Recipe: Chocolate Modeling Clay
6 oz. chocolate chips
5 teaspoons corn syrup
1 gallon size zip-top bag
Rolling pin, cookie cutters, plastic table knife
1. Melt the chocolate chips in the top half of a double boiler.Stir in the corn syrup.
2. Using a wide mouth jar as a stand, place the zip-top bag inside, making sure the top edges of the bag drape over the outside of the jar. Pour the melted chocolate into the bag and seal. Let it cool.
3. Knead until the chocolate is well mixed, smooth, and clings together. You may want to add a few drops of water for a softer consistency.
4. Use nonstick cooking spray to grease the counter, rolling pin, cookie cutters, and your hands. As you begin to work the clay, the warmth from the kneading will make dough smooth and satiny. Cut, shape and sculpt your Valentine creations.
5. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
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Planning Help: Meal One
It's nice when I find a meal where the foods compliment each other because it simplifies my life by knowing what to serve with what. Of course I don't have to stick to any one meal plan; I can mix and match the main dishes and sides, but a lot of the time I'm in a hurry and don't have a lot of time to think about it. I already have quite a few meals like this up my sleeve, but when I find a NEW one to add to my collection I get happy because it adds a little more variety to our meal choices.
Sauted Family Bean Curd
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Light Veal Recipes to Barbeque or to Broil
With everyone watching their weight and seeking out recipes that are low in fat and calories you may think that you have to give up some of your favorite dishes, but you can find many light veal recipes that you are sure to enjoy You will never be able to tell that these unique recipes are considered to be a light meal once you taste the savory dish. Low carb and barbeque can go together
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Gyokuro Cheesecake Recipe
This Gyokuro cheesecake makes an elegant dessert. Perfect for any occasion, and pretty easy to make. Gyokuro Cheesecake Ingredients 10 chocolate graham crackers 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup low-fat margerine, melted 3 pkgs. (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened 3 eggs, lightly beaten. 1 1/4 cups organic sugar 1/4 cup cocoa (unsweetened powder) 3 tablespoons organic flour 3/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt 1/4 cup gyokuro tea 1 teaspoon matcha powder non-stick cooking spray Preparation Break the graham crackers into pieces, place in a food processor and process to crumbs. Combine the graham cracker crumbs with the organic sugar and cocoa and mix well. Add the low-fat margerine and stir with a fork to moisten the crumbs. Spray a 9" springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. Press the mixture onto the bottom of the springform pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Adjust the oven temperature to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and eggs together. Add the organic sugar, cocoa powder and organic flour. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add the non-fat plain yogurt, gyokuro tea and matcha and mix well. Pour into the pan over the baked crust. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 250 and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. or until the cake is set in the center. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake remain in the oven for one hour. Remove from the oven and cool. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to release it from the pan. When the cake is completely cool, remove the side of the pan. Cake is best when chilled for at least 6 hours before serving.
Cool Snacks for a Hot Summer
Beat the heat with these cool summer treats!
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Almost every day I eat with my energy in mind, but I don't let that be the end of it. I take what I have learned about what works best for my body and take it one step further in order to connect with the changing seasons!
Dining With The Romans
Numerius was a slave and ate one meal a day consisting of gruelmade with cracked wheat.While Spurius a plebian purchased his meals from street vendors,food shops and taverns located nearlarge public buildings and bathhouses. Marius a patrician and amember of the Roman senate had the means and the influence toenjoy his meals that were cooked and served by slaves in one oftwo spacious dining areas within his home. Quintus a freedman lived in the country where he grew vegetables and raised somelivestock for an absentee owner. He and his family ate fresh produce, mashed beans, bacon and cheese that were cooked with fresh herbs, olive oil and salt.
Steamed Bread: Apricot-Date Nut Bread with Caramel Sauce
Steamed breads are so versatile. We love the outdoors and are always looking for interesting and different foods that we can cook while camping and steamed breads can be cooked as you lounge around the campfire. They make wonderful treats at home. And they make great emergency fare since you don't need an oven or even a range to cook these breads.
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Tired of the same old zucchini bread recipe and want to trysomething new? Here is a standard zucchini bread recipe inaddition to three variations your family is sure to love.
London Broil - Garlic
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Weight Loss Recipe: Apricot Chicken
Just because you are watching your weight, doesn't mean the whole family can't enjoy your health enhancing meals! The kids will love "Apricot Chicken" and you will love it because it is so low in calories and fat!
Handy Home-Prepared Mixes
Pre-packaged store-bought box mixes are expensive. Have you considered homemade alternatives? Made-from-scratch mixes are healthy, cost beneficial, store well, and taste great. Often times, you're paying for the packaging of commercial "convenience" foods and you don't have any control over the additives and preservatives they contain. When making your own mixes, you tailor the ingredients, so have control over the quality and quantity.
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An Individual Health Recipe to Enjoy
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Ok. I never thought that the day would come when I would sing the praises of a rice noodle. Let alone consider it a valid, gluten-free alternative to pasta. But I've come to understand and love the little blighters.
Sweet & Sour Pork (Gu Lao Rou)
Sweet & Sour Pork is the most well known Chinese food abroad. According to a Cantonese chef, the primitive or the authentic cooking method of the dish is to add Cantonese pickled vegetables. When cooking, simply sauté the pickled vegetables along with the deep fried pork. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to find Cantonese pickled vegetables, so here I'll be pleased to introduce everyone a Sweet & Sour Pork recipe without the pickled vegetables but still tastes as delicious.
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