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Three Fall Cookie Ideas for the Family
by mark anthony at 2013-09-25 13:28:00

Pumpkin-stuffed Cookies
 
Packed with celebrations like Thanksgiving and Halloween, a Brooklyn fall would not seem incomplete without pumpkin flavored treats. The cookie recipe here is a little different from others, though. It is chocolate chip cookies with a pumpkin stuffing inside.
 
First mix wheat flour, cocoa powder, salt, sugar and baking soda well in a container. Then add to it some maple syrup, milk, vanilla extract and some oil in order to form the dough. To make the filling, mix pumpkin puree with vanilla extract, sugar, cinnamon and any nut butter. Enclose the filling in the dough and bake it for 10 minutes. Your pumpkin-stuffed cookies are ready to enjoy!

 
Vegetarian Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
These cookies need whole-wheat flour, brown sugar and cane sugar, kosher salt, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla extract, molasses, and of course, dark chocolate chips. You need to mix all the ingredients and then shape out the cookies; then bake them for 10 minutes in an oven which was preheated to 350 degrees. A nutritious classic recipe with a yummy twist!
 
Quick-made Applesauce Cookies
 
This is the easiest made autumn treat. Apples are also a favorite autumn fruit, and these applesauce cookies will seem enticing to anyone, young or old. Mash some bananas inside a container, mix in some rolled oats, applesauce, vanilla extract, ground flax and dried cherries. Mix this batter properly and then place spoonfuls of it onto a cookie sheet. Bake them for 20 minutes and a tasty treat is ready.

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Fall Wedding Cake Ideas
by mark anthony at 2013-09-18 13:57:00

Fall Flavored Wedding Cake
 
Think of a layered chocolate cake. Now add some colored gum-paste autumn leaves to it as decoration. It does not end there – each layer of the cake is flavored according to different flavors of autumn like caramel apple, carrot, ginger, spiced pear, nutmeg spice and raspberry jam. If you get options for making custom wedding cakes in Brooklyn, this is a wedding cake idea that you should certainly try.
 



Wedding Cake Symbolizing Fall
 
Another idea for custom wedding cakes could be a cake that is decorated with the various symbols of autumn. A simple cake with two nesting birds symbolizing the bride and groom, a bird’s nest and a feather on the top of the cake, and a roll of twine – simply, but uniquely, signifying autumn. The best part of this cake is the transparent cake stand, which is filled with other symbols of autumn, like pine cones, feathers and nuts.
 
Fancy Fall Wedding Cake
 
If you want to celebrate your wedding with a grand cake, then what about one which has all the textures, colors and details of autumn? Take a cake that has a weird shape or is shaped like one of the symbols of autumn (like a pumpkin or cornucopia), then add to it all the little autumn details that you would like it to have (vines, leaves, pumpkins, or even spider webs). Use mix and match patterns to make sure that it has the quirky look, but still looks elegant as a wedding cake. Make your guests remember your fall wedding with an outstanding cake.

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Best After-Schools Snacks
by mark anthony at 2013-09-11 13:53:00

Sweet Snacks
 
There are a lot of sweet snacks in Brooklyn that your kids will love, and it will also be nutritious for them. For example, you could create a strawberry smoothie by blending in strawberries, frozen bananas and some low-fat yoghurt in a blender. You can also make a peanut butter and oats smoothie by replacing the strawberries in the previous snack. Other than smoothies, you could make banana and peanut butter sandwiches with toasted whole grain bread, or a yoghurt sundae with any sliced fruit and granola.
 
Salty Snacks
 
You can also make nachos by baking tortilla chips topped with salsa, low-fat cheese and black beans. Yet another option is a salty veggie snack that can be easily made by cutting up celery, carrots, cucumbers, etc. and serve them with a dip made of any nut butter; Or you could make a quick and easy veggie pizza by topping your favorite vegetables onto whole-wheat pita bread, sprinkling low-fat cheese and baking it.  If bean burritos sound more interesting, top some whole-wheat tortillas with salsa, beans and low-fat cheese, and then bake them.
 


Ready-made Snacks
 
If you can find some low-fat Italian cookies in the store, your kids will definitely love that. If not, there are some other packaged snacks that can also be both healthy and tasty. You can buy dried fruit and yoghurt, celery sticks and peanut butter dips, energy bars or granola bars, or fresh fruits. If you are willing to put a little more effort, then you can also buy whole-grain cereal and serve it with low-fat milk. Canned salads like those of tuna can also be good after-school snacks.

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Bring Your New Teacher Some Delicious Cupcakes
by mark anthony at 2013-09-04 09:46:00

Every teacher needs to be appreciated and welcomed
 
A teacher isn’t just someone who educates you when you are in school, but is also your friend and role model. Every teacher’s main aim is to connect with his or her students in a more personal manner and help them become good and intelligent human beings. When teachers put in so much effort, the least you can do as a student is to show some appreciation by working hard. Is there a new teacher taking your class at your Brooklyn school?  Help her get to know each one of your classmates. Another nice thing you could do is to bring your new teacher some delicious custom cupcakes.
 

Customized cupcakes
 
Since you barely know the new teacher and she probably isn't acquainted with you yet, it is a nice gesture to welcome her with some yummy cupcakes. After all, food is the best way to get to know a person. Try to find out her favorite flavor and her favorite color. You could either prepare the cupcake at home with your friends or you could order it from any bakery in Brooklyn. The best part is that you can even get custom cupcakes for your new teacher.
 
Various flavors and designs
 
Bakeries and cupcake shops often have great offers on custom cupcakes. You can choose from a variety of flavors in order to make your new teacher fell welcome and happy. Depending on the price, you could also discuss with your classmates as to what design needs to go on top of the cupcakes. These designs will be made out of fondant or cream and placed on the cupcake. 

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