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Cheryl Green
Nov 10, 2015

Baking disaster

Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone can help me. I took a dessert to a friends house the other night.....I call them Seven Layer Cookies.....it is the recipe where you layer these ingredients: 1 stick butter; 1 cup graham cracker crumbs; coconut; chocolate chips; buterscotch chips; pecans and then sweetened condensed milk; layer in a 9x13 pan and bake. Well everyone loved it, so they asked for the recipe, which I gave them. Now tonight a friend just told me that she messed up; she thought 1 stick of butter meant the whole pound of butter; so it is all runny. Does anyone have an idea of what she can do now? I suggested crumbling (or pouring) it all into a cake mix (or 2 cake mixes) and making a rich, gooey cake. Any ideas?

Pat Morris
Nov 8, 2015

Caramelized Onion and Potato Gratin From Cook's Country

I love to watch Cook's Country and America's Test Kitchen on PBS. I also subscribe to America's Test Kitchen on the Internet. And I get the magazine, "Cook's Country." I have never made anything from either that didn't turn out perfectly -they test and test and test each recipe before making it on their show. I am looking for their recipe for "Caramelized Onion ad Potato Gratin."

You are suppose to be able to access recipes from their website if it is during the season that the program airs. However, a couple of weeks the program featured them making, "Caramelized Onion and Potato Gratin." I didn't get everything down on paper, so I went to Cook's Country website and was unable to access the recipe without "upgrading" my membership to include both sites -because even though it was recently, it originally aired in 2010. I am not going to upgrade (get another membership) since I take their magazine (But didn't in 2010), and have the other membership.

I am wondering if any of you ever watch the program and/or have the recipe from their cookbook or website. I have several recipes that I have made in the past, but this is different. And I would like that recipe. I don't want or need another recipe for potato gratin using caramelized onions -just that one. I will be most appreciative if anyone has this recipe and will share it with me. Thanks, AugustaPat

Beth M.
Nov 4, 2015

Were you watching the Cooking Channel recently when "It's Better Than Mama Makes" aired?

I was watching it and there were several different people who ate in different restaurants where a "favorite recipe" was demonstrated. There was one which had ITALIAN SAUSAGE, BROCCOLINI AND PASTA, and I tried to recall the ingredients and make it. I didn't have the correct pasta, or was it gnocchi? I used whole grain linguini, and made a sauce with parmesan cheese and half-and-half. It was tasty! If I could recall the actual recipe, I'd be even happier.


Diane Hughes
Nov 4, 2015

Carrot Cake

In 1963 my Mom brought a recipe home for carrot cake made with black walnuts and baked in a angel food pan. No frosting.
Can anyone help me? Over the years I've baked them all. Changed the nuts to black walnuts and baked them in bundt pans. Still haven't found it.

Millie Johnson
Oct 31, 2015

Chicken scaloppini... ish *Looking for a recipe !!!

I am looking for a tried and true recipe for a chicken scaloppini dish that my mom used to make. She passed away without sharing her recipe. I'm sure she got it our of a magazine at some time as she was an avid reader. Her recipe had chicken breast torn or diced, julienned ham and sliced mushrooms in a gravy with pasta or egg noodles (or in her case No-Yolks egg noodles). I would love to find a recipe similar to hers. Any help will be greatly appreciated ! Tia.

Michelle Rice
Oct 11, 2015

Anyone ever make Gnocchi before?

I made the copy cat version of Olive Gardens soup, but I wasn't crazy about the gnocchi I used. The rest was spot on.

Leanne D.
Oct 6, 2015

Looking for a GREAT cookie recipe!

For the past few years we've had a baking completion on Christmas,this year it's cookies.Everyone has had all my cookies so I'm coming to you great bakers for your most famous,most delicious cookie ever! my cousin told me she's already practicing!I guess we're very competitive! Doesn't have to be a "Christmas cookie:most of the judges aren't crazy about nuts so no nuts is a good choice.Other than that,anything goes.
Thanks in advance for sharing your most promising cookie!

Michelle Rice
Sep 13, 2015

A good clam fritter recipe.

Looking for a batter that isn't heavy or too light. Any ideas?