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Old 12-17-2007, 10:05 PM   #11
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Chocolate kahlua mousse pie. Every year for Christmas.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:26 PM   #12
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Every year I make oodles of cookies too, Vera.

My favorites (and everyone else's in the family) are my Grandma's Monster cookies. I've mentioned them here before, but the recipe's one of those family things.

However, all look forward to the Martha Stewart Thumbprint cookies I make every holiday (what's a holiday without cookies?)
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:38 PM   #13
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My "thing" is different every year and that's what my friends look forward to. One year I may give a homemade hot chocolate gift basket, complete with chocolate mix, a parcel of mini marshmallows, chocolate-covered spoons, etc.

Another year it may be a basket full of homemade pasta, homemade canned pasta sauce, a baguette, etc.

Other years, it could be a mix of savory and sweet breads for breakfast or dinner.

I always "mix" things up and have a great time doing it. My only problem is remembering what I gave to whom.

I've even baked goodies to give to my friend's pets as part of their gift basket.

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Old 12-17-2007, 10:40 PM   #14
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Ah....but now I want to know more about it...

How long have you been making it? Where did you get the recipe?



Recipe out of a cookbook. ( will share if ya want)
I've only been making it for four or five years now.
It's so easy
and always good.

Not at all hard like the regular rochas. Yummmmmmy!!!!!
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:52 PM   #15
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I had a job once that had 2 "goodie days", one near Thanksgiving and one near Christmas.
By decree of the Boss, I was to bring egg rolls and my special dipping sauce, which she thought was something special.

Soy sauce, ginger powder, red pepper flakes and chicken bullion powder, LOL!
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:57 PM   #16
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I love chocolate, assorted candy of dark chocolate.
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:20 PM   #17
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Mine is crackerjack. It's my grandpa's recipe. I don't make it every year but someone in the family always makes it every holiday. We take turns. It makes quite alot (5 gallons) so there is always plenty to share from a single batch.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:58 AM   #18
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Something that I forgot, I always order a box of Leonidas dark chocolate pralines. Oh, they are so good.
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Now I'm really red-faced. Yard-o-dough is already made cookie dough that is packaged in a long tube - similar to the long summer sausages named Yard-O-Beef. Anyway, you peel off the plastic wrap and slice it and bake it.
Don't be red faced!...when I was a kid, we called it 'Pillsbury"
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:58 AM   #20
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I'm not much of a baker, but I do try to make Christmas biscotti every year. It's made with candied fruit, so when you slice it, the red, green and yellow fruits dot the cookies. The recipe came from a cookbook I have called "Cookies, Cookies, Cookies."
I'll bet they are wonderful. Ever dip the ends in white chocolate?
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