People had a “flower language” over 150 years ago. They gave each other bouquets of talking flowers that said a lot without speaking out loud. You could do that, too or use flower names as code language in notes or emails.
Following is a list of commonly used flowers and what the message was from each beautiful flower.
Amaryllis: “You’re beautiful, but I’m shy.”
Apple blossom: “I like you best.”
Camellia: “Thank you!”
Carnation: “I love you truly.”
White Chrysanthemum: “This is the truth.”
Four Leaf Clover: “Be mine.”
Red Daisy: “You’re beautiful even if you don’t know it.”
Do you think your mom is the best ever cook? Tell her so with this little ditty, prose, poem, etc. Whatever we call it, we thought mom’s ’round the world would appreciate it. Especially mom’s who really are the finest cook on earth. At least to you.
Our sister siteÂ created the image for it. For just the text of the poem, see below the image.
Most of all and at the very least, we hope it brings some smiles and shares some love. 🙂 Who better to share the love with than mom. The finest cook on earth!
Even if your mom isn’t big on cooking, she would probably enjoy reading the poem. Maybe she’ll want to sent it off to grandma. Sometimes grandma is the finest cook on earth.
Whichever the case may be, let them know. You never know when they won’t be there any more.
My mom’s the finest cook on earth, She told me long ago, That bread’s no good Unless you add Some lovin’ in the dough. -Original author unknown
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Here we have a list of some of the most popular candies on the market, and their 100 calorie serving equivalents.
1/2 Kit Kat bar – this one is awesome; you can just split the Kit Kat in half and re-wrap the rest for next time.
2/3 cup mini marshmallows – little sticky on the fingers but soft, sweet, and delicious.
29 M & Mâ€™s – count ’em out, then let ’em “melt in your mouth, not in your hands!” 🙂
10 Peanut M & Mâ€™s – chew these up well and savor the protein-packed peanuts.
1/3 Snickers bar – a little more difficult to break into 3rds (knife works best), but worth the effort.
1/3 3 Musketeers bar – same as our beloved Snickers bar.
1/2 York Peppermint Patty – Yummy! Let the chocolate and peppermint blend melt slowly while you savor the flavor!
Making candy at home can be a fun and even a special event.Â You can do it with your kids, or dig in when you have some alone time. While the candies listed above are all popular favorites, candy servings from home made candies can be even better! Plus, you can control the calories and fat.
Whatever diet you practice, or if you just try to lighten up your diet from time to time to avoid extra pounds, you’re sure to find something suitable to add to your candy recipes in our Candy Recipe section. If you don’t have a recipe collection for candy, why not get started? Enjoy a sweet treat from time to time – you’ve earned it.
LOL! How about a cute little hot dog wrapped in dough with its eyes bugging out look like little mummies? Some people told me they thought they look like little babies wrapped in a blanket. Quite a difference, there but either way, very creative and too cute! They look like they taste pretty good, too.
It is so fun to see this kind of creativity. Especially when it comes to food. Because well, food should be fun and enjoyable. When we battle weight problems, it appears more like an enemy. That is not a good thing. We are in such a rush these days that taking time to actually enjoy food is losing ground. Next time you have some spare time, perhaps you could create with food. Just a thought.
With these adorable little hot dogs, let’s imagine the dogs are all beef and lean. The tender flaky crust a lower fat version. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a craving for a hot dog here. 🙂
I do not know where this image originated – if I did I would happily source the person/site. If anyone knows, drop me a line via comment or email.
Meanwhile, hope it brought you a smile!
You may also enjoy our cooking tip on what to do with Burnt Hot Dogs. Waste is not good, so we share some ideas on how to use a burnt hot dog.
Diets rich in peanuts and peanut butter appear to protect against heart disease by lowering levels of bad LDL cholesterol and controlling body weight. So enjoy this time-honored favorite with the whole family.
Following are some quick and nutritious peanut butter nibbles to take any boredom out of peanut butter while reaping the health benefits.
Spread your peanut butter in a new way. For an appealing and healthy snack, spread peanut butter on apples, bananas or pears.
At breakfast, spread it on waffles. For lunch, roll it up with jelly.
Swirl it. Heat 2-tablespoons peanut butter in the microwave for about one minute until soft. Swirl it into yogurt, or use as a topping on frozen yogurt or fat-free/low-fat ice cream.
Dress it up. Add sliced strawberries or golden raisins for a more grown-up taste.
Put peanut butter on a toasted whole-wheat English muffin; top with pear slices and honey.
Blend peanut butter, a banana, 1 percent milk and a little vanilla extract for a smoothie for two.
Make a sauce by combining light brown sugar, low-sodium soy sauce, lime juice, peanut butter, crushed red pepper, and a minced garlic clove. Serve with vegetables, pita wedges, or chicken.
One whole-wheat tortilla with 1 tablespoon reduced-fat peanut butter and 1-tablespoon all-fruit strawberry jam. Or try the delicious Peanut Butter Honey Spread atop that whole wheat tortilla…yummy!
Peanut Butter Hard in the Jar?
Here are a couple of ways to soften jarred peanut butter if it’s not as creamy as you’d like: Add one teaspoon of hot water. Stir. Add a few drops of sesame oil. It not only restores creaminess, but increases the nutty flavor.
A Couple Cautions:
The American of Pediatrics suggests parents wait until children are at least two years of age before introducing them to peanut butter. Wait until age four to give them crunchy peanut butter to guard against choking. Quick note: Discourage eating peanut butter right from the spoon. It can cause choking in both adults and children.
We Need Peanut Butter
Because Man Cannot Live on Bread Alone!
“Man cannot live on bread alone. He needs peanut butter, too.” – Unknown
Peanut Butter: It IS Healthful
Peanut butter is a very satisfying food, which actually suppresses your appetite for hours after you’ve eaten some.
Super Snacks with Peanut Butter
A piece of bread, toasted or not, with a tablespoon of peanut butter spread atop and one-half a banana sliced on top of the peanut butter.
Top a toasted English muffin with peanut butter, pear slices and honey.
Blend peanut butter, a banana, 1 percent milk and a little vanilla extract for a smoothie.
Take a tortilla and top with 1 tablespoon reduced-fat peanut butter and 1-tablespoon all-fruit strawberry jam.
Uh oh. In some ways I can relate to this! 😉 With the many, MANY ways to eat and create pizza, who doesn’t enjoy it? Over and over? I know I can have pizza again and again!
There are SO many things to do with pizza. Fruit pizza. Vegetable Pizza. No crust pizza. BLT pizza. Cookie pizza. Dessert pizza. When my nieces were little I made them King Kong pizza’s for their birthdays. After they got a bit older they would ask right away, Pizza again? They loved them and it was so much fun.
I wonder if the inventor(s) of the original pizza could have ever imagined all that we do in the name of pizza these days? Or how far we would take this food creation! The possibilities truly are endless.
Did you know?
The original Italian pizza was made with green peppers and mozzarella cheese.
The original Greek pizza was simply crust and vegetables — no cheese!
Close to 40 per cent of all pizzas sold are pepperoni pizzas.
In India tandoori chicken and chili paneer are favorites.
While Americans prefer meat toppings, a popular pizza topping in Japan is squid and tofu.
Quick Pizza Notes
Pizza Pie Day is February 9th
October is National Pizza Festival Month.
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Quick Pizza Recipe – Super-simple and super fast to whip up, this pizza is great for those hectic days when you want something homemade but donâ€™t have the time to fuss.
S’mores lovers can’t help but love this – a keyboard that looks as if it was made with Smores ingredients of chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers!
Original source unknown – please post if you know where this originated from as we’d love to give credit where credit is due!
Did you know?
The first printed S’mores recipe appeared in 1927 in the Girl Scout handbook called, Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. Folklore tells us the name “S’mores” came about because everyone who tasted one asked for “some more.”
Chocolate was once a luxury item for the wealthy, but thanks to Milton Hershey it became an affordable indulgence for all.