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.
Work That Core! Quick Workout | QuickieFit - Quick Fitness Workouts - StumbleUpon Workout Time: 12 Minutes Work That Core workout does just what is says, works your core! The best thing you can do for your core is to vary up your exercises. Keep your body guessing. This workout will give your core a nice burn while also strengthening your arms and legs. Set your interval timer for 12 rounds of 10 seconds for rest and 50 seconds for work. Write Down Your Scores! By scores I mean your reps for each 50 second interval and exercise. How to Make Macarons Macarons in the oven. [Photograph: Robyn Lee] I'm ashamed to admit that while I have eaten many macarons, I've never made them on my own. Thankfully, plenty of other people much more skilled in the culinary arts than I am have bravely attempted to make macarons in their home kitchens and have shared their results on that massive virtual brain called the Internet. Clement's recipe at A La Cuisine was the most often cited recipe I found while searching through blogs. More Macaron Recipes A Few Tips Sift your ingredients, multiple times if necessary. Use old egg whites. Cooked Italian meringue may be used instead of the uncooked French one. The final macaron batter should have the consistency of magma. If the cookies form peaks on their tops after piping, flatten them with a wet fingertip. Although many recipes call for it, letting the batter sit after piping may not be necessary. Let the macarons rest for a day before you eat them. Basic Macaron Cookie: Steps adapted from A La Cuisine.
Japanese Strawberry Shortcake, Recipe Japanese Strawberry Shortcake The Japanese do some amazing things with cake and pastry. They have embraced many Western desserts and made them uniquely their own in many ways. I love a good Japanese sponge cake—moist, light and airy, and not overly sweet. A while back I received an email from Eliane, an LFM reader, who asked me to share a Japanese sponge cake recipe. At the time, I didn’t have a favorite recipe, but told her that I would work on it. First you make the cake, which is a simple process of beating egg whites and sugar together until stiff and glossy, and then gently folding in the rest of the ingredients. After the cake is made you make your whipped cream. After your whipped cream is ready, all you have to do is cut up some fresh strawberries and slice your sponge cake into slices (2 or 3), build your strawberry shortcake, and then frost it! The end result is a beautiful layered cake that is light and delicious. Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. 1.
Cinnamon Toast&Rolls - Circle B Kitchen - Circle B Kitchen - StumbleUpon The USDA released its new food pyramid the other day (which is actually a plate now instead of a pyramid), and I am sorely disappointed to report that cinnamon rolls did not appear anywhere on that plate. I think by now most of us know what should be on our dinner plate in terms of healthy, well-rounded nutrient-laden meals, but it is my considered opinion that our breakfast plate should include cinnamon rolls now and then. And not just any cinnamon roll, mind you, but how ‘bout a homemade cinnamon roll hybrid that is a cross between a cinnamon roll and cinnamon toast, is super easy to make and gosh darn delicious. In honor of their ancestry, I call these little gems cinnamon toast rolls, and here’s all you need to make them… Yep. Trim the crusts off of the bread Roll the bread really flat Brush both sides of the bread with butter Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar Roll in any fashion you like (I’ve also folded them into little triangles) Cinnamon Toast Rolls Click here for a printable recipe
French Macaron Recipe for Your First Time Making Them (pictures included) If you’re new here, welcome! I’m AmberLee, and Giverslog is my place to share simple DIYs for gift giving, happy mail ideas, simple recipes, and more. I also just opened an online chocolate shop, The Ticket Kitchen. Stop by if you get a moment. I hope my notes here about making French macarons for the first time help you out. I’ve had a hankering to make macarons for some time. I found the process of making macarons to be every bit as delicate as I expected, but doable. And once you have macarons down, you will be a whiz at turning out a beautiful souffle. Do you like the tag? French Macarons Tag, printable (25067) After my day of experimenting with different batches, here are some lessons learned. French Macarons (recipe from MarthaStewart.com posted here with annotations) makes about 35 macaron shells Before you begin: Choose a nice, cool, dry day to make these. Ingredients 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 4.5 oz 3/4 cup almond flour, 2.5 oz. Method1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1.
Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies with a graham cracker base, topped with a chocolate chip marshmallow cookie and chopped Hershey’s bars on top. If you are a fan of s’mores, watch out! These are incredible! I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for summer. I only have 12 school days left until summer break! Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies with a graham cracker base, topped with a chocolate chip marshmallow cookie and chopped Hershey’s bars on top. Ingredients: 1 package graham crackers, broken into squares 2 ½ cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 (12 ounce) bag semi sweet chocolate chips 1 cup mini marshmallows 2 – 3 regular sized Hershey’s bars, broken into pieces Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Leave a Comment
The Digi Nails - A Hybrid Manicure & The Hybrid Chick - StumbleUpon I’ve been seeing lots of outrageous nail art lately on pinterest. One hot new product that’s really caught my eye is adhesive nail polish strips. I love the funky designs and bold colors with these products, but they’re usually a little spendy for me. I have a great alternative and I’m super-excited to share with you a really fun, new way to use digital scrapbooking supplies! To begin with, you will need the following: light color nail polish (white, light pink, cream, pale green, light turquoise, you get the idea….)rubbing alcoholsmall cup (I used a medicine cup.)digital supplies (laser print or copy)nail polish topcoat 1) Before getting started, quickly measure your fingernails. 2) Open a new Photoshop document and create for yourself 10-15 boxes that are a little larger than your nails. 3) Find some great papers that you’d like to have on your nails. You will likely want to reduce the scale of your paper so that the design will better fit your nails. 4) Print your page. A few thoughts:
Nutella Caramel Hazelnut Brownies I thought we were a little overdue for another NUTELLA recipe! What about you? I have been wanting to try a Nutella brownie recipe for a bit now, but it couldn’t be just any brownie, it had to be an oooey gooey over the top slap your momma kinda brownie. And after much drooling ehem contemplation, I think I got it! I decided on a layered brownie. Maximization of flavor! You can tell from looking at them, that this is no wimpy brownie. I will tell you that parchment paper is the secret to getting the brownies just perfect! So go ahead, make a pan or two! Baci! What to do: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Feel free to add your own Nutella recipe link below: Buon Appetito!
Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain Homemade Hair Treatments - At-Home Hair Repair at WomansDay.com - StumbleUpon Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products? For All Hair Types "The [raw] egg is really the best of all worlds," says Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home. To Use: For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair, Cox says. Photo by Shutterstock. For Dull Hair Styling products (as well as air pollution) can leave a film that both saps moisture and dulls shine—but dairy products like sour cream and plain yogurt can help reverse this damage. For Itchy Scalp For Limp or Fine Hair
Apple Nachos! I have no clue where I originally saw this idea years ago–but in today’s blogging world, apple nachos have become just about as ubiquitous as raw ballz… But, there may still be a few folks remaining who aren’t tuned into all the apple nacho hoopla. If you’ve never tried them, give ’em a whirl! They are ridiculously easy and taste much more awesome than they sound. Plus, my kids LOVE them as a midday snack. And did I mention how silly easy these are to toss together? Obviously this isn’t a recipe–use your imagination and your fave toppings to make THE perfect apple nachos! I used (to feed 1 1/2 kids and 2 adults): 3 crispy and slightly tart apples (we ♥ honeycrisp! For these, I sliced up some apples thin enough so it would be easy to eat the slice in one or two bites. Then I melted some peanut butter–until it was super runny–and drizzled it all over the apples. Couldn’t get much easier! Share with friends!