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Old 03-14-2012, 06:15 AM   #21
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Would anyone mind sharing their favorite Bread recipes (pumpernickle, whole wheat, etc)?
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:15 AM   #22
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Since I've been active with DC, I've started keeping a recipe page when I make something, adding ingredients to the page after adding them to the food. At the end, I make notes on what worked and what didn't as well as anything else I might try the next time.

When I make the recipe again, I use the same page to note any changes and how they worked. I've "perfected" a few new favorites this way.
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I, too, never got the concept of "secret" recipes. I try to share, but in fact I seldom cook strictly from a recipe, so am much better with, "come over for the afternoon and we'll do it together." I simply forget that I stood there with a pepper grinder for what seemed like eternity, don't remember what the oven temp was, etc. And then there are friends/relatives who wonder why theirs doesn't taste as good as mine. One is insane (to me). I make Italian salad dressing using the cruet you can get for free with the mix. But when I tell people, use balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, they will not pony up for the extra $$. Then they wonder why their doesn't taste like mine. Similar with other things I make. They try to shortcut and wonder why it isn't as good, then kinda get mad at me .... Not seriously mad, but tell me I shortchanged the recipe so there's wouldn't taste as good as mine. I just roll my eyes and move on!
This used to happen to my mum. People loved her really simple tuna salad and would ask for the recipe, which she would give them. Then they would use Miracle Whip instead of real mayonnaise and complain that the one they made didn't taste as good.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #24
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This used to happen to my mum. People loved her really simple tuna salad and would ask for the recipe, which she would give them. Then they would use Miracle Whip instead of real mayonnaise and complain that the one they made didn't taste as good.
More perfectly good recipes have been ruined because of the substitution of Miricle Whip in place of mayonaise.

Miricle Whip is for sandwiches. I think I will go to the Kraft site and see if they have recipes for MW.
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My Mom would take a little of the syrup from a can of fruit, mix it with Miracle Whip for a tasty, tangy dressing for the fruit.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:09 PM   #26
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sad really. now that she's gone so are her recipes, and thereby one less way to remember what a wonderful person she really was.

That is one reason I share my recipes. The other (off the top of my head) is because I don't want to always have to make the same foods, someone else can do it and give me a break.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:09 PM   #27
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That is one reason I share my recipes. The other (off the top of my head) is because I don't want to always have to make the same foods, someone else can do it and give me a break.
One of my most treasured possessions is my grandma's "cookbook." On my bucket list is to try each recipe (not sure what "Hairdresser's" are--thinking maybe cookies) and scan the pages and give copies to my cousins and their kids. Reading the recipes triggers lots of memories. I can see her making "S" cookies...
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One of my most treasured possessions is my grandma's "cookbook." On my bucket list is to try each recipe (not sure what "Hairdresser's" are--thinking maybe cookies) and scan the pages and give copies to my cousins and their kids. Reading the recipes triggers lots of memories. I can see her making "S" cookies...
I consider my most valuable possession to be (besides my animals) is definitely my Grandmother's handwritten cookbooks. She had 3 of which I am very familiar with almost every recipe in them. I have photocopied them & now in the process of laminating each page to make cookbooks that will be safe to take the pages out and actually use. The originals are in my "fire bag" by the door. Just in case. Also all backed up on an external hard drive & on the computer. After living loved ones & pets, they are the next most important thing to me.
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This used to happen to my mum. People loved her really simple tuna salad and would ask for the recipe, which she would give them. Then they would use Miracle Whip instead of real mayonnaise and complain that the one they made didn't taste as good.
I like both Miracle Whip and Mayonnaise -- BUT, and this is a BIG BUT -- they are not interchangeable in recipes. Like you can't take distilled vinegar in a recipe when balsamic is called for, cannot use vegetable oil in place of extra virgin, and expect the same results.
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Would anyone mind sharing their favorite Bread recipes (pumpernickle, whole wheat, etc)?
I really like Stone Buhrs bread recipes .. thought I've only done the Whole Wheat & White Bread

Recipes | Stone Buhr

also King Author has some nice looking ones too

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/RecipeHome
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