Yummy Old Fashion Chocolate Recipes

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Two of my favorite things come together in this article. Chocolate and old fashion recipes; is there anything better? If you love chocolate, you are going to love these recipes for a Chocolate Bar Pie and Black Forest Layer Cake Squares!

1 (8-oz) milk chocolate or special dark candy bar
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup heavy cream
Chocolate crumb pie crust

Chocolate crumb crust: Combine 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer OR graham cracker crumbs, 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, and 6 tablespoons butter that has been melted. Press mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool before adding filling.

Filling: Break bar into sections; melt with milk and marshmallows in the top of a double boiler over hot water stirring constantly until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

Whip the heavy cream until stiff; fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour the filling into the cooled crust and chill several hours. Garnish with dollops of whipped cream and squares of chocolate candy bar.

1 box (1 lb 2 1/4-oz) devil's food cake mix
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups water
3 eggs
1 can (21-oz) cherry pie filling
3/4 tsp almond extract
2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
chocolate shavings for garnish, if desired
stemmed maraschino cherries for garnish, if desired

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line the bottom with waxed paper and spray the paper; set aside.

Prepare the cake mix as directed on the package using the flour, water, and eggs. Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched lightly in the center. Remove the cake from the pan and remove the waxed paper. Cool for 15 minutes.

Combine the pie filling and 1/2 tsp of the almond extract in a small bowl; mix well.

Cut the cake in half crosswise to form two 10 x 7-inch layers. Place 1 cake layer on a serving platter or tray. Spread the pie filling mixture over the top of the layer; top filling with the remaining layer.

Stir the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of the almond extract into the whipped topping. Spread the mixture over the top and sides of the cake. Garnish with the chocolate shavings and stemmed cherries, if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving time.

You Get the Best With Wholesale Fashion Jewelry

Monday, April 2, 2012
When you talk about fashion, it is very obvious that what you are talking about includes jewelry. Fashion in the real essence of it means almost everything you put on your body when you are on the move. Some of the other aspects of the fashion life have been seen as being very normal and traditional. They include things like your clothes, shoes and wrist watches. On the other hand things like the full-time jewelry aspect of fashion have been seen as the extraordinary side of it. This has made it that people will now consider you as having fashioned up if you have your jewelry's on.

There are a lot of wholesale fashion jewelry dealers in many locations around and they deal in lots of jewelry. You will get everything in the region of jewelry from them. You will agree with me that when it comes to the use of jewelry both for men and women, it is one of the things that you make use of in very large quantity and since these wholesale fashion jewelry sellers are there for you, you can now get sets of jewelry very cheap. There are firms that have been in the business of fashion jewelry wholesale for a very long time. It is not surprising to experience shops and organizations that have been in this for up to 25 to 30 years. What this does for them is that they have good connections and buying power and the direct implication and effect of this is that they will be able to access all the good quality fashion jewelry in very low prices and give them to you on a very low-cost. This is what wholesale fashion jewelry is all about.

Due to the fact that people who are in need of these fashion jewelry buy in large quantities, a lot of selling conditions has also been put together to give them these things in very good prices to appreciate their patronage in all fronts. Wholesale fashion jewelry dealers deal on designer look jewelry which will involve all the jewelry that comes from most of the designing firms that are in the business of churning out very good jewelry pieces for the world at large. They also deal on crystal jewelry. They also go into Christian jewelry. This means that the set of jewelry that has Christian connotations like the cross, crucifix and even the rosary are also well designed and stocked for your use. They also engage in theme bracelets and many other things you will need.

Most of the products you will get from many of the firms that are into the sale of wholesale fashion jewelry of all sorts will definitely include but not limited to wrist-watches of all makes, brands and even materials, cuff links, necklaces, rings, pendants, brooches and many others. They are always available on the stable of these firms and in most cases they also have very good shipping options to let these things get to their buyers when you order for delivery online. The next thing is that you cannot isolate fashion from jewels and that is why these jewels are made to be very fashionable and trendy. They will give you silver type of jewels, they will also give you these in gold or even diamond if you like. You will get most of the beads that are very beautiful and fashionable, designed with more natural and good-looking materials. But one thing that is very obvious with these wholesale fashion jewelry dealers is that they will definitely give you the best set of jewels with good quality.

Cruise Ship Fashion Tips

Sunday, April 1, 2012
Anyone going on a cruise for the first time, and even the occasional seasoned cruiser is likely to get confused about the dress code on board. Some family friendly ships will be all about casual clothing, while other more "grown up" vessels will require you to be dressed smartly most times of the day.

Fortunately, the cruise industry has realised how difficult it can be to understand the requirements of each ship and so provides basic guidelines on what to wear in the information pack given out to customers upon completing their booking.

But how do you crack that code and get your outfits just right? What counts as casual and how formal is formal?

Women's Daywear

To satisfy any ship's casual daywear policy, pack lots of light jersey dresses that you can accessorise accordingly each morning. You might be spending the day exploring one of the stops along the way so make sure the dress is comfortable to walk around in. Pair it with a pair of flat leather sandals. If you've gone for a strappy number, throw a light shawl around your shoulders as too much skin on show might not satisfy the dress code norms.

For chillier climates, pack wrap dresses in a variety of colours and patterns as these are a classic, conservative garment that'll tick all the right boxes.

Men's Daywear

During the day men can get away with wearing shorts. Avoid baggy styles, and pairs with lots of pockets opting instead for classic, knee-length cuts in block colours. Team these with a smart T-shirt such as a polo or button-front in a contrasting colour. Wear either light plimsoll-style shoes or leather sandals to finish off the casual day look.

For cooler days, pack a few pairs of chinos.

Women's Evening Attire

You'll probably have a mix of formal and smart casual evening events throughout the duration of your cruise so pack for both.

For smart casual evenings, you can wear tailored trousers paired with a cardigan set and classic jewellery such as pearls, silver or gold. Alternatively, substitute thr trousers for a lightly flared skirt.

When it comes to formalwear, dresses are definitely expected. Mini styles are no-gos no matter the temperature, unfortunately. Over the knee and floor-length gowns are usually the requirement. Avoid bright colours and daring cuts, instead sticking to the conservative. You can definitely afford to wear more jewellery on a night like this with sparkly jewels totally accepted.

Men's Evening Attire

Men can't get away with wearing shorts in the evenings as you risk not being let into the dining room. Jeans are also a risky option but are accepted on some ships.
Instead, wear a light pair of linen trousers or chinos teamed with a classic, button-front shirt with long or short sleeves. Take a few mens blazers to throw on over the outfit for the chillier evening hours.

For formal evenings, a suit or even a tux is the rule. These should be dark, but you can also wear a white dinner jacket. Finish off the look with a simple tie or bow tie.

Harvey McEwan writes to offer information and advice on a variety of areas, from styling mens blazers to festival fashion tips. View Harvey's other articles to find out more.