Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

 

Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice are certainly conversation starters!

Good times with some Cosmic Cuisine™

1Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

Ingredients:  

Chocolate chips

Hersey’ Kisses

Baking small candy papers

Marchino Cherries

Red icing

Toothpicks

Sliced Almonds

2 Ingredients, chocolate chips, chocolate kidsses, candy paper, marschino cherrie, 10 oz, red icing

 Take out the Cherries to sort nice round, plump bodies.

3 Dry juice off the cherries

Pat the cherries dry 

4 Gently fold the paper towel over cherrie to get off excess juice

 Dry the cherries selecting nice strong tails.  

5 set cherries out ready to dip in chocolate

Lay out the almond slices for ears.  Select matching forms so the ears look similar in shape.

6 Match your ear from the almond slices

Unwrap the Hershey kisses.

7 Take foil off the kisses to be ready to hook to the chocolate covered cherry

Melt the chocolate chips in a deep small bowl to dip the cherries in easily. 

8 melt half of the chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute use a glass small deep dish

Microwave about 1.5 minutes checking to see the consistency, stir the chocolate chips and try another minute. 

9 whip chocolate chips that have been partially melted with a fork

Dip the cherries in the melted chocolate chips using the stem to hold it.

10  dip the cherry holding the tail in the melted chocolate use the fork to drop chocolate around the stem area

Immediately press a chocolate kiss together with the cherry holding the stem and the point of the kiss. 

11 put the cherry on a foil covered plate press the candy kiss to the chocolate covered cherry

Place about 6 of the chocolate covered cherries and kisses on aluminum foil to add the ears of almond slices.

12 et set and get 2 matched ears:almonds to pres in between the kiss and the cherry

Gently slip the almond slices between the cherry body and kiss while chocolate is still soft. 

13 gently press the almonds between the kiss and the chocolate covered cherry

The chocolate mice are ready to go in the freezer to firm the chocolate.

13 a chocolate and cherry together

Cool 6 mice at a time in the freezer for 3 to 4 minutes so you can add the eyes when fully firm. 

14 place 6 mice on a foil covered plate to put in the freezer for 3 to 4 minutes to set

Add water to the icing crystals and dot on the kiss to form eyes.

15 bring out of the freezer and create the eye with a toothpick and a small amount of red icing or use heart shaped cake decortions for eyes

Place the mice in individual candy papers to serve and display.

16 put the finished Cosmic mouse in a candy paper

For Valentines day try heart cake decorations for the look of love!  Add a dot of chocolate where you want the eyes to stick.

17 Heart eyes for Valentines day

Good times and great conversations with the Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice!  

18 finished conversation mice

Valentines day will never be the same with your Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice.

19  Valentines day will never be the same without some Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry mice!

Parties are about fun food and conversations.  Once you have all the ingredients together this project takes about 30 minutes depending on how many mice you want to make!

Have fun and enjoy the laugher with Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice!  

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No Oscar For “Saving Mr. Banks” :(

What was the Academy thinking with No Oscar nomination for “Saving Mr. Banks” as best picture or even any of the award winning actors?

First and foremost, this is a must see film IF you like movies with a deeper message and endings that make sense.   The message to mankind is riveting between the lines in the hurt that many feel with relationships gone awry.

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Disney Photos by Aaron Corbeil Aurora-in-a-can.com

The big issue with the Academy is probably the “Hollywood Spin” or “Disney Touch” that was put in the storyline.  Based on a true story some of the details were modified to create a better film than the true story.  It’s what Hollywood does….. manufacturer movies that draw the viewer in and create love/hate relationships with the characters.  HELLO…. it’s Hollywood that what they do!  MAKE UP STORIES!  

The Academy shunned the message and the actors which is which is so very sad.

With a venture over to Amazon for the digital original version of “Mary Poppin”s it was interesting  to connect the dots. The first sentence is…East Wind  “If you want to find Cherry Tree Lane……..”  P.L. Travers describes the street with flowers as “pink clouds on sticks”  Disney did capture that in the film and made it look like the fairytale street she described on the opening pages of the book.

Cherry tree lane Pink clouds on sticks

All our lives are a story…. whether the East Winds are blowing or not. We do have the ability to “adjust our sails’ to set the course right no matter what history has been. It is a choice each day.  P. L. Travers chose to live in her book and cherished the memories she had as a child.  Walt Disney chose to shut out childhood memories to create his own world. This movie shows how human defense mechanisms kick in to  protect consciousness and the bigger lesson from watching someone else handles probelms shows how coping skills can be different for everyone based on their own thinking and backgrounds.  

Original Marry Poppins book by P. L. Travers

“Saving Mr. Banks” is about the content of the red book above “Mary Poppins” and the volatile relationship between the author and the screen rights purchased by Walt Disney.  Mary Poppins was written by Helen Lyndon Goff in 1934 with the pen name of P. L. Travers, Pamela Lyndon Goff, which is a combination of her name with her Father’s, Travers Goff.  The book was turned into a film and finally produced by Disney in 1964 as the movie “Mary Poppins.”

Walt Disney is played by Tom Hanks and P.L. Travers played by Emma Thompson.  Emma Thompson was cheated with no Oscar nomination for her award winning performance in “Saving Mr. Banks.”  She takes the viewer to a place of anxiety, love, devotion and depression in the 126 minutes of run time.  The viewer is confused with the character not knowing if you should love her or hate her in this should be oscar nomination performance.

1934 First Edition on Amazon for $898.00  is available and a more reasonable version to bid on e-bay for $29.00 if you are interested!   The kindle copy of P.L. Travers “Mary Poppins” for $4.95 worked well for comparing the original story with the movie Disney created.

The film and the journey itself was like a therapy session for both Walt Disney and P.L. Traverse.  Walt Disney finally came to realize that Pamela was struggling with letting go of “Mary Poppins” as it had been her defense mechanism for 60 years in dealing with her past. He realized that “Mary Poppins” was FAMILY to her, similar to his vision with Mickey Mouse.  A “man and his mouse” resulted in the evolution of Disneyland, the “Happiest place on earth.”  Disney’s epiphany helped him  communicate with Pamela and for her to let go so she could help others feel her wonderful “Mary Poppins” message on the big screen.

Photo by Aaron Corbeil www.Aurora-in-a-can.com

Photo by Aaron Corbeil www.Aurora-in-a-can.com

Pamela’s dad left her with ideas that made her think.  He said “This world is just an illusion. Don’t stop dreaming you can be anyone you want to be.” He had trouble with a barometer between the future, the past and today.  The movie may bring you to tears as the real story behind the song “Let’s go fly a kite”  exudes emotion that will touch the viewer in very personal places.

Disney had his issues with being a victim of child abuse but that did not stop him from creating stories that inspired and gave hope. His work was not dictated by the past which he shared with Pamela.  He told her that “George Banks will be redeemed.  It’s what we story tellers do.  We restore hope again, and again, and again.”

No Oscar for “Saving Mr. Banks” because the storyline was “sugar coated.”  Just like the  like the song in the “Mary Poppins” movie “A spoon full of Sugar helps the medicine go down”  the Disney spin, made the storyline easier to digest while addressing some serious concepts.

The film did include:

  1. Alcoholism
  2. Money
  3. Foreclosure
  4. Forgiveness
  5. Child Abuse
  6. Depression
  7. Suicide

The Best picture list included subject matter that is dark and presented with no sugar at all.  Same subjects different presentation.  Fraud, alcoholism, dementia, AIDS, death, kidnapping, slavery, political corruption are topping the Best Picture list.  “Saving Mr. Banks” covered many or those topics in a softer way.

The 2014 Oscars will be live, Sunday March2, 2014  7pm EST and 4pm PST

Disney photos by Aaron Corbiel tell the story of a man, a mouse and his dream!

Today we are in a world of “story telling” through images and social media.  “Saving Mr. Banks,” is a must see film to give courage, to inspire and tell a story!

Photo by Aaron Corbeil www.Aurora-in-a-can.com

Photo by Aaron Corbeil www.Aurora-in-a-can.com

 

 

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Super Bowl 2014 What is John Elway Saying To the Broncos?

 

Super Bowl Sunday is February 2,2014.  What is John Elway saying to the Broncos?

The Denver Broncos are looking for their 3rd Super Bowl WIN!   The Preseason game with the Seattle Seahawks did not go well with a 10-40 loss.  John Elway was not a happy, franchise’s executive vice president of football operations and really told the team and the coaches what they needed to do.  That pre-season chat has played well through the season and we will see on Sunday if that focus is still lined up.

John Elway, the quarterback that led the Super Bowl win for the Denver Broncos two times has the same mindset as Peyton Manning.  They see the game from the same point of view, that of a quarterback.

What quote would you write for John Elway on this meme?

What is John Elway sharing with the teams and coaches?

 

Elway says

Do you have some fun ideas for social media posts for Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Instragram or Tumblr?

Feel free to copy these photos and create an inspiring, funny or memorable message.  Then come back and share in the comments with a link or go to the Cosmic Cow Pie facebook page and post your creation.

Let us know what you are thinking about the game and what John Elway is saying to keep the Denver, Broncos pumped up and ready to WIN!

Do you have some favorite memorabilia,  take a shot and add it to the backgrounds below to create something that shares feelings for Super Bowl XLVIII, the Denver Broncos John Elway and Peyton Manning!

Have fun and don’t forget to come back and share your links or post on the Cosmic Cow Pie, facebook page to join the contest.

Create your own Super Bowl Message!

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This can be a lot of fun.. if you have your own Bronco or Seahawk treasures bring them out and let those creative juices flow!

Come share your creations at the Cosmic Cow Pie facebook page and join the contest!

Super Bowl 2014 is this coming Sunday, February 2, 2014 and the game starts at 4:30 pm MST.  Get your munchies ready and have some fun.

Don’t forget to come back and tell us what John Elway has been sharing with Peyton Manning, the coaches and the team as the Denver Broncos prepare to win the Super Bowl for the 3rd time!  

Leaving you with one last thought… Bubba the cat dreaming of a Bronco Super Bowl win!

Have fun.. play safe!

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Identity Theft On Social Media Profiles…Runs Rampant

Identify Theft has migrated over to social media profiles and is something everyone should be alert to. The concept is running rampant and should be on your radar when engaging in cyberspace!

Individuals participating in social media need to be watching for people and profiles that that don’t make sense. If you are managing your own social media accounts, you may know or have some relationship with people in your circles, followers, friends or connections.  Having a strategy of the people you connect with and engage with makes sense when trying to build a group of supporters for your business, product or service.  There is a saying…. if it waddles and it quacks, it’s a duck!  Don’t be fooled by Identity Theft of social media profiles.

3 simple questions to ask before you circle, follow or like someone:

  1. Is the profile or about page complete and do I relate to this person?
  2. What does their stream look like and what do they post?
  3. Why would I want to connect with this person?

Profile Identy Theft

When building your sphere of social influence, just adding numbers of followers/friends/circles for numbers sake is NOT the way to grow an “Organic” following.  The goal might be to have raving fans that appreciate the content you share over social media and then in turn add value for help with the new Hummingbird algorithm that Google has moved to for “Semantic Search.”    Selecting specific people that meet your guidelines will have you grow your business and share your same values.

All this comes back to who you are connecting with, keeping your eyes open and your 6th sense working for people who might not have your best interest at heart.   

On Tuesday, January 21 my identity was stolen on facebook and an individual was was posting as me adding all my friends as a new account.  He had taken my profile picture, my cover photo and several of my past photos along with my employment history and was acting as Carra Riley.  The name on the new account with my stolen identify was Carra Riley Riley.   The thief was smart as he used my name and put the middle name as Riley because when facebook shortens the name it shows Carra Riley with my profile so everyone thought it was me and had no idea it was identity theft of my profile.

At 6:15 am I was awakened by a call from Virgil Cowen a member of the Photo Tour Global Directory™ and photographer in Southern California.  He apologized for calling me so early but felt that I needed to know that someone had stolen my identity and was engaging with friends that had accepted him in private messages indicating he was from a government agency and had free Federal Grant money which would only be available by filling out a personal questionnaire.  Virgil was the first to let me know about the Identity theft of my social media profile on facebook by the name of Carra Riley Riley.   A big thank you goes out to Virgil Cowen for picking up the phone and letting me know so early.  It could have been 9:30 or 10 before I would have logged into facebook and many more friends might have been lured in by this fake social media profile of me.  If you see a fake profile or what looks like a fake profile trying to engage with you just pick up the phone and call your friend!  You could save them many hours of anxiety by getting right to work to stop the profile from engaging from the identity theft.

Tric Ortez is another facebook/social media friend from Florida and she was alerting me to this scam on instant messaging when I opened facebook.  She took the time to share a post on her “Tricnology” blog, the conversation that went on between the fake profile Carra Riley Riley and the end user of my facebook friend names Mr. Juwen Smith.  Yes, Smith might be the first clue in that conversation that the profile might not be legitimate among other things link spelling and grammar.  Tric, thank you for taking the time to share with screen shots your online experience.  We need a world of helpers watching our backs when we are engaging in cyberspace.  

The feeling of helplessness is overwhelming when you see your picture and someone posing as you, writing bizarre things on the internet to friends that you know.  

 

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Immediately a post went up on the facebook account indicating to friends that there had been an identity theft of my profile using my picture and the name Carra Riley Riley and not to friend this person.

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The process to terminate a false identity on facebook has to commence from the person who has experienced the identify theft.  Friends of the person with the stolen identity profile ALSO need to REPORT the fake profile FIRST and then block once they have realized the Identity Theft has taken place.  The process is identified with screen shots below.

The stolen social media profile starts friending all of the original profiles friends.  The friends think that the person is starting a new account as they recognize the stolen profile picture and maybe event the cover photo from the friends page.  Without thinking sometimes friends will accept the new friendship request and that is when the direct messaging starts with the request for information for the free money or a link to something special which can sometime connect to a phishing scheme.

Step 1.

FAKE profile asks to friend you.  

1 Friend request from Carra Riley Riley

The steps to follow to Get facebook to CLOSE this fake account… the first thing you will see is a new request from Carra Riley as a friend.. the first clue is the name Carra Riley Riley There are 2 Rileys.. this is very sneaky as when you go through the process further they just use her name without the middle Riley and you might think it is Carra. What you are going to do is OPEN THE ACCOUNT to be able to report it.. don’t block it from here or they account will not be closed by FB REORT FIRST then BLOCK after reporting!

Step 2.

2. Open profile and see what friends they have friended.. make a list.  See he has event taken the work history and school

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN THE ACCOUNT by clicking on the name Carra Riley Riley… it will not hurt you our your account. The fake account will look like her cover photo, her photos from albums and her background.. so it does look like Carra Riley… but it is NOT…… This is the False Identity of Carra Riley Riley

Step 3.

8 go to timeline and it looks like me with the name Carra Riley

Once you open the fake Carra Riley Riley account go to the “gear” on the right and click the drop down menu to Report and or Block The content looks like it is Carra Riley as the middle Riley is deleted when you look at the time line.

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When you click on Report and/or Block This Person the drop down menu comes up and you need to click Submit a Report and then click Report Carra Riley’s account.. Remember you are reporting the FAKE Carra Riley Riley account but again it looks like her with the name. Just make sure you are on the Carra Riley Riley profile.

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13  must say friend and click my name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is very important you tell facebook that this profile is pretending to be someone you know. Be sure to find the real account Carra Riley in the auto populate area so facebook knows the real Carra Riley has had Identity Theft with her profile.

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Then screen comes up to let the REAL Carra Riley know you turned the fake profile in.

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16 now Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW go back to the Fake Carra Riley Riley profile and click Report/Block again so you can BLOCK the fake profile. You do this AFTER you have reported the identity theft.

Step 8. 

17 now block Carra Riley Riley

BLOCK Carra Riley Riley and you will be done with this Fake profile account..

Once facebook has processed the claim from YOU the person who is being impersonated AND your friends have also reported the fake profile the stolen identity account will be deleted from facebook!

Carra Riley Riley account terminated

Feel free to share this to help with awareness of the New Identify Theft on social media profiles. Be sure to watch all your accounts on Twitter, Google+ etc. and think before friending, circling or liking new accounts!

Remember when someone has photos like this on their profile account and it seems too good to be true…. it’s too good to be true..

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Watch out for the Juwen Smith profile on facebook who is promising the free government money.

Should  you experience Social Media Identity Theft and your friends accept the fake profile friendship, send those friends a private message or mention to them on your stream the fake profile has friended them and what they need to do to REPORT the fraud and then block them.  Big thanks to Chris Riedel from  Chicago Title in Lake Havasu City, Arizona for sharing that tip with me and posting on his facebook to let our mutual friends know about the identity theft.  It was easy to go on the fake profile and capture the names of the 46 friends that had friended him the day before.

As the Cosmic Shift Happens™  you may want to read about how subtle the scams are and how easy it is to be sucked into a trap.  Being careful and taking a step back before acting will help keep you from experiencing SMS or Social Media Syndrome™.  Keeping a good positive attitude when strange things happen will help you to create balance in the Cosmic Cow Pie™ of life!

Identity theft on social media profiles is rampant so think about what you are reading from someone you know and question if things make sense before acting.  

 

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Happy New Year 2014

 

 

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