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#Foodie – Red Pepper Snickers

1 Feb

Hot (辣 – la4) and Spicy Red Pepper #Snickers Bars 😳😱😨😭🙀💀. . . . . There’s something just evil in that. It’s wrong. Dark-side esque Destroying the fine reputation of a delicious treat🍫. A sacrilege of the great ambrosia beloved by the gods. A travesty to #chocolate!!!

Vote Sugar for Participation!

26 Dec
Me: Your assignment is NOT a presentation — you are supposed to lead a class discussion.
 
Student:  I don’t understand.
 
Me: You ask the class questions and get them to participate and talk. 😐
 
Student:  Our grade means the class has to TALK to us? But teacher, this is not the China way. Maybe we do not like to talk in class. Maybe we will all have a very bad grade.
 
Me (in my mind): Welcome to the life of the laowai laoshi (foreign teacher) and the struggle for participation!
 
Me (in reality): You can do this. Maybe call on people one by one. Or ask your friends to help you. Or offer the first person to talk candy.
 
Student: . . . . . . . 😑
 
WeChat 5 minutes later . . . . “You may use every way to force your classmates to work for you. Teacher Olivia recommends sugar.”
 
Me: Bwahahahahahahahaha . . . Behold, the power of sugar! 😝😆🤣🍡🍨🍬🍭🍫🍰🎂🍪🍩

Surprise Packages – Andes Candies Cookies

3 Feb

Image borrowed from “Taste of Home”

My aunt and I always bake cookies together for major events, and this particular recipe is one of our favorites! Give em a try and find yourself in love with the minty-chocolate taste! 🙂

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Cup – Butter (Softened Preferably)
  • 1 Cup – Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup – Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 & 1/2 TSP – Vanilla
  • 3 Cups – Flour 
  • 1 TSP – Baking Powder
  • 1/2 TSP – Salt
  • 1 Package of Andes Mints (Set aside 42)

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 375 Degrees
  • Mix together the butter and sugar (White & Brown) until smooth.  Add in the eggs and vanilla, and mix it well.   Add in the Flour, Baking Powder, and Salt and Mix.  
  • Refrigerate it for 2+ hours (it’s a soft mixture and needs to harden until you can mess with it.  
  • Unwrap the 42 Candies while waiting.
  • Now take the dough and form 1 TBSP of dough around each candy.  
  • Bake 10-12 minutes each.
  • Remove and set on wire racks over top of wax paper.

TOPPING

Use a Saucepan and put the remaining candies in. Melt them and then drizzle the chocolate over the cookies. The wax paper should catch the extras. If necessary, add them back into the pan and re-heat for more chocolate.

ENJOY

Gingerbread House–Epic Fail!

22 Dec

A few days ago, I mentioned that I was attempting to build a Gingerbread House for the first time in years.  Here are the results–which came out delicious if less than presentationally delightful 🙂 

This is what I started with–The Gingerbread slabs came from a pre-made package, the candy and icing I added myself! You can tell that trouble started a little early; the walls went up fine but the back portion of the roof was broken in half and the front gable wasn’t cut correctly so the tips overlapped instead of meeting.  It was all supposed to go up really easily, but the roof kept falling in and sliding off the top (After the fourth attempt I had to call in back-up 😛 ) so I ended up gluing it with extra icing and propping it up for the night to harden. 

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Twenty-four hours later I began the decorating process, and it seemed to be going really well!  Law school isn’t exactly a creative outlet, so I was soooo happy to finally get to spend some time doing something artsy, and I think the design turned out great 🙂 It was a mixture of peanut butter pieces, York patty chips, hard rock candy, stick candy, Twizzlers, and more.  Honestly, I don’t see how anyone could eat more than one teeny-tiny piece a week 😛 Definitely hits the sweet tooth!

So off I went, icing and eating half of the candy I put on when disaster struck!  I turned and put one dab of icing on the front and the entire thing exploded!  The roof caved in, walls fell outwards, and it all landed Icing down!

Oops!! So my efforts at a Gingerbread House ended in kind of an epic fail. After this collapse it was unrecoverable and the front never had a chance to be completed. So instead I have plenty of candied gingerbread walls for guests and a plain gingerbread front for tea time.  Yum!! 🙂

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