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Christmas cookies hall of fame. 13 Sculptures Made Out of Books. 30 Scrumptious Cupcake and Frosting Recipes. Chocolate babka. If you’ve ever tried to recreate something you loved when you were growing up in your own kitchen, you know how difficult it can to match your taste memory to the reality of ingredients and step-by-step directions.

chocolate babka

Sometimes, even when you get the flavor right, it doesn’t feel right, but you hold out for those rare times that everything falls into place. After realizing that both Alex and my families loved the same decadent grocery store chocolate babka growing up, I set out to find a recipe to recreate it at home. I waded through dozens and dozens, convinced that something was off in each of them, continually closing my eyes and trying to remember exactly what makes it what it is. First, it’s completely over-the-top. The chocolate to bread-like dough ratio is unseemly. Second, the quintessential taste is not just chocolate, no siree: it’s chocolate-cinnamon.

Via on Why the mantis shrimp is my new favorite animal. Life in Color: Kaleidoscope, Kaleidoscope Pictures. Get Wallpaper Photograph by Roberto Cattani, My Shot Color is everywhere, and when it's everywhere at once, it can be as ephemeral as a rainbow, as sudden as colored powder raining down at a festival, or as necessary as a natural defense.

Life in Color: Kaleidoscope, Kaleidoscope Pictures

No matter where you look, life is in color. Here, a woman prays at the 18th-century Vakil Mosque in Shiraz, Iran. Islam is the official religion of Iran, practiced by about 98 percent of the population. (For more pictures of the amazing colors of our world, buy the National Geographic book Life in Color.) The Beachside Baker. Video - Carmen Agra Deedy: Spinning a story of Mama - National Parenting & Education. ALSC list of middle reader children's books contain quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways.”

Video - Carmen Agra Deedy: Spinning a story of Mama - National Parenting & Education

However, these books have a bit more depth of storylines from disasters to artistic inventors. Accomplishments of builders, painters, and young people creating a better life through fiction, nonfiction and picture books, all books are very inspiring. Each of these books makes a wonderful gift for throughout the holiday season and into 2013. For a complete description of each title before you buy visit: For Middle readers: · America is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell. . · Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade.

. · Breaking Stalin's Nose. . · The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale. . · Diego Rivera: His World and Ours. . · Dream Something Big: The Story of the Watts Towers. Hyper Realistic Pencil Drawings by Italian Artist Franco Clun (Franco Clooney) Hyper Realistic Pencil Drawings by 50 years old self taught Italian Male Artist FrancoClun (Franco Clooney), who has passion for graphite drawings.

Hyper Realistic Pencil Drawings by Italian Artist Franco Clun (Franco Clooney)

Originally posted 2012-10-31 15:38:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Top 10 Viewed in Past 12 Hours. Soft Amaretti. Oatmeal Cookie. Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Cookies, Cakes & Pastry All types of cookies: on this page, cookies beginning with the letters N, O, P & Q, including oatmeal cookie, Pfeffernüsse and pressed cookie. See our many other informative food glossaries—especially the Cake Glossary and Pastry Glossary.

There are thousands of different cookies in the world; this glossary’s objective is to highlight those found in the U.S. Please use the Contact Us link to report any missing entries. Click on a letter to go to the appropriate glossary page. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z. Baby’s First Butcher Shop, Circa 1900. PETA would never approve: This grisly 1840 doll-sized butcher shop with miniature animal carcasses and a floor covered in sawdust and blood would be shockingly graphic to our modern sensibilities.

Baby’s First Butcher Shop, Circa 1900

After all, here in the 21st century, we like to remain cheerfully oblivious about where our meat products come from. But in Victorian times, such detailed model butcher shops were not uncommon, says Sarah Louise Wood, a curator at the Museum of Childhood at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The real question is: Why exactly do such things exist? “It’s a form of escapism into a perfect world.” One answer can be found in Robert Culff’s 1969 book “The World of Toys,” which suggests that such playsets—like the ones produced by famous turn-of-the-century toymaker Christian Hacker—did well with Victorian children who weren’t at all squeamish about imagining themselves cleaving a calf’s flank.

What we do know is that Victorians documented their entire world in miniature. MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages. Tree of Life Web Project. Il Morellino e’ una denominazione significativa, ma bloccata « Poggio Argentiera: il Morellino di Scansano e la Maremma. Architecture & Interior Design. One painter > Matthew Cusick. Потрясающие коллажи из карт создает талантливый художник из Техаса Matthew Cusick.

one painter > Matthew Cusick

Это настоящая живопись без холста и красок. / Talented Texas-based artist Matthew Cusick makes staggering collages from the maps.