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Flaming Cupcakes

I have a Tiefling Warlock that I play in a D&D campaign. In our plans to get together and game today, I agreed to bring the snacks, keeping in theme with my character, who deals a lot of flame-based damage. I’m hoping that my chili chocolate flaming cupcakes actually taste decent!

Flaming Spicy Cupcakes

Flaming Spicy Cupcakes

Shepherd’s Pie

Thanks to mom and dad for the recipe!! (I feel like I just leveled up in cooking.)

2 tbsp cooking oil
2 lbs lean ground beef
2 medium to large onions, finely chopped
4-8 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1/2 tsp each, salt and pepper
1/4 tsp each, thyme and savoury
6 tbsp white enriched flour
2 cans, (10 oz) beef broth
1/2-1 can of water
6-8 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
2 cups carrots, grated
5-6 medium potatoes (about 5-6 cups mashed)
4 cups frozen niblet corn (or 1/2 and 1/2 frozen peas), defrosted & microwave cooked
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup (Lactose Free in my case) 2% milk
11/2 cup (Goat cheddar cheese in my case) or old cheddar cheeze
3-4 tbsp grated Parmesan cheeze (optional)
1-2 tbsp buttered bread crumbs or wheat germ (optional)

In a large sausepan, cook ground beef in heated cooking oil lightly, stirring with fork to break
up. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened. Stir in seasonings and flour.
Add broth, water, Worcestershire and carrots. Simmer partiallly covered for about 20 minutes, stirring
often, until fairly thick and carrots are tender. Add Salt and pepper.
Spread in a 9×13 inch baking pan and allow it to cool slightly. Evenly spread corn (and/or
peas) over the meat mixture.
Meanwhile, boil potatoes in salted water. Mash with milk and 1/2 the egg mixture. Fold grated
cheeze into potatoe mixture. Spread the potatoes carefully over the meat
(easiest if you place dollops and start from the edges). Brush top of the potato mixture with reserved
egg. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheeze or wheat germ. Bake in 400F oven for
about 15-20 minutes or until golden on top.

Serves 6-8. Lefttovers refridgerate or freeze well.

**** Fabulous tasting!

Lactose-free Chicken Pizza

Ingredients

 

pesto olive oil
1/2 can garlic tomato paste
1 garlic clove
2 chicken breasts
sun-dried tomatoes
sliced black olives
salt
pepper
oregano
1 package goats milk mozzerella cheese
12″ pizza pan

Dough
3 cups flour
1tbsp yeast
1/2 tsp sugar & salt
1 & 1/4 cup hotwater

Instructions

  
Combine dry ingredients for dough. Add hotwater. Knead for several minutes until dough feels stretchy. Form into a ball and cover. Let rise for 1 hour.

Turn oven on to 425°F. Fry or grill the 2 chicken breasts with 1 clove of garlic. Cut in strips and set aside. Grate cheese and set aside. Grease the pizza pan with pesto olive oil. Spread dough evenly on greased pan with extra dough around the edges. Add a layer of garlic tomato paste. Place chicken strips on top. Sprinkle sun-dried tomatoes and black olives on top. Sprinkle oregano salt and pepper on top. Add shredded cheese. Bake for 11 minutes or until golden. Enjoy!