Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Recipes for Pleasure


Pleasure describes the broad class of mental states that humans and other animals experience as positive, enjoyable, or worth seeking. It includes more specific mental states such as happiness, entertainment, enjoyment, ecstasy, and euphoria. In psychology, the pleasure principle describes pleasure as a positive feedback mechanism, motivating the organism to recreate in the future the situation which it has just found pleasurable. According to this theory, organisms are similarly motivated to avoid situations that have caused pain in the past.

The experience of pleasure is subjective and different individuals will experience different kinds and amounts of happiness in the same situation. Many pleasurable experiences are associated with satisfying basic biological drives, such as eating, exercise or sex. Other pleasurable experiences are associated with social experiences and social drives, such as the experiences of accomplishment, recognition, and service. The appreciation of cultural artifacts and activities such as art, music, and literature is often pleasurable.

Recreational drug use can be pleasurable: some drugs, illicit and otherwise, directly create euphoria in the human brain when ingested. The mind's natural tendency to seek out more of this feeling (as described by the pleasure principle) can lead to dependence and addiction.

So dear reader's...what's your pleasure....I'm into music, food and all kind of things that can make me stress free...Anyway enjoy the music below :




Another Korean Hit's....Enjoy...









Love this drama so damn pleasure.....








Monday, November 29, 2010

Recipes Carrot Cheese Cake


Hello Christmas is around the corner...soon everyone searching and wondering for the best dessert to welcome family members and friends even the kids also looking forward for the delicious desert. This recipes is one of my favourite dessert all year around. Here is the recipes :




Carrot Cheese Birthday Cake!
Another Collection Of Carrot Cheese Cake



The Carrot Cake for Happy Father's Day!


The Engagement Cake Using this recipe!





Ingredients :

230 gm Corn Oil
200 gm Castor Sugar
240 gm Eggs 
 
200 gm Self Raising Flour 
1 Tsp Sodium Bicarbonate 
80 gm Pineapple (Crusted)
200 gm Carrots
50 gm Cashew Nut
70 gm Sultanas/Raisin

Cheese Frosting :

500 gm Cream Cheese
160 gm Butter
240 gm Icing Sugar
1 Tsp Lemon Juice
1 Tsp Orange Paste

Method :

Preheat the Oven 170 degree C. Grease 2 x 9" round cake tin. Now mix corn oil and caster sugar until creamy.  Add and beat the eggs one at a time, add the sieved ingredients that is the self raising flour and the sodium bicarbonate. Then add in the pineapple, carrots, cashew nut and the raisins. Pour the batter evenly into the cake tin and bake at 45 - 50 minutes or until  the cake tester come out clean. Let it cool and decorate with the cream cheese frosting as desired. *To make the frostings just mix all the ingredients as above. 

Happy Baking and Enjoy.

Carrot Cheesecake on FoodistaCarrot Cheesecake

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Recipes Chocolate Moist Cake

Hi Good Morning...Greetings from My Recipes Blog..

Today I want to share the Chocolate Moist Cake Recipes



Ingredients :

170 gm Butter (SCS Butter)

250 gm Soft Brown Sugar

225 gm Self Raising Flour

A Pinch of Salt

40 gm Cocoa Powder

1 tsp Baking Powder

3/4 tsp Sodium Bicarbonate

3 Eggs

100 ml Milk

1 tsp Vanilla Essence

1 tsp Kahlua/Rum (Optional)

100 ml Water

1 tsp Hot Water

1 tsp Instant Coffee Granules

Method :
Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.

Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sodium bicarbonate and salt for 3 times. Leave aside.

In another bowl, mix the hot water and instant coffee granules to a paste. Leave aside.

In another separate bowl, beat butter and brown sugar till soft and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Fold in the sifted ingredients into the creamed mixture alternately with water and milk, starting and ending with flour.

Finally add vanilla essence, rum, coffee paste and combine well.

Pour the batter into a well greased and floured cake tin (8" round). Bake the cake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Remove cake from oven and let it cool completely before decorating it. 





Chocolate Ganache
  
Ingredients :
  • 250 g bittersweet cooking chocolate, chopped
  • 235 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 15 ml dark rum (optional)

Directions

  1. Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil, watching very carefully because if it boils for a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot. When the cream has come to a boil, pour over the chopped chocolate, and whisk until smooth. Stir in the rum if desired.
  1. Allow the ganache to cool slightly before pouring over a cake. Start at the center of the cake and work outward. For a fluffy frosting or chocolate filling, allow it to cool until thick, then whip with a whisk until light and fluffy.  
 
Howdy...Enjoy your baking and happy eating!!!



Cake Decorating Techniques

Hi....no idea how to decorate a cake??? 





Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Recipes For Happiness

Today I want to share with you all about this RECIPES FOR HAPPINESS....


Happiness is a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy. A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources.

While direct measurement of happiness presents challenges, tools such as The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire have been developed by researchers. Positive psychology researchers use theoretical models that include describing happiness as consisting of positive emotions and positive activities, or that describe three kinds of happiness: pleasure, engagement, and meaning.

Research has identified a number of attributes that correlate with happiness: relationships and social interaction, extraversion, marital status, employment, health, democratic freedom, optimism, endorphins released through physical exercise and eating chocolate, religious involvement, income and proximity to other happy people. Happiness is mediated through the release of so-called happiness hormones.

Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this older sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia, and is still used in virtue ethics.

Happiness economics suggests that measures of public happiness should be used to supplement more traditional economic measures when evaluating the success of public policy.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

HAPPINESS RECIPES 1


The Ingredients : 
 
2 Heaped cups of patience
1 Heart full of love
2 Hands full of generosity
A Dash of laughter
1 Head full of understanding

Method :
  1. Sprinkle generously with kindness
  2. Add plenty of faith and mix well.
  3. Spread over a period of a lifetime
  4. And serve everyone you meet.
Author unknown

HAPPINESS RECIPES 2


" I have a little recipe that isn't hard to make But you must always start as soon as you awake.
  1. Take a great big mixing bowl and fill it with a smile
  2. Mix half a cup of sunshine with good deeds to last a while.
  3. Add a pinch of work and play, a pinch of thoughtfulness and care
  4. But don't bake it in the oven, just spread it around everywhere."
Author unknown

HAPPINESS RECIPES 3

You have to take a cup of what you think, stir in a few ounces of what you feel, and sprinkle generously with what you do.
If what you think is positive, what you feel is joyous, and what you do is loving then you will always create a glorious dinner of delight and happiness for yourself and others.

Joseph Mozzella


HAPPINESS RECIPES 4


  1. Take twelve whole months, cleaning them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate and jealousy.
    Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.
  2. Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty or thirty-one different parts, but don't make the whole batch at once.
    Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.
  3. Mix into each day one part of faith, one part of patience, one part of courage and one part of work.
  4. Add to each day one part of hope, faithfulness, generosity, and meditation and one good deed.
  5. Season the whole with a dadh of good spirits, a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of plan and a cupful of good humuor.
  6. Pour all of this into a vessel of love.
  7. Cook thoroughly over radiant joy.
Author unknown
HAPPINESS RECIPES 5


The Ingredients :

4 glasses of LOVE
2 glasses of PATIENCE
3 glasses of KINDNESS
4 glasses of UNDERSTANDING
1 glass of FRIENDLINESS
1 glass of FAITH
5 spoons of HAPPINESS
5 spoons of TENDERNESS
1 liter of HUMOR


Method :
  • Take love and patience, mix with faith. Separately combine tenderness, kindness and understanding.
  • Combine everything and mix with friendliness and happiness.
  • Sprinkle abundantly with humor.
  • Bake in sun rays.
  • Serve every day with generosity of your soul
  • Garnish with a smile and serve with quietness, unselfishness and cheerfulness.
Author unknown

HAPPINESS RECIPES 6


Ingredients:

1 cup of plenty
2 spoonfuls of humour
Bundle of joy
Generous helping of health
Sprinkle of blessings
Flavour according to taste
Bake lovingly
(valid for 120 years)

Author Unknown 

 
HAPPINESS RECIPES 7
 


Serves: All Mankind
1 Funny bone
1 Big smile
1 Big handful of patience
1 Dash of Courtesy
Mix with lots of love and humility.
Put through a sieve to strain out all unkindness.
Serve to anyone and everyone you meet.





Author Unknown


HAPPINESS RECIPES 8

Simplicity is the key here, and being in touch with your key values. 


Tend your goats
Take your children by the hand
and walk humbly with God
Be Happy

R.Giraldi

HAPPINESS RECIPES 9


Ingredients :

1 bag of smiles
2 cups of sharing
2lbs of positivity
1/2 cup of good humour
1 cup of self-esteem
2 spoonfuls of simplicity
1 dash of goodwill
4 drops of easy going
and 1 packet of life loving

Home-made happiness always go down well, just like home-made smiley cookies. Just remember to share them around!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Perfect Wines For THANKSGIVING DAY

Howdy...now let's us find the Perfect Wines for your thanksgiving dinner that would be enhances your desserts.


Fonseca 10 Year Old Aged Tawny Port, Portugal


Fonseca Ten Year Old Tawny Port is russet in color with brilliant crimson highlights and a fragrant, ripe-fruit bouquet. Its smooth, silky texture and subtle oak nuances are balanced by a fresh acidity and tannic "grip" that culminate in a long, elegant, plummy finish. Tawny Ports of age will not improve once bottled; they should be served at room temperature or barely cool at the end of a meal with nuts or not overly-sweet desserts
Sandeman Fine Rich Madeira, Portugal


Sandeman Fine Rich Madeira is made in the traditional manner on the Atlantic island of Madeira, The rich soil and volcanic subsoil give this wine a unique character which is enhanced by the winemaking and ageing in "estufas". It is rich, well balanced and a good accompaniment to many rich dishes and desserts (such as chocolate). It is also an essential ingredient in classic cuisine.
Medium dark amber colour with pronounced golden highlights. Clean nutty aromas, light complexity and very agreeable. Brilliant wine - a good quality young Madeira in evolution. Medium rich flavour, nutty and slighty complex, with a good clean finish.





Sandeman Royal Corregidor Rich Old Oloroso Sherry, Aged 20 Years


Rich and unctuous; a big, muscular, semi-sweet beauty with a meaty frame and gorgeous maple and toffee aromas. Broad-shouldered across the palate, with apricot and quince flavors accented by cinnamon and nutmeg. In terms of mouthfeel, it's like a fine liqueur, and on the finish everything you've previously smelled and/or tasted comes back into perfect focus.
 








Lustau East India Solera Sherry, Spain


East India is an appealing deep tawny brown, and offers a complex, mature nose of burnt sugar, spices, raisins, chocolate, walnuts and orange peel. It is sweet and full-bodied, with a smooth, almost treacle-like consistency, but good balancing acidity. There is a faint rancio character that adds complexity, and a fresh, everlasting finish.
"This Oloroso's dose of Pedro Ximenez accounts for its aromas of rainsins, dried fruits and figs, as well as its creamy, spicy texture. Complex notes of cinnamon, clove, iodine and mineral details build into the finish. Serve it with cinnamon flan." 






2000 Warre's Late Bottled Vintage Porto, Portugal


Deep, rich ruby colour. On the nose bursting with lovely black fruit combined with a spicy complexity. Warre's 2000 LBV has a palate of underlying richness and intensity with well rounded blackberry fruit and wonderfully structured tannins which lead to a long and lingering finish. This wine is superb with cheese, nuts and dried fruits after meal.








Messina Hof Ebony Ports of Call, Texas




Ebony, naturally fermented to 16% alcohol, is a solera blend of the last three vintages. The combination of three vintages, each with their own contributive strengths, enhances consistency on the palate. This lower-alcohol port-like dessert wine has wonderful chocolate covered cherry flavors. Silver medal winner and "Best of Class" at the San Antonio Express News Wine Competition.








 Campbell's Rutherglen Muscat, Australia




Bright amber gold with copper hints. The nose reveals fresh raisin fruit backed by a hint of fortifying spirit and aged oak characters while the palate is luscious and mouthfilling with raisin fruit followed by a long finish.

























Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Recipes

With The Thanksgiving Day round the corner... What's in your menu list for this day that should fall on the fourth Thursday of November. 

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes for First-Timers

EASY THANKSGIVING RECIPES FOR NEWBIES By Stephanie Gallagher about.com




STEP BY STEP OVEN BAG TURKEY RECIPE

It's easy to make turkey in an oven bag, but nowhere is it more important to gather your ingredients for a recipe in advance than when making turkey. Because raw turkey can harbor bacteria, you want to make sure you have everything you need at the ready, and that all of your ingredients and surfaces are kept clean while you're preparing your turkey.
You will need the following for your oven bag turkey recipe:

Oven Bag Turkey Step 1 - Gather Your Ingredients to Make Turkey in an Oven Bag

  • 1 oven bag especially designed for turkey -- do not use a brown paper bag or plastic storage bag
  • 1 12-24 lb. turkey, fresh or thawed according to package directions.
  • Cooking spray.
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 apple (optional)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. poultry seasoning
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup apple cider (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup (optional)
You will also want to have kitchen shears or a small knife to slice open your turkey and a clean cutting board or mat for the vegetables.
After you've gathered your ingredients, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Oven Bag Turkey Step 2 - Cut the Butter to Flavor the Turkey

This is the first step in making a "compound butter" (that's just a fancy way of saying a butter flavored with herbs or seasonings) to flavor the turkey.
Although this step is optional, I highly recommend it because it really makes the turkey moist. There's nothing like slathering something with butter to make it moist, eh? But it's really important when it comes to turkey, because oftentimes the turkey breast can be done before the thigh, and if the breast gets overcooked, the turkey will taste dry.
Okay, so to make the compound butter, just cut the softened butter into 1/2-inch chunks and put it in a small bowl.

Oven Bag Turkey Step 3 - Mix the Poultry Seasoning and the Butter

Add the tablespoon of poultry seasoning to the butter and smash with a fork. Alternatively, you can use a mini food processor to mix the butter and poultry seasoning.
By the way, I'm using poultry seasoning here for simplicity. You can use whatever fresh chopped herbs you like in place of the dried poultry seasoning. Rosemary, sage and thyme are nice in a compound butter.
This compound butter mixture will go under and over the turkey's skin to add flavor and moisture to the turkey.

Oven Bag Turkey Step 4 - Set Up Your Vegetable and Turkey Stations

Set aside the compound butter you made in Step 3.
Now you want to make sure you have separate stations for preparing the vegetables and preparing the turkey. Place the vegetables and anything else you plan to use to flavor the turkey (such as an apple) on a clean cutting board with a clean knife. Set this up away from the sink -- you want to keep the vegetables (and fruit) away from the turkey.
Now you want to set up your turkey station. You will need a roasting pan (2 inches deep) large enough to hold the turkey. You will also need the oven turkey bag, cooking spray, the tablespoon of flour, kitchen shears or a knife to open the turkey package, clean paper towels and, of course, the turkey.
Put the turkey oven bag in the roasting pan, and set it next to the sink. Set the flour, cooking spray and paper towels right next to the roasting pan.
Put the turkey in the sink, but do not open the turkey yet. Notice how you haven't touched the raw turkey yet, so you can continue to prep your vegetables without having to wash your hands over and over again.

Oven Bag Turkey Step 5 - Chop the Vegetables

Chop your vegetables and your apple. These ingredients will go into the oven bag to flavor the turkey. These are just suggestions, by the way. If you like the flavor of oranges, you can use sliced oranges instead of the chopped apple. This oven bag turkey recipe is completely adaptable to your tastes.

Oven Bag Turkey Step 6 - Prepare the Turkey Oven Bag



Spray the inside of the turkey oven bag with cooking spray. This will help keep the turkey from sticking. Pour the flour into the oven bag, and shake so the oven bag is coated with the flour. It's alright if some flour settles in the bottom of the oven bag. There's no need to be perfect. The idea is just to keep the turkey from sticking to the oven bag.

Oven Bag Turkey Step 7 - Put the Vegetables in the Oven Bag


Put the celery and onion in the bottom of the oven bag (or whatever vegetables you're using - chopped carrots are nice in an oven bag turkey, too). Now set the oven bag in the roasting pan, leaving the oven bag open wide so you can slip the turkey in later.

Oven Bag Turkey Step 8 - Open the Turkey and Remove the Giblets

Now it's time to get your hands dirty. Use the kitchen shears or a sharp knife to slice open the turkey package, being careful not to pierce the turkey's skin. Reach in between the turkey's legs to remove the giblets. Oftentimes the giblets will be packaged in a plastic container. You can use the giblets to flavor your turkey gravy later. Or, if you're not planning to use them, simply discard the bag.

Oven Bag Turkey Step 9 - Remove the Neck from the Turkey


Now reach around the other side of the turkey and remove the neck. Like the giblets, the neck sometimes comes packaged in plastic.
When you've removed the neck, wash the turkey and pat dry with the paper towels you placed beside the sink. See? Aren't you glad you were prepared?

Oven Bag Turkey Step 10 - Rub the Compound Butter Under the Turkey Skin

Okay, this is the hard part. And honestly, you can make this oven bag turkey without bothering with this step at all. But it does make the turkey nice and juicy.
Remember that compound butter you made in Steps 2 and 3? Now you're going to spread that butter under and over the turkey's skin to flavor it.
First, gently loosen the skin by sticking your whole hand between the turkey breast and the skin. It's not terribly easy. You will have to gently separate the skin from the breast with your fingers, working your way down the breast until you've loosened most or all of the skin from the breast meat, being careful not to break the skin. (Actually, if you look closely, you can see I broke the skin. That's the beauty of the oven bag method. The turkey will still come out moist and juice because the oven bag helps lock in those juices, even when the skin isn't protecting the turkey meat.)
Now take a hunk of the compound butter in your fingers and smoosh it between the turkey breast and skin. Try to cover as much of the breast as you can with the butter. It's okay if you don't do it perfectly. Use about three-quarters of the butter mixture in this step. You will use the rest of the butter in the next step.

Oven Bag Turkey Step 11 - Rub the Butter on the Outside of the Turkey


Now take the remaining butter and rub it all over the outside of the turkey. It may get clumpy (remember, the turkey will be very cold). Don't worry; it will still taste great. Sometimes I melt the butter for this step and brush it over the outside of the turkey. Season the turkey with salt and pepper.

Oven Bag Turkey Step 12 - Put the Turkey in the Oven Bag

Put the turkey, breast side up (the usual way) in the oven bag, which should be sitting in the roasting pan next to the sink. If you're using apple slices or herbs or lemon slices to flavor the turkey, put them inside the turkey cavity now. I know I only mentioned apple in the recipe, but any of those flavor-boosters would work well here. Now wash your hands well with soap and warm water. *Sorry pic not available*

Oven Bag Turkey Step 13- Pour the Apple Cider over the Turkey


Mix 1/2 cup of apple cider with 2 Tbsp. maple syrup, whisking well. Pour the mixture over the turkey and into the cavity.

Oven Bag Turkey Step 14 - Tie the Turkey Oven Bag

You wouldn't think I'd make a whole separate step for this, but believe it or not, I get a lot of questions about this step. If you can find the nylon ties that came with the oven bag, use them to seal the oven bag. If not (which happens a lot), just tie the oven bag as you would a trash bag, making sure to keep the it loose around the turkey. Do NOT use trash bag ties or other ties you have lying around.
You don't want the bag to be too tight or it will stick to the turkey. Now tuck the oven bag ends under the side of the turkey. If they're standing up, they could touch the heating element in the oven and burn. Not good!
With your knife, cut six 1/2-inch slits in the top of the oven bag to allow the steam to escape from the turkey.
Now place the turkey in the preheated oven, and roast for 2-4 hours, depending on the size of the turkey, until an instant-read thermometer (compare prices) registers 165 degrees.

Oven Bag Turkey Step 15 - Let the Turkey Rest

Remove the turkey from the oven, and let it rest 20-30 minutes before carving. This is an important step, because it allows the turkey's juices to redistribute. If you don't let the turkey rest before cutting, as soon as you start to carve the turkey, the juices will run out onto the cutting board, and the turkey will dry out.
Look how juicy this turkey is! Don't you just want to get a bite right now?


 HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY TO YOU ALL!

 

BILLIONAIRE



I wanna be a billionaire so fricking bad
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen

[Chorus]
Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my name in shining lights
A different city every night oh
I swear the world better prepare
For when I’m a billionaire

Yeah I would have a show like Oprah
I would be the host of, everyday Christmas
Give Travie a wish list
I’d probably pull an Angelina and Brad Pitt
And adopt a bunch of babies that ain’t never had sh-t
Give away a few Mercedes like here lady have this
And last but not least grant somebody their last wish
Its been a couple months since I’ve single so
You can call me Travie Claus minus the Ho Ho
Get it, hehe, I’d probably visit where Katrina hit
And damn sure do a lot more than FEMA did
Yeah can’t forget about me stupid
Everywhere I go Imma have my own theme music
 

[Chorus]


Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my name in shining lights
A different city every night oh
I swear the world better prepare
For when I’m a billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh for when I’m a Billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh for when I’m a Billionaire


I’ll be playing basketball with the President
Dunking on his delegates
Then I’ll compliment him on his political etiquette
Toss a couple milli in the air just for the heck of it
But keep the fives, twentys (?) completely separate
And yeah I’ll be in a whole new tax bracket
We in recession but let me take a crack at it
I’ll probably take whatevers left and just split it up
So everybody that I love can have a couple bucks
And not a single tummy around me would know what hungry was
Eating good sleeping soundly
I know we all have a similar dream
Go in your pocket pull out your wallet
And put it in the air and sing


I wanna be a billionaire so fricking bad
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen
[Chorus]
I wanna be a billionaire so frickin bad!

 

A billionaire, in countries that use the short scale number naming system, is a person who has a net worth of at least one billion units of a currency, usually the United States dollar, Euro, or Pound sterling. Forbes magazine updates a complete list of U.S. dollar billionaires around the world every year. There were 1,011 officially known short scale billionaires in the world as of 2010.
In countries that use the long scale number naming system, a billionaire is someone who has at least a million times a million units of currency. There are no billionaires under the long scale number naming system.
Under the short scale number naming system, a trillionaire would be a person who has at least a thousand billion units of currency. Under the long scale number naming system, a trillionaire would be a person who has at least a million billion units of currency.
Again, under the short scale number naming system, there are no known trillionaires in the world. 
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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