Dr Seuss Cake Decorating Tips

What can make a party even more fun?  A Dr. Seuss-themed cake will do the trick!  There are tons of fabulous, cake decorating ideas within the pages of Dr. Seuss’s children’s books.  Your party will be a huge success when a zany, Dr. Seuss cake is served.  As Dr. Seuss so eloquently put it, “If you never did you should.  These things are fun and fun is good.” 1~  Hat from ‘The Cat in the Hat” Cake: This is an especially, magical cake to see at a party.  It’s really easy to make too.  The end result is a very tall cake that looks just like the cat’s hat in the book ‘The Cat in the Hat’.  All you have to do is to bake 5 round cakes.  Then you will want to let them cool and place them all on top of each other.  You should frost cakes 1, 3 and 5 with red frosting and cakes 2 and 4 […]

Learn to Cook

A lot of people nowadays don’t know how to cook. Especially if they are single. The number of people who never learn to cook is rising because parents who can’t cook, often raise children who can’t cook. Even people who have a parent who is an excellent cook, regardless of gender, are making it to adulthood and moving away from home without taking the time to learn to cook for themselves. A lot of people also use the excuse that cooking for one is depressing or wasteful because there is always so much left over food and that it is not cost effective to waste food. If packaged properly those are not leftovers, they are convenience meals for times when you don’t want to cook or lunches to take with you to work if there is a microwave there. The fact of the matter is that you will save a lot of money cooking at home, you will more than […]

Dr Seuss Birthday Cake

The cake is often the center of attention at parties when a cake is present. Attractive cake decoration can have a lasting impression on guests. In addition, it can reflect your own personal investment in the party you are throwing. There are many sources for not only cake decoration ideas, but also many baking websites as well as sites dedicated specifically to cake decoration and do-it-yourself demonstration videos on website like YouTube. Here are some good sources whether you want to attempt to do it yourself or just use the services of a professional. KitchenDaily.com has some general demonstration videos and instruction that can be applied to any cake decorating theme that you choose. With over 50 Dr. Seuss books and hundreds of characters, there are many options to choose from when selecting a character or theme. A complete listing of characters and books can be found by clicking on the following link, or copy and paste it into your […]

Tips to Make Spicy Food even Children can Eat

The global world is fast becoming a global kitchen. More than ever before, people are able to partake in an incredible variety of foods from every country. Within the last ten years exotic restaurants and specialty food stores have popped up with menu offerings from countries we’d be lucky to visit in our entire lifetimes. Suddenly people are very familiar with Japanese sashimi and Vietnamese pho soup. It’s a good idea to have children experience different ethnic food early to broaden their food experience, and have a greater knowledge of the peoples of the globe. But when it comes to Mexican, Thai, etc- how can we make these spicy foods that even children can eat ? A safe time to start The American Dietetic Association has agreed that around the 24-month mark is a good place to start with mild spices. But the case has been made that moms have probably been introducing spicy food to their babies, wittingly or not, […]

Spicy Food that is Suitable for Children

Cooking with spices should not be a problem when serving food to children. It is possible to make spicy food that children will want to eat, and adults can also enjoy. Starters, main courses, desserts and party food can all be made with a little extra spice. There are a few precautions to observe when preparing spicy food for children. Babies and infants have delicate digestive systems, and may have a bad reaction to spicy food. Infants under the age of one should never be given spicy food. Children between the ages of one and two can be gradually introduced to mildly spiced food, but should not be given any hot spices that act as stimulants. Hot spices create a strong burning sensation within the mouth, and children do not want to eat any food that causes pain. Older children can become more adventurous in their food choices once they are accustomed to eating food that is just a little bit spicy.  Here are a few tips and ideas for making spicy food […]

Man says Hamburger Bought at Fast Food Giant never Rotted

A man in Utah has undertaken an experiment over the past several years in what he describes as fun. He bought a McDonald’s hamburger in 1999 and says it is still looking like it did when purchased. According to KSL News, David Whipple says he bought the burger from McDonald’s on July 7, 1999 to use for a demonstration about enzymatic action to a group of weight loss advocates he was involved with. His plan was to save the burger for a month and then display it. “At the little meeting, I showed the hamburger and the pickle, which was just starting to disintegrate,” Whipple writes. “There was no decomposition to the meat or bun, nor any mold, fungus or smell. It had no bad odor at all.” After the meeting, he put the burger into the pocket of his jacket and then forgot all about it. The jacket was described as sitting in his truck all summer. Eventually the […]

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How to Make Easy Tasty Desserts

From simple to rather more complicated, very light to rather naughty, dessert is just one of those hard-to-resist facts of life. In fact, I know many people, of the female variety, it must be confessed, who would rather skip the meal and get to the dessert. We won’t suggest you go that far here, but perhaps just give you some new-to-you recipe ideas for those finishing touches to a great meal. 1. PEACHES WITH CHERRY SAUCE (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS: 1 large can of peaches 1 medium can of cherries Juice of one big lemon 1 teaspoon of cornflour 2 tablespoons of apple jelly METHOD: Drain the peach juice into a bowl, add the cherry juice, lemon juice and blend in the cornflour, no lumps. Arrange your peaches on a serving dish. Put the juice mixture, along with the apple jelly, into a saucepan and stir it all together over a low heat until you have a thick, clear sauce. Smell […]

The Key to Making Silky Cheesecakes

Tofu is a key ingredient in a cheescake that is silky and smooth. Also it is guilt-free, and you can still eat it even if you are a vegan, lactose intolerant, allergic to milk, or on a special diet due to heart problems. It’s easier and more delicious than you could imagine. Tofu creates a lighter cheesecake, which won’t weigh on your stomach like a rock, as a cheesecake made with cream cheese. And it’s much better for your waistline. Sucanat and turbinado sugar are available at health food stores; I buy them in the bulk aisle. Ingredients Crust 1 cup graham cracker crumbs1/2 cup finely ground almonds1/4 cup unrefined sucanat or Turbinado sugar2 eggs4 T vegan margarine Filling 2 lbs. firm tofu1 1/2 c. maple syrup1 c. canola oil1/2 c. lemon juice1 tbsp. natural vanilla extract2 tbsp. Arrowroot powder2 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 350 deg. Assemble the graham cracker crumbs, ground almonds and sugar in a bowl. With […]

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How to use a Pastry Bag

A pastry bag is one of those kitchen tools that seems to provide a perfect way to make a mess and foster unnecessary personal frustration until you understand it. Then, as if by magic, it morphs into one of your star kitchen helpers and you wonder how you ever got along without it. A pastry bag with an accompanying assortment of piping tips is used to decorate cakes with frills and blossoms, but in addition a pastry bag is a tool that you will use time and again to easily and appetizingly present your food to the world. Once you have mastered the pastry bag, you are ready to make: * Crisp meringue shells and kisses to be filled with the freshest and most flavorful fruit, or elements to complete extravagant Christmas logs and other holiday desserts, * Sweet and savory soft butter cookies, piped through a pastry bag, retain their exceptional buttery flavor, only a minimal amount of flour […]

How to Decorate a Cake using Fresh Flowers

Using fresh flowers on cakes can be lovely, and a very effective way of bringing some of the outdoors in. As pretty as this is, it does tend to present its own set of problems, so make sure you’re aware of all these things and plan accordingly. After you have baked your cake and it’s all cooled, frosted and stacked (if stacking is necessary for your particular cake) you are ready to begin your work with the flowers. The very first thing you need to do while working with fresh flowers it to gently rinse them in cool water to remove any chemicals or bugs you cannot see, then up until the time you are going to begin to decorate with them store them in a bowl of cool water. One very easy way to incorporate flowers onto your cake without getting too complicated would be to decorate with flower petals. If you’re feeling up to being a little more […]