sweetened milk

anonymous asked:

Fantine didn't die, just got really really sick. When cosette was older and she was released from the hospital, she went to see her and ValJean. But there were more: almost a dozen boys and a couple of girls. Instead of asking them where M. VJ could be found, she takes them with her. One big happy family. (Also, you can't tell me that Fantine and ValJean wouldn't bicker "that's the wrong bread. Damn it, Fantine, this is why our marriage is failing")

Aaaawww yiiiiiiis ;-; ♥

Okay, maybe it’s not ALL the 12 barricaders in there, because some of them came from wealthy families. But there is definitely three little boys in addition to Cosette, Eponine, and Azelma.

The first boy, the youngest, is Gavroche. He’s three, maybe four, no one knows because the Thénardiers did not bother to keep track. When Gavroche was asked to pick a birth date to celebrate, he chose April 1st. He’s a lively pup, always running around, inventing new games. Constantly covered in dirt, which Fantine sometimes scolds him for.

The second boy is a little withdrawn. He’s around 13. His angel face hide deep-seated issues about self-worth. He calls himself Montparnasse, and Fantine doubt he ever had any other name. She catches him stealing from Valjean one night. Montparnasse freezes. What’s it going to be? The belt or the rod? It’s neither. Fantine gives him a cup of milk sweetened with honey, tells him he does need to do that anymore.

The third one is more a young man than a boy. Feuilly is 16, far older than his new found siblings. He takes on the role of protector, holding Gavroche’s and Azelma’s hands at the marketplace. He makes dolls for Cosette. He wants to pull his own weight very early on, but Valjean insists on him learning for now. And oh boy Feuilly loves learning

Samoa Cookie Cupcakes


Yields 1 dozen

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup cake flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • ¼ cup sweetened shredded coconut
Frosting
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup caramel sauce
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Hand mixer
  • Whisk
  • 12 purple silicon cupcake liners
Decoration
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Samoa cookies
  • Melted chocolate in decorating bag
  • #829 tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder and salt until evenly combined.
  3. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in and egg and vanilla and beat well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  6. Gently fold in shredded coconut.
  7. Line a cupcake tray and fill two-thirds full with batter. Bake for about 14 to 16 minutes.
Frosting
  1. Beat butter until smooth. Add caramel and mix until well combined.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  3. Add in vanilla and salt and then beat in cream until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

Time to decorate!

  1. Cut each Samoa cookie in half.
  2. Scoop frosting in decorating bag fitted with a #829 tip.
  3. Once cupcakes are completely cool, pipe two swirls of frosting on top of each.
  4. Drizzle melted chocolate and top with a half of a Samoa cookie.
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Hypnotic Cakes Resemble Candy Colored Marble

Russian confectioner Olga Noskova produces uncanny baked goods, which resemble colored candy marble mirrors. Noskova’s baking talent quickly went viral, after the public feasted their eyes on the polished and shiny surfaces, which are actually edible. Noskova shares her “Mirror Glaze” creations on her Instagram as well as her secret recipe below on how to make this flawless, pristine concoction.

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☼ safe cookie recipe ☼

some easy, vegan/lactose free cookies for littles to make with their caregivers or for anyone really! since they’re free of eggs, littles who like eating raw dough while mommy or daddy aren’t looking don’t have to worry about getting sick & the frosting even combines one of their favorite things: juice! you can also freeze a few batches in air tight bags - when your little is good, surprise them with a one of a kind cookie they helped make weeks ago!

sugar cookies
- 2 c. flour (add extra flour at end if dough is sticky)
- 1½ c. powdered sugar or 2 c. white sugar for a harder cookie
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt (optional)
- ⅓ c. soft coconut oil or ¼ c. canola oil
- ½ c. coconut or almond milk
- 1½ tsp vanilla (omit if using sweetened vanilla almond milk)

heat oven to 350° then line baking sheets with foil or shortening. mix wet ingredients into one bowl, dry in the other then slowly add dry ingredients to wet while mixing. shape dough into round balls then place on baking sheet. bake for 8 minutes. do not let the cookies get golden unless you’re using white sugar, you want them to be fluffy. cool on rack once done.

frosting
- 2½ c. powdered sugar
-  2 tbs soft coconut oil or vegan butter
- any pure fruit juice for color & flavor or 1 ½ tsp vanilla (optional)
- coconut or almond milk for thinning (omit if using watery juice)   

beat base ingredients until creamy then add milk for thinner frosting if desired. spread on completely cooled cookies then decorate with sprinkles or candies! get creative, decorating is the best part!

☼ if you’re afraid baby can’t help out much, place them on the floor with a bowl of toy blocks & a mixing spoon then watch them mimic what you’re doing, it’s so cute! honestly, there are so many ways you can make cookies special so put your heart into it, have fun, & enjoy the bonding time with your little one!

Ahhh… I keep thinking about Jungkook and Jimin spending rainy days together. I feel like they’d be the couple that would go splash around in puddles, but then I think about what they’d do if they just… sat still. 


In their apartment, there’s a large blue plush chair situated in front of their balcony window. On days where it’s too wet and somber for them to go out, Jimin will make them some hot chocolate and they’ll sit in the chair together. Jungkook sits first, waiting, listening to his boyfriend dancing about in the kitchen. On days such as these, Jimin is always in the mood for ballads. So their apartment sings with sweet melodies that have Jungkook feeling warm and light, while the outside world shivers from the biting cold. 

Jimin joins him a while later, bringing with him two mugs of syrupy sweet hot chocolate with a couple of fluffy marshmallows floating on top. He passes Jungkook his mug first, then very carefully tucks himself into the younger’s lap. He drapes his legs over an arm rest and leans back against Jungkook’s chest. 

They have a blanket somewhere. 

Their own little project they’d made together on a different rainy day. The yarn is multicoloured, messily knitted with random holes of varying sizes. It’s got a mix of tangled patches and knots, but they’d used Merino wool and Jimin swears that it’s the softest thing next to Jungkook’s heart. 

On days like this, Jimin will pull the blanket over them both and sip his hot chocolate quietly. Neither of them say a word. They’ve done this so much already that they know there isn’t any need for conversation. They’re snug, and the room is cozy. The lights have been dimmed to allow them to sit in the glow of the lamp by their chair. Jimin has his head resting right over Jungkook’s collar, his eyes fluttering as he blows softly into the mug, the steam rising to warm Jungkook’s nose. The younger of the two curls himself around his boyfriend, watching the raindrops glide down their fogging window. Jimin will hum every now and then, but doesn’t make the effort to say anything at all; they don’t want to break the peace. However, that doesn’t stop either of them from stealing kisses now and then. 

Pausing between sips of sweetened milk, Jungkook will lean down to press his lips chastely to Jimin’s forehead, or nose, or cheeks, or lips. If he’s feeling particularly needy, he’ll go for every inch of skin he can reach. And no matter how many times he pecks those plush lips that shine with with his previous kisses, he can never get enough. Jimin, of course, returns the favour by nuzzling into Jungkook’s neck whenever he can; nosing along his jaw until Jungkook has to tilt his head back. 

When they finish their drinks, they’ll tug the blanket up to their necks and sing along to whatever is on the playlist next. The thrum of the rain compliments their voices well. They whisper, sing together - to one another in a hush as though they’re afraid someone will think they’re singing for anyone other than each other. 

Though they don’t speak directly to the other, there are many other ways for them to convey how much they crave intimacy. They’re never far, never too out of reach, their hunger for skin contact sated by butterfly touches and smiling lips. If it gets too stifling, too lonesome, they drown it with quiet song lyrics. 

That’s what they do on rainy days. They sit by their balcony window in their blue chair and wrap themselves up in something both of them know is more than love. 

Elorcan Werewolf AU Part 5

Sometimes I wish I could paint my perfect character and bring him to life, stripping him of his own mind and molding him with my own expectations; when reality sinks in I’m stuck along a maze that leads to an ocean to drown in. — Ea

“I closed my eyes and talked to you in a thousand ways”

Elorcan Werewolf 5

Lory brushed against Elide before she could reach the door, and she gave into stroking his warm fur. His ears twitched back and he rolled onto the floor, showing his belly. She laughed and scratched his belly, the underbelly holding the softer fur. 

Her canine companion slightly growled when a slight knock resounded at the door. Ignore it, he seemed to say.

Elide kissed Lory’s head, much to his dismay, and skipped to the front door. “I’ll be right back.”

She opened the door with a broad smile on her face. A male with gray eyes and dark hair stood in her doorway, holding bouquet of pink roses tied together with a yellow ribbon.

“I’m Nox,” the male said, nervously shifting on his feet, offering a somewhat hesitant smile. “The one Manon set us up with.”

Elide gave him a sunny smile and held her door open. “Welcome, Nox. You must know I’m Elide.”

He gave her a smile, dimpling, and Elide couldn’t help but smile. She guided him to the kitchen where Nox handed her the flowers. “Red seemed too deep, you know? So pink. And then yellow for happiness.”

“I love it,” she chirped.

Nox helped her place them in a vase, filling it halfway with her kitchen tap water. She found the lack of conversation comforting and appreciated how Nox didn’t barrage her with questions past dates had done. When they finished, Nox glanced at her. “I had planned a walk at Central Park and then a garden picnic afterwards, but on my drive here, storm clouds broke over.”

“On this side of the city, the weather is renown for its bipolarness.”

A cheeky grin. “Like females in general?”

She lightly slapped his arm. “We can stay in for movies and popcorn, if you don’t mind?”

A slight shake of head. “Not in the slightest. Do you—”

Lory let out a bark that meant he wanted attention and barreled into the kitchen. A red rose was slipped between his teeth. He skidded to a stop, cocking his head at Nox. He slowly sniffed the air, and gave Elide a betrayed glance.

Elide rushed to him with outstretched arms. “Lory, this is my Valentine’s date, Nox.”

His tail stopped wagging, and she swore Lory’s eyes darkened into feral pitch-black. When she blinked, Lory spit out the rose and knocked down the front door, abruptly barreling into the woods.

Nox cocked his head. “Is she temperamental?”

Elide choked. “Lory’s a male.”

She retrieved the rose from the floor and slipped it into the vase, even though a small part of her wanted to retrieve a separate vase for the single, thornless rose.


Elide let him go. Lory would return. He always did.

Nox, she realized, was an easy person to get along with. He had a younger sister who loved painting and dreamed of attending Juilliard. Nox was finishing his masters degree in dentistry at a respectable college. 

He was perfect, charming, and absolutely one hundred percent average. Borderline dull, but perfectly safe and average.

Elide told herself she could deal with it. She deserved someone sweet, even if that notion meant normality. The mundane signaled security. 

Nox squeezed her knee. “You okay? I’m not boring you, are you?” He cocked his head. “The reason Aelin sent me is because I focus on my studies more than anything else. And if I want a relationship, it has to mean more than a fling. So while I am enjoying this date and getting to know you, and this may be early, I need to know if your inklings of thoughts follow.”

She nodded, and set the empty popcorn bowl on the table. “I’ve never really dated anyone, so I have nothing to compare to.”

Those gray eyes widened. “You would have turned everyone down, because there’s no way not another single wouldn’t have asked you out at least.”

A blush spread on her cheeks. “I just—” Wanted to save myself for my mate who turns out to not even like me. Who didn’t want to wait for me. She needed normal now. She could deal with a human. Werewolves and humans intermixing was not uncommon, as long as the pair ordained permission from one of the Lycans.

Elide knew she wouldn’t be asking Lorcan.

She shook her head. “I don’t even really know.”

Nox took the bowl to the sink and started rinsing it. Casting a look out at the stormy clouds that hung blearily, he said, “Shouldn’t you look for your dog now?”

A sliver of guilt ran through her. She’d almost forgotten about Lory. “I will.” She grabbed a sweater from her room and stepped out onto the porch.

Seconds later, Nox joined her, those eyes analyzing his surroundings. “Does your dog have a favorite part of the woods?”

Elide swallowed back further shame. She’d never wondered where Lory went, as long as he came back. “No. I can’t keep up with him when he bolts off.” That much wasn’t a lie.

“So he bolts off often?”

“Yes.” Elide studied the line of trees and walked down the narrow trail, clutching her jacket closer to her frame. A slight wind started picking up with hint of frost. The clouds thickened and darkened. “Lory!” she called.

Nox reached for her elbow, pressing a flashlight into her hands. “We’ll just stick on the trail so we won’t get lost.”

She nodded, and picked up her pace, flicking her wrist with the flashlight. “Lory?” she called.

The wind howled in protest, and she felt her shadow and the darkness loom over them. A chill ran down her spine, and her flashlight flickered. The faintest sounds reached her ear drums, but no snap of the twig or scratch of the claw filled the empty, streaming air. 

“We should go back inside,” Nox said.

She put her hands on her hips. “I am not going back in without Lory.”

Nox tapped her flashlight, which went off. “It’s not safe. Lory’s chances of survival are higher in the woods as a wolf rather than you. Wait until morning and search again if he’s not already here.”

She stared at him. “What did you say?”

“Elide,” he said exasperatedly. “Go home.”

“No—you said wolf.”

She saw him blink. “Yes, wolf. What, did you think that large thing was a dog? I’m surprised you even managed to tame one. It’s a full moon, Elide, where wolves run with the moon and claim what’s theirs. Your Lory must be out there. And if you’ve managed to tame him as well as I think you did, then he will come back.”


Elide didn’t sleep well. She’d offered her couch to Nox before he left just in case he wanted to wait out the storm, but he merely waved a hand and said he’d crash at a nearby hotel, not wanting to intrude — and to call him if she wanted to look for Lory in the morning.

She had pulled back her curtains, staring at the full outline of the moon and its light shedding down on them. The clouds had rolled over, but the wind had persisted, blowing in great breaths and heaves that shook against her windowpane.

She missed Lory curled against her bed. She missed his warmth and his presence, and the comfort of another’s existence rather than utter silence and her own self. Maybe a trip to the city with Aelin and Manon was in order.

How’s your Valentine’s Day going? She sent down the pack link.

Manon immediately replied. Watching Alpha Dorian do the walk of shame.

I did not need to know that.

I really am going to reject Rowan, Aelin said a few moments later. Right in the middle of clearing our differences he runs out the door and flees out of my pack territory like a bird shot out of hell.

Tell him he’s a pussy, Manon suggested. It’ll keep him on his toes.

Elide rolled her eyes and tried to force herself into sweet oblivion, but none came. She needed Lory.

So she pulled a bathrobe tight over her nightgown and ventured into the woods, armed with two flashlights.


As soon as Lorcan had reached a good distance from the rutting house, he shifted. The dark abyss of power he hadn’t touched in weeks and months welled up inside of him, yearning to be unleashed. And he did, his own power and rage fueled by the full moon. His inner Lycan side had demanded to mark Elide right then and there and rip apart the guts of the human who had dared to charm and touch his Elide.

He felt Rowan’s wind summon and reach against his dark walls. Before he could stop his intrinsic side, his magic had erupted at the touch, thinking the wind as a threat from restless peacefulness of domesticity. His magic tore from him and slammed against the wind and throbbed around Lorcan, pulsing and beating larger with each second.

What the fuck,” a snarl tore out of Rowan’s lips as his ass was knocked back several feet. “Fucking attack the rogue, not me.

He could feel Rowan’s magic testing him, seeing if he was possessed. His own magic flexed back, sweeping through his friend’s defenses easily in demolishment, his specialty.

“There is no rogue werewolf,” Lorcan snapped, flexing his aching back muscles.

His other friend rolled onto the balls of his feet, staring at him in disbelief. “Then why the Hell did you call me to get my ass over here? Aelin and I were—”

“Elide is with another male.”

Rowan stopped, and the wind died. Silence fell upon him, and his fists clenched. Then— “you interrupted my time with my mate just to whine about yours?”

The darkness flared out and pulsated around Rowan, threatening to suffocate him. “I cannot claim her without her despising my existence further.”

A snort from Rowan. “It’s not like you can go to her anyways with her on human lands.”

Lorcan’s face remained oddly stoic. The dark slowly retreated at thought of Elide, his beautiful werewolf mate addicted to sweetened coffee and milk chocolate, and prone to little ramblings that too-often touched his heart.

Rowan swore. “You found a loophole, didn’t you? You went in wolf form. Goddammit, Lorcan. She didn’t see your true Lycan side, did she?”

“Do you take me as an idiot?” he snapped. “Just my weakest wolf shape.”

“Then fucking get your ass back and chase the human off.”

“She constantly seeks companionship, and I constantly chase them away. If we do not have her today, my Lycan will end up fucking another girl.” And I cannot do that again, not that now I have found her.

Rowan’s face twisted. “You think I care right now? You left me with my mate on a full moon when I thought you were near death.”

I am, you fool—”

His friend lunged out, his Lycan side snapping into place. Cracking noises filled the air as both Lycans turned, teeth snapping. Wind rushed and slammed against Lorcan, who immediately shot up his shields. Coldness spread throughout the dark, seeping and attempting to find a weakness to crack.

Finding none, Rowan let out a roar and lunged forward, and Lorcan met him head on. He knocked Rowan to the side, biting down near his neck, but he rolled away, launching off Lorcan’s own back as they tumbled. As soon as they hit the tree, they disentangled, pacing around one another.

Rowan let out a startled bark, and let out a huff. He dropped to his haunches, and Lorcan warily stared at him, his ears flattened and jaws open.

Lorcan, Rowan’s Lycan wolf of silver streaks and black whorls panted not from exertion, but amusement. There is a pink collar around your neck.

So? Lorcan growled out, ready to leap again. The dark was ready to maim and attack his friend in the name of Elide. The fight with another Lycan would also be needed to release the pent up stress that had accumulated.

The other wolf’s ears flopped back, and he released a short breath in exasperation and amusement.

I didn’t know that was your type of thing, Lory.

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Triple Coffee Cheesecake

Prep Time:180 Minutes 
Cook Time:60 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Medium

Ingredients:

For Kahlua Cheesecake:10 chocolate graham crackers, about 1 ½ cups (130g) cookie crumbs

¼ cup (57g) melted butter

16 ounces (453g) cream cheese,
softened

2 eggs

½ cup (100g)
white granulated sugar

¼ cup (62ml) sour cream

½ cup (113g) mascarpone cheese,
softened

¼ cup (60ml) Kahlua, or strong espresso

1 tablespoon instant coffee

For Coffee Mousse:

1 cup (236ml) heavy cream

4 ounces (113g) mascapone cheese

½ cup (118ml) sweetened condensed milk

¼ cup (45g) chocolate chips, melted

¼ cup (60ml) espresso

2 to 3 tablespoons (45ml) Kahlua

2 teaspoons (6g) unflavored gelatin

For Coffee Whipped Cream:

8 ounces (226g) cream cheese

½ cup (88g) chocolate chips, melted

¼ cup (60ml) Kahlua

pinch of salt

2 cups (473ml) heavy cream

Instructions

1) Prepare the Kahlua coffee cheesecake layer first. Wrap a 9-inch spring form with foil in preparation for a water-bath. Preheat oven to 325F.

2) Place chocolate graham crackers into a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Add the melted butter and pulse again until crumbs are well coated. Transfer the crumbs into spring form pan and press firmly into the bottom of the pan, creating an even and firm crust; set aside.

3) Place the softened cream cheese into a mixer bowl with a flat beater attached. Mix for 5 minutes, until cream cheese is light and creamy. Add the eggs, sugar, sour cream and softened mascaprone; beat again for a few minutes until mixture is smooth. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl periodically to ensure no clumps of cheese remain. Dissolve the instant coffee in the Kahlua liqueur, then pour into the cheesecake batter. Mix for a few more minutes.

4) Pour the cheesecake batter over the prepared chocolate crust. Transfer the cake onto a baking sheet and fill the pan with hot water. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour and 5 to 15 minutes, just until the top is set. Once cheesecake is baked, remove from oven and allow it to cool for one hour before adding the next mousse layer.

5) Prepare the coffee mousse layer. Pour cold heavy cream into a mixer bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form; set aside. In a separate bowl, cream together the softened mascarpone, sweetened condensed milk and melted chocolate. In a measuring cup, combine the espresso, Kahlua and unflavored gelatin. Heat this mixture in the microwave for about 1 minute, or until the gelatin is completely dissolved; cool for 5 minutes.

6) Pour the gelatin mixture into the creamed mascarpone and stir until combined. Add the whipped cream and fold gently with a spatula until well-combined. Fold as gently as possible to keep the whipped cream airy. Pour the mousse over the cooled cheesecake and set into the refrigerator to set for 30 minutes up to 1 hour. The top of the mousse should start to firm up before adding the last layer.

7) For the coffee-chocolate whipped cream, place softened cream cheese, Kahlua, and a pinch of salt into mixer bowl. Whisk for a few minutes until creamy and smooth. Pour in the cold heavy cream and whisk until a thick and fluffy whipped cream forms.

8) Transfer the whipped cream into a pastry bag; I used tip #4FT - French star tip. Pipe the whipped cream in layers over the mousse. Alternatively, simply spoon the whipped cream onto the cake and smooth the top. Place the cake into the refrigerator and set overnight. To remove the cake from spring form, run a flat spatula along the edges to release the cake. Keep cake refrigerated until ready to serve.

Servings : 8-12
Course : Dessert

Adrien Agreste Headcanons

These were too fun to make. Feel free to add on at the end!!!

* Adrien can be very overly touchy with people he considers friends. He’s been so sheltered that he doesn’t really understand when you should give people high-fives vs. when you should pull them close and hug them. The shoulder thing is just a scratch of the surface; if Adrien considers you a friend, he openly will hold, hug, or kiss you on the cheek without hesitation. He doesn’t understand why it makes some people so flustered.

* To follow that last bullet, Adrien also doesn’t understand the concept of personal space. While Marinette thinks it’s cute, Nino has to constantly remind Adrien to stop standing so close. This is also the reason why Adrien never thinks to push Chloe away.

* Cat memes. Not only will he show people meme after meme, but he will occasionally slip in one that he made himself and become delighted when people laugh at it along the others.

* He has the most beautiful handwriting out of everyone in class.

* He’s really into theatre, but never got into it because of being homeschooled.

* I’ve always had the head-canon that Adrien is bi. He obviously started modeling at a young age, and so he’s been exposed to not only beautiful women, but beautiful men his entire life. I can guarantee he’s had some genuine crushes on other guys.

* He’s also not afraid to admit he’s bi/give other guys compliments. He once openly told Nino how beautiful he was and Nino turned BRIGHT RED

* sugaraholic, but we all know this

* Cannot sleep unless he’s cuddling something, whether it’s a pillow, ladybug plush, or Marinette herself

* Didn’t know this about himself until Nino pointed it out (added to the list of 200000 things Adrien Agreste has done to make his best friend Nino severely uncomfortable)

* One time he made Nathalie laugh and he wouldn’t stop smiling for like a week

* Shows the cooks sneak peaks of his father’s upcoming magazines in exchange for secret sweets from the kitchen

* Buys Christmas presents for every butler, cook, and staff member. Every. Single. One.

* Everyone on Gabriel’s fashion staff who isn’t cold hearted or narcissistic loves Adrien and sees him for the big sweetheart he is (some of them even resent Gabriel for making such a kind kid do something he hates so much)

* LOVES the holidays even though his dad doesn’t really celebrate them with him

* Most of the books in his upstairs library are anime and manga, but the rest are classic literature. He loves reading the classics as much as he loves reading comic books

* Tried Tumblr once but freaked out and quit when he saw a cuss word

* He’s one of those people who has to fill his coffee with a crap ton of sweetener and milk in order to drink it

* Doesn’t have 20/20 vision!!! (His father fiercely denied it so he wouldn’t have to get glasses, but eventually gave in to contacts when he witnessed Adrien literally almost falling off the stage of the runway because Adrien thought he had another 5 feet)

* Adrien hates his contacts because he secretly loves the glasses aesthetic

* BATH BOMBS

* Grew up playing dress up and dolls with Chloe. Because of this, he never gave/gives into dumb masculinity peer pressure

* Woke up a staff member in the middle of the night to “free a spider” because he wouldn’t let them kill it (yes I realize this is the same boy who risks his life to save his city every day)

Feel free to add on!!

edwardscrushablephone-deactivat  asked:

Edible slime recipees???

Sure! :D I’m glad you asked actually, I don’t think many other people have asked about edible slime haha! A lot of edible slime recipes use metamucil (a fiber supplement powder), but like…I feel like if you made one of those recipes, you wouldn’t be able to eat much of it at once, unless you wanna be stuck on the toilet for a while ^^;;; So I tried to find some without that!

Here’s one that only needs cornstarch, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and food coloring!

Here’s a video that has a recipe for edible slime using starburst candy and powdered sugar! (The recipe starts at 1:09)

And here’s one that uses gelatin, corn syrup, and water!

The starburst one looks the easiest and tastiest to me! But all 3 of these make different textures of slime, so they’re all pretty great! :D

Morning of buttered toast;
of coffee, sweetened, with milk.

Out of the window,
snow-spruces step from their cobwebs.
Flurry of chickadees, feeding then gone.
A single cardinal stipples an empty branch –
one maple leaf lifted back.

I turn my blessings like photographs into the light;
over my shoulder the god of Not-Yet looks on:

Not-yet-dead, not-yet-lost, not-yet-taken.
Not-yet-shattered, not-yet-sectioned,
not-yet-strewn.

Ample litany, sparing nothing I hate or love,
not-yet-silenced, not-yet-fractured, not-yet-

Not-yet-not.

I move my ear a little closer to that humming figure,
I ask him only to stay.
—  Jane Hirshfield, “Not Yet”

anonymous asked:

Natural laxative that works (for me) is black coffee. ~

Hi thank you i just wanted to take notice, that i mixed a bit of raw, low fat cacao powder in my coffee, it made it taste amazing and did an amazing job waking up my body because of all those antioxidants and fiber! So if youre looking for something chocolately thats actually good for you, coffee+cocoa+0cal sweetener(+milk if youd like) is soooo great and satisfying and guilt free! ;)

tazipuck16  asked:

Trans!Dex anything. Like anything would be amazing. I dunno? Dex dealing with rumours? coffee shop AU? Kindergarten AU? Just give me my fix of trans!Dex

so i have never written a coffeeshop au before. i feel like it’s inevitable so. here we go. (also thank you for this!!! you’re honestly the fucking best). decided to go with nursey as the barista actually because im just laughing at how fucking terrible he would be at it my poor boy. should have stayed on the other side of the counter.

Nursey didn’t need a job, per se. Not for the money, anyway. It was always nice to add to his savings and the income which came in from the occasional investment and commission, but he could get by just fine without it. Still, when Chowder flies out on a family emergency to Cali the same week Shitty leaves for law school, he doesn’t complain when Bitty throws him an apron and takes him through a whirlwind training period. Bitty’s going to hire someone else, someone who actually needs the spot, but for a week or two he’s desperate. Nursey is knee deep in writers block, bored off his ass, and honestly really excited to work at a coffee shop. He’s a barista. It’s pretty rad.

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From the Web sites BoredPanda and NBC’s Today show

Russian baker Olga Noskova makes “mirror cakes” using a mirror glaze. She has 350,000 Instagram followers and counting. 

Noskova’s exact glaze recipe is secret, but Culinary Institute of America baking and pastry dean Thomas Vaccaro said that mirror glazes have been around for 30-40 years. Vaccaro went on to say that mirror glazes are 

essentially gelatin, sugar, and water, but mirror glazes can have many variations to add flavor and color. The glaze can be applied to an array of desserts finished with a cream—you wouldn’t want to apply directly to an unfrosted cake, because it would absorb the glaze like a sponge. But on a frosted cake, the glaze will completely enrobe the cake, then set up on top. Temperature also plays a part: Bringing the mixture down from boiling to a lower temperature, 110˚ to 120˚, is the key to getting that shine when you pour the glaze; it then sets when it cools at 87˚.

Vaccaro even provided a recipe for a chocolate mirror glaze:

Ultra-Shiny Chocolate Mirror Glaze

Courtesy of The Culinary Institute of America

Yield: 2 quarts

Total prep time: 10 minutes

  • 2 pounds, 4 ounces sugar
  • 1 pound, 3 ounces water
  • 11 ounces Dutch cocoa
  • 11 ounces crème fraiche
  • 20 gelatin sheets or leaves (available at specialty stores)
  • 8 ounces Peter’s chocolate

1. Bloom the gelatin in water (follow package directions).

2. Boil the sugar, water, cocoa, and crème fraiche.

3. Squeeze out the excess water from the gelatine and add. Strain through a chinois.

4. Cool the glaze to 120°F before applying.

Note: Use a double boiler to re-warm.

A Reddit user, SuperDrew124, shared this mirror-like glaze recipe:

SuperDrew124′s Mirror Glaze

Ingredients: 

  • 20 g Gelatin Powder 
  • 120 g Water 
  • 300 g Glucose 
  • 300 g Sugar 
  • 150 g Water 
  • 200 g Sweetened Condensed Milk 
  • 300 g Chocolate (White, Milk, Dark or a combination)
  • Food Coloring

Steps:

1) Bloom the gelatin in the water.
2) Boil the glucose, sugar, and water.
3) Remove from heat and add the gelatin.
4) Add the condensed milk.
5) Pour over chocolate and buerre mix to remove air bubbles.

Use at 35C/95F.

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Easy Cold Brew Coffee Pie
Recipe Type: Pie
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel
Prep time: 6 hours 10 mins
Total time: 6 hours 10 mins
Serves: 8
This frozen, no-bake Cold Brew Coffee Pie is PHENOMENAL. Creamy, smooth and packed with coffee flavor, it’s perfect for a hot day and for any coffee fanatic!

Ingredients:

1 (3.4 oz) box INSTANT vanilla pudding mix
¾ cup cold brew coffee (any brand is fine, but please make sure it’s sweetened.)
½ cup milk or cream
1 Tbsp pure coffee extract (or less if you want a less strong coffee flavor)
1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed
1 prepared Oreo cookie crust
Whipped cream, for garnish
Dark chocolate-covered espresso beans, for garnish

Instructions:

In a large bowl, whisk together the instant pudding dry mix, the cold brew coffee, the milk and the coffee extract. Whisk until combined and slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
Fold in the Cool Whip completely, making sure to get the bottom!
Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust and smooth out the top.
Freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
Just before serving, pipe on whipped cream and garnish with dark chocolate-covered espresso beans. Cut into wedges and serve!

anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm new to the blog and I'm excited to try some of the recipes but I'm lactose intolerant. For your recipes that require milk, which milk substitute do you think would work best? (Soy, coconut, almond etc.) I'm probably going to focus on baking first if that helps at all.

The recipes that use milk are:
Strange Bun-use lactose free milk or almond milk.
Chowder (uses half&half)-if you can find lactose free half&half it’ll work well, if not, mix a little cornstarch with water and then whisk it in the chowder to thicken it, and add lactose-free or soy milk.
Ice Cream (heavy cream+sweetened condensed milk)-This one’s a bit tricky. For the sweetened condensed milk, take 2 cans of full-fat coconut milk and bring it over a gentle boil, then add ½ cup of raw honey and simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring often, then cool completely. That should be enough for the whole recipe. As for the heavy cream, some places sell lactose-free heavy cream. If that’s not available for you, coconut cream should work.  
Pumpkin Pie (evaporated milk)-coconut milk
Parsnip Soup-the heavy cream in it is optional, but you can use coconut or almond milk, but reduce the amount by a bit so as not to thin the soup too much.
Rice Pudding-coconut, soy, almond, or lactose-free milk will all work. Alternatively, rice milk might compliment the rice in the pudding. 
Pumpkin Soup (evaporated milk)-coconut milk
Chocolate Cake-coconut milk may compliment the chocolate flavour, but if you’re not keen on that then use almond or soy
Maple Bar-use lactose free or almond milk
Pancakes-any sort of lactose-free or dairy-free milk will do
Pepper Poppers-use water instead
Pink Cake-coconut milk or almond milk

I’m not entirely experienced in lactose-free foods, but I examined each recipe and did some Googling, so I think these will work! 

today i went to walmart and i was buying milk and there was this big dude talking to himself like “damn how come u gotta do me like this how come it gotta be this way” and an employee came and the dude was like “hey man u know about milk because im making my shakes and i gotta have that sweetened almond milk and nothin here is sweet” and the employee was just “uhh yeah man my boy gabriel is in back he should know where it is” and the guy opened up the fridge and yelled HEY GABRIEL and then another big dude emerged from the employees only door and yelled WHO SUMMONED ME and the customer dude was like “ I summoned you my man i need my sweet almond milk” and they went in back and it was funny i really enjoyed that they were cute and it made my day

Someone told me if you boil an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk for 3 hours it turns into caramel so I tried it but now I’m afraid to open the can in case it explodes everywhere??? Like shouldn’t there be a lot of pressure built up?