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Thursday, November 24, 2016
Cooking With Weed — 3 Delicious Dessert Recipes To Shake Up Thanksgiving Dinner Or Any Holiday Dinner
From: Bro Bible
I’m a firm believer that every Thanksgiving requires a handful of staples for the meal to be considered a success: turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. Moving beyond those three dishes, I believe Thanksgiving will still feel like a complete meal even with a rotating collection of appetizers, side-dishes, and desserts. Today, we’re going to take a look at some cannabis-infused desserts made with Magical Butter and Magical Cooking Oil.
Before we proceed, I’d just like to state that you should ONLY experiment with these recipes if you live in a state where cannabis is legalized for recreational use, or you are prescribed medical marijuana. Please, please, PLEASE do not break the law and then come find me in the comments after getting in trouble, saying something like ‘Cass told me to do it!’ If weed is against the law in your state then don’t break the law, it’s as simple as that.
I have been wanting to talk to you bros for quite some time now about the Magical Butter MB2e, the easiest and most effective way to cook marijuana edibles. Thanksgiving felt like the perfect opportunity to showcase just how easy it is to make mouth-watering desserts from the comfort of your own home. And to illustrate how easy it is to make these delicious weed edibles with the Magical Butter I’ve gone ahead and cooked my way through three recipes (Magical Butter’s Bangin’ Brownies, Fruity Pebble Rice Krispie Treats, and Pumpkin Crazin’ Cookies) to show you bros how effortless it can be.
First things first, even though the Magical Butter MB2e (Buy It Here: $174) makes it easier than ever before to cook heady edibles at home (think of it like an ‘Easy Bake Oven For Weed’) you still need to decarboxylate your marijuana before making the base recipes (Magical Butter, Magical Cooking Oil, Magical Tincture). ‘Decarboxylation’ might sound like an intimidating term, but all this means is you need to take your buds/botanicals and put them in the oven at 250-degrees for 25-to-35 minutes. You can see a video on how to do that here if you’re still iffy on this step.
Magical Butter Fruity Pebble Rice Krispie Treats
I had absolutely no idea how easy it was to make Rice Krispie Treats until I attempted to make this recipe yesterday. First, I made the Magical Butter using my MB2e. This is a base recipe which takes 2 hours to prepare the Magical Butter (main ingredient in the Rice Krispies) but the MB2e does all the work. Preparing the Rice Krispie treats actually took me less than 15 minutes, and then they sat in a pan to cool for an hour. To make these magical Rice Krispies I used 5 tablespoons (75g) of the MagicalButter, 5 cups of Rice Krispies + Fruity Pebbles (because I couldn’t find Fruity Rice Krispies), and one bag (12oz) of marshmallows.
1. In a large saucepan on medium-low heat, melt your MagicalButter.
2. Add the marshmallows, and stir to coat them with the melted butter.
3. Once the marshmallows begin to melt, stir constantly until the butter and marshmallows are completely mixed.
4. Pour the cereal into the pan, and stir to combine.
5. Line an 8 x 8 inch/20 x 20 cm pan with parchment paper; then pour the mixture into the pan, and spread evenly.
6. Let your Rainbow Warrior Rice Crispy Treats sit for least 1 hour. Remove them from the pan, cut them into 2 x 2 inch/5 x 5 cm squares, and enjoy!
Here’s what that looks like in action:
I HIGHLY recommend making these the first time you use your Magical Butter MB2e because this is the perfect ‘beginner recipe’, and if you follow the simple steps above you’ll end up with a deliciously heady dessert/snack.
Pumpkin Crazin’ Cookies
If you are someone who doesn’t particularly love marijuana edibles or live in a state where cannabis isn’t legal yet then I’d recommend cooking these Pumpkin Crazin’ Cookies without the Magical Cooking Oil because they are THAT delicious. The added All Spice and Cayenne pepper give them a bit of a kick.
Unlike the Magical Rice Krispie Treats above which are made with MagicalButter, for this recipe you will be using the Magical Cooking Oil. This is another base recipe from the Magical Butter MB2e, and just like with the MagicalButter you need to decarboxylate your cannabis beforehand, but the oil only takes one hour to make whereas the butter takes two (again, the MB2e does all of the work for you). Once you have your Magical Cooking Oil then you’re ready to bake some of the tastiest cookies ever.
½ cup/120 ml MagicalButter Coconut Oil
12 ounces/340 g high-quality white chocolate chips
1 cup/240 ml fresh roasted pumpkin purée (or canned pumpkin)
1 cup/240 ml all-purpose flour
¾ cup/180 ml Sugar in the Raw
⅔ cup/160 ml old-fashioned oats
½ cup/120 ml dried cranberries (such as Craisins)
1 tablespoon/15 ml ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon/5 ml pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon/5 ml vanilla extract
½ teaspoon/2½ ml baking soda
½ teaspoon/2½ ml baking powder
½ teaspoon/2½ ml fine salt
¼ teaspoon/1¼ ml ground allspice
⅛-¼ teaspoon/⅔-1¼ ml cayenne powder
Recipe Instructions (via Magical Butter)
1. Preheat your oven to 325°F/165°C.
2. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cayenne, and allspice. Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
4. In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, pumpkin, oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.
5. Gradually fold in the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, about ⅓ at a time. Then add the cranberries and white chocolate chips, combining them completely.
6. Use a heaping tablespoon as the measure for the cookies. Space them about 2 inches apart, and bake them on the center oven rack for 25-27 minutes.
7. Cool your Pumpkin Crazin’ Cookies on a plate or cooling rack, serve, and enjoy!
Here’s what the Magical Cooking Oil ingredients look like before the MB2e transforms them into the Magical Cooking Oil:
Here is the MB2e in action:
The Pumpkin Crazin’ Cookies prior to going into the oven:
And here’s that finished product, ready-to-eat cannabis-infused Pumpkin Crazin’ Cookies:
Magical Butter’s Banging Brownies
The Magical Butter Banging Brownies are your quintessential ‘weed edible’ because brownies are as delicious as they are easy to make. For this recipe, you will once again be using the Magical Butter made in your MB2e (base recipe HERE). I came across this recipe on 420Magazine, so I wanted to send them a big shoutout for this delicous concoction!
— 1 Egg
— Brownie Mix (Grab a box/bag with at least 1/2 cup of oil required.)
— Whatever the recipe calls for in butter or oil we like to use MagicalButter’s Magical Butter or Magic Oil.
— 2 Tablespoons Soy Lecithin Granules
— Mixing Bowl
— Wisk/Mixing Spoon
— Cupcake Tray (easiest way to make consistent size)
1. Crack the egg put it in the mixing bowl
2. Add MagicalButter’s Magical Butter or Magic Oil
3. Open Brownie mix add to mixing bowl
4. Add 2 tablespoons of Soy Lecithin*
5. Use Wisk/Mixing spoon mix thoroughly
6. Fill brownie tray half full
7. Place tray in oven at 240 degrees Fahrenheit
8. Cool for 5 minutes enjoy your brownies hope they are Glorious
Full disclosure, Magical Butter did send me one of their MB2e machines (BUY IT HERE: $174) so that I could experiment with recipes for an article. I reached out to them after a colleague told me how ground-breaking of an invention the MB2e is in the world of cannabis edibles and I have to say admit that the MB2e has far surpassed my expectations in both functionality and easy of use.
If you bros have read any of my long-form weed coverage in the past (‘A State of Marijuana — Spending 4/20 In Colorado‘ and ‘How To Make Weed Brownies And Not End Up High For 24 Hours‘), then you know that I can be VERY critical of products and services when they don’t live up to the hype. I say this because I don’t want you to think I’m just blowing smoke up your butts, I want you to know that the Magical Butter MB2e is as legit as the reviews say it is, and it surpasses the hype.
You can find short/90-second videos on how to make all of the recipes featured above over on the Magical Butter’s website if you’re still unclear on how to proceed past any of the steps listed above.
"We're still one people."From: NewNowNext
Our country seems more divided than ever this holiday season, but both President Obama and President-elect Trump sent out Thanksgiving messages in an attempt to unite us for at least one day.
“As a country, we’ve just emerged from a noisy, passionate and sometimes divisive campaign season,” President Obama said in his final Thanksgiving address as POTUS. “Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter our differences, we’re still one people — part of something bigger than ourselves.”
Meanwhile, Donald Trump continued to avoid speaking to the national press and delivered his Thanksgiving message in the best way he knows how — via Twitter.
“It’s my prayer that on this Thanksgiving we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country strengthened by shared purpose and very, very common resolve,” Trump said.
Let us give thanks for all that we have, and let us boldly face the exciting new frontiers that lie ahead. Happy Thanksgiving. pic.twitter.com/yH6LYdS2ts— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2016
The holidays are usually a time that brings people together, no matter their differences. But after the fierce polarization of the past election, story after story has outlined just how riven families and friends are over this year’s election results. Disinviting, unfriending, canceling trips, and other forms of social shunning have become commonplace because of the intensity of emotions over, dare we say it, a Trump presidency.
We get it. No one finds the outlook for the next four years bleaker than we do. After all, Trump really does seem like the seven deadly sins incarnate. He’s surrounded himself with a cadre of right-wingers led by Mike Pence calling the shots, leaving us on the brink of the kind of institutional homophobia that we thought we left behind in the ’90s.
So it’s okay to go ahead and surround yourself only with like-minded, progressive thinkers this holiday season, right?
As much as we all dread what we are facing, we shouldn’t forget the stunning progress we’ve made in a historically short period of time and, more importantly, how we made it. We made it by winning the hearts and minds of people around us. For years, polls have shown that knowing someone gay makes someone more likely to support gay rights. In the case of marriage equality, that means twice as likely.
Case in point: Sen. Rob Portman. Portman is a standard issue Republican who happens to have a gay son. That’s the reason why Portman broke ranks with the party and came out in favor of marriage equality. So instead of bickering with your Trumpian friends and relatives, listen to their concerns. And tell your own story, free of partisanship.
Hard as it is to believe at present, but politics isn’t everything. People are more than just their political party. And if we’re looking at people solely as representations of a party that they frankly are unlikely to pay close attention to, we’re not engaging them as people.
If anything, we should look to our own experience to see just how destructive it can be to judge people solely on the basis of one characteristic. How often have we heard someone condemn us solely because of our orientation? Or say that they could never be friends with someone gay? Those kind of comments deny our basic humanity. It’s not much better if you substitute “Republican” for “gay.”
Success depends on winning hearts and minds. Democrats and liberals have failed on this count with a key segment of the population. Condemning those people as racists or ignorant yahoos will not convince them that they are wrong. If anything, that approach is proven to cause them to dig in their heels.
None of this means we should invite the Pences over for a cup of eggnog during the holidays. Pence is a leader who is affirmatively making disastrous policy decisions that will hurt us. And it doesn’t mean we have to go caroling with the alt-right leadership, even if it includes at least one of our own.Some people truly are deplorable.
But that doesn’t that mean that every person who voted for the Trump-Pence ticket is just as bad. Most Americans are not ideologues. Bad decisions aren’t the same as bad people. What people hate about politics right now is the polarization that ensures nothing gets done. That’s why a lot of them voted for Trump. Extending that polarization to the holiday dinner table won’t change their minds.
As anyone who has ever been part of a family can tell you, you don’t have to agree with folks to treat them with respect and even affection. They may well respond in kind. If not, it says more about them than us. But if we are successful in the process, perhaps we can erode a little of the hatred and bitterness that can do neither us nor the country any good.
From: Speed o Rex
From: Speed o Rex
The NFL is a Thanksgiving Day tradition, and we do have our traditional triple-header treat today:
2016 NFL Regular Season
Minnesota Vikings 13 @ Detroit Lions 16
Washington Redskins 26 @ Dallas Cowboys 31
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 @ Indianapolis Colts 0, 1at Qtr with 3:25 left
... plus the Cowboys' rookie quarterback sensation, #4 Dak Prescott, who has led his team to a 9-1-0 record so far. (!) Did you see him today against the (arch rival) Redskins.
Date of Birth
July 29, 1993 (Leo)
Haughton, Louisiana, USA
College Mississippi State (2016)
September 11, 2016