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djinnj
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djinnj
I was annoyed tonight, so I made candy. I've made these a few times and find them very snack-worthy. They are meant to suggest cockroaches in their texture, not actually look like them. I think this is a good thing.

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cruentum
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cruentum
Hi, I thought I'd share this with you. It is illustrated for the fun of it but rather simple, really.

Marble Cake

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[x] It is Kugelkuchen on German and Marble Cake is my translation for it since Balls Cake does not have the same ring, even though, yes, Marble Cake is also used to refer to another kind of cake, so maybe I should rethink my translation (?).
[x] I am not sure on the American measurements, so do doublecheck that.
[x] Enjoy. :)
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abigail89
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abigail89
Greetings all.

This is my first contribution. I was requested by someone in my church for the recipe for my awesome Praline Thumbprint cookies, and thought y'all might enjoy it as well.

I grew up in New Orleans where pralines (pronounced pra (as in bra)--leens) are a favorite souvenir. Pralines are a sugary confection made with sugar, butter, vanilla and pecans. The caramalized sugar is dolloped out onto wax paper and allowed to cool into flat, thin circles. Guaranteed to put you in sugar shock if you eat too many.

The cookies are made in two parts: a plain base with the pecans in the dough, and the praline filling. Be sure to heed my words of hard-won wisdom about making these cookies. They can be a bit finnicky.

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potionmistress5
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potionmistress5
I just made this.
I thought these were kind of 'magical', and that they could be adapted quite well to cauldron cakes. They are so fluffy and just SOOOOOO good! I used my Black & Decker steam machine (best kitchen gadget EVER!) and some heavy, ramikin like teacups instead of cupcake trays. In one cup, I added dark chocolate, in one ginger, and in the last vanilla. 20 minutes wasn't quite long enough for the steaming, it was still gooey in the middle, but very very tasty! The second batch is in now, for 25 minutes- hope that's enough!

ETA: The ginger is the best. To the entire recipe, I added about 2 tsp. Vanilla (in place of Anise, cause I don't have any.) In this particular cup, I used just a sprinkle of powdered ginger, and mixed it in. If you make this recipe, which you should, try the GINGER!

x-posted to my journal

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bay_wolf
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bay_wolf
I noticed that nobody's posted to this community for awhile, so I thought I would contribute some of my knowledge. It's is very hard to eat healthy food if you're dirt poor. Organic foods are extremely expensive. Even a variety of non-organic fruits and vegetables can get expensive along with meat. Cosco is actually a very good option when it comes to buying meat, but it's much better for families rather than if you're living by yourself. I found one solution that has helped me immensely: Japanese and Vietnemese cooking. A lot of the cooking is made up of mostly rice, which is relatively cheap. If you're avoiding white rice, brown rice is still an excellent option. You can buy it in bulk for low prices at a health food store or at an Asian Market (the better option). You can also check out a variety of cookbooks at the public library.
I also find that planting some vegetables and spices is also helpful. I live in an apartment, so it's potted plants for me! I'm looking at some library books to learn more about gardening.
Fish is very healthy, but also expensive. To save money, my grandfather took up fishing. No, he doesn't have a boat. He simply drives to a lake or river and fishes from the shore. Purchasing worms is not necessary. You can dig them yourself or if you don't have Ron's phobia, you can grab a nearby spider (make sure it's not a black widow or anything) or some other bug and use that as bait; I actually did this and caught a pretty big Blue Gill.
Have any others found ways of saving money on food that work for them?

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_celestia
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_celestia
In 'honor' of Valentine's Day (or at least all those with an undying sweet tooth or chocolate obsession), I wanted to share my recipe for Fudge Ecstasies. They don't have any illegal substances in them, but they're just as good ;) and they're a huge hit with my chocolate-loving friends.

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Enjoy!!!
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lapsus_0_calami
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lapsus_0_calami
I reckon that Molly is an expert Preserve maker, so I thought that I would share a recipe I made at the weekend which she would be sure to make at this time of year.

Traditional Seville Orange Marmalade.

Seville Orange Marmalade, 2006

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leelastarsky
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leelastarsky
I sort of promised to post this recipe last Xmas and well... I'm finally posting it! :~D

click on the pic to follow the link to my journal. :~)

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djinnj
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djinnj
I just posted the recipe and how to in my journal, but thought I'd include a link here.



This was inspired by the holiday contest over in weasleysweaters. I don't need any of the prizes but the idea was niggling at the back of my head for days, so I used it as an entertaining thing to do with my visiting nieces.
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maple_clef
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maple_clef
This is a fab recipe from a French friend of the family. I suppose you could call it a bread, but it's cake-like in consistency, quite rich and cheesey, and good served in small portions/slices for pre-lunch nibbles (it's an ideal recipe for a party or bbq). You can leave out the olives if you like (or the ham, for a veggie alternative)...

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