Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011!

Hi to all my wonderful supporters. I want to wish you all a very happy new year. I love the new year so much because it gives everyone a fresh start, almost like a wave of fresh air into our lives. It's a time to make longer-term plans and be optimistic about life. So much is ahead! I want you all to inhale that fresh breeze deep into your lungs, seize that feeling, and take a big step toward your goals. Don't let one more day go by. Now is the time to do it! Stay on that path and fight whatever obstacles come to pass because they inevitably will. Do not lose sight of your long-term desire for a short-term want. So whatever it is in your life that you want to "make happen" for yourself, write down in a special book one line each night of what you did to take a step toward that goal. It will help to keep you motivated, and it will be so much fun to go back and read once you achieve your goal.

I wish you so much luck, happiness, good health and cheer in this coming wonderful new year. I'll have many more new tips for you so please check back often.

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Delicious and Easy Oreo Truffles

I want to share with you a delicious treat that's easy to make and a favorite of so many. It's the always loved chocolate truffle. This one, however, has a special twist; it has an Oreo center and it's covered in a hard chocolate shell. Yummy! I served them as one of my Christmas desserts this year and they were a big hit so I want to share them with you. Here's the recipe. I hope you enjoy:


1 Package of Oreo cookies (not double stuff)- I suggest the reduced-fat Oreos to save on calories

1 bar of cream cheese (I suggest using 1/3 less fat Neufchatel Cream Cheese, again saves calories)

One 12 oz bag of Semi-Sweet or Dark Chocolate Morsels

Mix one package of Oreo cookies in your food processor (Cuisinart)until fine.
Next, cut one bar of cream cheese into 4 pieces and add to cookie crumbs in Cuisinart. Mix until well blended.

Next, line tray with wax paper. Form cookie/cream cheese mixture into small balls (whatever size you want them to be)and place them on the wax paper-lined tray.

When done forming the balls, place them into the refrigerator to chill while you melt the chocolate morsels. Melt 1/2 a bag at a time. I like to melt the morsels in a small saucepan on low heat on the stove. Stir chips quite often while melting them. You can also melt them in the microwave.

Next, remove tray of oreo balls from fridge. Roll oreo ball in warm melted chocolate using two forks to help move it around until it is covered with melted chocolate. Lift out of pot and let excess chocolate drip off. Then place back on wax paper on tray. You dip in sprinkles onto the top of the truffle for a colorful look. Once all balls are coated, place truffles back into the refrigerator so that the outer chocolate coating can hardened. Once hardened, you can remove them from the tray and place in your holiday tin or onto a serving plate. Let them chill about an hour before serving. Store them in the refrigerator and bring them out when you serve them.


Happy Holidays!!!