background preloader

Not martha ? tiny gingerbread houses, a few variations

Not martha ? tiny gingerbread houses, a few variations
Earlier I made gingerbread houses meant to perch on the edge of a mug, but I wanted to work on a few more things. First, since these are meant to be eaten I wanted to cut down on the amount of royal icing. I still used it to assemble the houses, but to get sugar decorations to stick to the roofs I decided to use simple syrup. I heated one part water and one part sugar and let it bubble for a while on the stove just so it would thicken. After it was thoroughly cooled I put a dot on the roof and spread it around using a small brush I keep to use as a mini pastry brush. Then I sprinkled sanding sugar or nonpareils. Second, I added a chimney. I think it turned out very cute, though I found that the taller chimneys looked incongruous, so I’ll stick to very short chimneys. Third I decided to see what whole happen if I moved the door shape, the part that fits over the mug, off to one side to allow more of the house to hang on the outside of the mug.

Panzanella Salad Now I present to you the final recipe of my Italian feast. Mind you by this point my guest had arrived and I was trying to cook, entertain and photograph all at the same time. Unfortunately due to my lacking skills in multitasking, step-by-step photos didn’t happen and may of them were blurred. This was my first Pazanella Salad and why I deprived myself so long of this beautiful salad is beyond me. I made this salad with a day old loaf of homemade olive oil bread, but you don’t have to do that, a store bought French bread or boule will work just fine. This salad is everything you could ever want it to be, full of flavor, textures, color and simple….simple good! The salad was an instant hit and of course my guest were picking out their favorites. The idea that a Panzanella is a salad with glorified crutons was so wrong. Ingredients For Salad: 3 Tbs olive oil 1 small French bread or boule, cut into 1-inch cubes (6 cups) 1 tsp kosher salt 2 large, ripe tomatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes

Coraline Cookies These bite-size peanut butter buttons are super easy to make and fun to eat. Keep your eyes on them, though. They’ll disappear quickly. You’ll need one peanut butter cookie mix and the ingredients to make… egg, water, oil. Yep. Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. Then, as soon as you remove them, use the same bottle cap to press the cookies down forming a raised outer edge. And then, this is the fun part. To make sure you have enough time to press the centers and poke the holes before the cookies cool, bake them in three batches of fifteen cookies. There you have it. But, what if we covered them in chocolate. Dark chocolate. Yes, I think so. Grab a button and dip the top in some of the melted candy. And you’ll end up with a bunch of cute chocolate-covered peanut butter buttons. Enjoy! Movie Award Season Recipes sponsored by Hyundai.

Learn the Martial Arts that inspired the Bending in Avatar All of the amazing martial arts action sequences you see in Avatar The Last Airbender were based on real life ancient martial arts that are still practiced today.” A fun past-time for many Avatar fans is to learn these Martial Arts themselves, whether it’s through books / dvds / or if you are lucky enough to find a dojo that can teach you these skills on a more personal basis, we have compiled a list of all of the Martial Arts found in Avatar: The Last Airbender coupled with options you have to enable learn those skills, Practicing Martial Arts is a fantastic way to exercise, build strength, build agility, strengthen confidence, and most importantly have fun! Waterbending – Inspired by Tai Chi Literally translated, Tai Chi Chuan means “Supreme Ultimate Fist”, and is practiced for Self Defense by turning opponents aggressive attacks against themselves. Learn Tai Chi / Waterbending Today! Earthbending -” Inspired by Hung Gar Click Here to Learn Earthbending / Hung Gar

Nutella crem til chokoladekagen Hvem elsker ikke Nutella. Stik snuden ned i bøtten og duften er himmelsk synes jeg Jeg er en af dem der kan finde på at tage Nutella på en ske og spise det rent! Pisk fløden i en skål . Og ja det er okay at slikke skålen ren ! Kagen som jeg har lavet er min mors chokolade kage som er på hjemmesiden. crem til chokoladekage Crepes of Wrath Bath and Body Recipes - Index - Bath and Body Recipes You Can Make at Home Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies Recipe-Martha Stewart Cookies Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Tuesday, 26th October 2010 Martha does it again with Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies, a simple cookie recipe that delivers flavour and texture in a big way. I can’t say that I am a big fan of gingerbread cookies but my kids love them! My favourite thing about baking gingerbread cookies is the sweet, spicy smell of ginger and cinnamon wafting throughout the house. Put away your rolling pin and cookie cutters! Rolling the cookies in sugar just prior to baking gives it a sweet crunch and a wonderful contrast to the moist, spicy interior. This is a sophisticated gingerbread cookie with a spicy zing that adults will love. If you would like a more typical recipe for gingerbread cookies, Laura from Got Chocolate shares her Chocolate Gingerbread Men Cookies and the perfect way to dress them up in cute boxes for gift giving. (from Martha Stewart, Cookies) Makes 2 Dozen Comments (26) Leave a Reply

Alternate Sleep Cycles Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat. Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout history. The other 4 are considered polyphasic sleep cycles due to the multiple number of naps they require each day. How is this possible? How is this healthy? Well the most important of every sleep cycle is the Stage 4 REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, which has been shown to provide the benefits of sleep to the brain above all other stages of sleep. This way, you still get the benefits of 8 hours of sleep without wasting all of the time it takes to get to REM cycles, resulting in a much more efficient sleep cycle. Uberman Cycle: 20 to 30 minute naps every 4 hours, resulting in 6 naps each day. Everyman Cycle: One longer “core” nap that is supplemented with several 20-30 minute naps. Dymaxion Cycle:

Verdens bedste kage | Tinadalbø Sidste lørdag holdt vi velkomstfest for sønnike der kom hjem efter et halvt år i Australien. Det skulle jo fejres med manér og da han selv er lidt af en gourmét (se hans nye hjemmeside her) så skulle råvarer og smagsindtryk selvfølgelig være toppen af poppen. Derfor fandt vi på en anden udgave af Verdens bedste kage. Denne udgave af Verdens bedste kage kom til at indeholde rutebiler, appelsiner og appelsinmarmelade. Opskrift på Verdens bedste kagetil 6 personer = en lagkage med tre bunde. 3 æg + 175 g sukker piskes let og luftigt. Udover grundopskriften – skal du pr. portion bruge det meste af et glas appelsinmarmelade og knap en pakke rutebiler + et par appelsiner til topping. Her kan du se alt jeg har skrevet om Verdens bedste kage… Velbekomme og dejlig fredag. Klik her og se alle mine blogindlæg med madopskrifter. Hvis du har været forbi min blog før, så er du nok stødt på den kage jeg kalder for “Verdens bedste kage” - som du kan se, har vi lavet den et par gange efterhånden.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Chocolate cake and I have had a very interesting romance. I started off with quite an intense dislike of chocolate cake. I KNOW. So this year for Regex Man's birthday I offered to do a chocolate cake even though he said it didn't have to be chocolate this year. I used David Lebovitz's devil's food cake recipe again, my new favourite chocolate cake since making it for my raspberry cupcakes when I launched the new site. Originally I was going to arrange the scoops of icing around the edge of the cake, but I realised I didn't have quite enough icing to do that so I ended up just doing a few of them in the middle. Mint Chocolate Chip Cake For the icing:280g (2.5 sticks) unsalted (or slightly salted) butter500g icing sugar (about 4 cups), sifted2-3 tsp peppermint essence, adjust to taste150g dark chocolate, very finely chopped or pulsed through a food processorgreen food colouringOptional: waffle ice cream cones to decorate Mix together the coffee and milk. Happy Birthday Regex Man!

100 Painless Ways to Cut Calories "Losing weight can be as simple as cutting out a meatball here and an egg roll there." ~~Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. REACHING YOUR FAT-LOSS GOALS may be easier than you think. To lose a pound of fat a month, all you need to do is cut 100 calories a day from your diet, assuming the intake and expenditure of all other calories remains the same. That's because a pound of body fat is equivalent to about 3,500 calories. So if you cut 100 calories a day for 31 days, you're cutting 3,100 calories--or about a pound. Wait...a pound a month? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100.

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies ***Last Friday night, Brad and I got an invite to an impromptu dinner party...What fun! We were both excited, and of course, I immediately started to think about what I could take along for dessert. I was in the mood for cookies, but not the same-ole', same-ole' variety. I wanted to try something new, but using the ingredients that I had on-hand was a necessity. A trip to the grocery store was not in the cards if I wanted to be on time. As soon as I found this recipe for Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies, my search was over. This recipe didn't disappoint...The cookies were indeed incredible. You'll LOVE these! Bon Appetit! Nutella Chocolate Chip CookiesSource: Kirbie's Cravings Food BlogIngredients:2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup butter (1 stick)1 cup sugar1/2 cup brown sugar2 eggs1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla1/4 cup Nutella1-1/2 cups chocolate chipsDirections:1.

Related:  OthercookiesCookies, Brownies, and BarsSweet courseFoodCookiesholiday