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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2007 12:14:46 PM »

Ok im going to get off track here for a min. but if i may ask how do you do your canied pecans

Oh, no problem. My Grandma makes the BEST candied pecans and it was the logical answer for a favour that our family would really appreciate, because they all go kooky when she makes a batch.

Here's how ya do it:
We go to Blaine's Farm & Fleet and get the BIG bags of quality pecan halves. Don't skimp on the quality of the pecans, because one bitter pecan kills it for me!


This is close to my Grandma's recipe. She tends to eyeball things and not use proper measurements. But, I watch her with an eagle eye.

1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
6 tbsp. milk
1/2 to 3/4 c. pecans
1 tbsp. vanilla

Mix salt, sugar, cinnamon, milk and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Use a heavy skillet style pan. Cook to soft boil stage. Remove from heat; add vanilla and pecans. Stir until all are coated well and until coating crystallizes. Quickly pour onto waxed paper or parchment and separate with a fork. They will be a bit oily, so if you are going to use them as a favour in a cardstock favour box, make sure you put them in a plastic baggie or glassine bag.
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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2007 12:16:09 PM »

Ooh...

Grandma Jean's recipe - it's gotta be good!  I feel like I just stumbled across a treasure. Grin

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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2007 12:19:33 PM »

You'll never get her "Refridgerator Cookie" recipe out of me though!
(Well, maybe, if you ask..... lol.)
She's a genius with the chocolate frosting too. And no matter WHAT I do with frosting, I can NEVER make it taste like hers. I watch her, I make it with her, NEVER tastes the same. That woman does some voodoo chant before she shows me, I swear. Nothing is better than a little bit of my Gram's leftover chocolate frosting in a graham cracker sandwich! Oh geez.
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2007 12:23:11 PM »

THANKS A MILLION FOR THAT RECIPE I WILL GIVE IT A TRY I JUST LOVE THE ONES YOU BUY AT A FAIR
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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2007 12:27:04 PM »

That woman does some voodoo chant before she shows me, I swear.

 Grin
too funny!!
reminds me of a friend who always says that her mother puts her foot in the food before serving it, and that's why no one can duplicate the taste.
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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2007 01:03:36 PM »

Hilarious secret ingredient!

Here's the exact photo frames that I got. They came in a four-pack, and two were horizontal, two were vertical....

http://www.photojewelrymaking.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=97
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« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2007 01:08:51 PM »

Oh, PRAISE you!  I've been searching... photo pendants, bezels, charms, etc. everywhere!

I've decided I want them on my bouquet and dangling on a corner of our mom's hankies (photos that will make them cry conveniently attached to crying accessories Grin).  Are the backs flat?  I'm thinking of engraving them with their dates or something lovely because I know we'll keep them forever & ever.

...yes, I'm a little crazy over this idea.  Sorry. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2007 01:19:59 PM »

Don't be sorry, I love that you dig the idea! I just checked mine, the backs have a tiny bit of texture, which might mean they aren't conduscive to engraving. You could go with a tiny round charm to add to the frame charm, giving it a more "chatelaine" type look, and have the small round one engraved. I have also seen this cool thing where someone did a photo frame, one with the loop at the top and bottom, then sewed that onto an embroidered piece of satin. I will try and find that link. I saw it on a PBS show, and tracked down the directions link. I knew I wouldn't use it as they showed it, but with a bit of modification, the directions would suit my needs. I'll look for it. It may not suit your needs either, but it is just a cool idea!
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« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2007 01:35:26 PM »

That is the sweetest idea.  Grin

Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2007 01:36:10 PM »

Not to get too off topic, but I thought that people who liked this might also like this:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172062.0

I've thought about makeing one for xmas, to hang on the inside of the door, with passed family members, so they can join us for hollidays- we're big christmas fanatics in my family, and its a nice way to combine my FIs family and mine into one, craftey, tradition.

Wouldnt one look cute on the churchdoor, in your wedding colors? It dosnt look too hard to make...
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