Friday, September 30, 2011

Let's Talk Tresses Friday: What do you feel about Shrinkage?!?!?

Let's face it. To quote the tee shirt, shrinkage happens. You take a shower, wash deep condition and detangle your hair. You get out the shower, and as your hair dries, you are face-to-face with...

So that is today's topic of discussion. How do you handle shrinkage? Bane of your existence, fact of life you've embraced, or challenge you've conquered with products? Leave a comment and sound off on shrinkage. Special shout to to Aisha for suggesting today's discussion.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cinema, Cuisine and Cocktail : "Roman Holiday"

If you haven't watched the classic film, "Roman Holiday",what are you waiting for?!?! Funny, sweet, romantic, you will root for Gregory Peck & Audrey Hepburn, and you'll want to visit all of the places scene in the movie. Perhaps your first time watching the movie should be an event for all to enjoy, so I've put together an Italian feast that Princess Ann would've enjoyed during her stay!!

The Menu:
Stuffed Mushrooms
Italian Wedding Soup
Limoncello Gelato

Stuffed Mushrooms
Recipe Courtesy of Italian Chef Blog


24 (two 8 ounce packages) large white stuffing mushrooms
1 small yellow onion, diced
4 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmagiano-Reggiano cheese
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Clean the mushrooms, then remove and finely chop the stems. Place 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion to the pan and sauté until onion is soft and translucent. Add the chopped mushroom stems and cook until tender, another 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Combine bread crumbs, Parmagiano-Reggiano cheese, parsley, minced garic, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium bowl. Add the cooked mushroom stems and onion and mix together well.

Stuff the mushrooms with the filling and place in an oiled baking pan. Drizzle the tops of the mushrooms with olive oil.

Place pan in oven and bake until the mushrooms are tender about 25-30 minutes and serve.

Italian Wedding Soup
Recipe Courtesy of


1/2 lb. meat loaf mix (ground beef and pork)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 c. bread crumbs
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. basil
1/4 c. milk

Combine the ingredients above. Form small 1/2 inch balls. Drop into boiling salted water or broth. Simmer for 10 minutes, remove with a straining spoon, place on paper towels to drain briefly, then refrigerate.

1 stewing chicken
1 onion, quartered
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1 carrot, thickly sliced
2 stalks celery, with leaves, cut up
1/3 teaspoon oregano
4 peppercorns
2 tsp. salt
6 quarts water or broth

Simmer chicken with the remaining ingredients in the 6 quarts of water or chicken broth for about 2 1/2 hours or until tender. Remove skin and bones, cut up and refrigerate. Strain broth and return to pot.
Add 1 head escarole, torn into bite sized pieces, black pepper, and red pepper flakes, to taste. Simmer 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, break spaghetti into 4 inch long pieces and cook according to package directions; drain.

Add 1 1/2 cups prepared chicken and meatballs to broth. Simmer 10 minutes more. Serve with warm Italian bread.

Limoncello Gelato
Recipe Courtesy of Epicurious


2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup mascarpone cheese*
4 coffee beans
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
4 large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup limoncello or other lemon liqueur plus additional for serving


Whisk first 6 ingredients in large saucepan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean. Cook over medium-high heat until bubbles form at edges, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, cover, and let steep 15 minutes.

Whisk egg yolks, sugar, and lemon juice in large bowl until thick and smooth. Slowly whisk warm cream mixture into yolk mixture. Return custard to same saucepan. Stir over medium heat until custard thickens enough to coat spoon and thermometer registers 180°F, about 6 minutes; do not boil. Pour custard into medium bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup limoncello. Chill custard until cold, stirring occasionally, at least 4 hours. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and keep chilled.

Process custard in ice cream maker according to instructions. Transfer to container; cover and freeze up to 2 days. S coop gelato into glasses. Drizzle with additional limoncello and serve. * An Italian cream cheese; sold at many supermarkets and at Italian markets.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I Heart Her Hair: Measha Brueggergosman

I know that Beyonce has sung about being a Diva, but Measha Brueggergosman really is one! Her voice gives me chills and I love the fact that she challenges the preconceived notion of what an opera star should look like, with her nose ring and kick ass fro!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Miss Moon's Musing About: TypeF and some Bad, Bad, BAD Advice...

It was the “crunch crunch crunch” heard 'round the natural world.... and hours after the web was on fire this weekend with (VERY VOCAL!!) opinions about JoAnn Robertson's natural hair video tutorials for TypeF, the new fashion and beauty platform inspired by Tyra Banks.

The videos were a topic of many discussions at the beCHIC Natural Hair Appreciation Luncheon this weekend (For pictures, check out Miss Moon's Musings on FaceBook). When we were not talking about the videos, we were rolling and shaking our heads at some of comments about the video. I myself will even admit to my own snarky comments (Sangria brings it out of me! lol).

But I agree wholeheartedly with Cassidy of Natural Selection, we shouldn't be all full blown "Mean Girls" on someone whose intentions were to do something positive. It's easy to say "Girl, bye!" and roll your eyes (I admit it, I did it too sitting at my laptop), but I think what's really needed is some constructive criticism (with an emphasis on CONSTRUCTIVE!).

I think that JoAnn (Who from viewing her website appears to be an accomplished hair stylist) perhaps is new on her own personal natural journey. She's had years of formal education on how to style hair, and is maybe having difficulty marrying her training with her own natural hair (training that no doubt got her the gig at TypeF).

But as we all know (And maybe JoAnn is newly discovering this) being a licensed Hair stylist doesn't necessarily mean you're qualified to be considered an expert at natural hair. I mean, isn't this a common complaint from the community... not enough hair stylist that know how to care for naturally textured hair? If the bulk of your professional experience came from doing a specific type of hair, I could imagine it'd be daunting to dive head first into some beautifully thick 4A or 4B hair.

I think that perhaps TypeF should re-conceptualize the videos: Having more learned naturalistas (YouTube is full of them!!) share their knowledge and have JoAnn chime in with the professional expertise on why doing [INSERT TIP HERE] would be beneficial.

And if I am correct in my belief that JoAnn is newly natural, another concept would be for her to discuss her journey and how many of the rules and applications she's been trained to put into practice do not work on her hair.

All in all, I'd love to see videos in the future of her hair becoming less dry and lusterless and slowly look more healthy and well cared for. That would be the best education, not only would they show the tools and the application technique, but also the long-term results.

Music Therapy with Miss Moon

Happy Monday, Everybody! Last week was a tough one, huh? The weekend was kind to me, so I find myself rejuvenated and very much inspired by this week's song choice for Music Therapy with Miss Moon. It's a song I once sang in the school choir when I was an itty bitty Brooklyn Geechee, and I really wanted to share it's message with you all, with the hopes that it inspires you as much it has me. So here's "Love's In Need Of Love Today" by the amazing Stevie Wonder.

Good morn or evening friends
Here's your friendly announcer
I have serious news to pass on to every-body
What I'm about to say
Could mean the world's disaster
Could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain

It's that
Love's in need of love today
Don't delay
Send yours in right away
Hate's goin' round
Breaking many hearts
Stop it please
Before it's gone too far

The force of evil plans
To make you its possession
And it will if we let it
Destroy ev-er-y-body
We all must take
Precautionary measures
If love and peace you treasure
Then you'll hear me when I say

Oh that
Love's in need of love today
love's in need of love today
Don't delay
don't delay
Send yours in right away
right a-way
Hate's goin' round
hate's goin' round
Breaking many hearts
break-ing hearts
Stop it please
stop it please
Before it's gone too far
gone too far

People you know that
Love's in need of love today
love's in need of love today
Don't delay
don't de-lay

Send yours in right away
right a-way
You know that hate's
Hate's goin' round
goin' round
Breaking many hearts
break-ing hearts
Stop stop it please
Before it's gone too far
gone too far

It's up to you cause
Love's in need of love today
love's in need of love today
Don't delay
don't de-lay
Send yours in right away
right a-way
You know that hate's
Hate's goin' round
goin' round
Breaking-hate's tried to break my heart many times
break-ing hearts
Don't-you've got to stop it please
stop it please
Before before before
gone too far

Love's in need of love love today
love's in need of love today
Don't delay
don't de-lay
Send yours in right away
right a-way
You know that hate's going around
hate's goin'
Hate's going around hate's going around
round break-
And it tried to break up many hearts
ing hearts Stop
You've got to I've got to They've got to
it please
We've got to They've got to We've got to
Stop it before it's gone too far
too far
Love's love's in need of love
love's in need of love
Did you ever think that love would be in need of love today
to-day don't
Don't delay
Send yours right away
right a-way

Hate's hate's
hate's goin' round
Bring it down a little love is very peaceful
So bring it down a little
stop it please
gone too far
love's in need
of love today
don't delay
right away awaaaay
love's in need
of love today
don't delay
right away awaaaay
hate's goin round
breaking hearts
Well, please stop it
Um L-O-V-E love Oh, L-O-V-E lo---------ve
love's in need
of love today
don't delay
right away
Just give the world LOVE.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Be Blessed: And Accept Things We Can’t Control (Courtesy of the Daily Om)

"You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside."
~ Wayne Dyer

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
~ Kahlil Gibran

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much.
~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Things We Can’t Control
We develop grace as we learn with the guiding hand of the universe, life will unfold exactly the way it should.

The idea of trusting the universe is a popular one these days, but many of us don’t know what this really means and we often have a hard time doing it. This is partly because the story of humankind is most often presented as a story about struggle, control, and survival, instead of one of trust and collaboration with the universe. Yet, in truth, we need to adhere to both ideas in this life.

On the one hand, there is much to be said about exerting control over our environment. We created shelter to protect ourselves from the elements. We hunted for animals and invented agriculture to feed ourselves. We built social infrastructures to protect ourselves and create community. This is how we survive and grow as a civilization. However, it is also clear that there are plenty of things that we cannot control, no matter how hard we try, and we often receive support from an unseen force – a universe that provides us with what we cannot provide for ourselves.

It is a good idea to take responsibility for the things in life that we can control or create. We work so we can feed, clothe, and shelter our loved ones and ourselves. We manifest our dreams and visions in physical form with hard work and forethought. But at a certain point, when we have done all that we can, we must let go and allow the universe to take over. This requires trust. It requires a trust that runs deeper than just expecting things to turn out the way we want them to. Sometimes they will, and sometimes they won’t. We develop equanimity and grace as we learn to trust that, with the guiding hand of the universe, life will unfold exactly the way it should. We are engaged in an ongoing relationship with a universe that responds to our thoughts and actions.

Courtesy of the Daily Om

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Little [D'ANGELO] for a Saturday Night

My second choice for the "Grown Folks" series for a Saturday Night was a tough one for me, because I had a heck of a time trying to figure out which version of tonight's song choice to select. While the original version is one that is special to my honey and I (I can remember many nights we spent in Corning with the song playing in the background.... mmmm!), I have a soft spot for D'Angelo's remake of the song. And... if I selected the D'Angelo version, I could use it as an excuse to post this:

So you can get the motivation for my decision! LOL I hope you all will enjoy "Heaven Must Be Like This" by D'Angelo, and I hope that you will stare at the above picture and sigh... :-)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Let's Talk Tresses Friday: Which Celeb Do YOU Wish Would Go Natural?!?

Of course, it goes without saying, I believe and support anyone expressing their personal style (this includes their hair) in a way that makes them happy. But with celebrities like Chrisette Michelle, Kim Coles, Solange Knowles, and Malinda Williams all going the natural route in the past few years, I'm always excited to discover which celeb may be the next member of "Team Nap". Which leads me to the question at hand: Which Celebrity would you LOVE to see go natural?!?!? I have a few favorite choices:

We all know that Kelly Rowland looks great with short hair...
wouldn't it be AWESOME to see her rocking a TWA?

Going natural would never stop Queen Mary J. Blige from her color of choice...
Best believe her Afro would be HONEY BLONDE and killer!!!!

And imagine if Lauryn Hill never cut off her locs? If they continued to grow and were now well past her back?!?!?
She would be the Belle of "Rock the Bells", for sure!!!

Those are my top three picks. Which celebrities are at the tops of your list?!?!? Leave a comment with your favorite choice!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DO SOMETHING: A Message from Ben Jealous, President and Ceo, NAACP

While my thoughts and prayers go to the family of Mark MacPhail, I do not believe (and many join me in this belief) that the right man has been charged with his murder. If the execution of Troy Davis goes as planned tomorrow, this country's failing justice system will be more apparent, as the wrong man will be killed for this crime.

I wept when I read this letter, and I knew I had to share it with all of you. Tomorrow night, whatever the outcome, I will be praying for the Davis family, the MacPhail family, and for all the men and women who have died in this country for crimes they didn't commit.

This morning, our worst fears came true. Despite widespread doubt, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles upheld the decision to execute Troy Davis this Wednesday.

Still, Troy has refused to have a “last meal.” He has faith his life will be spared.

In the past, his tremendous faith has been rewarded. The last time Troy faced execution, in 2008, the warden brought in what was to be his last meal. But Troy refused to eat. Looking the prison staff in their eyes, he explained this meal would not be his last. He was vindicated when he received a last minute stay. Guards still remember this as a haunting moment, one rooted in Troy’s deep faith.

Still, there is every sign the state of Georgia intends to execute Troy this time--despite calls for them to stop by everyone from the former head of the FBI, William Sessions, to former US President Jimmy Carter.

Troy has prepared himself, and to the extent anyone can, his family, for either outcome.

As he has said many times "They can take my body but not my spirit, because I have given my spirit to God."

Thus, even as we continue to call on the Board of Pardons and Parole and Savannah District Attorney Larry Chisolm to reconsider, we must be prepared for either outcome too.

Please stand with Troy and his family. Join NAACP activists around the country in an evening of solidarity, prayer and fasting on Wednesday, September 21st.

Ask friends to meet up. Ask your family to fast Wednesday evening in solidarity with Troy's family and use the dinner hour to talk. Ask your faith community, if they already have a Wednesday night fellowship planned, to make time for conversation about Troy’s scheduled execution.

However you do it, please mark the 7 o’clock hour on that evening—the time of Troy’s scheduled execution—as a moment to reflect on Troy’s experience, to offer prayers for his family and that of Officer MacPhail, and to talk about what we can each do to ensure our nation never does this again.

This is a moment to rededicate ourselves to the struggle to end the death penalty and otherwise fix our nation's broken justice system.

To honor Troy’s courage, and rededicate ourselves to the cause of justice in America, NAACP activists are asked to fast Wednesday evening. Will you join us?

While moments like this test the limits of our understanding, we do know the world will remember Troy’s name, and the movement against the death penalty will grow. People who thought they supported capital punishment yesterday will realize they cannot today. Because people who thought they could stand on the sidelines will realize they no longer can.

As the scorn of the world grows and the doubts within our nation grow as well, we will increasingly realize this barbarous tradition—practiced by virtually no other western nation—is inconsistent with our self image as a fair and freedom-loving society.

No, should the execution actually occur this time, Troy’s life and the fight to save it will not have been in vain – we will move forward with more allies and an even wider consensus about the urgency of our cause.

Please join your fellow activists Wednesday for an evening of prayers, fasting, reflection, and recommitment to the struggle for justice.

With prayers and determination,


Benjamin Todd Jealous
President and CEO

Monday, September 19, 2011

Music Therapy with Miss Moon

This week's Music Therapy with Miss Moon song choice comes with a very important plea. Troy Davis is set to be executed this Wednesday, September 21. That is a mere two days away!

Since his conviction for killing a white police officer nearly 20 years ago, seven of the nine witnesses recanted their statements, new witnesses have come forward identifying another man as the murderer, and the alleged murder weapon has not been found.

Guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is supposed to be the foundation of our justice system. This principle is being defied, ignored, and trampled on in the case of Troy Davis.

But you can help Troy today by writing the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask them to grant clemency for Troy Davis.

I have already written my letter, and urge you to do the same. They are meeting today to consider Troy's case. Time is running out. This is truly a matter of life and death. Please help save Troy Davis’s life by writing your letter today. Thank you.

And I dedicate this song, I Wish I knew How it Would Feel to be Free, by Nina Simone, to Troy Davis.

I wish I knew how it would feel to be free
I wish I could break all the chains holding me
I wish I could say all the things that I should say
say 'em loud, say 'em clear
for the whole round world to hear.

I wish I could share all the love that's in my heart
remove all the bars that keep us apart
I wish you could know what it means to be me
Then you'd see and agree
that every man should be free.

I wish I could give all I'm longing to give
I wish I could live like I'm longing to live
I wish that I could do all the things that I can do
though I'm way overdue I'd be starting anew.

Well I wish I could be like a bird in the sky
how sweet it would be if I found I could fly
Oh I'd soar to the sun and look down at the sea
and I'd sing cos I'd know that
and I'd sing cos I'd know that
and I'd sing cos I'd know that
I'd know how it feels to be free
I'd know how it feels to be free
I'd know how it feels to be free

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Little [BERES HAMMOND] for a Saturday Night

Happy Saturday, Everybody!!! For the next couple of weeks, I am going to be picking some very special songs for a Saturday Night. Let's just say that the theme will definitely be "Grown Folks Music". I am starting it with one of my favorite songs from Beres Hammond, "No Disturb Sign". I hope that it will inspire an evening of romance and relaxation.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Let's Talk Tresses Friday: Fill In the Blank- "I Love When My Hair...."

Have you ever had days you thought your hair was looking too damn cute?!?!? When it felt soft, healthy, looked shiny and you left your house feeling like a gazillion bucks? For me, I get enamored with my hair a few days before wash day. It's fuller, stretched out, and its just makes me want to get some diva shades and walk around Fulton Street like I could do a live action version of the "I Love My Hair" video! LOL

So this week, fill in the blank: "I LOVE when my hair ____________________________________"

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I Wanna Go Shopping With...Folake Kuye Huntoon of

I have a lot of web sources when it comes to style inspiration, and while is one of my newest sources, I diligently visit as much as my old favorites. The reason is real, real simple: Folake, y'all.... Folake. What can I say about the utter fierceness of Folake Kuye Huntoon that hasn't already been said? She's been Fashion Bombshell of the Day, she's been called a Real Life Muse, and she's even a nominee for Chictopia's Influential Blogger of the Year Award (for which she could use your vote!!!).

Truth be told, I submitted my vote for her with the silent prayer that if she wins and comes to NYC she will let me follow her around for an hour or two as she goes shopping! LOL

I think it was this photo of Folake that sparked my newest obsession of finding a nice plus size pocketed midi skirt! I haven't found one that has made me go "Ooooh!" yet, but I am definitely keeping my eyes open! And when I find it.. I WILL be rocking something like this!!

I think this is an outfit that needs recreating for Plus Size Fashionistas, don't you think?!?!? I'm head over heels in love with that top!

Gorgeous Daishiki? Check. Nail Color that makes Miss Moon drool (Must have that color!!!!)? Check. Curls for days? Check. KILLER jewelry? Check!

This outfit just SCREAMS "Autumn" to me!!!! I love her jewelry choices for this look as well!

 Alloy's Paisley Tunic Dress would be the first place I'd start if I was recreating this gorgeous retro look!

 I think this is in my Top 10 Favorite Folake Style Moments: From the color combination to her exquisite jewelry... this outfit is simply put, breathtaking!!

Dear Santa: This necklace. LOL

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

D-I-Y Nappturaliciously: Mixtress Magic - Curl Recipes from

When I worked at Carol's Daughter years ago (in their Customer Service department), I had a few opportunities to chat with Founder Lisa Price. She's a very sweet, and down-to-earth woman, who knows her sugar-honey-iced-tea when it comes to the D-I-Y approach to hair care!

Because of this, I was not surprised in the least when I read on that they had partnered with Carol's Daughter to provide a one stop shop for a bit of Mixtress Magic on Demand!!! Not only does Lisa share some of her favorite recipes, but readers are invited to add their own!!! Here are a few of my favorites:

Hair Rinse
This rinse is ideal to boost shine and soothe the scalp. Made with chamomile flowers and lavender it's as beautifying as it is relaxing.


2 cups water
Chamomile Flowers (handful)
Lavender Buds (handful)
Fresh Peppermint Leaves (small bunch)
Chopped Fresh Parsley (small bunch)
1 large Lemon
Chopped Rosemary (small bunch)
10 drops of rose geranium essential oil


Chop herbs and flowers and place in 2 cups of water. Squeeze lemon and add juice. Boil and let cool. Strain mixture to separate water Pour throughout hair after cleansing and conditioning. Do not rinse out. Style as usual May also be placed in the fridge in a spray bottle to freshen curls in between shampoos.

Scalp Exfoliating Treatment
These are one of my favorite recipes to make. Outside of it smelling good enough to eat, its fun to make. In order to have healthy hair, you have to start with a healthy scalp. I like using sugar for the scalp because its gentler than salt.


4 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1/4 c. Coconut Milk
2 Tbsp Grated Coconut
2 Tbsp. Honey
Lemon Zest from 1 Lemon
Oil Elixir:
2 Tbsp Sunflower seed oil
2 Tbsp Soy oil
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 drops of lemongrass, grapefruit and geranium essential oil


1. Empty dry contents into a bowl 2. With a spoon, stir together and mash any clumps of brown sugar 3. Stir in coconut milk and honey 4. Once thoroughly mixed, slowly stir in 2 tablespoons of the Oil Elixir.

Key Tips for Mixtresses from Lisa Price

1. Always write down exactly what you do when you make a recipe, even if it's rough notes. It can be annoying because you want to be creative and grab things, but if it comes out glorious and you can’t remember what you did it's hard to recreate steps. If it comes out horrible, you can figure what went wrong and fix it.

2. Never be afraid to experiment. If it sounds interesting, go for it.

3. Two of my staples are shea butter and cocoa butter; they are like butter and eggs. You can make a cake without them, but it’s not going to be as good. There’s simply a texture and richness that the combo of shea butter and cocoa butter brings to things.

4. When it comes to oils, opt for ones that don't have a heavy odor associated with them. You can blend them and not have the base oil interfere with the fragrance. Some good oils to work with are wheat germ oil, coconut oil and macadamia oil. You get effectiveness without weight.

5. If you're a new mixtress, avoid recipes with glycerin. It tends to be sticky and tacky, which can be challenging.

6. If you're working with a recipe containing bananas and avocados, it needs to be used right away. Even if you're putting it in the refrigerator, it can turn bad too quickly.

7. A lot of times people think they can infuse fragrance from real flowers, but buying botanical oils are cheaper. It takes about 4,000 pounds of rose petals to distill one ounce of attar of rose (essential oil of rose).

8. Some of the easiest recipes for beginning mixtresses include hair oils, scalp exfoliation treatments and herbal rinses.

9. If you’re making products as gifts or to sell, you need to disclose ingredients on the label. You never know what somebody’s allergic to.

10. Some good books for beginning mixtresses include:

"The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs" by Robert Tisserand

"Aromatherapy Book: Inhalations and Applications"by Jeanne Rose

"Aromatherapy Workbook" by Marcel Lavabre

To check out all of the recipes, be sure to visit the Curl Recipes homepage at