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Chocolate Banana Creamers

Calories: 74 calories

Ingredients: – 1 large (8-inch) ripe banana – 16 small wooden skewers (preferably two-prong design) – 3 ounces 72% dark bittersweet chocolate, chopped, or ¾ cup of dark chocolate chips

Preparation: Peel the banana and cut it crosswise into 16 slices; skewer each slice and place it on a waxed-paper-lined plate. Freeze for at least 1 hour Place the chocolate in a small saucepan. Cook over very low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the chocolate is almost completely melted. Remove the saucepan from the heat; stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Tip the saucepan to one side and dip each frozen banana slice in the chocolate so that it is completely covered. Scrape the bottom of the banana slice on the edge of the saucepan, letting the excess chocolate flow back into the saucepan. Place the chocolate-dipped banana slices back onto the waxed-paper-lined plate and freeze for at least 30 minutes before serving. Store in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Note: This recipe requires time to freeze, but the delayed gratification is well worth the wait!

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Post Halloween Party

So DH and I attended a super halloween party last night.  It was great.  There were so many awesome costumes!  We went as WWE superstars Randy Orton and Beth Phoenix.  We both got so many compliments!  The costume I remember most was Ozzy Osbourne.  This guy was SERIOUS.  He was screaming all night and sounded exactly like the  man himself … he was so real that the DJ played crazy train  in his honor.  LOL:, it was fabulous.  There was another great pimp-daddy one that really put on a great show. Top hat, rose colored glasses, tricked out suit and all the bling.  Couldn’t stop looking at this dude. He was fab.

There were 15 women dressed as nurses! PPL, come on! The theme was to dress as a celebrity.  I know, we’re all adults and we don’t have to follow that rule exactly….no one is uninvited just because they didn’t make an effort but it’s halloween! It’s not like it is a surprise and you didn’t know you were going to need to come up with a costume!  Still tho, we got a laugh out of it!   There were two couples dressed as Bonny & Clyde, one guy dressed as Mimi from the Drew Carey show (OMG.  more than I wanted to see), a husband and wife dressed as a cowboy and an indian, a chic dressed in lady gaga’s teal outfit with the 80’s shoulder pads and a long blonde wig and sunglasses (she was a little hottie and she could dance!) and several “flapper” girls.  We met some really great people.  Had a super time.

I made that drink I mentioned earlier, the dirty pirate.  AMAZING!  It almost tasted chocolatey. That was probably because I over poured the kahlua.  Hey..what?!? you can’t put too much kahlua !!  I didn’t drink too much but I did eat too much (some candy corn M&M stuff that was like freakin CRACK! I couldn’t stop eating it!)

I woke up feeling great (no hangovers, I was proud!) with more great memories!  My costume is in the closet now but, boy was that fun!

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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I got Schweddy Balls!

Found it!

 

Sorry it’s sideways!  I was excited to find Schweddy Balls ice cream here!  Of course, I had to buy it.  It’s quite good!  Those little malted milk rum balls are tasty.  I’ve only had a couple spoons of it so far and there is more vanilla ice cream than rum balls, but I’m not complaining.  Im always up for a new ice cream flavor.  I should start a series!  The best ice cream flavors!

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Spiral Designed Cookie

I found this picture on foodgawker.  It is fo a recipe called Kai Murukku which I am not interested in making, but have attached a link in case you are.  I liked the photo and thought I could try to arrange the dough for those homemade cheese crackers like this to serve.  Ive never seen such a design.

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in Food & Health, Mabon, Uncategorized, Yule

 

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Save the Schweddy Balls!

I LOVE rum balls.  This is great!  Ben & Jerry’s is famous for it’s catchy titles and far-out flavors.  Most of the world seems to think they’ve gone too far this time.  I never saw the SNL skit with Peter Scheddy the baker who would exclaim, “no one can resist my scweddy balls!”, but I LOVE a good ice cream and the title makes me laugh!  I say stop being so uptight and laugh out loud and eat more ice cream!  Christian/Family activists make me sick!  Don’t demand something be removed from the shelves you selfish idiots just because YOU don’t like it!  Maybe someone else does and could use the laugh!   I could understand it if it was something harmful, but it’s ice cream! Say no to drugs…say YES to Schweddy Balls! :))

If you’re worried about what to tell your kids (your young ones who wouldn’t have a clue) and you can’t tell them the truth, make up something like you do when they ask where they came from! ou know you did! When they’re old enough and if it’s still around, tell them then If you don’t, someone else’s mom will.

Isn’t this a crazy place! LOL  I hope I find some soon and I want it in a CONE. 🙂

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Thanksgiving

Now that Mabon has passed I have to celebrate Thanksgiving with the rest of my family.  I have my own solitary things that I do for each of my holidays but I have to participate in theirs as well.  SO that being said, I am thinking about preparing Mabon dishes for their Thanksgiving.  Should be easy to do. Fruits, grains, nuts, squashes, and meat (mutton is the traditional fare but I choose chicken beef or turkey. whichever I can come up with the best recipe for.)

Here are a few that are good:

Apples in Red Wine

A typical dessert to serve for Mabon, this dish includes both apples and wine, both traditional foods associated with the festivities.

Ingredients

  • 4 large Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 cups of red wine
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch

In a saucepan, place the cloves, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and wine, bringing to a boil. Add the apple slices and then reduce heat to a simmer for 1 hour. The apples should be nearly translucent when done. After the hour, remove the apples from the pan and place in a separate bowl. To the sauce pan, add the cornstarch. Continue to simmer the sauce until it thickens, about 3 minutes. Pour the sauce over the apples and serve. It is delicious topped with whipped cream or ice cream.

Read more at Suite101: Mabon Feast Ideas: Recipes to Celebrate the Second Harvest | Suite101.com http://jennifer-buchet.suite101.com/mabon-feast-ideas-a151382#ixzz1bLYjQ0GK

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Salem Witch Pudding
Recipe by Gerina Dunwich
4 eggs, separated
1-1/2 cups pumpkin puree
1 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup half-and-half
5 tablespoons rum
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon saltIn an electric mixer or large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. In a different bowl, beat the egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored. Combine the yolks with the remaining eight ingredients; mix together well; and then fold in the egg whites.Pour the pumpkin mixture into a buttered 1-quart souffle dish. Place it in a pan of hot water and bake in a 350-degree preheated oven for about 45 minutes. (This recipe yields 6 servings.)

(This “Salem Witch Pudding” recipe is from “The Wicca Spellbook: A Witch’s Collection of Wiccan Spells, Potions and Recipes” by Gerina Dunwich, p. 173, a Citadel Press Book, Carol Publishing Group, 1994)

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 Wild Rice with Apples and Walnuts
1 cup wild rice
2 cups water
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
Cook rice and oil in water for 50 minutes.

1 cup walnuts
1 rib of celery, chopped
4 chopped scallions
1 cup raisins
1 red apple, peeled and chopped, set aside in lemon water
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
Combine nuts, celery, onions, raisins, drained apple and lemon rind and set aside.

3 T. lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 t. salt
1/3 cup olive oil
pepper, to taste
Whisk together juice, salt and pepper, garlic and oil and add to cooked rice. Add fruit mixture to the rice (to which has been added oil, spices and juice) and mix well. May be served cold or heated.

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Sweet Potato Casserole
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and steamed until completely soft
3/4 cup orange juice
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tablespoons melted butter
2 T. sugar
1 1/2 Teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
Mix juice, eggs, sugar and spices and blend thoroughly with potatoes using an electric mixer. Spread into a greased 9″x13″ pan.

1/2 cup flour
1/4 c plus 2 T. brown sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 c. chopped butter
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and nuts until crumbly, spread on top of sweet potatoes and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2011 in Mabon, Uncategorized

 

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Spaghetti Cupcakes

THIS IS NOT MY RECIPE NOR MY IDEA!  PLEASE VISIT THE LINK BELOW TO WATCH HOW THIS IS DONE! IT’S SO COOL.  WHAT CAN YOU NOT DO WITH A CUPCAKE?
 
 
To make your own On Top of Spaghetti cupcakes, you’ll need the following:
12 vanilla cupcakes
1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
Yellow food coloring
1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
3/4 cup low sugar strawberry jam
12 to 16 chocolate doughnut holes
1 piece white chocolate

Here are Karen and Alan’s easy decorating steps:
1. Tint the vanilla frosting a semolina yellow with the yellow frosting and cocoa powder. Spoon the tinted frosting into a resealable bag.

2. Arrange the cupcakes close together on a serving platter. Snip a very small corner from the bag with the frosting. Pipe the frosting all over the cupcakes to cover completely, allowing the frosting to hang over the edge and look like spaghetti.

3. Spoon the strawberry jam in a medium bowl and stir to break up. Toss the doughnut holes with the strawberry jam. Spoon a doughnut hole and some of the jam on top of the spaghetti-covered cupcakes. Add some extra sauce and allow a doughnut hole to land on the serving platter.

……….MORE WHEN YOU VISIT THE ABOVE LINK.

Read more: http://www.kitchendaily.com/2010/06/21/on-top-of-spaghetti-cupcakes/#ixzz1bKX3w9tW

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2011 in Cheats, Uncategorized

 

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