Yoshi Cookie RecipesYoshi Cookie Recipes8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
In addition to the following ingredients, you'll need a baking sheet and some aluminium foil.
Butter - 50 grams
Sugar - 50 grams
1/2 an egg, beaten
A dash of vanilla essence
Cake Flour - 130 grams
Baking Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
Take the butter from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature.
Flatten the butter in a bowl as best you can, then whisk it until fluffy.
Add half of the sugar and beat it into the butter, then add the other half and beat until creamy.
Add the egg a little bit at a time, mixing well.
Add the dash of vanilla essence.
Sift the flour into a bowl, then add it to the other ingredients.
Use a wooden spoon to mix everything together, and shape it into a dough.
Wrap the dough in clingfilm/plastic wrap, and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough to about 5mm thickness.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out heart-shaped pieces, and put them on a sheet of aluminium foil on a baking tray.
Revised Battenburg RecipeRevised Battenburg Recipe8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
In addition to the following ingredients, you'll need a baking sheet and some aluminium foil.
Butter - 50 grams
Sugar - 50 grams
½ an egg, beaten (Substitution: 1 tablespoon cornstarch)
A dash of vanilla essence (One milliliter should be sufficient.)
Cake Flour - 100 grams
Baking Powder - 1/3 Teaspoon (Optional; see recipe)
Cocoa Powder - 2 Teaspoons
Take the butter from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature. Don't let it melt, just let it become soft enough to cream.
Flatten the butter in a bowl as best you can, then whisk it until fluffy. Don't use a whisk that's too large or the butter will go through the spaces and you'll have to fish it out with a knife. I really do know this one from experience.
Add half of the sugar and beat it into the butter, then add the other half and beat until creamy. It should change consistency as you beat it.
Add the egg (or cornstarch) a little bit at a time, mixing well.
Add the dash of vanilla ess
Yogfic :: Technomage Reunion"Zoey," Rythian stood, his mouth opening and closing like a fish. He couldn't believe it. The warm look in her golden eyes, her hair the color of fire, the emotion that rolled off her.Yogfic :: Technomage Reunion1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Zoey stood there staring back at him for a moment before she sprinted towards him and jumped.
Rythian caught her, chuckling in the back of his throat. He buried his face in her hair, breathing in the scent of sandalwood and earth. She raised her face towards him, her arms around his neck as silent tears streamed down her face.
"I'm so sorry." was all she said.
Rythian answered her by kissing her. He swung her around, relishing the fact that she was here and in his arms. He didn't even care when Teep behind them started to roar with laughter.
The mage stumbled backward and fell, Zoey laughing as the two of them hit the floor. They were breathless with laughter, and the two of them couldn't stop smiling. Zoey curled into Rythian's side, violet eyes meeting golden ones.
"I've missed you," Rythian twisted he
Zoethian :: I Feel So CloseI feel so close to you right nowZoethian :: I Feel So Close1 year ago in Settings More Like This
It's a force field
I wear my heart upon my sleeve, like a big deal
Your love pours down on me, surrounds me like a waterfall
And there's no stopping us right now
I feel so close to you right now - "Feel So Close" by Calvin Harris
Rythian stood protectively in front of Zoey, the two of them were so close Rythian could feel the warmth of her breath.
"Stay behind me," Rythian murmured.
He felt the brush of Zoey's ringlets on his shoulder as she nodded. Rythian dropped into a crouch, leaning around a wall to catch a glimpse of Lalna and his projects.
"It's a force field," Rythian hissed.
Zoey crept next to him, and Rythian couldn't help but notice the glimmer of her golden eyes, how her warpaint made her so much more cute.
Lalna turned around and the way Zoey and Rythian whipped backwards and pressed themselves against the wall it was almost comical.
"Who's there?" Lalna called.
Zoey sucked in a breath, biting her lip. Rythian noticed she seemed edgy.
Zoethian :: Listen"Zoey, listen to me," Rythian's voice was choked up. "You can't do this, you can't leave me again. Please, no."Zoethian :: Listen1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Zoey bowed her head, her own face streamed with tears. "It's the only way. I'll make it back, I promise."
"Zoey," Rythian whispered.
The girl with fire hair threw her arms around him, pressing her lips to his. Rythian held her close, not wanting her to leave. He finally released her, though and she tightened her grip on her sword.
"I'll come back, Rythian. I promise. I love you."
To soon was Zoey gone. Rythian's anchor. His love.
Caerdwyn's Apple-Sausage Savory StuffingCaerdwyn's Apple-Sausage Savory Stuffing1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
CAERDWYN'S APPLE-SAUSAGE STUFFING
Good enough to be a main dish all by itself. This recipe is scaled to feed a Thanksgiving or Christmas throng of 8 to 12; feel free to divide everything by 2 (if you do so, cook for 5 minutes less). Prep time: 30 minutes preparation, then 30 minutes of cooking. You can do the prep in advance, and slip the stuffing pan into the oven 30 minutes before meal time.
2 pounds savory sausage (I use Jimmy Dean's Sage Sausage; bulk Italian sausage based on whatever meat your preferences dictate works well too)
4 medium (fist-sized) Fuji or Gala apples - use more apples if they're smaller
6 stalks celery (minus the leaves; about 2 cups once chopped)
1 large sweet onion
12 ounces chopped dried dates
12 ounces dried cranberries
3 6-ounce packages of Caesar-style croutons
2 tablespoons of a steak-style spice mix (I prefer Weber's "Chicago Steak"; anything similar to Emeril's Essence will
Describe What We Have, He SaidWhat we have isDescribe What We Have, He Said3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a little bit of a fairytale,
a part of a story
and a taste of a slightly star crossed romance;
mixed in a half written sad song
written on pages of blue ink,
carried away in the wind.
it's a little broken,
but it's strong enough
to stand on it's own.
Just like us.
Zoethian :: Jealously :: Finished/UnfinishedLalna watched her from afar ever since she'd bumped into him when they were nine. The scientist had fallen for her hard, and it always hurt him when she crossed his thoughts to know that Rythian would be hers. Rythian, Rythian, Rythian. It was always bloody Rythian! Fecking Rythian!Zoethian :: Jealously :: Finished/Unfinished1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Fusterated, Lalna knocked his little gadget off the table where it shattered into a million peices on the floor. He pulled on his lab coat and stormed out of his lab.
Zoey slipped out of Blackrock and whisked around the walls to the lake where she had fallen. She pulled off her shoes and dove into the water. The cool water felt good along her skin, and it felt good to just relax. She dove deeper and deeper, bubbles escaping her mouth as fish swarm with her.
The sun rose in the sky when she finally dragged herself out of the water, waterlogged and giddy with happiness.
Rythian flew in the air some twenty blocks above Tee's tower, laughing to himself as he watched her swim about.
Zoethian :: Nightmarish DreamsI gasped, bolting upright in bed. Slient tears streamed down my face. I was trembling all over, my vision lurching. I untangled myself from my blankets, I was sure I'd been twisting and turning.Zoethian :: Nightmarish Dreams1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
"Zoey?" Rythian's voice mumbled.
I looked back at him. "I'll be back in a moment, give me a second."
He rolled over and fell back asleep. I pulled myself to my feet. The world lurched again, I tried to grab the table next to me but accidently knocked over the glass of water. The shattering felt like a battle strike in the slience. I felt confused and I tried to stumble over to the doorway. Stupidly, I tripped over myself and collasped on the cold marble floor.
"Zoey?" Rythian's voice came again, this time clearer and right behind me.
I ignored him and fumbled about till I reached the bathroom. I splashed my face with water, gasping as the cold liquid hit me. Heat flooded off me, I felt sick.
"Zoey, are you alright?" Rythian's voice came through the door.
I shivered, sinking to my knees and hugg
How to make Mitarashi dangoHow to make Mitarashi dango3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
200 g of rice flour
200 ml of hot water
100 ml water
2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp corn starch
1.) Mix the rice flour and water together.
2.) Knead till dough is as tough as your earlobe.
3.) Fill a pan with water and heat up.
4.) Rip off bite sized pieces of the dough and steam them for 25 minutes
5.) Throw the balls into a bowl and mush together with a wetted wooden spoon.
6.) Knead the dough
7.) Roll out dough into a long stick shape.
8.) With a wetted knife, cut bite sized pieces off.
9.) roll the pieces into balls.
10.) wet skewers and apply an even amount of dumplings to each.
11.) pour sauce over dumplings and enjoy.
1.) Mix all the ingredients in a sauce pan.
2.) Simmer till thickened.
3.) Pour over dangos.
Zoethiana :: Remember Reach"No," Rythian whispered. "Zoey... Zoey please-"Zoethiana :: Remember Reach1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Zoey pressed herself against the cold wall. Her chest screamed for air, her eyes were swimming with tears. "I-I can't."
A forcefield seperated Zoey and Rythian. A thin, powerful blue line unable to be penatrated. Zoey had the remote Lalna had forced her to take, the one that would disable the forcefield but cause Rythian's enderman side to control his own.
"I want you to be free," Rythian slammed his fist against the field, suddenly awake with anger. "I want you to live, I want you to survive. I don't care if I become one of those = things." He forces the last word out. "I'd sacrafice myself to let you live, you know that."
Zoey's hand trembled. "I won't let you," her voice broke. "I can't - Rythian -"
Rythian pressed his hand against the blue wall. "Zoey, I..."
"Well, well. What a lovely reunion we have here." Lalna smiled as he casually walked down the stairs. His white coat was spotless, his goggles placed over his eyes. He had a fixed
Food for the SoulFood for the Soul9 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
There were once two sisters who lived together with their large family. Every year they came together to remember the people they've lost. They remembered all their deceased relatives and friends, even pets. They called this time the Ghost Festival. This festival lasted for one whole month. During this time, the door between the two worlds opened, allowing ghosts to come back and visit the living. To honor the spirits, families would leave out food for them. They wanted them to live happily in the next world. The last thing you want is a hungry ghost coming back and haunting you.
Perhaps this was why they moaned, thought one of the sisters. Ghosts are always moaning in stories and in movies. Maybe they did this because they were hungry. She moaned when she was hungry, too.
Sadly, not all ghosts were remembered or had family to take care of them. So people would often leave offerings for the spirits and forgotten ghosts. No one wanted the spirits to be sad.
During the festival this year
Zoethian :: Technomage or Technomancer?"Zoey," Lalna struggled to speak, his face flickering in the candlelight from sweat. "Zoey, Zoey, I need..."Zoethian :: Technomage or Technomancer?1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
"Relax," I whispered weakly through the bars seperating us. "Save you energy."
Lalna shook his head, shuffling forward on his knees and collasping next to the bars. On instinct, I wiggled my hand through the bars and clasped his own.
"You'll live through this," I whispered, unable to stop the tears. "You'll make it though."
Lalna lifted my hand to his cheek and held it there. I didn't protest.
"Zoey," Lalna grunted as another sudder of pain ran though him. "I-I..."
His eyes, glazed over from the torture we were being forced to endure, stared directly into mine. Mossy green meeting a sky blue. A spark of orange fire danced along my spine.
"I love you," he whispered.
I lost it then, sobs racked my chest, I started to tremble uncontrolably. I wanted to say something back, something to calm him and relax me. My tounge felt swollen inside my mouth. I couldn't speak.
"Don't cry," Laln
Valentine's Day :: P3 :: ZoethianZoey jerked herself awake, finding herself laying in... shiny black sand? It was like crushed obsidian, volcanic-like.Valentine's Day :: P3 :: Zoethian1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
"Wake," something whispered in her ears. She twisted around, spraying the black sand in an arc around her. Her hair was dotted with them. "Wake," something said louder. "Find the mage."
Against her will it seemed, she rose to her feet, shaking, her boots almost burying in the sand. "Run," the voice whispered. Again, Zoey twisted around, trying to see where it could be coming from. She knew that voice. She'd heard that voice in her dreams, or more likely nightmares. But she knew from her own experiences with magic, that whatever happened in this place would affect what happened in others. The Dream Realms weren't meant to be messed with.
Zoey began a slow jog, through the twist and turns. It seemed like a.. a circus. A steampunk circus. What?
"Dodge!" hissed the voice.
Zoey, lighting-fast reflexes as she had saved her, she twisted and landed on her back just as a giant
Self-Absorbed, Lying BitchDon't grin at me,Self-Absorbed, Lying Bitch1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Like you fucking care.
Don't even act,
Like you were ever there.
You think you're such a good fucking actress,
Yeah, like anybody's fooled.
You're think you're so brilliant,
That we are all tools.
The world is your stage,
The sun your spotlight.
And the sky is a place,
You rest at night.
The roads are in runway,
And Life is your friend.
Kindness is a hooligan,
You'd never let in.
Hold on tight, bitch,
Cuz you're in for a shock.
You may shine like the sun,
But I have sunblock.
Found You: Chapter 9Chapter 9-Found You: Chapter 92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Last Time on Found You
*Just then, he heard Karin's faint voice. It was filled with so much venom and hatred that it sent shivers down his spine.
"Whisper, Kaze No Kashu..." (Singer of the Wind. )
Two sudden bursts of wind sent the cero's flying away from their targets and crashing into the wall.
Toshiro stared wide-eyed at the impact it had inflicted. His focus then moved to where Karin was at and he couldn't help but stare at the transformation her two swords had taken. Both swords had changed into fans. The one in her left hand looked as if it was made out of metal- its sky blue color complimenting the black small spikes that came out of every fold and the two reaper-like blades that were connected to both sides. In her right hand, she held another light blue fan which looked like it had been carved by wood.
"Tsk, brat." Shin scowled, taking out his zanpakuto as he sonidoed towards Karin- Satoshi not far behind as he also followed his actions. Toshiro who
Falling into InsainityAn unearthly scream met the air as the purple flames met the boy's neck. His eyes, glowing violet, were screwed up in pain. He was already angry with himself for showing that he was weak.Falling into Insainity1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
"Learn to fight it, boy!" The cloaked figure roared.His golden eyes glowed with such light that they almost seemed to be lighting the ground infront of him.
The boy, his skin bruised and horrible from all the torture he was being forced to endure. He was reduced to his knees, the curls of the flames almost seeming to lick the paled flesh from his skin. His screams were lost in the roaring of the flames.
The pale world, made of a substance called Endstone,shook with the anger... though it was not the boy's master's doing.
A large majestic black she=dragon screeched into the pitch-black sky. She curled her body around one of the Obsidian Towers, and when she spoke, her voice, thick with anger echoed around the baren land.
The cloaked figure relaxed his hand. The flames died and the
My Gratitude - a PoemMy Gratitude - a Poem by Matt Ryan CarrollMy Gratitude - a Poem3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Thank you for the trust you give to me,
May I honour that all of my days.
Thank you for the faith you have in me,
Please know always, how much that means.
For being a soft heart with an iron will.
You are an inspiration to me.
Please know I see such strength in you.
My wish for you is that you find it in yourself.
For being a source of strength to me,
When I have none left for myself.
I would not be who I am without you,
But you make me wish to never be anyone else
For my sense of self worth.
Regardless of what others would tell me,
I know I am worthwhile, and valued, and special,
Because I am all of these things, to you.
For your gentle, calming, caring voice.
It is my buoy in a sea of angry words, curt, and selfishness.
You keep me afloat, and safe from drowning in it,
And bring me peace, just as you are, because you're there.
Zoethian :: She's My Kind Of Crazy :: Part 6It was too easy, just to easy to disappear from the world. Too easy to throw himself against the walls of his castle and sob and cry of what had happened. Too easy to torture himself by listening to Zoey's shattered screams as nightmares murdered her in her sleep.Zoethian :: She's My Kind Of Crazy :: Part 61 year ago in Sketches More Like This
The thing-the Ender, whatever Rythian became, seemed unrecoverable. Lalna would go every day at sunset to it's cage, where the old Brown Mushroom Base was, and watch it cry and screech at him through the bars.
Lalna felt no remorse. He did not hate himself for what he did, the pain he caused Zoey or the fact that he was the reason that Rythian was like this. But that didn't mean it still beat him up from an outside force.
--- Sixteen Months Later... ---
Zoey slipped down to the Brown Mushroom Base, her golden eyes now a tinted bronze. She'd lost a reason to live, unable to cope with what had happened. Her hands cupped around a stone mug of coffee, the only thing that seemed to sustain her these days.
She'd only been down here
Apple CupcakesApple Cupcakes2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
WARNING: Be careful when making the sugar baskets as this sugar is extremely hot. If you find the sugar becomes too stiff pop it back on the heat for a few seconds to melt it again.
Prep Time: 50 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1hr 20 mins
-150g butter, softened
-150g light brown sugar
-140g self-raising flour
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp cinnamon
-Pinch of ground cloves (optional)
-2 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and diced
-3 tbsp caster sugar
-Zest and juice of half a lemon
-1 tsp vanilla extract
For the topping
-300ml double cream
-4 tbsp Dulce de Leche sauce (available from most supermarkets)
-250g granulated sugar
-Groundnut or vegetable oil
-12-hole muffin pan
-Wilton 1M decorating tip
-Ice cream scoop
To make the cakes: Core, peel and dice the apples and place into a pan with caster sugar, the lemon zest and juice, and the vanilla extract. Bring to the boil and
Ramen RecipeRamen Recipe5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1 Package Ramen noodles or 2 Chukamen bundles (noodles)
1 can of chicken/beef/fish/pork stock (prefer chicken. Its tasty!)
1 can of water
¼ Tsp of salt
1/8 Tsp of pepper
1 clove of garlic (or 1 tsp of garlic powder)
4 Tsp soy sauce
¼ Tsp onion powder
1 Tsp of sesame oil
1 small carrot chopped into thin circles
2 chicken breast cut into pieces
In a pot, pour stock of choice. Using the can, fill to rim with water; add to pot.
Put onto flame (med) and let simmer for five minutes. While waiting, grab a small bowl. Add salt, pepper, garlic (if powder), and onion powder. Stir in small bowl until well incorporated. Set aside. Inspect liquids on stove. If you see a slight foam on outer rim, stir in sesame oil and carrots. Stir about 20 times. Then add soy sauce and stir until incorporated. Add dry seasonings and stir. Let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Raise heat to (med/high) Add chicken breast. Let cook for 5 minutes
In a separate bowl place Chukamen bundles into bo
Those EyesThose EyesThose Eyes10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Looking into the eyes
Of someone I used to know
For the last time
Has given me the power
To remember who they really are.
The hidden truth that lies in them
The real them.
The secrets that have been told
To only me
For you truly trust me
In knowing who you really are.
The eyes that have shed a tear
Right in front of me
For you felt comfortable showing me
Your true feelings.
The sparkles in them that shine
Whenever I looked up into them
For they shined in opening the gate
And showing me the path
To your soul.
Pink Smoothie RecipeIngredients:Pink Smoothie Recipe2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1 banana (2 optional)
1 container banana+strawberry yogurt
1 cup orange juice
A good handful of strawberries...can be frozen or raw.
~Place all of the fruit in a blender. Next, add the yogurt, orange juice, and ice(if desired). Blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy! Makes about 2 servings.
~If the ingredients do not blend well at first, try adding a little more orange juice.
~If you want a super-thick smoothie, add 2 bananas instead of 1.
~This beverage is naturally sweet, so no sugar will be necessary for all you sweet-tooths out there