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Everything is Everything

What is meant to be, will be

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So Jim heard from the real estate agent, who told us to get preapproved first, then said that she wasn't sure about the condition of the house and that it might be hard to get a VA loan for.

That's not meant to be discouraging, is it?  Because it seems like it.

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On being ignored
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nikcool
That's actually worse than someone just telling me what they're thinking.

I hate it, and I don't understand why people do that.  Not just a 'hi' and they forget to speak, but a willful ignoring.  It makes me want to flounce, or- I don't know.  People need to learn to move past things and if they do have a problem, TELL SOMEONE.

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nikcool
Three year anniversary today!

Must make a point to post when things get better
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nikcool
The car broke down, spent a lot fixing it and now don't have enough for Rent.  Today is the last day to pay late and our lease won't be renewed because of it.

In good news, I'm going to have cinnamon rolls later, and will do some major cleaning today!  Why can't stuff just be self cleaning?

First Birthday
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nikcool
Be happy you have a job!


Everyone says that, yet this week I've been called out every day so far.

frosting
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nikcool
1/2 c. cream
1 tbsp. corn syrup
dash salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
10 oz. chocolate chips
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 sticks butter, cut into 1/2 tbsp pieces

heat cream with corn syrup and salt on stove until simmering, pour chips into a bowl and add simmering cream slowly, while beating with handmixer, until choc is melted. add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth. Then add butter one piece at a time, waiting until the piece is incorporated before adding another. cool until thick and spreadable. Beat once more to make fluffier.

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nikcool
Ack! About to enter my cheesecake in a competition and I didn't have enough caramel and I think I overbaked it!

At least I know why I'll lose or at least lose points.


Oh well. next time!


ETA: It won!

Candy apple cheesecake
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nikcool
1.5 cups of crushed graham crackers
1 stick butter (melted)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp sugar

Cut circle of parchment paper to cover the bottom of a springform pan. (8-10 inch )Crush crackers into fine crumbs and mix with cinnamon and sugar. Mix with butter. Press into bottom and halfway up the sides of a 9.5 inch spring form pan. Bake for 6-8 minutes at 375 (until golden brown). Set aside to cool.

1/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp of butter
1/4 cup cream
chopped pecans

Heat sugar in light colored pan until melted and amber in color. Using a wooden spoon, mix in butter, then whisk in cream. Pour to cover bottom of crust, sprinkle with pecans and refrigerate

4 Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
5 tbsp butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

Melt butter in large skillet, stir in cinnamon, salt and brown sugar. Cook until bubbling, then toss apples in sauce. Cook until apples are soft and most of the liquid has reduced. Let cool.

16 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup of sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth, then add eggs, vanilla and lemon until blended.

Evenly spread apples over the bottom of the crust, then pour cream cheese mixture over the apples. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, until the center of the cheesecake is jiggly and the edges are firm. Set pan on rack to cool to room temperature, the refrigerate overnight.

To serve, release sides of springform pan.

3/4 cup heavy cream
3-4 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
1/4-1/2 cup caramel
chopped pecans

Beat the cream and confectioners sugar together until stiff peaks form, spread on top of cake, drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with chopped pecans.

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