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Monthly Archives: May 2012
2 c semi sweet choc chips
1 (8oz) tub of Cool Whip (thawed but not melted)
2 c choc candy coating wafer melts – not Choc Bark (I got mine at Michaels but I know Hobby Lobby sells them also)
Line a 8″ square pan with wax paper. In medium bowl, melt choc chips in microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir and return to microwave for 30 more seconds at 50% power. If chocolate is still not melted completely – continue heating it at 10 second intervals at 50% until smooth. Let it cool a bit so you don’t melt everything into a sludge.
Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat your melted chocolate for 30 seconds. Add the Cool Whip to melted chocolate and beat just until combined and fluffy -30-60 seconds. Spread evenly into prepared 8×8′ pan. Place in freezer for about 30 minutes (overnight might even be better). Remove from freezer, remove candy from pan and cut into squares. Return back to freezer. I worked in small doses so I could keep them hard and easier to work with.
Melt candy wafers in microwave following package directions. Take out frozen squares and dip into melted chocolate. Place on baking tray lined with wax paper. Allow chocolate to set up in refrigerator or freezer.
To add or subtract fractions the butterfly way,
1. Write the fractions side-by-side as usual and draw two wings along the diagonals made by the numerator of one fraction and the denominator of the other fraction and draw an antenna on each wing.
2. As suggested by the wings, that look like a multiplication sign, multiply the numbers in each wing and put the product in the antenna for the wing.
3. Think or say: “This poor butterfly needs a body.” To give it a body, connect the bottom parts of the wings with a body-like loop and multiply the two denominators it connects, putting the product inside the body.
4. Add or subtract the numbers in the antennae in keeping with what is being done to the fractions and put the result over the number in the body.
5. If necessary, reduce or simplify the result.
The butterflies above for 3/4 + 2/5 and 3/4 – 2/5 illustrate the procedure. The only difference in subtracting the fractions versus adding them is in the last step where the numbers in the antennae are subtracted instead of added. via
Do you have dry, scaly feet? If you live out in the West or anywhere else where it is dry, I am sure you do. Take these steps in getting rid of them.
Vitamin E oil
- 1 First get a bucket of warm water, not to hot, with a cup full of epsom salt. Allow salt to dissolve before placing your feet inside. Once the salt has dissolved, place your feet inside of the water, allow to soak for up to 30 minutes.
- 2 Remove feet from water after 3o minutes. Scrub gently with toothbrush to remove all loose, dry skin. This only takes a small amount of time. The skin should be very easy to remove. Rinse feet with water and pat dry with towel.
3 Once you have removed the excess dry skin, take the emery board and gently go back and forth on the area that is affected. Keep doing this until there is no more dry skin. Once again, rinse feet and pat dry with towel.
4 Once you have done all the steps above. Take the Vitamin E oil and rub on the affected areas, or all over your feet. Put socks on to keep the oil on your feet. Repeat process for at least five days. Please note that it must be vitamin E oil, not cream. via
This from ChristyRobbins: Take the couple’s invitation and cut into strips. Wrap around a pencil to coil up. Insert into a clear ornament. Give it as a wedding gift for them to hang on their tree every Christmas–simple, elegant, inexpensive, and will be treasured forever!
Christy advises this would also be cute for baby shower invites, or other special occasions.