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How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom: 24 steps (with pictures) Having the right colors in your bedroom is one of the easiest ways to shift the energy in your space with Feng Shui.

How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom: 24 steps (with pictures)

It represents Ying and Yang. Each color is an expression of one of the Five Feng Shui Elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. The elements are used in specific areas according to the feng shui energy map of your space, or Bagua. Most people recommend that you use bright red-toned colors to invite passion and energy into your bedroom, earthy colors to create a soothing and restful feeling, and pastels and powder colors like light blues and greens to bring serenity to your bedroom. 1Include fire element colors for passion and energy. 3Include "metal" colors for clarity and preciseness. Mocha Frappuccino. Salted Chocolate “Twix” Bars. We’re watching our friend’s cat right now, and it’s a lot of fun.

Salted Chocolate “Twix” Bars

Kramer and I want to get a pet so badly, but I just don’t think that I have the time, energy, or, frankly, money, to take care of an animal the way I would like to. For now, though, it’s just fun to pretend to have a pet for a week. His name is Eddie and he’s pretty funny. I’ve never had a cat before, but Kramer grew up with them so he’s more accustomed to their behavior than I am.

My dog at home, Tessa, is always so interested in what you’re up to and even sleeps under the covers at the foot of the bed, which I love and miss so much! These bars really do taste like Twix, and I’m not even exaggerating. Your ingredients. Combine your flour, brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cut your cold butter into cubes and add to the flour.

Using your hands or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until a course mixture forms. Mix in the water and the egg yolk until combined. Spread the caramel over the baked shortbread crust. Homemade Twix Candy Bar Recipe. I love Twix candy bars, but I'm not crazy about all the additives. This recipe is like Twix candy bar goes gourmet, but super easy to make. In fact, it's probably the easiest copycat candy bar recipe I've made! I fiddled with this recipe quite a bit. The problem is in the shortbread. That's what makes or breaks a homemade Twix bar in my opinion. These are great for a party, and freeze up well too. The Perfect Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe. The perfect cookie dough truffles are so easy to make and perfect for entertaining or enjoying as a treat.

The Perfect Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe

Cookies hold a definite place of distinction around my house – from our chewy chocolate chip cookies to out of this world peanut butter cookies and let’s not even think about forgetting my absolute favorite cookie dough dip. They all are our favorites. So, I decided I’d combine some flavors from our chewy chocolate chip cookies and my chocolate chip cookie dough dip to make the perfect cookie dough truffles recipe. Let me just go ahead and tell you now, when you pop one of these babies in your mouth, you immediately feel like a kid again sneaking a little bite of the cookie dough. Err… well… I at least did. The best part? I left a few out for all of us to enjoy and then boxed the rest up for her to keep in her freezer so she could enjoy them whenever she needed a little nibble of cookie dough truffles. Here’s how I make my cookie dough truffles. The Perfect Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe.

Vampire Cookies. Every year I see lots of Halloween cupcakes and cakes that are rather boring in their decorations.

Vampire Cookies

They may have faces of ghosts or vampires painted on top with colored icing, but that really doesn’t do much to set them apart from non-holiday cupcakes. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I think it’s fun to go over-the-top where ever possible and really take decorations as far as they can go. I did this last Halloween by creating Vampire Cupcakes – cupcakes filled with a blood-red cherry pie filling that “bled” when you bit into them. This year, I wanted to start a little collection of vampire Halloween goodies and opted to try my hand at making vampire cookies.

Like the cupcakes, I wanted the cookies to be a pale white color and filled with something bright red. I made the bite marks by poking two holes in the dough with a toothpick before baking. The cookies have a light vanilla and butter flavor to them, and are the perfect color to really set off the red of the filling. Rainbow Cheesecake Recipe. Sour Cream Coffee Cake III Recipe. Cupcake23recipesmall.jpg (JPEG Image, 800 × 400 pixels)

Cinnamon French Toast Bake. Alan W. Pollack's Notes on ... Series. Broccoli Cheese Soup: Panera Bread Copycat Recipe. On Wednesday my sister and I volunteered to make the soup supper to go with the Advent service at church. Before you go thinking I'm some kind of charitable, goodhearted soul, I must tell you that the only reason that I do it is because I LOVE COOKING. In case you hadn't figured that out yet. Okay, so I was like, "Whadaya think, Nemo? Will two huge pots of soup, a crockpot full of barbequed meatballs, five trillion chicken salad sandwiches, fifty thousand and two loaves of bread, and a couple bazillion desserts cover it? " Well, it would have, except everybody had to try a huge bowl of BOTH kinds of soup AND meatballs.

Barbequed meatballs in broccoli soup. I had to leave the room. Anyways, we ran out of soup after about ten minutes of serving. So during church I had a sudden inspiration (um, Pastor, if you're reading this, that was a typo. Anways, I burst out of church and ran up to my friend screaming, "Hey guess what!! Yeah. I mean it would be like getting paid to have fun. Okay. The best taco seasoning recipe ever. Sriracha: 10 Ways To Cook With It. Once you've heard the call of sriracha's white rooster, it's hard to imagine your life without it.

Sriracha: 10 Ways To Cook With It

If you haven't heard of sriracha before -- which would be crazy -- let us be clear, we aren't channeling Jefferson Airplane here, we're talking hot chili sauce. Arguably the best hot chili sauce around. Sriracha has boomed in popularity ever since the since Huy Fong Company first introduced it to the U.S. in the 1980s. Those who have tried sriracha before know what happens: complete and total obsession.

When you fall in love with sriracha, you fall hard. How do you eat your sriracha? Loading Slideshow. Balsamic BBQ Glazed Chicken. A homemade balsamic bbq sauce is used to glaze chicken as it’s grilling.

Balsamic BBQ Glazed Chicken

The result is tender chicken with a slightly sweet, and tangy taste. Summer is one of my favorite seasons for one simple reason: grilling. We finally invested in a Big Green Egg last year and it completely changed the way I think about grilling. I could go on and on about it, but I won’t, because I’m sure I’ll be talking plenty about it in a few months when it’s not cold and wet here in the Midwest, and we actually get out to use it. In the mean time, I used a grill pan to grill up some Balsamic BBQ Glazed Grilled Chicken, and steak. This recipe is all about the balsamic bbq sauce that you use to baste the chicken while it’s grilling. While I used a grill pan with great success, I know this recipe would turn out even better using a grill.

Is anyone else just itching for Spring to arrive? Prep Time: 5mn Cook Time: 35mn Total Time: 40mn. How to Make Proper Barbecue Chicken. There's a lot of misconception when it comes to "barbecue.

How to Make Proper Barbecue Chicken

" The problem is the word itself. It's used as a synonym for grilling, refers to the grill itself, or to the meat being grilled; it also has a sauce named after it; and sometimes it's just the word for the party itself held outdoors in somebody's backyard. What, actually, is "barbecue"? American purists see things a little differently. To them, "barbecue" is a wonderful Southern tradition of slow-cooking with indirect heat and woodsmoke to transform cuts of meat, often inexpensive ones, into succulent, unbelievably delicious results. Which brings us to barbecue chicken, a staple of the summer grill. The sad fact is that often times the answer is no.

The problem, and the result, is charred all over the place, a crapshoot for succulence, often dry and sad. I believe good barbecue chicken is low and slow followed by fast and hot; that's the easiest way to achieve fantastic results. (makes 2 cups) Now, the chicken. Egg and Cheese Hash Brown Nests. Confession: sometimes I’m a brat.

Egg and Cheese Hash Brown Nests

This is totally true. Sometimes I’m sleepy, my eyelids are heavy and I just want my way, like, right now. Currently, if I could get my way in all things life, this is how it’d go: 1. More hours in the day for me to work and say hi to friends. 2. 3. 4. When I’m sensing my brattiness is taking over my usual good and positive nature, I gotta put myself in check.

Like any good thing, it starts with a good amount of carbs. The trick I found to crispy hash browns/latkes, etc. is you must sprinkle the potatoes with a bit of salt, let them stand and then squeeze out the moisture. Next you’re going to add some good stuff to the potatoes like a shallot, garlic, some pepper, paprika. Add a few tablespoons of the potato mixture to the muffin cups, and lining the bottoms and sides using your fingers. You want to make sure they’re compact as possible. Oven time! After about 12 minutes, they’ll look like this situation below. More oven time! Egg and Cheese Hash Brown Nests. Ad Hoc Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe. March 2, 2010 nothing beats fried chicken and waffles!

Ad Hoc Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

My love for fried chicken, much like my love for noodles, is not very discerning. I can definitely tell the difference between good and bad noodles and chicken, but my love is so all-encompassing that I can forgive faults easily. With so many kinds of fried chicken in the world, how would I be able to tell good from bad if I didn’t try them all? Chang’s Fried Chicken in Octo Vinaigrette is pretty damn tasty, but one fried chicken recipe in the whole book just leaves me wanting more. Salt, flat leaf parsley, lemon, honey, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, thyme for brine Even if they were in the book, knowing Chang, the recipes would be multi-day, multi-step processes.

People on the internet have long been singing the praises of Keller’s fried chicken so I couldn’t wait to try it. Cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, flour for coating flour coating all ready to fry seriously good! Ingredients Brine Directions. Curtis Stone: Pesto Glazed Chicken. Curtis demonstrates his easy method for pounding up perfect pesto to use as a glaze for a moist chicken breast.

Curtis Stone: Pesto Glazed Chicken

Lightly herbed spaghetti rounds out the meal. Ray Kachatorian total prep To make the pesto: Using a Bump and Grind or another large mortar and pestle smash the garlic into a coarse puree. Add 1 1/2 bunches of basil and pound until it is coarsely chopped. Red Chili and Peanut Butter-Glazed Salmon. Amelia Winslow total prep This recipe was created by Amelia Winslow, of Eating Made Easy, for Peanut Butter & Co. Click here to buy The Bee's Knees peanut butter. "Some families prefer to have seafood for their holiday celebrations, including Italian households who traditionally celebrate with multi-course seafood feasts. This recipe makes a delectable, simple and light dinner, or can be served as one of the courses for a holiday feast. A restaurant near my house serves grilled salmon with sweet chili and peanut paste, and I can’t help but order it every time I go.

Preheat oven to 450°F. Fresh Ricotta in Five Minutes or Less. Line colander with four layers of cheesecloth or 2 layers of food-safe paper towels and set over large bowl. Combine milk, salt, and vinegar or lemon juice in microwave-safe glass 1-quart liquid measure. Microwave on high heat until lightly bubbling around edges, 2 to 4 minutes (milk should register about 165°F on an instant-read thermometer). Remove from microwave, and stir gently for 5 seconds. Milk should separate into solid white curds and translucent liquid whey. If not, microwave for 30 seconds longer. Recipe: sweet & sour chicken. I was ridiculously excited when I came across this recipe for homemade sweet and sour chicken.

You guys, it is SO GOOD. It’s a little involved with several steps (coating chicken, frying a little bit, then baking) but it is all worth it. Trust me. Start with a plate of chicken breast, cut into chunks. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper. Mix up your sauce: ketchup, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic powder. Dip the chicken into cornstarch and then in beaten egg. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and coat all the pieces with the sauce. Bake that for about an hour, turning the pieces once or twice. Serve it all together and enjoy! Sweet and Sour ChickenIngredients 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and pepper 1 cup cornstarch 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup canola oilFor the sauce (1 batch) 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup ketchup 1 cup vinegar 2 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon garlic powderPreparation Cut boneless chicken breasts into chunks, season with salt and pepper.

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