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Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting With Video!

It has been updated with additional photos, text and a new video! If you’ve never gotten rave reviews for frosting, it’s because you haven’t yet made this amazing recipe. It looks a lot like buttercream when you pipe it, but doesn’t taste like buttercream. And, one of my son’s teachers hates cream cheese frosting, but loves this. If you over beat the whipped cream, you’ll end up with butter. Then, slowly drizzle cold heavy whipping cream down the side of the bowl until you get stiff peaks. In another bowl, beat cream cheese for about 15 seconds or until creamy. It should only take a minute or two to whip up the cream cheese and sugar mixture. Drizzle cold cream down the side of the bowl (to prevent splashing) and beat until stiff peaks form. You want to thaw the cake without melting the frosting. I don’t like to leave anything perishable out more than two hours anyway. I actually like to take my cakes out about 1/2 hour or up to an hour before serving so that they can lose the chill of the refrigerator and the cake isn’t too dense from being cold. The sugary, crusty frosting is not my cup of tea, and the meringue buttercreams are just too buttery! If you’re making cheesecake, then you want room temp, but not for this frosting. I was able to get about 5 minutes of piping done before it went completely soupy (and my house is always cold). Did you use block cream cheese and not whipped cream cheese? However, you can add the fruit puree and then freeze the batch for a frozen dessert treat. My worry with anything ready made is that the texture may be too soft. You might be able to add the honey and just know that you won’t be able to pipe it and it might get soupy. You might try letting it defrost in your fridge, then adding more cream and then re-whipping. We tried it already and they are a perfect match! You can’t make the frosting, refrigerate it and then use it later. Once it’s on the cake, the frosted cake will store beautifully in the refrigerator. So, consider this an introduction to one of the single best frosting recipes you’ll ever make. People always want to know what kind of frosting it is, because it doesn’t look like a cream cheese frosting and yet has more body than a whipped cream frosting. Friends, my husband , who is not a baker, can make this frosting. If you over beat the cream cheese, the mixture will become soupy. Fold them together, then whip with your mixer for another minute to fully combine the two mixtures. It pipes beautifully so it can make anything you put it on just a little bit more special. Add sugar, salt and vanilla to the cream cheese and whip until fully combined and creamy. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture then use mixer until it’s fully combined and fluffy. You’ll see your beaters leaving clear trails in the mixture at this stage. Store leftovers and whatever you’ve frosted or filled in the refrigerator. I either thaw in the refrigerator overnight, or allow to thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes, or very carefully use the microwave on a 50% power setting. I wouldn’t leave them out for long at a hot picnic or in very warm weather. Just beat the cream cheese mixture together first as stated in the recipe, then gradually add the heavy cream (unbeaten) and continue beating until you get stiff peaks. I don’t know if this will work, but you could ref rigerate your soupy frosting until it gets really cold and try whipping it again. The heavy cream and cream cheese where both directly from the refrigerator. Read all the tips, keep everything cold and make sure you don’t over beat the cream cheese. Do you mean like whipped cream that comes out of a can? I think you’ll have the best results that way but you can always test a half recipe to see if you’re happy with how it turns out.

How To Make Eggshell Calcium and Why You’D Want To by mamanatural.com

In animal and human tests, eggshell calcium shows increased bone density, less arthritic pain, and even stimulates cartilage growth. Pay the extra price since this will serve as a supplement and is much cheaper than buying calcium tablets. Spread the shells on glass or stainless steel baking sheet and let dry overnight. Don’t consume more than 1 tsp a day as it can irritate sensitive digestive tracks. The same is true of all mineral supplements: zinc, magnesium, calcium, etc. The other thing is that the egg shells must be finely powdered. You need 1/3 tsp of eggshell twice a day to get your daily calcium. I actually think organic free range eggs have more calcium because the shells are much harder, whereas factory farm egg shells break very easily with the slightest pressure. Eggshell contains all the micro-elements needed for bone structure, such as boron, strontium and silica. I don’t know if factory farm eggs are as good because the hens don’t have access to pasture to eat bugs and dirt. I use complex green powders and egg shell to get my calcium. If you’re someone who gets heart burn, it may be because you don’t have enough stomach acid. If it makes it worse, then you have too much acid or acid reflux. She has a large family and will take a while to wait for only new ones. I read another article that stated they stay good for up to 2 months. Take those egg shells and pour lemon juice over them so they fully dissolve and you have made calcium citrate, a much superior form of calcium. But how long does it take for the powder to completely dissolve? Am i supposed to be poring the lemon juice off after soaking them? Calcium and minerals from eggshells is one of the better ways to get your calcium! With the amount of calcium people are getting supplemented in their food already and from dairy products there is no need to take a supplement at all. I thought about trying to encapsulate it but would have to buy stuff to do so. If you grind it find enough you can put it in a bottle of water and it will dissolve. I leave the small amount of yogurt outside the refrigerator for a few hours. You are creating a higher risk of food poisoning by doing it. While most of our calcium resides in our bones and teeth, it’s also important for muscle contraction, nerve health, enzyme activity and cell formation. I feel the most calm and balanced and don’t suffer from muscle soreness or body stiffness. Did you know that eggshells are a great, inexpensive, natural source of calcium? High-quality eggshells contain 27 essential microelements but they’re mostly composed of calcium carbonate, a form and structure that’s very similar to our bones and teeth. Confused how to find or know if eggs are good quality? Remove any whites that might be stuck but don’t remove membrane as these have extra nutrients. Consume 3/4 to 1 tsp daily, divided in 3 servings with meals. I then mix a teaspoon of the eggshell mixture (mix or shake first) with 5 raw eggs and some fruit juice and drink it down. The body won’t absorb minerals from food if stomach acid can’t first cleave them from the food. If there are any chunks, absorption will go way down due to lack of surface area for stomach acid to act upon. Tums are used to treat a symptom, which is heart burn, and this is accomplished through the dose. If the calcium in eggs is so neutralizing to stomach acid then we would have the same problem taken any mineral supplement, or taking bone broths or consuming dairy. Egg shell is essentially composed of the same elemental breakdown as bones, it’s just in a different structure. Magnesium is an important compliment to calcium and more people are deficient in mag than cal usually. I use magnesium injections to get my mag, but you can’t safely inject calcium. If you produce enough stomach acid then you’ll be fine taking egg shell. To test this, if a spoon full of vinegar calms your stomach acid, then you need more acid. Something to consider as it is probably more nutritious this way. After learning about the calcium in them, she wonders if the old ones, sitting for years in room temperature, are still full of nutrients. I have a question on how long you think that ground eggshells will last. But with so many people doing this, where are the dexa scan results showing improvement. That is why too much can cause an upset stomach and is just one reason why carbonate form is less than ideal. All forms of citrate are not ideal because they leech calcium from the bones. What is severely lacking in most peoples diets is magnesium, and without enough magnesium our bodies cannot use and store calcium properly (probably why some people are saying dairy is dangerous and takes calcium from the bones). Steaming is actually better since steam gets hotter than water. I have an egg sensitivity do you think the shell is still ok to use? It’s gritty and sinks to the bottom of the glass, and whatever manage to get in my mouth costs it with grit. Can you be sure you’re getting all the nutrition then from the shells? This mixture is better than plain yogurt with far less needed, to assist in getting to sleep and for sound sleep.

Over 40 Mosquito Bite Itch Relief Tips : TipNut by tipnut.com

You could also spritz bite with water then apply grains/powders directly (generously) and rub them in. Give it another try, sometimes it will take 2 or 3 applications before it kicks in. There are several dozen different species and you may react to some species bites more than others. It’s important to watch the throat for swelling and get treatment asap. The truth is, they do not much care if soldiers itch or not. Im willing to try anything to get these darn bug bites off! I can think about is just slicing,(sterilised instrument) into the red bump and dabbing an antiseptic into it. Scratching the surface and squeezing makes no pain at all but takes sometimes for the success. October 26, 2010 at 5:37 pm ahaha have you tried aloe vera? June 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm oatmeal bath, baking soda in your bath water, or a cap of bleach in your bath water (not for kids) also take the itch away. I know it sucks my face looks like someone bashed me up! If you have no nails, like me, just use a non- sharp and smooth lined object. If you don’t do it hard enough though, the itchiness will only get 10x worse. Almost all of the pharmacies have their own brand of this product. Go to the nearest mineral baths and get in , all the way, head and face included. Not to mention how good you feel and look after a day at the mineral baths. I have been suffering from mosquito and flea bite allergies all of my life. Mosquito bite allergies are horrible, high maintenance, expensive and feared, during the time of the year you should be having fun. Place a piece of scotch tape on the bite; or dab rubbing alcohol or ammonia on the area first then stick on a piece of tape. The consistency should be nice and thick so it won’t run, yet will still stay in place on the affected area. The itch is a reaction from the saliva of the mosquito that it injects into you as it feasts on your blood. If large swelling occurs (like welts), contact a doctor or pharmacist for suggestions (especially if it’s a child with a strong reaction). It works especially well just after bites, when it is most uncomfortable. It’s great because you can carry a tiny container of the solution with you for fast and instant relief. A nice one if you’re stuck in an office away from a medicine cabinet. Our doctor would use a circle with a pen method as a marker to see if the infected area became larger than the circle, if it did a prescription was necessary. June 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm the reason for this one is not to relieve the itch in the same way as the other ‘remedies’ listed here. August 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm that sooo doesmt work, i just waisted an hour drawing circles around my bugbites, now they look like warts! After an impromptu night by the pool, ny total is 19, 13 on my toes alone. I tried toothpaste for the first time, the cooling sensation help, but was short lived. Most of them have remained calm, but a few are still raising hell on my toes. Just make sure you use a sterile point to puncture the bite, to prevent further infection. Two or three pricks into the red bump and out comes what looks like puss. Then put a piece of surgical tape on it to protect the area. Or directly put the needle in the liquid area and let the liquid comes out. Their is an old saying, don’t scratch or you will open old sores. Run the oatmeal through a coffee grinder to turn it to dust and add about 1/2 cup to a tub of hot water. You must do t right and hard enough though so press down with your nail until it feels like you want to cry. If you do it hard enough it will completely go away! All it does is make it itch more because you have to rub it in. Hot mineral water (springs) works just as good as cold mineral water. The mineral water opens up the pours, draws toxins out through the pours and exfoliates at the same time. Bring a few empty gallon jugs to fill up while you are there so you can treat yourself at home, where you can either pour the water into a container to soak a body part, or pour it into a bowl and use a clean cloth to keep pouring it over your bites. It is true, the water should be as hot as you can bear it, for best results, if you don’t have access to mineral springs. Most of you who have visited this site realize, you cannot put some triple antibiotic cream on a band-aide and call it good.

Miserable Pebble Tile Flooring by diytileguy.com

But this photo shows the secret to getting the seams to disappear when installing pebble floor tile. And if you haven’t guessed yet, this is where the misery comes in. Rather you keep them spaced from everything else about 2-4 inches. Prism is supposed to be the same volume as a 25 lb bag of standard grout. Basically, it installs like a normal grouting application although wiping your grout float like a squeegee is much less effective. You won’t be able to remove as m uch of the grout as you would with a normal flat tile floor. I usually don’t cut any of the pebbles so there’s no saw to rent or purchase. So normally the rule of thumb for a shower pan slope is 1/4 inch of fall for every foot. This is still a factor with the flatter sliced pebble tile but not as much as the bigger rounded pebbles. They may have a minimum tile size requirement and, if so, the pebbles are not likely to meet the minimum tile size. So you’ll have to use your judgment on whether you want to go ahead with it anyway. You may find it helpful (although the background drives me nuts). My largest problem was several pebbles kept falling even after numerous repairs. It’s tedious but people that love pebbles really love the pebbles. However, you do have to be very careful if the waterproofing membrane is directly underneath. Not an easy task but those kinds of grouts are softer than cement grouts. Other times there’s a layer of sand/cement that the pebbles are adhered to and the waterproofing is below that. The similarity is like your edges of the shower floor, where you place specific pebbles to approximate the gap or space that exists, to avoid having larger, noticeable gaps. Cutting pebbles could mean that the edges will want to sit proud. But my two cents worth is to talk about what it needs to look like not how it should be done. Schluter’s specs but you raise a compelling question regarding point load as it pertains to tile size. As far as the pebbles on a foam pan the best thing is to use your judgement. Also, thank you for providing this free resource, which provides priceless peace of mind to those of us who obsess about getting it right the first time! If you don’t have a warranty then there’s no reason not to use a good modified mortar for your pebbles. One more thing- check the glass instructions (if there are any) to see if it’s ok to go over redgard. Is there a concern about damage to the membrane or any other potential problems with removing pebbles along seams? It’s better to remove sooner than later but it’s a risk no matter what. The original installer came back, ripped up some tiles and “fixed” it. They laid a nice cement like base but the tiles themselves actually sort of lean up hill rather than down toward the drain. I would have to get down on my knees after every shower and squeegee the water to the drain. Trying to fix things with too much thinset or other types of patches can interfere with the system. However, when you removed the 12×12 tiles there should be a sandy concrete layer below that. If you are using it for pebbles then you’ll need a lot of it and it’s hard to estimate. Spacing them closer than 2 inches makes it difficult to find pebbles to fill the space. But installing them in this manner will make the seams go away. I believe epoxy grouts are ok for pebbles tiles but you’ll always want to double check with the particular product that you are looking purchase. They are fast setting and you can get into trouble with them. For instance, if you have a pebble tile shower floor you can probably reach everything from outside the shower. You’ll want to be careful of the amount of pressure and force that you use with a grout float also. Because of this you’ll be constantly ringing your sponge out during the washing step. It’s just a matter of finding the right size and combination of pebbles to fit the space. Because of the odd shapes, water will take longer to drain and may not drain as efficiently as a flatter tile shower floor. Now obviously if it’s a residential shower you won’t be rolling heavy carts throu gh. So get some nice cushy pads to kneel on, mix really small batches of thinset, and get into your patient zen-like frame of mind. I let the thinset dry out twice without completely removing it and made it too deep, used fusionpro grout, and didn’t leave gaps between the large squares. I loved the look, and your advice has given me the confidence to try again after the difficult removal of the pebbles and the thinset. Have a bucket of individual pebbles, make small batches, and something to kneel on. What is the correct way to lay these stones into a threshold – tile on the bathroom side and carpet on the bedroom side. The purpose of pulling them off the sheets is to disguise the seams. My inclination would be to leave it up to the installer and make clear what the end product should look like. It’s a good thing that you are thinking of this because it’s important to talk things over and make sure both sides are expecting the same thing. Kerdi membrane, which mortar would you endorse for the pebble tile and drain installation? Sometimes they don’t like going directly over a waterproofing layer. My newly installed tile shower floor was installed improperly. You can run your hand over the tile and feel the rise in the wrong direction. Also when using pebble tile the shower pan should have additional slope to it in my opinion. If the 12×12 tiles are stuck directly to a rubber liner with maybe 1/4 inch of mortar between then that probably isn’t good.

Armani Code Giorgio Armani Cologne by fragrantica.com

I would call it like “the 100 beasts of fragrance” coz damn great it smells awesomely sophisticated and elegant. Can be worn anywhere – suitable for the office, great for a night out, and can be worn anywhere in between. I know that owning a bottle, sadly almost finished, from 2008. The citrus is just a background, the main impression being silkiness if that makes sense. In the past the projection was about 3-4 hours, now it is just 2-3, the silage is no good as in the past, but the longevity on my skin is the same. This is a fairly linear scent but as the scent progresses it does get more powdery but the citrus remains in the background giving it that fresh edge. Also because of the citrus/powdery combo it possesses it’s also great all year round with maybe the exception of extremely hot days. I smell this on a guy, it gets me to run the other direction. With almost zero projection and low-moderate longevity, this is a nice skin scent. If a man wears this, it will likely be recognized as a familiar male scent. I mostly just used it for formal occasions as it smelled like a formal cologne in my opinion. Totally pleasant and inoffensive, but completely boring and forgettable. No need to hear compliments, as you can see everyone would be sniffing you with quite imaginative faces – whatever outfit you’re wearing. May have changed slightly over the years (the projection seems to be less and fades quicker now), but it’s still excellent. Maybe slightly formal leaning (perhaps wouldn’t go so well on, say, a beach). The one sold now is not even worth to be considered, especially with that crazy price. Others will feel the same when they smell this unforgettable work of art on you. Absolutely adorable fragrance, every man must have in his collection. This opens up very smooth, slightly powdery but also with citrus which makes this unique and especially unique at the time it came out. Code is a mysterious, alluring type of scent perfect for casual and professional or formal usage. I imagine it would be great for ‘very’ close encounters and cosy nights at home. The tonka bean blends very well with the guiac, and the bergamot and lemon combination is instantly recognizable. It is not my favorite, but by far my most commented on by women. It’s got leather, tobacco and wood, perfect male notes for all men.

Updated Is Global Warming “An Inconvenient Lie”? A Public Response To Ed Griffin » Updated by geoengineeringwatch.org

Griffin has, unfortunately, sent no response to this invitation, the invitation still stands. Griffin’s top “expert” for the upcoming “global warming is a hoax” event? This damage is fueling what may already be a runaway greenhouse effect. Ed, is all the land sinking all over the world where coastlines are being inundated? Griffin) the grid patterns we see in the sky are just being blown into these patterns by the wind. Those who have made it their mission (for whatever reason or motive) to deny the planetary meltdown, are simply toeing the line for big oil and the geoengineers. Septemper 2016 was the 16th consecutive month of all time record shattering hot months. Investigating the truth is our responsibility, as is sharing it. And some of the reply’s to his video were so sadly ignorant. And these new lakes pose a big issue for ice sheet stability. If you knew how to get out of it on your own you wouldn’t be here reading this. The population will start to renew their karma by restoring the planet back to a natural environment that supports all life as it once did. It will be easier for the third world countries which is most of the planet, who have been forced to endure your shackles. This will be spread across the entire planet as the new law of the land for future generations to know exactly what to never do ever again. Your karma will be so beyond repair that you will never escape this cage you are in for the rest of eternity. Your grandchildren will not be close to you because you will be the only connection they have to a humanity that destroyed the entire world, to which your lies will continue on even to them. If this post is removed it will only prevent everyone that needs to from being able to come out of the shadows immediately which will further seal your own fate. Our 4 seasons are gone forever it seems as we once knew them, even though our weather has been messed with for over 70 years. Countless lies relating to the climate are so egregious and increasingly blatant that it is nearly impossible to imagine that they are still being propagated. Monckton” ardently denies the climate engineering issue in a shocking interview? Anthropogenic activity has continued to inflict immense damage to the planet. Griffin there is no sea level rise, the land is just sinking. Griffin, rapidly rising sea levels are chewing away at shorelines all over the globe. So what is the bottom line in regard to the state of the climate? Here is the climate reality, the record breaking heat on our planet continues to build. Arctic is in a state of total meltdown (along with the rest of the planet). Such bridges are absolutely essential if we are to have any chance of fully exposing and halting the climate engineering insanity. Griffin’s attempt to make it appear that there was only one source document in my article post (when there was nearly one hundred), was simply total deception on his part. And the comparatively warm waters of these lakes can flood into the glacier itself — increasing the overall heat energy of the ice mass. Use the media to start telling the populations around the world the seriousness of situation and how everyone must now focus on turning things around while there is precious little time left. This will be more difficult in the first world countries that have gotten far too comfortable living within your lies. You will start to renew your karma by making a book listing in detail all of the countless ways that you have brought an entire planet nearly to the brink of extinction. They will go looking for the truth, and they will find it in a book about the changing of the seasons that no longer exist.

Antique Firearms Restoration Blog … and C19 Gun Engraving by cablesfarm.co.uk

If its a conversion the ‘bolsters’ on the barrels above the locks look odd? There is a burr at the backof the slot that suggests it may be a retrofit. I like the instruction that it shouldn’t fall into enemy hands – did they think the enemy didn’t already know about the weapons they used? Of course you always have to be wary as its always possible (likely?) that cock screws have been replaced with the ‘wrong’ pattern. The image you will normally see on your screen is at a lower resolution still, as wordpress fits it to the page and decreases the resolution very considerably to speed up loading. I can’t see manton putting a grip safety with someone elses name on it! Now we can begin the speculation if you are still with me! I might just compound my sin by scanning it and putting the whole thing on the web sometime. Make sure you earth everything including the barrel!

Depot Customer Service Complaints Department by hissingkitty.com

My refrigerator/freezer doors still scrap as it was never leveled. Both came in sealed boxes but had to be damaged by carriers. It arrived broken but we were unaware of that until it was opened for installation. I was told my refund should show up in “3 to 5 days” after the pickup. This verbal “3 to 5 days” business is improper and should be rectified and explained. I would greatly appreciate someone who cares to contact me and help arrange my bathtub installation. I will try that next after being on hold for another hour and 7min this morning and after having been given useless run around instructions. She agreed to have dishwasher picked up but could not provide pick up date ? I asked how much was charged for installation and she said she didn’t know. And that the quarter round would need to be painted and dry prior to install. Because it needs to be painted and dry prior to installation day. Repairman came 1/2/19, said to call n ask for another microwave. I had planned to purchases a refrigerator, washer n dryer n stove. He also set things up for a pickup of the broken one which took place a couple of weeks later. These men and women fought and died so you could have your freedom and your rights. After a few days of calling the home store and them saying the product was still not in. I cannot explain my level of frustration at this entire situation. It is very discouraging to deal with this level of incompetence. Appliance manager said best she could do is give refund on wrong color dishwasher. She tells me that the guys will deliver it tomorrow and they will call before they come.

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