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

Chocolate Mousse Cups Recipe

  White Chocolate Mousse (Makes about 3 cups) 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 ¼ cups milk 3 large egg yolks 3 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons gelatin powder, softened in 3 Tbsp cold water 1 cup whipping cream Chocolate Cups 8-10 mini balloons 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 recipe White Chocolate Mouse, chilled raspberries or chocolate shavings, for garnish DIRECTIONS White Chocolate Mousse (Makes about 3 cups) 1. For the white chocolate mousse, place the white chocolate and butter in a medium bowl, with a strainer placed over it. Heat the milk … Continue reading Chocolate Mousse Cups Recipe

7 Quirky Weight-Loss Strategies That Really Work

1) Drinking Oil When The Shangri-La Diet author Seth Roberts, PhD, a professor of psychology, pioneered the role of “flavorless calories” in weight loss, everyone thought he was crazy. Roberts didn’t let that affect his research and now a decade later, his diet has quite the success rate. The Shangri-La Diet says you can lose weight by drinking 1-3 tablespoons of sugar water and/or 1-2 tablespoons of extra-light (not virgin) olive oil twice daily between meals. According to Roberts, the diet curbs your appetite and dramatically lowers your body’s “set point” (the weight at which it naturally wants to settle). … Continue reading 7 Quirky Weight-Loss Strategies That Really Work