From Diana Cosby, Virginia, USA
12 ounces (2 1/2 cups) whole shelled hazelnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Ginger - half the amount of nuts and add 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 1/3 cup minced candied ginger and 1 1/2 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger, omit the hazelnut liqueur and add 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
Orange - add 3 Tablespoons grated orange zest and use orange liqueur instead of hazelnut.
Coffee - Using the hazelnut or almond recipe, add 3 Tablespoons instant coffee granules.
Apricot - Using the hazelnut or almond recipe, add 2 teaspoons ground cardamon or cinnamon; half the amount of nuts and add 1 cup chopped dried apricots and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Chocolate - increase the cocoa to 1/2 cup, increase liqueur to 1/4 cup, decrease nuts by 1/3 and add 1 cup chopped white chocolate, 1 cup chopped semisweet chocolate, and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.
Anise - omit the cocoa, add 1 1/2 Tablespoons crushed anise seeds and use 2 Tablespoons anise liqueur or brandy for the liqueur. Add 2 Tablespoons orange zest and orange liqueur with the anise seeds, if you like.
Hey y'all from Lowndes Middle School in Valdosta, Georgia,USA.
We are 6th grade students and our school mascot is the VIKING!
Here is one of our favorite recipes:
Macaroni and cheese eight different ways. Pick your favorite and enjoy!
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY MACARONI AND CHEESE
1 to 1 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni, rigatoni or spinach egg noodles(about 6 oz.)
Cook macaroni. Stir margarine, onion, salt, and pepper over medium heat until onion
is slightly tender. Blend in flour.
Garden Mac and Cheese: Stir one package(10oz.) frozen green peas or green beans into cheese sauce.
Ham Mac and Cheese: Stir one cup cut-up fully cooked smoked ham into cheese sauce.
Hot Dog Mac and Cheese: Stir one cup sliced frankfurters (about 3) or cut-up luncheon meat into cheese sauce.
Olive Mac and Cheese: Stir 1/4 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives into cheese sauce.
Pepper Mac and Cheese: Stir 1/3 cup chopped green and/or red peppers or one can (4oz.) green chiles, drained and chopped, into cheese sauce.
Tomato Mac and Cheese: Stir 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives into macaroni in casserole. Arrange one large tomato, cut into 5 slices around edge of casserole before cooking.
Tuna Mac and Cheese: Stir 1 can (6 1/2 oz.) tuna, drained, into cheese sauce.
Experiment and come up with your own special variety of Yankee Doodle Dandy Macaroni and Cheese.
"A smiling face is half the meal." a Latvian Proverb
Greetings from Miz Giacomazzi's 5th Grade class in North Pole, Alaska.
We are sending you a recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
1 tsp baking soda
Mix all of this together.
This is a popular snack in the US. Kids can help make it- or even do it all
themselves, as it requires no cooking. Adults might even want to help
ANTS ON A LOG
Eat and enjoy!
For a little variety, use peanut butter instead of cream cheese.
Robert Easton, Bancroft School, Worcester.
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