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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

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Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Nov 28 2023 :  02:18:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's that time of year when our kitchens are busy and filled with good smells. I deep cleaned my kitchen in preparation for some baking. We will have a small group of teens here on the 8th for appetizers. It starts off the progressive dinner they are having. I won't be baking those ahead but it helps to get in the mood. I will be making fudge and a couple different types of cookies for our caroling party and to enjoy over the holiday. I haven't decided on the cookies but one type will be gluten free. We have a few that can't have it. The gf will be cranberry and white chocolate chip.
What are your favorites to bake for the holidays?

Denise~~

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"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
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Posted - Nov 29 2023 :  08:53:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Denise, the teen progressive dinner party sounds like fun to be a part of. Enjoy your holiday baking and gatherings!! Tis the Season!

Winnie Nielsen #3109
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

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darlene
Loleta California
USA
5960 Posts

Posted - Nov 29 2023 :  08:54:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Denise, that Sounds like a lot of fun!

Enjoy!
Darlene

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Linda
Terrell TX
USA
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Posted - Nov 29 2023 :  09:28:36 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The cookies made every year in my family were Bourbon Balls, Sherry Butter Nut Cookies, and frosted Sugar Cookies. We also added others.

I have an entire binder my mother put together of all the cookie recipes she had. She cross-indexed them by Type of Cookie (bar, rolled, foreign, etc) and Alphabetized. She was definitely an over-achiever. LOL!

If you've been looking for a cookie recipe, let me know - I probably have it!!

Linda B
quiltee
Farmgirl #1919
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levisgrammy
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Denise
Ohio
USA
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Posted - Nov 29 2023 :  09:46:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is awesome Linda that you have that from your mom.


Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
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sweettea59
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sherry
Longview Texas
USA
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Posted - Nov 29 2023 :  11:47:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Denise, my favorite time of the year, always like trying out a new Christmas cookie recipe. Or fudge or pound cake.
I have my Christmas recipe book and my mothers and my granny's. I look for recipes for Christmas all year long. My hubby and kids have their old favorites that they like for me to make, Pumpkin roll, Graham cracker roll, peanut butter and peppermint fudge. Ms. Joy pound cake. Sound like fun to see what everyone else's favorite is.

Farmgirl Hugs & May all your Wishes come true.
Sherry
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
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Posted - Nov 29 2023 :  12:53:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sherry, those sound delicious! I have never heard of Graham cracker roll or Ms.Joy pound cake. What is in those?

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

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AussieChick
Farmgirl in Training

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Cindy
Bend Oregon
USA
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Posted - Nov 29 2023 :  2:07:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was always a family tradition growing up in Australia to have Pavlova & Plum Pudding with custard on Christmas Day. It was always a boiled plum pudding. My Grandmother made the best plum pudding. I might get my cloth out and try making one again this year. I'm always afraid that I will undercook it in the middle - then, of course, I end up leaving in too long & over cooking it. It's hard to get it just right!!

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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

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darlene
Loleta California
USA
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Posted - Nov 29 2023 :  2:09:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have a good time! I will be watching!

Hugs
Darlene

Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
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Just follow God unquestioningly.
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JennRap
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jennifer
Sonora CA
USA
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Posted - Nov 29 2023 :  7:01:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How does the "teen progressive dinner" work? Sounds like fun and something I might want to set up for the group of teens I work with. :)

Jennifer Rapoza
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levisgrammy
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9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Nov 30 2023 :  06:04:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jenn,
The couple that do our teen Sunday school set it up. They will ask three families to host. One family does appetizers, one does the main meal and one does dessert. They will start at 6pm with the first family and I don't know how much time they spend, maybe a half hour then they leave their home and go to the family serving the next course and then when that is finished they go to the last one. It is from 6pm to 8pm for our group. There are only 6 teens and the two teachers.

We did a progressive at our last church. It was open to everyone. We had so many sign up that they had 9 families who did the 3 different parts. They divided us in to 3 groups. I don't know know how many were in a group. Maybe 10 people or so. It was so much fun!

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Nov 30 2023 :  06:06:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm thinking of getting each of the teens a gift card from a local eatery to gift them.

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Dec 01 2023 :  04:42:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today is baking day! A good day for it. It rainy and I enjoy rainy days when I can be in the kitchen baking up some goodies.

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

4609 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
4609 Posts

Posted - Dec 01 2023 :  04:43:36 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
We had the rainy day yesterday.

Enjoy baking. I need to do that, but not sure when.

Linda B
quiltee
Farmgirl #1919
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2023 :  09:26:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made my gf cookies today. Cranberry and white chocolate chip.
Can't really tell a difference in the taste.


Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com

Edited by - levisgrammy on Dec 07 2023 09:26:49 AM
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AussieChick
Farmgirl in Training

39 Posts

Cindy
Bend Oregon
USA
39 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2023 :  09:28:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! They sound delicious, Denise! Could you post the recipe? I am always looking for gluten-free recipes.

Farmgirl #6058
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levisgrammy
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Denise
Ohio
USA
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Posted - Dec 07 2023 :  10:07:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here you go Cindy!

Ingredients
2 cups gluten-free flour, like Cup4Cup
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened to room temperature (use dairy-free if needed)
cup granulated sugar
cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups of white chocolate morsels
2 cups dried cranberries


Instructions
Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with silicone mats or just keep them ungreased if you don't have any. Remove butter from the refrigerator so it has time to come to room temperature - you want it to be very soft.

In a small bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a stand mixer, cream together (mix) the granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla until creamy, over medium-low speed. Add each egg, one at a time, and be sure to beat well after each addition.

Lastly, add in the flour, on low speed, until everything is incorporated. Using a large spoon, stir in the chocolate chips, cranberries, and chopped walnuts.

Using a tablespoon for size or an ice cream scoop, drop rounds of cookie dough onto the baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each one.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. To ensure more crispiness and golden brown color, leave in for 11 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

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Denise
Ohio
USA
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Posted - Dec 07 2023 :  10:08:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I used King Arthur gluten free all purpose flour. It can be found at Walmart.

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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AussieChick
Farmgirl in Training

39 Posts

Cindy
Bend Oregon
USA
39 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2023 :  5:06:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the recipe, Denise. I'll give them a try next weekend when I do some more holiday baking. I made a Gluten-Free Chocolate & Raspberry Brownie for my husband's family Christmas party on Saturday and it was a hit!!

Farmgirl #6058
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levisgrammy
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Denise
Ohio
USA
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Posted - Dec 10 2023 :  5:54:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh that sounds good. Would tou mind sharing your recipe here Cindy?

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Linda
Terrell TX
USA
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Posted - Dec 10 2023 :  7:10:11 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, I would love to see that brownie recipe, too.


Linda B
quiltee
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AussieChick
Farmgirl in Training

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Cindy
Bend Oregon
USA
39 Posts

Posted - Dec 12 2023 :  10:08:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gluten-Free Chocolate & Raspberry Brownies

150g butter
150g dark chocolate
1 cup coconut milk
1 1/4 cups caster sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup gluten-free plain flour
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 cup cacao powder
125g fresh or frozen raspberries

Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Grease an 8-inch x 12-inch rectangular pan; line base & sides with baking paper.
Combine butter, chocolate and milk in a medium saucepan over low heat; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until butter and chocolate are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; stir in sugar. Cool for 10 minutes.
Beat eggs into chocolate mixture with a wooden spoon. Stir in combined, sifted flours and cacao. Gently fold in half the raspberries. Pour mixture into pan. Sprinkle with the remaining raspberries.
Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in pan. Cut into squares.

Farmgirl #6058
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Linda
Terrell TX
USA
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Posted - Dec 12 2023 :  10:20:26 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Cindy!

Linda B
quiltee
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

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Denise
Ohio
USA
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Posted - Dec 12 2023 :  12:07:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've not seen caster sugar. What makes it different?

Is it still gluten free if you use buckwheat?

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com

Edited by - levisgrammy on Dec 12 2023 12:08:33 PM
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AussieChick
Farmgirl in Training

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Cindy
Bend Oregon
USA
39 Posts

Posted - Dec 12 2023 :  1:38:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Caster sugar is a finer sugar that we have in Australia. Fine granulated sugar is basically the same thing - that's what I use over here in the U.S. in substitute for caster sugar. To be honest, you could use any sugar in this recipe & it would still work out. You could probably even use coconut sugar if you wanted to. Happy baking!!

Farmgirl #6058
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Linda
Terrell TX
USA
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Posted - Dec 12 2023 :  1:41:08 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Is Caster Sugar like our Powdered sugar? I know of some recipes that use it instead of sugar.

Linda B
quiltee
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