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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rob and Kristen-- Déjà vu



The Lunatic Fringe

Wow.
The bullshit continues.
Rob climbs into a car with a female
and it becomes MAJOR news.
I wonder if she was some ugly hag if it would play out like this?
Probably not.

Let's face it.
People are idiots.
And this fandom is made up of lunatics
whose every waking moment is based on
what Rob and Kristen are doing today.
Or not doing.
Or who they are doing it with.
And why they are doing it
and where they are doing it
and how they are doing it.

So much Hub Bub (Bub) 
About Rob getting into a car.
Repeat after me.
Rob
Got
Into
A
Car.
That's all he did.
No incriminating evidence to anything of the contrary.

Besides...
We've seen better.
Much better.


Laughing?
Check.
Hand on thigh?
Check.
Hand holding wrist?
Check.




And remember this?
Rob and Kristen leaving some cast thingy...
Note Robert's hair.
Just remember it.


Oh here we have them inside the limo...
Lots of room in that car...
Yet
Their legs are all intertwined around each other...
And are you still looking at Rob's hair?


And BAM.
Here's the Limo driver with Rob and Kristen...
Back at their hotel.
Um.
Remember Rob's hair IN the Limo?
What do you think he was doing during the ride?
Sticking his head out the window?
I mean...
That is some seriously mussed up hair.
Kinda looks like someone was maybe pulling their fingers
through his hair while passionately making out...
Kristen does have that 
cat who ate the canary look on her face.

Heh.

My point?
Oh fuck you.
You know my point.


Show me Rob and any other girl
that he has done the following
consistently for the past 3 years...











Keep in mind...
That the one above was just taken weeks ago...

Show me Rob with anyone else...
Or Kristen with anyone else
in these kind of situations
Holding hands.
Together.
On airplanes...
Premieres...
Backstage...
At private weddings...
and vacations.

Show me Rob holding someone else
during the Christmas holidays...
in his parents home...
since he has been with Kristen



See.
THAT is what proves a relationship.
Not a random picture of someone sharing a car.
Rob and Kristen are consistently together
Year after year.
In intimate settings...
Private settings.
They 
Always 
End 
Up
 TOGETHER.

Get back to me if you can show me
anyone else who has been in his life...
Who has SHARED his life
Like Kristen has.

I'll wait.


This post is brought to you by the OBVIOUS.

1. Robert and Kristen sharing their lives TOGETHER.

2. The cries of "Exit Strategy" will soon be replaced
by "Damage Control"

3. The Fringe just like to whine and piss and moan 
about anything.
Everything is drama.
They are never happy.
They are never satisfied.
They are the Dementors of this fandom...
trying to suck the fun and happiness out of every moment.



 4. And by the fact that Thomas obviously adores Kristen...
How completely cute is this picture??
 


Oh how wonderful it must be to be Kristen Stewart.
Obviously.
Damn.

Bye for now.

164 comments:

LoriJ said...

The best part of this post..."My point?
Oh fuck you.
You know my point."
I dearly love you Rose!!!

I am still how ever really pissed at whom ever or how ever those paps got called!! The end!

SWATH is ending soon!! ;) ;)

Groovie said...

Hello everyone!
Excellent post Rose!
It is obvious, words aren't even needed cuz the pix speak for themselves!
And Dementors is an absolutely PERFECT analogy for the lunatic fringe in this fandom.

Hope u are all doing well! I'm in Sioux Falls, SD this week for work & I'm beyond freezing! Seriously I don't know how any of u that live in this type of weather survive! Its about 50 degrees warmer at home. My fingers are numb from the cold! Lol

Berry said...

I agree with LoriJ the best part:
MY point?
Oh fuck you. You know my point!

BRAVO Rose! Could not agree more!

Have a good day Roselanders!

Leni said...

Brilliant as always Rose <3
Thanks :)

dottie said...

Hey Rose :)

Poor Anxiety Girl! hahaha

I'm just going to trust that all the drama and ugliness (if it affects them at all) only makes Rob and Kristen's relationship that much stronger. And I'm wishing for them a peaceful holiday season, full of love and happiness.

Looking forward to our 2nd Annual Roseland Recipe Exchange in a couple of days!

PL said...

I had to laugh at the hair question. Did he stick his head out the window? That was some pretty messed up hair though.

Some people have asked how long the recipe exchange goes on and the answer is for as many days as you want. Probably up until Christmas.

I have found for me it is easier to type up the recipe in a document and then copy and paste. That way if blogger screws up you don't have to start all over.

Groovie,
Get yourself home fast before you freeze. I can't imagine you are used to the cold that is SD.

manjen said...

Great post!!

Kay said...

Love all of these pictures. Great post, Rose. :)

I am so sick of the lunatics with too much time on their hands...really wish they would just eff off. Maybe some day they will accept that Rob.Loves.Kristen.Loves.Rob...or maybe their heads will explode first.

Happy almost weekend, Roseland...take care and have a great day everyone! <3

LoriJ said...
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LoriJ said...

P.S. the hair?!!

lol!! I know Kristen had to literally shi!@ a brick after she saw that pic.!! She would be like..Oh Rob!! they know!! ;p

Oh honey..WE KNEW!! ;)

Love you all!! :)

dottie said...

Oh yeah! The hair!!! I swear I giggle every time I see that picture. The limo driver, Rob's hair and grin, Kristen's smirk... It's perfect!

angelica1 said...

I'm quite impressed at the ability of some to make something out of nothing for a whole week!! I'm sure Rob and Kristen are oblivious, I'd imagine they're more concerned with geting their jobs done so they can be reunited and hopefully get some well deserved peace and quiet.

Groovie - I'm seriously considering emigrating to somewhere along the equator!

Tigerlily said...

Great post Rose... Loved Every Word! Oh & picture ;)
Hi to all :)

angelica1 said...

Hi Tigerlily, how've you been ?

beacullen said...

Great post, I never look at blog posts, but I looked last night, OMG the little girls need to get a life. I can't believe how much theyre'still talking about it. Loved your post Rose, much more sane than what was posted on the blog who must not be named heehee. thanks

wig4usc said...

Loved today, never noticed the hair thing from that limo ride with the two! It cracked me up, and Rose's sharp tongue today, LOL, love it!

Feeling better today, thanks to those wishing me well! Its chilly for us here in So Cal, but puts you in the holiday mood!

Last thing, the dementer analogy - perfect!

Claire said...

I'm picturing that limo driving along and Rob sticking his head out of the window ala the Joker in The Dark Knight LOL

Vangie said...

i am so tired of these f-----g people, and their hate for rob, and saying if kristen stayed with rob, she will no longer has her as a fan, lord, i hate this, all rob did was get in the car, they are now shipping kristen with ryan gosling, you know ryan was born in the UK!, THEY EVEN SAID ROSE ONLY TOLERATED KRISTEN BECAUSE OF ROB! i hate this, why are people so mean

Goldeneye said...

Great post Rose!! I've been so disgusted with all this. Remember Kristen talk about "feeding the fiending". Way too much feeding going on...

Great pics - proof of life LOL

Kenzz said...

"Sticking his head out the window?" Rose, you are just too funny!

I cannot believe these stupid rumors even have to be addressed..NOBODY really believes them, do they?

Kay: If it's up for grabs, I'll choose their heads exploding!

Vangie: You need to stay away from the AT boards... you'll make yourself sick, my friend!

Hi to LoriJ, Groovie, Berry, Vangie, Leni, dottie, PL, manjen, Kay, angelica, Tigerlily, Claire, wig4usc, & beacullen.

((hugs)) to Smitty, Gruff, Syd, and Rose

Hope said...

LOL...Limo Hair! Thank God for your humor, Rose.

Wishing Kristen the best as she wraps up SWATH!

Hope everyone is having a great week.
Freezing in Dallas the past few days. I love it...feels like the holidays.

angelica1 said...

Hi Kenzz - I'll go with exploding heads too, in fact I'd pay good money to watch that!

vangie - Kristen not remotely interested in the opinion a couple of psychos.... and I'm pretty sure Ryan Gosling was born in Canada :)

PL said...

Vangie,

I really think you need to stop reading so many gossip sites since they upset you so much. I know it can get a bit addictive but try to find a couple blogs that you like and stay away from the negative. I think you'll be much happier if you do.

BloatedToad3 said...

Hi Rose & Roseland. I haven't been part of the community here that long, but I think Rose & most of us here are "spiritual warriors" (truth seekers, or champions of truth). I think Rob+Kristen are also--they seek & live by their truths, as if they are transparent to all around them, they follow their life's purpose & walk their path, they conquer negativity, always remembering who they were. Spiritual warriors seek one another out...that's kinda why we've all gravitated here, isn't it?

Speaking about Dementors...opening night of BD, the midnight show, the theater is sold out (fans, young & old, friendly, respectful, everyone excited, but contained) & 2 young girls (maybe 13-15 yrs old) arrived in full Dementor costume (oh, yes, the HP theme music blaring out of their masks) & sat down in the FRONT row. At 1st, I wanted to shout out "this isn't a Harry Potter movie" (as noone else was in costume), but my daughter said she'd leave if I said one word...I guess others were offended & got the manager who recommended they take off their masks & shut off the music, or they'd be escorted out. They obeyed. Apparently, these 2 HP fans were boycotting the movie--dimwits, they bought tickets, how much were they boycotting the movie?!?

I agree, Rose, the fandom is made up of LUNATICS! I wonder if R+K will go back to living like ninja's...not like either Rob or Kristen care about what people think, but who needs the grief, the negativity, the obstacles! Unfortunately, the few (idiots) may have ruined it for the many (true fans).

Here's to Rose & to her great blog, to all the other seekers of Truth, Love, Peace, & to following YOUR Life's Purpose!!! <333

sjjw said...

HI everyone!!! Excellent excellent post ~ there has been lots and lots of crazy afoot, hasn't there? But you know what I've found, the people I like most, the real fans I've found, I like even better. Since "the photos" came out, I have seen a lot of people stand up to the crazy, on all sides of the non"issue".

Rob got in a car with some people. Those who want to make something of that must be truly lacking in their own lives. Me, I'll stick with my happy one, and continue to be oh so glad for the wonderful people I have met here and elsewhere~

May sanity reign! Can't wait for the recipe exchange...I will be participating, for sure.

sj

katy said...

Hi Rose,

Excellent post!!!

I am tired of this bullshit...So much drama over NOTHING. And it sadness me the criticism that Rob getting from some people. He doesn't deserve it...he has done nothing wrong. My wish, is that Rob and Kristen just shake their heads and laugh at the ridiculousness of all of this.

Kristen is Rob's ONLY GIRL.

Kay, I love the thought of lunatics heads exploding!!

Hope everyone is having a great day. Take care.

Omoiyari said...

You wonder if she was some ugly hag if it would play out like this?
mhmh ,Probably YES!becuase lots of NonStens are ugly.EMPATHY ehehehhe

ali mac said...

The pictures say it all!! or as Kristen said "it's obvious"

Looks like a good time was had in the back of that limo ;0) Thanks for that Rose it really gave me a laugh.

Claire did you notice the tin of Quality street under the tree in the photo of rob, Kristen and Mama and Papa Pattinson!

gigi9598 said...

I loved the hair comment and to tell the truth didn't notice it until you pointed it out...and look at Kristen's hair as well, I love it.
I get angry silently at these idiots who bash R/K but I also sit silently and grin when I see all the good stuff.
Good point Rose, FU haters.

Sierra said...

haha! i loved this post a lot.
and its been said that Kristen's going to Russia for SWATH premiere..so maybe Rob will show up there too..hmmmmmmMMmMm

Super RN Gas Passer said...

ROSE...

Damn...I am really going to have to watch who I sit next to "in a car"...lol...Who would have known!!!(eyeroll)

The "HAIR"..they BOTH have a habit of running their hands REPEATEDLY through...their hair...BUT I like your explanation Rose!

"How damn wonderful"..thats the problem and the dementors cant stand it...especially the one that KATY and I had to spar with on Sunday morning here!!!! lol Lovely rational post!

Hello to ALL!

Super RN Gas Passer said...

They have some beautiful EYE CANDY on Robsessed today!!!!!

Freddie said...

Hi folks,

I hope everyone is well. Great post Rose. Thanks as always for taking the time out of your day to share your thoughts.

Groovie - safe travels and stay warm.

Wig4usc - I hope you continue to feel better

Hope - stay warm as well. I'm surprised to say that when it comes to Texas.

sj - I totally agree with what you said. I am disappointed however, at how many fair weather fans there are out there.

Hi to Super, Sierre, Gigi, ali mac, amoiyari, Katy, BloatedToad, PL, Angelica, Kenzz, Goldeneye, Vangie, Claire, Beacullen, Tigerlily, dottie, Lori J, Kay, Manjen, Leni, Berry and all the other regulars.

Have a good night all.

BloatedToad3 said...

Rob (& Kristen) loves that b&w checkered shirt in the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th pics (weren't they both recently photographed wearing it outside their London flat?). Those pics are from the night of the NM cast dinner in Vancouver when R+K got in the wrong limo, and the limo driver didn't say anything cuz he was a fan & wanted a photo w/them. LOVED Rob's hair then!!!

Can't wait to see Rob in Cosmopolis! (trying to calm down) 2012 is going to be an exciting year for the lovebirds with Bel Ami, Cosmopolis, On the Road, & SWATH (woohoo!!)--can't wait!

Hi Freddie (waves) & everyone else --have a good night!

Super, I couldn't agree more, yum-yum!!

BloatedToad3 said...

D.J. DK ~ I've been meaning to thank you for posting the you-tube link to Joan Jett's version of "The Little Drummer Boy" a few nights ago. Being born in the '60's, my favorite music is from the 60's, 70's & 80's, (oh, & 1990 w/Pearl Jam). I can't believe I never heard this version!!! So, thank you! <33

The Runaways was on Starz the other night--forgot what a great job Kristen & Dakota did portraying Joan & Cherie. There was no trace of Bella in that movie at all, so as Chelsea Handler says, "SUCK IT" HATERS!!!
oh, and :-D

Barbara Fenwick said...

Rose, great post as usual. I have gotten so tired of all the ugly comments about Rob, about Kris, they are totally crazy, and they just won't stop.

I was reading some of the comments on Gossip Cop last night, some pro, most horrible, and there was a message signed Tom Sturridge. I doubt it was the real one, but it read like it was written by a friend.

Hopefully this mess will be over soon, and Rob and Kris will be reunited to enjoy the holiday. Have a good week Roselanders.

PipDancer said...

Sticking his head out of the car ROFL. You nailed it again, Rose. Every word, every point. Perfect!!!

Rhonda said...

Great post, Rose <3

I love the before and after limo pics ;)

I think Dementors is the perfect description for the lunatic sect of this fandom. Just when I think they couldn't possibly be any more insane, somehow, they manage to achieve it...

Hi everyone- I hope it's been a great day :)

Rhonda said...

I forgot...

Groovie- Stay warm! ;)

wania said...

Delicious post! Lovely Déjà vu... love pics ...

Straight to the point, Rose ...
"...Rob and Kristen are consistently together
Year after year.
In intimate settings...
Private settings.
They
Always
End
Up
TOGETHER..."

I laughed a lot with Rob's hair.... Windows limo? Wind?...ok...ahan...
Kristen's hands in action!


DK, prepare Caipirinhas for many friends is even more fun! hugs...


Happy Friday for everyone!

Anna said...

Thanks Rose~great post! I had to lol too when I got to the "oh fuck you" part. I sure hope this makes sense what I'm about to say... I wonder if a little of this anything to do with all the cuteness between the two of them that we all witnessed during BD promo and the fact that we all wait to see pics of them--whether together or not. We see a pic but this time it's not with our favorite girl---it's someone else regardless of how innocent the whole thing was. I really think alot of the comments were from the young/dumb and people who are just down right hateful by nature. I still say there are more of us who love those Twilight books. Numbers don't lie--Kristen is no 1 and Rob is no 3 on some list I saw about drawing in money at the box office. As far as Twilight~ we were finally able to put faces to our favorite characters--cute faces too--and low & behold--they are showing the whole world how perfect they are together in reality probably before they even knew it themselves! Are we ever going to get enough of Rob & Kristen so they can live their life. I bet Rob does need to get out and have a few after being in seclusion days. I have no doubt Kristen understands that.

I saw a tweet by Sam Caflin today about how long and hard today was. I can't wait to see SWATH. Kristen has definitely poured everything in her into her character. I really can't wait for that one, Cosmopolis, and On The Road. They have yet another huge year coming up professionally that is.

Good Night Roseland~ya'll take care this weekend and make it a great one!

Teeth said...

Are you aware of your badass-ness Rose

P.s. I effin love those pics

Have a good evening World!

BloatedToad3 said...

Hi Anna, well said--totally agree with you, girl!

And just to add to what you said about Sam Claflin...on Dec 5th, he tweeted the following: "Not long left now...Final few days of Snow White. Already feeling the loss in my life. But on the up hand-it is nearly Christmas".
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Good night & sweet dreams! <33

Vangie said...

Snow white like it has on a longer pants than OTR! lol! i was reading a tweet, that rob was sighted a few days ago at SOHO HOUSE, and the person was bombarded with questions, and she was so of upset, by the questions, in the first place, why do you have to tweet, about seeing rob, what he looked like, who he was with, what was he doing, how long did he stay, what was he drinking, what was he wearing, and then you was angry/sad at the questions, yet you answered them, WTH!!!

angelica1 said...

vangie - That's actually a good point. Why even tweet it in the first place? Just be glad you saw him and stick to telling your friends!

Birdie said...

"Besides...
We've seen better.
Much better."
Wonderful post, Rose. There is OBVIOUSLY no comparison to these pictures and that says it all.
I know actors rely on a fanbase, but maybe the only silver lining is some of the "demented" fair weather fans and haters will finally move on. I don't think they are really that large in numbers. I say "don't let the door hit you on the way out!"
I hope Kristen is enjoying her last few days on set and a sense of accomplishment at finishing another highly anticipated film!
May the two of them enjoy the Holidays, together!

Off to work,thank you Friday. Have a fabulous day!
Morning Angelica!

angelica1 said...

Morning Birdie :)

Rhonda said...

Morning,

Hi Angelica & Vangie- I agree. Just be happy you saw him and skip the tweets ;)

Hi Birdie :)

*I*Believe* said...

Dang Rose, you should be a lawyer! You stated and PROVED your case perfectly!

I love the hair before/after comparison.....squeee!

Wishing everyone a great day!

olivia said...

Good morning dear Rose and Roseland,

Rose, the picture of Rob and Kristen on the tarmac in Paris is one of my all time favorites. It is a very special moment, unfortunately stolen; one of those "it is obvious" moments that we get to see all the time when they are together. And they do always end up together!

((Hug)) for you Hope up in the big D. Yes, it got awfully chilly down here too. Thank goodness it is warming up a bit. Anything under 60 is too cold for me. The first big, official marathon here in town is being held tomorrow and the weather will be perfect. They are expecting over 1,500 runners, from over 16 states, and lot's of people in town to watch. It will benefit two local charities. Lots of road closures.

Melinda, thank you so much for the link to Twimusings.

Welcome Twopeas. Your article was excellent and love the blog spot. Especially liked your letters. So happy that you were able to take part in the BD camp out and meet Rob, Kristen, Bill and the whole gang. So envious! : ) Plus, the icing on the cake is your loving and understanding husband. Oh my, the roses and feathers......what a nice welcome home.

Birdie, so happy you really liked Hugo. I am recommending it to all my friends and even my students. It is certain to win a good number of awards.

Annie and Berry, yes, I am hooked on Once Upon a Time. I have mentioned before how I was a huge Lost fan, and with several of the writers from that series working on this one, that was the reason I first tuned in, also the Snow White connection. I agree, I love the technique of unveiling. little by little, each character's back story by traveling from the present back to the past "fairy tale" each week. It is a very enjoyable series. Hope that it is successful and will be renewed for several seasons.

Have a wonderful Friday y'all.
Hugs for everyone and of course for Smitty, Gruff and Syd.
Am digging through my recipe file and getting ready to share.
Life is good.

Annie said...

Good morning Roseland!

Rose: That post was all kinds of brilliant! :) Loved every fucking word!
Hair! Hair! Hair! :)

Take care everybody!

----------------
Olivia: I'm seeing Hugo this afternoon as I am off from work. Looking forward to it. :)

Super RN Gas Passer said...

TEETH...I hope your exams turned out well:)

OLIVIA...I am dying to see "Once Upon a Time" and I keep missing it!
What time does it come on?

ANNIE..Good Morning! I want to see so many movies but I keep wanting to see BD until it leaves the theaters...I am reading BD again on my Kindle..."How long does THIS go on?...Does this CRAVING ever let up?"(Bella, BD)haha...

To R&K...There is so much HAPPY for you guys...I know there will always be MORE HAPPY and it will more than make up for the "UNHAPPY"...HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you guys...enjoy your friends and family and like ROSE says FUCK off TO THE FRINGE, THE NEEDY, THE HATERS...you get the general idea:)

And KRISTEN...CONGRATS on the completion of SWATH..I am so proud of YOU!!!

Happy Friday Everybody!!!

Melinda said...

Good morning and happy Friday to you! I'm glad the week flew by and the weekend is finally upon us!

Another post full of wise words and cute pictures. I'm tired of the brainless twits in this fandom. How I wish they would find something/someone else to obsess over.

Moving on, the limo hair and Kristen's smirk. They are cute together and put a smile on my face.

I also LOVE Rob's hair in the Christmas family pic! Like what in the world was he doing prior to the picture being taken.

It looks like SWATH has pretty much wrapped if the wrap party is this weekend. I hope all who worked on it are happy with what they did. From what I've seen so far it looks so cool. Can't wait for next summer.

Hopefully Kristen will be able to enjoy some down time with those she loves soon.

Time to jet. Lots to do and not enough time to get it done these days. Have a wonderful day!

manjen said...

Good Morning, Everyone!

Hoping you all have a great day and a wonderful stress-free weekend! :-)

katy said...
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katy said...

Hello, Roseland,

Waves Majen, I hope all is well with you.

Someone posted this on twiiter...thought that was funny

http://www.obtampons.com/apology

You First enter your name...wait see and listen.

Wish you all a wonderful weekend. Take care

Friday, December 09, 2011 2:39:00 PM

Leni said...

@katy:
That IS funny.. thanks for sharing :)

dd said...

Love the pics :)
Great post Rose, I can't believe this "story" is still everywhere... JFC! Talk about blowing things out of proportion...!
I hope that girl is just a friend and not a future co-star...
For our sanity, lol! :x
I don't think I can handle this level of stupidity for months...
I might take a looong vacay from the fandom, haha.
I mean, this is supposed to be fun, right...? -__-

PL said...

Katy,

That was funny! Thanks for the link.

I'm just popping in to remind everyone that tomorrow, Saturday, 12-10-11, is the second annual recipe exchange in Roseland begins. This year it's Beginnings and Ends so scrounge up whatever recipes you have and share.

Please remember that some of us use Fahrenheit and some Centigrade so stipulate if possible.

BloatedToad3 said...

I'm still enjoying (ok, swooning over) all the sweet pictures you included on your previous post, Rose. My favorites are R+K on the plane together holding hands and the Stewart-Pattinson Christmas. You're right, it must be wonderful to be Kristen Stewart!! Thank you for sharing :-D

Shaui from Robstenation put together a lovely picspam of Edward + Bella from Twilight to Breaking Dawn and is a must-see also. Enjoy 8-D

http://robstenation.blogspot.com/2011/12/edward-and-bella-picspam-from-twilight.html

See you tomorrow for the recipe exchange!! Sweet dreams everyone!

30 said...

WOW I better tell my boyfriend him giving a friend a ride home the other night is cheating. I mean, any LOGICAL person would come to that conclusion.....

These people never cease too amaze me.


HI ROSELAND! ;)

Super RN Gas Passer said...

GOOD EVENING ROSELAND...

Well I have had an interesting day. Would you believe that Edward Cullen was waiting for me at lunch today at Logans Roadhouse...(The massage therapist, Peggy, at our business had drawn my name for a Christmas gift....lol...it was Edward)! Check out the avi:)

And it didnt stop there...before dinner I also received from my friend Cindy a Twilight "watch" yes...a watch with Edward and Bellas faces on it:)

I still dont have an Edward doll, IB...yet:)

olivia said...

Super, Once Upon a Time is on Sunday evenings, ABC, at 8 Eastern, 7 Central.

Hi, a wave and a hug to 30. Hope all is well with you.

(Ooops, I meant to say the marathon is on Sunday, not tomorrow)

Have a good evening y'all.
Will peek in tomorrow morning.
Hugs for y'all.

olivia said...

Oh Super, just saw that you posted. Wow! Your very own Edward! Great pic. Thanks for sharing it. And a watch, too. Your friends know you so well.

Anna said...

SWATH...it a wrap!

Johnny Norris has tweeted:

Kristen Stewart is as humble and generous as she is talented and dedicated..and that's saying something! A great actress and a lovely soul x

&

I wrapped on #SWATH tonight and feel blessed! Rupert Sanders is a wonderfully talented and decent man, and has created something beautiful!

BloatedToad3 said...

Super ~ Hey, is that one of those life-size cardboard cut outs of our very own Edward Cullen? (If so, no way, I really wanted one of those in my arcade room to keep my 5 foot tall vinyl blow-up dinosaur company, LOL, seriously!!) Anyway, there's 16 more days left 'til Christmas--maybe Santa has an Edward doll wrapped under the tree just for you! ^^

Tah-Tah! <33

Anna said...

@Rose..did I ever tell you the best part of this website is listening to Rob sing in the background as I read each and every post!

Super RN Gas Passer said...

OLIvIA...Thanks for the info...I am going to try to remember to watch it Sunday!

BLOATED...Yes...I have Edward in cardboard now...a dream come true...haha

30...Waves:)

ANNA...Thanks for the update:)

DreamerKind said...

What do you know? Super is still up after midnight, and probably dancing with her Edward cutout. Go, Girl!

I'm just home from a holiday party and my ears are buzzing like crazy. The band didn't sound that loud to me, but what do I know?

Had a great time out, and continued to party in the bldg. mailroom with the other fun folks I met there for the first time. I'm all filled up with good thoughts. Oh, and one of them is my neighbor directly below!

Only 465 more peeps to meet and I will have met them all. Although, since there is turnover, I can go on for maybe years, meeting new people. Ah, sweet mystery of life..

No songs again tonight, for I am actually sleepy early and may head to my place of rest. (Clan of the Cave Bear)

Looking forward to seeing the holiday recipes later today.

Joy to the world!

Birdie said...

Good morning Roseland!

I will start this out with something very easy that many of you may have already tasted.

Raspberry Chipotle Sauce and Cream Cheese

Place a 8 oz. bar of cream cheese(or can stack 2 bars)on a dish and pour the sauce over the top. Leave extra sauce in the bottom of the dish. Serve with crackers. You can top with a sprig of mint and a few raspberries.
Variation:
Whip 8 oz of cream cheese and 1/2 c.- 3/4 c. of the raspberry sauce and form a ball. Roll this in chopped pistachio nuts or toasted chopped pecans. Drizzle 2 T. of the sauce over top. Serve with crackers or ginger snaps.

This sauce is wonderful and can be found in goumet areas of stores.

Rhonda said...

Morning all,

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Green Onion Sauce:

1 pound of shrimp, shelled and deveined
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
15 slices of bacon, cut crosswise into thirds

Sprinkle shrimp with garlic powder and a little salt. Wrap each shrimp in a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Arrange on a baking sheet and broil, 3 to 4
inches from heat, turning occasionally, for about 8 to 10 minutes, until bacon is crisp and browned.

Sauce:

1/2 cup mayonaise
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 hard-cooked egg, minced
Tabasco sauce to taste (I use just a couple drops)
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons green onions (white and green parts) finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon jalapeno chile pepper, seeded, deveined, and finely chopped

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, and refridgerate for 1
hour before serving with shrimp.

Rhonda said...

Birdie- that sounds yummy :)

PL- I guess I posted this a little too early, sorry :(

Super- Wow, you had quite the day it seems--I hope it was fun ;)

Have a great Saturday everyone. I look forward to all the recipes. Hopefully, we can all chat later. We haven't been able to do that in a while..

Annie said...

Good morning Roseland.

SPINACH-STUFFED MUSHROOMS.
(These mushrooms can be stuffed and refrigerated up to an hour before serving.)

Also, the recipe calls for margarine but butter(unsalted) works just as well . :)

Nonstick cooking spray

1/2 pound fresh spinach, trimmed

12 medium sized mushrooms

1 tablespoon unsalted margarine

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoon fine dry breadcrumbs

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly coat a baking pan with the cooking spray an set aside.

2. Wash the spinach and place in a medium sized heavy saucepan with just the water that clings to the leaves; cook covered, over moderate heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until wilted. Drain and cool the spinach; then with your hands, squeeze out the liquid. Chop fine and set aside.

3.Remove the mushroom stems and chop them fine. In a heavy skillet, melt the margarine over moderate heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Stir in the chopped mushroom stems and cook for about 5 minutes or until golden. Mix in the spinach and oregano and cook, stirring, 1 minute longer. Stir in the lemon juice and remove from the heat.

4. Fill the mushroom caps with the spinach mixture, sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and transfer to the baking pan. Bake uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are lightly browned.

Serve immediately.
Serves 4.

Super RN Gas Passer said...

This is the EASIEST BEST TASTING FUDGE

MICROWAVE FUDGE

2 packages (16 oz. each) confectioners sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 cup butter(2 sticks unmelted)
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (optional)
2 tablespoons vanilla extract

In a large microwave safe bowl, mix sugar and cocoa. ADD milk and butter to the center of mixture(DO NOT STIR) Heat on high 4-6 minutes...however long it takes to melt the butter. Remove from microwave. Quickly add nuts and vanilla and STIR rapidly until smooth. Pour into a well greased square pan. Chill until firm. Cut into squares to serve.

Super RN Gas Passer said...

CHERRY DELIGHT

(Looks pretty for Christmas and DELISH)

2 sticks butter
1 cup diced nuts
1 2/3 cup All Purpose Flour
1 8oz package cream cheese
3 cups confectioners sugar
1 9oz Cool Whip
1 can cherry pie filling

Combine first 3 ingredients and press into an ungreased 9x12 pan
and bake at 350 until light brown...5-10 mins...Cool
Mix together cream cheese, confectioners sugar and Cool Whip and pour over cooled crust. Top with cherry pie filling and chill. Serves 12-14 people

Super RN Gas Passer said...

ARTICHOKE AND SPINACH DIP

Half of a 10 oz package frozen chopped spincah
2 13oz cans artichoke hearts, drained and mashed
1/2 cup mayonnaise (Hellmans)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

Drain all water from spinach. Mix all ingredients together and bake in a greased casserole dish for 30-40 minutes..Serve with crackers or bagel chips. There wont be a drop left!

ali mac said...

Hello everyone, hope your all having a great day so far.

SINFUL CHEESECAKE

4oz digestive biscuits (not sure what alternative would be)
5oz amaretti biscuits
3oz melted butter
5oz melted chocolate
11oz cream cheese
7oz double cream
3oz sugar
5oz fresh strawberries or raspberries or both

METHOD

Put digestive biscuits and 3.5oz of amaretti biscuits in food processor and crush. Mix in melted butter and mix well, press into a loose bottomed tin and chill for 15mins. Melt 4oz of milk chocolate and leave to cool slightly. Put cream cheese, sugar and double cream in a food mixer and beat until smooth, then pour in melted chocolate and swirl until lightly mixed. Cover the biscuit base with sliced berries then pour over the choc cream mix and leave to chill for two hours. Grind the remaining amaretti biscuits and choc and sprinkle over the top of the cheesecake, push up out of the tin and serve.

manjen said...

VELVEETA CHEESE FUDGE

1 lb. butter
4 lbs. powdered sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 lb. Velveeta
1 c. cocoa
Nuts, chopped (optional)

In a saucepan, melt butter and cheese. Sift together the sugar and cocoa; add the butter and cheese to this. Add nuts and vanilla. Mix well and spread in 9 x 13 inch pan. Cool and cut into pieces.

This makes a large amount and it never fails, also cheaper than other fudge. You can cut this down.

Makes 6 1/2 pounds of fudge.

(because it's made with velvetta, alot of people think there is no way it can be good...but I promise it is YUMMY!!)

Have a good day, everyone! :-)

Mandie

angelica1 said...

STICKY TOFFEE CHEESECAKE:
Ingredients:
8 shortbread fingers or biscuits
50g butter , melted
600g cream cheese or curd cheese
100g golden caster sugar
3 tbsp plain flour
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
142ml pot soured cream
300g white chocolate , melted
6 hard caramels , roughly chopped
225g jar caramel or dulce de leche
1.Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Crush the biscuits, stir in the butter and press the mixture into the base of a 20cm spring-form tin. Bake for 10 minutes then cool. Turn the oven down to 140C/fan 120C/gas 1.
2.Beat the cream cheese with the sugar, flour and vanilla. Add the eggs, soured cream and chocolate and combine. Sprinkle the hard caramels over the biscuit base, pour the cheesecake mixture carefully on top and bake for 40-50 minutes, the filling should still have a slight wobble when it is cooked. Cool and then spread a layer of caramel on top

PL said...

Wow! So many recipes already.

manjen,
It's great to see you joining us again.

Cocktail Meatballs in Blackberry Wine Sauce

Sauce
14 oz Ketchup
10 oz currant or apple jelly
1/2 Cup Blackberry Wine
Melt ketchup and jelly over low heat. Add blackberry wine and meatballs. Simmer for 25 minutes.

Meatballs
I buy a bag of frozen meatballs and defrost, but if you want to make your own:
2lbs ground beef
1 envelope onion soup mix
1/4 cup cracker crumbs
1 egg

Mix into 1 inch balls and brown.
Sauce and meatballs can be cooked in a slow oven or crock pot on low to be kept warm before serving. I have also had this served with cocktail sausages in place of the meatballs. The sauce makes any meat special.

Leni said...

I know you didn't want recipes for cookies this year, but it's what we eat for dessert. So I thought I share typical Austrian cookies that originated in Vienna.

I really hope my translation of the recipe makes any sense LOL

Vanillekipferl

Ingredients:
300 grams flour
200 grams butter
70 grams ground walnuts
70 grams powdered sugar

For later:
60 grams powdered sugar
3 tablespoons vanilla sugar

Pre-heat oven at 180 degrees.

Knead flour, butter, walnuts and sugar at first in a bowl and then on a board until you get a short-crust dough.

Place the dough in the refrigerator for an hour.

Knead the dough again a little bit so that it isn’t cold anymore. Form thumb thick rolls from the dough, cut the rolls into 1 inch wide pieces, roll and form crescents.

Place the crescents on a baking tray with baking paper and make sure that there is enough space between them, because they will become bigger in the oven.

Bake them at 180 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until they turn a golden/ light brown color. Keep an eye on them, because they burn really quickly!

Let them cool down (while still hot, they break easily!) and then turn the crescents in a mixture of the 60 grams powdered sugar and the 3 tablespoons vanilla sugar.

manjen said...

PL,
Thank YOU! :D

katy said...

Chocolate fondan

Ingredients

50g melted butter, for brushing
cocoa powder, for dusting
200g good-quality dark chocolate , chopped into small pieces
200g butter, in small pieces
200g golden caster sugar
4 eggs and 4 yolks
200g plain flour
Caramel sauce (see 'Goes well with') and vanilla ice cream, to serve.
1.First get your moulds ready. Using upward strokes, heavily brush the melted butter all over the inside of the pudding mould. Place the mould in the fridge or freezer. Brush more melted butter over the chilled butter, then add a good spoonful of cocoa powder into the mould. Tip the mould so the powder completely coats the butter. Tap any excess cocoa back into the jar, then repeat with 1 the next mould.
2.Place a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, then slowly melt the chocolate and butter together. Remove bowl from the heat and stir until smooth. Leave to cool for about 10 mins.
3.In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and yolks together with the sugar until thick and pale and the whisk leaves a trail; use an electric whisk if you want. Sift the flour into the eggs, then beat together.
4.Pour the melted chocolate into the egg mixture in thirds, beating well between each addition, until all the chocolate is added and the mixture is completely combined to a loose cake batter.
5.Heat oven to 180C. Place the fondants on a baking tray, then cook for 10-12 mins until the tops have formed a crust and they are starting to come away from the sides of their moulds. Remove from the oven, then leave to sit for 1 min before turning out.
6.Loosen the fondants by moving the tops very gently so they come away from the sides, easing them out of the moulds. Tip each fondant slightly onto your hand so you know it has come away, then tip back into the mould ready to plate up.
7.Starting from the middle of each plate, squeeze a spiral of caramel sauce, then put a fondant in the middle of each plate.
9.Carefully place the ice cream on top of the fondant, then serve immediately.

olivia said...

Good morning dear Rose and Roseland,

First of all.....so happy for Kristen.....sounds like SWatH may have wrapped. Am really looking forward to this film. May she now have the well deserved, private, nurturing, relaxing and fun time away with the love of her life, family and friends that she needs. What an awesome young woman she is!

Now, on to the Roseland Holiday Recipes....

This is good for a crowd. Yields 15 to 20 servings. Serve with tortilla chips. It does freeze well. (If you freeze, do so without the potatoes, add them when reheating.) Also great served in warm flour tortillas as a main dish. I would add slices of avocado on top.

Picadillo Dip

2 pounds ground beef
1 green bell pepper, chopped
6 fresh tomatoes, chopped or 32 ounces
canned stewed tomatoes, drained
6 ounces canned tomato paste
1 or 2 onions, chopped
1 1/3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
2 fresh or canned jalapeños, chopped
1 cup dark raisins
1 cup light golden raisins
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
8 ounces frozen hash brown potatoes
(potatoes are optional)
1 cup toasted slivered almonds
16 ounces tortilla chips

Brown and crumble ground beef in large skillet; drain fat. Add green bell peppers, tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, water, oregano, garlic, jalapeños, raisins, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 30 minutes or more over moderate heat. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and burning. Add potatoes at end of simmering time and cook until done.

Spoon hot dip into chafing dish: sprinkle almonds on top. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy! ¡Buen apetito! ( I very rarely do meat, but this is yummy and popular for taking to an event.)

Have a great Saturday afternoon. Am working half a day, then a mountain of papers to grade.

Hugs for y'all.
Hugs for Smitty, Gruff and Syd.

PL said...

Here is a gram to cup, oz, etc. conversion calculator. I think everyone but the US uses metric measurements.

http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/cooking-conversions/gram-conversions-general.aspx

PL said...

I forgot to add this.

Temperature conversion calculator

http://www.albireo.ch/temperatureconverter/

dottie said...

Happy Recipe Exchange Day!!!

PL, Thank you for organizing it!

I'm heading out to a brunch right now, but I'll be sure to post something when I get back.

Hope said...

Hi Roseland Cooks!

Wow...each recipe sounds fabulous.

Ali...what is a digestive biscuit?


TURKEY/WILD RICE STUFFED EGGS

(If you like stuffed eggs, these are a hit with the crowd)

1 dozen eggs
1/2 pound SHAVED smoked turkey breast
2 Cups Wild Rice cooked according to directions
2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste

Place eggs in large pan of cold water and bring to boil. Remove from heat, cover tightly with lid. Set timer for 20 minutes, remove lid and let cold water run over them for several minutes.
Peel, slice eggs in half, discard egg yolks.

Mix ingredients above and fill each egg. Chill eggs.
Makes 24.

Hope said...

Olivia...I am going to DVR "Once Upon a Time" since we will be watching the Cowboys/Giants game Sunday night. Game party here so I am glad to find some new appetizers. Your dip sounds amazing with all those ingredients. Do you make it with the hashbrowns?

PL...thanks for the conversion tables. I would be lost without them. I am going to post my meatball recipe later. Yours sounds fab!

Super...you crack me up! Love your avi. You and Edward make a beautiful couple. LOL

DK...I was out partying last night too. Thanks for all the tunes, especially the BD and Christmas ones lately.

Birdie said...

Wow, wonderful recipes already!
PL,
Thank you for the conversion chart. I was eyeing that cheesecake of Angelica's.
A few questions:
What is the equivilent of caster sugar?
Double cream=heavy whipping cream?

angelica1 said...

Birdie, It is gorgeous! You can use whipping cream and caster sugar is very fine.I think you call it superfine?

Birdie said...

Thanks Angelica,
It sounds decadent!

ali mac said...

Hope, Digestive biscuits are wheatmeal biscuits. I'm not sure if you have an alternative for these, I suppose you could use whatever you normally use for the base of a cheesecake.I'll try to find out what alternative could be used and get back to you.

dottie said...

Wow! So many great recipes already!

This is the cake my mother always made during the holidays. It's always a big hit at bake sales, too. I'm not sure where the name came from, though. Enjoy!

Hummingbird Cake:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 eggs, beaten
1 ½ cups vegetable oil
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
2 cups chopped ripe bananas
2 cups chopped pecans

Mix by hand. Combine dry ingredients; add eggs and oil; stir until well mixed. Add vanilla, pineapple, bananas, and nuts. Spoon batter into greased and floured cake pan (you can use 2 round or 1 rectangular). Bake at 350 F for 40-45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely before icing.

Icing:
1 box confectioners’ sugar
½ cup softened butter
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup finely chopped pecans

Using a mixer, combine the first 4 ingredients. After icing the cake sprinkle the top w/chopped pecans.

Annie said...

CHEESE SPREAD

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

2 - 8oz pkgs cream cheese, softened

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon basil

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1/4 teaspoon majoram (If you can't find this herb, you can use more basil or thyme)

1/4 teaspoon dill weed

(If you're using fresh herbs.....Dried herbs are always stronger than fresh ones.
A simple conversion is 1 tablespoon of fresh is the equivilant of 1 teaspoon dry.

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

A variety of crackers

Blend cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add seasonings and mix well.
Chill overnight.
Serve at room temperature with crackers.

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Olivia: Thank you for recommending Hugo. It was magnificent. :)

Super: I understand how you feel about seeing BD until it leaves theatres. It's a tough, tough choice. :) :)

ali mac said...

Hope, I have been told by a friend of mine who lives in America that Graham Crackers can be used as an alternative but you can get Digestives in World food stores if there is one near you!

I'm just assuming you live there, if not sorry!!

Annie said...

CARROT CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

2 cups plus 1 tablespoon flour

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

4 eggs, beaten

3 cups grated, peeled carrots

Mix dry ingredients in mixer bowl. Add remaining ingredients and beat on medium speed for about two minutes.

Spread in a greased 9" by 13" baking pan or two greased 8" round pans.

Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Frost when cool with cream cheese frosting.

Garnish with pecan pieces or halves if you choose.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

8 ozs cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 lbs. powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Blend cream cheese and butter well. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
Add vanilla and blend well.

professor wales said...

This recipe has been handed down from my Great Grandmother. It’s a bit old-fashioned and labor intensive, but I guarantee you its delicious. I often multiply the batch to insure my own “personal pan” for those late night munchies when only chocolate will suffice. Enjoy. Happy Holidays to all!
Grammy’s English Toffee Dessert

For the crumb mixture:
¾ C. butter cookie crumbs
¾ C finely chopped walnuts

For the filling:
½ C butter creamed (don’t use margarine; tastes flat)
2 C sifted confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)
2 egg yolks
2 squares bitter baking chocolate; melted
2 egg whites + ¼ tsp salt; beaten until stiff

Add half the sugar to creamed butter and beat at low speed. Drop in one egg yolk and beat until smooth. Add remaining sugar and egg yolk and beat until light and fluffy. Melt chocolate and beat into creamed mixture. Fold beaten egg whites and salt into creamed mixture. Grease an 8-inch square pan on sides and bottom. Put half of crumb mixture into pan. Spoon creamed mixture over crumbs. Top with remaining half of crumbs

Cover with foil and freeze for 2 hours or refrigerate for 12 hours.

Mark your separate personal pan with DO NOT TOUCH, KEEP OUT, THIS IS NOT YOURS, etc. if you are putting it with the main pan. Personally, I recommend finding a different cold hiding place for your stash, like the garage or the back porch…..

Hope said...

ALI
Oh...thanks so much. I do use a graham cracker crust.
I have never heard of digestive biscuits.

ANNIE

I have been looking for a Carrot Cake recipe.
Thanks.

Rhonda said...

Wow, so many great recipes..yummy!

Alimac- your recipe sounds wonderful :) I wanted to ask, and I apologize for my ignorance here, but is double cream the same as heavy cream?

Freddie said...

Hi Ladies,

Wow, I’m impressed. What an incredible selection of recipes. There is something for everyone.

PL – I add my thanks to you as well, for getting us all organized and for providing the conversion tables. They will be most helpful.

Birdie – thanks for kicking it off this morning…

I absolutely love chocolate but sometimes after a big meal I crave something lighter, so I thought I would add this one to the growing Roseland cookbook.
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Lemon Mousse

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours

Ingredients (for 4):
Juice and rind of 2 large lemons
1 envelope (1 tablespoon) plain gelatin
3 eggs
½ cup sugar
½ cup heavy cream
Garnish:
½ cup heavy cream

Sprinkle the gelatin over 2 tablespoons of water in a small saucepan and leave to soak for 5 minutes. Separate the eggs, putting the yolks into a large bowl and the whites into another. Finely grate the rind from the lemons and mix it into the egg yolks, together with the sugar. Squeeze the lemons and strain the juice into the soaked gelatin. Place the saucepan over low heat, stirring continuously. Do not allow to boil, and as soon as the gelatin has dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat.

Beat the egg yolks and sugar until pale and creamy. Slowly pour in the dissolved gelatin, beating all the time. Continue to beat the mixture until it is cool and beginning to thicken. Lightly beat the heavy cream and fold into the mixture. Beat the egg whites until stiff, then blend them in evenly and lightly.

Pour the mousse into a serving dish or individual dishes and chill until set. Serve a bowl of whipped cream separately or pipe the whipped cream over the mousse.

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My thanks to everyone who has taken the time to contribute a recipe (or recipes) today or will do so in the days to come.

Oh… and Super – you and Edward were made for each other. Love your avi.

Hi to Anna, DK, Rhonda, Annie, ali mac, Angelica, Leni, Katy, Olivia, dottie, Hope, professor wales. I hope everyone is well and happy, including Rose and all our absent friends. 30, Manjen – nice to see you pop in.

Have a good day all.

ali mac said...

Rhonda Yes I think they are the same, you can use ordinary cream, the heavy cream just makes it that bit thicker and richer ( and more fattening lol)

Freddie I love the sound of your lemon mousse, I love anything lemony :)

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Melinda said...

Deviled Eggs

12 eggs, hard boiled and peeled

1/2 cup Thousand Island salad dressing

salt and pepper to taste

Garnish: paprika (optional)

Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Place yolks in mixing bowl. Set aside egg whites.

Mix dressing with eggs; add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon mixture into egg whites and garnish with paprika if desired.

dottie said...

Melinda, Collecting all the recipes in one place in a great idea! Thanks for doing that.

Annie said...

Here's a refreshing beginner.....

CITRUS WHITE WINE SPRITZER

Ice

2 Lemon slices (thin)

2 Lime slices (thin)

4 oz dry, crisp white wine (Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris)

2 oz lemon-lime seltzer water

In a large stem glass, arrange slices of lemon and lime with ice cubes to fill the glass.

Pour the white wine and lemon lime seltzer over lemon/lime slices and ice.
Stir and serve.

beacullen said...

OMG I'm so glad I looked today!! I love the recipe swap. yayyyyy

PL said...

Mel,

A blog with all the recipes would be outstanding. Thank you, thank you.

Melinda said...

Dottie and PL,

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I deleted b/c I thought afterwards I shouldn't have put the cart before the horse since I have no clue how to do one. I just had the random thought that it would be nice to have available. I'll look into it.

PL,

Thanks for putting this together and having the conversion links too.

The recipes sound yummy. Lots of new things to try!

Melinda said...

Cool Mint Oreo Cookie Balls

6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg. (15.25 oz.) OREO Cool Mint Creme Cookies, finely crushed (about 4 cups)
2 pkg. (6 squares each) White Chocolate, melted
6 drops green food coloring
2 Tbsp. chocolate sprinkles


MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended.

SHAPE into 40 (1-inch) balls; place in single layer in shallow pan. Freeze 10 min. Mix melted chocolate and food coloring until well blended. Dip balls in chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Top with sprinkles.

REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm. Keep refrigerated.

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I just made these the other night. They are easy and so good. Like eating a giant Andes.

Rhonda said...

Ali mac- thanks, I will use the heavy cream--it's okay to indulge during the holidays, right?
I'm with you on anything lemon. There's a bakery here that makes the best lemon iced cookies I've ever ate :)

Melinda- I think it would be great to have all the recipes together :)

Hi everyone!

Kenzz said...

Melinda...great idea to get al the recipes together!

PL...you are to be commended for organizing this year's recipe exchange... What fun!!

Hoping to see some of the lurkers get inspired to post a recipe as first time commenters :)

As I've got a few recipes, I'll start with a drink to get us all in the mood... This one's dedicated to Syd:

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Syd, hope you'll try this, as it highlights your wonderful country's Greenall's dry gin...

1 1/2 oz Greenall's dry gin (or any dry gin)
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup [= parts sugar & water, combined]
2 oz Ocean Spray Cranberry juice (red or white)
Garnish (cranberries, gooseberries, or lime slice)

Mix in cocktail shaker with ice, strain into martini glass, and garnish.

*I*Believe* said...

Howdy Roseland! Who's home?

BloatedToad3 said...

~~ GUACAMOLE ~~

[This is not a typical guacamole dip--it's chunky instead! For a less chunky dip, like in the restaurants, you could always get really ripe avocados and mash them, but trust me, everyone likes it this way! :) Depending on where you live, avocados are not in season all year.]

1/4 cup minced yellow onion
3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh coriander, stems included
2 T chopped fresh marjoram or oregano
1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed (optional)
4 ripe but firm Hass avocados (wrinkled, black-skinned avocados)
4 large ripe plum tomatoes, seeded & skinned & cut into 1/4-1/2" chunks
1/3 cup finely diced red onion

1. In a food processor (mini) or blender, combine the yellow onion, coriander, marjoram & jalapenos. Process until smooth, about 30 sec.
2. To skin the plum tomatoes, boil water 1st (enough water in pot to cover the tomatoes), then remove from stove. Add tomatoes to hot water for a few seconds. Take out & with a paring knife, remove skin, if skin doesn't come off easily, place tomato back in the hot water. Remove & try again. Then cut open to remove seeds & dice to 1/4-1/2" chunks.
3. Halve & pit the avocados. Using a butter knife, score the flesh into 3/4" chunks. With a sppon, scoop the chunks out of the skins into a medium bowl.
4. Add the pureed herb mixture, tomatoes & red onion to the bowl & toss gently until just combined.

Serves: aprox. 6-8 people (depends on how many people like avocados & how many appetizers you're serving). If I'm having a large group of people, I double the recipe, especially in the summer.

Serve the dip in a chilled bowl & then in a long basket, place groups of a variety of tortilla chips (plain, blue corn, black bean, etc.).

The recipe can be prepared up to 1 hour ahead. Because this is a little time consuming to make, I prepare the herb mixture & cut all the tomatoes & red onion early in the day & leave aside until 1 hr before I want to serve it (keep the uncut avocados in the fridge until ready to cut them), then I cut the avocados, mix & refrigerate.

NOTE: Save the seeds from the avocados & lay them on top of the prepared dip, it will help it from becoming brown so quickly (once avocados are cut & taken out of the skin, they turn brown easily & it doesn't look too appetizing).

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I found this recipe in Food & Wine magazine (my favorite source) about 15 yrs ago. I made it for a few groups of friends, & every time I made it, it came out better & better. It has become highly requested by family & friends over the years. The more you make it, you'll get to know if you want more or less tomatos & jalapeno. E N J O Y

BloatedToad3 said...

~~ SPINACH-AND-ARTICHOKE DIP ~~

[This is a huge party favorite. If I'm having a big crowd, I have to make a 2nd one just for my daughter & her friend!]

2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (set aside 1/2 cup as a topping)
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup (1oz) grated fresh Parmesan cheese (set aside 2 T as a topping)
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 (14oz) can artichoke hearts in water, drained & chopped
1 (8oz) pckg 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1 (8oz) pckg fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/2 (10oz) pckg frozen spinach, thawed, drained & squeezed dry (discard the rest of the spinach, unless you can use in something else)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, sour cream, Parmesan cheese & spinach mixture (take 2 T of the Parmesan & mix it w/the 1/2 pckg of spinach--put them tog in a baggie & shake for best results), & the remaining ingredients, and stir until well-blended.
3. Spoon mixture into a 1 1/2 quart baking or casserole dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and 2 T Parmesan (which you already set aside).
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Serves: a 6-8 people. Serve right from the oven with tortilla chips, a variety of flavors are recommended (plain, blue corn with sesame seeds, & black bean are just some examples).

DreamerKind said...

Happy day!
Recipes divine. Thinking of, rocking around the Christmas tree, after drinking Roseland brews, eating some of these appetizers and finishing up with a special Roseland dessert. It's a perfect holiday from beginning to end.

BloatedToad3 said...

~~ BEEF OR CHICKEN FONDUE ~~

[This has become a fun family holiday appetizer or meal. To make it a meal, you can serve it with a salad, rice, potato dish, and/or vegetables.]

Allow approx 1/2lb of boneless beef or boneless chicken (white meat) per serving. For beef fondue, use a tender cut of meat such as tenderloin or sirloin; tenderize less tender cuts.

1. Cut meat in approx 1" pieces.

2. Fill pot half-full of peanut oil and heat to about 375 degrees on stove burner.

3. Place fondue pot on stand over canned fuel burner. Place stainless steel fork rest on pot; it will shield spattering & hold forks in place.

To serve: Arrange cuts of meat in each plate for each guest; also serve small bowls of dipping sauces such as hollandaise, mustard, horseradish, or teriyaki.

4. Each guest spears meat & cooks until the desired degree of doneness. Remove meat from fondue fork to plate. Fondue forks will be hot from cooking oil & should not be used as eating utensils.

Vegetables, such as mushrooms, small onions & zucchini can be cooked with the meat.

BloatedToad3 said...

~~ CHEESE FONDUE ~~

1 garlic clove
1 cup dry white wine
3 cups (12oz) shredded Gruyere, Ementhale or other natural swiss cheeses (not processed)
1 tsp flour
1/8 tsp nutmeg
dash of white pepper
2 T Kirsch*
1 loaf crusty French bread, cut into bite size cubes

1. Rub inside of fondue pot with cut garlic clove.
2. Add wine and heat over stove burner until just beginning to bubble.
3. In a bowl, toss cheese with flour & nutmeg; add the cheese gradually to the wine, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
4. When all the cheese is melted, add Kirsch & pepper. Place on burner. Do not use forkrest on fondue pot.
5. Each guest uses a fondue fork to spear bread cubes & dip into fondue.

Use lid on cooking fuel burner to keep heat low. Stir cheese occasionally. If cheese becomes too thick, add a little warm wine.

Serves: 4

* Kirschwasser = a colorless fruit brandy, distilled from the fermented juice of the black morello cherry (this ingredient makes this fondue stand out from others!)

BloatedToad3 said...

~~ BACON-WRAPPED SCALLOPS ~~

12 large sea scallops, cut in half
12 slices bacon, cut in half
garlic powder
lemon powder (optional)
teriyaki sauce
cayenne pepper
olive oil spray

1. Cut large scallops in half. Wrap each scallop in half a strip of bacon & secure with a wooden toothpick (small scallops may be left whole).
2. Spray lightly with olive oil spray & sprinkle with teriyaki sauce on both sides. Dust lightly w/garlic powder & a pinch of cayenne pepper.
3. Place in baking dish & bake at 425 degrees turning once for 20-30 minutes or until done.

Serve with sweet & sour sauce.

Variation: Omit teriyaki sauce & dip scallops in melted butter before wrapping them with bacon. Sprinkle chopped onions, parsley & green peppers over scallops & drizzle with olive oil before broiling.

Serve with lemon wedges.

Yields: 2 dozen

DreamerKind said...

Deck The Rooftop

The Cast Of Glee:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGVdQEaxEKM

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la la la la la
Tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la la la la

Don we now our gay apparel
Fa la la la la la la la la
Troll the ancient yuletide carol
Fa la la la la la la la la

Up on the rooftop reindeer pause
Out jumps good ol' santa clause
Down through the chimney with lots of toys
All for the little ones Christmas joys

Ho ho ho
Who wouldn't go?
Ho ho ho
Who wouldn't go?


Up on the rooftop click click click
Down through the chimney with good St. Nick

Deck the halls
He's up on the rooftop
First comes the stocking of little Nell
Oh dear Santa fill it well

Give her a dolly that laughs and cries
One that will open and shut her eyes

Don we now our gay apparel
Fa la la la la la la la la
Troll the ancient yuletide carol
Fa la la la la la la la la

Deck the halls
He's up on the rooftop
Up on the rooftop, oh oh oh oh
Up on the rooftop, oh oh oh

See the blazing Yule before us
Fa la la la la la la la la
Strike the harp and join the chorus
Fa la la la la la la la la

Follow me in merry measure
Fa la la la la la la la la
Sing the joyous song together
Fa la la la la la la la la

Ho ho ho
Who wouldn't go?
Ho ho ho
Who wouldn't go?

Up on the rooftop click click click
Down through the chimney with good St. Nick

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la la la la la
Tis the season to be jolly
Hear the bells of Christmas calling
Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la la la la la

Thank you/frankenteengleek

DreamerKind said...

Good evening, BloatedToad3, great sounding recipes! Fondues are favorites, and for sure, I'll be making your style guacamole. Thanks so much.

DreamerKind said...

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer (orig. 1940's):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTNheCEUP_A

I really can't stay
But, baby, it's cold outside
I got to go way
But, baby, it's cold outside

This evening's has been
Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice
I'll hold your hands
They're just like ice

My mother will start to worry
Beautiful, what's your hurry
And father will be pacing the floor
Listen to the fireplace roar
So I'd better scurry

Beautiful, please don't hurry
Maybe just a half a drink more
Put some records on while I pour
The neighbors might think
Baby, it's bad out there

Say, what's in this drink
No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how
Your eyes are like starlight now
To break the spell

I'll take your hat
Your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, sir
Mind if I move in closer
At least I'm gonna say that I tried

What's the sense of hurting my pride
I really can't stay
Baby don't hold out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

I simply must go
But, baby, it's cold outside
The answer is no
But, baby, it's cold outside
This welcome has been
How lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm

Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious
Gosh, your lips look delicious
My brother will be there at the door
Waves upon a tropical shore

My maiden aunt's mind is vicious
Eww, your lips are delicious
Well maybe just a cigarette more
Never such a blizzard before
I've got to get home
But, baby, you'll freeze out there

See ya, say, lend me a comb
It's up to your knees out there
You've really been grand
I thrill when you touch my hand
But don't you see
How can you do this thing to me

There's bound to be talk tomorrow
Making my life long sorrow
At least there will plenty implied
If you caught pnuemonia and died

I really can't stay
Get over that old out
Oh but it's cold outside

Thank you/moonbeam0013

DreamerKind said...

Redbook Magazine
Chocolate Dipped PineNut Crescents

Yields: 70 cookies
Oven Temp: 350

Ingredients

•1 cup(s) pine nuts
•1 3/4 cup(s) confectioners' sugar
•1 cup(s) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
•1 1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
•1/2 teaspoon(s) almond extract
•1/2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
•2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
•1 1/2 cup(s) semisweet chocolate chips
----------------
Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pine nuts on a cookie sheet; bake 5 to 7 minutes, stirring once or twice, until lightly toasted and fragrant; cool. Line baking sheets with parchment or nonstick liners.

2. Finely grind pine nuts with 3/4 cup of the sugar in a food processor (but not so finely that it turns powdery). Add butter, extracts, and salt; pulse until blended and crumbly. Add flour; process until dough clumps together.

3. With lightly floured fingers on a smooth surface, roll a teaspoon of dough into a 3-1/2-inch rope; place on prepared sheet and shape into a crescent. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing crescents 1 inch apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are dry and set and bottoms are light golden. Cool completely.

4. To decorate: Melt chocolate in a small bowl in microwave as package directs. Dip one end of each crescent into melted chocolate. Place on waxed paper. Refrigerate until chocolate sets. Dust other ends of crescents with remaining 1 cup of confectioners' sugar before serving.
-----------------
Tips & Techniques
Keep 'em Fresh! You can store cookies at room temperature in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers for up to a week.

BloatedToad3 said...

Hi DK! You're welcome!! Thank you for your latest Christmas music selection--LOVE the cast of Glee--but making me miss my daughter so much!!! We skype watch the show every week (her from college, me from home), but she's had too many school demands and I've been busy with my mom's move, so we've missed the last 2-3 episodes.

Going back to typing some dessert recipes. This is so fun! Tomorrow I'm going to start writing down everyone else's recipes.

Did anyone else notice a new song on the post page (Flightless Bird from BD) or am I just getting delirious?

Sleep tight Roseland! <333

DreamerKind said...

Maybe Tonight

Nicole Atkins (Live):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1ucCf1u-q0

I foresaw you
Like an old ghost story
From a family tree
That was handed down to me

I've known you like a siren song That warns
I have been informed
You could be the death of me

But patience bounds
An eternal stone
You were meant to be mine

I draw a dual
With the cards of gods
That were played in fate and time

I know we'll meet again
Maybe tonight
Just tell me where and when
I know it's never sure
Maybe tonight

Sky whispers in a baritone
That the mystery always beats
What I am shown

Search the the dial
For what I need to know
They don't play those songs
On my radio

I know we'll meet again
Maybe tonight
Just tell me where and when
I know it's never sure
Maybe tonight

Thank you/xbar

DreamerKind said...

@BloatedToad3
You are right, "Flightless Bird" has been added to the blog playlist. How lovely!

I know it is so hard when a daughter is away at college, at least, it was for me, too. We were only 2 hours away, so I could drive down and she up fairly often. It is not the same though. They are little for too short of a time. :)

Goodnight to you...

DreamerKind said...

Christmas Lights

Coldplay:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l61doajc19g

Christmas night
Another fight
Tears we cried
A flood

Got all kinds of poison
A poison in my blood
I took my feet to Oxford Street
Trying to right a wrong

Just walk away
Those windows say
But I can't believe she's gone

When you're still waiting
For the snow to fall
It doesn't really feel like
Christmas at all

A cup of candles, oh they flicker
Oh, they flicker and they float
And I'm up here holding onto all
Those chandeliers of hope

Like some drunkard Elvis singing
I go singing out of tune
Saying how I always loved you
Darling
And I always will

Oh when you're still
Waiting for the snow to fall
It doesn't really feel like
Christmas at all

Those Christmas lights
Light up the street
Down where the sea and city meet

May all your troubles
Soon be gone
Oh Christmas lights
Keep shining on

Thank you/Inunion

DreamerKind said...

For Smitty & Gruff

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

Gayla Peevey:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7xjjlUbpJ4

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll
No dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus
To play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus
Will mind, do you?
He won't have to use
Our dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through
The front door
That's the easy thing to do

I can see me now
On Christmas morning
Creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise
When I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too

Mom says the hippo would eat me up
But then
Teacher says a hippo
Is a vegeterian

There's lots of room for him
In our two-car garage
I'd feed him there
Snd wash him there
And give him his massage

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles or rhinoceroseses
I only like hippopotamuseses
And hippopotamuses like me too!

Thank you/GroovyGranny

Vangie said...

Hello rose, hi ladies! it's 3:14am, and i there thinking about rob! kristen seems to be okay, and have move on to her next project very well,[SWATH] seems the English treated her very well, she said so herself about them, so different to american, so that great, but i am a rob's fan first, and i'm be honest, but WTH! is rob doing?seems like he is stuck in the twilight zone, i know rob has allot of money, but my opinion rob needs to get back to work, he is being to idle, i'm really worried about him, for the first time, he seems to dependent on kristen, i hope i'm wrong, in my world i do not believe in the what if, so i 'll shut up now.

DreamerKind said...

For Syd No Doubt In Love

You Were Meant For Me

Jewel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KljnseRqCA

I hear the clock, it's 6am
I feel so far away
From where I've been

Got my eggs, and my pancakes too
Got my maple syrup
Everything but you

I break the yolks
And make a smiley face
I kinda like it
In my brand new place

I wipe the spots off of the mirror
Don't leave the keys in the door
Never put wet towels on the floor
Anymore 'cause

Dreams last so long
Even after you're gone
I know, that you love me
And soon you will see
You were meant for me
And I was meant for you

Called my momma
She was out for a walk
Consoled a cup of coffee
But it didn't wanna talk
Picked up a paper
It was more bad news
More hearts being broken
Or people being used

Put on my coat in the pouring rain
Saw a movie it just wasn't the same
'Cause it was happy and I was sad
It made me miss you oh so bad
Go about my business
I'm doing fine

Besides, what would I say
If I had you on the line
Same old story, not much to say
Hearts are broken every day

Brush my teeth
And put the cap back on
I know you hate it
When I leave the light on
I pick up a book
Turn the sheets down
Take a deep breath
And a good look around

Put on my pj's and hop into bed
I'm half alive
But I feel mostly dead
I try and tell myself
It'll be all right
I just shouldn't think anymore
Tonight

Dreams last so long
Even after you're gone
I know, that you love me
And soon you will see

You were meant for me
And I was meant for you
Yeah, you were meant for me
And I was meant for you

Thank you/MeaningInSongs

DreamerKind said...

@Vangie
Hello! Hope you can get some good sleep later.
It's nice that you worry about Rob. Yet, I believe that he knows what he wants for himself.
Most of us do, you know. :)

@Hope
Let's party on, holiday sprites that we are!

@Freddie
Thinking of you, too.

Best wishes out to you wonderful Roseland friends.

Will be hovering, while on a magic carpet ride tonight. Waiting on the moon.

Vangie said...

Well i reac, pretty much here,i feel so sad for myself getting obsessed with rob, that's not good, it's sort of sick, i really have to do some thing else, i do not ever want to come across as obsessive, but that's the way, it looks sorry ladies, and i knew ryan gosling iscanadian like the other ryan RR, but he was vborn in london ontario, sorry for the mistake! i seem to be going bunkers

BloatedToad3 said...

~~ JELLY ROLL ~~

[You can use any seedless jam or preserves to fill this jelly roll (it's really a sponge cake), although a red raspberry or strawberry looks especially festive.]

1/2 cup cake or all-purpose flour
3 T cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
5 large eggs
1/2 sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup fruit preserves or seedless jam
Whipped cream

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 15" X 10" jelly roll pan, then line it with waxed paper or parchment. Butter the paper & dust it with flour.
2. Sift the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, & salt into a mixing bowl, then set the bowl aside.
3. Separate the eggs. Transfer the yolks to a medium bowl & the whites to a larger one. Add 1/4 cup of the sugar & the vanilla extract to the yolks & beat with a mixer on high speed for 5 minutes.
4. Beat the egg whites with clean, dry beaters (any moisture will keep the whites from reaching the desired consistency), gradually adding the last 1/4 cup of sugar. Beat on low speed at 1st, then on high, until the egg whites are stiff & shiny.
5. Gently fold the yolk mixture into the egg whites until they are evenly mixed. Sprinkle about one third of the flour mixture over the eggs & fold gently to mix. Add the remaining flour in 2 more stages, folding the batter until it is uniformly blended, Then spread the batter evenly in the pan.
TIP-Use a rubber spatula to gently scrape the foamy jelly-roll cake batter from the mixing bowl & spread it evenly in the lined baking pan.
6. Place the pan on the center oven rack & bake for 15 minutes or until the cake is golden brown & springy to the touch. Meanwhile, sift confectioners' sugar over a clean tea towel to cover an area roughly the size of the baking pan.
7. When the cake is done, invert it onto the tea towel. Immediately peel off the paper & roll the cake & towel up together like a rug. If you wait too long, the cake will begin to cool, becoming less flexible & more apt to break. Place the roll on a wire rack, seam down, & cool thoroughly.
8. Unroll the cake. In a bowl, stir or whisk the preserves to a smooth consistency, then spread them evenly over the cake. Snugly reroll the cake--this time without the towel--& transfer it to a serving plate. Sift confectioners' sugar over the cake.

When it's time to serve, slice the jelly roll with a serrated knife & serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Serves: 8-10


~~ JELLY ROLL YULE LOG ~~

For a particularly festive flair, spread the top of the jelly roll with whipped cream & sprinkle grated chocolate so that it resembles a birch log.

BloatedToad3 said...

~~ ZUCCHINI CAKE ~~

[This is my son's & daughter's all-time favorite dessert, but, apparently, it's also quite good in the morning for breakfast! When my son is away at college for weeks at a time, I'll make it in the morning & FedEx it to him in the afternoon.]

3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup canola oil (OR 1 cup of apple sauce) [I've made it with both--but if you have any homemade applesauce, that's the best!]
4 egg whites
3 cups grated zucchini, skin on, big seeds out
1 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels

1. Preheat oven 350 to degrees.
2. Butter & flour a tube pan (NOT a bundt pan).
3. Wash & dry zucchini, removing the ends & any bad bruises or spots on the skin. Grate about 3 medium-size zucchinis in a cuisinart.
4. Combine all dry ingredients. 5. Add the oil (or applesauce), egg whites, & shredded zucchini to the dry ingredients, & mix together.
6. Add the morsels to the mixture, & pour into tube pan.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes. To prevent overcooking, check it at 50 minutes by inserting a toothpick into the cake. It's done if the toothpick comes out clean--may look a little moist, but it shouldn't look wet.
7. Let it cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then invert it on a plate and voila!

BloatedToad3 said...

~~ MAGIC COOKIE BARS ~~

[This recipe is incredibly quick & easy to make and is fun for a New Years Eve get-together. It has been to many bake sales & piano recital holiday parties.]

1/2 cup butter
1 (14oz) can Eagle brand condensed milk (if you can find Eagle brand, it is the best)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels
1 (3 1/2 oz) can or bag of flaked coconut (approx 1 1/3 cups)
1 cup chopped walnuts (never tried it w/pecans, but I would think it would be quite good)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a 13" X 9" baking pan, melt butter in oven. Remove from oven when melted.
3. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over the butter & make sure it's even across bottom of pan.
4. Pour condensed milk evenly over graham cracker/butter layer.
5. Top with remaining ingredients (chocolate morsels, coconut, & nuts) & press down firmly (using the back of a large spoon).
6. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees or until lightly browned.

Cool & cut into bars. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Makes 24-36 bars.

BloatedToad3 said...

~~ SEVEN-LAYER BARS ~~

[This recipe is new to me, too (I'm going to make it for the 1st time myself this holiday), but I got it from a very reliable source, "Cook's Illustrated", and it sounds delicious!]


1 cup chocolate-covered toffee bits*
12 whole graham crackers
8 T (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
8 oz milk chocolate, chopped
1 cup Rice Krispies (cereal)
1 cup pecans, toasted & chopped
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup sweetened flaked cococut, toasted
2 (14 oz) cans sweetened condensed milk
1 T vanilla extract

1. Adjust oven rack to middle position & heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 13" X 9" baking pan with foil, allowing excess to hang over pan edges. Grease foil. Process toffee bits in food processor to fine powder. Add graham crackers & process to fine crumbs. Transfer mixture to bowl & stir in melted butter. Press mixture firmly into prepared baking pan. Bake until beginning to brown, about 1o minutes.
2. Remove pan from oven, sprinkle crust with milk chocolate, & allow chocolate to soften, about 5 minutes. Using spatula, smooth chocolate into even layer. Layer Rice Krispies, pecans, chocolate chips, & coconut in pan in that order, pressing each layer to adhere. Combine condensed milk & vanilla & pour evenly over top. Bake until golden brown, 24-30 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack, 2 hours. Using foil overhang, lift bars from pan & cut into squares.

* be sure to buy the bits coated with chocolate--look in the baking aisle section of your supermarket

Makes 24 bars.

ali mac said...

@ Vangie, We don't know what Rob is doing at the moment he could be working on a new project that is in the early stages, there is no point in worrying yourself about something you have no control over it will do you no good!! SO chill out and try not to read gossip sites etc that put ideas into your head about what he is or is not doing. I'm not being mean I just don't like seeing you worry for no reason. He has said himself that there are very few scripts he likes, so let him take his time and make the right decision.

BloatedToad3 said...

~~ ICE BOX CAKE ~~

[This dessert is a long-standing family tradition. My grandmother taught all us girls how to make it, and her mother taught her. It's hard to believe such an easy recipe can be so good!]

2 boxes of Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers
1 quart heavy cream (or whipping) cream & sugar (maybe 1/4 cup, but to your taste)
an oblong plate (either 9" X 13" or 10" X 15", for instance)

1. With an electric mixer, whip the heavy (or whipping) cream (adding sugar to taste, between 1/8 & 1/4 cup sugar).
2. Add a spoonful (NOT a heaping spoon) of whipped cream between 2 chocolate wafer cookies & connect them, laying it on the plate & putting the next wafer w/whipped cream next to those two. Keep adding small spoonfuls of whipped cream between each layer of wafer cookie until there is one long "log" roll on the plate. A second "log" is formed (again, alternating whipped cream, wafer cookie, whipped cream, etc.) & now the two are set side-by-side.
3. With the remaining whipped cream, cover the exterior and sides of the wafer cookies. For decoration, scrape together a couple of the wafer cookies so that the crumbs land on the top of the whipped cream.
4. Stick toothpicks into the top of the cake so that when you cover it with plastic wrap, the plastic won't attach to the whipped cream.
5. Leave the covered cake in the refrigerator overnight.

The dessert is usually served by cutting it into slices at a 45 degree angle, so bands of chocolate & cream are visible across each slice.

Remember to take the toothpicks out just before you serve it! ENJOY & good luck!!

Kay said...

Vangie --
Don't forget that during promo for BD1 Wyck said that he is currently working on a couple projects with him. Just because Rob isn't actively filming, it doesn't mean he isn't working on something. I really don't think you have to worry about him...everyone needs a break or change now and then to relax and re-energize to avoid getting burned out.

Happy Sunday, Roseland. <3

Rhonda said...

Morning Roseland,

Vangie- I'm sure all is well with Rob, no need to worry :)

Hi everyone- I hope it's been a nice weekend so far :)

denise said...

rose do you think rob went to the awath wrap party with kristen since we haven't seen him since the stupid pictures came aout of him in car i really love this couple

Annie said...

Good morning Roseland.

Vangie: Do you worry out of habit?
Rob has three movies coming out next year (Bel Ami, Cosmopolis and BD Part 2)
All of those movies being anxiously anticipated in theatres.
With Cosmopolis the director and fellow actors could not be more complimentary in their praise.

Seriously Vangie......Just breathe!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Heading out soon....It's freezing here - 31 degrees right now.

denise said...

do you think rob went to the swath after party with kristen since we haven't seen anything of him since stupid pictures of him in car i really love this couple i know alot of couples in their 20's that have been together for along time my husband and i included

katy said...

Hello, Roseland,

WOW, so many more yummy recipes!!!

Vangie sweetie, Rob said in a interview that there was a possibility of him doing something in January, but nothing was solid yet (can't remember which interview) and also like Kay alraedy pointed out, Wyck Godfrey said that he and Rob were working in a 'couple of things', something to do with a book Rob is interested. You should not worry so much, Ok. Rob is going to do just amazingly. :)


Hope you are all having a great Sunday

Vangie said...

YOU ladies are so sweet, i love you all for the patience, i tend to worry allot, stupid me, and truthfully i have no control over nothing, in fact rob don't even know i am in this universe, ladies you all i nice to me, thank you, i wish i could of made something, i totally have a sweet tooth, eat lots of sweet thing, and i am still skinny, may be the worry for rob, aw to stop, thank you ladies!

graytchel said...

Love it w/ all the details and all the cute pics.I loved it when Rob touches Kristen's face in a private affair.Obviously it's not something to satisfy the paparazzis but his way showing how much he cares...ROBSTEN still

graytchel said...

Love it.W/ all the details and all the cute pics.I loved it when Rob touches Kristen's face in a private affair.It's just adorable.Obviously it's his way to show how much he cares about Kristen.Not to satisfy all the paparazzi's...ROBSTEN...still

DreamerKind said...

Good evening! What a quiet Sunday this has been here for me, and on Roseland.

More recipes to come I hope!

Songs later, after I get some housework/laundry finished.

The holiday season is in full swing, so let's get swinging..

Regards to all! Special holiday good wishes for Rose, Smitty, Gruff, and Syd.

Anna said...

Hi Everyone! Just stoppin in real quick after a much needed restful lazy weekend. I do want to share an easy recipe that I think your ones would enjoy:

Dirty Rice (A Holiday Must in Louisiana):

1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. ground pork
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 small can of mushrooms (optional)
2 cups raw rice
Salt and pepper to taste

Brown meat. Saute onion and bell pepper in oil. Add other ingredients. Mix well and place in covered casserole (or foil pan) Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Serves 8. Enjoy!


I have a dessert also for the chocolate lovers...Mississippi Mud Pie. I'll post soon!

Anna said...

Mississippi Mud Pie:

1 cup flour
1 cup melted butter
1 & 1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 teaspoons vanilla
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 cup cool whip
1 cup powdered sugar
6 oz. instant chocolate pudding
Large container of Cool Whip

Layer 1- Blend by hand: flour, butter, and chopped pecans and spread evenly into 9 X 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool Completely.

Layer 2- Blend cream cheese, sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Add 1 cup of cool whip and mix in well. Spread over first layer.

Layer 3- Prepare pudding as instructed on box. Add 1 tsp. vanilla. Pour over second layer. Cool. Spread remainng cool whip over top. Chill. Top with chocolate sprinkles, if desired.

Anna said...

Spinach Au Gratin:

2 packages frozen chopped spinach
1 tbsp. dried minced onion
1 tbsp. flour
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup butter
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups shredded chedder cheese

Cook spinach, and drain well. Add onion. In large sauce pan, combine flour, butter, soup, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in spinach. Pour into greased casserole dish and top with cheese. Place in 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes. makes about four servings.

Anna said...

Corn Soup:

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 chopped onion
3 pound shrimp (peeled)
1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes (original)
1 can tomato sauce (16.9 oz)
3 cans whole kernel corn
1 cans creme style corn
5 cups water
6 medium potates, diced

In a 5 quart pot, cook flour and oil on low heat until it is light brown. Add onion and shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink. Finally add Ro-Tel tomatoes, tomato sauce, whole kernel corn, cream style corn, potatoes and water. Cook on medium to high fire until water consistency has thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste. Salt and pepper to taste.

Anna said...

Pina Colada Cake:

1 box yellow cake mix
1 can pina colada mix (defrosted)
1 can condensed milk
1 large tub cool whip
Coconut flakes
Cherries
Pineapple rings

Bake cake as directed on box. While hot, make holes in cake with handle of wooden spoon. Pour pina colada mix over cake and allow to absorb in cake. Pour condensed milk, allow to absorb in cake. Let cake cool completely. Spread cool whip on top of cake. Sprinkle with coconut. Decorate with pineapple rings and cherries. Enjoy!

Anna said...

Gumbo (Chicken and Sausage)

1/2 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup flour
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup bell pepper, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
6 quarts of water
Salt and pepper to taste
1 chicken, cut up
2 links smoked sausage, cut in pieces


Heat oil in heavy dutch oven pot. Add flour. Stir constantly until dark brown, being careful not to burn. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and parsley. Stir until wilted. Add water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Simmer for about 30 minutes. Add chicken and sausage. Simmer 35 more minutes. Add additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve in bowls over cooked white rice.

Anna said...

Crab Dip:

1 block butter or margarine
1 onion, chopped
8 oz. block cream cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cans white crab meat
1/2 cup chopped green onions

Saute onion in butter (or margarine). Add cream cheese until smooth. Stir in mushroom soup until heated. Last, add crab meat and cook until hot. (Dip will be thin, but will thicken as it cools.) Serve with crackers.

Anna said...

Alright my favorite peeps. Just shared a few of my favorite recipes. If anyone attempts any of these, I hope ya'll enjoy as much as we do. Happy Holidays and looks like Kristen was at the wrap party tonight. I'm pretty sure the vultures were there to snap some pretty pics of her. Have a good night!

DreamerKind said...

Still doing laundry and so no time for music tonight.

Have a lovely start to a new day.

I'll peek in and out for a while yet.

olivia said...

Good morning dear Rose and Roseland,

Have a beautiful Monday. Only 7 more school days, then a nice break. The students, faculty and staff are all equally ready to wrap up the semester.

Someone posted this a while back on one of the sites. It is a beautiful cover. Thought it would be a lovely way to start the day. Enjoy! Dedicated to Rob and Kristen.


http://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=KQAiWa-qY8Q&feature=share


Hugs for y'all.
Hugs for Smitty, Gruff and Syd.
Life is good.

Rhonda said...

Morning Roseland,

Just peeking in quickly before work. I hope everyone enjoyed a nice weekend. Life's been keeping me busy lately, but I guess there's no help for it this time of year..

I'm loving all the great recipes being posted..can't wait to try them out :)

Have a great day everyone. I hope to chat later. Lots of love..

Super RN Gas Passer said...

Good Morning Anna...wow..those recipes look fantastic!!! Hello DK, Olivia,Rhonda and ALL of Roseland...wishing you a happy and safe day!

I made the Seven Layer cookie bars for my hubs to take to office Xmas party...they are very good Bloated!

Annie said...

Morning all!

Have a great Monday everybody! :)

BloatedToad3 said...

Good morning Rose & Roseland. Just stopping by for a quick post to say hi to everyone--still in the process of writing down all the recipes ~ what great variety! Anna, you've been busy!!

Thx, DK, for the late nite tunes & for keeping me company when I was intermittently typing in recipes the other nite! : )

I'm glad the Seven Layer Bar recipe turned out good for your hubby's office party, Super! (I'm going to make them for Christmas Eve.)

Have a great day...toodles! <3

dottie said...

This is easy and yummy!

Bacon Crescent Appetizers

1 (8 ounce) package Cream Cheese, softened

8 slices Bacon, cooked, crumbled

1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

1/4 cup finely chopped onions

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon milk

2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent dinner rolls


Directions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix all ingredients except crescent dough.

Separate each can of dough into 8 triangles; cut each triangle lengthwise in half. Spread each dough triangle with 1 generous tsp. cream cheese mixture; roll up, starting at short side of triangle. Place, point-sides down, on baking sheet.

Bake 12 to 15 min. or until golden brown. Serve warm.

dottie said...

Christmas Party Punch
yields 20 (4 ounce) servings

Ingredients:

1/2 cup white sugar

2 cups orange juice

2/3 cup lemon juice

1 (4 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, with juice

1 fluid ounce triple sec liqueur

1 (750 milliliter) bottle light rum

1 orange, sliced into rounds

1 lemon, sliced into rounds

1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks

1 liter carbonated water

ice


Directions:

In a punch bowl, combine sugar, orange juice, and lemon juice. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add cherries, triple sec, light rum, orange slices, lemon slices, and pineapple chunks. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours to allow flavors to blend.

Pour in carbonated water, and add ice just before serving.