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shana123 October 26th, 2001 03:35 PM

2 Cup granulated sugar
2 Cup corn syrup
1/3 Cup cinnamon candy
1 Cup water
3/4 Tsp. cinnamon 1/2 Tsp. vanilla
1/4 Tsp. cloves
3/4 Tsp. red food coloring
6 Med apples

Remove stems from apples (I happen to like Macintosh apples), wash, and pat dry. Insert a wooden skewer in each apple, running through the apple from stem end to base without protruding all the way through the bottom end. Combine sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon candies, and water in medium-sized saucepan. Cook until the candies dissolve, stirring constantly. Be careful not to boil. Add cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, and food coloring. Mix thoroughly. Boil mixture to 300 degrees using a candy thermometer without stirring.

While mixture is boiling, generously prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray so it's ready ahead of time. As soon as mixture reaches 300 degrees, remove it from heat and quickly dip each apple-one by one-into the mixture until it is thoroughly coated. Set coated apples, standing on their bottoms with skewer pointing up, on baking sheet until mixture hardens. Let apples reach room temperature before eating.

shana123 October 26th, 2001 03:37 PM

14 cups popped popcorn 2 cups sugar (packed)
1 cup butter 1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda

Combine the sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once it begins to boil, stop stirring for 5 minutes, or until mixture reaches 255 degrees on candy thermometer. (You may have to adjust according to altitude and humidity). Remove from heat and stir in baking soda. The mixture will start to foam, so stir well until blended.

While the caramel mixture is cooking, pop the pop-corn either in a hot air popper or microwave. Once you have popped the pop-corn, remove any unpopped kernels. Now place the popcorn in a large (buttered) metal bowl.
Pour the hot mixture over the pop-corn and toss gently with well buttered forks to distribute evenly.

Spread onto 2 ungreased baking sheets and bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. if it starts to look too golden it may be time to take it out!
Oven temperatures vary not only with model but with altitude, so you'll have to adjust time accordingly.

Remove the caramel corm from the oven and allow to cool completely. Once cool, break it into clusters, and store in a tightly covered container. For a Halloween party, serve on on a large serving tray or in decorative bowls. For treats, fill those little paper Halloween bags.

shana123 October 26th, 2001 07:09 PM

Ok I am back. I am going to post some recipes that I have tried and they are good :)


3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
6 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups milk, approximately

Mix flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar in bowl. Cut in margarine until mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. Add milk to form soft but not sticky dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead lightly. Pat dough out to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut into rounds. Sprinkle tops lightly with extra flour and bake on a lightly floured baking sheet at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or until risen and golden. Serve warm or cool with butter and jam.

For raisin scones, which are sweeter, add 1/2 cup raisins and 2 tablespoons sugar after rubbing in margarine. For cheese scones add 1 teaspoon dry mustard and 3 tbsp grated cheddar cheese after rubbing in margarine. I use about 2 cups of cheese and no mustard but thats me :)

shana123 October 26th, 2001 07:13 PM

Ham and Bean Soup

1 pound or 2 cups Navy beans
8 cups of water
12 baby carrots
1/2 pound chopped ham
1/4 cup ketchup optional
salt and pepper to taste

In large bowl or pot combine beans with water and let soak overnight.

Pick out any discolored ones. In large pot over medium heat, combine the soaked beans and water, carrots, and ham. Add more water to cover all, if necessary. Bring to a boil , then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 4-6 hours. Add ketchup just to get desired color. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
I did not use the ketchup. Also I cooked my carrots ahead of time and added beans, carrots and ham to slow cooker and cooked on high all day. It turned out real good :)

LiamFan! October 26th, 2001 07:14 PM

Thank you, shana!

If that doesn't get people in the spirit, nothing will!


shana123 October 26th, 2001 07:16 PM

Shephard's Pie with a difference.

Brown 1 lb hamburger
Add onions and mushrooms
Mix in a can or two of cream corn
Make mashed potatoes
put hamburger mixture in a casserole dish
Layer mashed potatoes over the top
Butter the top of the potatoes
Put in oven to grill until browned.
Watch closely so that it does not burn on top
Serve. My family likes this one better than the one with mixed veggies and gravy. So if you like cream corn this is good. Enjoy.

shana123 October 26th, 2001 07:22 PM

My Family's Favorite
Hawaiian Chicken

1 2/3 lbs frying chicken
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1/4 cup butter
Put flour mixture in plastic bag. Place chicken pieces in bag like doing shake and bake. Melt the butter in a shallow baking pan in 400 degree oven.
Remove pan. Put floured chicken pieces in pan turning to coat with butter. Bake skin side down in single layer. Bake 30 minutes at 400. Turn. Reduce heat to 350 degrees.

1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp salt
3/4 cups brown sugar
3/4 cups pineapple juice ( I just use the juice from the pineapple chunks.)
1 cup pineapple chunks ( 1 can )
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
Combine ingredients. Spoon or pour over chicken. Cook another 30 minutes or until done. Serve with steamed white rice. Delicious. Enjoy

shana123 October 26th, 2001 07:28 PM

Sweet and Sour Spareribs

One package ( family pack ) pork spareribs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 can ( 13 ounces, large ) pineapple chunks
1/3 cup vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 large green peppers
2 large onions
cut spareribs into small pieces, put in large pot and boil to get the fat out ( approx. 1 hour )
Drain water and brown the spareribs
Mix in bowl
soy sauce and juice from pineapple chunks and brown sugar
Cut onions and green peppers into slices
Put wet ingredients into spareribs and cook on med hi heat
Add green peppers, onions and pinepple chunks. Cook and cover until veggies are tender ( stir occasionally)
Serve with steamed white rice. Enjoy!!

shana123 October 26th, 2001 07:36 PM

Ok last one cause I dont want the rumor to keep going around that Im some kind of housewife :-D

BBQ Spareribs

Take a large family pack of spareribs and place them in a shallow baking dish. Cover with water and place in oven at 350 degrees. Let cook for 1 hour turn several times. Drain out most of the water leaving a bit on the bottom of the dish just to moisten ribs. Pour your favorite BBQ sauce ( We use the bullseye Honey Garlic sauce) over the ribs and turn oven to grill. cook till it looks nice and brown. Turn over the ribs and do the same to the other side. Watch closely so as not to burn. These ribs fall off the bone and are so good. We serve them with baked potatoes and favorite veggie. This is an experiment hubby tried and we fell in love with it . Enjoy!!

julesingresham October 27th, 2001 03:08 AM

Susie,no it is a cookie recipe made with golden delicious apples. I did a search and think I found the recipe. Will let you know when I try it out.jules

Annie October 27th, 2001 02:41 PM

I am looking for two recipes. The first one is a Lemon Supreme pie. Has a layer of cream cheese yummyness on the bottom and a layer of lemony goodness on top LOL

The second one I am looking for is Pumpkin Supreme pie. It's made along the same lines as lemon supreme. Thanks to whomever can find me these two very special recipes!

CheetahWOW October 27th, 2001 04:52 PM

Halloween Goodies!!
Pumpkin Carving Party
You all know the drill! Journey to the pumpkin patch (or your favorite grocery store) and get the pumpkin with the best carving potential. Cut off the pumpkin's top and scoop out its innards. Don't forget to save the seeds! Separate the seeds from the sludge, rinse them and let them dry for about 4 hours. Then hull 'em and roast 'em with dribbles of olive oil and sprinkles of salt in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until golden. Stir the seeds every 10 minutes or so during the roasting to ensure even cooking. Make those pumpkins freaky and maybe, just maybe, they'll scare the wandering dead away from your house! While you're carving those pumpkins, why not serve some ghoulish pies to get you in the Halloween mood?

CheetahWOW October 27th, 2001 04:54 PM

October Apple Pie
October Apple Pie

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
6 cups thinly sliced apples
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, chilled and diced
9 caramel squares, quartered
1 tablespoon white sugar

1 In a large bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, sugars, spices, flour, butter, and caramels. Stir to coat fruit evenly.
2 Roll dough out, and cut out two crusts. Line a pie plate with one of the crusts. Spoon filling into the bottom crust, and cover with the top crust. Crimp the edges. Place the pie on a baking sheet covered with foil. Poke fork holes over top. Sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar.
3 Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 50 minutes. If you notice overbrowning after 30 minutes, reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Serve warm, or at room temperature.

CheetahWOW October 27th, 2001 04:57 PM

Beef In Costume For Halloween
1 (4 lb.) pumpkin
1 Pound lean ground beef
1 Cup chopped onion
Cooking oil
1/3 Cup chopped red pepper
1/3 Cup chopped green pepper
1 Clove minced garlic
1 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon thyme
1/4 Teaspoon pepper
1 (7 1/2 Oz.) pitted ripe olives
1 (8 Oz.) Can tomato sauce
2 beaten eggs

Preparation :
Cut top from pumpkin; scrape out seeds and fibers. Simmer in salted water
to cover for 20 to 25 minutes or until almost tender. Drain. Brown beef
and onion. Add peppers and garlic. Cook one minute. Remove from heat,
stir in remaining ingredients. Spoon into pumpkin. Place "lid" on top.
Brush pumpkin with oil.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Let stand 10 minutes.

Cut into edges to serve.

Karat November 3rd, 2001 11:12 AM

New England Clam Chowder
I love making soups and normally have good luck with them. However, I can not make New England Clam Chowder! (the creamy kind) :0) And it is one of my favorites! Does anyone have a "No Fail" recipe for this soup and share it with me?

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