Thursday, September 18, 2014

The US Capitol

For almost two centuries, America's governing bodies, the Senate and the House of Representatives, have gathered under the dome of the US Capitol.
The U.S. Capitol Building
 1793-1829 and 1851-1863
Style: Neoclassical
• William Thornton
• Benjamin Henry Latrobe
• Charles Bulfinch
Dome: Thomas Ustick Walter

Friday, September 5, 2014

Martha Washington Candy

Martha Washington Candy 
by Diana Rattray

2 pounds sifted confectioners' sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups flaked coconut
1 stick butter or margarine, melted (4 ounces)
3 cups chopped pecans
Dipping Chocolate (below), melted

* Preparation:
Mix all ingredients together, shape into balls, then chill until hard. Dip chilled balls in dipping chocolate and let cool.
Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

* Dipping Chocolate:
Use melted chocolate almond bark or purchased dipping chocolate, or the mixture below:

1 cake paraffin wax
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
Melt wax and milk chocolate chips together in double boiler. Dip candy in mixture then cool

Tuesday, September 2, 2014