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Postby nr » Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:37 am

On the internet they had Faster Horses' recipe but they added two egg whites "to hold it together better" (if that is needed) and listed below were suggested flavors that go well with different mixes. I'll give one a whirl for the 4th plus a blueberry pie for :) necessary calories to sustain life! Thank you for the idea, FH.
Always thankful when somebody cattle-prods me to climb out of my deep cooking rut to try something different.

Easy Cake Recips
(Serving Size : 12 at 190 calories)

18 1/4 ounces cake mix -- any flavor(1 box)
10 ounces diet soda -- any flavor
2 egg whites -- slightly beaten, optional but cake
stays together better and is fluffier

Mix the dry cake mix, the diet soda, and the egg whites
until well blended. Pour into a 9 X 13 sprayed pan or
prepared cupcake tins. Bake according to the directions
on cake mix box.

(0 g Dietary Fiber; 190 calories; 5 g Fat; 35 g Carb.)
Serving Ideas : Diet Soda Cake Combinations:

orange cake /diet Mountain Dew
cherry chip cake / A& W diet Cream soda
diet lemon + lemon;
angel or yellow cake/orange diet pop
diet peach with white cake
spice cake/ diet lemon-lime pop
diet ginger ale + white
diet cherry sodas in chocolate cake
Diet cola + devils food or chocolate mix
diet vanilla coke in chocolate cake
devils food cake with diet Vanilla coke
diet root beer with chocolate cake
diet cherry coke with chocolate cake
marble cake + diet cream soda
etc...the possibilities are only limited by your
imagination...mmmmm

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Postby Faster horses » Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:57 pm

WELL, GOLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEE!

That is interesting. Thanks for posting what you found. I used a Devil's Food cake mix with Diet Coke. It is pretty chewy, but that 's the way my husband likes it. I think I will try the egg whites next time. And I wondered about using Diet Cherry Coke. I bet that is really good.

Well, anyway, what fun!!

Here is a really,really good salad I found.

2 c. cooked chicken, turkey or shrimp
1 T. onion
1 t. salt (I didn't use any)
1 c. grapes (I halved them)
1 c. diced celery
1 c. cooked macaroni rings (I used more)
1 c. mandarian oranges
1 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. slivered almonds
1 c. cream, whipped
Mix all together except whipped cream. Chill for at least 2
hours, then add the cream.

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Postby ranchwife » Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:53 pm

nr and faster horses----mmmmmmmmm :-) your recipes are just in time for me to try out for our 4th of july celebration at our place...gonna have a few friends and some family here and lots of beer, ribs, burgers and fireworks!!! definitely gonna give the cake and that yummy salad a try!!! thanks!! :wink:
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Postby nr » Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:25 pm

Any recipe with mandarin oranges, almonds and whipped cream gets an A+ to my way of thinking.

Will try this one soon. :D

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Postby Jeannie » Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:07 pm

nr wrote:We were away for 5 days (don't like leaving my "babies" during growing season) and came back to lots of green tomatoes (plum, cherry, Rutgers and some others I can't remember), tiny eggplants and squash, cucs ready to pick and tons of sweet snowpeas.
Also, the Japanese Beetles have resurrected themselves and are eating rhubarb leaves, grapes and cherry tree leaves :mad: Pole beans really seem to attract them so this year I've only planted bush beans.

Trying unsuccessfully to convince the catbird not to tangle in the blueberry netting. The kitty took a flying leap toward the blueberries and rebounded from the netting, funny to watch, just like off a trampoline. But he is a slow learner.

Well, rhubarb pie tonight for my father-in-law and we might try Faster Horses' cake/coke recipe if she survived her test baking!



Want an excellent bug killer recipe? Get some chewing tobacco that comes in the little individual pouches (I'm fairly sure it's Skoal Bandits). Put two or three of them in hot water and let it steep until the water is a really nasty brown color. Mix the concentrate with water at , (can't exactly remember the next part), I think the rate is 1 or 2 ounces per quart in a spray bottle. The nicotine from the tobacco is a contact killer. If you don't get good results the first time, play with the mixing part. Also, if any of you have problems with slugs in your gardens, get a shallow dish (I used cat food cans) and fill them about 1/2-3/4's full of the cheapest beer you can find. The beer draws the slugs, they crawl in, can't get out and drown. Works really well!

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Postby nr » Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:18 pm

"The nicotine from the tobacco is a contact killer."

I was reading an old new england newspaper from mid 1800's and was surprised they new the nicotine trick back then but if I recall they suggested using it in a dried form on certain crops. Certainly not Skol!

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Postby Jeannie » Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:57 pm

If you prefer not to use it, that is your choice.

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Postby nr » Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:52 am

Jeannie wrote:If you prefer not to use it, that is your choice.


Jeanie, I wasn't trying to contradict you or anything. Just thought it was interesting how far back in history that insect control idea went and meant as sort of a joke they wouldn't have used Skoal for their farms. Doubt Skoal was even a brand name mid-1800s.

If I could stand the idea of finding ashtrays and soaking used butts for nicotine I'd try it myself. The Japanese Beetles are everywhere feasting.
Hope you have a good gardening season this year.

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Postby Jeannie » Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:39 pm

nr wrote:
Jeannie wrote:If you prefer not to use it, that is your choice.


Jeanie, I wasn't trying to contradict you or anything. Just thought it was interesting how far back in history that insect control idea went and meant as sort of a joke they wouldn't have used Skoal for their farms. Doubt Skoal was even a brand name mid-1800s.

If I could stand the idea of finding ashtrays and soaking used butts for nicotine I'd try it myself. The Japanese Beetles are everywhere feasting.
Hope you have a good gardening season this year.


So sorry, I totally missed the joke! :oops: Did you know that the ancient Inca's used to plant marigolds around their gardens to keep the bugs out? It truly is fascinating how far back insect control and different things exist. The skoal bandits come in handy, as you don't have to scrounge up butts and you don't have to deal with the smell. :wink: I have also used the Japanese Beetle traps, and they work pretty good! I hope the rest of your season goes great! Thanks!


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