Thursday, December 4, 2014

National Cookie Day Recipe


Here’s  the recipe for our cookies for National Cookie Day!
What makes this one special? It uses leftovers from Thanksgiving.

National Cookie Day was started by the Blue Chip cookie company and  being set in the first week of December is at the perfect time to use up Thanksgiving feast ingredient leftovers.
The nuts, canned pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice were Thanksgiving ingredients that were in the fridge and pantry. The canned whipped cream was what didn't make it to the Thanksgiving Day pies.

It’s always good to learn new things and coming up with creative ways to use ingredients that would otherwise be left to slowly migrate back to the fridge until they take on new life of their own with new and exciting organisms.

Here’s the Left-Over Thanksgiving Ingredient cookie recipe we had at Community Business College:

1 cup ground almonds
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup white flour
1 egg, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup canned pumpkin (not canned pumpkin pie mix)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Canned whipped topping

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Beat the egg and sugar together. Add vanilla and pumpkin and combine. Mix in almonds, pumpkin pie spice, flour and baking powder.
Spoon out onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet 1 teaspoon at a time, or use a molded cookie pan.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until brown. Let cool for 5 minutes and remove from pan. Then let cool another 15 minutes before topping with the canned whipped cream topping.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Today Is International Talk Like A Pirate Day - Arrr You In, Matey?

Community Business College has created the "Talk Like A Pirate" starter kit to help people learn to talk like a pirate through a distance learning class and help people prepare for Talk Like A Pirate Day and Halloween. Community Business College in Modesto, California has launched a “Talk Like A Pirate” starter kit in recognition of national “Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014” on September 19, 2014.


Learn To Talk Pirate

The pirate starter kit includes the five things every pirate needs: 1) a pirate crew; 2) a first mate buddy teddy bear; 3) an online language “Pirate Talk” class; 4) a wallet-sized pirate treasure map with common pirate slang and, of course, a swag bag of pirate booty.

More details can be found at the Talk Like A Pirate website at CBCWebCollege, the student store of Community Business College vocational training school in Modesto.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Job Fair Results - Slim Pickings

Community Business College staff attended a job fair this week.
Although there was a fairly good sized line of job seekers before the fair officially opened, this fair showed a distinct lack of job openings in the area.  The job fair claimed over 800 jobs but there were less than a dozen booths.

The depressed economy still depresses many.

There was, however, a ray of hope - college job placement staff along with other professional volunteers, provided free resume reviews and helped the job seekers prepare themselves and improve their chances for when the job openings do start coming in again. This is the same resume service that Community Business College offers its alumni to help them find employment.


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