Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Check out Jared's eclectic music here!
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Now wipe the drool off of your keyboard and carry on with whatever you were doing...if you would rather drool some more just ask for the recipes!
Quotes of the night:
"Poor people eat carbs... man it's good to be poor." (said with a mouth full of bread and chocolate)
Carrie: "I'm not colorblind am I?" Her favorite line from the Royal Tenenbaums.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
1 egg white, beaten until frothy
2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 drops green food coloring
3 to 5 drops of Peppermint extract
Ghirardelli semisweet chocolate chips
Beat egg white until frothy, add coloring and extract, sift in powdered sugar until the consistency of play-doh, if it's too dry add a little more egg white, if too sticky then add a little more sugar. Once a dough, taste to see if it's minty enough, sometimes more extract is needed but the taste shouldn't be overpowering. Break off teaspoon size chunks and roll into balls then immediately stamp them down on a clean cookie sheet with a fork. They should be smooth, if large cracks appear then the mix may be a little too dry.
Let creams sit in the fridge for an hour to firm up. Usually I use a small 1cup measuring cup with a copper bottom over medium low heat to melt the chocolate, I use Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips, about a third to a half of the bag. It is a smooth consistency and does not turn frosty or filmy when cooled--it maintains that rich color. Twist creams off of the sheet and dip half way in chocolate then let cool and set on a foil covered tray. When finished lick spoon and measuring cup clean of chocolate (hey why waste it!)
Store in fridge until ready to serve. Mmmmm.....
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Recently I have found something else to geek out about! TRON. I must confess I never saw the original, only the trailer, but the new movie sucked me in. Oh Daft Punk, you turn me on, and I never want to turn off. Though the story was not all that complex, the art direction, FX, wardrobe and music hit the nail on the 80s revamp head. A actually got goosebumps as the Daft Punk theme score swelled. My cousin Lauren and I watched the armory scene and soon relayed to each other that we wished we could wear shoes like that in realy life. Well guess what Disney is coming out with its own line of TRON accessories! The cuff and ring actually light up! But I can't afford them, instead I will probably find a way to make my own.
Oh and check out these kickbutt wedges complete with LED lights by Edmundo Castillo, again, out of my price range (4 figures!) and only at Saks, but how cool are they?!