A Girl’s Gotta Do What a Girl… and Some Help and Answers to JTV Questions

Chocolate!

Sometimes there is just no way around it. When you need that chocolate fix fast and easily, there are ways around having to find just the right recipe, lugging the mixer out and measuring all kinds of ingredients in order to achieve the desired heavenly chocolate goodness that you see below.

Yes, sometimes even I need to go the packaged route! There, I said it! After standing on my feet all day, surrounded by most all of the culinary gadgets and kitchen supplies imaginable at Williams-Sonoma all day long, I found myself walking home after work with a luxurious looking box of molten chocolate cake mix this week.

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I’d been cooking up a storm the past three weeks and decided that I needed a break from the intense multi ingredient and process cooking that I’ve been doing at Justopia.com and that it was time to take the easy route. I knew that this would be a simple dessert. I tucked into leftovers when I got home. I revisited a pulled pork barbecue sandwich and the DEElicious leftover Vietnamese noodle soup I made the other day — Pho. It was awfully nice not to clutter up the kitchen and have to clean up after one of my usual nightly food extravaganzas.

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And it was simple. I opened the box, emptied the chocolate buttons — they were shaped like small dots really — into a double boiler while 2 sticks of butter were being gently melted in another pan on the stove. Once both had melted they were stirred into the pre-mixed mixture of dry ingredients and water which resulted in a pudding-like mixture. This was poured into 5 ounce ramekins and then left to bake in a 400º oven for 18 minutes. Now, the key to this luxurious, DEElicious DEElight is that it really needs to be eaten right out of the oven. Part of the mixture pools and becomes a steamy, hot puddle of chocolatey goodness that finds it’s way out of the cake once a fork makes it’s way inside. It creeps out like a river of hot molten lava and while it’s burn-your-tongue hot, there is no holding off on a taste!

Michael Responds Quickly

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I had some questions about the new Front Page interface on JTV and rather than playing the guessing and speculation game any more, I decided to send mail off to the JTV team. I received a quick reply from Michael and as a result, the room was hopping tonight. It was fun. The regular, loyal, core group of Justopians were enjoying themselves, but we had a whole new crowd joining us as well which made for some interesting questions and interactions.

I had a tough time keeping up with the chat — it was scrolling by very quickly, but it made for fun times and I don’t think I missed too much. Remember, tell all your friends and family to tune into justopia.com each night and follow me on twitter.com/justopia for up to date notices of when I am broadcasting so that you don’t have to miss a beat!

Trivia

Be sure to log into justopia.com so that you can participate in the trivia challenges and so that you can see all of the great dual camera cooking and inteactive fun! Don’t be left on the side.

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4 Responses

  1. Not all channels are created equal. See my website NOW and
    you will see some channels have pictures, some dont. I dont
    think Justin and crew play favorites, but for whatever reason
    some channels seem to broadcast better than others. If I could
    discover more about what happens on the server side, well,
    my curiousity would be satisfied. I sent Michael an .mp3 I
    had made of ECV and several other JTV channels playing at
    the same time and the .mp3, when played back with Winamp,
    made the timer spin like a JTV chat room. Of course I never
    heard anything back, but I assume they are busy. Just anyone
    who knows, please send me links and backstage details.

    Last night, besides confirming Bradman has a gay side, I
    was in the Help channel while Justin was on(on cam even)
    trying to figure out why the latest adobe flash doesnt work
    with last months adobe flash. I have avoided flash since
    1999 but I guess you can’t fight YouTube! I still say a
    java based browser independent player will emerge and
    dominate, but only TIME will tell if I am right or wrong.

    As for ECV, his time is running short. He has been talking
    about traveling around the country and broadcasting coast
    to coast but so far, no proof has emerged that he has ever
    left town, wherever that is. He claims a show biz background
    but some say he is just….well, insert your own GOSSIP here.

    I will tell you this. If you want to be the Dave Letterman of
    the .TV universe, you gotta broadcast EVERY NIGHT at
    the same time. Personally, I find the pre-recorded material
    playing on his pee stream channel to be nothing but a
    disappointment. He should at least update his twitter so
    we know when he will be on.

    Calling girls fat and showing soft porn is so lame, he should
    use his phone more.

    Now, why I am on STRIKE and rarely broadcasting on JTV:
    just watch my last broadcast(Phil – change that to ‘highlight’)
    and if you can stand the play 2 seconds, pause 1, play 2
    more seconds, pause 3 seconds, etc. you are definately
    ADDICTED TO JUSTIN.TV and need an intervention.

    Who is the funniest broadcaster since ECV ran away? I
    nominate iChristy and wish she would do a regular show
    and take and make phone calls.

    Interesting article:
    http://www.centernetworks.com/ustream-justin-when-have-we-gone-too-far

    email me your thoughts and embed code!
    madstudios@atlantadriver.com

    Also, I couldnt do this during the election, but check out my
    campaign webpage now……
    http://www.bethlehemga30620.net/election2007/index.html
    (be patient, maybe even reload, but you will HEAR it)

    Tiffany needs my help. Can you help me help her? All it takes
    for evil to triumph is for good people do nothing. She is not in
    NC like she should have been, instead she was TAKEN to
    TENN.

  2. utter marvelous, i would pay $10 for that

  3. Thanks Pisspants! “See” you tomorrow night.

  4. Scott, in what respect do you mean some channels broadcast better than others? I think part of this is what platform people are running — Windows or Mac — and what JTV Broadcaster tool they use. Mac users are at a disadvantage. The only option available is the “Good” choice while PC users have “Best” and the option to use FME. I am running both out on http://www.justopia.com. The in my face camera shot is using the JTV Broadcaster tool for the Mac and the Stove Cam, is running on a PC with Adobe FME and seems much better.

    Nights around JTV are just not the same with ECV.

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