Sunday, August 2, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Can you stand it? The raspberries, chocolate and whipped cream? You must make this!
Tuxedo Brownie Torte
1 (approximately 22-ounce) package fudge brownie mix
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 (10-ounce) package frozen raspberries
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup fresh red raspberries
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons white creme de cacao
1 cup vanilla flavored chips, melted
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
1 tablespoon chocolate candy bar, grated
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Prepare pan as directed on brownie mix package.
In a bowl, combine fudge brownie mix, water, oil, and egg. Blend well then spread in the prepared pan. Bake for 38 to 45 minutes, or until the center is set. Cool.
Meanwhile, process frozen raspberries in a food processor until pureed. Strain to remove the seeds.
In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually add the raspberry puree and mix well. Bring to a boil and cook until the mixture is clear, stirring constantly. Cool for 5 minutes then spread over the brownie mixture to within 1/2-inch of the edge. Garnish with fresh red raspberries then refrigerate.
In a medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and white creme de cacao; beat until smooth. Stir in melted vanilla chips and beat until smooth. In a separate bowl, whip the cream until stiff. Fold in the cream cheese mixture, cover and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes. Pipe or spread over the raspberries. Sprinkle with grated chocolate candy bar.
Makes 8 servings
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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Mix and match assorted tomatoes, such as 'Beefsteak,' 'Brandywine,' and 'Cherokee Purple.' Their rich, meaty flavor counters the dressing's tang and zip.
Bloody Mary Vinaigrette
Whisk together Bloody Mary mix, olive oil, lemon juice, horseradish, pepper, hot sauce, celery salt, and Worcestershire sauce.
Quick Pickled Shrimp
Stir together lemon slices, onion, olive oil, vinegar, dill, parsley, Creole seasoning, and garlic in a large bowl; transfer to a zip-top plastic freezer bag. Add shrimp, turning to coat. Seal and chill 2 to 6 hours. Remove shrimp, discarding marinade. Sprinkle shrimp with table salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
This is an amazing virtual tour of One Freedom Center. Don't miss it!
Nearly 14 years after the collapse of the twin towers, the
new One World Trade Center tower finally opened to the public on May 29th.
The opening of the observation platform at the top of One World Trade Center is undoubtedly the most anticipated event this spring in New York. The tower 1776 feet high (in homage to the year of American independence) is the highest in the Western Hemisphere.
The platform is built on three floors (100th, 101st and 102nd). The
view is 381 meters high, unsurprisingly, breathtaking.
For reference, the observation platform of the Empire State Building
is located at 373 meters and the Rockefeller Center is 259 meters 102 floors in 60 seconds.
The multimedia experience starts on the ground floor. After passing
the security check, visitors will line in a tunnel, where the
foundations of the tower will be exhibited.
Another corridor presents multimedia portraits of men and women who have worked in rebuilding the tower.
Five lifts (Sky pods) transport visitors from 1st to 102nd floor in 60
seconds. They are among the fastest in the world. The walls of the
lifts are LED screens that project images of the New York skyline from the 1600's to the present, as if it was outside the ascent in a glass cube.
At the 102nd floor, we find the theater, "See Forever," which presents a film about the reconstruction of the site and the 101st floor, there are three restaurants.
On the 100th floor, it has a 360 degree panorama of the city. We see
the George Washington Bridge up there and all Brooklyn. One
unfortunately can not go outside while it was permitted at the "Top of the World" old twin towers.
Access to the observatory will be free for the families of the victims
and rescuers. Tickets are $32 for adults and $26 for children.
It is estimated that the observatory will generate revenues of $875
million over 15 years.
A beautiful video: