happens to be 82 ,BUT acts 60:) & cooks better than 2 Gma's :) I think we will go if nothing else so my daughter knows what it is like to help Gma in the kitchen .
Will be a hard crowd to impress lol especially being a guy in the kitchen:) Happy Thanks-Giving. Rick

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#72 Nov 15, 2013
Spirit67_ wrote:
The economy hasn't changed my Thanksgiving or Christmas!
Eggnog pie...Mmmmmm!
Hi all.
Now you can't drop a bomb like that, Spirit, and not leave us a recipe. Ha!
Oh Lylah,
those cheesecake cookies sound delish. I agree with Shady, and can't wait to make some. TY!
Ola,
thats what we are doing this year. The single turkey breast. I think Jennieo brand comes with real giblets inside and or a gravy packet.
Thank you for your post Rick.
It sounds like you and daughters have a cushy TG day planned. What's better than a grandma's house during holidays? Even a 'borrowed' grandma. Ha!
You all are delightful. Thank you very much for these great posts!
Now, lets get to work and nag Spirit for that eggnog pie recipe. Haha!
;)
My Grandma's Dressing
Small 8x8 pan yellow cornbread
4 slices each white, wheat and rye breads, toasted crispy.
Crumbled all the breads together.
1 small yellow onion diced
2 boiled eggs- diced (You might want to use just one. These were small yard eggs, compared to today's store bought)
2 stalks celery- de-stringed and diced
About a tablespoon each of:
Poultry seasoning
Parsley
Sage
Rosemary
Thyme
(Yes, just like the song ;)
A healthy shake to taste of salt and pepper.
She tossed all the ingredients, except the eggs, together and let them set covered over night to blend the flavors.
Next morning she added the eggs and her (shameful) secret ingredient~
a can of Campbell's cream of chicken soup diluted with just enough hot water to bind the dressing together.
Stuff the bird or bake it on the side for about 25-30 minutes.

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#73 Nov 15, 2013
first rule for cooking in my house is, open the telephone book and dial the number for the first take out place u see.

ur welcome.
lol
:)

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#74 Nov 15, 2013
PFfff wrote:
first rule for cooking in my house is, open the telephone book and dial the number for the first take out place u see.
ur welcome.
lol
:)
That was a laugh out loud post. Made the dog startle. Ha!
TY PFfff !

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#75 Nov 15, 2013
SUJ your dressing sounds very similar to mine which I inherited from my mama tho I adapted it a bit...however never was a recipe...I cook bigger pan of cornbread tho sometimes also use whatever bread is on hand...I boil onion & celery with chicken breasts...THEN crumble bread, cut up chicken, boiled eggs, green onions, pimento...can store in fridge at this point... THEN broth to make it slightly soupy, then raw eggs, sage, salt/pepper

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#76 Nov 15, 2013
we swap tons of recipes on FB...I LOVE trying new things but also fall back on the tried & true...

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#77 Nov 15, 2013
just_ola wrote:
SUJ your dressing sounds very similar to mine which I inherited from my mama tho I adapted it a bit...however never was a recipe...I cook bigger pan of cornbread tho sometimes also use whatever bread is on hand...I boil onion & celery with chicken breasts...THEN crumble bread, cut up chicken, boiled eggs, green onions, pimento...can store in fridge at this point... THEN broth to make it slightly soupy, then raw eggs, sage, salt/pepper
Yumm, it sounds like your dressing would complete the meal Ola. I've heard of some who cook and add the turkey neck meat to their dressing. The chicken sounds easier by hours! Thanks again!

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#78 Nov 15, 2013
SUJ wrote:
<quoted text>Yumm, it sounds like your dressing would complete the meal Ola. I've heard of some who cook and add the turkey neck meat to their dressing. The chicken sounds easier by hours! Thanks again!
Mama would go out into the chicken yard & go from there lol she'd gather the eggs & pick onions from garden or from pot if too cold out...most people use the whole (cut up) chicken cause they say dark meat gives it richer flavor but I cant stand dark meat...well maybe the occasional leg but I digress...again...I don't be makin no giblet gravy either like she did...some southerners even add rice & oysters...again not me...=)

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#79 Nov 16, 2013
SUJ wrote:
<quoted text> That was a laugh out loud post. Made the dog startle. Ha!
TY PFfff !
hee hee - I try to do just that. makes topix much more appealing when people laugh.
:)

sorry bout ur poor doggie. lol

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#80 Nov 16, 2013
SUJ wrote:
<quoted text>Yumm, it sounds like your dressing would complete the meal Ola. I've heard of some who cook and add the turkey neck meat to their dressing. The chicken sounds easier by hours! Thanks again!
... i'll take the liver and the gizzard ...

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