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Teach Kids in Making Cotton Candy

Not will your child enjoy the treat himself, but is making him help you about making the sweet, sugary product, he will learn valuable lessons about work. And with cotton candy as your starting point, your child will associate work and industry with enjoyment and fun.

Of course, safety will be your utmost concern here, as you would not want your child’s opportunity for learning end up in disaster. Follow the steps below so that your kid will have fun learning:

1. Let your child plug in the candy floss machine. Make this an opportunity for you to vividly explain to your child about the dangers of improper handling of electrical device. Be sure to assist your child how to properly do the plugging the first time you make him do it.

2. Allow your child to scoop out sugar as specified in the directions. This step is a perfect opportunity to explain to your child about measurement. Have the child mix the sugar with a small amount of a specified food coloring.

Sugar Free Desserts

This term desserts can easily apply to many types of foods like tarts, cakes, cookies, gelatins, biscuits, pies, ice creams, sweet soups, custards and puddings. Fruit has also lately been found in dessert items. Some important sugar free dessert tips have been explained below.


This is a baked fruit dessert that is made with the help of layers of buttered bread crumbs and fruit.


Buckle is a cake with fruit that is foiled into a batter before it is baked and a crumbly streusel topping is put on top of it.


A cobbler is a baked fruit dessert that has a very thick biscuit crust in it that makes it even more delicious.


This is a baked fruit dessert that comes with a crisp and an extremely crunchy topping.


This is a British name that is given for a crisp and a crunch that has oatmeal as the topping.


This is a baked fruit dessert that comes with fruit that is sandwiched between

Easy Fruit Salad Recipes

Very Berry Salad

What you need:

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

In a medium glass bowl, mix together blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. Sprinkle with white sugar. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Herbed Fruit Salad

What you need:

  • 2 kumquats, seeded and chopped
  • 1 pear, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cups quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped watercress
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

With the 1 1/2 cups water, bring the quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low and stir constantly for 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and allow to cool. Mix together kumquats, cilantro, olive oil, lemon juice and kosher salt in a small bowl. Set aside to steep. In a large bowl, combine pear, cucumber and cooked quinoa. Add the dressing to the bowl, stir then serve.

Butterscotch Fruit Mix

Changing Nutritional Needs As We Age

Changing Nutritional Needs

Find out about the way your nutritional needs change as you get older, and how to ensure you stay properly nourished as you age.

At any one time in the UK, there are 3 million people who are malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Those aged 65 or over are often more at risk, as our nutritional needs change as we age, and if the diet we consume is not adjusted accordingly, there are nasty consequences such as weight gain, or vitamin deficiency.

Being aware of how nutritional needs change is the first step to ensuring that your diet provides you with everything you need, and serves to keep you healthy as you move into later life. If you use home care services then you will likely have the help of your carer to provide nutritious food but if you live alone it can prove difficult to do so.

Avoiding Weight Gain

Every single ten years you age, you need fewer calories. You also need fewer calories if you move less than you used to.

Although it might be tempting

About Cakes

As mentioned above, there are so many cakes for you to choose from. These include chocolate cakes, cheesecakes, ice cream cakes, carrot cake, and molten chocolate cake. This list combines to make a very delicious list and a one that can never be avoided no matter what. There are so many bakeries and kuchen making places these days and this has caused a lot of furor as far as the different types of cakes is concerned.

– Avocado cake – This is a cake that is prepared by using Avocado.

– Aranygaluska – This is a cake that contains a vanilla custard and also yeasty dough.

– Basbousa – This is a traditional sweet kuchen that contains Somali and it is made by using cooked farina and Semolina in a simple type of syrup. Coconut is also a very popular and a common addition in this type of kuchen. On an optional basis, this syrup can also contain rose water and orange flower water.

– The beer cake- This is a kuchen that is prepared with beer as beer is used as the main ingredient.

– A common birthday cake – This is

Yummy Blueberry

It is fun and easy to make, so spend some quality time with your children, and include them in the process. Also, if blueberries aren’t your berry of choice, consider substituting them with another preferred berry, like strawberries, black berries, or mixed berries.


  • Cobbler Mix Ingredients.
  • 1 Cup Bisquick.
  • 1 Cup Sugar.
  • 1 Cup Milk, Skim.
  • Blueberry Filling Ingredients.
  • 5 Cups Blueberries.
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar.
  • 1/3 Cup Flour.
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon.
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Sea Salt.


  1. Cobbler Mix Instructions: Combine all three ingredients, and mix them until the batter is consistent (it should be kind of watery compared to pie dough, cake mix, and pancake batter).
  2. Pour the mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish or a baking dish similar in size.
  3. Set the dough aside to make the blueberry filling which should only take about 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Blueberry Filling Instructions: Wash the berries thoroughly. Sift through the blueberries looking for over ripe, under ripe, or moldy, and throw them away.
  5. In a large bowl mix the blueberries, sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt with a rubber spatula.
  6. Pour the mixture over the Bisquick cobbler mix. You may also store the dough in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.
  7. Bake the

Advantages of Yogurt

• Mechanisms

Low-fat yogurt is usually a certainly crammed inside protein but low in calories. High-protein diets will certainly help throughout as the stress loss coming from reducing appetite along with boosting metabolism. the body has lots of energy in order to digest it, increasing the calorie burn from the day. Yogurt is usually filled with vitamins. One serving is a significant source of potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, iodine, zinc, and vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). Yogurt also contains B12, which maintains red blood cells and helps keep your nervous system functioning properly. “Vitamin B12 is found mostly in animal products, such as chicken and fish, so strict vegetarians can easily fall short,

• Reduced Disease Risks

Women who eat yogurt often have fewer chronic-disease risk factors, which can enhance their quality of life and increase their life expectancy.

• Ticker aid

Another good reason to heart yogurt: “Consuming fat-free and low-fat yogurt may help lower your risk of developing high blood pressure. Special proteins in dairy regulate BP, and high levels of calcium, magnesium, and potassium contribute to the blood pressure-lowering effect.

• Craving Control

Protein, abundant in yogurt, helps increase satiety

Dessert Decoration Tips

1. Pick a subject

Before you start with the decoration of the course, make a subject which will complement the general theme of the party or occasion.

2. Make it colorful

A splash of color will bring your desserts to life. Choose colors that complement one another. Explore different shades and tones as long as they complement one another. It would be one best act to attract guests and keep their mouth-watering.

One amongst the simplest ways to decorate a cake or course is with fruit and nuts. For instance, use berries for a decadent semi-sweet chocolate cake, or sliced pineapples, mangoes and peaches for a refreshing tropical fruit trifle. Shred lots of colorful gems and sprinkle them over the dessert. Or cut some nuts like cashew, almonds and scatter them over your sweet dish to add that touch of elegance.

3. Make it creative as a painting

There are many ways to compose a plate. Think about the plate as if it is a blank canvas or as if you were composing the frame for a photograph. Adding totally different textures to the plate adds excitement to the visual charm of

Info of Veganism and Nutrition

Vitamin D and B-12: Vitamin D is essential to maintain the health of bone and to stop bone fracture. It can easily be obtained from sunlight. People who get too little or no sunlight should intake 15 micrograms of Vitamin D in food or through supplements. Animal derived products are a good source that is hard to get from a vegan diet, so a supplement may be necessary for vegan followers.

Vitamin B-12 is necessary for cell metabolism and 2.4 micrograms is recommended for adults. Soy products are a good source of this vitamin.

Calcium and Potassium: calcium is necessary for strong bones as well as helping in proper functioning of blood vessels and muscles, and potassium cuts the salt’s nature of raising blood pressure, decreases bone loss, and reduces the risk of kidney stones. But most of the Americans lack in adequate amount of calcium and potassium both. People older than 50, should try to get 1,000 to 1,300 mg of calcium. 700 mg of potassium is the recommended intake from food and as you are taking more amounts of dark green veggies, juices, soy yogurt and fruits being a vegan then you can easily

Buy Cakes on a Budget

1. Price calculation

The price of the cake will depend upon the design of the cake. The price is figured out based on the quantity of the cake and the materials used. Aside from this, it will include the cost of decorating the cake. So, if you want to save a few bucks, make sure you opt for a simple design.

2. Value vs. Price

It is an art to decorate a cake and you will pay for this art. So, if you find a low-priced cake, know that it may not be well decorated or the cake is made from cheap ingredients. So, if you can compromise on the decoration aspect of the cake, you can get a good cake without spending an arm and a leg.

3. The trick

For a cake that tastes good and is iced well, we suggest that you go to a reputable cake maker. Once you got the cake, you can get a florist decorate it with fresh flowers. It’s a good idea to prefer height over detail. The height of the cake will make it more noticeable.

4. Cake as dessert

You should

Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Cream Cups

This one is fun and easy to do. You are going to need:

2 packages pistachio pudding mix.


2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels.

12 shortcake cups.

12 strawberries,capped and cut in half.

whipped cream.

The first step in this recipe is preparing your shortcake cups. Melt the chocolate in your double boiler. Dip each shortcake cup into the chocolate to coat the top 2/3 of each cup with chocolate.

– Place each cake cup on a saucer for individual service.

– Place the cake cups in the fridge until completely cooled.

Mix the pudding and fold in 2 cups whipped cream. Pipe the pudding mix into each cake cup and chill at least 1 hour prior to service. Garnish with whipped topping and strawberry halves. Easy, delicious and fun, dessert the way it should be.

Pot de Creme

Now for something different we add a taste of the old world with delicious pot de creme! In a double boiler melt 2/3 cup dark chocolate.

For the custard we are going to make a simple creme anglaise (pudding).

1 cup

Cotton Candy

1. The modern world has allotted a special day for almost anything perceived as noteworthy to celebrate, and spun sugar treat is no exception. In the United States at least, a National Cotton Candy Day is celebrated every December 7, highlighting the fact that the sweet stuff has already had a hundred years of history into it to attain national significance. And of course, we need not say that cotton candy has from the time of its invention gradually delighted the whole world.

2. Cotton candy bags are huge, as the finished product are also huge. But the fact is that this confection is mostly air and only a little sugar, which accounts for its being lightweight, in fact, lighter than feathers.

3. It was formerly called fairy floss and candy floss until 1920, referring to the tiny sugar strands from which the product is made.

4. It tastes very sweet because the only ingredient it has is sugar, but a serving carries less calories with it compared to a can of soda. It won’t even cause tooth decay when consumed only in moderate amount. Apart from that, it is fat-free treat.

5. While

Info of Marshmallow Treats

S’more Bars

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 cups Golden Grahams cereal
  • 2/3 of a 10 oz. bag of marshmallows
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) of butter or margarine
  • cooking spray
  1. With cooking spray, grease the spatula and the pan you will be using.
  2. Melt the butter or margarine in a pot over the stove. Add the marshmallows and heat until the marshmallows melt. Turn off the heat.
  3. Put the Golden Grahams in a separate bowl. Add the melted marshmallow mixture and stir until evenly coated. Add the chocolate chips and mix to incorporate.
  4. Pour it all into the greased pan. Use the spatula to spread it out evenly and press down. Let cool, then cut into bars.

Triple Chocolate Treats

  • 1/2 cup plain M&M candies
  • 3 1/2 cups Cocoa Krispies cereal
  • one 8 oz. bag of chocolate marshmallows, like Kraft’s Jet-Puffed Mallow Bites Chocolate Brownie Marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • cooking spray
  1. Apply cooking spray to a spatula and a baking pan.
  2. Melt the butter or margarine in a pot over the stove. Add the chocolate marshmallows and heat until melted. Turn off the heat.
  3. Add the Cocoa Krispies and M&M candies, and stir until evenly coated.
  4. Pour the mixture into the baking pan. Use the spatula

Healthy Dessert Ideas

  1. Healthy Coconut-Banana Mousse with Yogurt and Honey


1 fresh or frozen banana, peeled and cut into chunks

A half cup of coconut milk

A half cup of plain yogurt

3 tablespoons of skim milk

3 tablespoons of honey

A small amount of lemon or lime juice (optional for extra flavor)


Combine banana with the rest of ingredients in a blender. Blend all until smooth. Pour the blended mixture on cold plate of a Frost Food machine. Let the emulsion frozen and mix it sometimes using spatula until getting homogeneous, thick texture of your preference.

  1. Healthy Avocado-Vanilla Mousse with Yogurt and Honey


1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted

A half cup of vanilla yogurt

5 tablespoons of skim milk

3 tablespoons of honey


Combine avocado with the rest of ingredients in a blender. Blend all until smooth. Pour the blended mixture on cold plate of a Frost Food machine. Let the emulsion frozen and mix it sometimes using spatula until getting homogeneous, thick texture of your preference.

  1. Healthy Blueberry-Strawberry Mousse with Yogurt and Honey

About Triple Orange Cake

The recipe produced a moist, not too sweet cake with an almost custard consistency. Heavenly scented with orange and floral notes it made the house smell incredible. But the best part was that it lived up to its siren song aroma. Intensely oranges with a slight, pleasant bitterness, it seems to bloom in the mouth, leaving behind a glorious lingering flavor of almonds. Rich and dense it is best in small pieces, powdered with a dusting of sugar and garnished with something just a little sour like raspberry coulis or a lively lemon curd.

Was it worth all that trouble? Absolutely. Though next time I might use a larger pan to change the ratio of custard center to chewy crust. Or perhaps, bake it in two round cake pans.

Triple Orange Cake


2 oranges
1 lemon
1 cup all-purpose flour (unbleached)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon orange flower water (optional) [1]
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 Carton Firm Silken Tofu [2]
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cups sugar [3]
1.5 cups toasted and finely ground almonds or almond meal
2/3 cup olive oil (I used half-blood orange infused and half regular) [4]

Inverted Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes

It looks like a lot, but it does not take as much time as one might think, and from my own experience I definitely think that following all of the steps are well worth the results.

Ingredients needed for the chocolate cupcake:

2 teaspoons of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of baking soda
1 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
¾ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
A pinch of salt
3 tablespoons of softened butter
1 ½ cups of white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract

Ingredients for vanilla cupcakes:

¾ teaspoon of baking soda
A pinch of salt
1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons of butter
1 cup of white sugar
2/3 cup of milk
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Ingredients for chocolate frosting recipe:

1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
5 cups of confectioner’s powder sugar
1 ½ cups of softened butter
½ cup of milk
½ teaspoon of espresso powder
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Ingredients for the vanilla frosting recipe:

3 cups of powder sugar
1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 teaspoons of milk

Stories About Lollies

When we think about our childhood we can’t help but remember the lovely madness associated with lollies. There were Strawberry Ripple lollies, traffic light lollies, double-dip lollies, Love hearts dip and many more kinds of lollipops. You wouldn’t find one person who wasn’t obsessed and amazed with the many variants of lollies available those days. These retro lollies always manage to bring about a sense of nostalgia to individuals who were obsessed with them when they were little. However, since these retro lollies are easily available in wholesale sweet shops you do not need to live in the nostalgic past. These wholesale shops are even more passionate these days making it easy and convenient for people to indulge in numerous varieties. The fact that newer varieties are even more tempting make these retro lolly shops hugely successful.

Apart from the flavors one is used to in traditional candies, these days manufacturers have introduced better flavors that are absolutely amazing. One would never have thought about enjoying the flavors in a lolly. Finding maple bacon, Bourbon, hot Lemon Ginger in a lolly is not something that you even would have dreamt of. Though these flavors are not all

About Low Fat Ice Creams

Enjoying an ice-cream in summers is a favourite activity for all. Yesterday I felt like having a chocolate flavour. But then I realised that it is too sweet and thought of having something that is not too high in calories.
I was just searching on the internet about the places serving it which offers healthy ice creams.

It is made by whipping the mixture (a combination of milk, cream, eggs, sweeteners and flavourings) with a lot of air. This makes it light and fluffy.

In general, a regular one contains around 140 calories and six grams of fat per 1/2 cup serving.

I also heard that Gelato, which is becoming very popular these days, is mixed very slowly, limiting the amount of air and giving it a thick and dense texture.

Gelato usually has less fat than regular one. So, I tried gelato also. It was creamy and smooth.

I thought of asking my friends for best places serving sugar-free ice creams. There are many places serving sugar free flavours. Earlier there was not much variety in sugar free but nowadays there’s a lot.

There are plenty of other diet-friendly options like

Guilt Free Desserts For A Healthier

Apple Extravaganza

What you need:

  • 2 apples, sliced into skinny wedges
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 4 teaspoons coconut oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded coconut

Mix together 1 tablespoon chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave until melted. In a separate bowl, combine peanut butter and remaining coconut oil and heat in the microwave until melted. Arrange apple wedges on a plate and sprinkle with lemon juice. Pour chocolate mixture followed by peanut butter mixture. Top with remaining chocolate chips, pecans and coconut.

Gluten-Free Choco Avocado Brownies

What you need:

  • 2 large avocados
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Scoop out the flesh of the 2 avocados and place in a food processor. Add the coconut sugar and cocoa powder to the blender and blend until smooth. Add the eggs, brown rice flour and baking soda and continue processing just until eggs are well-combined with the mixture. Carefully fold in chocolate chips. Pour the batter in a greased 8×8 inches brownie pan. Bake in a

Phirni Parfait

You can make phirni parfait with the freshest of seasonal fruits available – strawberries, raspberries, mango, black grapes, peaches or cherries. For the crunch you can use bread croutons, chocolate cookies, or vanilla sponge cake. Phirni Parfait is one of those desserts that can be totally customised as per your liking. Treat your loved one to an intimate dinner and end your date night by indulging in this romantic dessert for two.


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: Serves for 2

1/2 Liter Full Cream Milk
1/3 Cup Makhana (Lotus Seeds)
1/2-Cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Ghee
1/2 Tsp saffron strands
1 tsp cardamom powder

Other Ingredients:
1 – 2 peaches/mango diced
1/4 Cup bread croutons
1/4 Cup diced apple
1/4 Cup pomegranate pearls
2 tbsp chopped pistachio

In a pan heat ghee and roast lotus seeds for 5 minutes.
Pulse in a blender once to make a coarse powder. Keep aside.
Soak saffron strands in a tablespoon of milk and put aside.
Take milk in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the saffron strands and cardamom powder.
Boil on low flame. Keep on stirring at regular intervals.