Not-So-Daily Quotes #29

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“If you’re going to be weird, be confident about it.” ~Unknown

Emily sig

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Cake Mix Cookies

The other night, my mom wanted me to bakimagese cookies. I however, didn’t. I didn’t want to gather all the ingredients. I didn’t want to clean up afterwards either. I was simply too lazy to bake anything. This definitely didn’t stop her from asking me to bake something, anything. Sooo I started to look up some super easy cookie recipes. There were recipes for all kinds of cookies! After about 5 mins, I came across a cake mix cookie recipe. It seemed simple enough, so I searched the cupboards for a cake mix. I got lucky and found a chocolate cake mix in the first placed I looked. I gathered the remaining ingredients and began to bake.

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Chewy Caramel

imagesEver since I made caramel sauce a few weeks ago, I have been craving real caramel. The other day, I was bored and I had recently seen a recipe for caramel. Real, chewy caramel. So I did what any normal person would do, and checked to see if I had all the required ingredients. And I did! The only thing that was left before I started was to ask my mommy if I could make caramel, and if she would help me when I had to combine the two mixtures (I’m still not comfortable working with cooking sugar on a stovetop on my own, so yeah). My mommy gave me the okay, and I started making the caramel I’ve been craving for so long!

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Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter MeI have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I’m more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong colour.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

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How It Began: Anime

otaku_motivational_by_animeotaku45-d4ytzysI don’t really know how it started but by the time I started watching my first anime, Death Note, I began talking about it to Roxanne. She’s an artist and loved showing me pictures from different anime she’d watched. When I recognized one of them from Death Note, I was screwed. And decided to look up what was on the picture out of curiosity, I’d seen it a few times, found it through related images and started watching it.

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SKOR Bars

Skor TrianglesWhenever we have SKOR bits sitting in our baking cupboard (and even when we don’t have any at all), my mommy is constantly asking me to make these SKOR bars! This is a big deal because my mom doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, so for her to be asking me to make this treat must mean something. This recipe consists of two main parts: a SKOR cookie base and a chocolate sprinkled in SKOR bit topping. While each part is yummy by itself, when combined the end product is a delicious cookie bar that tastes like heaven!

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Pineapple Angel Food Cake

1324060I don’t remember when I first tried this recipe (but it had to been years ago), and it still turned out amazing! Keep in mind that I couldn’t bake to save my life until just over a year and a half ago, so for this recipe to actually have been good on my first attempt, it must have been foolproof.

As far as cake recipes goes, this is probably the easiest recipe you’ll find. The cake is ready to go into the oven within minutes of starting. It takes so little prep time because there are only two ingredients: a can of crushed pineapple and an angel food cake mix, therefore it is the perfect dessert if you don’t have time to make anything else. As for the cake itself, I can only say good things about it. It is light and fluffy like a normal angel food cake, however it tastes so much better (in my opinion) because the pineapple just adds to the cake.

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