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    Those are adorable Salsa. Those stars are really cute!

     

    ~Alliea

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    What a wonderful thread!

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    Mrs. Pischke's Rum Cake

    By Galley Wench on September 11, 2006

    Photo

    Photo by carolinajewel

     9 Reviews
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    • Prep Time: 15 mins
    • Total Time: 1 hrs
    • Servings: 8-10

    About This Recipe

    "This recipes comes from Pischke's in Scottsdale -- a one of a kind restaurant! Simple yet very tasty!"

    Ingredients

    Cake

        • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) boxes yellow cake mix
        • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) boxes vanilla instant pudding mix
        • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
        • 1/2 cup water
        • 1/2 cup dark rum
        • 4 eggs

    Glaze

      • 1/4 cup water
      • 1/2 cup butter
      • 1 cup sugar
      • 1/2 cup dark rum

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Grease and flour Bundt cake Pan.
    3. In large mixing bowl, combine all cake ingredients and blend on high for 2 to 3 minutes.
    4. Pour into Bundt pan and bake for 45 minutes.
    5. While cake bakes, combine in small saucepan, water and butter. Heat over medium heat until butter melts.
    6. Add sugar and boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
    7. Remove from heat and stir in dark rum.
    8. Remove cake from oven and turn out into a 9 inch pie plate (with a lip) immediately.
    9. When cake is nearly cool, using a fork, poke holes all over the inside, outside and top.
    10. Slowly pour glaze over cake.
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    http://baking.food.com/recipe/mrs-pischkes-rum-cake-185597/review

    to read the reviews of Mrs. Pischke's Rum Cake go to the above link

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    This thread is amazing. I must spent more time here. 

    Great job ! Janie .  Yes

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  • Re: ~CREATIVE CHRISTMAS FOOD IDEAS- Please add Yours.

    Here's an adorable twist on the familiar Oreo Truffles:

     

    Mint Oreo Snowman Truffles

     

    This is a fun thread!

     

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  • Re: ~CREATIVE CHRISTMAS FOOD IDEAS- Please add Yours.

    Thanks to those who have added  such great creative ideas and Kind words( much appreciated) .

     That Rum Cake sure sounds good Salsa and the Mint Oreo Snowman Truffles- So cute!

    I am enjoying reading the new posts and adding new recipes too.~Alliea

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    Appetizers

    Pinecone Cheese Spread

    Pinecone Cheese Spread recipe
    photo by:
    kraft

    What You Need

    1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese,
    softened
    1 pkg. (7 oz.) KRAFT Mexican Style 2% Milk Finely Shredded Four
    Cheese
    2 Tbsp.GREY POUPON Dijon
    Mustard
    2 Tbsp. canned chopped green
    chiles
    1/3 cupPLANTERS Sliced Almonds,
    toasted
    RITZ Crackers

    Make It

    PROCESS first 3 ingredients
    in food processor until well blended. Stir in chiles.

    SHAPE into 4-inch oval on
    sheet of waxed paper to resemble pinecone. Insert nuts in rows to completely
    cover cream cheese mixture. Transfer to serving plate.

    REFRIGERATE 2 hours. Remove
    from refrigerator 15 min. before serving. Let stand at room temperature to
    soften slightly. Serve with crackers.

    Kraft Kitchens Tips

    Size-Wise
    Each 2-Tbsp. serving of this spicy spread packs a flavor
    punch.
    Variation
    Prepare using one of the following options: Serve with RITZ
    Snowflake Crackers. Or, add 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce to cream cheese mixture
    before shaping as directed.
    Make Ahead
    Cheese spread can be stored in refrigerator up to 5 days
    before serving as directed
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    Tiramisu Bowl

    photo by:
    kraft

    What You Need

    1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese,
    softened
    3 cups cold milk
    2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant
    Pudding
    1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed,
    divided
    48 NILLA Wafers
    1/2 cup brewed strong MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee,
    cooled
    2 squaresBAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, coarsely
    grated
    1 cup fresh raspberries

    Make It

    1

    BEAT cream cheese in large bowl
    with mixer until creamy. Beat in milk and dry pudding mixes. Stir in 2 cups COOL
    WHIP.

    2

    LINE 2-1/2-qt. bowl

     with 24
    wafers; drizzle with

    1/4 cup

    coffee.

    Top with half each of the

    pudding
    mixture and chocolate

    . Repeat all layers.

    3

    TOP with remaining COOL WHIP and
    raspberries. Refrigerate 2 hours.

    Kraft Kitchens Tips

    Healthy Living
    Save 60 calories and 4g of fat, including 2g sat fat, per
    serving by preparing with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, JELL-O Vanilla Flavor
    Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Pudding, COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping and Reduced
    Fat NILLA Wafers.
    Size-Wise
    Since this indulgent dessert makes 16 servings, it's the
    perfect dessert to serve at your next party.
    How to Easily Grate Chocolate
    Unwrap chocolate squares, leaving each square on paper
    wrapper. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec., then grate with the largest hole of a cheese
    shred
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    I Will be trying this one for sure. Like the Baked Idea.~Alliea

    SHAKE 'N BAKE Coconut Shrimp

    photo by:
    kraft
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    What You Need

    2/3 cupBAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut,
    toasted
    1 pkt. SHAKE 'N BAKE Chicken Coating
    Mix
    1 tsp.curry powder
    1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
    (cayenne)
    1 egg
    2 Tbsp. water
    1 lb. uncooked extra-large shrimp, peeled,
    deveined

    Make It

    HEAT oven to 400°F.

    COMBINE first 4 ingredients
    in pie plate; set aside. Beat egg and water in separate pie plate with whisk
    until well blended.

    DIP shrimp, 1 at a time, in
    egg, then in coconut mixture, turning to completely coat both sides of each
    shrimp with egg before coating with coconut mixture; place on baking sheet
    sprayed with cooking spray. Press coating mixture firmly onto shrimp to secure.

    BAKE 10 to 12 min. or until
    shrimp are done.

    Kraft Kitchens Tips

    Note
    For best results, make sure each shrimp is well coated with
    the egg mixture before dipping in coating mixture.
    Serving Suggestion
    Try serving coconut shrimp with Orange-Curry
    Dip
    or Mango-Ginger
    Dip.
    How to Toast Coconut
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spread coconut in shallow pan. Bake 7 to
    10 min. or until golden brown, stirring
    occasionally.

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    I love soft cream cheese peppermints, and truffles, and caramels.

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    Berry Cute Santas

     Berry Cute Santas
     “We make these fruit and cake Santas every Christmas,” writes Crystal Duncan of Fayetteville, Arkansas. “They go together easily and are fun to make,” she adds.
    12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

    Ingredients

    • 1 loaf (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed
    • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
    • 12 red-frilled toothpicks
    • 12 large strawberries, cut in half widthwise
    • 24 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
    • 12 fudge-covered cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies

    Directions

    • Cut twelve 1-in. cubes from pound cake (save remaining cake for
    • another use). For icing, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and
    • confectioners' sugar on high speed until light and fluffy. Cut a
    • small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a #18
    • star tip. Fill bag with icing.
    • For each Santa, thread a frilled toothpick through a pointed
    • strawberry half, then through a cake cube and a second strawberry
    • half. For eyes, place a dab of icing on the bottoms of two chocolate
    • chips; press onto cake. Pipe icing to form beards and to add fur
    • brims below strawberry hats. Place each Santa on a cookie; serve
    • immediately. Yield: 1 dozen.
    Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 167 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
    Click here to find out more!
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    From Vicki Melies, the colorful Golden Santa Bread is sure to be the talk of your Christmas table. "A friend of mine shared this fun idea," Vicki relates from Glenwood, Iowa. "She made it with purchased frozen dough, and I use a family recipe." (To use frozen dough, see the tip below.)

    After shaping the dough into a cute Kris Kringle, Vicki brushes on a tinted egg wash for the red coloring and adds raisin eyes. "The finished loaf looks complicated, but it's actually simple to create," she assures.

    Tender and golden, the Golden Santa Bread is also entirely edible. But it's so adorable, you'll want to display it a while first!

    For dough recipe and baking instructions:

    Golden Santa Bread Recipe >


    Shaping Santa Step-by-Step


    Step 1

    On a lightly floured surface, shape the larger portion of bread dough into an elongated triangle with rounded corners for Santa's head and hat.

    Step 2

    Shape and flatten half of the smaller portion of dough into a beard. Using a scissors or pizza cutter, cut the beard into strips to within 1 in. of the top of the beard.

    Step 3

    Carefully pick up the cut beard piece with both hands and position the beard on the bottom of Santa's face.

    Step 4

    If desired, twist the cut strips in the beard and slightly curl up the ends of the strips to shape the beard.

    Step 5

    Add red food coloring to one beaten egg yolk and carefully brush the tinted red yolk over the hat, nose and cheeks.



    Make Santa Even Speedier

    Want to save time when making the Golden Santa Bread? Instead of stirring up homemade dough, start with 2 loaves of purchased frozen bread dough and turn them onto a lightly floured surface. Take a small portion of one loaf and add it to the other loaf, making it slightly larger. Then begin shaping the Santa with the dough following the instructions above.

    Golden Santa Bread Recipe >

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    Santa's Snack Mix

     Santa's Snack Mix
     At Christmas, I love to make gifts in a jar, from jellies and jams to cookie and snack mixes.
    7 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 5 min.

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups Honey-Nut Cheerios
    • 2 cups chow mein noodles
    • 1 cup honey-roasted peanuts
    • 1/2 cup raisins
    • 1/2 cup holiday milk chocolate M&M's
    • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
    • 1/2 cup vanilla or white chips

    Directions

    • In two wide-mouth quart jars, layer all of the ingredients. Cover
    • jars. Decorate with fabric and ribbon. To serve, pour into a bowl
    • and stir to combine. Yield: 7 cups.
    Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 445 calories, 24 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 253 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.
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    Welcome to the Board Mykaela-

    welcom

     

     

    Lots of nice people here , some really good cooks providing recipes , and  ideas or  jumping in to find a lost recipe or cooking and baking technique suggestions.

    Careful though- this board can be addictive.  Wink

    Salsa - we are almost at the 200 recipe mark -you did it again Berry Cute is right and I would love to have a slice of that Santa Bread right now. Thanks and Good Morning~Alliea

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