There are an estimated 40 calendars that are currently used world wide. However the most common calendar, which marks the new year this week, is the Gregorian calendar. Which was implemented in 1582 by skipping 10 days in October that year.
1 stick of butter softened
1 cup of powder sugar
1 tsp of peppermint extract
2 candy canes
(optional: red food coloring)
Blend the butter till creamed. Then add the powdered sugar. Mix till well combined. Finally add in the peppermint extract. (I then added red food coloring to half the batch).
Frost your cupcakes however you want, knife, pastry bag or just a sandwich bag. Stripe the red and white frosting together to get a candy cane look. Mine was put on with a bag, and unfortunately the red bleed into the white too much, and didn't look as stripy as i wanted it too.
Put the candy canes into a sandwich bag, without the plastic wrapping on the canes. Then crush them with a rolling pin. Sprinkle them on top of the frosting and you have one festive cupcake!
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Anyway these are quick and very delicious for the peanut butter lover like myself! You could definitely try adding in chocolate chips too!
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar (best to do half white and half brown)
Preheat oven to 350 F
Pop them into the oven and bake them for only 12 minutes or so. You want them to be a golden brown on the edges. Transfer them to a cooling rack and you have some very quick and easy cookies ready to go!
It's almost like the founding fathers didn't trust young people.
So that is what I tried here. These where really good, and my roommates eat them up quickly. They make great breakfast muffins or late night snacks.
1 Can of pumpkin
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
1 1/2 cups flour
Source US EPA
|These are Brownies are Sugarboy approved!|
(photo by sugar boy)
The cool thing is that they are made without any flour or sugar, (Grandpa's diet/Aunt Kim's diet), and it uses a whole can of black beans for healthy fiber.
|Everything you'll need!|
BLACK BEAN BROWNIES
Everything you'll need!
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed.
2 eggs. (or 4 egg whites)
3 Tbs. olive oil.
1 tsp. vanilla.
1/2 cup granulated Splenda, (or real sugar)
1/4 cup + 1 TBS. unsweetened cocoa.
1 tsp. baking powder.
pinch of salt.
(You will need a blender as well)
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Preheat the oven to 350 F
Blend beans, eggs, olive oil, and vanilla in a blender until smooth.
Mix sugar (or substitute), cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Then beat the two mixtures together.
Put in greased 8x8 glass pan and Bake @350 for 20 minutes.
1 cup applesauce
1 cup quick oats
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 cup of chocolate chunks or chips (I just chopped up a Theo chocolate bar, but you really could any add ins you wanted like nuts, or coconut. The possibilities are endless!)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix together oats and applesauce till well combined. Add in cinnamon and chocolate.
Scoop out small balls onto a cookie sheet. I used a tablespoon to measure them out. The more surface area this cookie has the more of a crunchy cookie texture it will have; less surface area the more moist and soft it will be.
Pop in the oven for 15 minutes or until the cookies have browned.
Enjoy these easy and healthy cookies with some tea; I paired mine with cinnamon tea and it was amazing!
See so quick and easy and no sugar or flour needed!
Semelparity (Suicidal reproduction) has evolved in only four genera of mammals. Scientists presume that male suicidal reproduction occurs in a species when scronized breeding occurs and the females are promiscuous.
Read more in the cite below
1 cup unsalted butter, nearly melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (7.4 ounce) box Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Instant Original Drink Mix
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 (14 ounce) bag Kraft Caramels
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Cream together butter, sugar, salt, and all 10 packets of apple cider mix until smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract, then mix in the baking soda and baking powder. Add the flour and mix until just combined.
Scoop the dough into small quarter sized balls, scraping off the excess as you go up the bowl. Flatten the dough slightly in your hand and place a caramel in the center. Work the dough around the caramel sealing well. Place the cookies two inches apart on the sheets.
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. After baking, carefully slide the parchment with the cookies onto the counter. Let cool until they are no longer soft but still slightly warm. Twist gently to remove, and cool the rest of the way upside down on a cooling rack.
If cookies get too cool before you twist them off, freeze the whole sheet for a few minutes and they'll come right off.
Best enjoyed warm and with some spiced apple cider.
Three scientists, James Rothman and Randy Schekman, both from the US, and Thomas Sudhof, from Germany, have won the Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology after discovering how cells precisely transport material.
They found the way "vesicles" act like a fleet of ships transporting their goods to the exact destination.
Cellular 'shipping' wins Nobel Prize http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24427951
Quaking Aspen, Populus tremuloides, grows in clone groups, all connected by their roots. In fall each clone changes color at the same time, allowing people to identify a grouping.
Cite: The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada, by John Muir Laws
September 16, 2012 holds the all time low in minimum Arctic sea ice since the start of satellite record, and reinforces the long-term downward trend in Arctic ice extent. The low was 1.32 million square miles (3.41 million square km) in arctic sea ice area.
Lizards can break off their tails when threatened by a predator; it then twitches causing a distraction and allowing the lizard to escape. The lizard can grow back its tail with a cartilage rod instead of bone. Much of a lizards excess fat is stored in the tail, so a lizard who loses its tail may not be able to reproduce that year.
Cite: The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada, by John Muir Laws
This a favorite at my house. The orginal recipe was found the cookbook The Abundant Table which are recipes from the Bishop Ranch. But my roommates and I added peaches and use almond milk instead.
3/4 cup unsalted butter (1/2 cup cake and 1/4 cup topping)
1 1/4 cups sugar (3/4 for cake and 1/2 cup for topping)
2 1/2 cups flour (2 cups for cake and 1/2 for topping)
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup peaches
Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit
Cream butter and sugar together. Add in egg and mix well.
Shift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Then slowly add in the butter sugar mixture in. Then pour in the milk, and mix till well combined.
Butter or grease a pan (a 11 by 7 by 11 1/2 glass pan works best)
Pour blueberries and peaches on top.
For the topping mix the 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 cupof flour and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until the stick together in pea sized balls. Evenly spread over the furit layer.
Bake for 1 hour or until the top springs back when pressed on and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone; which scholastic changed the name from the British version because philosopher has a different meaning in our culture.
Well anyway happy anniversary of your introduction to our American culture Harry! I've enjoyed your time with us!
If you didn't know I'm huge Harry Potter NERD! And I mean huge; I was in the Harry Potter club in college, played Quidditch, stood in line at midnight for the books and movies, and every year I celebrate J.K. Rowling and Harry's birthday! So this week in honor of the chosen one's birthday I am sharing this Butterbeer recipe! I won't claim that it tastes like the ones at the wizarding world of Harry Potter, but I like this one a lot; it tastes more like butterscotch.
6 12 oz bottles of cream soda
3 tablespoons of imitation butter
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
Whip the cream till the peaks can stand. Melt the butterscotch chips in a sauce pan over medium heat while constantly stirring. Once this is a liquid mix pour it into the bowl with cream, mix till well combined.
Mix a half tablespoon of the imitation butter into each soda bottle poured into a cup, or pour all the soda into a bowl and gently mix all the butter in.
Put the whipped topping on top of the soda and serve immediately.
You can then mix the whole thing up.
This drink is best enjoyed while eating Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans and watching HP, as illustrated below!
The Hubble Telescope recently discovered the 14th moon of Neptune.
This very very easy to make. You most likely aready have the ingredients so save yourself a buck and make your own!
1/4 cup of sugar (or however much sprinkles you desire)
4 to 10 drops of food coloring (follow the boxes directions for color combos)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix together sugar and food coloring. Make sure to add one drop at a time and mix well. Once the color is even and the shade you want, lay the mixture out on a baking pan and flaten it out. It is best if the sugar is spread out very thinly.
Bake for 10 min. Let cool.
You can then use it right away or store away for later use!
See wasn't that easy!