burning hells popsicles [peach old fashioned popsicles]

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The weather has been heating up which means that summer is upon us! You know what will cool you down in the heat? POPSICLES!

So, I invited an honorable guest to help me create these frozen delicacies… And let me tell you, he sure knows a thing or two about how to deal with the heat!

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Tiny bourbon for a tiny Lord of Terror.

I imagine that it must get pretty damn hot in the Burning Hells, and I would think that Diablo likes to enjoy a good cocktail or two while he’s plotting the demise of the Nephalem. I always knew he was anáOld Fashioned kind of demon.

For this recipe, instead of going with something spicy to burn your mouth , I decided to go with a different type of burn: BOOZE!

UNIT COMPOSITION

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  1. 1áoz of bitters
  2. 3áoz of bourbon
  3. 1 cup of cherries, pitted
  4. 2 cups of orange juice
  5. 1 peach, chopped
  6. OPTIONAL: sweetener of your choice*

*These popsicles are a little bit on the tart side, if you want it to be sweeter, feel free to add 1/2 tablespoon to each of the mixtures before freezing.

BUILD ORDER

Total prep time for this recipe is about 20 minutes. Total idle time is aboutá8 hoursá(or 5 – 6 hours if you make this without the alcohol).
This makes about 6 popsicles.

OPENING

  1. Combine your chopped peach and 1 cup of orange juice in a blender. Add in 1/2 of your bitters and bourbon.
  2. Blend the mixture and set aside.

MID GAME

  1. Combine your remaining orange juice, bourbon, bitters and cherries in a blender.
  2. Blend the mixture and set aside. The cherry mixture should be less viscous than the peach mixture.

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LATE GAME

  1. Begin pouring in your orange and peach mixture into each popsicle mold. You’ll want to fill it up to 2/3 of the mold.
  2. Top off each mold with the cherry mixture. Using a chopstick or knife, poke the cherry mixture into the peach mixture. This will cause the cherry color to bleed into the orange color.
  3. Let chill for 8 hours.blog_burninghellspop_pops
  4. Remove the popsicles from the mold.
  5. Eat!

GG WP!

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Since this recipe does contain alcohol, I do recommend making these popsicles right before you sleep since alcohol takes a much longer time to freeze. As a result, they’ll also defrost faster once you take them out, so eat them quickly!

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If you don’t like alcohol, or if you want to make this kid-friendly, this recipe works great without the bourbon and bitters. You’ll just need to add a little bit more orange juice.

Now, go forth and enjoy the warm weather, Nephalem!

greater rift keys [blueberry cookies with lemon curd]

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I’ve been spending a fair amount of time playing Diablo III recently. It’s the 3rd season, and with every season, there’s always a new build for each class. For the past 3 seasons, I’ve always stuck to playing Demon Hunter and only Demon Hunter. #DHLIFE

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I’m super creative with names too.

The build that seems to be the latest hotness is the Natalya’s set. Not only does it do insane damage, but you look super cool doing it. Your DH probably gets super dizzy though…

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SPIN TO WIN ISN’T JUST FOR BARBS ANYMORE!

This 3rd season also happens to fall during the 3rd anniversary of Diablo III. HOW PECULIAR.áDiablo Life 3 confirmed.á

In honor of their anniversary, I decided to bake up something sweet. It’s something that you could nibble on during your Greater Rift runs. It’s the edible form of Greater Rift Keys!

UNIT COMPOSITION

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  1. pinch of salt
  2. 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  3. 1 tablespoon of agave (feel free to adjust this depending on how sweet you like your cookies)
  4. 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, melted
  5. zest from 1/2 a lemon
  6. 1 1/4 cup of blueberries
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 2 tablespoons of lemon curd
  9. 1 cup of coconut flour

recipe adapted from detoxinista.comá

Since this recipe is using coconut flour, it’s gluten-free! ­čśÇ Hooray!
Wanna make it vegan? Substitute 1 banana for the 2 eggs.

BUILD ORDER

Prep time for this recipe takes about 10 minutes. Decorating time is about 10áminutes. Cook time is about 15 minutes. This makes about 10 cookies.

OPENING

  1. In a large bowl, combine your salt, flour, lemon zest, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla and agave.
  2. Stir until thoroughly combined.

MID GAME

  1. Puree your blueberries.
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  2. Add it into your batter. This will give the keystones a purple color.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Scoop out golf-ball sized balls from the batter. Shape them to look like keystones.
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LATE GAME

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350░.
  2. Using a chopstick or knife, carve out numbers (I choose 3 just because it’s the 3rd anniversary) or infinity symbols.
  3. Place your lemon curd in a ziplock bag. Cut off the end.áPipe the curd into the carvings.
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  4. Use a butter knife to smooth out the designs and the cookies.
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  5. Bake for 13 – 15 minutes.
  6. Eat!

Now, you’re ready to tackle rifts! GG WP, Nephalem.

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Now, you can enjoy these tasty little treats all by yourself with a cup of your favorite tea. Or, you can share them with some friends from Sanctuary.

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Happy 3rd anniversary, Diablo III! Hope your birthday week is full of not cows… I mean, why would you even bring that up? There’s no cows ever.