raven lord tributes [purple duchess sweet potatoes]


The Raven Lord demands tribute… in the form of tasty appetizers!

I have been playing a ton of Heroes of the Storm lately. I’ve been trying to climb the ladder to finally hit Rank 1. Recently, I have been fortunate enough snag Sylvanas in draft. AW YISS BANSHEE QUEEN.


I have no time for games!

I am totally loving Sylvanas’ play style. It’s an awesome feeling to be fighting someone and then throw out your “E” to teleport when the fight gets too rough.

One of the battlegrounds I enjoy playing is the Cursed Hollow. On this map, the goal is to collect three tributes for the malevolent Raven Lord. He’s totally a big jerk.


There’s usually a ton of fighting when these tributes pop up. And that’s what I absolutely love about this map — the team fights!


Hahaha, big head mode!

Since the Raven Lord demand tribute… We better start cooking!



  1. salt
  2. 2 tablespoons of butter
  3. 4 – 5 cloves of garlic, grated
  4. 1 egg, mixed
  5. 1/3 cup of milk
  6. 1/3 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
  7. 1 lb of purple sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters


Prep time for this dish takes about 30 minutes. Cook time takes 20 minutes for boiling the potatoes, and an additional 12 minutes for baking. This makes 4 servings (about 8 tributes).


  1. After peeling and cutting your sweet potatoes, place them in a pot of large water.blog_ravenlordtributes_potato
  2. Bring that pot of water to boil and cook the sweet potatoes for about 20 minutes or until soft. Then drain the sweet potatoes and return them to the pot.
  3. Add in your salt, cheese, butter, garlic and milk. Use a potato masher to combine the ingredients.
  4. Transfer the mashed sweet potatoes to a bowl.
  5. Add in your egg and stir to combine.


  1. Place the sweet potato mixture in a piping bag.
  2. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  3. Begin piping out the shape of the raven lord tributes. Start with an oval, and then a pointed tip for the beak.
  4. Then, pipe out the wings.
  5. Use a butter knife to smooth out the entire shape. Use the edge of the butter knife to create the eyes by gently pressing down at an angle.
  6. Continue making the tributes until you run out of sweet potato mixture.


  1. Set your oven to 350° F.
  2. Let your tributes bake for about 12 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  3. Eat!


GG WP, Heroes!

Please note that eating three of these tributes will not cause the Raven Lord to curse your enemies. However, these are delicious and can satisfy a rumbling tummy. MY BELLY DEMANDS TRIBUTE.

By the way, I have set up a Patreon! I have been posting previews of upcoming blog post there, so if you’re interested, please check it out. 😀

pan seared shellder [scallops with roasted fennel]


In 1998, I was in elementary school obsessing with my friends over the latest Pokémon game. It was the latest craze sweeping the nation — a Japanese RPG with super adorable pets. At the time, I had no idea how much depth these games had. I didn’t understand the stat rolls or the concept of optimizing your team; I just wanted to collect the cool looking animals.


I had this card, but I don’t think I used it in my deck.

Rollin’ with Jolteon, Articuno, Blastoise, Mewtwo, and Pidgeot. I clearly had no idea what I was doing, but I was disillusioned into believing that I was truly a Pokémon Master. After all, I did beat that jerkface, BLUE, to earn that fancy title.

But one thing was always confusing about the entire series… How did any of the inhabitants of the Pokémon world ever get fish? Were those fish also Pokémon or are they just straight-up boring fish? Maybe we should just eat Pokémon…


I mean, c’mon… Look at this Shellder… I’m pretty sure he’d be delicious if you pan seared him!

Plus, I don’t even think Shellder rolls decent stats! You can get much better water-type Pokémon than this mollusk.

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