Inexpensive, stiff-bristled paint brushes--in a variety of widths--are a great addition to the cleaning tote. Use them to dust the tops of books, whisk dirt from baseboards and corners, clean dust from blinds, and remove crumbs from upholstery.
A simple gift for the coffee lover in your life, Chocolate Coffee Spoons will give a sweet taste of mocha to the morning brew.
Wrap these chocolate-dipped spoons in holiday cellophane, add a pretty ribbon and stand several on-end in a new coffee mug for a quick, homemade gift ... that's sure to please.
Bundle them with a packet of Snowman Soup for an easy stocking stuffer!
Try these recipe variations:
Cover cookie sheets with waxed paper.
Place one cup of chocolate chips or candy melts in heat-proof measuring cup. A smaller, deeper cup gives best results.
Microwave chocolate chips or candy melts at 50% power for 1 minute. Remove cup and stir. Continue microwaving at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted and smooth. DO NOT over-heat chocolate.
To thin chocolate, add 1 teaspoon solid shortening per cup of chocolate chips. Stir gently.
Dip plastic spoons in melted chocolate to cover the bowl of the spoon.
Remove excess chocolate by tapping tip gently against the side of the measuring cup.
If chocolate thickens, return to the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power, stir gently.
Repeat with second cup of chocolate chips or candy melts.
Cool thoroughly before wrapping individually.
|Source||Cynthia Townley Ewer|
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Total time||15 minutes|