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Chocolate Tasting Techniques
First of all start with an empty stomach. This has never been too much of a stretch for me, I am always willing to sample chocolate before dinner. Next, have the chocolate at the recommended 66-77 °F. Finally allow the chocolate to sit in your mouth for a few moments. This will help to release the principal flavors and aromas. After the chocolate has set for a few moments chew it slightly to release the secondary aromas. Resting the chocolate against the roof of your mouth will allow all the flavors to be enjoyed.
Fun Fudgy Cookies
1 ½ Cups flour
Preheat oven to 375 °F
Combine flour and salt in a small bowl and set aside. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Remove from heat and cool.Beat together until smooth butter, sugar and eggs. Beat in melted Chocolate. Gradually add the flour and saltto the wet ingredients. Stir in nuts.
Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until slightly set.Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet then transfer to wire rack. Frost cookies while still warm.
1 oz semisweet chocolate, melted with cream
Mix vanilla in with cream and chocolate mixture. While this is still warm beat in powdered sugar. When smooth and stillwarm spread over cookies.
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Low Fat Banana Toasts
I love bananas for breakfast.
These recipes are wonderful and they are old family recpies. Armenian Baked Fish
I have always loved mac-n-cheese, and this variation is one of my favorites!
Weight Loss Recipe: Spicy Chicken Cacciatore
Just because you are watching your weight, doesn't mean the whole family can't enjoy your health enhancing meals! The kids will love "Spicy Chicken Cacciatore" and you will love it because it is so low in calories and fat!
New York Style Cheesecake Recipe
New York style cheesecake recipes are made with a combination of cream cheese and Italian cheese cakes made with ricotta cheese. In the early 1920's, this particular silky style of cream cheese was developed in the New York area.
Kalasan Fried Chicken (Indonesian Sweet Fried Chicken)
All-Wheat Superb Rolls
Note: The stone ground whole-wheat flour adds only 1.3 Teasps of flour to each roll (our of a total of 18 rolls). You only gain 6.2 grams of carb for the batch; each whole-wheat roll, based on a count of 18, has 3.1 grams of carb.
Cool Summer Gazpacho
This refreshing tomato soup is a great cool meal for those hot summer days. If you don't like your food spicy, you can leave out the jalapenos, if you like it spicier, just add a few drops of your favorite hot sauce. You can also try adding other vegetables as well. You can try adding some carrots or celery, or roast the tomatoes, onion, and garlic for an added dimension of flavor. Enjoy!
5-Minute Strawberry Jam
Nothing tastes better than fresh picked strawberries. For many people, making homemade jams and jellies conjures up memories of grandmother in the kitchen preparing bushels of fruit, stirring and straining, and sterilizing jars. Actually, nothing could be simpler.
Chicken Recipes That Everyone Enjoys!
Chicken recipes are a stable in many people's diets. Many of them are recipes we have made time and time again and others, are special recipes, maybe a favorite Christmas recipe or even a special fondue recipe using chicken. Americans consume more chicken then any other meat, but we still want new recipes to use!
Limes were originally grown in Asia,introduced by the Arab traders to the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa and then brought to Americas by the Spanish and Portuguese explorers. They are a great source of vitamin C and their zesty flavor refreshes the palate. On a hot day,a frozen lime cooler is a real thirst quencher.
Provence Steak Recipes
Want an international flair for your steaks? Try a Provence steak recipe. These are delicious steak recipes that anyone will enjoy if they like meat at all. You will enjoy serving these wonderful dishes to any dinner guests and surprising your in-laws with a real treat.
Weight Loss Recipe: Turkey Tomato Wrap
Are you struggling to lose or maintain your weight? Then this recipe can help you along the journey. Long term weight loss isn't about hunger, misery and crash dieting. It's a whole new way of learning to prepare nutritious food that your body needs and enjoys. This recipe is one of a range of hunger fighting, low fat recipes to assist you keep your weight under control.
Dining With The Romans
Numerius was a slave and ate one meal a day consisting of gruelmade with cracked wheat.While Spurius a plebian purchased his meals from street vendors,food shops and taverns located nearlarge public buildings and bathhouses. Marius a patrician and amember of the Roman senate had the means and the influence toenjoy his meals that were cooked and served by slaves in one oftwo spacious dining areas within his home. Quintus a freedman lived in the country where he grew vegetables and raised somelivestock for an absentee owner. He and his family ate fresh produce, mashed beans, bacon and cheese that were cooked with fresh herbs, olive oil and salt.
Looking for a Great Italian Meatball Recipe?
Looking for a great Italian meatball recipe? Wrap your lips around this one.
Apples of Love
If the Spanish conquistadors had known what they were onto when they brought tomatoes to the old world in the sixteenth century, they wouldn't have spent the rest of their careers searching for gold, because they had already found it. If any of them had any prescience at all, they would have simply opened a canning facility somewhere in the vicinity of Mount Vesuvius, and begun mining the gold that became known as pomodòri 'golden apples'.
Rib-Eye Steak with Mushrooms and Bleu Cheese
This is a mouth watering steak. Every time I serve this in the restaurant the customers rave. The best part, it's so simple you can make it at home for the family.
The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Experience
Just about everyone loves freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Many of us have fond memories from our childhoods of the aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies filling up the house. Our eager little eyes anxiously awaiting their arrival from oven to countertop.
Weight Loss Recipe: Fish In Orange Sauce
Lean protein is your diet is essential to weight loss and weight maintenance. Fish is an excellent source of lean protein as it is lower in fat that red meats.
The Secret To Making Perfect Chili Fit For A King
Every autumn my thoughts turn to making chili. The garden is about done. The freezer is full of veggies. All the canning is done, and winter is coming. Just before winter hits, the price of beef drops as cattlemen sell off any remaining stock that they don't want to "winter over". It is the perfect time to stock the freezer with homemade chili.
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