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S 25 Most Popular Recipes of 2010

S 25 Most Popular Recipes of 2010

20 min. Yoga Sessions from - Download free podcast episodes... - StumbleUpon Neurological Control - Neurotransmitters - StumbleUpon Neurotransmitter Molecules Neurotransmitters can be broadly split into two groups – the ‘classical’, small molecule neurotransmitters and the relatively larger neuropeptide neurotransmitters. Within the category of small molecule neurotransmitters, the biogenic amines (dopamine, noradrenaline, serotonin and histamine) are often referred to as a discrete group because of their similarity in terms of their chemical properties. Click on the links in the table above to read more about some of the important neurotransmitters. Serotonin Although the CNS contains less than 2% of the total serotonin in the body, serotonin plays a very important role in a range of brain functions. Within the brain, serotonin is localised mainly in nerve pathways emerging from the raphe nuclei, a group of nuclei at the centre of the reticular formation in the Midbrain, pons and medulla. Noradrenaline Find out more about noradrenaline and serotonin Dopamine Acetylcholine Neurotransmitter Receptors Serotoning receptors

A brownie by any other name… | King Arthur Flour – Baking Banter - StumbleUpon Love brownies. Love their shiny, flaky top that shatters into micro-thin shards that shower onto your fingers as you eat. Love their dark, gooey center. Their “chocolate nirvana” flavor. Sometimes can’t deal with the bake, wait to cool, cutting into squares messiness and fuss of brownies. Every time I make these cookies (which, truth be told, is quite often), I think of a former colleague, Ana, who left King Arthur last year in order to be a full-time mom to her 2-year-old twins. The test kitchen bakers loved Ana. Ana still visits occasionally, 2-year-olds in tow. And when she does, she’ll invariably nose out any chocolate, and treat us to her classic reaction: “Perfect! These cookies are basically brownies: flat, round, 2 ½” brownies. First task: Combine the chocolate and butter. Melt in the microwave till softened… …then stir till smooth. Stir the chocolate into eggs and sugar, which you’ve beaten together. Refrigerate the batter for an hour; it’ll stiffen up nicely. Buy vs.

Better-Than-Crack-Brownies | How Sweet It Is - StumbleUpon I’m sorry for doing this to you. I really am. But see, last Friday while I was on a 10-hour road trip heading for vacation, I received this recipe from a reader named Liz. Liz, I love you. I was tortured by this recipe for a full 8 days before I could make it. So it was the first thing I made when I returned home. These are an absolute sin. I really don’t have any words, other than you must try them. They may also change your waistline too. But that’s okay. It’s all in the name of chocolate. Better-Than-Crack Brownies 1 batch brownies (boxed mix or oooey gooey brownies) 1/2 cup salted peanuts (if don’t have salted, add sea salt) 1 cup chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 tablespoon butter 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal Mix brownies according to directions, and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 9 x 13 baking dish. While they are finishing baking, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Mr.

7 Innocent Gestures That Can Get You Killed Overseas | - StumbleUpon If you've ever had your penis cut off and/or been executed while on holiday, you'll probably know that it's easy to offend people from other cultures. Unless you learn the ways of the place you're visiting, even the most well-meaning tourist can regularly find his oesophagus stuffed with burning goat. But surely just plain common sense and good manners will save you, right? Wrong. Extend Your Hand, Palm Outward in Greece What you think you are saying: "Phew! What you are actually saying: "Phew! What the hell? SHIT, is what we're saying here. If you really want to piss a Greek person off, you can go for the double moutza, which features both hands splayed above your head. Give the Thumbs-Up In The Middle East What you think you are saying: "Ayyyyy! What you are actually saying: "Ayyyyy! What the hell? The thumbs-up sign has been confusing people for thousands of years. Finish Your Meal In Thailand / The Philippines / China What you think you are saying: "This is a delicious meal.

Grasshopper Brownie Bars | Love and Olive Oil - StumbleUpon For the brownie base: 3/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon dark unsweetened cocoa powder (like Valrhona) 5 ounces good quality dark chocolate (60 to 72%), coarsely chopped 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into 1 inch cubes 3/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1 teaspoons vanilla extract For the buttercream: 3/4 cups sugar 2 tablespoons flour 3/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter, softened but still cool, cut into small cubes 3 tablespoons creme de menthe 1 teaspoon peppermint extract For the chocolate glaze: 6 ounces good-quality dark chocolate (60 to 72%), coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon light corn syrup 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, cut into cubes To make the brownie base: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter the sides and bottom of a glass or light-colored metal 9-by-13-inch pan. Configure a large size double boiler. Sprinkle the flour/cocoa/salt mix over the chocolate.

Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce {My Go-To Dinner Saver!} - StumbleUpon I am not (not!) exaggerating when I say this quick, creamy garlic alfredo sauce has changed how I view non-dinner nights. You know. Those nights when dinner just ain’t happening. Too many things going on. Too lazy (who, me??). The problem is, on nights like that, I just can’t handle the thought of dinner approaching and knowing I’m going to have to scrounge up something my kids will eat but I’ll probably find gag-worthy. Enter this sauce. We’ve made this no less than 10 times in the last month, and I have never, and I mean never, seen my kids gobble up anything so quickly. Embarrassingly, I have to admit, this sauce is even on the menu this week. Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce Note: I've only ever used 1% milk in this sauce and it works great for our tastes. Ingredients Directions In a medium pot or skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Printed from Mel's Kitchen Cafe (

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread - StumbleUpon How do you make bread even better? You stuff it with pepperoni and cheese. Then, you bake it in a bundt pan that allows you to pull off little chunks and dip them in pizza sauce. This is the perfect thing to bring to a party (and I did, where it disappeared quickly!) or to eat during a football game. This bread takes a little bit of time to prepare, but in about half an hour I had filled my bundt pan with little dough balls, each with a piece of pepperoni and cheese stuffed within it. My new definition of bliss: warm dough with a cheesy center and a bite of pepperoni. Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Breadfrom Confections of a Foodie BrideIngredients: -2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced -4 tbsp butter -2 lbs pizza dough (I used 2 balls of Trader Joe's fresh dough) -6 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes (about 48 pieces) -pepperoni (about 48 slices) -2-3 cups marinara sauce for serving Directions: 1. 3. 4. This post is linked to Eat at Home.

Top 50 Twitter Acronyms, Abbreviations and Initialisms This past January, I wrote up the “Top 15 Twitter acronyms” for @pistachio‘s Touchbase blog. As readers rightly pointed out, many were abbreviations or initialisms — hence the title for this post. I followed that up with a “Top 10 NSFW Twitter Abbreviations.” This list combines the two and includes some key additions, like HT, RE and FML. @Reply to [username] AFAIKAs Far as I Know b/cBecause BFNBye For now BRBest Regards BTWBy the Way DMDirect Message. d username sends one. EMEmail FBFacebook FF Usually #FF for Follow Friday. FFSFor F–k’s Sake FMLF–k My Life FTFFace To Face. FTLFor The Loss FTWFor The Win FWDForward FWIWFor What It’s Worth HTHat tip HTHHope That Helps IMHOIn My Humble Opinion IMOIn My Opinion JVJoint Venture J/KJust Kidding LILinkedIn LMAOLaughing My Ass Off LMKLet Me Know LOLLaughing Out Loud MTModified Tweet NSFWNot Safe For Work OHOverheard OMFGOh My F–king God OMGOh My God PRTPartial Retweet (at the start of a tweet). REIn reply to. RRRe-Run RTRetweet RTFRead The FAQ. RTFMRead The F-ing Manual

History Essays - John F. Kennedy The argument that President John F. Kennedy acted recklessly during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 is one forwarded by revisionist historians. Writers such as Barton Bernstein have argued that the actions of Kennedy were based upon his assumption that he viewed the missiles placed in Cuba as an offensive military threat. The dictionary definition of recklessness is ‘the trait of giving little thought to danger’. There is some evidence to substantiate the view that Kennedy acted for reasons other than a primary concern for the security of the nation. Cuba was already a consideration for the Kennedy Administration before 1962. Steel’s argument appears to be borne out by the Kennedy Administration’s record up to the discovery of the missiles. The political considerations and personal prestige argument appears also to be strengthened by Kennedy’s actions after being informed of the impending crisis. The problem with this course of action was immediately evident. Share This Essay

John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis: An analysis of Crisis Communication within our Nation | Jamie Long John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis: An analysis of Crisis Communication within our Nation Jamie Long and Sean Swett April 28th, 2010 In October 1962, tensions were high between the United States and the Soviet Union because of the cold war. Review of Events In order to understand the Cuban Missile crisis, we must first take a look at what the factors leading up to the event were. After this failed invasion Castro developed some insecurities about the ability to defend the island country. A worry of the soviets of course was that the Soviet Union was behind the United States in both technology and first strike capability. Now we must take a look at the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis itself, in order to be able to explain the crisis communications used. For the first seven days of the crisis the public was not aware of the danger that was hidden in Cuba. The Cuban Missile Crisis was also an unexpected/non-routine event. The Presidential Address In his speech, John F. John F.

Voltaic Cells - ChemWiki In redox reactions, electrons are transferred from one species to another. If the reaction is spontaneous, energy is released, which can then be used to do useful work. To harness this energy, the reaction must be split into two separate half reactions: the oxidation and reduction reactions. The reactions are put into two different containers and a wire is used to drive the electrons from one side to the other. In doing so, a Voltaic/ Galvanic Cell is created. Introduction When a redox reaction takes place, electrons are transferred from one species to the other. 2Ag+(aq) + Cu(s) Cu2+(aq) + 2Ag(s) The AgNO3(s) will dissociate to produce Ag+(aq) ions and NO­­­3-(aq) ions. This reaction releases energy. Voltaic Cells A Voltaic Cell (also known as a Galvanic Cell) is an electrochemical cell that uses spontaneous redox reactions to generate electricity. Figure 1 Voltaic Cell Half Cells Half of the redox reaction occurs at each half cell. Electrodes Anode Cathode Remembering Oxidation and Reduction