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Aug 16, 2011

Country Cooking Recipes--Southern Bread Favorites

Bread Baking Tips For Making Biscuits

You're gonna wanna cut this bread the minute it comes out of the oven but you really need to let it cool first. It shouldn't take but maybe 30 minutes to cool.

This Tomato Basil Bread is a simple batter bread that when finished will taste anything but simple.

Chicago Metallic Commercial II Non-Stick Perforated French Bread Pan
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Country Cooking Recipes--Homemade Pimento Cheese Recipe

It's great on a sandwich with a slice of vidalia onion or on top of a hamburger or on a plain cracker. If you've ever wondered how to make pimento cheese, wonder no more, this is a quick and easy recipe.

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Country Cooking Recipes--Pineapple Banana Cake with Caramel Sauce

This cake is so good. The pineapple along with the bananas is great but add the caramel sauce and it is wonderful. Cakes are one of my favorite things to make in the kitchen. I think you and your family will love this one.

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Aug 11, 2011

Country Cooking Recipes--Chocolate Layered Cake


Hershey's Cocoa, Special Dark, 8-Ounce Cans (Pack of 6)1+½ cup  butter, softened
1+2/3 cup sugar
6 eggs
2+2/3 cup  all-purpose flour
About 3/4 cup finely ground almonds
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup boiling water
Ingredients for frosting
6 tablespoons  butter
7 oz semisweet chocolate (40-60% cocoa)
2 eggs
7 oz confectioner's sugar

1.Preheat oven to 350 deg F
2.Line two 9 inch  cake tins with greaseproof or other non-stick paper and grease the tins.
3.Beat the softened butter with sugar.
4.Add one egg at a time, mix well between each egg.
5.Mix with flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla extract, and finely ground almonds.
6.Add ½ cup of boiling water and mix well.
7.Transfer to two separate cake tins and bake at 350 degrees just until set in the middle, approximately 30-45 minutes. A wooden pick inserted in center should come out with just a few moist crumbs on it. Do not over-bake!
8.Cool the cakes and cut each in half, horizontally. They are easier to cut if they are kept in a refrigerator for a few hours before cutting.

Pillsbury Frosting Creamy Supreme Chocolate Fudge Funfetti, 15.6-Ounce Containers (Pack of 6)Preparing the Frosting1.Melt butter and chopped chocolate in a double boiler.
2.Beat the eggs with icing sugar and mix with the chocolate and butter mixture.
3.Use two thirds of the frosting to sandwich the four layers together and coat the cake with the remainder of the frosting.
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Aug 7, 2011

Coffee Facts --Country Cooking Recipes

A photo of a cup of coffee.Image via Wikipedia     

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Folgers Coffee Recipes-Country Cooking Recipes

FolgersImage via WikipediaCoffee that's good enough to eat. 

We have a bounty of delicious treats made with Folgers® Coffee. With our rich collection of recipes, you're sure to find something delightful for morning, evening, and any time in between. 

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Folgers Coffee Facts

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 24:  Packages of Folge...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeTry Folgers Coffee, available in Folgers Classic Roast®, Classic Complements, Folgers Simply Smooth®, Folgers Flavors®, Folgers Gourmet Selections®, Instant, Folgers Singles, Cappuccino, and K-Cup® Portion Packs.
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Recycling Coffee

Maxwell House French Roast (Medium Dark) Ground Coffee, 33-Ounce Jugs (Pack of 2)Dunkin Donuts Ground Coffee - 40 OzEight O'Clock Coffee, Original Ground, 12-Ounce Bag (Pack of 4)Magnum Jamaican Blue Mountain Blend Coffee, Ground, 1 Lb Bag

Don’t know what to do with your leftover grounds? Rather than throwing them away, try recycling them in one of our interesting ways.

Coffee grounds.Image via Wikipedia

  1. Use coffee grounds as plant food. Dilute your leftover coffee grounds to make your very own homemade plant food. To make, mix one part leftover coffee grounds with four parts cool water, and water your plants once every other week.
  2. Touch up furniture and other wood scratches with grounds and a cotton swab. It’s an easy, inexpensive way to restore your furnishings.
  3. Throw coffee grounds on ashes before cleaning out the fireplace to reduce the spread of dust.
  4. Use coffee grounds to dye clothing or paper.
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