When I laugh with my friends I called him Bill Cosby and by him I I mean “psycho boss”.
You know the type: charming, controlling freak, narcissists and masters of deception. One of my favorite explanation is the following
“Psychopaths operate from a warped moral code and experience little to no guilt or remorse over telling lies. These bosses are skilled at avoiding accountability and have a Teflon-like capability to deflect blame. They lie, omit information, rephrase the truth, and misrepresent facts. They take credit for ideas that they did not come up with.”
So, how many of you have this kind of experience every day in your life? And how do you deal with it?
For me I like to bake. Baking is the perfect escape from my cold reality. I can even create perfect little creatures in this fictional life and I can make them from anything I like…like ginger
and there you have it…perfect little ginger people with the big heart in the middle. (Reality, eat your heart out)
In this baking escape I like to make cake that my grandmother made for me every week when I was a child.
It is my favorite and the best cake ever – THE CARROT CAKE.
My grandmother used to make different version of her basic recipe. It can be with cheese or with chocolate icing.
There are so much memory connected to this cake and very often when I need something to “hold on” and forget “reality” I make this cake.
And it makes me smile. I love the color, I love the taste and I love to pretend that I am eating the healthiest cake ever made..The Carrot Cake.
And because of memory of my grandmother I like to share this recipe with you.
I know somewhere she is watching over me and saying: “Still your favorite cake…” Yes, grandma still my favorite cake.
Thank you for the recipe…and the memory.
Now, I need to start making carrot cake. The version that I selected today is carrot cake with cheese frosting.
My grandmother used to make very special frosting with secret ingredients.
Her secret ingredients was apple sauce and strawberries.
You will find yourself making this cake all the time.
Quick and easy, it will become your family favorite!
For this recipe you need the usual ingredients: flour, sugar, oil, eggs, cinnamon, walnuts, cheese, apple sauce, strawberries, vanilla, baking soda and salt.
I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden Along with the sunshine There’s gotta be a little rain some time When you take you gotta give so live and let live Or let go oh-whoa-whoa-whoa I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden
I could promise you things like big diamond rings But you don’t find roses growin’ on stalks of clover So you better think it over Well if sweet-talkin’ you could make it come true I would give you the world right now on a silver platter But what would it matter So smile for a while and let’s be jolly Love shouldn’t be so melancholy Come along and share the good times while we can
I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden Along with the sunshine There’s gotta be a little rain some time
I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden
I could sing you a tune and promise you the moon But if that’s what it takes to hold you I’d just as soon let you go But there’s one thing I want you to know You better look before you leap, still waters run deep And there won’t always be someone there to pull you out And you know what I’m talkin’ about So smile for a while and let’s be jolly Love shouldn’t be so melancholy Come along and share the good times while we can
I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden Along with the sunshine There’s gotta be a little rain some time, I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden
MAGICAL LEMON BARS
MAGIC IS SOMETHING YOU MAKE…SO MAKE LEMON BARS…
“It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done”.
Let’s start making Coffee Crepe Cups. Before I start making them let’s talk about crepes. The word crepe is French for pancake and is derived from the Latin crispus meaning “curled”.
Crepes originated around the 12 century in Brittany, a region in the northwest of France. Crêpes are also common in other European nations, such as Italy, Poland, Romania, and Denmark, although they are known under different names.
In areas of Eastern Europe, the meal is called palacinka (Serbian,Czech, Slovenian). In Danish, it is Pandekage and in Dutch it is pannekoeken. There are two types of crepes:
Now that we have a basic knowledge of crepes we can start making them.
This is my favorite recipe and it is the best one you can find on the Internet. I made million version of this recipe but today it is my coffee version.
(Does it look like Cappuccino?)
For this recipe we need the following ingredients: eggs, milk, coffee, flour, salt, oil, water.
Coffee Crepe Cups - Part 2
1 cup AP flour
3/4 cup coffee
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup H20 (water)
1/8 tbs salt
1 tbsp oil
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour and the eggs.
Add milk, coffee, water, salt and oil.
Beat until smooth.
Let batter sit at least 15 min at room temperature or if you are not in a hurry you can refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 day, whisk before using.
Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium. Lightly coat with oil. Add 1/2 cup batter and swirl to completely cover bottom of skillet. Cook until underside of crepe is golden brown.
Loosen edge of crepe with a rubber spatula or knife, and quickly flip. Cook 1 minute more.
Turn crepe out onto plate.
Repeat with remaining batter, brushing skillet with oil and stacking crepes on plate.
Now, my friend you are ready for “Fancy Coffee Crepe Cup”.
You are going to build the following + some extra on the top
Now, it is easy part. Let’s have fun. Start with the whipping cream. ( O, I know…..things we can do with whip cream…).
After the whip cream, add some Nutella and honey.
… add your favorite fruits…banana, grapes, kiwi and so on…
Add more whip cream…(and why wouldn’t you?)
And add the finishing touch…. You can use walnuts, hazelnuts, chocolate…
Now, grab your spoon and let’s eat. Don’t ask me how, just start from the top and ….keep going…
I hope, I am your favorite Hello and hardest Goodbye.
Yes, I know this blog is about baking, cookies, cakes, chocolate…. But this blog is also about health, taking care of yourself and
your body. I always look for different ways that I can improve my life, my health and my body.
And for today my Eureka is “WATER”.
So, if you never heard you can learn now, you can lose weight by drinking H2O or WATER.
Some other benefits are:
1. Energize us
2. Protect our joints
3. Keeps our kidneys working
4. Prevent headaches
5. Can improve mood
6. Great for your skin
…and so much more…
The amount of water you need to drink will depend on your current weight.
Obviously a woman of 125 pounds does not need to drink as much as a woman who is 200 pounds.
Here’s how much water your body requires to lose weight based on your weight.
132 lbs or 60 kg you need to drink 2L of water (8 cups)
143 lbs or 65 kg you need to drink 2.1L of water
154 lbs or 70 kg you need to drink 2.3L of water
165 lbs or 75 kg you need to drink 2.5L of water
176 lbs or 80 kg you need to drink 2.6L of water
187 lbs or 85 kg you need to drink 2.8L of water
198 lbs or 90 kg you need to drink 3L (12 cups)
209 lbs or 95 kg you need to drink 3.2l
220 lbs or 100 kg you need to drink 3.3l
….and so on…
As always I would love to know what you think about this.
I am sending you love from my blog 5 STAR COOKIES,
Your Cookie https://www.5starcookies.com
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?
Stick small pieces in a food processor or blender and chop/pulse until usable.
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.
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.
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 :
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!
“In life we all come with baggage. (Mine’s just filled with fabric).”
Sending you love and piece from my 5 Star Cookies Blog…
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