St Patrick's Day Fluff

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St Patrick’s Day Fluff

20 Oreos (or a similar cookie), crushed
1/4 cup of melted butter
32 marshmallows
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup Creme de Menthe
1 pint whipping cream

*Remove 1/4 cup of the crushed cookies and put aside for later.
*Combine the cookie crumbs with the melted butter to form the bottom layer.
*Press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan
*Count out the marshmallows and place them into a large pot along with the milk. Allow to melt over low heat and then stir in the Creme de Menthe.
*Remove from heat source and allow to cool until the mixture thickens.
*In a separate bowl, beat the cream until it has thickened slightly and then gently fold in the marshmallow mixture. Continue beating until the mixture becomes stiff.
*Pour into the pan and sprinkle with the cookie crumbs that you reserved earlier.  
*Freeze and then serve!

Kitchen Tips…

1 tablespoon equals 3 tsps
2 tablespoons equals 1 ounce
4 tablespoons equals ¼ cup
5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon equals 1/3 of a cup
8 tablespoons equals ½ cup
12 tablespoons equal ¾ cup
16 tablespoons equal 1 cup
4 cups equals 1 quart
4 quarts equals 1 gal

1 cup semi sweet chocolate pieces equals 1 –  6 ounce package
2 cups granulated sugar equals 1 pound of sugar
4 cups sifted confectioners sugar equals 1 pound of confectioners sugar
2 ¼ cup pack brown sugar equals 1 pound brown sugar
3 cups raisins equal 1 fifteen ounce pack
3 cups of shredded coconut equals a half pound of shredded coconut
3 to 4 tablespoon lemon juice equals one lemon

Don’t forget…
1.    Put on an apron before you begin baking
2.    Read the recipe twice… chances are you will miss something first time around.
3.    Place a sheet of paper over the recipe page that you aren’t using. Trust me, it is very easy to start following the directions of the wrong recipe.
4.    Place all ingredients on the counter ahead of time. That way you will know if you have every ingredient you need.
5.    Keep all of your measuring cups and spoons in one drawer. It’s easier to find them that way! And you might want to have more than one set. Again, it just makes things that much easier.

Cleaning the Kitchen
1.    Fill the sink with hot soapy water and as you use items, drop them in the water to soak.
2.    When you are taking items out of the refrigerator, spot check to see if any shelves need to be wiped down. Doing it on a regular basis makes the job that much easier.
3.    Same goes for the stove. Wipe the surface every time you use it and check the oven as well. Burnt on spills wipe up easier if they haven been baked on numerous times.


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