Mocha Truffles

Posted by Roses on April 28, 2010


1) 2  12 oz packages of Semisweet chocolate chips

2) 8 oz. cream cheese, softened

3) 3 Tablespoons of instant coffee granules

4) 2 tsp. water

5) 1 lb.  dark  cocoa confectionery

6)If you want to add a coating  you could use white confectionery sugar

Use a microwave-safe bowl or double boiler which ever is easier for you  will need melt your 2  12 oz packages of Semisweet chocolate chips.

Add your water, cream cheese, and the  instant coffee granules.

Beat this mixture well on low for 2 minutes then on medium for 2 minutes till smooth

Place the well mixed mixture in the fridge till it is firm enough to shape into balls about 1 inch in measure.

Then place on some wax paper in  a cookie sheet and replace them in the fridge for about 1 to 2 hours or until firm.

Use a microwave-safe bowl or double boiler which ever is easier and melt your chocolate coating .

Dip the truffle balls and place on waxed paper so they may harden.  …

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Chocolate Covered Truffles

Posted by Roses on April 28, 2010


1) 1/4 Cup of un-salted or salted butter your choice

2) 3/4 Cup coffee creamer non-dairy , any flavor of your choice

3) 1 1/2 pounds real milk chocolate  dip for dipping

4) 1 1/2 lbs. real semisweet chocolate chunks

5) 1/2 teaspoon  real vanilla extract

6) 1 cup finely chopped milk chocolate,  or semisweet  chips for decoration


Melt semisweet chocolate in double boiler over hot water.

Heat butter, creamer and vanilla in another saucepan to 125° F on a candy thermometer.

Add to semisweet chocolate all at once, beat the mix on medium speed until the mix is smooth and creamy.

You will then need to place the mix in the refrigerator until it has almost set but enough to were to can not mold it into balls.

Again Beat with mixer on medium speed  until the mix is fluffy and light .

Place the mix in a well buttered 9 inch pan and leave it alone until it has  set enough to roll into small 1 inch balls.

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Chocolate Truffles!

Posted by Roses on April 28, 2010

Some Chocolate truffles recipes that I am sure will start you belly to rumble.


1.)  Chocolate Truffles

2)   ½ Cup salted or unsalted butter

3)   2 1/3 Cup  white powder confectionery sugar

4) ½ Cup  real  cocoa

5) 1/4 cup  whipping cream or heavy 1/2 and 1/2 cream

6) 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the Centers of your truffles:  you can use whole or crushed, whole or crushed pecan, walnuts, whole or crushed almonds or after-dinner mints

Coatings: ( your choice of what you like the best. These are just suggestions) shredded coconut, crushed nuts of any kind, white powder confectionery sugar


Place the heavy or whipping cream and butter in large size mixing bowl.

mix together 2 1/2 cups of your confectionery sugar, (Set the rest of your  white powder confectioners sugar to the side) then add your cocoa with the cream and butter add vanilla then mix well on medium speed

If the mixture is to soupy then you will not be able to shape them to well so make sure …

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The Beatles

Posted by Roses on April 27, 2010

The Beatles led the British Invasion in the mid 1960′s when they stormed America with “Beatlemania”. They altered the sound of rock and roll forever and their influence can still be seen today. But, from almost the beginning the band sparked controversy around the world!

At 17, John Lennon formed his first band “The Black Jacks”, they played a mix of jazz and blues. Later they changed the name to “The Quarry Men”, named after their school-The Quarry Bank Grammar School in Liverpool.

While setting up for a performance in 1957, Lennon met Paul McCartney and he later joined the band. McCartney then only 15, was a self taught, left handed guitar player. McCartney later introduces George Harrison to Lennon and he’s added to the lineup.

In 1960, Stuart Stucliffe joined the band on bass, by then they were ” The Silver Beetles”. More name changes included “Silver Beats” and “Silver Beatles”.

The band finally decided on “The Beatles” in August of 1960. Several stories have been told of the final name came about, in …

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The Grateful Dead

Posted by Roses on April 26, 2010

The Grateful Dead began their music career as The Warlocks. In 1965, they made their debut performance at Magoo’s pizza house. The Warlocks caught the attention of Ken Kesey in July of 1965, known for his public LSD-fueled parties before the drug became illegal, and he hired them as his house band. These legendary parties later became known as Acid Tests!

Before long it was discovered there was another band with the same name. After several weeks with no success in finding a name everyone could agree on, Jerry Garcia picked up a dictionary and ran across the name Grateful Dead!

The members all moved into a communal home at Ashbury Street in San Francisco, there they became a fixture in the music scene and quickly built a fanbase through the many free concerts they performed.

The band began recording their first demos in 1966 after signing a deal with MGM, but the recording sessions were anything but successful and ended with MGM quickly dropping the band!

The band continued to draw a devoted group …

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Did I Just See A Weirdo Or The Hat Man?

Posted by Roses on April 23, 2010

This is a story that I happened up on and I contacted the person to ask if I could use his story of what happen to him 25 years ago.

Now there has been the story of what is called The Hat Man.   Many people have  reported that they have seen him.   This person saw what he thinks may have been just that.   If you have not ever heard of this type of being,  then I would invite you to go to two web sites and read up on it. The first one is a forum for the paranormal
The next one is about a woman who has spent many years researching and learning all that she can about them.   Her name is Heidi Hollis and she was the first to give the name Shadow people the name we call them today. You can also go to your search engine and type in Hat Man and get loads of information on this subject and read about many sightings of him.  It is …

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Posted by Roses on April 21, 2010

AC/DC was formed in 1973 by brothers, Malcolm and Angus Young. The two boys weren’t strangers to the music business, their older brother George, was a part of the most successful 60′s band in Australia, The Easybeats.

After both had been members of a few unsuccessful bands, Malcolm decided to form his own band. Malcolm’s vision was a hard rocking band with an image of stack heeled boots and long hair!

The name AC/DC fits so well with the bands electrifying performances. It was suggested by two of the members sister, she’d seen it on a label on the back of a vacuum cleaner. The band did their first performance on New Year’s Eve in 1973, at a small club called Chequers in Sydney, Australia.

Right from the start Angus was determined to make a lasting impression on the fans. He had tried on several costumes before the gig and had decided on the schoolboy uniform that would become his trademark!

The band’s stage presence became almost as popular as their music. Early management had …

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Marijuana Comes in More Than Just One Flavor!

Posted by Roses on April 19, 2010

Many people assume that a marijuana plant is a marijuana plant, they’re all alike. But, nothing could be farther from the truth. In reality there’s really no way of knowing how many different strains of marijuana there is. It is known that there are at least a thousand different strains and more being hybrid on a regular basis.

The numerous strains can be placed in one of either two basic categories, Sativa and Indica. Many of the strains of marijuana available are actually a combination of the two in growers attempts to combine the best of both plants into one.

Sativa plants grow much taller than Indicas and are usually bigger in width as well. And, since the plant is bigger so are the buds, but they are generally not as dense as the buds from Indica varieties. They usually take at least nine or ten weeks to flower and the buds are also not as aromatic as the Indica plants buds.

The Indica variety are bushier plants that have smaller buds. But, the buds …

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Black Sabbath

Posted by Roses on April 17, 2010

Black Sabbath has it’s origins in Aston, Birmingham, England. The original members of the band were Terence “Geezer” Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzie Osbourne and Bill Ward. In 1968 the band was going by the name Polka Tulk Blues Company. A short time later they changed their name to Earth.

Did you know that Iommi actually left Earth for a short time to go on tour with Jethro Tull?

In the beginning their music was a combination of jazz, blues and rock. Their main fare were cover tunes of songs by Jimi Hendrix, Cream and the like. Ozzie has always said that he was influenced by the Beatles.

The sound and feel of Earth began to change after Geezer Butler started getting interested in occult subjects. In fact, Butler was the one who wrote the song Black Sabbath. According to Butler he wrote the song after he experienced a vision in which there was a black figure in a hood.

In 1969 the group discovered that another local band was using the name Earth. To make …

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Is There Hope for the Legalization of Marijuana?

Posted by Roses on April 15, 2010
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For the first time in about a quarter of a century, legalization of marijuana has actually been brought up before Congress! Some legislators are urging that penalties for marijuana use and possession be abolished for anyone that is holding under 100 grams!

If the legislation goes through, you would be able to have around a fourth of a pound of marijuana in your possession without being arrested or fined! Lawmakers stressed that responsible adult usage of marijuana should not be illegal!

The arrest statistics for marijuana use are staggering! Since 1965, over 20 million arrests have been made relating to marijuana and 11 million of those have been since 1990! In the United States some one is arrested for marijuana on an average of every 38 seconds!

Under current laws, marijuana users face much more than just prison time and large fines. A conviction can lead to loss of jobs and any type of government financial aid such as college aid, food-stamps, welfare, medical benefits and low income housing aid. And, in many cases even …

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