Hard as a rock – Nusty in my kitchen

How often do you find yourself screaming: “O, God, not again. It’s hard as a rock and I need to make my cookies now, like right now. You nusty, lousy brown sugar. I hate you.”

But as this scene is playing in your head, I am thinking: “What I am going to do? I need this brown sugar and I don’t have 2 days to soften, I need it now!”

So, my bloggers what is the solution?

  1. Stick small pieces in a food processor or blender and chop/pulse until usable.
  2. Preheat oven to 250 F. Place the brown sugar in a baking pan and check every 5 min. You will know when it is ready.
  3. If you have microwave (and I do not) – put it in a container with a small bowl full of water beside it. Microwave for 1 min, check – if not ready try for another 30 sec – check and keep going until it is soft.

Of course for the best results prevent problems before they occur. Store brown sugar in a sealed, airtight container.

If you can afford and it is not expensive buy a clay disc.

A clay disc kept in the container can help prevent the problem.

Unless you want to have hard as a rock in your hand…brown sugar and if you do – get some help.

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Dream Bars

Hello my friends,

If you are in mood to do some baking I have perfect recipe for you.

It is called “Dream Bars”. Yes, I know dreams are hard to chase but this one will just come into your life

and stay like the best dream you ever had.

This dream looks like the following picture

5 Star Cookies - Dream Bars
5 star cookies dream bars

For this recipe you will need the following:

flour, sugar, butter, graham wafer crumbs, chocolate chips, chocolate, walnuts, sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate, oil. And the most important ingredients –  LOVE AND PASSION.

Because baking is a science, and when you mix together ingredients, you are creating chemistry.

Proper measuring is critical to baking. So please follow my recipe below….

 

Dream Bars
 
Ingredients
  • CRUST
  • 1 Cup AP flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • FILLING
  • ½ Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 Cup Graham Wafer Crumbs
  • 1 Can (300 ml) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • TOPPING
  • 1 and ⅓ Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
Instructions
  1. Crust:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 13x9 pan.
  3. Combine sugar,flour and butter using an electric mixer until crumbly.
  4. Press into prepared pan and bake from 8 to 10 min.
  5. FILLING:
  6. Combine chocolate chips,walnuts, wafer crumbs and condensed milk.
  7. Mix until well blended.
  8. Drop mixture over warm base.
  9. Bake for 19 min until top is lightly browned.
  10. Cool.
  11. TOPPING:
  12. Melt white chocolate and oil until smooth.
  13. Spread evenly over bars.
  14. Cut into bars...any size you want it...

Now you are ready to invite your family and friends. AND SHARE YOUR DREAM BARS…

Dream Bars
5 Star Cookies – Dream Bars
5 Star Cookies and Dream Bars
5 Star Cookies

Take a little time to enjoy the Dream Bars!

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Dream Bars
5 Star Cookies

If your eyes come with more baggage than you do

I am sure you heard “We all come with baggage”.

If that baggage happen to be under your eyes I have solution for you. It is quick and easy treatment that will improve the appearance of eye bags. And the most important thing you do not need to spend extra money, everything you need you can find in your kitchen.

You need or your eyes need :

Tomato

Lemon

1. Squeeze the juice out of a slice of tomato.

2.Combine it with the juice from half a lemon.

3. Apply the mixture to your under-eye area using a cotton swab for 15 min (remember under your  eyes – don’t get the acidic liquid in your eyes).

4. After 15 minutes, rinse off the mixture and apply a high-quality under-eye cream.

 

It can do wonders for your under eye inflammation…try…do not be lazy!

Sewing Quote:
“In life we all come with baggage. (Mine’s just filled with fabric).”

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Coconut Walnut Roll

Coconut Walnut Roll

 

Coconut Walnut Roll

 

Ingredients
  • 1cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 pound pitted dates
  • 1/2 pound miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Place graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup coconut, walnuts,pitted dates,marshmallows, heavy cream and rum into your food processor.
  2. Blend/pulse until a moist dough forms – 3 to 5min. ( add more rum if it is dry).
  3. The dough will be sticky.
  4. Form the dough into log. (you can also form 2 logs, to make it easier to handle)
  5. Roll into coconut.
  6. Wrap in waxed paper and chill for 24 hrs.
  7. Slice into ¼ inch slices.
Coconut Roll
Coconut Roll

 

Coconut Walnut Roll
Coconut Walnut Roll

I am sending you this post from my Delta State.

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Walnut Chocolate Roll

Hi,

On my menu today is very simple, very sweet and no bake

“Walnut Chocolate Roll”

 

Walnut Chocolate Roll

You need 1/2 hour of your time and the following ingredients:

chocolate, dates, walnuts,marshmallows, heavy cream, graham cracker crumbs, rum

Also, you need bigger Food Processor. If you have 7-Cup Food Processor cut the recipe below in half.

Walnut Chocolate Roll
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 pound pitted dates
  • 1 pound miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1TBSP rum
Instructions
  1. Place graham cracker crumbs, walnuts,pitted dates,marshmallows, heavy cream and rum into your food processor.
  2. Blend/pulse until a moist dough forms - 3 to 5min. ( add more rum if it is dry).
  3. The dough will be sticky.
  4. Form the dough into log. (you can also form 2 logs, to make it easier to handle)
  5. Roll into chopped walnuts.
  6. Wrap in waxed paper and chill for 24 hrs.
  7. Slice into ¼ inch slices.

 

If you do not have food processor and you have 2 hands and knife do the following:

Chop 1 cup of walnuts

Finely chop pitted dates and marshmallows.

In large bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, walnuts, dates, marshmallows, heavy cream and rum.

Mix the best you can using your hands.

Then follow step 4 from the recipe above.

See what you made:

Walnut Chocolate Roll
Walnut Chocolate Roll
Walnut Chocolate Slice
Walnut Chocolate Slice

Love and enjoy your life,

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The Sunflower Seeds and Eggs Breakfast

Hi,

Sunflower Seeds Egg Sandwich
Sunflower Seeds Egg Sandwich

When you open your eyes this morning, you call your maid to bring you a breakfast and then you

are waiting and waiting. All of sudden you realize “O, God I do not have a maid”.
Then just before you start crying because the cold reality just touch your arty heart you found my blog http://www.5starcookies.com

And there is solution for your problem. It is called “The Sunflower Seeds in Eggs Breakfast”.

It is so healthy and ready in 5 min. Who needs maid when you have my blog.

So, let’s make it.

All you need is one egg, 1/8 cup sunflower seeds, salt, feta, whole sweet red peppers, naan bread.

 

The Sunflower Seeds and Eggs Breakfast
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • ⅛ cup sunflower seeds (organic if you can)
  • salt
  • 1 or 2 pcs whole sweet red peppers
  • 1 TBSP feta cheese
  • and anything else you want to use (spinach, basil, tomato...)
  • 2 pcs Naan Bread
Instructions
  1. Crack the egg into a small mixing bowl. Add the salt and ⅛ cup sunflower seeds and stir gently with a fork until well-beaten. Set aside.
  2. Heat a 6- to 8-inch omelette pan over high heat until very hot (approximately 30 seconds). Add the oil, making sure it coats the bottom of the pan.
  3. Slowly pour in the egg mixture.
  4. Continue to cook until the egg mixture holds together.
  5. Place 1 pcs of Naan bread on plate and then build your breakfast sandwich.
  6. Add the prepared egg and sunflower mixture, peppers, feta cheese and anything else you want to use.
  7. Top with second piece of the Naan Bread and enjoy your piece of work.
  8. In your mouth... (Please no Monica jokes...you dirty mind people..)

 

eggs and sunflower
Eggs and Sunflower

 

eggs and sunflower
Mixture of eggs and sunflower
Peppers, Feta Cheese
5 star Cookies
Naan Bread
Naan Bread
Sunflower and Eggs
Sunflower and Eggs

 

 

Chocolate Almond Truffles

5 Star Chocolate Truffles
5 Star Chocolate Truffles

Hello my friends,

Today we are making Chocolate Almond Truffles. The angels are singing “Healthy, Healthy”.

And I am singing with them.

What about you? Can you come and join? Do not be lonely, let’s make Chocolate Almond Truffles together.

The recipes is from one of my favorite blog  http://sallysbakingaddiction.com

 

Chocolate Almond Truffles
 
Ingredients
  • 15 dates, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon rum
  • ¼ cup (21g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup (70g) whole almonds
  • ½ cup (70g) sunflower seeds
  • 8 ounces (226g) semi-sweet or bittersweet quality chocolate
Instructions
  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Place pitted dates, vanilla extract,rum, cocoa powder, almonds, sunflower seeds into your food processor.
  3. Blend/pulse until a moist dough forms - 1 to 2 min. ( add 1-2 more soaked dates or even a teaspoon of pure maple syrup.)
  4. Once dough is formed, scoop out 1 Tablespoon of dough. Roll into a smooth ball and place onto prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Set aside as you melt the chocolate in the next step.
  6. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave.
  7. Let the warm chocolate sit for 5 minutes to slightly cool before dipping.
  8. Dip each ball completely into the chocolate.
  9. When lifting it out of the chocolate, remember to tap the dipping tool gently on the side of the bowl to allow excess chocolate to drip off. Place each back on the baking sheet and refrigerate until the chocolate has set, about 30 minutes.

 

The link for this recipe is http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2016/02/12/healthy-dark-chocolate-almond-truffles/

Now, let’s enjoy our little healthy, happy balls of joy…

5 Star Chocolate Almon Truffles
Chocolate Almond Truffles

I am sending you love with all the angels singing behind and above me…

who just reminded me about Taylor Swift Grammy Acceptance Speech

“As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame.

But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday, when you get where you are going, you will look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there.

And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment”

LOVE, INSPIRE… AND BAKE

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I am in mood for Almond Truffles

 

I am in mood for …truffles. Healthy, chocolaty, full of almonds and sunflower seeds and very easy to make.

If you are plain Jane the picture below might be your piece of truffle …

 

Truffles and Friends
Truffles with friends

Or if you like chocolate and something blue take one below and say Yes, I do.

 

Truffle Blue in Chocolate
Truffle Blue

My favorite song for today is “Little Romance” by Ingrid Michaelson. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hoda Kotb worked with The Knot to unveil an original video, “Little Romance,” featuring Ingrid Michaelson and a special group of couples married over 50 years. You can check the video for this song by clicking  I am in the mood for love

“Little Romance”

You’re in the mood for love
You’re in the mood to dance
You’re in the mood for a little romance
You’re in the mood for love.I see you pressed those pants
I see you styled that hair
There doesn’t seem to be much of it there
You’re in the mood to dance.Can I have this chance
to be your little romance?
Can I have this dance?
I’m in the mood for love.

I’m all dressed up tonight
I’ve waited all night long
When will they finally play your song?
I’m in the mood to dance.

Can I have this chance
to be your little romance?
Can I have this dance?
I’m in the mood for love
I’m in the mood for love.

If it’s the only chance I get
(If it’s the only chance I get)
If it’s the only chance, then get
(If it’s the only chance, then get)
ready to throw your shoes away
(ready to throw your shoes away)
for I will sweep, sweep, sweep
you off your feet
I will sweep, sweep, sweep
you off your feet
to be your little romance

Can I have this chance
to be your little romance?
Can I have this dance?
I’m in the mood for you
You’re in the mood for me
We’re in the mood for love.

…we are in mood for…..

Truffle and Pink and Blue
Truffle Pink and Blue
Pink Truffle
Truffle in Pink

Until tomorrow dream big , do something special and love this life…

From the imaginary piece of blogging land sending you million truffle’s hug

Your blogger Cookie

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Sunflower Seeds – Russian Drink

If you like to drink  and you like to drink healthy drinks then this post is for you.

It is the Sunflower Seeds Tea.

This tea is great for your eyes, hair, muscles and bones.

It is rich in minerals and vitamins, especially vitamins B1 and E.

And the best part – easy to make.

What do you need?

  • Water
  • Sunflower seeds

Sunflower Seeds - Russian Drink
Author: 
Recipe type: Healthy
 
If you want to take care of your hair, eyes, muscles, bones, improve circulation and decrease cholesterol level and act preventively against cancer and so much more...make this drink
Ingredients
  • 1 cup boiling H2O or water
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
Instructions
  1. Soak the sunflower seeds in boiling water for 2 hours.Do not forget to cover the bowl you are using.
  2. Drink one cup of this tea every morning and enjoy its benefits.

My Drink is practicing yoga…

Sunflower Seed Tea
Upside Down Drink

And now kind of normal view…

Sunflower Drink
Sunflower Drink

Do not be afraid…just try it…

Have a nice day…

Enjoy your health and love your body!!!

From your 5 star cookies

Your and only yours,

Cookie Drama

Rigo Jancsi – Hungarian Chocolate Cake

Rigo Jancsi Cake
Rigo Jancsi Cake

I am in mood to eat something chocolaty, romantic … something that has story from the last century. In Europe
A famous Hungarian Gypsy is playing violin at a Paris restaurant, where husband and wife are having dinner.
The wife is Clara Ward, the only daughter of American millionaire E. B. Ward.
The husband is Prince Joseph. That is how the story started…Just a dinner with the music..
Of course at that time we did not have TMZ but I am happy to report to you what happened.
The wife, Clara Ware was seduced by this famous violinist player, Rigo Jancsi. And she left her husband Prince Joseph.
And married a famous Gipsy, Rigó Jancsi in Hungary.
In order to celebrate their romantic love story this cake was created. It is called Rigo Jancsi.
The cake has two layers of chocolate-sponge cake. Between the two chocolate sponge cake layers is a thick layer of very rich, chocolate and cream filling

 

Rigo Jancsi - Hungarian Chocolate Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Hungarian
 
Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 TBSP icing sugar
  • 4 TBSP flour
  • 2 TBSP cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • Filling:
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 3 TBSP icing sugar
  • 1 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 9 oz semi-sweet chocolate (about 250gr)
  • 2 TBSP gelatine powder
  • Glaze:
  • 7 oz chocolate (200gr)
  • ½ cup butter
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Coat the 9x13 pan with butter.
  3. Cream egg yolks with icing sugar. Add cocoa and mix.
  4. Beat egg whites and pinch salt, add icing sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  5. Add to egg yolks mixture about ⅓ of the whites.Fold it in without decreasing the volume.
  6. Then, carefully, fold in the remaining whites. Sprinkle the flour and fold it ...very carefully.
  7. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 10 min or until cakes start to pull away from the sides.
  8. Do not over bake. Cut in half.
  9. FILLING:
  10. Pour gelatine powder into ½ cup water.
  11. Rest it for 10 min.
  12. Melt 250 gr chocolate and 1 TBSP cocoa powder.
  13. Mix 3 cups of heavy cream and 3 TBSP icing sugar.
  14. Mix melted chocolate and gelatine together. Add to mixed cream and mix it all together.
  15. Spread the filling over the cake and top with the other.
  16. GLAZE:
  17. Melt the chocolate and butter.
  18. Pour evenly and cover the sides.
  19. Refrigerate for 5 hours or longer.
  20. Decorate with whipped cream or chocolate.

Now, lets see what we made together.

Rigo Jancsi Gipsy Cake
Rigo Gipsy Cake

 

Frank Sinatra – I’m In The Mood For Love

I’m in the mood for love
Simply because you’re near me
Funny, but when you’re near me
I’m in the mood for love

Heaven was in your eyes
Bright as the stars we’re under
Oh, is it any wonder?
I’m in the mood for love

Why should we think of weather?
This little dream might fade
We’ll put our hearts together
Now we are one, I’m not afraid

If there’s a cloud above
If it should rain, we’ll let it
But, for tonight, forget it
I’m in the mood

Rigo Violinist Cake
Rigo Violinist Cake

Enjoy your cake…and can you keep a secret?

They divorce….

Reported by Cookie in 21 Century