Chocolate Covered Strawberries

PREP15 mins READY IN 15 mins Recipe by Kitten “This is the simplest version of chocolate covered strawberries I know. Paraffin was originally used instead of shortening. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert by the toothpicks into a piece of styrofoam for easy cooling, or simply place them on a sheet of wax paper. White chocolate may be drizzled over the milk chocolate for a fancier look. They are perfect for weddings when decorated with frosting bow ties, bells, butterflies, roses, etc.” Ingredients Original recipe makes 3 cups 16 ounces milk chocolate chips 2 tablespoons shortening 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves Directions In a double boiler, melt … Continue reading Chocolate Covered Strawberries

7 EASY RECIPES TO TRY WHEN YOU’RE SINGLE

7 Easy Recipes to Try When You're Single ...

I don’t know about you, I want easy recipes to try when I’m single. Not to say that I don’t love watching a great food related movie (Eat, Pray, Love or Under the Tuscan Sun, to name a couple) that don’t totally transport me to somewhere my palate wants to be and instantly get inspired but sometimes simple is the way to go. Whether you’re in a rush or looking to stretch your culinary muscles, here are seven easy recipes to try when you’re single. Continue reading “7 EASY RECIPES TO TRY WHEN YOU’RE SINGLE”

Foods That Trim You Down Naturally

With 2014 finally here, many people will be on a huge health kick, looking for all the best foods that trim down your body. It’s easy to want a quick fix solution to trimming down, but if you want to know a secret, most of us make it way too hard. Trimming down the natural and healthy way is really quite simple, and more so than you think. To trim down the easy way, and actually not go hungry or suffer from poor nutrition, all we need to do is choose a larger amount of simple, healthy foods. All the foods below will naturally help you drop pounds the way your body prefers and was meant to do. Try just filling your plate with these foods that trim down your body each day, and in no time you’ll slim down the natural and smart way, without going hungry or feel like you’re dieting. Better yet, pair as many of them together as possible for meals and snacks, and have fun coming up with new combinations!

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7 Snacks for Healthy Skin

7 Snacks for Healthy Skin ...

Snacks for healthy skin can be just as helpful as all those lotions and potions that you purchase to combat aging. You can use an expensive wrinkle cream, but you’re doing your skin no favors if you eat a lot of sugar and processed foods. Chowing down on healthier foods also has benefits for the rest of your body, including your hair, nails, and waistline. So put down those potato chips and cookies and munch on these snacks for healthy skin instead:

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ENSSARO Ethiopian Restaurant

Located in the historic Adams Point District next to Lake Merritt, the friendly Enssarro restaurant family will welcome you to the warm embrace of classic Ethiopian cuisine. Many ingredients and spices are brought directly from the town of Enssaro in Ethiopia providing the adventurous diner with a unique flavors not experienced anywhere else. Take a look at the Enssaro Menu 366 Grand Ave. — Oakland, CA 94610 Closed Tuesdays Sun, Mon, Wed & Thu     11:30 AM – 10 PM Fri & Sat 11:30 AM – 11 PM (510) 238-9050 Continue reading ENSSARO Ethiopian Restaurant

Thunder Valley Casino “all you can eat” Buffet

 SOUTH MEETS EAST January 5 – February 27, 2014 Experience taste sensations from two corners of the world – Asia and the southern region of the U.S. Spices are nice, from New Orleans to Shanghai, and you’ll savor it all in the New Year! Sunday – Thursday 4pm-9pm Adults: $15.49, Children 5 to 12: $8.99, Children under 5 are free CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH Sundays: 9AM to 2:30PM Adults: $16.99, Children 5 to 12: $11.99, Children under 5 are free BRUNCH  Breakfast and lunch – that’s what makes a fine brunch! Savor an abundant selection of cuisines from around the world. Monday – … Continue reading Thunder Valley Casino “all you can eat” Buffet

Mini Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

Mini Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups Ingredients 8 lasagna noodles, cooked 1 (10 ounce) package Green Giant frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings if salt and pepper, desired 1 (15 ounce) can Muir Glen organic pizza sauce 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, and Italian seasonings. Add salt and pepper if desired. Pat noodles dry with a paper towel and lay them on parchment or wax … Continue reading Mini Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

Cuban Potato Balls

Ingredients: 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 tablespoon warm milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 tablespoon water 1 cup dry bread crumbs 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound ground sirloin 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped 2 small green bell peppers, finely chopped (about 1 cup) 2 small red bell peppers, finely chopped (about 1 cup) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon worchestire sauce 1 lime, juiced vegetable oil for frying Preparation: Boil the peeled … Continue reading Cuban Potato Balls