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    Why ask WHY?!

    I've never heard of Best Foods, but we do have Hellmans down here, along with other brands. But the South is so big, and used to be so disconnected, that different areas of the states had their own "local fav's" they preferred. I remember my granny and my Aunts talking about condiments when...
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    Why ask WHY?!

    NO, NO, NO!!!!!! Not critical at all, just that I think everybody knows the history of such popular items, but I was looking for as to why anyone thinks they are so popular and long lasting. I think it's also an issue on my part of over-generalizing something in hopes I get the point across...
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    Why ask WHY?!

    Yes, Little Debbie is an all out "Southern" item for sure, although it can be found around the world as well, just maybe not like it is down here. We have Tastycakes in Texas, but they are hard to find. And now with the invent of getting ANYTHING online via online shopping, most places don't...
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    Why ask WHY?!

    Ummmm, LOL. Thanks guys! Apocalypso - I think that you have what I was looking for when I had this thread in mind, personal experiences and person tastes of why you think something is popular. ;) Norcalbaker - I was trying to make a thread on what personal thoughts and feelings are as to...
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    Why ask WHY?!

    Ever wonder WHY something is so popular? Or WHY so many people like a specific food or dessert? I ask WHY because I like to know things. Being in food, you have to know why people like certain things and what it is about those things they like about it, in order to produce an item in a way...
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    Any ideas for Valentine's Day?

    I would also say sugar cookies or a shortbread cookie of some kind. You can put red sprinkles on them before baking, or use some colored royal icing on them. You really dont even need a cookie cutter or rolling pin. Just make all even sized balls of dough, then press them in your hands till...
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    How many cookbooks do you have?

    I have cookbooks, but they are just basic cookbooks, as i use basic recipes for the base of what I'm creating. I do have a let of 1970's Womens Day cookbook encyclopedias that have never been used, I've been wanting to get rid off, but I can't find any information online about them to find out...
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    Looking for a frosting recipe I remember as a kid

    If you look for recipes online, try using a search term like "old fashioned crusting buttercream". I've found that, depending on what you are looking for, using "old fashioned" usually brings up different suggestions.
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    Birthday Cake helllppp! (Cotton Candy)

    I've been asked this kind of question before sometime ago by several people. Seems cotton candy is a favorite in kids flavorings, but hard to find. I'm not exactly sure what flavorings are used in making cotton candy flavoring, as I've researched this many times before and found nothing. I...
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    Birthday cake fun...

    HA HA!!! TOO CUTE!!!! Very good!
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    Looking for a frosting recipe I remember as a kid

    Yes, I remember crusty roses on my Bday cakes when I was little as well. Crusty on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside. Mmmmmmm As Norcalbaker says, it all depends on the different measurements of ingredients and the types of lard/oil/butter used. If this was a true old fashioned...
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    The Bostock

    To my knowledge, I've never had any of this "fancy" stuff........frangipane, marscarpone, truffle, and such. I think the "fanciest gourmet" thing I've ever had was real, handmade French almond paste Marzipan. And OMG could I eat the heck outta THAT stuff!!!!!
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    The Bostock

    Ingredients 6 brioche slices 1 cup almond meal or almond flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened 1 egg 1/2 tsp almond extract orange jam or apricot jam shaved almonds powdered sugar Instructions Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°F). Line a baking sheet with a sheet of...
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    The Bostock

    In randomly looking at baked desserts online, I found this little item categorized under "Pastries You've Never Heard Of". It's a French pastry, and after reading the recipe, I would really like to have one!!!! Sounds super yummie!!
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    Mamma Mia! It's Pizza!!!

    Cherry Cobbler Dessert Pizza Ingredients: pizza dough 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup water 1 egg 1 cup white whole wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar 1 1/2 active dry yeast Topping Ingredients: 1 cup quick oats 2 T. brown sugar 2 T...
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    Chocolate Alligator Coffee Cake

    Mmmmm.........chocolate and nuts..............thats all I need to know!!!!!
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    Please Help! Dough Divider/Rounder

    Along with Norcalbaker, I agree, I've never seen a device for making bagels, unless you have a donut machine set up for heavy breads, which doesn't work well. Bagels are one of the few things that are usually still made by hand. I know production companies use bagel making machines, but those...