Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chocolate Cream Pie

I told my friend that I would bring dessert. Since everybody loves chocolate, I decided to make chocolate cream pie this Thanksgiving. Grated chocolate,whipped cream and lots of chocolate syrup on top. I hear a big 'yaaaay' coming from Aria's room:)

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Graham Cracker Pie Shell;
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/4 cups graham-cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
In food processor combine crumbs, butter and oil. Be sure mixture is well blended.
If the mixture is so dry, add a few drops of water and press crumbs into pan, and bake for 8 minutes. Let stand on wire rack.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/3 tbsp cacao
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • grated dark chocolate for garnish
In a saucepan, heat the milk with sugar.
Whisk the egg yolks, the cornstarch, cacao and salt in a bowl.
Mix a little of the hot mixture into the egg yolks, beating rapidly to avoid cooking the yolks.
Pour the mixture into the saucepan and cook over moderate heat, whisking constantly, until very thick.

Remove from heat, and whisk in the unsweetened chocolate until smooth. Stir in butter and vanilla.
Pour filling into pie shell, and chill until set. Top with whipped topping, a little grated chocolate and drizzle chocolate syrup over it.

BTW, if you're hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner this year, take a look at those tips. Even though you make a list of list, there might be something maybe you missed out on:)

Have a delightful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cool K-Cups


The good thing about using K-Cups is your fresh cup of coffee or tea is ready in less than a minute without dealing with filters, messy grinds or wasted pots of java!

If you want a single serving of coffee in the morning, one of the busiest times of the day or after dinner, just select the K-Cup of your choice, place it in your brewer, close the lid, push the button, and that's it! You're now ready to enjoy your cup of coffee.

Do you like flavored coffee? A wide variety of flavored coffee pods you can find on internet.
I have to admit that I'm a Hazelnut flavor addict:))

Coffee.org helps you set up an Office coffee program easily, one minute quick order and if you join The Coffee Club you save 10% in your entire order at their site.

Gift Baskets might be good for holiday gifts also. K-Cup selections from Timothy’s, Gloria Jean’s Coffee People, Diedrich, Emeril’s, Wolfgang and more.. A variety of creamers and other treats, Wafer Cookies, and Biscoff Caramelized Belgian Cookies include the basket. The regular one has 25 K-Cups, Deluxe has 45 K-Cups, and the Premium has 65 K-Cups. There are also some good clearance deals going on right now at coffee.org.

Most of holiday shoppers buy their gifts online rather than shopping in stores. Save money by Saving Gas! Right? Not only will you be saving money, but also saving time. You can get your holiday gift shopping done without waiting and frustration of long lines by surfing the web instead of setting off to the mall in your car.

Hope you guys are having a terrific holiday season!

The opinions I expressed are my own.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The sweetest gift for Thanksgiving

It's the candy season and yummy candies, sweets are appearing everywhere. When I was checking out See's Candies online, all those mouth watering candies made me walk into the kitchen and swallow a piece of dark chocolate. But everything is under control this time. I only ate 2 candies this Halloween. So proud of myself:) Besides, I'm starting go to the gym again and keep walking 2-3 times a week. Since I'm back in my old jeans, I don't want to gain it all back again!


Sugar free peanut brittle caught my eye on their site. My husband and I don't need to worry about calories then:) Those boxes also would be great gifts for friends this thanksgiving.

All the candies look yummy on See's Candies website. Inside one gift box, you'll find dark and milk chocolates filled with rich chocolate butter, old-fashioned molasses chips, marzipan, chewy almond squares, buttery caramel, Bordeaux, crunchy California Brittle and much more...It sounds heavenly, doesn't it? :))

When I was looking for sugar free candies, Aria already chose his favorite on See's Candies site.
Milk Chocolate Turkey Trio!

I can't believe thanksgiving is around the corner. When did this year go? Wasn't it too fast? I feel like it was just yesterday I was giving my thanksgiving menu to you guys. Gosh! Time sure does fly! But especially this year went by so fast! Am I the only one feeling like this?
I missed the smell of thanksgiving foods. Good food, good friends, good family, good candies... (OK, for me only sugar free ones)

What about you? Are you ready for Thanksgiving this year?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Golden is golden

Of all the precious metals, gold is the most popular as an investment. Buying gold as a hedge or safe haven against any economic, political, social, or fiat currency. During tough economic times, many people turn to gold bullion as an investment.


Bullion is often a long-term investment. Families hand it down from generation to generation. Gold bullion, gold coins are the most convenient, and safest way to physically invest in gold.

One of popular Turkish wedding gift tradition is the use of special gold coins that are used as gifts during wedding ceremonies. Also gold coins are traditional newborn baby gifts with either a blue or a pink bow attached for the baby. When Aria was born my family and friends gave us gold coins blue bow attached :)

If you decide to buy bullion
and what kind of gold bullion you want, the most popular form of gold bullion is one-ounce gold coins. Easy to buy and to sell.

Only buy gold bullion coins that are in "gem uncirculated" condition. They must come in a protective covering and should have no fingerprints or scratches of any kind. Touching a gold bullion coin with bare hands or cleaning a coin will only reduce its value.

Gold IRA is the ultimate asset. It is the pure stand the oldest form of money.
You can also buy gold bullion yourself over the Internet. Be sure you are dealing with a reputable seller and insure all shipments.
I don't know how
we lived our lives before Internet came along. Even gold coins can be bought over the Internet today:)

-The opinions I have expressed are my own.-


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