How to Soften Butter Quickly: Not with a microwave which may over soften or cause melting, but roll it between sheets of wax paper for by jenna
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jenna How to Soften Butter Quickly: Not with a microwave which may over soften or cause melting, but roll it between sheets of wax paper for
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How to Soften Butter Quickly: Not with a microwave which may over soften or cause melting, but roll it between sheets of wax paper for perfectly pliable butter. by jenna
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jenna How to Soften Butter Quickly: Not with a microwave which may over soften or cause melting, but roll it between sheets of wax paper for perfectly pliable butter.
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How to Soften Butter Quickly: Not with a microwave which may over soften or cause melting, but roll it between sheets of wax paper for by amykade
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amykade How to Soften Butter Quickly: Not with a microwave which may over soften or cause melting, but roll it between sheets of wax paper for
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How to Soften Butter Quickly {Without Using The Microwave} by jenna
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jenna How to Soften Butter Quickly {Without Using The Microwave}
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Keto ZERO CARB TACO SHELLS!  Simple, crunchy and delicious!  Just take a slice of Sargento Provolone cheese, place it on parchment paper and microwave for 55 seconds, or until completely brown but not burned.  Quickly fold it over knife handle to create the taco shape.  Hold 30 seconds.  That's it! by elsa
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elsa Keto ZERO CARB TACO SHELLS! Simple, crunchy and delicious! Just take a slice of Sargento Provolone cheese, place it on parchment paper and microwave for 55 seconds, or until completely brown but not burned. Quickly fold it over knife handle to create the taco shape. Hold 30 seconds. That's it!
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Tip: How to Soften Butter Quickly by corinne
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corinne Tip: How to Soften Butter Quickly
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Get a bag of caramels and a bag of little tootsie rolls. Pop them in the microwave for 8 seconds (just enough to soften but not melt) then roll them up and shape into acorns.... by diane.smith
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diane.smith Get a bag of caramels and a bag of little tootsie rolls. Pop them in the microwave for 8 seconds (just enough to soften but not melt) then roll them up and shape into acorns....
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How to soften butter quickly - for all those recipes that call for room temp butter!! by corinne
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corinne How to soften butter quickly - for all those recipes that call for room temp butter!!
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How to transfer - roll out clay sheet - draw or print a pattern - transfer it to raw clay using usual methods. Half bake the sheet of clay so it's still soft but not raw then go over lines with tools - rebake fully, sand burrs or carve more, voila - pattern sheet!! by concepcion
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concepcion How to transfer - roll out clay sheet - draw or print a pattern - transfer it to raw clay using usual methods. Half bake the sheet of clay so it's still soft but not raw then go over lines with tools - rebake fully, sand burrs or carve more, voila - pattern sheet!!
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Layered fiesta rice salad - how fun would this be for a girl's luncheon or bridal shower or baby shower or whatever!! (but something with girls cause guys would just not appreciate it!) by sirkkary
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sirkkary Layered fiesta rice salad - how fun would this be for a girl's luncheon or bridal shower or baby shower or whatever!! (but something with girls cause guys would just not appreciate it!)
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How to perfectly line up fondant stripes: use wax paper, grease them up lightly with Crisco so the stripes stick on it and begin laying out the pattern. Cut of excess or use template to cut out a design, then flip the wax paper over onto the cake and peel it off. by charmaine
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charmaine How to perfectly line up fondant stripes: use wax paper, grease them up lightly with Crisco so the stripes stick on it and begin laying out the pattern. Cut of excess or use template to cut out a design, then flip the wax paper over onto the cake and peel it off.
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tissue paper ironed between two sheets of wax paper great wrapping for baked goods by marina
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marina tissue paper ironed between two sheets of wax paper great wrapping for baked goods
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Tip: Tissue paper ironed between 2 sheets of wax paper = wrapping for food gifts by marina
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marina Tip: Tissue paper ironed between 2 sheets of wax paper = wrapping for food gifts
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Tissue paper ironed between 2 sheets of wax paper - nice wrapping for giving away baked goods by marina
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marina Tissue paper ironed between 2 sheets of wax paper - nice wrapping for giving away baked goods
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Tissue paper ironed between 2 sheets of wax paper... could be used for any Holiday by elylindalou
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elylindalou Tissue paper ironed between 2 sheets of wax paper... could be used for any Holiday
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Pastry Crust: Take a quarter of a Peck of dry'd Flour, rub a Pound of Butter well into it, then put to it half a Pint of Milk, a quarter of a Pint of Brandy, and a Spoonful and half of Ale Yeast; mix these into your Flour, and, if it be not wet enough, add more Milk: break and beat it with a Rolling-pin, but do not knead it; make it very light, and take care it does not curdle, which you may prevent by mingling a little and a little at a time. by dolores
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dolores Pastry Crust: Take a quarter of a Peck of dry'd Flour, rub a Pound of Butter well into it, then put to it half a Pint of Milk, a quarter of a Pint of Brandy, and a Spoonful and half of Ale Yeast; mix these into your Flour, and, if it be not wet enough, add more Milk: break and beat it with a Rolling-pin, but do not knead it; make it very light, and take care it does not curdle, which you may prevent by mingling a little and a little at a time.
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3 Ways to Soften Butter Quickly & Easily by corinne
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corinne 3 Ways to Soften Butter Quickly & Easily
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How to make Butter in your Blender and how those nice restaurants make that nice crusty bread. Take your loaf of french bread, or whatever is your fave, and quickly run it under cold water. Don’t SOAK it, but make sure all of it is wet. Then place it in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. It will come out crispy on the outside and warm and soft on the inside! by lydia
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lydia How to make Butter in your Blender and how those nice restaurants make that nice crusty bread. Take your loaf of french bread, or whatever is your fave, and quickly run it under cold water. Don’t SOAK it, but make sure all of it is wet. Then place it in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. It will come out crispy on the outside and warm and soft on the inside!
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Eating disorders are a serious condition in which a person’s life starts to revolve around weight and food. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder are the main types of eating disorders which can not only cause dramatic weight fluctuation or hamper day-to-day life, but can also cause serious health problems. If a person eats too little, it is termed as restrictive eating, and if a person eats too much it is known as binge by cheri
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cheri Eating disorders are a serious condition in which a person’s life starts to revolve around weight and food. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder are the main types of eating disorders which can not only cause dramatic weight fluctuation or hamper day-to-day life, but can also cause serious health problems. If a person eats too little, it is termed as restrictive eating, and if a person eats too much it is known as binge
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This is a traditional treat brought over from Italy which is made for the celebration of Easter. I have fond memories of my mother making this each year. I dont know how to describe this tasty treat. Its not a cake nor is it a cookie. Its somewhere in between. All I know is that I like it, its delicious and I enjoy it very much Please feel free to alter this recipe in any way. For instance, some people prefer almond flavoring instead anise. Whatever suggestions or changes you make in either the by lois
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lois This is a traditional treat brought over from Italy which is made for the celebration of Easter. I have fond memories of my mother making this each year. I dont know how to describe this tasty treat. Its not a cake nor is it a cookie. Its somewhere in between. All I know is that I like it, its delicious and I enjoy it very much Please feel free to alter this recipe in any way. For instance, some people prefer almond flavoring instead anise. Whatever suggestions or changes you make in either the
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I apologize! I said I would post a recipe yesterday BUT I had no power  starting Friday night through Saturday night so that made things kind of  difficult... Hopefully these granola bars can make up for my tardiness!  When I was a kid, I used to inhale those Quaker Chewy Granola Bars. My mom  would always have to stop me before I ate the whole box… I mean, they are  pretty much like “healthy” candy bars or at least they used to be. So once  I got started eating them, it was game over for those babies. I was an  all-or-nothing type of kid when it came to eating. I’d either eat  everything in the pantry (i.e., every piece of chocolate I could find) or  refuse to eat for days, especially when they tried to feed me squash (which  I surprisingly now LOVE). Unfortunately, this trait has kind of stayed with  me into my adult life, which is why I’m glad these granola bars are not  like candy bars! I can eat as many as I want! Though, I’m not going to lie…  The second bar I ate after making these may or may not have been smothered  in peanut butter with a few dark chocolate chips sprinkled on top (...  hello candy granola bar). I highly recommend trying that if you make these…  Normally, one would use all oats for the base ingredient when making  granola bars. However, I found that substituting some crushed rice chex  cereal for oats was fantastic, not only for texture but calories too! These  bars are low calorie and dairy free. I love swapping out butter for  unsweetened applesauce when baking! Applesauce is a great substitute for  butter and/or oils. Same goes for bananas (I have a recipe for you next  week demonstrating this). Yay for healthy snacks!  Rice Chex Granola Bars printable recipe  Yield: 16 granola bars  Calories: 95 calories per bar  Total Time: about 5 hours (prep time only 15 minutes)    Ingredients:  - 4 cups rice chex cereal, crushed (this should be about 2 cups crushed)  - 2 cups quick oats  - 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce  - 1 tsp vanilla extract  - 3 tbsp raw honey  - 2 tbsp PB2 + 1 tbsp water (or 2 tbsp normal creamy peanut butter - this  will add extra calories)  - optional: brown sugar (for sprinkling - I used about one tbsp)    Directions:  1. Crush rice chex cereal in a large bowl using your hands until only small  pieces remain. It’s okay if a few larger pieces remain but you want the  bulk of it to be small pieces.  2. Add oats to the bowl with crushed rice chex and stir to combine.  3. Prepare peanut butter by mixing PB2 with water in a small bowl until  creamy (skip this step if using normal peanut butter).  4. Combine applesauce, vanilla, honey and peanut butter in a medium  saucepan. Cook over low heat until ingredients are melted together and  creamy/gooey, about 5-10 minutes.  5. Pour warm gooey applesauce mixture from step 4 over the chex oat mixture  and stir until dry ingredients are completely intertwined with wet  ingredients (well combined).  6. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour mixture from step 5  into the dish and smooth out using a spatula until mixture completely fills  the dish. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top then push it into the bars  using your fingertips. Refrigerate for about 5 hours to allow granola bars  to harden.  7. Once hardened, remove from fridge, slice into 16 bars and enjoy!  Note: I stored my granola bars in the fridge. I recommend doing the same!  Mine stayed fresh for about one week.  The recipe is very simple and you can definitely add your own flare to it  like dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc... The possibilities are  endless! I wanted to start with a bare minimum granola bar so I can always  add whatever I’m craving that day to it. What you would add to make these  granola bars better?! Tell me your thoughts! Happy Sunday!  - A by Happy_chibi_dragon
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Happy_chibi_dragon I apologize! I said I would post a recipe yesterday BUT I had no power starting Friday night through Saturday night so that made things kind of difficult... Hopefully these granola bars can make up for my tardiness! When I was a kid, I used to inhale those Quaker Chewy Granola Bars. My mom would always have to stop me before I ate the whole box… I mean, they are pretty much like “healthy” candy bars or at least they used to be. So once I got started eating them, it was game over for those babies. I was an all-or-nothing type of kid when it came to eating. I’d either eat everything in the pantry (i.e., every piece of chocolate I could find) or refuse to eat for days, especially when they tried to feed me squash (which I surprisingly now LOVE). Unfortunately, this trait has kind of stayed with me into my adult life, which is why I’m glad these granola bars are not like candy bars! I can eat as many as I want! Though, I’m not going to lie… The second bar I ate after making these may or may not have been smothered in peanut butter with a few dark chocolate chips sprinkled on top (... hello candy granola bar). I highly recommend trying that if you make these… Normally, one would use all oats for the base ingredient when making granola bars. However, I found that substituting some crushed rice chex cereal for oats was fantastic, not only for texture but calories too! These bars are low calorie and dairy free. I love swapping out butter for unsweetened applesauce when baking! Applesauce is a great substitute for butter and/or oils. Same goes for bananas (I have a recipe for you next week demonstrating this). Yay for healthy snacks! Rice Chex Granola Bars printable recipe Yield: 16 granola bars Calories: 95 calories per bar Total Time: about 5 hours (prep time only 15 minutes) Ingredients: - 4 cups rice chex cereal, crushed (this should be about 2 cups crushed) - 2 cups quick oats - 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce - 1 tsp vanilla extract - 3 tbsp raw honey - 2 tbsp PB2 + 1 tbsp water (or 2 tbsp normal creamy peanut butter - this will add extra calories) - optional: brown sugar (for sprinkling - I used about one tbsp) Directions: 1. Crush rice chex cereal in a large bowl using your hands until only small pieces remain. It’s okay if a few larger pieces remain but you want the bulk of it to be small pieces. 2. Add oats to the bowl with crushed rice chex and stir to combine. 3. Prepare peanut butter by mixing PB2 with water in a small bowl until creamy (skip this step if using normal peanut butter). 4. Combine applesauce, vanilla, honey and peanut butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat until ingredients are melted together and creamy/gooey, about 5-10 minutes. 5. Pour warm gooey applesauce mixture from step 4 over the chex oat mixture and stir until dry ingredients are completely intertwined with wet ingredients (well combined). 6. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour mixture from step 5 into the dish and smooth out using a spatula until mixture completely fills the dish. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top then push it into the bars using your fingertips. Refrigerate for about 5 hours to allow granola bars to harden. 7. Once hardened, remove from fridge, slice into 16 bars and enjoy! Note: I stored my granola bars in the fridge. I recommend doing the same! Mine stayed fresh for about one week. The recipe is very simple and you can definitely add your own flare to it like dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc... The possibilities are endless! I wanted to start with a bare minimum granola bar so I can always add whatever I’m craving that day to it. What you would add to make these granola bars better?! Tell me your thoughts! Happy Sunday! - A
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How to make an ice cream cake. This chart is missing three key pieces of information: 1) mix crushed cookies with melted butter 2) soften ice cream before trying to spread it 3) freeze individual layers for 15 minutes in between steps. by maryfenn
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maryfenn How to make an ice cream cake. This chart is missing three key pieces of information: 1) mix crushed cookies with melted butter 2) soften ice cream before trying to spread it 3) freeze individual layers for 15 minutes in between steps.
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Rose decoration can be made with a Wilton writting decorating tip .You squeeze them onto wax paper & let them dry , peel off carefully not to break them . Use royal icing or melting chocolate . by gardenboy
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gardenboy Rose decoration can be made with a Wilton writting decorating tip .You squeeze them onto wax paper & let them dry , peel off carefully not to break them . Use royal icing or melting chocolate .
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BRASS HARDWARE TUTORIAL  Over the last year, I’ve also narrowed down two great substitutes for faking the patina with other hardware that you want to give a golden glow.  If you’re curious how to tell the difference between real brass and brass plate, how to polish unlacquered brass, or how to fake the look of antique brass hardware, here’s how I do it. by tabatha
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tabatha BRASS HARDWARE TUTORIAL Over the last year, I’ve also narrowed down two great substitutes for faking the patina with other hardware that you want to give a golden glow. If you’re curious how to tell the difference between real brass and brass plate, how to polish unlacquered brass, or how to fake the look of antique brass hardware, here’s how I do it.
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Mathematics may not teach us how to add love or minus hate.  But it gives us every reason to hope that every problem has a solution. by consuelo
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consuelo Mathematics may not teach us how to add love or minus hate. But it gives us every reason to hope that every problem has a solution.
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Okay, not like the cinema, but I like it even more. The couch, big enough for tons of people and it looks comfortable enough to sleep on, hopefully that will not cause a problem. The screen, huge and close to the couch, which I find wonderful. Perfect home theater for me, I would absolutely LOVE having this in my home. by andrea
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andrea Okay, not like the cinema, but I like it even more. The couch, big enough for tons of people and it looks comfortable enough to sleep on, hopefully that will not cause a problem. The screen, huge and close to the couch, which I find wonderful. Perfect home theater for me, I would absolutely LOVE having this in my home.
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When a woman mourned for her husband in the 1860’s, she spent a year in morning. Little or no social activities: no parties, , no outings, no visitors, and a wardrobe that consisted of nothing but black. The following year, she is allowed to wear a shorter veil and adorn her gown with black trimmings. During the  final 6 months of her mourning period, which can extend to 5 years, she may wear lavender or gray. It was not unusual for a widow to dress in mourning attire for the rest of her life. by tara
tara
tara When a woman mourned for her husband in the 1860’s, she spent a year in morning. Little or no social activities: no parties, , no outings, no visitors, and a wardrobe that consisted of nothing but black. The following year, she is allowed to wear a shorter veil and adorn her gown with black trimmings. During the final 6 months of her mourning period, which can extend to 5 years, she may wear lavender or gray. It was not unusual for a widow to dress in mourning attire for the rest of her life.
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genius for a small apartment space...which I'm glad not to have to deal with for now, but may again, at some point! by proteamundi
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proteamundi genius for a small apartment space...which I'm glad not to have to deal with for now, but may again, at some point!
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I'm not a fan of TVs over fireplaces but if I had to do it, this may be the only way I'd kinda like it. by pingan
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pingan I'm not a fan of TVs over fireplaces but if I had to do it, this may be the only way I'd kinda like it.
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Photo: PEANUT BUTTER BUCKEYE PRETZEL BITES 1 cup creamy peanut butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 Tbs softened butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar minature pretzels 1 bag of chocolate chips or Merkins Choc. wafers Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. In mixing bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until combined. Add sugars and mix well. You should be able to roll mixture into small balls without sticking to your hands. If needed, add more powdered sugar until it is easy to roll. Take ea by juliette
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juliette Photo: PEANUT BUTTER BUCKEYE PRETZEL BITES 1 cup creamy peanut butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 Tbs softened butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar minature pretzels 1 bag of chocolate chips or Merkins Choc. wafers Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. In mixing bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until combined. Add sugars and mix well. You should be able to roll mixture into small balls without sticking to your hands. If needed, add more powdered sugar until it is easy to roll. Take ea
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Loui Jover is one of my favorite artists. I find it hard not to like how he is able to create sadness with his darker paintings, and the downward dropping of the paint, as if its melting off the surface.... Genius. It creates a moment, not just a physical movement but an emotional one. Saatchi Online Artist: Loui Jover; Pen and Ink, Drawing "rain" by velma
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velma Loui Jover is one of my favorite artists. I find it hard not to like how he is able to create sadness with his darker paintings, and the downward dropping of the paint, as if its melting off the surface.... Genius. It creates a moment, not just a physical movement but an emotional one. Saatchi Online Artist: Loui Jover; Pen and Ink, Drawing "rain"
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