Sunday, December 9, 2007

I love the internet

I was reading this and clicked on this where I found this which I had first heard about from here.

While on the Flawed but Authentic Site I clicked here and then here where I could NOT resist buying this. All within about 5 minutes.

And tonight I was putting together my holiday baking list and instead of searching through cook books I was able to find and put together all my recipes in under 10 minutes. Granted I will probably only get to half BUT my intentions are good...

So here is my list:
Chocolate Cheese Fudge
Paula Deen - Ellen Show from Friday
1/2 pound Velveeta cheese, sliced
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts
Two 16-ounce packages confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1. Melt cheese and butter together over medium heat in saucepan.
2. Remove from heat, add vanilla and nuts.
3. Sift together sugar and cocoa in large bowl. Add cheese mixture. Use hands for final mixing!
4. Remove candy from bowl with hands and roll into balls. Add skewers.
5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and enjoy!

Zucchini Bread IV

Submitted by: KristenRated: 5 out of 5 by 411 members
Prep Time: 15 MinutesCook Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 25 MinutesYields: 24 servings
"You'll get two loaves of classic zucchini bread, sweet and cinnamon-spicy. This is a definite crowd-pleaser."
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F ( 165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans.
In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and frothy. Mix in oil and sugar. Stir in zucchini and vanilla. Combine flour, cinnamon, soda, baking powder, salt and nuts; stir into the egg mixture. Divide batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until done.
This recipe appears in the Allrecipes "Tried & True Favorites" cookbook. Buy it online at

Holiday Pumpkin Bread

Submitted by: Denise LaPonsieRated: 5 out of 5 by 40 members
Prep Time: 10 MinutesCook Time: 1 Hour
Ready In: 1 Hour 10 MinutesYields: 36 servings
"A fragrant array of spices -cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice -accent this moist pumpkin-nut bread peppered with juicy raisins. The generous recipe makes three loaves, so plan on giving some away to friends and family."
3 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground allspice
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins
1 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7 x 3 inch loaf pans.
Mix oil, sugar, and eggs together in a large bowl. Mix in pumpkin puree and water. Stir together flour, soda, baking powder, salt, and spices. Add to the pumpkin mixture, and mix until just combined. Stir in nuts and raisins. Divide batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 1 hour. Cool on wire racks.


1 c. butter2 c. brown sugar, packed2 eggs, unbeaten1 tsp. vanilla3 c. flour1 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. baking soda1 c. chopped nuts
Mix all ingredients together. Roll into 1 1/2 inch rolls with waxed paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Cut into 1/4-1/2 inch slices. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Dough can be prepared in advance and frozen until needed.

Russian Tea Cakes I

Submitted by: OdetteRated: 5 out of 5 by 292 members
Prep Time: 20 MinutesCook Time: 12 Minutes
Ready In: 35 MinutesYields: 36 servings
"This is a family recipe that's been made at Christmas time by at least 4 generations. This year will be the first for number 5!!! 'Bubba' brought it with her when she came from Lithuania. I pass it on in the true spirit of this season!"
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons confectioners'
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar and flour; stir into the butter mixture until just blended. Mix in the chopped walnuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. When cool, roll in remaining confectioners' sugar. I also like to roll mine in the sugar a second time.

Mango Chutney - UPDATED - I am doing this one instead cause there are pictures on HOW to do this... just click this sentence :)

Submitted by: Shirley CrowleyRated: 4 out of 5 by 23 members
Prep Time: 10 MinutesCook Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 40 MinutesYields: 240 servings
"Mangos simmered with raisins, ginger, onion, garlic and lots of spices like cinnamon and cloves. Get those jars ready!"
3 cups distilled white vinegar
6 cups white sugar
6 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
4 teaspoons ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
5 small red hot chile peppers,
seeded and chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 large onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup fresh ginger root,
16 cups sliced, semi-ripe
1/2 cup sliced almonds
In a large saucepan combine vinegar, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, chile peppers and salt. Bring to a boil; boil for 1/2 hour.
Stir in onions, garlic, golden raisins, raisins and ginger and boil for another 1/2 hour.
Stir in mangos (and almonds if using), reduce heat to low and simmer for 1/2 hour. Pour mixture into sterilized jars, to 1/2 inch below lid level, and seal.

Family Recipe Sugar Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies (I use the recipe on the container)
Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies


Kelly said...

Love the shirt.

Don't you love Dooce's website?? I read it everyday--mostly for the pictures of Chuck, and I am now enjoying her Daily Style pictures.

Some of your recent pictures of Max remind me of Chuck's pictures.

rebekca said...

Alright, someone has made a swift recovery.

If you bake all that, you rock.

Jessica said...

Exactly how many people are living in your house that are going to eat all that stuff??

I'm intrigued by the cheesy chocolate things...I'm having a hard time with velveeta and chocolate in the same recipe. Let me know how it works out :-)

Mommy said...

I agree with Jess...I don't know about Chocolate and Velvetta...let me know.

Jessica said...

I think I will have to try the zucchini bread...I got zucchini in my produce box AGAIN and I haven't even used the ones I got last time!!