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A couple days ago I received a new, for me, catalog ...Kitchen Krafts.  WOW!!  A really, really exciting catalog that has things like popover pans ,  dozens of food colorings, canning
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Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/5/2011 7:27 PM EST
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A couple days ago I received a new, for me, catalog ...Kitchen Krafts. 
WOW!!  A really, really exciting catalog that has things like popover pans,  dozens of food colorings, canning supplies ---
EVERYTHING!   It's really a neat catalog.
www.kitchenkrafts.com/">www.KitchenKrafts.com   

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/5/2011 8:47 PM EST
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I used to go there all the time when I had the Bakery.  They were in Fort Wayne Indiana which is about 4 hours away from my place but it was an adventure to go.  After I had to give up the bakery I heard the place burned down but they opened in a warehouse.  When I went to Fort Wayne to study genealogy at the library, which is like the mini Salt Lake city of genealogy records I actually drove past the place.  Small world.

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/5/2011 10:25 PM EST
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I love to look at catalogs & see all the gagets and such.  But I seldom order from them.  Probably why I don't get very many catalogs in the mail.  I like to actually have things in my hand before I purchase them.  And we won't even talk about paying
extra for shipping.

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/5/2011 10:26 PM EST
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Sounds like a great place Nancy.  But where are you going to store all those new gadgets lol?  Just kidding.  I have so many baking things already my husband is threatening to have a garage sale to clean out the house lol.  But maybe I'll be checking it out anyway.  Never hurts to look!

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/5/2011 10:42 PM EST
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I am a kitchen gadget addict.  When shopping at thrift stores you'll find me digging around the kitchen utensils for that one great find.  But I think I've found a gadget on the Kraft Foods store's website that even I won't spend money on.  "Onion Goggles"  To prevent your eyes from tearing while working with onions.  For $19.99!  What a bargain...pfft...If ya can't stand the onion tears then get outta the kitchen....lol

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/6/2011 8:10 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Great new catalog arrived:
I am a kitchen gadget addict.  When shopping at thrift stores you'll find me digging around the kitchen utensils for that one great find.  But I think I've found a gadget on the Kraft Foods store's website that even I won't spend money on.  "Onion Goggles"  To prevent your eyes from tearing while working with onions.  For $19.99!  What a bargain...pfft...If ya can't stand the onion tears then get outta the kitchen....lol
Posted by Mary K. D


Funny you should mention the goggles - I saw them in a catalogue and want to get them for my daughter, who, at aage 35, has finally decided to learn to cook!  She often complains about the way onions make her cry, even when using sweet onions such as Vidalias, which are supposed to be relatively tear-free.  Poor baby...:D

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/6/2011 10:18 AM EST
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Hi Nancy, I just found out what popover pans look like and I had a chance to buy probably 20 of them at Goodwill and pasted them up because I had no idea what they were.They were a dollar a piece.What A nice gift those would have been with some recipes attached.I found a couple of recipes for chocolate popovers that I want to try.Cups cake tins work also .

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/6/2011 10:57 AM EST
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sounds like a good catalog.freeze the onions  then your eyes won't water

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/6/2011 11:42 AM EST
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Thanks for the link! Looking at it now - and you're right - WOW!

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/6/2011 12:43 PM EST
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I have a love hate relationship with catalogs.  And that is just about any catalog.  I love going through them and picking out all the stuff I would love to get.  Then I add up what it would cost me and I smack myself in the head and then I toss out the catalog.

The exception...I love Nursery catalogs, not baby stuff, plants.  I have my heart set on a particular Hosta that I can not seem to find anywhere and I would love to add a Fern leaf Peony to my backyard.  Now if I could find those two plants in a catalog.....

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/6/2011 4:34 PM EST
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I had three shade gardens (2 smallish and one enormous) where I used to live.  What beauty.  I bought every hosta variety I could find.  I had so many shade plants but hostas were my favorite.  

I addicted to catalogs .... in this rural area there's just not "good" shopping.  With my catalogs I can shop the world.

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/6/2011 6:26 PM EST
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Here is the recipe I have been promising everyone!

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

 

3 Tablespoons powdered gelatin

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 cups granulated sugar

2 egg whites

2 cups cold water

 

Soak the gelatin and water for ten minutes in a medium sized saucepan.  Then add the 2 cups granulated sugar and cook over low heat and cook for eight minutes bringing to a boil.  Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

 

While gelatin mixture is cooling get out your hand mixer; grease an 8”x8” and line with foil, and wax paper.  Get out a large mixing bowl, a sifter, a spatula, a mixing spoon and a set of measuring spoons.

 

Crack the 2 eggs and separate the yolks from the whites.  Put the whites into the bowl and beat until stiff peaks.  Sift the confectioners’ sugar on top of egg whites a half cup at a time and fold in with spatula or spoon.  When all the confectioner sugar is incorporated into the egg whites start slowly pouring the gelatin mixture into the egg whites using the hand mixer.  Increase the speed on the mixer and continue beating until white and thick and doubled in size. 

 

Lightly sprinkle the greased 8”x8” pan with confectioners’ sugar that has been lined with foil. 

 Pour the mixture into the pan and spread out with the spatula.  Sprinkle with sifter a coat of confectioners’ sugar.  Let set on counter undisturbed for three hours.  The marshmallow should be light and spongy when set.  Once set loosen the foil and pull out the sheet with the marshmallows onto a cutting board. "Peel off foil and use a large knife to cut the marshmallow into egg shapes.  Fill a small bowl with more confectioners’ sugar and roll eggs in the confectioner’s sugar.  Place Eggs on a sheet of foil or wax paper to rest while melting the chocolate. Make your chocolate glaze by melting 12 ounces of semisweet chocolate morsels and two ounces of vegetable oil in the top pot of a double boiler. Fill the bottom pot with barely simmering water. Using one hand for the chocolate dipping and the other for the egg marshmallow gently lay an egg in the chocolate and roll over in the chocolate.    Remove the chocolate covered egg with your chocolate covered hand or a slotted spoon and place on wax paper to age.  I have found that a week to ten days is best. You can decorate with small candy flowers or royal icing. 

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/6/2011 11:28 PM EST
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I love to look at catalogues.  I do buy through the catalogues sometimes; especially now recouping from my knee surgery, getting around with a cane and the weather not exactly being conducive to walking on the ice and with my husband's illness.  However, the shipping costs  can be a problem.

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/7/2011 8:14 AM EST
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Here is the recipe I have been promising everyone! Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs   3 Tablespoons powdered gelatin 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 cups granulated sugar 2 egg whites 2 cups cold water   Soak the gelatin and water for ten minutes in a medium sized saucepan.   Then add the 2 cups granulated sugar and cook over low heat and cook for eight minutes bringing to a boil.   Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.   While gelatin mixture is cooling get out your hand mixer; grease an 8”x8” and line with foil, and wax paper.   Get out a large mixing bowl, a sifter, a spatula, a mixing spoon and a set of measuring spoons.   Crack the 2 eggs and separate the yolks from the whites.   Put the whites into the bowl and beat until stiff peaks.   Sift the confectioners’ sugar on top of egg whites a half cup at a time and fold in with spatula or spoon.   When all the confectioner sugar is incorporated into the egg whites start slowly pouring the gelatin mixture into the egg whites using the hand mixer.   Increase the speed on the mixer and continue beating until white and thick and doubled in size.     Lightly sprinkle the greased 8”x8” pan with confectioners’ sugar that has been lined with foil.     Pour the mixture into the pan and spread out with the spatula.   Sprinkle with sifter a coat of confectioners’ sugar.   Let set on counter undisturbed for three hours.   The marshmallow should be light and spongy when set .   Once set loosen the foil and pull out the sheet with the marshmallows onto a cutting board. "Peel off foil and use a large knife to cut the marshmallow into egg shapes.   Fill a small bowl with more confectioners’ sugar and roll eggs in the confectioner’s sugar.   Place Eggs on a sheet of foil or wax paper to rest while melting the chocolate.   Make your chocolate glaze by melting 12 ounces of semisweet chocolate morsels and two ounces of vegetable oil in the top pot of a double boiler. Fill the bottom pot with barely simmering water.   Using one hand for the chocolate dipping and the other for the egg marshmallow gently lay an egg in the chocolate and roll over in the chocolate.      Remove the chocolate covered egg with your chocolate covered hand or a slotted spoon and place on wax paper to age.   I have found that a week to ten days is best.   You can decorate with small candy flowers or royal icing.  
Posted by Elsa M


Oh, yum!!!  I think it would make me crazy, having to wait for them to age, though!

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/7/2011 11:49 AM EST
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Thanks Elsa -- thank you very much.   I wonder if I can make those???

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/7/2011 12:57 PM EST
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I get the first sample of the Homemade Marshmallow Easter Eggs.  Since I made them, the cook always has to taste to see if they are alright to eat!  LOL

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 2/7/2011 1:00 PM EST
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I forgot to mention. when the Eggs age they get really soft on the inside like whipped cream.  That is the reason for aging.  This year I will experiment with flavors like maple nut or something!

Re: Great new catalog arrived

posted at 3/19/2011 8:06 AM EDT
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Sounds like a catalogue I'll have to get.  Thanks.

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