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It's almost time for violets!

Your cake must have looked beautiful! When I was a young my mom would dust violets with sugar and put them on homemade vanilla ice cream. It was so creative--my sisters and I loved it.

Mar 06, 2011
jvwool in Home Cooking

Oreo "truffles"

I just made these for the first time last week--they're delicious and super easy! I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but I rolled mine in unsweetened cocoa powder and it worked great. The truffles are already so sweet so the bitterness of the cocoa helped balance the flavor. Not to mention, they looked simple and beautiful.

Mar 06, 2011
jvwool in Home Cooking
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Malt Powder

Haha so it seems! I'll check out the market near me to see what I can find. Thanks!

Feb 28, 2011
jvwool in Home Cooking

Malt Powder

I'd like to buy malt powder to make bagels, but I've heard it's really expensive. Are there any other ways to use malt powder so that I can get my moneys worth? Any specific recipes that call for malt powder would be greatly appreciated!

Feb 27, 2011
jvwool in Home Cooking

Bake Sale

Try magic bars! They're a huge hit in my family around the holidays. Very easy to make and freeze/thaw well.

http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/magic-c...

Feb 24, 2011
jvwool in Home Cooking

Accidentally bought juice oranges - what else can I do with them?

I just came across a recipe for candied pecans that calls for orange juice. They recommend serving the nuts over a salad. A homemade orange-mustard vinaigrette paired with candied nuts would make a delicious pair over mixed greens!

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tbsp. zest
3 cups pecan halves

Instructions:
Mix orange juice and sugar in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and cook about 15 to 20 minutes, to the soft-ball stage (235°F degrees on candy thermometer). Be sure not to overcook. Remove from heat. Add orange peel and pecans. Stir until mixture turns a creamy color, about 7 to 10 minutes. Pour onto waxed paper. When cool, break apart and store in airtight container. Makes 3 cups.

Feb 24, 2011
jvwool in Home Cooking

Beginner recipes

If you could get your hands on pizza dough, sauce, and cheese, a homemade pizza is a super fun and easy dinner. My roommates and I bake a one every Sunday night. They're almost impossible to screw up, and you can put virtually anything on them, so get creative with what you have!

Feb 24, 2011
jvwool in Home Cooking

Nasty Little Treats

Gefilte fish! Cause who doesn't love fish from a jar??
I saw that someone mentioned circus peanuts--those are great when super stale! Although my dad prefers stale marshmallow Peeps. We still have a package from last Easter that "isn't quite ready yet."
Just last night I had some tortilla chips with apple butter. I ate that all the time when I was little! I guess it's sorta like french fries dipped in milkshake.

Feb 24, 2011
jvwool in General Topics