December 16th, 2014
There are a number of different types of cookies and candy you and your family can enjoy for the holidays.
Many of you probably spend a lot of the holiday season with your family preparing meals, and more importantly desserts.
The Food Network has the 12 Days of Cookies or MarthaStewart.com has 54 different holiday cookies to choose from to keep you really busy.
If you would rather sit back next to the fire, you can order Old Fashion Hard Filled Christmas Candy. That should be just as delicious as any cookie you could ever make.
For those that want to adventure even a little further, you can order your own personalized holiday candy. Choose the special message and/or logo you want to include and enjoy chocolate mints or mints while your laughing and sharing stories with the family. You can get these candies either in personalized Fun Tubes, candy bags, or gift boxes.
Cookies or candy, whichever you choose…if not both…will be sure to fill your holidays with happiness and entertain your sweet tooth!
October 11th, 2014
Are you ready for all the kids running around dressed up in their costumes?!
Besides having personalized Halloween candy ready to give out to them, there are plenty of activities you can do with the family to get ready for the holiday.
You can find all kinds of Halloween crafts to create a fun filled night with the family.
If that’s not enough, you’ll want to make sure you have made your own scarecrow, ready to frieghten all the kids that come up to your house!
Have a fun filled Halloween!
September 8th, 2014
1. Is the wedding venue available on our wedding day?
Sounds like an obvious first question doesn’t it, but you really need to ask it first. There is no point visiting a potential wedding venue, falling in love with the idea of getting married there and not being able to make your dreams happen because another bride and groom got there first.
If you’ve already chosen your special date, then we suggest you telephone the wedding venue ahead of the visit and state you can only make that date, if they are already booked up then get back to the list and find another fantastic wedding venue.
2. How many guests can be seated for a meal at the wedding venue?
This is fairly crucial, you don’t want to book a wedding venue that have a seating area for 250 people if you’re only inviting 60 to a sit down meal.
In turn you also want to ensure your guests can sit comfortably without being crammed into a small venue, or even worse, being left to feel as if they’re shoved in at the back, and can barely see the top table. Once you’ve got a rough idea of how many wedding guests are being invited, you need to make sure your chosen wedding venue suits your requirements.
Request to see a sample seating plan, ask about whether they have round tables, maybe even ask to see photos of previous wedding meals and how the tables are laid out. This will give you a good indication of whether you can seat your wedding party and ensure everyone is happy.
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July 18th, 2014
Cooking With Chocolate
Good quality chocolate bars are fine for melting or finely chopping, but if you want big chunks or decorative shavings, buy a piece from large brick; specialty and many natural food stores sell chocolate like this. Chop with a chef’s knife on a cutting board. To make chocolate shavings, put the chocolate on a clean cloth and carefully pull the knife toward you. It might take a couple passes to get hang of it, but they’re surprisingly easy.
Be careful when you melt chocolate, because it scorches easily. First, chop the chocolate (pieces melt faster than big chunks). Then use a double boiler with your chocolate in the top layer and stir until melted. Or microwave the chocolate for a minute or two at the lowest setting; watch it like a hawk and interrupt to stir once or twice. Melting chocolate with liquids is trickier.
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