Tuesday, April 22, 2008

An easy solution to any crisis

An easy solution to any crisisThe solution is... Chocolate covered strawberries! It's that easy. Eat two or three (or twelve) and all your problems instantly fade away. Who knew it was that simple?

Most important to successful dipping is to get ripe and flavorful strawberries, but a close second is the type of chocolate you use. This is very important - use only milk chocolate. Per bag of milk chocolate use one tablespoon of shortening (Crisco). Melt in a glass bowl in the microwave, stirring in 30 second intervals. One bag will yield enough chocolate for at least 40 medium-small strawberries. Yum!

Are eggs have been hard-boiled or uncooked?

Here’s an easy way to tell if the eggs in your fridge have been hard-boiled:

Simply give the egg a spin on a firm surface. If cooked, it will continue to spin; if not, it may make one or two wobbly turns and promptly stop.

The reason? The liquid inside an uncooked egg (as in a glass of water) will not pick up momentum. However, the solid inside of a cooked egg will (as would frozen water).