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Diigo bookmarks 01/16/2009

  • Lose the whipped cream at the end, don’t need it. This is pretty similar to my recipe for Shakertown Soup.

    tags: recipe, soup, Shakertown

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  • tags: valentine

    • Cornflake Hearts


      1/2 cup butter, 3 cups miniature marshmallows, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp red or pink food coloring, 4 cups corn flakes, small heart candies (like the ones you find for decorating cupcakes in the baking isle).


      Melt butter, add marshmallows, stirring until all marshmallows are melted. Add extract and food coloring; stir until it is a uniform red or pink color. When mixture is smooth, add corn flakes; mix well but gently so as not to crush the cornflakes. Form into heart shapes on sheets of waxed paper, decorate with candy hearts. Let cool.

    • Krispie Kisses

      I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like rice krispies treats. The basic recipe is below. You’ll need a batch of the basic recipe and a very small funnel. Make a batch of rice krispie treats and let it cool slightly so that you can handle it. Butter the inside of the funnel. Using your hands, pack the rice krispie treats into the funnel, then turn it over onto a cookie sheet to cool. There are a couple of variations on this basic recipe. You can dip your kisses in chocolate to make a more traditional kiss, but it is messy. You can also make them with love messages inside by writing a message on a strip of paper and stringing it through the small end of the funnel so that only part of it will be inside the kiss, then pack the cereal mixture inside the funnel.

      Ingredients: 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows, 6 cups rice krispies cereal

      Directions: In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt margarine and marshmallows on HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Stir mixture until smooth. Add rice krispies cereal, stirring until well coated. When slightly cooled, shape cereal mixture into desired shape using buttered hands, or lay out flat on waxed paper. Allow to cool.

    • Edible Valentine Cards

      Place a graham cracker on a plate and spread pink or white icing on it. Use candy hearts, sprinkles, etc. to create a Valentine Card that is completely edible.

    • Valentine Cupcakes

      This is a clever idea that I got from a toddler’s activity book. The hearts don’t always come out right, but it’s fun for the kids to cook with marbles.

      Wash and dry enough marbles so that there is one for every cupcake you are making. Line muffin tins with paper baking cups. Put one marble in each muffin spot between the paper baking cup and the baking tin. Pour in your prepared cake mix and bake according to package directions. When they are done and slightly cooled, pop them out of the tin and you’ll see that the cupcakes are heart shapes. Frost and decorate. NOTE: Watch out for the marbles… they take a little while to cool!

    • Heartwiches

      Make a peanut butter and jelly Sandwich and use a heart cookie cutter to make heart shaped sandwiches. My kids love heartwiches!

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