What a dump! A beach that used to be covered in trash is now covered in sea glass as the waves have turned the garbage into natural art By Meghan Keneally Updated: 03:12 GMT, 9 January 2012 Long before there were recycling bins in every household, the standards for where and how people can deposit their trash were much lower and less regulated. While that was bad the environment in some parts of the country and may well have done years of irreparable damage to the atmosphere, there is one spot where shameful trash deposit practices lead to something rather beautiful. Glass Beach near Fort Bragg in Northern California used to be the spot where residents brought all forms of their trash- from their old cars to their kitchen leftovers- to a dump located on the beach starting in 1949. Meeting of two worlds: Sea glass now covered the surf on Glass Beach in Fort Bragg in Northern California Back to nature: Though the beach used to be the location of a town dump, the glass that was thrown away has been beaten down by the waves so now it is all sea glass Though that was nearly half a century ago, the remnants are still very clear.
Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes So, after being gone all last week, this has been catch up on the house week. Mostly laundry actually. Man, who knew that a weeks worth of laundry from 5 people could be so daunting. Yikes!! But I am kind of behind on my cooking and baking as well since I've been gone and cleaning. Not to mention, I needed an Oreo fix! Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes 1 box brownie mix, 8x8 inch size 24 Oreo Cookies 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 12 muffin cup baker with paper liners. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Makes 12 servings Recipe from picky-palate.com foodsnots.com
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"The Internet Justice League" by Caldwell Tanner Better-Than-Crack-Brownies 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.
Wont you kiss the girl ? – Les illustrations de Nei Ruffino Wont you kiss the girl ? – Les illustrations de Nei Ruffino Une petite sélection des illustrations de Nei Ruffino, surtout connue pour être coloriste, notamment pour l’incroyable J.Scott Campbell. via Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich | Grilled Cheese Recipe | Two Peas & Their Pod - StumbleUpon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich Josh’s brother is visiting us from California and we are having a great time. Caleb sure loves having his uncle around and I love having another person to feed:) The other day the guys wanted a snack so I whipped up a bowl of guacamole and made homemade baked tortilla chips. The guys were still hungry so I offered to make grilled cheese sandwiches. I used crusty white bread to make the sandwiches. Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich Yield: 2 sandwichesPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 5-7 minutes The guacamole takes this grilled cheese sandwich to a whole new level of goodness. If you like this Guacamole Grilled Cheese, you might also like:
Horrible Cards Horrible Cards are Copyright © 2012 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. The Oatmeal Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries Call me easily amused, but these little torch-topped cupcakes delight me. Besides being a cute novelty item for a party, I think they would add a little drama to the end of a romantic meal. I've been looking for something different to serve for Valentine's dessert, and this is definitely different. The strawberries are hollowed out and filled with a bit of liquor, then ignited with a match. For the cake portion, I chose a One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake recipe because 1. it's quick 2. it is easy, and 3. it fits my prerequisite for a light ending on date night. I should say, a light ending provided you don't eat too many. The cakes are just sweet enough, and have a light, fluffy crumb - the perfect vehicle for rich chocolate buttercream. Notes for flaming strawberries:Any alcohol below 80 proof will not ignite well. Shaina made a margarita version of this on Babble Food. Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries Yield: About 20 cupcakes [click to print]Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
An Epic Timeline of Real Sci-Fi Events What if everything from movies and TV shows that were set in the past and/or future actually happened? What if they all occurred within the same universe and were displayed on a real-world timeline? Well, you are in luck! The folks at blastr (a part of SyFy) have created a time-line showcasing 120 of the most memorable science fiction events from movies and TV shows in order. I can just imagine science fiction geeks all over the world drooling and waiting to print it out to put it over their walls. How many have you seen? Category: Cool Stuff, Film, Tech, TV Tags: blastr, infographic, science fiction, syfy, timeline Advertisements Chocolate Cheesecake Cake | RecipeGirl.com - StumbleUpon Chocolate Cheesecake Cake You know how some people really don’t get along well with their In-Laws? How visits with them are stressful and awkward and generally awful for many people? Yeah, not me. I got kinda lucky on that whole “in-law” thing. It happened to be my dear Father-in-Law’s birthday last weekend. If you followed my blog over the holidays, you may have seen me make that oh-so-yummy Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake. I always, always bake my cheesecakes in a “water bath.” That baked cheesecake is popped into the freezer and allowed to freeze up nice and firm. In case you’re wondering how I got my cake layers to bake up so even and flat… nope, I did not trim them. The frosting recipe I used is also from the Piece of Cake cookbook- Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting. It’s a pretty fudgy frosting, so I’d say it’s not great for trying to pipe decorations. And I shaved some chocolate on top. I guess I have to say it. So… I’m curious…do you get along with your in-laws?
Split Family Faces Cousins: Justine, 29, & Ulric, 29 How much do you and your family members really look alike? Quebec, Canada-based graphic designer and photographer Ulric Collette has created a shockingly cool project where he's exploring the genetic similarities between different members of the same family. By splitting their faces in half and then splicing them together, he creates interesting new people that are sometimes quite normal looking and other times far from it. (Did you notice that Ulric, the photographer, is one-half of some of these pairings? Update 1: We got in touch with Ulric to ask him a few questions about this really intriguing series (that just happened to go viral). Update 2: What happened after Split Family Faces went viral? Mother/Daughter: Francine, 56 & Catherine, 23 Sisters: Catherine, 23 & Veronica, 29 Daughter/Mother: Veronica, 29 & Francine, 56 Sister/Brother: Karine, Dany & XX years, 25 years Brothers, Christopher, 30 & Ulric, 29 Father/Son: Laval, 56 & Vincent, 29
Tiramisu Pancakes A few days ago, I put a call out on Twitter for help. Marscapone help, to be specific. Many people came to the rescue, however it was @Ivoryhut her responded with a recipe idea that went beyond delectable. Tiramisu Pancakes. oh. hell yeah. Why not have dessert for breakfast? huh?! And while you're at it, come visit Ivory Hut food blog - This woman can make bread, the most beautiful striped bread even! These photos and recipes are from Ivory Hut - enjoy! ~Jaden These amazing Tiramisu Pancakes started out as a casual idea spurred by a tweequest for things to do with half a cup of mascarpone, and the fact that I had just posted a pancake recipe on my blog. The maple-butter glaze is optional, but it gives the pancakes a nice boost of sweetness and extra maple flavor to remind you that these are, in fact, pancakes. I also maintain that, as decadent as it sounds, it might be a tad healthier than regular pancakes because you're not drowning it in syrup. ~Ivory Hut Tiramisu Pancakes Instructions: