“Time has no divisions to mark its passage. There is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.” ~ Thomas Mann
Ooey-gooey goodness - perfect for Christmas morning. My Christmas gift to all of you! ;)
Easy Orange Rolls
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1/2 of an 8-oz. pkg softened cream cheese, 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar and 1 1/2 tsp orange zest at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Unroll 1 11-oz. can refrigerated French bread dough (like Pillsbury Crusty French Loaf) onto a lightly floured surface. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp granulated sugar. Gently roll up dough, starting at 1 long side. Cut into 11 (1 1/4-inch) slices. Place slices in a lightly greased 8-inch round cake pan. Brush top of dough with 1 tbsp melted butter. Bake 25-30 min. until golden. Stir together 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 tbsp orange juice in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over hot rolls. Serve immediately. Makes 11 rolls.
2 pkgs soft ladyfingers (3 oz. each) 1/2 cup coffee liquer or strong brewed coffee 6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips, melted 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk 1 1.5 qt. container Breyers's coffee ice cream 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup thawed frozen whipped topping or 1 cup fresh whipped cream 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
In a 9-inch springform pan, line bottom and sides with ladyfingers; brush with coffee liquer. Freeze at least 20 min.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine melted chocolate with sweetened condensed milk; chill 10 min. Into prepared pan, scoop 1/2 of the coffee ice cream, pressing to form an even layer. Evenly top with chocolate mixture. Scoop in remaining ice cream, pressing to form an even layer. Cover and freeze 5 hours or overnight.
To serve, remove ring from pan and arrange cake on a serving platter. In mixing bowl, with electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla; fold in whipped topping. Evenly spread over ice cream layer, then sprinkle with cocoa powder.
(If you don't have a springform pan, use a 9-inch cake pan lined with plastic wrap instead.)
The Campsite Organizer wraps around a tree and provides a central place for all camping utensils. With hooks, storage pouches and smaller slots for personal items, there's plenty of room for camping gear - and it will be right where you need it.
biophony - n., what the world sounds like in the abscence of humans
anthrophony - n., man-made noise
For nearly 3,500 hours of biophony from 15,000 species, visit www.wildsanctuary.com. (You can also download an add-on for Google Earth that will allow you to click on locations worldwide and hear snippets of their soundscape.)
Spacey took charge of the theatre in 2003 and began a series of acclaimed productions (including the recent revival of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow starring Spacey and Jeff Goldblum). The theatre is currently showing Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests.
Una Dotta Mano is being billed as the world's most expensive, most beautiful new book. It's valued at over $100,000. The 62-pound velvet- and marble-bound edition depicts the life and work of Michelangelo - and it has arrived at the New York Public Library fresh from a printing press in Italy and is now on display through Dec. 8. (The copy on display was donated to the library, but more than 20 of the handmade books, which take six months to make, have been sold.)
The book is filled with photographs of Michelangelo's drawings and sculptures. The text is by Michelangelo biographer Giorgio Vasari, with essays by the director of the Vatican Museums, Antonio Paolucci.