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Old 02-10-2012, 04:05 PM   #211
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Oh Goody!
The "Lake Effect" snow is here!
Oh Well!

While I was down in the "archives" -
I stumbled (I hate when those inanimate, objects; trip me up!! - "Dam" - It! - those, "Dam", beavers again - all they do is "Dam", things up!) -
on something else!!
It's called "Tiramisu" - or, something to that effect!
Back in a few!
(This may not be suitable for those who are "challenged", by arteries,
cholesterol, calories, an expanding, mid-section, or "posterior-region"!)
View at your own discretesion! (Spelling?!?)

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Old 02-10-2012, 04:36 PM   #212
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It's been snowing here all day too. It looks like we have about 3" or so. Still can't complain when there was no snow on the ground for the first 9 days of February!

Thanks for posting the apple cake recipe. I'm looking for mine - and found several other recipes to post - but not the apple cake recipe yet.

Cupcakes - they're actually called Weight Watchers Cupcakes, but the "Weight Watchers" part implies that they're healthy for you and therefore tasteless. NOT TRUE!

These are the moistest, yummiest cupcakes I've ever had.

WW Cupcakes ~

1 box chocolate cake mix (spice cake mix is good too)
1 can solid pumpkin pack - 15oz.

Mix the 2 ingredients together - but NOT the other ingredients on the cake box. A mixer works best.


The mixture will be very thick, but don't add water or anything else.


Spoon mixture into muffin tins lined with muffin papers - or spray the muffin tins with non-stick spray. Divide it between 12 regular size muffin tins or 36 mini muffins.


Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes.
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Oh Goody!
The "Lake Effect" snow is here!
Oh Well!


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Well You just keep it down there! I'm quite enjoying this snowless winter.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:08 PM   #214
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Looks like, about 1 inch, snow here - temp. is dropping fast and the wind is really picking up!
(Oh - the weather outside is - "whatever"!)
If this is the worst this winter gets - I think we "dodged a bullet"!
Hope so!

Cupcakes are fine!
However, we're not "squirrely", women and men here!
Cupcakes are great - for a snack!?!
We want something of substance!! - a "Cake"!!
(Where's the "Apple Cake", recipe?!?)

Got any other cake recipes, that you can think of?!?
I agree with "Marie Antoinette" - "Let them eat cake"!
I'm "down with that"!!!

rossfingal

"Jan"
We'll try!
Don't look like it's going to be a major event - around here: who knows!
Might end up with a foot or two!!
Hope not!

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Monster cookies, Tiramisu and Apple cake. Wow there go our girly figures. Ever notice that the older we get the more the clothes dryer shrinks our clothes
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Well that pretty well pegged me right there but I still looooove the sweets and it shows, oh how it shows.

One cake my mom use to cook I dearly love, pineapple upside down cake. She made the brown part chewey some how, it was soOOooooooOOOoo gooooooOOOood. Another one she made was a press cake which is kinda like a fruit cake except it is made with graham cracker crumbs spice drop candy and all kinds of other stuff. A lot of folks don't like fruit cake but I love a good rum soaked fruit cake. Some of them are just uneatable and that would be store bought ones.

Has anyone cooked on a camp fire with a Dutch Oven, talk about some good eating, there is no limit to what can be cooked in one, even cornbread, biscuits, cakes, pies and on and on.

The snow is between Nashville and us right now, it is supposed to get cold but not much snow.

I want to try the WW cup cakes, come to think everything I eat is weight watchers, but I keep watching it go the wrong way.
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Monster cookies, Tiramisu and Apple cake. Wow there go our girly figures. Ever notice that the older we get the more the clothes dryer shrinks our clothes
What?!?
I just thought it was my clothes dryer!!!
HuH!?!
So, it is, our clothes dryer and not the fact, we might be "expanding"!!??
That's good to know!!
Now I can blame it on the clothes dryer!!!
Excellent!
Thanks!

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(Where's my hammer? - I'll give that "devious", clothes dryer - "a thing or
three"!!)
Of all the unmitigated, gall!! ("RF" - is "perturbed"!!)

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Your Welcome!

What odd weather. It is a rare event for you Southern Folks to see snow and cold. At least thats what the news makes of it when the orange groves are at stake.
Man you just can't beat a juicy Florida orange. Sorry California and South Africa. Florida wins hands down
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Made substantial amounts of "fruit cake" from scratch - lots of nuts -
lots of brandy, rum, vodka - administered over days!
(By days - I mean about 20, days - hit it with the "av-gas"!)
This was not, the fruit cake you buy in a store!
"Hi-Octane"!

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"jiju1943"
Made substantial amounts of "fruit cake" from scratch - lots of nuts -
lots of brandy, rum, vodka - administered over days!
(By days - I mean about 20, days - hit it with the "av-gas"!)
This was not, the fruit cake you buy in a store!
"Hi-Octane"!

rossfingal
Reminds me of this recipe....

CHRISTMAS CAKE RECIPE

You'll need the following:

1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
4 large brown eggs
2 cups of dried fruit
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of brown sugar
Lemon juice
Nuts
1 bottle of whiskey

Sample the whiskey to check for quality.

Get a large bowl.

Check the whiskey again.

To be sure it's the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.

Repeat.

Turn on the electric mixer, beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar and beat again. Make sure the whisky is still OK.
Cry another tup. Tune up the mixer.

Beat two leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.

Mix on the turner.

If the fired druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it goose with a drewscriver.
Sample the whisky to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Who cares?
Check the whisky.

Now sift the lemon juith and strain your nuts. Add one table.

Spoon the sugar or something. Whatever you can find. Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin to 350 degrees.

Don't forget to mix off the turner.

Throw the bowl out of the widnow.

Check the whithky again and go to bed.


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OK - OK!
Art Smass!

Comedians and clowns, everywhere!!!
(Where's "Mr. Mike" to sort out the "rabble" from the "rabble-rousers")
You kids - Keep it down!!

"RF"

(Jeesh! - not a moments peace!)

Peace!
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Reminds me of this recipe....

CHRISTMAS CAKE RECIPE

You'll need the following:

1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
4 large brown eggs
2 cups of dried fruit
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of brown sugar
Lemon juice
Nuts
1 bottle of whiskey

Sample the whiskey to check for quality.

Get a large bowl.

Check the whiskey again.

To be sure it's the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.

Repeat.

Turn on the electric mixer, beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar and beat again. Make sure the whisky is still OK.
Cry another tup. Tune up the mixer.

Beat two leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.

Mix on the turner.

If the fired druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it goose with a drewscriver.
Sample the whisky to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Who cares?
Check the whisky.

Now sift the lemon juith and strain your nuts. Add one table.

Spoon the sugar or something. Whatever you can find. Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin to 350 degrees.

Don't forget to mix off the turner.

Throw the bowl out of the widnow.

Check the whithky again and go to bed.


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Made substantial amounts of "fruit cake" from scratch - lots of nuts -
lots of brandy, rum, vodka - administered over days!
(By days - I mean about 20, days - hit it with the "av-gas"!)
This was not, the fruit cake you buy in a store!
"Hi-Octane"!

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Now that is my kind of fruit cake buddy.
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Of the fruit cake I've ever tried, there's only been one kind that was really good. Too bad I don't remember where it was from.

Never tried making it, but it sounds interesting. Does it really take 20 days? I have to try it!


Okay, I called my mom for the Apple Cake recipe. I typed it out as she was telling me what was in it.

I had looked through my recipe binder 2 times today - page by page - couldn't find it.

Less than one minute after she finished telling me the recipe, I was just flipping through the pages of the binder again - not for any particular reason - and what recipe do you think I saw? Yep! 'Apple Cake'!

Here it is....

APPLE CAKE ~

Mix thoroughly:
2 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil

Add and mix with an electric mixer:
1.5 cups white sugar
1 teasp. vanilla

In a separate bowl sift together:
2 cups flour
1 teasp. baking soda
1 teasp. cinnamon
1 teasp. salt

Pour the mixture of the first 4 ingredients into the flour mixture. Beat them together with an electric mixture until it's smooth - a couple minutes.

Add:
4 medium apples (peeled and chopped)
1 cup walnuts (or any kind you like or none, if you don't want them)
Mix well.

Pour into a greased and floured tube or bundt pan.

Bake about 1 hour at 350 F.


Cream Cheese Frosting ~

1 box (1lb.?) confectioner's sugar
1 8oz. package cream cheese - softened
1 teasp. vanilla

Mix until smooth and spread on cooled cake.
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Yeah, you bake it and for the next 20 or so days you hit it with the
"Av-gas"!
Wrapped in cheese-cloth and tin-foil!
This probably ain't "grannie's" or "mommie's", fruit cake!
(Keep it away from children!)
Not going to find it in stores!!
Might want to keep it away from some of the "denizens" that frequent
this place!!
(You know who you are!)
(We just wish we didn't know who you are!!!!!)

"RF"

That looks like very good "Cream Cheese Frosting"!!!

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