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#1 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 2, 2017 - 3:38 pm

I started my candy making today.  Did peanut clusters, and cordial cherries. The cherries take 2 weeks to set up, and I've never tried them before. Hoping they turn out well.

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So, what are YOU making?



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Posted Dec 2, 2017 - 4:24 pm

I always make buckeyes. I bought all the stuff today, I might start tomorrow. We are going to a friends house Friday, and he always wants them. I'll make another batch next weekend for family Christmas.
I never really thought about that you could make cordial cherries. I'm not sure anyone would eat them here though.
Sometimes I make potato candy because it's fun and I love making it, but no one eats it.
Mama started experimenting with fudge this year, so I probably won't make any of that.
So looks like I'm just at buckeyes and cookies! But we'll be on vacation and returning Christmas Eve, so I won't have as much time as usual anyway.
Let us know how the cherries turn out!

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Posted Dec 2, 2017 - 5:01 pm

mmmmm...........Buckeyes.  I might try to make some of those.  Haven't had any in a long time.  Or maybe I'll make the no-bake cookies.  Those are always a hit with me.  No one else eats them so they are all mine.   LOL



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Posted Dec 2, 2017 - 6:55 pm

Lady my grandpa used to work with made liquor filled chocolate covered cherries. Those things where the bomb. :)

 

She also made like HUGE homemade version of candy bars. They tasted just like the real thing just like 10X as big.



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Posted Dec 3, 2017 - 5:04 pm

I usually do not make snacks just food for parties, Meatballs, smokies and a brown sugar pecan crusted salmon. I hate seafood but apparently I can cook the mess out of it. Would love to try a candy receipe



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Posted Dec 3, 2017 - 6:37 pm

I’ve always wanted to make those cherries just never fully had the ambition lol. Looks good!


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Posted Dec 4, 2017 - 6:00 am

I usually do not make snacks just food for parties, Meatballs, smokies and a brown sugar pecan crusted salmon. I hate seafood but apparently I can cook the mess out of it. Would love to try a candy receipe

What kind of meatballs?



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Posted Dec 4, 2017 - 12:12 pm

This year I'm making Oreo balls,orange balls,buckeyes, and puppy chow for the candy tray. Cookies will be oatmeal, peanut butter blossoms,snicker doodles and probably a chocolate mint.

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Posted Dec 4, 2017 - 12:47 pm

What kind of meatballs?


Hawaiian, Sweet and Tangy BBQ and lemon pepper. The lil smokies are bacon wrapped with brown sugar and maple syrup. Buffalo dip, spinach dip and a few cheese balls.

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Posted Dec 4, 2017 - 2:18 pm

I've posted most of the list elsewhere but here's what's on the agenda so far: 

 

Round 1 (drop dead ship date next Tues 12/12)

- 2 (8x8) batches chocolate mint fudge

- 1 (8x8) batch chocolate strawberry fudge

- 2 loaves pumpkin bread 

- 2 (9x13) pans of brownies 

- Double batch chocolate chip cookies (should net about 13-14 dozen)

- Double batch white choc macadamia nut cookies (again abt 13-14 dozen) 

- Double batch oatmeal PB choc chip cookies (abt 12 dozen)

- Double batch snickerdoodles (abt 7-8 dozen) 

- Double batch PB cookies (abt 6-7 dozen) 

- Single batch candy cane kiss cookies (abt 3-4 dozen) 

 

[Vast majority of this first round will go to my Joe Gibbs Racing crew boys at the shop in Huntersville, NC)

 

Round 2 (ship date no later than 12/21, depending on location)

- 1 (maybe 2?) 8x8 batch chocolate mint fudge

- 1 8x8 batch chocolate strawberry fudge

- 2 9x13 pans of brownies

- Double batch chocolate chip cookies (abt 13-14 dozen)

- Single batch white chocolate macadamia nut cookies (abt 7-8 dozen)

- Single batch oatmeal/PB/choc chip cookies (abt 6-7 dozen)

- Double batch snickerdoodles (abt 7-8 dozen) 

- Double batch lemon cookies (abt 6-8 dozen)

- Double batch PB cookies (abt 6-7 dozen) 

- Single batch candy cane kiss cookies (abt 3-4 dozen) 

 

All told, somewhere around 100 dozen cookies, 5 or 6 batches of fudge, 4 batches of brownies, and the pumpkin bread. I am a very busy bee these next couple of weeks. Prepping tonight and tomorrow, the marathon begins Wednesday night. (And yes, I still have to handle my day job every day, too. lol)


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Posted Dec 4, 2017 - 5:12 pm

Hawaiian, Sweet and Tangy BBQ and lemon pepper. The lil smokies are bacon wrapped with brown sugar and maple syrup. Buffalo dip, spinach dip and a few cheese balls.

Oh my lord, I'm going to have to try those lil smokies!  



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Posted Dec 5, 2017 - 7:40 am

I've posted most of the list elsewhere but here's what's on the agenda so far:

Round 1 (drop dead ship date next Tues 12/12)
- 2 (8x8) batches chocolate mint fudge
- 1 (8x8) batch chocolate strawberry fudge
- 2 loaves pumpkin bread
- 2 (9x13) pans of brownies
- Double batch chocolate chip cookies (should net about 13-14 dozen)
- Double batch white choc macadamia nut cookies (again abt 13-14 dozen)
- Double batch oatmeal PB choc chip cookies (abt 12 dozen)
- Double batch snickerdoodles (abt 7-8 dozen)
- Double batch PB cookies (abt 6-7 dozen)
- Single batch candy cane kiss cookies (abt 3-4 dozen)

[Vast majority of this first round will go to my Joe Gibbs Racing crew boys at the shop in Huntersville, NC)

Round 2 (ship date no later than 12/21, depending on location)
- 1 (maybe 2?) 8x8 batch chocolate mint fudge
- 1 8x8 batch chocolate strawberry fudge
- 2 9x13 pans of brownies
- Double batch chocolate chip cookies (abt 13-14 dozen)
- Single batch white chocolate macadamia nut cookies (abt 7-8 dozen)
- Single batch oatmeal/PB/choc chip cookies (abt 6-7 dozen)
- Double batch snickerdoodles (abt 7-8 dozen)
- Double batch lemon cookies (abt 6-8 dozen)
- Double batch PB cookies (abt 6-7 dozen)
- Single batch candy cane kiss cookies (abt 3-4 dozen)

All told, somewhere around 100 dozen cookies, 5 or 6 batches of fudge, 4 batches of brownies, and the pumpkin bread. I am a very busy bee these next couple of weeks. Prepping tonight and tomorrow, the marathon begins Wednesday night. (And yes, I still have to handle my day job every day, too. lol)


Wow....just wow!!!! That poor oven is about to get worked over

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Posted Dec 5, 2017 - 7:42 am

Wittenlover, that's a LOT of baking.  We do a lot of cookies (just sugar cookies with buttercream icing), but not THAT many. LOL

 

Last night, I made billionaires for the first time.  They are really good, so tonight I will be making another batch.  Still to come are turtles, Christmas peanut butter cups, and candy coated pretzel rods. And, of course, the cookies :).



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Posted Dec 5, 2017 - 7:48 am

Wow....just wow!!!! That poor oven is about to get worked over

 

Haha yeah every year it gets a really good workout at Christmas. A lot of my peeps prefer the baked goodies to material gifts, so it's a labor of love for me. Will be sending out a total of 11 different boxes to destinations in NC, FL, OH, KY and ID. :)


Edited by wittenlover, Dec 5, 2017 - 7:48 am.

For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

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Posted Dec 5, 2017 - 9:18 am

I've posted most of the list elsewhere but here's what's on the agenda so far: 

 

Round 1 (drop dead ship date next Tues 12/12)

- 2 (8x8) batches chocolate mint fudge

- 1 (8x8) batch chocolate strawberry fudge

- 2 loaves pumpkin bread 

- 2 (9x13) pans of brownies 

- Double batch chocolate chip cookies (should net about 13-14 dozen)

- Double batch white choc macadamia nut cookies (again abt 13-14 dozen) 

- Double batch oatmeal PB choc chip cookies (abt 12 dozen)

- Double batch snickerdoodles (abt 7-8 dozen) 

- Double batch PB cookies (abt 6-7 dozen) 

- Single batch candy cane kiss cookies (abt 3-4 dozen) 

 

[Vast majority of this first round will go to my Joe Gibbs Racing crew boys at the shop in Huntersville, NC)

 

Round 2 (ship date no later than 12/21, depending on location)

- 1 (maybe 2?) 8x8 batch chocolate mint fudge

- 1 8x8 batch chocolate strawberry fudge

- 2 9x13 pans of brownies

- Double batch chocolate chip cookies (abt 13-14 dozen)

- Single batch white chocolate macadamia nut cookies (abt 7-8 dozen)

- Single batch oatmeal/PB/choc chip cookies (abt 6-7 dozen)

- Double batch snickerdoodles (abt 7-8 dozen) 

- Double batch lemon cookies (abt 6-8 dozen)

- Double batch PB cookies (abt 6-7 dozen) 

- Single batch candy cane kiss cookies (abt 3-4 dozen) 

 

All told, somewhere around 100 dozen cookies, 5 or 6 batches of fudge, 4 batches of brownies, and the pumpkin bread. I am a very busy bee these next couple of weeks. Prepping tonight and tomorrow, the marathon begins Wednesday night. (And yes, I still have to handle my day job every day, too. lol)

When do mine ship out? :sidesplit


Hawaiian, Sweet and Tangy BBQ and lemon pepper. The lil smokies are bacon wrapped with brown sugar and maple syrup. Buffalo dip, spinach dip and a few cheese balls.

Think I may have to do some meatballs also. I do a killer buffalo chicken dip so there will be plenty of that. Trying to think of some other things to put out. Will be doing some smoked meats for one of the two days. :)



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Posted Dec 6, 2017 - 6:27 am

Haha yeah every year it gets a really good workout at Christmas. A lot of my peeps prefer the baked goodies to material gifts, so it's a labor of love for me. Will be sending out a total of 11 different boxes to destinations in NC, FL, OH, KY and ID. :)

I am in the Carolinas maybe I need to get on that list. 



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Posted Dec 6, 2017 - 7:45 am

I am in the Carolinas maybe I need to get on that list. 

White Chocolate Macadamia cookies are some of my FAVS. :)



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Posted Dec 6, 2017 - 10:59 am

White Chocolate Macadamia cookies are some of my FAVS. :)


My pit crew guys would agree. They are, however, the most expensive cookies I make. Macadamias are pricey! They're lucky I love them. lol


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For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

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Posted Dec 6, 2017 - 1:22 pm

My pit crew guys would agree. They are, however, the most expensive cookies I make. Macadamias are pricey! They're lucky I love them. lol


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No doubt there. Few weeks back Sam's had a good deal on them and pecans. I picked up a bag of pecans for the Sweet Potato Casserole I do on thanksgiving. :)



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Posted Dec 8, 2017 - 12:36 pm

Got the first batch of buckeyes done today. They were for a gift for dinner hosts tonight. But it stupid SNOWED in Atlanta today! We only got rain and sleet, but our destination got snow, and it is expected to start getting snowy and icy later tonight. So we are staying put.
So they went in the freezer, and hopefully won't get eaten before we reschedule!

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Posted Dec 8, 2017 - 1:55 pm

Got the first batch of buckeyes done today. They were for a gift for dinner hosts tonight. But it stupid SNOWED in Atlanta today! We only got rain and sleet, but our destination got snow, and it is expected to start getting snowy and icy later tonight. So we are staying put.
So they went in the freezer, and hopefully won't get eaten before we reschedule!

Should just eat them and then make more. :)



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Posted Dec 11, 2017 - 1:03 pm

I am in the Carolinas maybe I need to get on that list. 

Me too!



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Posted Dec 11, 2017 - 1:16 pm

I'll be doing some baking and sending to the youngest who won't be able to make it home for Christmas.  having to find some vegan cookie recipes for her girlfriend so she doesn't feel left out.



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Posted Dec 11, 2017 - 1:37 pm

So far: 551 cookies in, still one more batch (7-8 dozen strong) in this first round. Two batches of brownies are done. Leaves me with the last batch of cookies, three batches of fudge, and pumpkin bread to make tonight for my first (big) shipment tomorrow down to my JGR crew boys in NC (aka my brothers from another mother). One small box will go out of this first round to a good buddy in Kentucky. His bday is this week, so I always make sure his goodie box comes out of the first round.

Once I'm past tomorrow, round 2 begins in earnest Wednesday night. Pretty much a repeat of the first round. :)

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Edited by wittenlover, Dec 11, 2017 - 1:38 pm.

For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

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Posted Dec 11, 2017 - 4:47 pm

So far: 551 cookies in, still one more batch (7-8 dozen strong) in this first round. Two batches of brownies are done. Leaves me with the last batch of cookies, three batches of fudge, and pumpkin bread to make tonight for my first (big) shipment tomorrow down to my JGR crew boys in NC (aka my brothers from another mother). One small box will go out of this first round to a good buddy in Kentucky. His bday is this week, so I always make sure his goodie box comes out of the first round.

Once I'm past tomorrow, round 2 begins in earnest Wednesday night. Pretty much a repeat of the first round. :)

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I almost drooled on the keyboard for my new laptop.



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Posted Dec 11, 2017 - 6:41 pm

Those cookies look delicious!

I just made a batch of plain ole chocolate chip cookies for our not-Christmas party at work tomorrow. I asked the girl in charge today what was still needed. She said nothing, that she was telling people that have already signed up for drinks to not worry. What about desserts? Oh there's plenty, 15 people signed up!
Numbers of attendees? 110.
So I just made 4 dozen cookies.

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Posted Dec 11, 2017 - 7:06 pm

Thanks, bluebear! What you can see: snickerdoodles, choc chip, white chocolate macadamia, and candy cane kiss cookies. Did PB cookies Saturday, doing oatmeal PB choc chip tonight. :)


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Posted Dec 12, 2017 - 6:53 am

Anyone who'd like to send some of these goodies to your friendly GD admin, feel free :P



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Posted Dec 12, 2017 - 7:19 am

Anyone who'd like to send some of these goodies to your friendly GD admin, feel free :P

 

We making you drool, Brad? Maybe if you join the SS Exchange next year, someone will gift you some... ;) 


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

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Posted Dec 12, 2017 - 8:41 am

I almost drooled on the keyboard for my new laptop.

I licked the screen.




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