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post #31 of 55
I've been trying to figure what recipes on a box I tried and couldn't recall one until I recall a certain pie. The pie from the graham cracker crumbs box. A custard pie with a meringue.....

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post #32 of 55
"Cherry cake" A box of white cake mix prepared per box instructions and poured into a 13x9 pan. Then spoon a can of cherry pie filling on top and swirl it into the batter before baking. Delish served with Cool Whip!
post #33 of 55
Oh my God!! I can't believe I forgot this! My mom used to make porcupine meatballs and then drown 'em in canned mushroom soup. One family story about these meatballs--my mom came home to find two neighborhood girls (family friends) eating our dinner of these meatballs. They were yummy!!
post #34 of 55
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Sure they were a hit....remember everything being on a toothpick or skewered or in a blanket....Like fruit and marshmellows interspersed on a skewer wiht a marshmellow whip yogurt jello dip thingy. Or in the same vein as the cherry cake swirl, holes poked in a done cake and pudding or jello (escapes me now) poured over the cake and it's refrigerated then COOL WHIP spread over for icing....
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post #35 of 55
What about those little boxes of Jiffy muffin mix? My mom was always making those. What is up with those imitation dried blue things? (supposed to pass for blueberries). Oh, but we loved 'em when we were kids . . .
post #36 of 55
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Did you have an Easy Bake Oven to bake them in? I had a chef that REALLY I WOULD NOT MAKE THIS SHTUFF UP wanted to use an EBO for a visual prop at the market for baking demos......did not happen.
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post #37 of 55
The Easy Bake Oven was the best toy I ever had!!! I told my mother that if she hadn't sent me to my room every other day, I probably wouldn't be a pastry chef today. I developed my love for baking in those many hungry hours spent in my room!! Thanks, Mom! (It took so long to save up allowance money for those mixes, too!)
post #38 of 55
I remeber the Easy bake Oven. I wanted that thing so badly. I dreamed of it for weeks before Chrsitmas. Used all the mixes within a few weeks. Problem was the local stores never carried the extra mixes...


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post #39 of 55
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That's what the jiffy mixes were used for....
anyone remember the edible creepy crawler machine....precurser to gummy bugs.
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post #40 of 55
ohmygowd! I loved creepy crawlers!!!!!!!!!!
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post #41 of 55
How 'bout Dirt Cake?

My mom used to make it with gravestones and gummy worms and a skeleton arm reaching out on Halloween...
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post #42 of 55
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I did a version of that for a client's 50th..
I'm not sure what to name it Most are just surprise.....
It was a dome (pecan cake lined bowl) with grandmarnier moose type filling with gelitin, white chocolate, egg whites (stiff) orange juice...
inside, it was creamy yet thicker so it would stand up to slicing....butter icing with roasted pecans as dirt....and a white chocolate tombstone (shaped by the styrafoam meat tray mold method) piped on verbage.
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post #43 of 55
That is hilarious that a chef wanted to use an Easy Bake Oven for display! I have to admit though, at age 6 I was dying for one -- my mom thought they were ridiculous and never bought me one. So I learned on the real thing . . .
post #44 of 55
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I had an EBO and as I recall it was radiant light bulb heat....seems like the mixes were only add H2O.....yummmmm
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post #45 of 55
My mom also drew the line at the EBO, but did buy me little layer cake pans that took 1/2 batch of Jiffy cake mix each. I clearly remember making a cake for my dad's birthday with those pans. I must have been about 7 years old. The cake was chocolate; I iced the layers with aqua icing and wrote with orange icing. We carefully boxed it and took it to a fancy restaurant for the birthday dinner. I remember the waitstaff bringing his colleages over to see this, well, vivid creation! Worst part was, everyone went home with blue stains on their lips...
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post #46 of 55
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What we do for our kids........
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post #47 of 55
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I made them as a kid too....we also took olives and wrapped a bisuit cheese mixture around them and baked them...pretty tasty with cayene.
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post #48 of 55
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How about an apple horseradish dip with dry mustard...sorta like jezabel sauce without the pineapple preserves....I think apple bits could go weird in the sausage balls...just a hunch
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post #49 of 55
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I was checking out the toy catalogs and the EBO of our day has become a microwave....same light bulb different package!!!
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post #50 of 55
I think the apple would be great in the sausage cheese bites. I do a cheddar apple sausage ball (read meatball) that people always really enjoy. I know that they look better if the apple is sauteed first. That may help with appearances in the sausage cheddar bites.
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post #51 of 55
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By apple in the sausage balls going weird I meant to freeze and then bake they could have too much apple liquid to bake well.
Flavor wise I think it goes well.
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post #52 of 55
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OH YEAH licking the bowl and beaters was better than actually eating the cake...almost.

Well, those creapy crawler, edible thingys could burn....getting you ready for the kitchen....1960's right?

How many of you made mayo chocolate cake or 7-up cake or gag tomato soup spice cake (Mom says she only made it that one time but it was memorable)?
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post #53 of 55
For us ut was the Amazin Raisin Cake--out of Better Homes and Gardens. It had mayo, raisins and apples in it is all I remember,\. I think it was supposed to be Hellmans).
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post #54 of 55
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Back of the Hellman's jar. The other sounds like waldorf salad cake.
My sister in law grew up in Utah and eats salad whip (not mayo but that other jarred stuff) hard to make potato salad for us both to enjoy. <scrunched face>
Did you ever make critters with salad foods...Bunny pears or rocket bananas seems like that was a big thing growing up making food look like ????whatever.
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post #55 of 55
Sure did--Raggedy Anne's and Pear Mice.
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