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postheadericon How to Create Christmas Tree Cupcakes

How to Create Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Impress your guests with these three-dimensional Christmas tree cupcakes. These cupcakes stand up and take note and are perfect for any guest. Although they may look like a complicated dessert, even a child could make these look fantastic. Ad Ingredients Sugar cones Cupcakes White frosting Green frosting Piping bag Ball sprinkles Steps 1 Bake/buy unfrosted cupcakes. The holidays are busy so don’t beat yourself up if you don’t have time (or energy) to make homemade cupcakes. Store bought cupcakes will be just as fun and your guests will still appreciate…

postheadericon How to Create a Spooky Ghost Milkshake

How to Create a Spooky Ghost Milkshake

This milkshake is perfect for Halloween or a ghostly Soiree, this milkshake will have your guests gagging – with delight. Watch out for the ectoplasm. Serves 4 Ad This article’s accuracy is in doubt. Please fact check, edit, cite references and remove this notice when the article has been improved. You may also comment on the discussion page. Until any issues are fixed and the template is removed, it may be hidden from search results. Notice added on 2016-05-24. Ingredients 2 cups buttermilk 3 – 4 scoops vanilla/buttermilk/caramel/banana ice cream…

postheadericon How to Create a Recipe in a Jar Gift

How to Create a Recipe in a Jar Gift

Giving gifts in a jar is a wonderful way of using your culinary know-how to help others who might not have the time or inclination to cook new recipes from scratch. This way, you can provide them with both the recipe and the incentive in the form of the actual ingredients ready to go into the cooking pan without further ado. There are many different possible combinations for filling a gift food jar but this article outlines the basics. It is hoped that this will be built on in future…

postheadericon How to Create a Plate from a Takeout Chinese Food to Go Box

How to Create a Plate from a Takeout Chinese Food to Go Box

Are you finding it awkward to eat your meal directly from a Chinese takeout box? Sure you can drop your Kung Pao Chicken dish onto a waiting plate but what do you do if you are on the road or don’t have access to a dinner plate? Rather than digging your food from the box, create a ready-to-use plate directly from the takeout container. 1 Assess the container contents. You will be unfolding the box while the food is inside, so consider how packed the box is and what is…

postheadericon How to Create a Picnic Check List

How to Create a Picnic Check List

Three Methods:Sample Check ListsThe Romantic Picnic For TwoThe Family PicnicCommunity Q&A When the weather’s gorgeous, and you have the day off, there’s nothing quite as delightful as a picnic. It doesn’t take much to put one together, and you’ll have a great time with family and friends! Here are some brief instructions on preparing for a picnic, along with a useful list that you can copy and modify to suit your own needs. Sample Check Lists Sample Checklist for Romantic Picnic Sample Checklist for Family Picnic Method 1 The Romantic…

postheadericon How to Create a Marshmallow Menorah

How to Create a Marshmallow Menorah

A great craft for kids to learn about Hanukkah. There’s lots of variations, so enjoying making lots of them. Ad Ingredients 10 marshmallows (big ones are recommended) White frosting or glue Pretzel sticks or birthday candles Food coloring Milk Steps 1 Gather the ingredients and things you’ll need. If you wish to make an edible menorah, use frosting instead of the glue. If this is just a decoration project, use glue instead of the frosting. 2 Position the marshmallows. Line up nine of the marshmallows next to each other in…

postheadericon How to Create a Cucumber Flower

How to Create a Cucumber Flower

Enhance your next tray of veggies and dip by cutting your cucumber slices into delicate flowers. Use a regular cucumber for this recipe as a hothouse cucumber may not be able to withstand the rigors of the design. Also, a small sharp paring knife is a must. 1 Wash the cucumber. Allow time to dry. Because the skin is waxy, you may need to help dry time by dabbing cucumbers with a clean paper towel. 2 Cut the cucumber in half width-wise. Make a clean, straight line cut across the…

postheadericon How to Correct High Acid pH With High Alkali Foods

How to Correct High Acid pH With High Alkali Foods

Maintaining the correct pH balance in your body is very important to overall health. If your body’s pH is highly acidic most of the time, you can increase your risk for a variety of diseases. A pH balance of 0 to 6 is acid, a pH balance of 7 is neutral, and a pH balance of 8 to 14 is alkaline. If you have been eating a lot of acidic foods, you can adjust the balance by learning how to correct high acid pH with high alkali foods. 1 Use…

postheadericon How to Core a Pear

How to Core a Pear

Three Parts:Coring Pear HalvesCoring Whole PearsPear RecipesCommunity Q&A Pears are delicious in everything from desserts to salads, but nobody likes having to spit out pear seeds in the middle of a meal. This tutorial will show you a couple of simple ways to remove a pear’s core, whether you want the pear cut in halves or wedges, or kept whole for poaching. Part 1 Coring Pear Halves 1 Slice the pair in half, lengthwise. Place the pear upright on the cutting board. Cut near the stem from end to end…

postheadericon How to Core a Lettuce in One Quick Move

How to Core a Lettuce in One Quick Move

By using the following technique, you can core a head of iceberg lettuce without using a knife. 1 Locate the core of the lettuce. The core is the white knob at the base of the lettuce head. 2 Hold the head of iceberg lettuce 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) above a cutting board. The core should be facing downward toward the cutting board. 3 Slam the lettuce firmly against the cutting board. This will detach the core from the rest of the lettuce. 4 Pull the core…