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  • in reply to: Technical Difficulties #2244
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    Hi aquasam,

    You should see an “edit” link in the bar above your post on the far right.

    I’m not sure if that option disappears over time. Unfortunately there is no user documentation for this software, so we have only trial-and-error!

    in reply to: Edit your previous posts? #2240
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    in reply to: Technical Difficulties #2227
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    Well, somehow the plug-in allowed me to make the font bigger on the first forum page, but when you click on a topic, it goes back to the smaller size.

    Unfortunately, the way WordPress works is that you install different components of software, and they give you only limited control. I will have to look further into this. In the meantime, you can use the old-fashioned method:

    In you browser menu, select View and then Zoom in. You might have to do that a few times to get it big enough.

    in reply to: Technical Difficulties #2226
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    Hi Bigmama! I’m working on the text size issue. It requires installing another layer of software, and sadly there’s no way to test it out in advance. So I’m installing and crossing fingers!

    in reply to: Recipes #2203
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    And this is one of the standards in my own home:

    Crockpot Pumpkin Turkey Chilli
    Super fast and easy! Freezes up also! It may sound weird, but the pumpkin and cinnamon make it very cozy tasting!
    4-6 Servings

    Ingredients
    1 pound lean ground turkey
    1 medium-sized onion, chopped
    1 Tablespoon minced garlic
    1 15 oz. can tri-bean blend (pinto, kidney, and black)
    1 15 oz. can great northern beans
    1 15 oz. can stewed tomatoes, diced
    1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
    1 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
    1 Tablespoon cumin
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    2 teaspoons garlic powder
    1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    1 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
    Salt & pepper to taste

    Preparation
    Crumble ground turkey into a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until almost browned.
    Add onions and garlic and continue cooking until meat is browned and onions are tender.
    Transfer meat to a slow cooker, add the rest of the ingredients, stir, and cook on high for 2-3 hours. [or Instant Pot on “chilli” setting]
    Serve topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt and fresh avocado

    in reply to: Recipes #2202
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    RE-POST – aquamarine3454 – 2011-08-21

    Do you think this the peach tea recipe Sookie has made? Has anyone ever made peach tea?
    Does this ring a bell with anyone?

    3 12oz. cans of peach juice
    2 quarts tea
    1 sugar
    1/4 cup lemon juice

    Combine everything and chill. Serve over ice.

    in reply to: Recipes #2201
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    RE-POST – arotre – 2011-07-19

    Many pages ago someone asked for a Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The best I have ever made is from Scott Peabody & Edna Lewis cookbook.
    Glaze: 6 T. butter, melted, 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar, 12 ozsl canned pineapple rings packed in juice (reserve juice)
    Cake: 1 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 t. salt, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 cup milk, 1 t. vanilla extract, 1 stick butter, melted.

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Put 6 T. butter in a 8 or 9 inch cast-iron skillet. (no fear you can use a cake pan). Add the 1 1/2 cups dark-brown sugar, and stir until dissolved. Add 1/2 cup pineapple juice from the can, and bring to a simmer for 1 minute, then remove from the heat.

    Arrange the pineapple slices in a layer on the bottom of the pan, and break remaining slices into piece. Work the pieces into the empty space left by whole slices.

    Put the sifted four, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk to blend. In separate bowl beat the egg, then add milk, vanilla and melted butter, mix well. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ones and whisk well until just smooth.
    Pour the cake batter into the cast-iron pan, over the pineapple. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

    Remove from the oven, then let the cake rest 5 minutes in the pan. Invert onto and serving platter, and cut slices with a serrated knife. Serve with ice cream or whip cream.

    The cookbook is called The Gift of Southern Cooking and I’ve not produced one bad dish from it. In fact it has the best tomato aspic recipe I’ve ever had. On top of that it is beautiful with a dollop of homemade mayonnaise.

    in reply to: Recipes #2200
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    RE-POST – dyin*4*dark – 2011-08-11

    All the talk of Funnel cake on the boards made me go hunting for a recipe. I got this one from Kraft. I havent made it yet, but I plan to!!!

    what you need

    1-1/2 cups flour
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    1-1/2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
    1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1/4 tsp. salt
    2 eggs
    1 cup milk
    1 tsp. vanilla
    Oil, for frying
    1/4 cup powdered sugar

    Make It

    SIFT flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into large mixing bowl; set aside. Beat eggs, milk and vanilla in bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add to flour mixture; mix well.

    HEAT oil to 375°F in large saucepan or deep fryer. Slowly pour 1/4 cup of the batter into hot oil in a free-form lattice pattern. Cook 30 sec. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Drain funnel cake on paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter, allowing oil to return to 375°F between batches.

    SPRINKLE with powdered sugar.

    in reply to: Recipes #2199
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    Shoot – I’m afraid there’s no quick-and-easy way for me to grab and re-post the recipes for you. One has to scroll through the thread, find the recipes among all the comments, then copy and paste. I will grab a couple though, just to create a sense of continuity….

    in reply to: Recipes #2198
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    Shoot – I’m afraid there’s no quick-and-easy way for me to grab and re-post the recipes for you. One has to scroll through the thread, find the recipes among all the comments, then copy and paste. I will grab a couple though, just to create a sense of continuity….

    in reply to: Private mode? #2194
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    Well, sigh, you can un-thank me. The plug-in I was hoping for is no longer available. Currently, moderators can start new topics and make the entire topic private, and then add other users as moderators. I haven’t tried it out, but I guess that would sort of work the same way, though it is a little cumbersome. Maybe if anyone has time to test it, you could try it and let me know if it’s useful?

    in reply to: Technical Difficulties #2192
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    OK, well it doesn’t work quite as easily as on our old forum, but I added a plug-in to help in this. Alas, it doesn’t track your last log-in, but at least you can find the most recent posts… I hope. There should now be a menu bar at the top of the screen when you’re logged in. It will let you see the latest posts along with a couple other options.
    Forum Menu Screen Shot

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    in reply to: Recipes #2188
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    These are amazing! I’m doing that 8-layer dinner soon!

    Meanwhile the mention of the long-ago thread made me panic a little. I backed up the Master.com board, but it’s nearly impossible to do anything with the back-up. (Sigh). It’s only going to be there until the 31st! I tried to access the Archived thread, but my Master.com access “broke” awhile ago, and they never fixed it. I can’t get into those posts. Can anyone else? Because now is the time to grab those recipes while you can. http://charlaineharris.master.com/texis/master/search/msgboard.html?Catid=52cf2dae3

    Also, I remember – was it 2002 or so? You all made an actual cookbook of your recipes! I think I scanned it, years ago, when I needed to downsize. I will try to find that file too.

    in reply to: Private mode? #2184
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    I think I have to install an additional plug-in for that. The documentation is saying it hasn’t been updated in awhile. It’s hard to tell how well it will work until we try it out, so I will install it, and we’ll cross our fingers!

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