All I can say is…yum.
Originally posted on My Kitchen/Studio:
Although much belated, I wanted to post my favorite hot fudge recipe as a follow-up to my last ice cream post. Although I don’t own the Joy of Cooking, I scanned this page from my Mom’s copy (note chocolate stains on page) years ago. The recipe has been an institution in my family, and although was used most frequently as a topping for peppermint stick ice cream during the Christmases of my childhood, has found a place in my year-round dessert repertoire.
Locating that dusty bottle of corn syrup, leftover from last year’s Thanksgiving pecan pie, is probably the longest step in creating this delicacy. From there, it’s a quick moving, science experiment-esque process of boiling and bubbling together butter, chocolate, water, corn syrup, and sugar. Once done and cooled a bit, the sauce can be transferred to a glass jar, covered tightly, and stored in the refrigerator. Just a…
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Originally posted on Acculturated:
by Emily Esfahani Smith
Religion, God, transcendence, spirituality: do these things exist independently of the human mind or are they products of neurochemical firings of the brain? When Saul had his revelatory experience on the road to Damascus, had he fallen under the spell of a seizure, as some have claimed, or was it a flash of the divine that caused his conversion to Christianity? When Fyodor Dostoevsky experienced the self-transcendent moment he describes below, was he momentarily elevated into a mysterious mystical realm or was he having a fit of temporal lobe epilepsy?
The air was filled with a big noise and I tried to move. I felt the heaven was going down upon the earth and that it engulfed me. I have really touched God. He came into me myself, yes God exists, I cried, and I don’t remember anything else. You all, healthy people . . . can’t imagine…
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…And don’t accidentally use that HSA debit card for something else, or you’ll be sorry. Read on.
How will the new health care system work? By expecting middle class and poor people to spend money out of a health savings account or out of pocket to pay for medical services? Is this part of the “it gets worse before it gets better” scene of American healthcare?
They are also high in protein and whole grains, and have a list of ingredients that even I can remember off the top of my head. Recipe to come in my book, Cooking for Emotional Wellness, due out this fall!
This study has a good graph showing how people in high deductible health plans forego or delay care. It also notes that the incidence of foregoing and delaying care goes up as the poverty of the individual increases. Conclusion: HDHP’s are making access to care even more challenging for the poor. I would like to see how the Affordable Health Care act plans to remedy this.