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Homemade Oreos

Homemade Oreos
I almost never repeat recipes. I have soooo many recipes bookmarked and dog eared that it just doesn't make sense to bake the same thing twice. This recipe is the exception. As a matter of fact you probably won't even believe me if I tell you who requested these cookies. I first saw these cookies on Smitten Kitchen (one of my absolute favorite blogs, ever!) The filling is a dead ringer for the oreo filling. These will definitely impress anyone you make them for. Recipe: Adapted from Smitten KitchenIngredients:For the chocolate wafers:1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa*1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar**1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) room-temperature, unsalted butter1 large eggFor the filling:1/4 cup (1/2 stick) room-temperature, unsalted butter1/4 cup vegetable shortening2 cups sifted confectioners sugar2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions:Set two racks in the middle of the oven.

Making Miniature Stuffed Pizzas in Springforms - Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories Stuffed pizzas are a Chicagoan delicacy consisting of layers of cheese and fillings above– and below– a thin pizza crust. One of the best ways to bake them is in a springform pan, so that the sides come out in perfect cylinders and come out easily. Taken to the small extreme, individual-sized stuffed pizzas are the ideal portable food to take to work for lunch. Made in miniature springform pans, they are compact, cute, tasty, filling, and are almost guaranteed to make your co-workers jealous. The common wisdom on making stuffed pizza is that it should be made in a “deep dish pizza pan,” which is nothing more than an overgrown (wide) cylindrical cake pan. With true cylindrical sides, it’s a trick to get the pizza out in once piece, and with the angled sides, well, you’ll never have a properly shaped stuffed pizza.Slightly better than a deep-dish pizza pan is the old standby: a large, well-seasoned, cast iron skillet. Once your dough is happy, you can begin rolling out the crusts.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups I’ve always wanted to make my own chocolate and peanut butter cups. The recipes are so easy, I’m not sure why I’ve never gotten around to it until now. They really took no time at all, in nearly 30 minutes I was already sinking my teeth into these oh-so-rich peanut butter cups. I looked at a few recipes and skipped on most of them. My notes: I took the advice from Have Cake, Will Travel and added 2 tablespoons of peanut butter to the melted chocolate; I did not add extra salt; I melted the chocolate in a heavy-bottom saucepan rather than the microwave; I used regular sized cupcake liners, not minis, so mine are closer to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups size; I used the freezer instead of the refrigerator to set up the chocolate on the bottom. They are so delicious. Due to the continued popularity of this post, I am going to finally post the recipe here instead of only linking to it! Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter CupsAdapted from Have Cake, Will TravelMakes 12

Pet Safety: Knowing What Food Can Kill Although most people know that chocolate is bad for dogs, few realize the effects other foods can have on their animals. If you just can’t resist sliding over a few table scraps, then at the very least, you need to be aware of the top ten foods that need to be avoided. 1. Low dosages of theobromine or caffeine, about 9mg/lb, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, thirst, frequent urination, and excessive panting. If you’re cooking that special batch of brownies for your guests it would be best to keep your dog out of the kitchen. 2. An exact fatal dose of sulfoxides and disulfides is difficult to determine, as it is dependent on many different factors. Cats are far more susceptible to Heinz body anemia than dogs, but it is probably best to avoid feeding either animal any foods with garlic or onions. 3. 4. Cats and dogs are much smaller than people, and it takes a lot less alcohol to get them drunk. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

what goes into making chocolate bowls Leave it up to me to mess up every recipe in the world... but on the flipside, by experiencing everything that goes wrong, I end up learning the most.I had seen these bowls from Stephanie's Kitchen, and decided it was a fantastic idea for my food independent study. ingredients: chocolate, and balloons! first, a giant bar of chocolate all the way from taiwan! and it's -special- grade, whatever that means. (i actually tried to pipe pretty lacy chocolate bowls first, but uh, that completely failed so i moved on. plus i don't like that pink fake chocolate.) balloons! tip number 2, after you have melted your chocolate in a double broiler and poured it into a bowl for dipping, let it cool before you dip your balloons. because although you are really excited to dip them and set them down like this... five seconds later you shall hear a POP and you (as well as your kitchen) will be covered in chocolate because apparently latex doesn't like heat.

Interactive 3D model of Solar System Planets and Night Sky Making Mozzarella At Home For Christmas we received a Mozzarella kit from Leener's. We had heard it was quite easy to make but I have to admit I was a little skeptical. Well, I was so wrong, making mozzarella was super easy to make & the results were wonderful! You just have to have a little patience to let the milk heat slowly & in an hour you are eating your own fresh cheese! First you ripen 1 gallon of milk with a bit of citric acid, lipase, and calcium chloride. Slowly heating over medium heat to 88 F, stirring from time to time. Once the milk reaches 88°F, you add rennet and continue heating to 105 F. By the time it reaches 105°F, it will start to look at little chunky. After resting for 20 minutes you'll be rewarded with a big chunk of cheese curds. Remove the curds with a slotted spoon, leaving the whey in the pan. Lightly smash the curds with a spoon to squeeze as much whey out of them as possible, then drain. At this point you will have a soft mozzarella ball. Now you can enjoy your own homemade cheese.

Dream Moods Dictionary: Words That Begin With D To see the letter "D" in your dream signifies mediocrity. Alternatively, the letter D refers to receptiveness and joy. As a Roman Numeral, it could represent the number 500. Dachshund To see a Dachshund in your dream highlights your loyalty and devotion to others. Dad *Please See Father. Daffodil To see daffodils in your dream symbolize self-love, renewal, inner growth, optimism, inspiration, and hope. To give someone daffodils in your dream represent unrequited love. Dagger To see or use a dagger in your dream represents some "cutting remark". To dream that you take a dagger from somebody's hand means you will overcome hardships and misfortune. Dahlias To see dahlias in a dream signify good fortune in financial matters. Dairy To dream that you are in a dairy farm suggest that you are well nurtured and well care for. Daisy To see daisies in your dream symbolize freshness, beauty, innocence, simplicity, friendliness, and cleanliness. Dalmatian Dam Damask Rose Damson Dance Dance Class Dance Floor Dandruff

15 Minute Donuts, From Scratch Share on Pinterest This post is going to be short and sweet today just like this simple donut recipe =). I’m in love and hate with this recipe I made. Love because they are amazing, and hate because I could eat all of them. To me these taste just as good (or better) as any cake donut you could buy at your local bakery but you can make these at home in 15 minutes (some done in 15 the entire batch took about 19 to be more exact =). Share on Pinterest 15 Minute Donuts, From Scratch Ingredients 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup granulated sugar 3 Tbsp melted butter 2 cups vegetable oil, for frying Granulated sugar, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar, for coating Directions Preheat oil over medium heat in a 10 inch non-stick fry-pan (keeping an eye on it as it is heating).

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Easy Fried Rice with Chicken Have leftover chicken or rice? This easy Fried Rice with Chicken is a quick and easy meal you can get on the table in 15 minutes. (Or less if you don't have to cook the rice!) We eat a lot of Tex-Mex inspired meals around here so this Asian favored dish was a yummy departure from the norm. Easy Fried Rice with Chicken Ingredients: 3 cups cooked rice (brown or white, which ever you prefer)2 cups cooked chicken, chopped3 tbs sesame oil1 cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed)3/4 small onion, chopped3 to 4 garlic gloves, minced or about 1 tsp garlic powder3 eggs, slightly beaten1/4 cup soy sauceDirections: Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Looking for more quick and easy dinner solutions? Enjoy! Don't miss any more posts! Feeding Your Cat: Know the Basics of Feline Nutrition :: healthy cat diet, making cat food, litter box, cat food, cat nutrition, cat urinary tract health

Confession No. 60 — I’d like to order a smile with that service « The Unorthodox Epicure I’m extremely fortunate. I’ve loved every job that I’ve held in my adulthood. Yes, almost every day is Friday for me. But it wasn’t always that way. Look who was allowed to serve carrots at a function this past month! As a 15-year-old working at the local Kentucky Fried Chicken I really wanted to like my job, but I was often bored … and hungry. It was then on to Red Lobster, where they told me I’d have to work my way up from the dish room. Maybe construction could’ve been my thing, except, I liked neither heat nor hard work. But through it all, whether I was dealing with a drunk customer at the drive-thru, or a surly construction foreman who spent about 10 years too many in the sun, I managed to find some sort of satisfaction. A few weeks ago, I stopped at a convenience store for some beer and Lemonheads. “Not very good,” she responded. I just laughed at that point and told her that I hoped her day improved. During a shopping trip last month, the scanner declined my check card.

50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances.