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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!

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.

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

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."

The Journey To Becoming A Survivor Instructor

Written by Melisa Wilson. Posted in Health.

Breast Cancer Survivor Melisa WilsonMy name is Melisa Wilson and I am 38 years old. I have been married to my best friend for 15 years, Joshua. Together we have a wonderful 4 year old son, who is a miracle. In late 2011, our son was born premature at 23 weeks, weighing just 1.4 lbs. and only 11 inches long. The hospital would be his home for the next four almost five months. When he finally came home, he weighed 6 lbs. 6 ounces. He continues to do remarkabley well; thanks to prayers, lots of love, outstanding medical care and extremely supportive family and friends.
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