Tips on Chocolate for Baking

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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Birthday Party Ideas for Kids Ages Between 2 and 12

July 8th, 2014



Video of How is Chocolate is Made – From the Discovery Channel

June 25th, 2014



How to Choose a Fantastic Father’s Day Gift

May 15th, 2014

Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, choosing a fantastic Father’s Day gift is probably much easier than you may think. You simply need to choose something that is useful, stylish, and personal. Remember to consider your Father’s personality as well as his hobbies and interests. Men are typically difficult to buy for. Most men don’t like to shop for themselves. That said, if they really want something, they will usually just go out and buy it and not wait to receive it as a gift.

The Tradition of Father’s Day

Father’s Day is an American holiday celebrated to honor fathers. This tradition honors the bond between father and child with cards, gifts, and special mementos. When you were very young, your Father’s Day gifts were most likely chosen by your mother and consisted of a card or a simple gift such as a tie. As you grew older, you probably added your own touch to the gifts, signing the cards in your own childish handwriting or choosing the color of the tie. During your school years, you probably made gifts of art projects crafted by your own hands which your father accepted with love and admiration. Now, though you want to give your father something he will cherish, not only because it is from you but because it is a gift worth giving as well. Luckily, finding such a gift is easy to do.
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Wedding Dress Tips – What You Should Consider

May 7th, 2014

Wedding Dress TipsAre you about to get married? For most women, this is the day that they’ve been planning for since they were young girls. If you feel the same, then it’s understandable why you’re out seeking advice, help and support to make your dream wedding a reality.

Let’s face it. When it comes to wedding dress, most men just can’t seem to understand the importance of picking the perfect wedding dress. True, you’re only going to be wearing that gown once in your life, and your groom may still feel the inclination to tie the knot even if you showed up dressed in a potato sack, but you very well know that one of the most important days of your life merits an exceptionally special dress.

Top Tips to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress

There are so many wedding details that you need to take care of, but it’s equally important that you take the time to find the perfect wedding gown for you. To help you out, we’ve come up with a list of wedding dress tips for how you can look your best on your wedding day.

Tip 1: Is constantly going to your groom for tips getting you down? Find a female friend or relative who will gladly accompany you on your trips to the bridal shop.

Unless your groom is female fashion-savvy, he’s not going to be much help when you ask him about the perfect wedding dress collar or neckline for you. Find a female companion or companions that you trust enough for second and third opinions.

Tip 2: Set a budget, and try to follow it.

Wedding dress budgets are hardly ever exact. You may need to spend more or you might end up spending less than you expected. The point is having a budget in mind can help you control the urge to splurge on your very special dress. Try your hardest to follow your dress budget, and pray that you find a great wedding dress bargain that will make your groom proud.
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How to make Easter Egg Art!

April 7th, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes – How to Make Chocolate Beer Cupcakes

March 17th, 2014

Personalized Candy for Almost Any Occasion

February 18th, 2014

Candy is fun…personalized candy makes it even better!

There are many different types of occasions that candy is perfectly suited for; holidays, birthdays, weddings and more.

Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are immensely popular for that special day. Candy wedding favors can be personalized to have the name of the couple getting married on one side with the date on the other side. Candy wedding favors are less expensive that some other types of favors, and the people that you invite are sure to enjoy the candy.
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How To Make Chocolate Lollipops

January 20th, 2014

Cookies and Candy for the Holidays

December 16th, 2013

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!