Monday, August 17, 2009

Things That'll Get You In The Doghouse

What Does Summertime, Road Tar,
And A Doghouse Have In Common?
By Eric R, Nielsen
Let's just say that the first two will put you in the doghouse in a New York minute.
It was the late 1950's or early 1960s when my best friend's older brother, came across a dilemma that was more challenging than first expected, while walking home one day.
Back in New Jersey, during the heat of summer, repairing the roads was all the rage. Not like today where they just get their asphalt and lay it down as they progress down the road until done. No... this road repair was a project and a half. One worth a young boy's valueable time to watch get done.
Tar went down over the old road. Then came the stones, and finally the big steam roller to press it all down. It looked great when done, but the rest of the summer you had to deal with mom each time you wanted to run into the house to use the bathroom.
You see the tar was always sticking to your sneakers. And it wasn't long before mom caught the culprit who kept bringing that sticky stuff onto her floors. A couple of swats with a belt or a wooden spoon was all it took to teach you to learn how to take off your sneakers before entering the house.
Now let me ask you: Did you think that a little tar on your sneakers was all it took to get in the doghouse? Hell no, that title goes to my to my best friend's brother Jimmie. You see he did what any smart guy would do when coming across a barrier keeping him from getting home on time. Like a good boy, you ask for an adults opinion before you do anything, right?
And that's exactly what Jimmie did. You see he was heading home when he came across a section of road that just got a serious coating of hot tar. And like a stream where the water is running maybe a little bit quicker than you think might make it impossible for you to cross. You decide to chance the risky crossing rather than find a better area to cross.
As a youngster Jimmie asked the men if it was ok to cross here and they gave him the OK. Carefully trying to make it to the other side. The very thing you're thinking right now happened. Yup, Jimmie took a tumble. And to make things worse, a roll or two.
Damn, I wish I had a lemonade stand on the side of the road or something, so I could have seen it happen. Anyway that wasn't the bad part of his day. No, not even close.
It was trying to take himself into his mom's house to clean up, when he got snagged and dragged back out of the house by the ear. Once outside his mom gave him a serious rub down with gasoline and she made sure to make the rub down one he would never forget.
Living next door I heard the moaning and groaning, came to the door and watched this sad event take place. Wow, that boy was in for a very long clean up, not to mentiona good beat'n, and a very long stay in the doghouse. Never the less. When we finally did see Jimmie again that summer, you can tell he was more than ready for the school year to start.
Moral of the story: Never listen to a stranger when they tell you it's ok to cross a freshly tarred road in the middle of summer. And save your breath, rather than try to convince your mom that it was the road crew's fault for you taking a tumble in the tar. She just remembers the tar you just dragged onto her clean floors and all the time she'll spend cleaning up after you.
Oh yeah... the best use for gasoline is cutting the grass on Saturday.
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Camping Meets Heavenly Smores

A Recipe For Heavenly S'mores

By Eric R. Nielsen

This summer' s camping and barbecuing can always use something interesting when it comes to chowing down. Steak, hamburgers, hot dogs are all wonderful meals to have at the end of the day, but dessert is the most important part of any meal. It allows everyone to relax out on the patio or around a campfire, talking about the day's activities.

For those of you who are ice cream junkies and never miss a chance to serve up some ice cream at the end of the day; have I got a treat for you. We're not talking about your mom's s'mores either. No, these are the ultimate s'mores. Heavenly S'mores if you will.

To make them you need to bake yourself a few Cinnamon Graham Cracker Waffle Cones. Melt some dark chocolate and warm some marshmallow fluff. When ready, pour the melted chocolate in the Graham Cracker Waffle Cone and coat the inside completely. Pour the excess chocolate out and pop the waffle cone into the freezer for 30 seconds to harden the chocolate.

Next pour in the warmed marshmallow fluff and coat the inside of the waffle cone like you did with the chocolate. You may need to spread the marshmallow around with the back of a spoon to evenly coat over the chocolate.

Don't worry about leaving too much in the bottom of the cone. It's ok :)~ You're just making that last bite the best thing you ever had. As soon as you scoop out the extra marshmallow, you're ready to fill the cone with some ice cream.

I recommend Dreyers Rocky Road Ice Cream if you have it handy. Now, if you're camping, the cones can be made in advance. Just add the chocolate and marshmallow on site so the cones remain crisp.

As far as where do you get the ice cream? May I suggest making it on the spot. Simply take some of that ice you brought to cool your food and place it in a large ziplock bag with some salt.
Now in a small ziplock place the ice cream making ingredients. Seal the small bag completely and place it inside the larger bag that has the ice. Next... sit there and rock the large ziplock back and forth between your hands and watch the ice cream thicken as it gets colder.

When done, just scoop some ice cream into the heavenly s'mores waffle cone and enjoy.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Delicious Gluten Free Waffle Cone

Finally... A Delicious Gluten Free Waffle Cone

By Eric ConeKing Nielsen

When it comes to food that is gluten free. It's hard to imagine that there can be any gluten free food that doesn't require the person eating it to give up good taste.

When it comes to waffle cones. Have you ever tasted a gluten free waffle cone made of soy flour? Frankly I'd rather eat brussel sprouts. And I hate them.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

One Of America's Favorite Food Smells

Cinnamon: An American Favorite
By Eric "ConeKing" Nielsen
Well, summer's almost here. The kids are getting out of school. The temperature is about to rise, making way for summer fairs and carnivals.
I'm sure many Americans will visit many of these fun events this year. And as they do, Im positive they will stand in the long line at the cinnamon bun booth for a cup of joe and delicious bun.
It always amazes me how our noses pick up a familar smell. Such as cinnamon when baked in a cinnamon bun. And right away it clicks in our mind that we have to track this item down and enjoy it.
Like the fairs and carnivals with their sweet smells. Cinnamon worked very well as a crowd pleaser at Giggles' Ice Cream Parlor; when we use to bake our Cinnamon Ice Cream Cones fresh each day.
People would come into the store, dragged in by their noses, to pick out their favorite flavor of ice cream to match to the cinnamon cone. Usually it would be cherry or blueberry cheesecake ice cream. And the smiles on their faces always let us know we were onto a good thing.
This summer, consider looking into purchasing a Waffle Cone Maker and bake some cones that will become a grand, family summer tradition. There is nothing better than the fresh ingredients in a crispy waffle cone right off the waffle cone iron. It sure beats the waffle cones from a bag mix at your favorite ice cream store, that have been sitting around becoming far less than crispy. Don't you deserve better?
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Free Birthday Party Downloads

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By Eric "ConeKing" Nielsen
With every child having a birthday. There is a parent struggling to prepare the party's events before the curtain climbers get out of hand. At we want to help.
Before planning your next birthday party come visit us and download a placemat or two. They'll help keep the area in front of the birthday guests clean and provide a game to keep the birthday child and his or her friends occupied while you are getting the birthday cake and fixins together to eat.
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

How To Turn An Ice Cream Cone Into A Fortune Cookie Birthday Invitation
By Eric "ConeKing" Nielsen

For those, at home waffle cone bakers, who want to know how to do something different with their waffle cone maker. Have I got a treat for you. How would you like to turn a waffle cone into a fortune cookie and use it to extend the fun your child has with his or her Birthday Party Preparations?

One day is never enough for any of us to enjoy our birthdays. It seems we want the good times to last forever. And for a child this point is extra true.
Well, take this idea and grow the excitement, building up to the day of the birthday. Your child will love you for it.
Start by have some birthday invitations made on the computer or hand written with the birthday boy or girl’s name, address, date and time of the party, and any other important info you want to add. If you want to download some pre-made fortune cookie strips to add your information to. You can visit
Begin by placing your invitation strips nearby. Mix up your favorite waffle cone recipe and warm up the waffle cone iron. Need Waffle Cone Recipes that aren’t full of holes and instructions for making waffle cones that don’t leak. Visit the above website.

Before you start baking the waffle cones. Take a long handle wooden spoon out of the kitchen draw. Flip the useful end of the spoon around and place it back in the kitchen drawer just enough so when you close the drawer, the handle of the spoon sticks out. This is what you will use to form your fortune cookies around.
Now you are ready to bake the cones the way you always do. When you are done baking your first waffle cone and it’s ready to be formed into a fortune cookie. Here’s what you do.
Open the waffle iron and place your birthday invitation onto the cone, just above the middle half of the cone. Our free invitation strips have “Your Invited” on them and are designed to have that part sticking out of the fortune cookie. Check them out.
Now grab the closest end of the cone and fold the waffle cone in half, away from you, toward the back of the waffle iron. DO NOT RUN YOUR FINGER ALONG THE FOLD AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CONE.
With both hands. Grab the ends of the waffle cone at both ends of the fold, carefully preventing the top of the cone from folding backward or forward. Keep it straight!
Now move the bottom-center of the cone’s fold over the wooden spoon handle and bend the two corners of the cone down as if having both of your hands touching each other.
Hold the cone in place until the cone cools enough so it will remain in the shape of the fortune cookie as described in the diagram at the top of the page.
Caution: Folding a cone is hot on the fingers. For relief see note below.
Note: Rolling a waffle cone or making a fortune cookie out of a waffle cone can be very hot. The easiest way to find relief is to have a small bowl of ice water and a towel nearby.
Before rolling a waffle cone or forming a fortune cookie; dip your fingers into the ice water until cold. Then quickly dry with a towel and work with the waffle cone.
Another way to keep the fingers cool is the “Tippy Finger Method”. This method is something we are all familiar with. Standing on hot pavement during the summer in bare feet. Rocking back and forth on tippy toes, to keep the feet from burning.
When rolling a waffle cone or forming a fortune cookie. Your fingers will get hot. The way to hold the waffle cone so your fingers feel the heat as little as possible. Is to begin by holding the cone between the thumb and first finger.
Then when the fingers get too hot. Change your grip on the waffle cone. Now grip it between the thumb and the middle finger. Now Tippy Finger back and forth until your done. Then move on to the next waffle cone. I think you'll find the thumb doesn't feel the heat as much as the fingers do.
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