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  1. Humble Beginnings

    Humble Beginnings Advanced Member

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    I recently started working for a new company. I'm in a completely different enviroment as before I was able to work from home. Now Im 9-5 in an office with about 100 woman on 1 floor. Well, I've put out my catelogs and have had some interest but Wednesday we are having food day. So I thought I would make something "WOW" from PC. What have you taken to work that everyone loved and asked you "Where did you get this recipe?" Thank you in advance1
     
  2. SaraH5

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    This past week we had a food day at work, and I made an apple dump cake. I fixed it that morning, and brought it in while it was still warm - everyone raved about it all day. And it is super simple. Just take 2 cans of pie filling (your choice) dump them in the DCB, dump a white cake mix (dry)on top of that, pour 2 sticks of melted butter over top the cake mix. I cover mine and cook in the micro-wave for 15 minutes. I also brought cool whip in the Easy Accent Decorator - that got some aahhhs too :)
     
    Sep 21, 2009
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  3. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    I made the Stawberry Amaretto pastries and they were a hit! And the molten lava cake and Mom's Apple Crisp (in micro) are also FAB!
     
    Sep 21, 2009
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  4. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Taffy Apple Tartlets are ALWAYS a hit when I make them! GL!
     
    Sep 22, 2009
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  5. AmyDare

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    Warm carmel nutty brownies are always a hit, too.
     
    Sep 22, 2009
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  6. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    I made the Mom's Apple Crisp last night and followed the directions exactly and although the flavor was good, and the aroma was heavenly, we weren't overly impressed, it didn't seem like there were enough apples, it was all topping, and the topping was very hard, had to really muscle through it to eat it.... What did I do wrong? (sorry about the hijack!)
     
    Sep 22, 2009
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  7. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    The brownie truffle bites (not sure if that's what they're called) are always impressive, we like them we heath bar bits on top...
     
    Sep 22, 2009
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  8. doughmama

    doughmama Advanced Member Silver Member

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    I just make the ghiradelli brownies in the silicone floral cupcake pan. absolutely delicious (who doesn't need some chocolate in the middle of the day). sprinkle them with the conf. sugar. presentation is pretty and I sell A LOT of pans.
     
    Sep 22, 2009
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  9. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    Where is this recipe?
     
    Sep 22, 2009
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  10. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    I would say there was probably too much brown sugar, and possibly cooked too long. All micros are different. I have done that myself and had to cut it with a knife! LOL Sometimes you will need to add apples, depending on the size. Usually, I have the dish with apples mounted on it and then they shrink down when baked. And, for flavor it makes a difference what kind of apple you use. I have always enjoyed it and its always been a hit at shows. It usually my "go to" recipe to take with me.
     
    Sep 22, 2009
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  11. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Carolyn - I think she is referring to the Ghiradelli's boxed brownie mix. ;)

    I buy the Ghiradelli's double chocolate brownie mix at Costco....you get 6 mixes for about the price of 2 from the grocery store.
     
    Sep 22, 2009
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  12. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    When I cook it for too long, the top gets really hard. Or, if you are using the Splenda Brown Sugar - when I did at a show one time, I noticed it was a harder crust too...

    One other thing I do (because I thought it needed a little extra too) at home and at shows, is that I take a flour/sugar shaker filled with cinnamon sugar and just shake a bit over the top of the apples before adding the "Crisp" on top.
     
    Sep 22, 2009
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  13. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    You know, I thought that about the apples, seemed like they needed a little something... I could've cooked it too long, my microwave is usually right on when it comes to meeting the times in our recipes, but I think that I did go for the longest time, I think it was 14-16 minutes, I either went 15 or 16, so maybe that was it, and I didn't use the Granny Smith apples, so that might've made a difference too... I will definitely try again, I had high hopes. I also sprinkled with our Caramel and Cinnamon sprinkles just before I popped in the microwave.
     
    Sep 22, 2009
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  14. shorelinecef

    shorelinecef Novice Member

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    I've taken the elegant artichoke cups and people really liked them. The DCB Molten Chocolate Lava Cake is always great - maybe bring along a container of chopped strawberries to top it with. I love reading about everyone's dessert ideas. It is something I rarely make, so reading about everyone else's successes makes me more brave to try!
     
    Sep 23, 2009
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  15. PamperedSD

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    I made the Warm carmel nutty brownies and took them to work when I started. I had lots of people ask for the recipe and I even got 2 shows booked from them.
     
    Sep 23, 2009
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  16. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    My Mother-in-law has taken the DCB and all the fixings for the Grilled Chicken Penne al Fresco to work, and made it there on the spot. She's a nurse, and she said all the ladies love it.
     
    Sep 23, 2009
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