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  Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn (Snack Crack 3.0?)
Posted by: Logiczero - 12-23-2020, 04:12 AM - Forum: Recipes - No Replies

Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn

  • 1 bag popcorn
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 20 large marshmallows
  1. Pop corn and place in a bowl making sure there are no unpopped kernels there.
  2. Melt butter in a medium pot on the oven.
  3. Add brown sugar and corn syrup until well blended.
  4. Add marshmallows and stir continuously on low heat until all melted.
  5. Pour mixture over popcorn and mix well.
  6. Spread popcorn on parchment paper or put in greased baking sheet and cut into squares. 

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  Elrood's Famous Fried Chicken
Posted by: Elrood - 11-22-2019, 01:44 AM - Forum: Recipes - No Replies

Elrood's Famous Fried Chicken

Place 1 live, well fed chicken on a concrete block. 
Cast Fireball.
Tongue


And here's the one for you regular humans.
For the batter:

2/3 TB salt (depending on the size you cut your chicken pieces) - smaller than 2", I leave this out

3 TB white pepper

1 TB black pepper

1/2 TB basil

1 TB celery salt

1 TB dried mustard

2 TB garlic salt

1 TB ground ginger

1/3 TB oregano

4 TB paprika

1/2 TB thyme

2 cups flour



1 egg and 1 cup whole milk for the egg wash.



I cut my chicken usually into 4-6 small pieces per breast, but that's however you like it. Dip the chicken in the egg wash, then into the seasoning, coating it really well. I do this with roughly 2-4 breasts depending on size. Once I have them all coated, I repeat the egg wash and the breading for an extra thick coating. If you leave the skin on, you most likely don't need the 2nd round. 

Preheat your oven to 175° F

Deep fry at 350° F for 8 minutes to 12 minutes depending on the size of your pieces. The batter will turn dark brown - I think it's the paprika doing this.

Take the chicken out of the deep fryer and place on a cookie sheet in the oven for 12-15 minutes. This does the same thing that happens to chili or lasagna as it sits overnight - just blends the flavors.


That's it! Enjoy 🙂

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  Laundry Soap. Yes, really!
Posted by: Elrood - 11-16-2019, 08:51 PM - Forum: Recipes - Replies (2)

I know half of you are already thinking "Elrood, WTF?!?!", and the other half are probably actually saying it. Lol. I did too until I figured out that by making my own I'm spending $10 A YEAR total for laundry soap. Pretty crazy. And the stuff works amazingly well, even for people with sensitivities. No crazy detergents, so it just plain works.

Here's all it is (I get everything from Menards)
1 box Borax (65oz.) $3.98
1 box Washing Soda (55oz.) - I get Arm & Hammer brand $3.53
2 bars Fels Naptha - $0.86 ea.

I use a cheese grater to grate the Fels Naptha, then mix it all together in a big container. It makes a lot - I'd recommend at least an 8 or 10 quart container, bigger if you want plenty of room to mix. One tip, the washing Borax is kind of dusty. Make sure you pour it in your container in an area with good ventilation so you don't gasp in a lung full like I did. Doesn't hurt anything, just.... nasty. 

So, yeah, that's my thing.  Lol

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  Bingeable TV
Posted by: Elrood - 11-16-2019, 08:39 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Here's something for a little discussion starter. What shows do you watch / binge? 

Right now I'm watching The Walking Dead, The Blacklist and Another Life (Netflix Original). I just wrapped up re-watching Falling Skies, and I'm eagerly awaiting the continuation of Star Trek Discovery, The Orville, Fear the Walking Dead, The 100, The Expanse(Amazon), The Boys (Amazon) and Lost in Space (Netflix Original).

Anyone have any others?

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  Blizzcon 2019
Posted by: Elrood - 10-05-2019, 02:13 PM - Forum: Upcoming Events - No Replies

Hey gang, I've purchased a virtual ticket for Blizzcon 2019. The dates are Friday, November 1st to Sunday November 3rd. As you all know, I have lots of room for guests! If anyone has any interest in joining me, reply here and I'll make sure guest quarters are ready! Not to mention snacks. Lots of snacks. OM-NOM-NOM!

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  Spring 2020 Guild Meet!
Posted by: Elrood - 10-05-2019, 02:06 PM - Forum: Upcoming Events - Replies (5)

It's time to start planning the next meet! I'll keep 2 lists updated here, date options and attendees. As I've been thinking about the last 11 guild meets we've had, I'm leaning towards having this one an all-week meet. 

After hearing from a few of you, it sounds like the long week isn't going to work out. No worries! We always have fun no matter when. So! We now have weekends listed below. Please post with your possible weekends and how many in your party. Yes Jaky, it IS possible to be a party all by yourself. Except you're probably going to be with a guest this time. Which basically breaks my joke. THANKS JAKY.  Wink


Weekend options:

Weekend #1: March 13-15
Weekend #2: March 20-22
Weekend #3: March 27-29
Weekend #4: April 3-5


Attendees:
Jeff (Elrood) and kitties will be here for ALL the weekends. Tongue

Chime in gang!

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  Carrie's Personal Cookbook
Posted by: Pendragon - 05-09-2019, 03:50 PM - Forum: Recipes - No Replies

Dad’s Cut Out Cookies
 
1 ½ cups butter softened, 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 5 cups AP flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt.
 
Cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill overnight.
 
Preheat oven to 360. Roll to ¼ inch thick and cut into shapes. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-12 minutes.
 
Bakery Buttercream Icing
 
½ cup shortening, ½ cup unsalted butter softened, 1 tsp (vanilla) extract, 4 cups powdered sugar, 2 tbl milk, food coloring
 
Cream together, butter, shortening, and vanilla. Blender in sugar, one cup at a time and beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk until light and fluffy. Add food coloring.
 
Mocha Chip Cookies
 
¼ cup instant coffee granules, 2 TBL hot water, ½ cup butter softened, ¾ cup sugar, ½ cup packed brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 ½ cup AP flour, ¼ tsp baking soda, dash salt 1 package semisweet chocolate chips
 
In a small bowl, combine coffee and water. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternating with coffee mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Shape tablespoons of dough into balls. Place 2 in apart of a greased baking sheet. Bake 350 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
 
Reindeer Plops
 
1 cup buttered softened, 1 cup packed brown sugar, ½ cup sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 2 ½ cup AP flour, ¾ cup dark baking cocoa, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, ½ cup dark chocolate chips
 
In a large bowl, cream butters and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda, gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.  Roll into rounded ball (roughly tablespoons) 2 in apart onto a ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for a couple of minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
 
Frosting: 4 oz cream cheese room temp, ¼ cup butter softened, 2 cup confectioner’s sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract
 
In a medium bowl or stand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter together until creamy and no lumps. Add the confectioner’s sugar (one cup at a time) and vanilla extract. Beat until frosting is creamy. Will last 1-2 week in fridge.
 
Once cookies are cool, frosting cookies and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
 
Bakery Butter Cookies
2 cups powdered sugar, 18 oz butter softened, 1 1/2 tsp salt, 1 large egg, 1 tsp vanilla, 6 1/2 cups AP flour
 
Cream together sugar, butter, salt. Slowly mix in eggs and vanilla. Fold in flour (do not over mix). Roll by tablespoon into balls and place in greased cookie sheet. Bake at 360 for 8-10 minutes (until bottom is golden brown, top of cookie will be soft). Use favorite icing or dip in cinnamon and sugar when cool.
 
Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup sugar, 1 1/3 cup brown sugar, 10 oz butter softened, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 large eggs, 1/3 cup water, 4 cups AP flour, 16 oz chocolate chips
 
Cream together sugars, butter, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Slowly mix in eggs. Add water. Fold in flour and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping tablespoon onto greased baking sheets. Bake 360 for 10-12 minutes.
 
Bakery Raisin Bars
1/2 cup sugar, 2/3 cup brown sugar, 4 oz butter, 1/3 cup molasses, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda, 3 eggs, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup water, 6 1/2 cups AP flour, 24 oz raisins.
Cream together sugars, butter, molasses, salt and baking soda. Mix in slowly eggs and cinnamon. Add water. Fold in flour and raisins. Let sit 15 minutes. Divide into six long loafs. Bake 360 8-10 minutes. Slice when cool. Ice with favorite icing.
Pecan Tassies
1 cup butter, softened, 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened, 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar, 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, 2 large eggs, 2 tablespoons butter, melted, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/8 teaspoon salt
Beat 1 cup butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add flour to butter mixture, beating at low speed. Shape mixture into 48 balls, and place on a baking sheet; cover and chill 1 hour. Place 1 dough ball into each lightly greased muffin cup in mini muffin pans, shaping each into a shell. Whisk together brown sugar and next 5 ingredients. Spoon into tart shells. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until filling is set. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks 20 minutes or until completely cool.
 
 
Bakery Donut Glaze
4 cups powdered sugar, 1 cup shortening, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 tbl water.
Combine ingredient in a bowl. Mix on low speed, , the mix on on medium speed for five minutes.
 
Bakery Chocolate Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tbl milk, 1 oz unsweetened chocolate melted.
 
Mix ingredients until smooth.
 
 


 
 
Carrie’s Chili
8 oz loose, hot sausage cooked,   8 oz  ground sirloin  2 medium onions, diced  4 garlic cloves, chopped  1 can diced chilies  chili powder  cumin  Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste  2 cans beef stock 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes  1 15-ounce can red beans, drained, 1 15-oz can black beans, drained. 1/4 cup hot deli mustard, Hot sauce, to taste 
 
Brown sirloin and sausage in large soup pot with onion, Add all other ingredients, simmer to heated through..
 
Trifle
1 store-bought angel food cake, 8 vanilla pudding cups, 4 large bags frozen fruit, 1 16 oz jars berry jelly or jam
 
Starting the day before: Thaw fruit. Dump into large bowl. Heat jelly in ceramic or glass dish in microwave for a minute or so until runny, add to fruit and mix. Rip angel food cake in pieces and put down a bottom layer in glass bowl. Add spoons of pudding in random spots, covering most of cake. Add spoons of fruit mix on top of pudding, keeping an eye on the design as seen from the outside of the bowl. Repeat layers, finishing with fruit. Cover lightly with foil or saran wrap and refrigerate overnight.
 
Favorite Chicken Dish
1-2 skinless boneless chicken breasts 4 beaten eggs Italian bread crumbs Butter Crisco 1 cup of chicken broth-made with water and 1 chicken bouillon cube 1 small can of sliced mushrooms 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
 
Cut chicken in bite-sized pieces and soak in eggs for one hour. Bread with bread crumbs and fry in Crisco until golden brown on both sides, put in 9 and 13 pan. Pour chicken broth over and place mushrooms over Bake 350 degrees for 40 minutes, last 10 minutes of baking spread cheese
 
 
Mom’s One Step Lasagna
1 lb. ground beef 1 med. onion, chopped 1 Tbsp chopped garlic 4-6 cubes beef bouillon seasonings: 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning,  1 Tbsp sage, 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 jars ( 15 oz each ) spaghetti sauce 1 box ( 16 oz ) lasagna noodles (regular NOT the oven ready) 15 oz ricotta cheese 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 small can mushrooms
 
Brown beef and onion with garlic. Add water, sauce, seasonings, bouillon and mushrooms. Cover bottom of 9 by 13 pan with 1/3 with this sauce. Arrange 1/2 noodles, then spread 1/2 ricotta cheese, then 1/2 mozz. cheese. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese. Add another layer of sauce. Repeat, ricotta and mozzarella and parmesan. Top with another layer of noodles and rest of sauce. Sprinkle with rest of Parmesan cheese.  Cover tightly with heavy duty foil.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 and 1/2 hours or until knife goes in easily. Let stand covered for 10 minutes before serving.
 
Sirloin Roast

3# beef sirloin roast, 2 tbl montreal steak seasoning, 1 tbl minced garlic, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 3 tbl balsamic vinegar, 1 tbl worcestershire sauce, 1 tbl mustard,
 
Rub roast with seasoning and garlic. Cut in half and place in crock pot. Combine the soy sauce, vinegar, worcestershire sauce and mustard. Pour over beef. Cover and cook on low 6-6 1/2 hours.
 
Diane’s Sauce
2- 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes with roasted garlic, 2-28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
2- small cans of tomato paste, 1 tsp baking soda, sprinkle in Italian seasoning
 
At this point Diane puts in the pre-baked meatballs. Cook on low for a couple hrs (put screen over do not cover. Stir occasionally.
 
 

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  Endgame! (Spoilers!)
Posted by: Shyldd - 05-05-2019, 11:39 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Endgame!  Happy tears and sad tears!  Let's discuss how great this movie was/wasn't!

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  Snack Crack 2.0 (Carmel Puff corn)
Posted by: Calizero - 04-16-2019, 01:39 AM - Forum: Recipes - No Replies

Oven to 250

8 ounces of bag Puff Corn
1 cup of butter
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
1 teaspoon Baking Soda

Put puff corn in large roster pan

In a pot bring butter, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil then cook for 2 min

Stir in baking soda (this will make the mixture get fluffy)

Pour over puff corn in roaster and bake for 45min stirring every 15 min

Spread on was paper to cool

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  Caramel apple dip
Posted by: Eilinna - 04-14-2019, 09:55 PM - Forum: Recipes - No Replies

Ingredients:
1 regular size tub cool whip
1 brick cream cheese (8 oz.)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla extract 
1 tub Marzetti's caramel apple dip
1 bag broken heath bar pieces, with chocolate coating
Pretzels 

Directions:
In a large bowl, mix cool whip, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Electric mixer works best.
Spread the white mixture in a 13x9 pan.
Heat the marzetti caramel dip for 45 seconds, roughly. Just so it's warm enough to be spreadable. Then spread it evenly over white base. 
Finally, sprinkle heath pieces as topping.
Serve with pretzels or apples or whatever you want.

Enjoy!
Eilinna

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