Old  December 12th, 2017, 9:24am     #3601
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Donuts, maybe?
That would be a good choice.

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  Old  December 12th, 2017, 9:27am     #3602
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I"m not sure how to celebrate National Ding-a-Ling Day. Do I hope for more craziness to happen around me?

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Years ago my grandparents made a sandwich spread that was called "dingaling" but I don't think it is related to today's holiday (ring up an old friend). I wish that I could ring up 'nanny' but she has gone on to eternal rest.
Ambrosia (we called it 'heaven') is an excellent vegetarian alternative to dingaling. Enjoy!

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Check out this life sized gingerbread house!

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  Old  December 12th, 2017, 5:54pm     #3605
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Years ago my grandparents made a sandwich spread that was called "dingaling" but I don't think it is related to today's holiday (ring up an old friend). I wish that I could ring up 'nanny' but she has gone on to eternal rest.
Ambrosia (we called it 'heaven') is an excellent vegetarian alternative to dingaling. Enjoy!
I make ambrosia for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but my recipe is a lot different. It's simply crushed pineapple, shredded coconut and orange segments. I use a bag of fresh oranges and it's very laborious to cut and segment them all. The recipe you linked to is one that I have seen before, or something similar, but I've never made it. I've thought of doing so, but I'm not a big fan of marshmallows. I suppose I could leave those out, or maybe they would be so covered with the other ingredients that they would be fine to me.

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It would be fun to eat there!

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  Old  December 12th, 2017, 6:11pm     #3607
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my recipe is a lot different...
I'm sure there are many variations but I always thought coconut and marshmallows were basic ingredients. I think mom also included Jello when she made it. Anyway, it never seemed to last long no matter how much she made.

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I've heard of some people adding bananas to the version that I make. It is very refreshing and tasty and not really unhealthy - just some natural sugar from the fruit, and a little added sugar from the sweetened coconut. It's one of the few Thanksgiving dishes I make that doesn't have butter, cheese or sour cream in it.

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I wasn't thinking of ice cream, since it's so cold out this morning, but I wouldn't mine eating some inside my warm house.

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You could sprinkle some cocoa on your ice cream but, better yet, a nice hot drink can be comforting. Have you ever made hot cocoa from scratch?


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I have made hot cocoa from scratch, but it was a long time ago. I wish I had some right now.

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I had some cocoa on hand and decided to go for it- IMO it is much better than the instant preparations.



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  Old  December 13th, 2017, 4:44pm     #3613
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Did you follow that recipe? I don't remember using vanilla extract when I made it from scratch, but It was so long ago, so I don't know what exact ingredients I used.

I only have almond milk in the refrigerator right now. I wonder if that would make good cocoa?

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AFAIK that is the original recipe from years ago but today I did not use vanilla nor add salt. Rather than whole milk, which I rarely buy anymore, I had a can of condensed milk, adding it after mixing the dry ingredients with hot water.
Almond milk should also work fine (you could call it Almond Joy).

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  Old  December 13th, 2017, 10:39pm     #3615
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I've used almond milk while making ice cream in my little Ninja blender, so I guess it can be used in most recipes that call for milk.

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