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  • Post #31 - January 14th, 2024, 11:21 am
    Post #31 - January 14th, 2024, 11:21 am Post #31 - January 14th, 2024, 11:21 am
    I plan to bring Chocolate Chip Pecan Rum Tart. See you next Sunday!
  • Post #32 - January 14th, 2024, 6:51 pm
    Post #32 - January 14th, 2024, 6:51 pm Post #32 - January 14th, 2024, 6:51 pm
    irisarbor wrote:We will do the white elephant !
    https://www.whiteelephantrules.com/
    The intent is not gag gifts, but something you received that isn't a good fit for you.
    I like Laura's idea of food-related if possible…

    Also if you think you know what dessert you are bringing LMK
    it's never a problem but sometimes people like to know.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone -fingers crossed for decent weather
    (right now my app says 24 and partly sunny which is quite decent weather for Jan!)
    Elaine


    Thanks Elaine!
    And I think the White Elephant idea is fabulous! pssst. @justjoan you will enjoy it. I promise!

    I am currently contemplating a couple of recipes and will let you know as soon as I decide.

    I agree with you that the current weather forecast is pretty decent for Illinois in January! Looking forward to seeing you all AND Elaine’s Village!!
    "A party without cake is really just a meeting" ~ Julia Child
    "There are only four great arts: music, painting, sculpture, and ornamental pastry." ~ Julia Child
    "Build a Longer Table, NOT a Wall..."
  • Post #33 - January 14th, 2024, 8:22 pm
    Post #33 - January 14th, 2024, 8:22 pm Post #33 - January 14th, 2024, 8:22 pm
    Hi again,
    I have been having fun with recipes from Claire Saffitz’s DESSERT PERSON, which my kids recently gifted me for Christmas.
    I have decided to make the Salty Nut Tart with Rosemary (pine nuts and walnuts). Per Claire’s suggestion, I may also bring a nice cheese to pair with this delightful tart.
    (Well, at least I hope it is delightful!)
    "A party without cake is really just a meeting" ~ Julia Child
    "There are only four great arts: music, painting, sculpture, and ornamental pastry." ~ Julia Child
    "Build a Longer Table, NOT a Wall..."
  • Post #34 - January 15th, 2024, 10:50 am
    Post #34 - January 15th, 2024, 10:50 am Post #34 - January 15th, 2024, 10:50 am
    kalamazoogal wrote:
    irisarbor wrote:We will do the white elephant !
    https://www.whiteelephantrules.com/
    The intent is not gag gifts, but something you received that isn't a good fit for you.
    I like Laura's idea of food-related if possible…

    Also if you think you know what dessert you are bringing LMK
    it's never a problem but sometimes people like to know.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone -fingers crossed for decent weather
    (right now my app says 24 and partly sunny which is quite decent weather for Jan!)
    Elaine


    Thanks Elaine!
    And I think the White Elephant idea is fabulous! pssst. @justjoan you will enjoy it. I promise!

    I am currently contemplating a couple of recipes and will let you know as soon as I decide.

    I agree with you that the current weather forecast is pretty decent for Illinois in January! Looking forward to seeing you all AND Elaine’s Village!!


    I have the perfect food related gift for the white elephant. I always have so much fun at dessert exchanges that they always seem to go by so fast and when they're over I realize I hadn't talked to everybody I wanted to talk to. That was my objection to having a 'game'. just that it would keep us from talking about food and desserts. But I'm game and I'm looking forward to seeing everybody. I'm thinking of making a sticky toffee pudding but I'm not sure…
  • Post #35 - January 16th, 2024, 11:17 am
    Post #35 - January 16th, 2024, 11:17 am Post #35 - January 16th, 2024, 11:17 am
    I'm debating between bringing amaretti cookies with orange blossom water or blondies with caramel and pretzels. Totally different, I know :)
  • Post #36 - January 17th, 2024, 12:25 pm
    Post #36 - January 17th, 2024, 12:25 pm Post #36 - January 17th, 2024, 12:25 pm
    Hey all,
    I’m going to remove myself from the waitlist as some family issues have come up.
    Have a great time and will hopefully catch you all another month.
    -Kristen
  • Post #37 - January 18th, 2024, 9:57 am
    Post #37 - January 18th, 2024, 9:57 am Post #37 - January 18th, 2024, 9:57 am
    Regrets.

    I will not be able to attend.

    I hope this makes someone on the wait list happy.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #38 - January 18th, 2024, 10:07 am
    Post #38 - January 18th, 2024, 10:07 am Post #38 - January 18th, 2024, 10:07 am
    Just sent PM's to all including those on the waitlist.
    Looking forward to seeing everyone Sunday
    Elaine
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #39 - January 18th, 2024, 11:59 am
    Post #39 - January 18th, 2024, 11:59 am Post #39 - January 18th, 2024, 11:59 am
    The perfect 12 has been achieved as I had removed myself from the waitlist due to my health.

    Have fun everyone.
    Last edited by Ms. Ingie on January 19th, 2024, 10:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    Ms. Ingie
    Life is too short, why skip dessert?
  • Post #40 - January 18th, 2024, 2:36 pm
    Post #40 - January 18th, 2024, 2:36 pm Post #40 - January 18th, 2024, 2:36 pm
    pairs4life wrote:Regrets.

    I will not be able to attend.

    I hope this makes someone on the wait list happy.

    I hope you alerted your +1! Maybe next time let them reserve for themselves. :)

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #41 - January 19th, 2024, 9:33 pm
    Post #41 - January 19th, 2024, 9:33 pm Post #41 - January 19th, 2024, 9:33 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:My contribution will be King Arthur's recipe of the year:
    Supersized, Super-Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Thankfully I read through the recipe this evening, because the dough needs a 24- to 72-hour rest to intensify flavors. It will be at least 36 hours when I bake them.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #42 - January 19th, 2024, 10:02 pm
    Post #42 - January 19th, 2024, 10:02 pm Post #42 - January 19th, 2024, 10:02 pm
    I’m looking forward to seeing everyone
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #43 - January 20th, 2024, 5:31 pm
    Post #43 - January 20th, 2024, 5:31 pm Post #43 - January 20th, 2024, 5:31 pm
    I am not going to be able to come - sorry to miss all of you and the delicious desserts.

    JennyIL
  • Post #44 - January 20th, 2024, 6:43 pm
    Post #44 - January 20th, 2024, 6:43 pm Post #44 - January 20th, 2024, 6:43 pm
    i'm definitely bringing a whole wheat sticky toffee cake
  • Post #45 - January 20th, 2024, 10:23 pm
    Post #45 - January 20th, 2024, 10:23 pm Post #45 - January 20th, 2024, 10:23 pm
    For those attending who buy gas, Woodman's gas station is $2.91 a gallon. It is located at Deerfield Rd and Milwaukee Ave or just a few miles west of the toll road.

    If you have never been to a Woodman's, then this is chance to visit.

    ***

    I am bringing a small pail of baking powder. It is at its freshness date, but it has never been opened. It is beyond my personal consumption, so I am willing to share.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways,
  • Post #46 - January 22nd, 2024, 9:44 am
    Post #46 - January 22nd, 2024, 9:44 am Post #46 - January 22nd, 2024, 9:44 am
    Thank you again to irisarbor and everybody! I had a lovely time as always. Can't wait to get home and plow through the rest of the desserts I haven't tasted yet!

    And thanks to whoever brought the jar condoms for the white elephant...I broke the lid to my flour jar and have been using plastic wrap and rubber bands to cover it. This will be a much better fit!
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write stuff.
  • Post #47 - January 22nd, 2024, 10:58 am
    Post #47 - January 22nd, 2024, 10:58 am Post #47 - January 22nd, 2024, 10:58 am
    Pie Lady wrote:Thank you again to irisarbor and everybody! I had a lovely time as always. Can't wait to get home and plow through the rest of the desserts I haven't tasted yet!

    And thanks to whoever brought the jar condoms for the white elephant...I broke the lid to my flour jar and have been using plastic wrap and rubber bands to cover it. This will be a much better fit!

    i'm glad you like those 'jar condoms' jenny, they were from me.
  • Post #48 - January 22nd, 2024, 11:05 am
    Post #48 - January 22nd, 2024, 11:05 am Post #48 - January 22nd, 2024, 11:05 am
    Ah yes! Thus the ribbon! Blame Elaine for the moniker ;)
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write stuff.
  • Post #49 - January 22nd, 2024, 11:45 am
    Post #49 - January 22nd, 2024, 11:45 am Post #49 - January 22nd, 2024, 11:45 am
    I didn't think of that name, tho it is funny
    I enjoyed seeing everyone, and I thought the white elephant was fun,
    altho I have never been to one where there was no "stealing"

    I can't figure out how to make the photos work-
    I did review the crib sheet but no luck
    Will post pix on FB
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #50 - January 22nd, 2024, 12:17 pm
    Post #50 - January 22nd, 2024, 12:17 pm Post #50 - January 22nd, 2024, 12:17 pm
    irisarbor wrote:I didn't think of that name, tho it is funny
    I enjoyed seeing everyone, and I thought the white elephant was fun,
    altho I have never been to one where there was no "stealing"

    I can't figure out how to make the photos work-
    I did review the crib sheet but no luck
    Will post pix on FB


    Elaine, thanks again! Everything was great.
    If you send me the photos I will post them here. Will send you my email in a pm.
  • Post #51 - January 22nd, 2024, 12:56 pm
    Post #51 - January 22nd, 2024, 12:56 pm Post #51 - January 22nd, 2024, 12:56 pm
    LynnB wrote:
    irisarbor wrote:I didn't think of that name, tho it is funny
    I enjoyed seeing everyone, and I thought the white elephant was fun,
    altho I have never been to one where there was no "stealing"

    I can't figure out how to make the photos work-
    I did review the crib sheet but no luck
    Will post pix on FB


    Elaine, thanks again! Everything was great.
    If you send me the photos I will post them here. Will send you my email in a pm.

    thanks lynn, i don't use facebook and would love to see the pics here. it was a very photogenic array of desserts last night...and big thanks again to elaine for doing such a bang up job of hosting us. is anyone up for hosting the next exchange??
  • Post #52 - January 22nd, 2024, 6:11 pm
    Post #52 - January 22nd, 2024, 6:11 pm Post #52 - January 22nd, 2024, 6:11 pm
    Posting photos on Elaine's behalf:

    Lovely dinner of salad, cornbread, vegetarian corn/sweet potato soup & chicken gumbo.
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    I could caption some of these but not all so I am going to let the images speak for themselves. I am happy to be the photo-poster (even if I am not in attendance,) but perhaps we should have a designated "secretary" to take notes that can be passed along with the photos?

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  • Post #53 - January 23rd, 2024, 4:34 pm
    Post #53 - January 23rd, 2024, 4:34 pm Post #53 - January 23rd, 2024, 4:34 pm
    Cathy2 - were your cookies crisp on Sunday?
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write stuff.
  • Post #54 - January 23rd, 2024, 7:03 pm
    Post #54 - January 23rd, 2024, 7:03 pm Post #54 - January 23rd, 2024, 7:03 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:Cathy2 - were your cookies crisp on Sunday?

    The recipe was designed for crisp edges and soft in the middle or whatever the recipe says.

    Bake the large (90g) chocolate chip cookies for 18 to 22 minutes or the smaller (50g) cookies for 15 to 18 minutes, until the edges are set and the cookies are browned, rotating the pan halfway through baking to ensure even browning. (For best results, bake one pan of cookies at a time.) Remove the cookies from the oven and let them rest on the baking sheets until cool enough to handle, at least 15 minutes.

    I do 50 gram cookies with a rotation around 7 minutes and buzzer at 15 minutes. I don't stand there waiting, so I walk over so it is more than 15 minutes but not 16.

    One tray came out and the next went in, though I now think they could have come up at least a minute earlier.

    Let me know what you observed.

    Regards,
    CAthy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways,
  • Post #55 - January 23rd, 2024, 9:12 pm
    Post #55 - January 23rd, 2024, 9:12 pm Post #55 - January 23rd, 2024, 9:12 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:
    Pie Lady wrote:Cathy2 - were your cookies crisp on Sunday?

    The recipe was designed for crisp edges and soft in the middle or whatever the recipe says.

    Bake the large (90g) chocolate chip cookies for 18 to 22 minutes or the smaller (50g) cookies for 15 to 18 minutes, until the edges are set and the cookies are browned, rotating the pan halfway through baking to ensure even browning. (For best results, bake one pan of cookies at a time.) Remove the cookies from the oven and let them rest on the baking sheets until cool enough to handle, at least 15 minutes.

    I do 50 gram cookies with a rotation around 7 minutes and buzzer at 15 minutes. I don't stand there waiting, so I walk over so it is more than 15 minutes but not 16.

    One tray came out and the next went in, though I now think they could have come up at least a minute earlier.

    Let me know what you observed.

    Regards,
    CAthy2


    It was slightly crisp on the edges and nice and chewy throughout, just the way I like. I wondered if that's how they were or that's what happened after two days in tupperware.

    They also had a nice sourdough-y-like tang that I liked.

    I'm rather intrigued by the idea of a chocolate-chip-cookie tasting; there are so many ways to cook this noodle!
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write stuff.
  • Post #56 - January 23rd, 2024, 9:25 pm
    Post #56 - January 23rd, 2024, 9:25 pm Post #56 - January 23rd, 2024, 9:25 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:I'm rather intrigued by the idea of a chocolate-chip-cookie tasting; there are so many ways to cook this noodle!

    This cookie was baked after 36 hours sitting in the fridge.

    From your report, this cookie behaved as promised. I think a chocolate chip cookie recipe comparative could be interesting. I recently saw a rye flour version of a chocolate chip cookie.

    My all-time favorite is the same recipe executed by several different hands whose skill, ingredient choices, and ovens vary.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways,
  • Post #57 - January 23rd, 2024, 9:36 pm
    Post #57 - January 23rd, 2024, 9:36 pm Post #57 - January 23rd, 2024, 9:36 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:
    Pie Lady wrote:I'm rather intrigued by the idea of a chocolate-chip-cookie tasting; there are so many ways to cook this noodle!

    This cookie was baked after 36 hours sitting in the fridge.

    From your report, this cookie behaved as promised. I think a chocolate chip cookie recipe comparative could be interesting. I recently saw a rye flour version of a chocolate chip cookie.

    My all-time favorite is the same recipe executed by several different hands whose skill, ingredient choices, and ovens vary.

    I made a rye before, and it's delightful. A wheat one in a "skillet" too, which was quite nice.
    I'd be down for your idea too. Maybe a half batch of one community recipe, half batch of some variant. Some may call me mad. :shock:

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write stuff.
  • Post #58 - February 9th, 2024, 12:25 pm
    Post #58 - February 9th, 2024, 12:25 pm Post #58 - February 9th, 2024, 12:25 pm
    Any thoughts on the next dessert exchange? I don't remember if it was discussed at Elaine's, but I also left a bit before others. Hoping to see everyone sooner rather than later!
  • Post #59 - March 7th, 2024, 6:11 pm
    Post #59 - March 7th, 2024, 6:11 pm Post #59 - March 7th, 2024, 6:11 pm
    since no one else has spoken up, i'm hosting the next dessert exchange on april 21. please sign up on the new thread titled '102d dessert exchange, april 21, 2024 4pm.' looking forward to seeing some of you then, joan

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