The Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, is the most important traditional festival in China. It lasts for the first fifteen days of the Chinese lunar calendar, which on the Western calendar begins sometime between January 21 and February 21, varying from year to year. There are many customs relating to food, decorations, greetings, and gifts.
February 15, 2015 forecasters are predicting temperatures will be a high of 16 degrees and a low of -2 degrees! What better way to take the chill off than with a delicious mug of hot chocolate! Try out this recipe we found on allrecipes.com
Creamy Hot Cocoa
“The kids will love this homemade, creamy hot chocolate recipe using unsweetened cocoa, white sugar, and milk.” ~ Jeanie Bean
This recipe takes 2 minutes to prepare, 5 minutes to cook and is ready in 7 minutes. Recipe serves 4.
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup white sugar
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup boiling water
3 1/2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn’t scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.
Each year on February 14th, people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” Learn 5 top things to do on Valentine’s day, 10 Top Classic Romantic Movies, Cute Valentine’s Pets, Fabulous Shoe Finds and Fun Facts and Stats!
Groundhog Day is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog.
We have a collection of fun arts and crafts, terrific recipes, and creative nail art to celebrate.
February 1, 2015 – Two days ago I rushed home from grocery shopping around 9:30am so that my husband could use the car. We just survive Storm Juno that blanketed a large part of the East Coast.
It wasn’t until 10:30pm in the evening I discovered that my iPhone 5S was missing. As anyone who’s lost a mobile phone can attest, panic sunk in. My husband tried calling my phone hoping that I could hear it ring … but it just went to voice mail. Searching all evening I went to bed dejected.
I awoke the next morning feverishly cleaning the house even looking through the trash bags … still no luck.
I resigned to the fact it was lost my phone and have to go out and purchase another one. As I climbed into my car. I once more checked around the snow on the ground… then something caught the corner of my eye. I looked down and was amazed to see my iPhone buried in snow and ice!
I shouted with amazement “I found it!” I ran into the house and got my hair dryer to carefully melt off the ice and dry it off. I plugged in the recharger and saw I still had 51% power left. I guess because the iPhone froze outside it must have turned itself off.
I called my iPhone using the house phone and it worked! I checked all my apps and even emailed myself and it worked too!
I use to be a Blackberry owner and when the time came to decide whether to purchase a Samsung or iPhone I chose the iPhone. It took days for me to figure out which one I liked better.
Now there’s absolutely no question, iPhone hands down is my pick … I am a true believer!
As many football fanatics are aware of, Super Bowl Commercials have become as big an attraction as the game itself. Many are hilarious, some are really innovative, and others are plain simple, sweet and tug at your heartstrings.
I just had a preview of the latest Super Bowl commercial that will be airing tomorrow, February 1, 2015 by Budweiser. We have a loveable dog that’s been with us over 10 years and she’s given us nothing but pure happiness and unconditional love.
So it’s no wonder this commercial touches us … as it will for many animal lovers out there.
The excitement of the Super Bowl kicks off with a popular singer belting out the U.S. national anthem The Star-Spangled Banner. Notable singers include Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Renee Fleming, and Harry Connick, Jr.
But among the list of super stars, few have topped the one delivered by Grammy Award Winner, Whitney Houston before Super Box XXV in 1991 in Tampa.
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