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Delicious Carrot Hot Dog

Posted on November 18, 2019 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

INGREDIENTS

8 medium carrots, wash and peeled or leave skin, chop off each end

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 c. low sodium vegetable broth or  water

1/4 c. apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. maple syrup or Honey

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

1/2 tsp. Liquid Smoke

8 hot dog buns

Ketchup, for serving

Mustard, for serving

Manwich sauce for a boost in flavor

DIRECTIONS

Add the carrots to a small roasting pan and toss with olive oil. In a small bowl, whisk together broth, vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic powder, paprika and liquid smoke. Pour over carrots and cover pan with foil. Let sit for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425°. Place the foil-covered baking dish in the oven and roast carrots for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and roast for another 20 minutes, until the carrots are just tender enough to stab with a fork.

Place carrots in hot dug buns, serve with ketchup and mustard.

Gingerbread Man Cookie Recipe

Posted on November 13, 2019 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Just in time for the holiday season, Try our Gingerbread Man Cookie Recipe

Fun to make and a delight to share, these gingerbread cuties are as delicious as they are adorable.

 

Prep Time: 30 min.

 

Cook Time: 2 hrs.

 

 

Total Time: 2 hrs. 30 min.

 

Servings: 16

 

 

Ingredients

1 lb. unsalted butter, (used in both cookies and frosting)

 

2 packages Gingerbread Cookie Mix

 

2 eggs, at room temperature

 

2 tsp ground cinnamon

 

2 tsp ground ginger

 

gold sugar pearls

 

3-4 cups powdered sugar

 

1/2 tsp salt

 

1 tsp ground cinnamon

 

1 tsp ground ginger

 

1/3 cup Biscoff spread

 

1/4 cup crystallized ginger chips, finely chopped

 

Directions

1. Start by browning the butter for the cookies and frosting. Place the butter in a medium (4 quart) saucepan. It will bubble up quite a bit as it cooks, so be sure to use a pot large enough so it can triple in size.

 

2. Cook the butter over medium heat, stirring frequently so it doesn’t scorch on the bottom. The cooking process will take 10-15 minutes. Once the butter starts to foam up quite a bit, it's almost done. Look for it to have brown specks throughout and to give off a nutty, caramelized scent. Once cooked, remove the brown butter from the heat and transfer it to a bowl. Refrigerate it for about 30-40 minutes, until it’s still fluid but no longer warm.

 

3. Stir the brown butter so that it’s well-mixed, then divide out 8 fluid ounces (1 liquid cup) and place it the bowl of a stand mixer. Reserve the rest for later. To the mixing bowl, add 2 packages of gingerbread cookie mix, 2 eggs, and the spices. Mix on low speed until any dry patches disappear, and the mixture has the texture of moist sand. It should hold together if you squeeze it in your hand.

 

4. Divide the cookie dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap. Chill for 30-45 minutes in the refrigerator until firmer but not rock-hard.

 

5.Preheat the oven to 350° F. Roll out the cookie dough between two sheets of parchment or waxed paper until less than 1/4-inch thick. Cut out gingerbread men and place them on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Re-roll any cookie dough scraps and continue to cut out cookies until you have 32 cookies.

 

6. Bake the cookies at 350° F for 8-10 minutes. They should be puffed and slightly colored around the edges, but still light and soft in the middle.

 

7. Right after removing them from the oven, press 3 gold sugar pearls down the front like buttons. You only need to do this with half of the cookies—the other half can remain plain. Cool completely before filling.

 

Frosting:

 

8. To make the frosting, combine the remaining brown butter, 3 cups of powdered sugar, the salt, and the spices. Mix on low speed until the sugar is moistened, then raise the speed to medium and beat for 4 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the Biscoff spread, and mix briefly until combined.

 

9. The frosting should be very stiff, not soft or sticky. If yours is on the softer side, add additional powdered sugar, up to another cup, until it is a fairly firm texture that will make a good sandwich cookie filling. If yours is very stiff, add a spoonful of milk or two to loosen it up.

 

10. The frosting should either be used immediately, or kept well-covered in an airtight container, so it doesn’t dry out and form a crust.

 

11. You can spread the frosting between two cookies, but if you want to pipe it, fit a piping bag with a small star tip, and fill it with frosting. Pipe stars of frosting all over the base of one of the plain cookies. If you like a strong ginger flavor, sprinkle a pinch of chopped candied ginger on top of the frosting, then gently press a cookie with gold buttons on top. Repeat until all of your sandwich cookies are assembled, then serve and enjoy!

 

These cookies can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature and are best enjoyed within 4-5 days. You can also bake the cookies in advance and freeze them, then defrost, make the frosting, and assemble them at a later date.





Cited By Elizabeth LaBau

The Launch of Our New Website

Posted on November 10, 2019 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 A little under a year is how long the new development of charlenegarth.com has taken to come into fruition. What this journey has taught me most as an entrepreneur is patience. Creating valuable content that is not already being shared is a tedious process. My modeling 101 courses offers in depth training material for those who inspire to be models, and those who are ready to launch their career to the next level. 

New Film Production Collaboration

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

This year is amazing for my career in film!  I officially collaborated with Scissors film production.  I was initially booked for a feature role as a runway model, and of course I humbly accepted the offer. This was fa airly easy role, because I have been in fashion s a model since a pre-teen signed with Wilhelmina Models. Filming on set is very different from photographing on set, although, the two in my experience work coactivey together. Modeling is role playing, which makes acting easy to portray for me as any character. I have many projects that I am keeping busy working on, I love networking and meeting ambitious people. This experience introduced me to people that shared the same goals in entertainment as myself. I have noticed that usually one event leads to another, that is why networking is so important. 

New Products

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

We are Expanding! Thank you to all of the Sponsors!

Welcome

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

So I have taken a little time to be open to return to set for filming. I take pride in the industry that I devote so many long hours too, there is No business like show business. A famous quote often rendered when one is comparing any other form of entertainment business. I have been back on set with the filming of Salem. Salem is a series that has been book written and always has been revised as a movie. This is the frst time in histroy that there has been a series television show! The first debut  will be April 20th on the WGN channel 10/9c.

Always Put your Dreams first!

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We as human beings invest so much of our time in other people. Our chidren, our family, even relationships, but what about us? What about what you desire for your life. Start investing in yourself. Make a decision to put You first. There is a fine line between being selfish and being self aware. Being self aware is not spreading yourself thin to please someone else! Make an effort to be the best you, and then you will experience a very fulfilling, prosperous life! Be loving, be caring, but also remember to be your own self support.

El D�a de los Presidentes

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

El Día de los Presidentes. El tercer lunes de febrero es el Día de los Presidentes (Cumpleaños de Washington), un feriado federal del Gobierno de Estados Unidos en honor a todos sus presidentes.

George Washington fue el primer presidente de Estados Unidos. Nació el 22 de febrero de 1732 y el tercer lunes de febrero también se recuerda la fecha de su nacimiento.

Los estadounidenses empezaron a celebrar el cumpleaños del presidente Washington mucho antes de que el Gobierno declarara el día feriado. También el cumpleaños del presidente Abraham Lincoln, nacido el 12 de febrero, se celebraba separadamente.

Today is Presidents' Day. Let's time the time to reflect on the past of our country and the Presidents' that have served our great counrty!

Congratulations to Rapping Artist Lil Kim on her New Baby Bump!!

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I think that it's cute and kind of a big Deal that Rapper Lil' Kim has finally gotten pregnant don't you think!? Let's see how this pregnancy goes shall we.

Rihanna's New Year's Eve bash

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Rihanna's New Year's Eve bash looked like the place to be!

The "What Now" singer rang in 2014 with close friends at Jay Z's 40/40 club in New York City.

She posted several pictures of the evening on her Instagram page, showing her dancing with her best friends and celebrating the night away.

RiRi first held a private dinner party at her Manhattan apartment before the evening's festivities.

The intimate gathering toasted when the clock struck midnight and then headed to the nightclub.

Rihanna's pals partied in the back VIP room, which was filled with 500 black balloons and black and white party favors.

Guests of the Grammy winner snacked on platters of appetizers and had a multitude of cocktails to choose from throughout the night.

Cara Delevingne, who was dressed in an all-black ensemble, was on hand to welcome to the New Year with her famous friend.

Meanwhile, the sultry singer rocked a white silk pantsuit, black bustier and a crystal headpiece with a veil for her night out on the town.

According to an eyewitness, RiRi paid more attention to showing off her killer dance moves with her girl friends than any gentlemen in the room.

And it looks like the self-named good girl gone bad had quite a good time.

"Epic night or nah? We partied like we ain't party all year! lol #2014," she wrote on her Instagram.



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