Haphazard Cogitation

Pineapple Squares

May 3, 1996
dessert, pineapple

Ingredients # 2 cups graham wafers (crushed) 1/2 cup soft margarine 2 eggs 1 cup icing sugar 1/2 cup chopped peacans 1 jar sliced marachino cherries (drained) 1 big can crushed pineapple (drained) 1/2 pint whipped cream Instructions # In an 8" x 12" pan layer 1 1/2 cups crushed graham wafers Blend together 1/2 cup soft margarine, 2 eggs, and 1 cup icing sugar Beat until thick and creamy, spread over wafers in pan ...

The Picnic

November 16, 1995
story, fiction, fantasy, horror

The woods are dense and teeming with life, birds chirp from the branches of lush green trees. A light mist hangs in the air and lends a feeling of expectation, of mystery and intrigue, to this otherwise normal woodland. Proceeding along the path you come to a fork, off to the right a straight gravel path cuts through the forest in unending precision. To your left a winding packed dirt path wends its way through the mist enshrouded greenery. ...

Into the heart of Darkness

October 1, 1995
poem, sonnet

Death transposed to a semblance of life, yet incomplete in its immortal form; upon this world to cause misery and strife, passions greatly perverted from the norm. Preying on the helpless like a vulture, stalking the night shrouded in shadows cape; reveling in their wonderful culture, but feeding on these descendants of apes. Maintaining the masquerade you’re a lie, dreadful beast I know you for what you are. Now the hunt is on, you the prey, not I. ...

Lemon Cornmeal Muffins

November 12, 1994
lemon, cornmeal, muffins

makes 1 dozen can freeze Ingredients # 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal 3/4 cup buttermilk 2 lemons (zest of both and juice of one) 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter, chilled 2 eggs 1 2/3 cups flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt Method # Preheat oven temp to 375 F (190 C) Combine cornmeal and buttermilk and set aside. ...

The Goblin King

November 13, 1993

Tarlyn stared down from the ridge at his companion’s campsite and the fire they had just started. As he reached back to tie his long dark hair, the moonlight reflected off the runes etched in the silver bracers on his forearms. He was at home in the night, it was his element. He idly swirled the hem of his voluminous dark cloak as he turned to walk down the embankment. Dressed all in black he blended into the night, almost to the point of invisibility. ...

Strawberry fluffy dessert

June 14, 1992
dessert, strawberry

Ingredients # Crumb Layer # 1 cup flour 1/2 cup chopped almonds 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup melted butter Mix together and place in 9x13 pan. Bake for 20 min at 350 F stirring frequently. Take out 1/3 for the top, leave the rest in the pan and spread evenly. Fluffy layer # 2 egg whites 1 cup sugar 2 tsp lemon juice 1 10 oz pkg strawberry, thawed, use juice and fruit 1/2 pt Whipping cream Place the first four ingredients in large bowl, beat at high speed for 20 min, until it becomes very stiff and fluffy. ...

Hopscotch Cookies

April 25, 1992

Yield: Makes about 30 Ingredients # 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 6 oz pkg (1 cup) butterscotch morsels (chippets) 1 3 oz can Chow mein noodles 2 cups Miniature marshmellows Directions # Combine peanut butter and butterscotch chips in top of double boiler Place over hot water until morsels melt. Stir until blended. Add chow mein noodles and marshmellows; stir until well coated Drop by tsp onto waxed paper lined cookie sheet. ...

Hard Meringues

September 21, 1991

Ingredients # 3 egg whites Few grains salt 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Directions # Combine egg whites, salt and cream of tarter and beat at medium speed of electric mixer until mixture turns foamy-white and doubles in volume. Increase speed and start adding sugar very slowly, takes about 10 minutes. ...

Oatmeal Apple Crisp Recipe

September 11, 1990
apple, oatmeal, dessert

INGREDIENTS # 6 medium apples, pared and sliced 1/2 cup all purpose flour, sifted (60 gm / 2oz) 3/4 tsp (4 ml) ground cinnamon 1/3 cup softened butter or margarine (95 gm / 3½oz) 3/4 cup brown sugar (120 gm / 4 oz) 1/2 cup oatmeal flakes (25 gm / 1 oz) 3/4 tsp (4ml) ground nutmeg METHOD # Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease baking dish with additional butter and arrange apple slices in it. ...