Buy Tea Online: Green tea, Oolong tea, Black tea, White tea, Herbal tea and more! How To Make Cake Pops | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn Cake balls, cake pops, cakesicles — have you tried them? They swept the internet like a tidal wave over the last few years, thanks in part to the delightful and amazing creations of Bakerella and other creative cooks. We finally decided to try them, and while ours don't achieve the heights of more talented confectionery artists, they tasted pretty darn good! Cake pops are basically little smushed balls of cake and frosting (kind of like when you used to smash your birthday cake all in pieces, maybe with ice cream, and eat it as goop). You bake up a cake, let it cool, tear it into fine crumbs, stir in something to hold it all together, and roll it in balls. They're terribly cute, and they're also a great way to use up leftover cake. These are incredibly delicious, over the top little morsels. Here's how to do it yourself, and do it from scratch, too. Cake Ball Mix Bake the cake and let it cool completely on a rack. Making Cake Pops
Contract with America The Contract with America was introduced six weeks before the 1994 Congressional election, the first mid-term election of President Bill Clinton's Administration, and was signed by all but two of the Republican members of the House and all of the Party's non-incumbent Republican Congressional candidates. Proponents say the Contract was revolutionary in its commitment to offering specific legislation for a vote, describing in detail the precise plan of the Congressional Representatives, and marked the first time since 1918 that a Congressional election had been run broadly on a national level. Furthermore, its provisions represented the view of many conservative Republicans on the issues of shrinking the size of government, promoting lower taxes and greater entrepreneurial activity, and both tort reform and welfare reform. Content of the Contract Government and Operational Reforms Major Policy Changes Implementation of the Contract In some cases (e.g.
Semisweet Chocolate Layer Cake with Vanilla Cream Filling Recipe at Epicurious photo by Tina Rupp yield Makes 10 to 12 servings Cake 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped Cream filling 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin Ganache 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2/3 cup light corn syrup 18 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped Preparation For cake: Preheat oven to 325°F. Whisk all purpose flour and next 4 ingredients in medium bowl. Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 23 minutes. For cream filling: Place 2 tablespoons cold water in small bowl. Bring 1/2 cup cream to boil in heavy small saucepan. Place remaining 1 cup chilled cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in medium bowl. Place 1 cake on 8-inch cardboard round or tart pan bottom. For ganache: Bring cream and corn syrup to simmer in heavy small saucepan. Place cake on rack set in large rimmed baking sheet. Cut out paper heart shapes of differing sizes and arrange atop cake.
22 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Boyfriend Lend me a yuletide ear, ladies: I have the perfect homemade gift ideas for your boyfriend. Power tools, a ski pass and "Call of Duty: Black Ops" can be defined as homemade, right? No? As a man, I know guys can be difficult to buy gifts for during the holidays. We're either into the latest gadgets, extremely picky, or give no direction whatsoever. All this leaves you out on a limb and us wondering why Christmas is the most stressful time of the year. Truth is, you know what your boyfriend will use or toss. With this in mind, I've compiled the following list of 22 man-centric homemade Christmas gifts, each with a touch of inspiration, substance and heart. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A plain picture frame can be found for relatively cheap at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Target and tons of other stores. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. If you have years of corporate presentation experience, harness your old buddy Powerpoint and meld photos with music, videos and animation, then burn it to a disc. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.
Key Lime Cheesecake Recipe at Epicurious photo by Brian Leatart yield Makes 10 to 12 servings Reminiscent of Sara Lee's 1950s-era graham-cracker and sour-cream cheesecake, this version features a thick layer of delicious sour cream atop the creamy filling and tart Key lime custard. Lime custard 6 large egg yolks 3/4 cup sugar 6 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice or regular lime juice 1 teaspoon grated Key lime peel or regular lime peel Crust 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 12 whole graham crackers) 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted Filling 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature 2/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar 2 large eggs 3 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice or regular lime juice 1 tablespoon grated Key lime peel or regular lime peel Preparation For lime custard: Whisk all ingredients in heavy small saucepan over medium heat until custard thickens and boils for 30 seconds, about 8 minutes. For crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Spoon custard into crust; smooth top.
Homemade Gift Ideas For Boyfriend More homemade gift ideas for boyfriend! Have fun making your boyfriend a memorable gift. Here are some ideas for you: Wooden Face WristwatchMake a $7 watch look like a $1000 watch! Literary ClockTransform your boyfriend's favorite book into a clock. Homemade Gift Ideas For Boyfriend Fleece BlanketMaking a fleece blanket is easy. Make a Laptop BagLaptops can cost a lot of money. Homemade Meal and a Bottle of WineIf your boyfriend is always on the go give him a bottle of wine with an IOU for a home-cooked meal. Cookie JarBuy a big glass cookie jar and fill it with homemade cookies made by you! Favorite Coffee Buy a pound of his favorite coffee. Rice crispie treatsMake your boyfriend a pan of rice crispie treats. Movie Night PackagePut together a gift certificate to a video store, a microwave bucket of popcorn, canned nuts, soda & some candy. Make Him Laugh with a Knit CondomAre you "nuts" about knitting? Homemade BraceletMake him a manly bracelet. Share with your friends!
Marriage Humor Also see Domestic Engineering, Men and Women, Relationship Humor, and Parenting. All men are born free and equal. If they go and get married that's their own fault.American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers. (W. Somerset Maugham)Before criticizing your wife's faults, you must remember it may have been these very defects which prevented her from getting a better husband that the one she married.Before marriage, a man will lie awake thinking about something you said; after marriage, he'll fall asleep before you finish saying it. A Long Life and a Merry One (Georgie Starbuck Gailbraith) Oh, women live longer than men, So clearly it's up to a wife To shield her protector, then, From the stress of domestic life. Yes, women live longer than men, Or that's what the experts say. Oh, Promise Me! (Nelda Wood Martin) Secret of a Happy Marriage (Ogden Nash) To My Mr. Household chores--changing moods, Sometimes strange, exotic foods.
38 Creative Gift Ideas Photo by Stock Photo How you spend your money is how you vote on what exists in the world. Having spent my entire Thanksgiving weekend organizing and de-cluttering my living space, I am a bit afraid of acquiring any more stuff. I mean, I love receiving and opening presents, it makes me feel special… but soon it becomes just another thing that I take for granted, while adding to the clutter at home. This year (and for all years after this), I’m advocating for no present exchanges amongst my circle of friends. Having said that, many of you are still ‘obligated’ to produce presents. I had way too much fun compiling this list, and I hope that some of these ideas bring many more smiles to the loved ones in your life. 1. Made of recycled rolled, shellac-dipped magazine strips! 2. Imagine sitting in a restaurant trying to have a conversation with someone, but the restaurant TV is annoying the heck out of you. 3. Turn surprise into laughter. 4. 5. 6. Ah, memories from the 80s. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
What Does Love Mean? When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love. 2. “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. 3. 4. 5. Terri – age 4 6. Danny – age 7 7. Emily – age 8 8. Bobby – age 7 9. Nikka – age 6 10. Noelle – age 7 11. Tommy – age 6 12. Cindy – age 8 13. Clare – age 6 14. Elaine-age 5 15. Chris – age 7 16. Mary Ann – age 4 17. Lauren – age 4 18. Karen – age 7 19. Mark – age 6 20. Jessica – age 8 21. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
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How To Grow Tea Grow your own tea - can you do that? The short answer is yes. All tea comes from the same plant (Camellia sinensis) and you can grow your own, if you're so inclined. Now, if you have visions of popping some seeds in the dirt, picking tea leaves a few months later, steeping them and kicking back to marvel at your skill, hold on a minute. It's not quite that simple. If you're going to make a serious commitment to growing tea with the intention of one day harvesting and drinking it, there are a few things to consider. The other important point to consider is location, location, location or perhaps more specifically - climate, climate, climate. If you'd like to take a crack at growing tea plants from seed, look here and here for supplies. For some more pointers on growing your own tea plants, refer to the Hawaii Tea Society, whose members have been growing tea on the islands for a number of years. IQ Innovations 51552 Fine T 4-Cup Gourmet Tea Machine Zarafina Tea Maker Suite
What is Tea? lesson #01 Two leaves and a bud Plucking tea Tea garden Welcome to the Beginners course of TeaClass. What is tea? How is it grown? Teas which are processed in the traditional fashion are called Orthodox teas. The other way of making tea is the Unorthodox method, of which the most common type is CTC (crush-tear-curl). What is in tea? How the leaves are processed will determine their final classification as black, green, etc. Although tea is one of the most enjoyed beverages worldwide, its culture can be very "local." review lesson >