Melt 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate and 1 teaspoon butter over hot water. Remove from heat; blend in 1 cup confectioner's sugar and 1 tablespoon hot water. Place in a medium-sized mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. If necessary, add hot water, a teaspoonful at a time, until of desired consistency. (I added an additional teaspoon of hot water.) Place into a piping bag and use for decorating iced or un-iced sweets. I use a Quick Tip method, since I do not have a piping bag. I cut a *very* small opening at the bottom of a quart-sized plastic bag and inserted some of the chocolate icing into the bag. I then squeezed the Chocolate Decorator's icing out of the small hole in the plastic bag to write my grandson's name on a cupcake. This icing will look much nicer with professional equipment, but you can always use this quick and easy method. You may use your Chocolate Decorator's Icing for more than writing names and messages; you may draw the outline of any item that you want to feature. You can also form it into items like florets that will hold their shape. This is a project that is a lot of fun to do with your children. I hope you enjoy this Chocolate Decorator's Icing!
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Squeeze 1 lemon and 1 ½ oranges and save juice. Boil rinds and meat of lemon and oranges, along with 6 whole cloves, 1 stick of cinnamon, and 1 cup of sugar in 1 pint of water for 5 minutes. Strain. Combine with 1 quart tea and reserved juices. Store in refrigerator until ready to use. When ready to use, heat to simmering point and then serve. This has always been a Christmastime favorite of my family. It's great on any wintry day! I hope you like it!
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Dissolve 1 large package of cherry Jello in 2 cups of boiling water, along with 3/4 cup red hot cinnamon candy. Cool some. Add 2 cups applesauce, and stir to combine completely. Pour gelatin mixture into a clear bowl, or a Valentine heart mold. (You may unmold the Jello on a flat plate, or just serve it from the mold or serving bowl.) This is a romantic additon to a special dinner! Happy Valentine's Day!
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