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yarndriver Joined: Aug 24, 2014 Posts: 404 Loc: Tx & CO

Can't imagine being without my Crock-Pot(s). Besides three different sizes I also have a 4 qt. just for when we're on the road. It's so easy to use anywhere and don't forget to buy the crock pot liners to make clean up a snap. My favorite go-to recipe is called a 3-packet roast. I use it on beef, pork and poultry - even a turkey breast last Thanksgiving. Place veggies in bottom of pot (or just celery stalks and quartered onion. Then mix 1 packet each of ranch dressing, brown gravy, and Italian dressing with 1 cup of water. Stir it up and pour over the meat. Then kick back and knit ( or crochet) til dinner time. PS, I usually start on high for about an hour before switching to low. Eat and enjoy!
Monkey Bread Stuffed with Bacon & Cheddar:

It turned out GREAT! I's quite a simple recipe. 2 packages of Pillsbury biscuits, shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon (precooked). Quarter each biscuit flatten out top with cheese and bacon. Fold it into a little package roll it around in a bowl of melted butter and drop into a bundt pan. Continue until you've used both packages of biscuits. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. I think it took 45 minutes to bake.
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Sweet Monkey Bread:

2 cans of Pillsbury grand biscuit . 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cocoa powder. 1/4 cup melted butter. Chocolate chips

Mix sugar and cocoa powder in small bowl.

Quarter each biscuit. Stretch out then place 8 pieces of chocolate chips in the center. Fold over to close.

Place into a lightly oiled bundt pan. Keep doing the same for each quartered biscuit.

After you complete this step sprinkle any leftover sugar mixture over the biscuits and then pour melted butter over the biscuits. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Depending on your own oven could be a range of 30 to 50 minutes. Mine was done at 45 but I still did 5 more minutes.

Then place on a cooling rack and wait for the first chance to grab one!😉
Sedgemoor Easter Biscuits
FLORENCE FABRICANT Time40 minutes Yield18 cookies

These Easter cakes are from Sedgemoor in Somerset, in the southwest of England. A kind of cross between a scone and shortbread, and liberally studded with currants, they are meant to be nibbled alongside chocolate Easter eggs. And whether they are made at home or bought in a bakery, tradition has it that they should be bundled in threes and tied with ribbon, to represent the Holy Trinity.

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Brandy, Currant Cooked 17 ratings
¾ cup dried currants
2 tablespoons brandy
¾ cup whole-wheat pastry flour
⅔ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, slightly softened
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
4 teaspoons milk.
Nutritional Information
Place currants in small bowl, add brandy and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment.
Place flours and salt in mixer. Mix briefly on low speed to blend. Dice butter, add to mixer bowl and mix on low speed until blended with flour to make a crumbly mixture. Whisk sugar and spices together and add to mixer. Mix on low. Add egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, currants and brandy, and mix on low just until clumps of dough start to form. Turn dough out on work surface. Knead briefly to smooth.
Roll out about 3/8-inch thick. Use a 2 1/2-inch-round cutter, preferably fluted, to cut rounds. Reroll scraps. Place rounds on baking sheet. Bake about 25 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a rack. Mix confectioners’ sugar with milk and remaining vanilla, and brush on warm cookies. When glaze has set, brush on a second coat. Allow to cool completely. If desired, wrap in packages of three and tie with pastel ribbon.
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Simple Sponge Cake
very simple and quick to make.
Equal amounts of All the ingredients,

Sugar, - I used 8 oz caster sugar - creamed till light and fluffy with butter or margarine. Gradually add beaten eggs a little at a time with a tsp of the SR flour to stop the mix from splitting, gently stir in the rest of the flour. Add a few drops of vanilla essence, if the mix is a little dry add a tbs of milk. Place into 2 greased and lined tins and bake in a medium oven till its golden and springy. Leave to cool and fill then enjoy.....😜
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