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Things I did not expect to learn in 2016

1. Various Russian words: vkusno, dasvidanya, spasibo, davai

2. Lyrics and translation to an entire Italian aria (with an introduction to grammatical gender)

3. Memorize an entire instrumental piece featuring a piano and a violin

4. Locations of various ice skating rinks on planet Earth

5. The chorus to Canada’s national anthem

6. The existence of San Crispino wine

7. Recipe for katsudon pirozhki 

8. Architectural details of the facade and gates of Barcelona Cathedral

9. Russians wear their wedding ring on their right hand

10. The absolute joy of watching pole-dancing

Oh, and all these technicalities (jumps, spins, TES, PCS, GOE, etc) of competitive men’s figure skating.

I am sure all these will be useful someday.

101 Pen Pal Challenge

101 things to send you pen pal

1. Origami

2. Photo’s of you pets (or garden)

3. A Souvenir from your town/city (Post card, etc.)

4. Homemade bookmark

5. Collage of your favorite things

6. A recipe

7. A photo of the food you made with your friends recipe

8. Homemade pinwheel

9. A small gift from a cheap variety store or op-shop

10. A local tourist pamphlet

11. A poem

12. A button, a piece of ribbon, and some colored paper

13: Homemade card (using the above items from your friends)

14: Photo’s of your local area

15: A challenge or dare

16: Proof or results of challenge or dare

17. A blank coloring in page

18: Your finished coloring in page that your friend sent you

19: A playlist (saved on a disc, usb, tape, etc.)

20: A list of things you like about the other person

21: A “get well soon” kit for the times your friend gets sick

22: A piece of clothing or jewellery

23: A voice recording (saved on disc, usb, etc.)

24: A keyring

25: Your favorite quotes

26: Stickers

27: A newspaper cutting

28: A homemade friendship bracelet

29: A paper chatterbox

30: A list with a book, a movie, and a tv series for your friend to try

31: A paint hand print

32: A perfume sample

32: A selfie

33: A DIY craft pack

34: A questionnaire

35: Questionnaire results

36: A picture or art print of something you friend likes

37: A temporary tattoo

38: A photo of you with the temporary tattoo your friend sent

39: Some facts and pictures of your favorite animal

40: A coin or token (or coin rubbing)

41:  List of 3 foods you want your friend to try

42: Critique of the food you tried

43: A paper plane

44: An “open when you feel down” pack for your friend

45: Something weird you found (or bought)

46: A homemade crossword puzzle

47: Your bucket list

48: An acrostic name poem using your friend’s name

49: A souvenir from your country (Postcard, etc.)

50: A prank

51: A grocery shopping receipt

52: A small poster

53: A knitting or sewing pattern

54: Something you knitted/sewed

55: A playing card or game token

56: A comic

57: A piece of candy (or candy wrapping if unable to send food)

58: A fictional story

59: 21 Questions for you friend to answer

60: The answers to your friends 21 questions

61: A coded message or cipher

62: A photo of the sunset or sunrise you took

63: Homemade koinobori

64: Your local tv guide

66: A homemade finger puppet

67: A bunch of jokes and riddles

67: Something miniature

68: A flier for a local festival or event

69: A short home video (Saved on disk, usb, etc)

70: A picture of your oc or favorite character (drawn yourself or printed out)

71: Something yellow

72: A small flag from your state/country

73: A holiday item or cultural item (decoration, symbol, etc.)

74: An invitation to an online event (movie stream, online chat, etc)

75: A leaf rubbing

76: 5 photos of your favorite local places, animals or things

77: A novelty pen, pencil or eraser

78: 3 items or pictures that remind you of your friend

79: A cookie cutter

80: A photo of cookies you made using the cookie cutter your friend sent

81: A list of 10 things you love most, and 10 things you hate most

82: A good luck charm

83: A local story, myth or legend

84: A list of words in your local language, or a list of local slang words

85: A used move ticket or transport ticket

86: Either your countries national anthem, a local song, or a cultural song

87: Junk mail (brochure, advertisement, grocery pamphlet)

88: A list (with photos) of animals you often find in your home (insects, etc)

89: A collector’s card

90: A selfie of just after you woke up in the morning

91: A wish, promise, or prayer for your friend

92: Lyrics of a song you wrote, or of a song you like

93: A secret message written on the inside of your envelope

94: A small homemade kite

95: A recipe for a natural remedy

96: An article from a local magazine

97: A card signed by all your local family and friends greeting your friend

98: A photo of someone special (family, pets, friends)

99: A fitness challenge

100: A recording of outside sounds (Save on disc, usb, etc.)

101: A thankyou

I finally made a new recipe!! Wow it has been forever but this was tried by many people and all said it was delicious! So here are my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies! PS no oven needed! This recipe made 8 small cookies.

🔺1/3 cup oats
🔺1 scoop protein powder (vanilla is best)
🔺2/3 cup pumpkin
🔺1 tsp cinnamon
🔺1 tsp maple syrup or agave
🔺some mini chocolate chips!

Mix all ingredients together and roll into balls or just drop them onto a paper plate or something microwaveable. Microwave for 45 seconds, open the door, close it again and give it another ~45 seconds! ENJOYYY

Am I the only one who doesn’t think cream cheese needs to be in mashed potatoes? This recipe calls for 8 oz sour cream and 8 oz cream cheese….and I put it all in because I was helping Jake’s mom make it…but good lord it’s so unnecessary.

AND there’s supposed to be a stick of butter in it as well?? I convinced her to skip that because WHYYYYYY?!

Easy Peppermint Mocha Recipe

Prep time
5 mins
Total time
5 mins

Author: Kimberly Sneed
Recipe type: Drinks


8 oz Maxwell House coffee
1 packet hot chocolate
1½ tbsp peppermint syrup
1-2 oz milk
Whipped cream (opt)
Crushed candy cane (opt)


Brew 8oz of Maxwell House coffee (any blend will do).

Add 1 to 1½ tbsp of peppermint syrup (not extract) to the coffee and stir. Adjust based on taste.

Add a packet of your favorite hot chocolate to the coffee and stir until blended.

Add a splash of milk (1 to 2 oz).

Top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes for garnish and enjoy!

Totally Addictive Asian Beef Slaw

SERVES: 2 complete phase 1 suppers
(Entire recipe = 16 oz. lean protein + 4 C. veggies; eating ½ the recipe = 8 oz. lean protein + 2 C. veggies.  You will be using all your oil for one day in ½ the recipe.)

1 lb lean ground beef
1 ½ Tbsp Olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
3 ½ C shredded cabbage (white and red)
½ C thinly sliced red pepper
salt & pepper, to taste
Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro, garnish

½ tsp Splenda
½ tsp fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp Tamari or low sodium soy sauce
½ tsp sesame oil
Dash of hot sauce, to taste

1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over med heat.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
2. Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl, whisk.
3. Drain fat from the ground beef, remove from the pan and set aside.
4. In the same fry pan heat the olive oil over med heat, add garlic, cabbage and red pepper.  Stir fry until cabbage is slightly wilted with a bit of crunch.
5. Stir in the sauce and add the meat; stir to combine, garnish with chopped cilantro.  Best served hot.

Anyone can buy a coffee cup. Get D-I-Y with your M-U-G instead, and throw a Mug Decorating Party. Take a solid colored mug, decorate it using a food-safe ceramic marker, and bake it in a preheated oven at 350ºF for 20 minutes. Once it’s finished, fill your mug with this Hot Brown Sugar Tea recipe for a delicious and cozy treat.

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Keto Tiramisu Popsicles

Ingredients (makes 8 servings):Popsicles:

  • 2 cups mascarpone or creamed coconut milk (500 g / 17.6 oz)
  • ½ cup coconut milk, BPA-free or heavy whipping cream (120 ml / 4 fl oz)
  • ½ cup strong brewed coffee, chilled or caffeine-free chicory coffee (120 ml / 4 fl oz)
  • ½ cup Erythritol or Swerve, powdered or other healthy low-carb sweetener from this list (80 g / 2.8 oz)
  • 15-20 drops liquid Stevia extract (Clear or Chocolate)
  • 1 tsp rum extract or 2-4 tbsp dark rum


  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted (73 g / 2.6 oz)
  • ⅓ cup cacao powder, unsweetened (28 g / 1 oz)
  • ¼ cup Erythritol, powdered (40 g / 1.4 oz)
  • Optional: stevia to taste

Note: This recipe makes 8 popsicles - one popsicle is about ½ cup of the mixture. You can usealmond milk instead of coconut milk but the result won’t be as creamy and will contain less fat.


  1. Place the mascarpone, coconut milk and Erythritol into a mixing bowl. Add the chilled coffee.
    Instead of regular coffee, you can use this natural caffeine-free instant coffee made from roasted chicory - it’s the best coffee alternative I’ve tried.
  2. Add the rum extract and stevia.
  3. Using a hand blender, pulse until smooth. Scoop the mixture into popsicle molds and add popsicle sticks. Place in the freezer for 3-4 hours.
    Each popsicle I made is about ½ cup. I used both large popsicle molds (½ cup) and small popsicle molds (¼ cup) and made 12 servings. Nutrition facts are calculated based on 8 large popsicle molds.
  4. Prepare the chocolate coating. Add the cacao powder and powdered Erythritol to the bowl with melted coconut oil. Mix until well combined. Make sure the coating is at room temperature before you coat the popsicles with it.
  5. After 3-4 hours, remove from the freezer and pop the popsicles out of the molds. To prevent the popsicles from melting, I prefer to place them back in the freezer and cover them in chocolate in batches.
  6. Using a spoon, cover with the melted coconut chocolate mixture. Place back in the freezer or…… enjoy immediately!

hey guys this is the recipe for the raw vegan cashew caramel chocolate slices. they’re tried and tested as the best things EVER!!!!¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

OK SO this recipe should make about 8, dependant on the size of ur tray and thickness(i personally want extra thickness over extra brownies idk its just so nice when they r thick and creamy but ur call) : base- 1 cup of dates + 1 cup of pecan nuts, blend them 2gether. thats it. simple. (if it is a little try then u can add a tsp of maple syrup) press this into a small tray, preferably greased/ lined.

then u make the masterpiece, cashew caramel. i cannot put into words how amazing this layer is. i love it. also u could probably replace the cashew butter with peanut butter if u r anti cashew, but please try the cashew its soon good!!!!!!! ok: ½ a cup of cashew butter, ½ a cup of coconut oil, 1 cup of dates, and vanilla extract (if u wanna but its not essential cos cashew butter is sooo sweet) - guess what u just blend it all together into a sweet sauce and spread it over the base. 

then u make the chocolate, i always DOUBLE this cos like idk i just love the chocolate on top its so good!!! 1/3 cup of coconut oil , 1 ½ tbsp of cacao powder and ¼ a cup of maple/agave syrup. then u spread this on top of the caramel. 

have fun and enjoy and please tag me (inkale) ur pics if you make them, i wanna see!!! 

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DIY BB-8 Mickey Ears

Only the cutest!

DIY Rey’s Bread

For cosplay immersion.

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you put the cookies in the oven. the recipe says 8-10 minutes.

“i’ll just wash the dishes,” you say. you wash the dishes. the timer dings. the cookies are not ready.

“i’ll fold the laundry,” you say. you fold the laundry. the cookies are not ready.

you’ve run out of productive things to do. you scroll through tumblr. the cookies are not ready. you watch an episode of asoue. the cookies are not ready. you catch up on this week’s news. the cookies are not ready. you shower. the cookies are not ready. you repaint the living room. the cookies are not ready. you finish reading that hemingway novel your grandpa swears by. the cookies are not ready. you watch chimamanda ngozi adiche’s tedtalk to offset the hemingway. the cookies are not ready. you call your friend who’s out of town. the cookies are not ready. you stare at the cookies through the oven door and will them to bake. the cookies are not ready. you lie down on the kitchen floor and accept the futility of life.

the cookies are not ready.

your mom comes home. your sister finishes high school. you enter and graduate from college. the middle east blows up. peace is made. michelle obama becomes president of the us. clothes are all made of biodegradable fungi. humanity moves out to colonize space. the heat death of the universe arrives. all life comes to an end. time has no meaning and yet millennia pass. the big bang occurs once more and proves that history is truly cyclical. the earth is created and develops bacteria and dragonflies and dinosaurs and apes. humans start to stand up on two feet and cook with fire. grain is domesticated. ovens are invented. colonialists come to mexico and discover vanilla. the industrial revolution commences. cookbooks are introduced to the masses. centuries pass and you are reborn, reincarnated as yourself down to the last brain cell and childhood trauma, complete with the memory of your past life and all that has occurred.

you put the cookies in the oven. you wait. they are ready.

you take them out.

you wait for the cookies to cool.

you eat a cookie.

“eh,” you say. “next time i’ll use brown sugar.”


  • 6-8 tablespoons butterscotch sauce (depending how sweet you like it)
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup bourbon whiskey (optional)
  • 2 cups ginger beer
  • Whipped cream, for garnish

Heat cider, bourbon and butterscotch syrup in a medium saucepan until the butterscotch dissolves and the mixture is steaming hot. Remove from heat and stir in the ginger beer. Ladle into mugs and serve with loads of whipped cream on top.

(You can swap in ginger ale if you can’t find a good (non-alcoholic) ginger beer, like Reed’s or Gosling’s)

Butterscotch sauce: 

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • ¾ cup light-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a heavy-bottom saucepan over medium heat, add butter and sugar. When butter is melted, whisk butter and sugar together and then whisk in heavy cream. Bring to a foamy boil, and cook 4 minutes, whisking occasionally, until mixture deepens in color.

Turn off heat and carefully whisk in remaining ¼ cup heavy cream, followed by vanilla extract.

Transfer to a small 8-ounce mason jar. Do not scrape down sides of the pot (the burned-on caramel may make your sauce gritty). Allow butterscotch to cool slightly before securing with a lid. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.