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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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    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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    Weirdest Dessert Thing You Ever Ate

    Some people like to try new things, some people travel for a living and don't have much choice but to eat different types of foods. Some people like to enlarge their range of skills. For whatever the reason, we've all tried something different at least once in our lives. Is there something...
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    Solid Fillings Not Working

    Even the most experienced baker will usually have one little issue with something along the line. Something they can't get right no matter how hard they try, or what recipe they use, or what method they use. For me, this is a specific type of filling, namely cream cheese. Have you ever had a...
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    Bread Machine Bread.......over proofing issue

    I've got a double barrel bread machine that I use to make bread for friends' birthdays and for holiday gifts. The problem I have though, is that one loaf always turns out perfect, and the loaf in the next pan over proofs and over inflates when baking. It doesn't matter what bread I made or...
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    For the Love of Mincemeat

    One of the "lost" recipes that is rarely made anymore, mincemeat. I love mincemeat, but it's been rare occasions that I find it anywhere, much less find any pies, tarts, or mincemeat pastries of any kind anywhere. I don't know why it isn't made anymore, there is ready mincemeat filling in jars...
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    Christmas Cake Ideas 2017

    Christmas or Holiday cake ideas you might like and want to share, or have your own recipe to post, or pictures of one you've made in the past? Or maybe you are looking for one?
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    Gift Season 2017

    It's gift season again...........whether it's Thanksgiving, Birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, or any other, do you give lots of food gifts? Do you like to GET food gifts? Food gifts have become a significant trend in the past decade, and many home crafters have come out with some...
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    Destructive Weather Survivors?

    Hello! Seems this year has been a pretty dangerous year for Mother Natures temper-tantrums! Several catastrophic hurricanes, major heavy storms with tons of flooding, wildfires...... If you are in, or have been, in any of these areas that were hit....are you ok? Did you survive it? How are...
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    Your Own Creations

    Have you ever created your own recipes? What were they? Did they turn out as expected?
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    Your favorite Cooking Show or Celebrity Chef....

    What is your favorite cooking/baking show? Do you have a favorite celebrity chef? Why do you like them? The undeniable Queen Supreme............ Julia Child
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    Pumpkin Paradise!

    It's that time of year for pumpkin! No, not just spice, but the ACTUAL gourd itself! People forget that the pumpkin is a type of squash and can be used as a vegetable in many different dishes! If you are a pumpkin-holic like I am, then you find different ways to add more pumpkin to your...
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    The Kitchen Game

    I know there's not a lot of people on here right now, but thought this would be something we could all participate in as a lark. It's a easy, simple game. We played a version of this in other chat forums I have been in. Rules: 1. Take the last letter of the previous posted kitchen word and...
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    Homemade "Hot Pockets"

    Ingredients 4 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tbsp yeast 3 tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 cups warm water 2 1/2 cups of chopped meat ham or pepperoni 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese pizza sauce for pizza hot pockets Instructions Add flour, salt and yeast to a food processor with...
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    Cheesy Bacon Rotel Cups

    You can make these from scratch or with premade items from the store. In either case, this stuff is AWESOME!!! Cheesy Bacon Rotel Cups Ingredients 3 (1.9 ounce) boxes of frozen Mini Phyllo (Fillo) Shells (15 per box) 1 cup mayonnaise 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel (diced tomatoes with green...
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    Gluten Free Baking - What is it?

    This is getting to be more and more popular. Fortunately, I have no problem with gluten, so I've never had to deal with this issue. Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat (wheatberries, durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, graham, KAMUT® khorasan wheat and...
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    What's your favorite thing to bake?

    We all have our preferences, whether it's the recipe, the ease of making something, or because we grew up with it........ What is your favorite thing to bake, just for yourself ?
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    Granny Annies Butter Pecan Cake

    Granny Annies Butter Pecan Cake Ingredients 2-2/3 cups chopped pecans 1-1/4 cups butter, softened, divided 2 cups sugar 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 tablespoons butter extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup light cream FROSTING: 1 cup...
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    Buttersc-AH-tch!

    AH! Butterscotch. Better than chocolate!!!! Well, to me anyway. But it's very difficult to find GOOD, REAL butterscotch! Believe it or not, Butterscotch does NOT contain Scotch alcohol! "Scotch" in Butterscotch was originally a derivative of the word scorch (as in scorching butter and...
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    Fancy Breads (Bread Art)

    I went to the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana in the early 1990's. One of the big hotels there had a small bakery building outside in the front. Their head chef for the hotel baked fancy breads and sold them out of this little bread shop. It was awesome. He could make bread into any...
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