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May 25, 2006
Category: Cakes
Cupcakes Ingredients:
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter
2 large eggs
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet real chocolate chips
1 cup chopped peanuts
4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted


Topping Ingredients:

1 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine sugar, sour cream, butter and eggs in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Continue beating, gradually adding flour, water, baking soda, baking powder, salt and vanilla until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips, peanuts and unsweetened chocolate by hand until well mixed.
  3. Spoon 2 tablespoons batter into paper-lined muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool 10 to 15 minutes. Drizzle 1 teaspoon caramel topping onto each cupcake; sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cupcakes.

Tip: Refrigerate cupcakes if you prefer a firmer caramel topping.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)
Calories: 220, Fat: 10 g, Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 145 mg, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Dietary Fiber: 2 g,
Protein: 4 g.

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Posted: May 25, 2006 10:28am
Apr 19, 2006
Focus: Government
Action Request: Other
Location: United States
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Posted: Apr 19, 2006 3:10am
Apr 16, 2006
Here are my Top 10 favorite quotes:
1. And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
2. When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
3. We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
4. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
5. Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
6. Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
7. Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
8. Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
9. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
10. What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
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Posted: Apr 16, 2006 7:00am
Apr 14, 2006
Category: Breads
3 Cups all-purpose or enriched white flour

1 T. baking powder

1 t. salt

1½ cups warm water or milk

1 T. vegetable oil or shorting for frying


In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and knead until smooth. Brush oil over top of dough, cover and allow to rest for 30 minutes. On a lightly floured board, using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll into circles that are approximately 4 inches in diameter and 1/8' thick. Deep fry in the oil or shortening until flecked with brown, turning carefully, once. Drain on paper towels.

Makes 10 to 12 breads.
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Posted: Apr 14, 2006 6:58am
Mar 21, 2006
Category: Desserts
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh blackberries
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup sugar
Juice of one lemon
2 pints heavy cream
8 ounces Mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 prepared sponge cake, (9 by 9 by 2-inch), sliced into 3 layers
1 cup Chambord liqueur
1/2 cup raspberry coulis
Fresh mint sprigs
Powdered sugar in shaker
In a mixing bowl, combine all the berries with the sugar and lemon juice. With a fork, lightly mash 1/4 of the berries against the side of the bowl. Allow the berries to sit for 1 hour. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. In a mixing bowl, fold half of the whipped cream into the Mascarpone cheese, along with the powdered sugar. Blend until the cream is fully incorporated. To assemble, lay one layer of the sponge cake on the bottom of the pan. Brush the layer with the Chambord. Spread 1/3 of the cheese mixture over the sponge cake. Spread a 1/3 of the berry mixture over the cheese. Repeat the procedure until all of the cake, berry and cheese mixture are used. Spread the reserved whipped cream over the top of the cake. Allow the cake to set, about 1 hour. Place a slice of the tiramisu on the plate. Garnish with raspberry coulis, fresh mint and powdered sugar.
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Posted: Mar 21, 2006 11:21am
Mar 19, 2006
These are my favorite professional athletes
1. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2. Kevin Garnett
3. Randy Moss
4. Martin Truex Jr.
5. Kirby Puckett (R.I.P.)
6. HBK Shawn Michaels
7. Carmelo Anthony
8. Darren Sharper
9. Eddie Griffin
10. John Riggins--the original "Diesel"
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