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Clementine and Pomegranate Cake

Written by Eric Lanlard. Posted in Cakes,Pies,Cookies.

An incredible cake that is Gluten and Dairy freeThis is my alternative to a Christmas cake. It’s really stunning, with beautiful jewel-like pomegranate seeds that look like rubies. This is a very moist cake and uses whole fruits to ensure it is packed with festive flavours… it also happens to be gluten and dairy free!
Serves 12 | Preparation time: 25 minutes, plus cooling | Cooking time: 2–2½ hours
4 clementines or satsumas, unpeeled
1 cinnamon stick
oil, for greasing
6 large eggs

Eric Lanlard’s Afternoon Tea

Written by Eric LanLard,. Posted in COOKBOOKS.

Enjoy another Brand New Cookbook from Eric Lanlard "Afternoon Tea"90 recipes for sweet and savory afternoon tea treats, this book contains all the cakes, pastries, tarts, tea sandwiches and biscuits you could wish for– from Porcini and pancetta éclairs, Lemon and pepper macarons with smoked salmon, and Herby lobster rolls to Pistachio and rose scones, Gluten-free chocolate cake, and Black-bottom cheesecake squares. Eric also serves up

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Written by Brian Strauss. Posted in Cakes,Pies,Cookies.

Red Velvet Cheesecake recipeThis recipe combines the two bestsellers at Cake Boy – red velvet and cheesecake. It does require a little bit of effort, but it is worth it, as the reward is an amazing-looking tasty cake.
Serves 12 | Preparation time: 25 minutes, plus cooling and overnight chilling | Cooking time: 35–40 minutes
175g (6 oz) butter, softened, plus extra 
for greasing
150g (5½ oz) golden caster sugar
2 eggs
115g (4 oz) self-raising flour
40g (1½ oz) plain flour

BUTTERNUT SQUASH MINT ROSEMARY ALMOND

Written by brian. Posted in COOKBOOKS.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH MINT ROSEMARY ALMONDBIG FLAVORS from a Small Kitchen
Recipe from Big Flavor from a Small Kitchen
An eclectic mix of cooked and raw ingredients that finds butternut squash getting into bed with apples, mint, and grapes. Weird, but wonderful. Try it.

Serves 4 to 6

2 butternut squash
1/2 cup red rice, cooked and cooled
1/2 cup grape molasses
2 apples

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

Written by unknown. Posted in Cakes,Pies,Cookies.

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1 cup light brown sugar

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 large egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1-3/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder

1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream the butter with the sugars using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy (approximately 30 seconds)

Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract for another 30 seconds.

In a mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture at low speed for about 15 seconds. Stir in the espresso coffee powder and chocolate chips.

Using a 1 ounce scoop or a 2 tablespoon measure, drop cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon to spread out into a 2 inch circle. Bake for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned around the edges. Bake a little longer for a crispier cookie.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

 

We recommend tripling the recipe. These are the best cookies!

Changing The Conversation One Day At A Time

Written by LWM Staff. Posted in Family Health.

The Real Truths about Breast Cancer1. Over 2 ½ million women in the United States have a history of breast cancer.

2. About 40,000 women and 450 men die from breast cancer each year in the United States.

3. Breast cancer accounts for nearly a quarter of all cancers in women worldwide.

4. Men do get breast cancer.

5. The biggest risk factors

Christmas best Hot Chocolate

Written by unknown. Posted in Beverages.

Serendipity

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

This is the original Serendipity

frozen hot chocolate recipe.

*(with one change.)
6 oz. chopped semisweet chocolate
3 cups whole milk, divided
1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. your favorite powdered hot chocolate mix (we recommend, Lake Champlain, Hot Chocolate Mix)
3 Tbsp. sugar
6 cups ice cubes
top with whipped cream
*Place chopped chocolate and 1/4 cup of the milk in a microwave-safe container. Heat on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir. (If necessary, continue heating in 30-second increments until chocolate is melted.)
(Authentically, the melting process is done stove top)
Add hot chocolate mix and sugar. Stir. Slowly pour in 1/2 cup of the milk. Stir, and let cool to room temperature.Pour cooled chocolate mixture into blender. Add remaining milk and ice cubes. Puree until smooth. Top with whipped cream and serve immediately.
Makes 2 giant frozen hot chocolates.

Don’t Be Afraid To Be Your Own Advocate

Written by Heather Allen. Posted in Family Health.

Meet Heather Allen a Breast Cancer Survivor
"Women are taught to look for lumps, but my “lump” was better described as a firmness, more akin to superficial inflammation than an embedded lump.  Women are told to have a mammogram to investigate abnormalities, but radiologists told me that my abnormality looked normal on the screen.  Women are told to visit with a surgeon to inquire about a biopsy, but my first surgeon told me that a biopsy was not needed because I did not have cancer.  After 18 months with an undiagnosed firmness, and at my spouse’s urging, I made an appointment with a new surgeon who was willing to perform a biopsy.  Within two days of the biopsy I had the answer of IBC. If I hadn’t been so persistent in seeking a diagnosis, where would I be now?  I was my own best advocate toward getting the help I needed."
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