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Mary Beth's Menu - Freezer Corn

Last Reply by leelee01 1408366193.367 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

Freezer Corn 1 pound butter 22 cups corn (approx. 40 ears) 1 pint half & half 1 teaspoon salt Husk the corn and remove the silk.  Carefully cut the kernels off the ears.  (Do not boil or blanch first.)  Mix all ingredients together (you will need at least an 8-qt container or equivalent) and bake in oven at 300 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool, package and freeze. Freezer-type baggies work great or any type of freezer container. Now, you can enjoy "fresh" corn even when it's not in season. I like to freeze both individual and family-size portio... Continue Reading

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A"peel"ing Beauty

Last Reply by Texas Chica 1408060342.317 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities, Beauty's Best Gifts

As we age, it's only natural for the cellular turnover rate to slow down. Plus, the summer sun and heat can also take a toll on the skin, including the face. So, what better way to boost a skincare routine than with an at-home peel? Sure, we can go to a day spa and have a peel professionally done and boy, getting pampered does feel wonderful. However, finding the time and the money is not always feasible. I may have gone once in the last five years.   Now with science and QVC, peels can be done in the privacy of our homes at a reasonable price in a short amount of time. I am really n... Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday to Me with one of my All-Time Favorite Cakes

Last Reply by Grandma lynn 1408201491.11 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

Ingredients 1 box chocolate cake mix 3/4 cup butter 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 11 oz. bag of caramels (I like Kraft brand) 1 cup chopped pecans (optional) 1 cup chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake mix as directed on box. Pour half of the batter into a greased and floured 9" x 13" baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Melt the caramels, milk and butter in a saucepan. Remove cake from oven and pour caramel mixture (except 1/2 cup - set aside) on top. Then sprinkle with pecans and chocolate chips. Pour remaining batter over baked cake, pecans, chocolate chips... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Menu - Toffee Bars

Last Reply by judy ann 1407432265.25 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

Toffee Bars 1 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg yolk 2 cups flour 10oz. Hershey bar or 10-12 oz. bag of Hershey's chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in brown sugar and egg yolk. Remove from heat and immediately stir in flour. Spoon mixture into a 9" x 13" greased pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place chocolate pieces on top. Spread evenly as chocolate melts.  Sprinkle with nuts and let cool. Cut into bars or bite-size pieces and dig into the chocolate goodness. Counting our bl... Continue Reading

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August 1st - National Girlfriend's Day!

Started by Mary Beth Roe in Beauty Banter, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities 1406741898.91

I have been so blessed with wonderful girlfriends and I thank God for them each and every day! They come from all walks of life ..... some I work with, some I went to school with, some I've known for just a little while and some I've known forever. But no matter how long I've had the honor of calling them my friends, they all hold a special place in my life and in my heart! Today is 'National Girlfriend's Day' and I would like to take a moment to honor them all here! Counting our blessings, Mary Beth   This is my friend. Alison. She is one of my closest friends!   Say hi to ... Continue Reading

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It's Back to School for Ryan Roe

Last Reply by vickybeadlady 1408541597.817 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Fashion Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Mark and I are equally proud of all four of our children; however, the focus at the moment, is on our youngest son, Ryan. Ryan recently graduated from high-school with straight A's and will soon be off to college.  The Teenager's Prayer hangs in our home. Back in the day, our boys loved Thomas the Tank Engine. In this photo I remember they were making a train! It was a miracle we captured this shot with all 4 of our children with the same pose. Unfortunately, since we lived so far away from my parents and had our hands full with children and work, we did not get to visit as oft... Continue Reading

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Dancing on the Ceiling!

Last Reply by alicedee 1406860395.75 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Music

The first concert I ever saw was Donny Osmond when I was 10 years old. When I was 19, I saw my second concert, The Commodores, and Lionel Richie was the lead singer. Ever since then, I've wanted to see Lionel again but didn't have the opportunity until last week.   My girlfriend, Heather and I were lucky enough to get third row seats! It brought back a lot of memories and made me feel young again! I knew every song he sang, and of course, I sang along. When you hear music like that it takes you back to younger days with memories of good friends, roller skating to these songs, etc. ... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Menu - Ice Cream Bombe

Last Reply by NanaS 1406559861.653 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

Ice Cream Bombe 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream 1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream 2 cups heavy cream 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoon vanilla extract dozen peppermint patties 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Allow ice cream to sit on countertop to soften. Spread vanilla ice cream in a large flat pan, like a broiler pan. Top with chocolate ice cream (you can either cut the ice cream in slices or spread with a heavy spoon). Place in freezer. Chop the peppermint patties in small pieces. Place heavy cream, sugar and vanilla in a stand mixer and whip until thick. Fold in walnuts and candy.  Remove ice ... Continue Reading

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Mary Beth's Menu - Orange Julius

Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities 1405813701.21

Orange Julius 12 oz. can frozen orange juice (thawed at room temperature) 2 cups water 2 cups milk 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract about 12-15 ice cubes Place all ingredients in a blender, Ninja or Vitamix. It only takes about 10 seconds to blend it all together in a Ninja. Makes approximately 64 ounces. Serve and enjoy! Perfect on a hot summer's day. I've never tried it, but I imagine it could be frozen after blending for an ice-cream like treat. Counting our blessings, Mary Beth Continue Reading

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Ryan Roe Travels to China for a Mission Trip

Last Reply by complication 1405914024.33 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

The day after Ryan's high-school graduation party, he left for China on a cultural mission trip with a group from our church. Our son, Eric, went on the same trip eight years earlier and had such a great experience. Here's Ryan's story:   "I’m sure it takes a lot of guts for a mom to let her son travel to the opposite side of the earth at my age, but luckily I’ve been blessed with a mom that has the guts to stand in front of millions of viewers every day. I couldn’t be more thankful to have experienced the things I did in China. My experience in China was exciting, hu... Continue Reading

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