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Painter Cracks an Egg With Paint [VIDEO]

I’m sure we’ve all seen an egg cracked thousands of times in our lives. Invoking the essence of those ‘thousands of times,’ brilliant artist Duane Keiser takes things to another level as he films himself painting a cracked egg in his video, “Yolk”. Doesn’t sound too exciting? Keiser starts off with a picture of a whole egg and gradually takes us through the process of cracking it with a few brilliant strokes and choice colors of paint.

Keiser is also known for his video “Peel” in which he uses the same concept to show viewers an orange as it gets peeled. I recommend watching “Yolk” with some upbeat tunes in the background, as the video has no audio.

via: IncredibleThings

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Peppermint “Crack”

This wonderful little concoction is called, simply, “crack”. And, if you sprinkle peppermint on top, it becomes immediately festive “holiday crack” or “peppermint crack” or… something equally addictive but slightly more festive, it doesn’t really matter what you call it.

Sorry it’s too late for Christmas, but I’m sure you it’s easily passable for your New Year’s party as well. Or maybe for someone you fought with over the holidays and need to make up with? One bite of this and they won’t be able to stay mad… It’s so simple, and you wouldn’t believe what the actual ingredients are… the flavors, though, my god… salty, crunchy, chewy, sweet…. addictive. I guess that’s why they call it “crack”.

“Crack”

  • 51 saltine crackers (approximately)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces high quality dark chocolate (70% or greater)
  • 2/3 cup crushed candy canes or peppermints (optional)

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12 x 17 inch jelly roll pan with foil. Place saltine crackers salt side up and side-by-side in the pan as tightly as possible without overlapping. Use saltine pieces to fill any gaps at the bottom of the pan. Set aside. Chop chocolate so pieces are about the size of standard chocolate chips and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat stirring frequently with a spatula. Once butter has melted, add brown sugar and vanilla stirring to combine. Cook for about 5 minutes or until mixture is an even dark brown color and has begun to bubble. Remove from heat and pour over saltines using spatula to spread sauce.
  3. Bake crackers for 5 minutes or until butter mixture begins to bubble. Remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with chocolate allowing the heat to melt the chocolate. Spread chocolate evenly with the spatula so all of the crackers are completely covered. (I had to pop mine back into the oven for a minute to encourage my chocolate to melt)
  4. Let the chocolate cool to the touch, but not harden. Sprinkle crushed candy canes or peppermints (if using) evenly on top and refrigerate until chocolate sets and hardens. Break apart and serve..

 

[adapted from serious eats]

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Trio Plate

I hate when I’m eating a salad with something like blue cheese dressing and it drips over onto my fruit salad, or oodles of noodles. Or how about when you’re cooking up some crack and eating some strawberry cheesecake at the same time and you don’t want to get them mixed, well this plate or should I say plates would be perfect for you. Made of glazed ceramic, you get three different sized plates in one, which can be used for different parts of a meal, or decoratively like in the case of sushi. (Thx IT)