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Old 02-09-2012, 01:02 PM   #196
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Barb, we must have posted about the same time. I guess it is a good thing I can't drink milk, it makes me sick to my stomach. I love the taste of it though and sometimes eat cereal anyway. Any milk product does me that way, chocolate also but I just grit my teeth and go ahead sometimes.

It looks like the south is going to get cold by Saturday, supposed to do a little flurrying here. Man, I though spring had already got here. Our grass has stayed green all winter this year and really needs cutting.

I got to get out of this house, I have cabin fever, later.

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At least were off the 13th page!!!
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Its going to get cold here on Saturday also, down to -8 but don't worry because >>>O Hurray>>> I just spotted some Canadain Geese flying in formation>>>going NORTH!!!!!! The lake is still frozen over though. There is even some ice huts out there this year. Dang fools. Newspapers, TV, Local rescue warning everybody to stay off the lakes this year because it been so mild. If its grey...stay away
I can't wait to see a robin!!
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Creeper, we saw some Canadian geese Saturday, flying north too! It's been pretty mild here all winter . It's nice not hearing people complain about the weather - including me.

Monster Cookies ~~

2 sticks butter (1 cup)
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
6 eggs
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
1Tbsp. vanilla
4 tsp. baking soda
3 cups peanut butter
9 cups oatmeal
1 cup m&m's (mini m&m's work best)
1 cup chocolate chips

In a very large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat eggs and add one at a time.

Stir in corn syrup and vanilla.

Add soda, mix well.

Stir in peanut butter, then oats.

Stir in chocolate chips and m&m's.

Drop by teaspoonful onto lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350F for about 12 minutes or until lightly golden.

Dough stays fresh in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for 6 weeks.

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3 cups peanut butter?!? - smokin'!!!

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9 cups of oatmeal!? My stars!! ( I'm stealing that expression Jim, I hope you don't mind)

Barb: Now you are talking! Yum ! We will make these soon. If I may suggest though, I think a tablespoon of wheatgerm added, may help alleviate the guilt these tasty morsels are sure to pack
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Wheat germ - good idea! It also helps if you do some sit-ups while they're baking.... it makes it difficult to pick a chunk of dough out of the bowl to eat.

This would be a good recipe for someone who can't eat food with flour in it.

Before you add the m&m's and chocolate chips, you can divide the dough into 2 or 3 bowls and add different extra's to each bowl - walnuts, pecans, white chocolate or butterscotch chips, dried cherries, raisins, etc. Anything your heart desires!

I wonder how they would turn out if 1/4 cup of white and brown sugar were eliminated.

Hey Mike, the mission store called today to tell me they have a Marlboro cook book set aside for me. I put my name on their list of books for them to look for (when people donate books). I'm not sure it's the same one you had, but I'll let you know when I get it.
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Wheat germ - good idea! It also helps if you do some sit-ups while they're baking.... it makes it difficult to pick a chunk of dough out of the bowl to eat.

This would be a good recipe for someone who can't eat food with flour in it.

Before you add the m&m's and chocolate chips, you can divide the dough into 2 or 3 bowls and add different extra's to each bowl - walnuts, pecans, white chocolate or butterscotch chips, dried cherries, raisins, etc. Anything your heart desires!

I wonder how they would turn out if 1/4 cup of white and brown sugar were eliminated.

Hey Mike, the mission store called today to tell me they have a Marlboro cook book set aside for me. I put my name on their list of books for them to look for (when people donate books). I'm not sure it's the same one you had, but I'll let you know when I get it.
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I've run the recipe for "Monster Cookies" past some, other "culinery", experts
The "feedback" is very good!!
("feedback" - he, he, he!!)
Consensus: to die for!!

Oatmeal, chocolate chips, M & M's, Peanut Butter!!!
Thanks!!
(if you don't hear from me - don't worry - it was just "Monster Cookie",
overload!!)

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Now that is my kind of cookies, Judy made some peanut butter cookies last night and made her some chocolate chip cookies. We got to try these, Judy will have to keep me from falling face first into the plate.

I'm still waiting for the blame bananas to get over ripe, they still look like they did when we brought them home. Next time I won't pull them apart so they will get over ripe quick.
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Now that is my kind of cookies, Judy made some peanut butter cookies last night and made her some chocolate chip cookies. We got to try these, Judy will have to keep me from falling face first into the plate.

I'm still waiting for the blame bananas to get over ripe, they still look like they did when we brought them home. Next time I won't pull them apart so they will get over ripe quick.
"Jim"
Place the bananas in a brown, paper bag, on the counter-top - out of the Sun - dark/cool.
Don't separate them.

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My neighbor and myself are "gearing-up" for a "Monster Cookie" event!
Marshaling, all the necessary, resources - cookie-sheets, racks, etc...
Sure hope 2 gallons of milk will be enough!
Even though I'm "Sugarly Challenged" - I think I'd rather be "run over" by -
"Monster Cookies"; rather, then a "Monster Truck"!!

Peanut butter!!!
When I was growing up -
My mother would ask me what kind of cake I wanted for my B'day -
I told her - "Peanut Butter"!
Duncan Hines had a peanut butter cake mix.
Oh-Tay!!!
1st attempts were with White, butter-cream frosting - fine!
Then my mother concocted - peanut butter frosting!
(It just keeps getting better!)

Much to my dismay - Duncan Hines, dropped the peanut butter cake mix!?!
Mom to the rescue!
She came up with her own peanut butter, cake recipe - from scratch!
Knocked the packaged, stuff - "out of the box"!
As if that wasn't good enough -
Chunky, peanut butter frosting!!!
All good!

Had the recipe for the cake and the frosting -
destroyed when my storage space got flooded!
**&^%$#@..........!

Let's see what we have here -
Oatmeal - Chocolate Chip - Peanut Butter - cookies!!!
(With "M & M's!)

(We'll probably try this recipe with the sugar cut down, a little)

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You had peanut butter cake for your birthday (sorry you lost such a meaningful recipe).

Mike has banana cream pie for his birthday.

I always asked my mom to make an apple cake for me. I'll look for the recipe and post it.

Anyone else have a 'favorite' birthday cake or pie?
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"Barb"
I've got a recipe for "Apple Cake"!
As always - if I can find it!!!

We don't know when we're going to attempt this "Monster Cookie" event.
(Did find out my neighbor has "Wilton", cookie sheets - "top of the line"!
Should be interesting!

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Here we are!
Remember, the results can vary, depending on your choice of apples!

Apple Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 cup sugar
1 cup "Packed", brown sugar
1 cup oil
2 eggs - beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups peeled - chopped apples
1 cup chopped pecans/walnuts (toast them if you want!)
2 teaspoons shredded, lemon peel (orange peel, also works)
Some sifted, powdered sugar

The recipe calls for a 10 inch "tube" pan
Used other types of pans - with success.

Grease and "lightly", flour the pan.

Mix together baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, allspice,
and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

In another bowl -
Mix -
sugar, brown sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
With an electric mixer, medium speed - beat for about 2 mins.
Add dry mixture and beat on low, till combined.
Fold in lemon peel, nuts, and apples.
Pour into pan.

350 degree oven, for about, a hour - till tooth-pick, comes clean.
(I've spent so much time, trying to get "tooth-picks" to "come clean"! -
"We have ways to make you talk"!!!)

Cool on a wire rack - long time.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Refigerator (overnight?)

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