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DIY. Books. The 13 scariest books of all time NOT written by Stephen King. Yes, we all know King is the Sultan of Scare, and that books like The Shining, Salem's Lot, and It will make you quake in your fuzzy slippers. But here are 13 books that'll start the shivers while spreading the wealth. SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Thomas Harris This isn't the first time we'd meet the psychopathic Hannibal Lecter—that'd be Red Dragon—but it was the most eerie.

And what's more, he wasn't the only serial baddie at work: Buffalo Bill took his share of trophies as Silence of the Lambs worked its way into the public's collective cerebral cortex. GHOST STORY Peter Straub Four men, comfortable in their middle-agedness, never speak of the young woman they killed 50 years before and buried in a watery grave. THE ROAD Cormac McCarthy DRACULA Bram Stoker It may be an oldie—one of the oldie-est, actually—but Stoker's Dracula is the fount from which incarnation of the modern vampire draws power. THE EXORCIST William Peter Blatty THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE Shirley Jackson THE CIPHER Kathe Koja. Long Barbarian Hat. How to Make Proper Barbecue Chicken. There's a lot of misconception when it comes to "barbecue. " The problem is the word itself. It's used as a synonym for grilling, refers to the grill itself, or to the meat being grilled; it also has a sauce named after it; and sometimes it's just the word for the party itself held outdoors in somebody's backyard.

What, actually, is "barbecue"? American purists see things a little differently. To them, "barbecue" is a wonderful Southern tradition of slow-cooking with indirect heat and woodsmoke to transform cuts of meat, often inexpensive ones, into succulent, unbelievably delicious results. That's true barbecue. Anything else on a grill cooked hot and fast rather than low and slow is called grilling. Which brings us to barbecue chicken, a staple of the summer grill. The sad fact is that often times the answer is no. The problem, and the result, is charred all over the place, a crapshoot for succulence, often dry and sad. (makes 2 cups) Now, the chicken. Almost-Famous Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe : Food Network Kitchens. Directions Prepare the chicken: Whisk the egg white, cornstarch and rice wine in a bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Make the stir-fry sauce: Whisk 1/3 cup water, the oyster, hoisin and soy sauces, the rice wine and sesame oil in a bowl, then whisk in the cornstarch until dissolved.

Fry the noodles: Pull the noodles apart into sections. Make the stir-fry: Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Make a bed of noodles on a platter and top with the chicken mixture. Photograph by Andrew Mccaul. Almost-Famous Spicy Fried Shrimp Recipe : Food Network Kitchens. Directions Make the sauce: Mix the mayonnaise, chili sauce, honey, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon water in a large bowl; set aside. Prepare the shrimp: Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl. Whisk the flour, cornstarch and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper in another shallow bowl. Working in batches, dredge the shrimp in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess, dip in the beaten eggs, then return to the flour mixture, turning to form a thick crust.

Toss the shrimp with the prepared sauce. Photograph by Stephanie Foley. Almost-Famous Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe : Food Network Kitchens. Almost-Famous Broccoli-Cheddar Soup Recipe : Food Network Kitchens. Directions Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden, 3 to 4 minutes, then gradually whisk in the half-and-half until smooth.

Add the chicken broth, bay leaves and nutmeg, then season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, until thickened, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the bread bowls: Using a sharp knife, cut a circle into the top of each loaf, leaving a 1-inch border all around. Add the broccoli and carrot to the broth mixture and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Add the cheese to the soup and whisk over medium heat until melted. Photograph by Kate Mathis When blending hot liquids, first let cool for 5 minutes or so, then transfer to a blender, filling only halfway. Recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine. Winter 2012. Petite Purls - Winter 2012. If you wish to make an ear-flapped version start with the instructions for earflaps.

Otherwise, go straight to instructions for the hat without earflaps. Hat With Earflaps Before staring earflaps make sure you know the cable pattern stitches. Earflaps Using larger needles, cast on 4 sts. Row 1 (RS): Knit across. Row 2: Purl across. Row 3: K1, m1k, p2, m1k, k1: 6 sts. For Size Infant Only Row 21: K2, p3, k8, p3, k2. Sizes Toddler And Child Only Row 21: K2, m1p, p3, k8, p3, m1p, k2: 20 sts. For Size Toddler Only Row 29: K2, p4, k10, p4, k2. For Size Child Only Row 29: K2, m1p, p4, k10, p4, m1p, k2: 24 sts. Make the second Earflap in the same way. Join Earflaps To Hat Using smaller needles and working across second Earflap, k2, p3[4, 4], k8[10, 14], p3[4, 4], k2; using cable cast on method, cast on 38 [46, 50] sts; with RS of first Earflap facing, k2, p3[4, 4], k8[10, 14], p3[4, 4], k2; cast on 7 [9, 11] sts, pm, cast on 7 [9, 11] sts.

Proceed to Both Versions. Pierogi Recipe. October 2, 2010 My mom is obsessed with keeping a stocked freezer, but I guess I don’t really take after her, because my freezer tends to be relatively empty, aside from random containers of stock/ramen broth, frozen dumplings and pierogi. I admit, I store buy frozen chinese dumplings and pierogi for those times that I just don’t feel like cooking. I tell myself it’s because of ease and convenience, but really, I just love the taste of frozen pockets filled with deliciousness. Pierogi are fast, tasty, and ideal for when I let myself get too hungry and become a crazy unthinking monster.

It’s Oktoberfest right now and that means two things: beer and sausages. I found an old Gourmet magazine pierogi recipe on epicurious.com and for my first pierogi making experience, it was great. I couldn’t resist putting my own twist on the pierogi though: instead of filling all the pierogi with a potato cheddar cheese filling, I mixed up potatoes with green onion oil. Almost-Famous Green Bean Fries Recipe : Food Network Kitchens. Directions Make the dip: Puree the dressing, cucumber, horseradish, milk, vinegar, wasabi powder, cayenne pepper, and salt to taste in a blender until smooth.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Prepare the beans: Fill a large bowl with ice water. Bring the broth to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Add the green beans and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove the beans with a slotted spoon and transfer to the ice water to stop the cooking. Whisk the egg and milk in a shallow bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat 3 inches oil in a deep pot over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F. Photograph by Yunhee Kim. Almost-Famous Swedish Meatballs Recipe : Food Network Kitchens. For the meatballs: 1 cup breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3 cup minced white onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 3/4 pound lean ground beef 1/2 pound lean ground pork 1 large egg plus 1 egg white, beaten Vegetable oil, for brushing For the gravy: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup heavy cream Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional) Lingonberry jam, for serving (optional)

California - Marin Seascapes - Patrick Smith Photography on SmugMug. This long-exposure image was created under a 3/4 full moon about 1 hour after sunset. It allowed the moon to light the seascape much as the sun does during the daytime. The waves have been reduced to a haze and the star trails indicate how much each star had moved during the exposure. It was a warm night and after a while, my eyes became used to the darkness and I could see the faint blue in the sky. This is how it felt to be out here, alone at night in an alien place. TORCIK JABŁKOWO- ORZECHOWY. Ten apetyczny torcik jest duży i podzielny. Jabłkowo-orzechowa masa bardzo dobrze komponuje się z wiśniowym smakiem galaretki i ciasta na bazie owocowego kisielu. Ciasto jest smaczniejsze, gdy sobie poleży, najlepiej do następnego dnia, a zawarte w masie jabłka nawilżą je. Przepis pochodzi z miesięcznika Babeczka nr 9/96.

Trochę zmodyfikowałam. Składniki ciasta I: 5 jajek¾ szklanki cukru1 szklanka mąki ziemniaczanej1½ łyżeczki proszku do pieczenia Składniki ciasta II: 4 jajka4 łyżki cukru4 łyżki kisielu wiśniowego1 łyżka mąki pszennej½ łyżeczki proszku do pieczenia Składniki masy jabłkowo-orzechowej: 400g masła 1 kg jabłek3 żółtka1 szklanka cukru pudru2 łyżeczki cukru z naturalną wanilią 100-150g mielonych orzechów włoskich lub laskowych dodatkowo: 2 galaretki wiśniowe Wykonanie ciasta I: Białka ubijamy mikserem na sztywną pianę. Wykonanie ciasta II: Wykonujemy w ten sam sposób co ciasto I, zastępując mąkę ziemniaczaną kisielem wymieszanym z mąką pszenną. Wykonanie masy jabłkowo-orzechowej: Top “Must Read” Novels | thebookwormchronicles.com. Posted on October 17, 2011 - by The Bookworm Not that long ago, I received an email from a friend sharing with me the BBC Big Read list. A group of scholars in both philosophy and literature sat down and decided the top 100 novels everyone should read in their lifetime.

The email simply asked “How many, Bookworm, how many?” I read down the list and found some I expected to see make a list like this. Because a list of 100 is fairly long, I’m going to share just 50 with you today. I have marked those of the first 50 that I’ve read and left some comments at the bottom. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

I have read just over half- 30/50. I smiled when I saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory . As for the ones I haven’t read yet? So, let me know… how many have you read? I really do want to hear your thoughts. Until then - The Bookworm. Warm Bacon Potato Salad Recipe. Thursday, October 6, 2011 Warm Bacon Potato Salad A couple of years ago, my husband, Scott, asked me to make a potato salad. He’s not a man who asks very often for something so specific, 95% of his requests center around the one-syllable, “meat” so I took his request pretty seriously. I’ve always considered potato salad one of those “filler sides” that come with your lunch order at a deli – it’s cheap, easy to make and generally all taste the same.

The gloppy, mayo-heavy version that comes in a plastic tub is nothing to brag about, nothing to complain about, it’s just there next to your sandwich. So I set out to make a version of potato salad that would be show-stopping memorable and that I actually could brag about. I definitely wanted to pair them with loads of warm chopped bacon, this was going to be a potato salad served warm with salty bacon that had just come from the skillet. Bingo! Warm Bacon Potato Salad Ingredients Here’s what you will need for the salad: Now, make the vinaigrette. Knitting Crochet Sewing Crafts Patterns and Ideas! I've written several books with the words "Last-Minute" in the title, so you can imagine that I occasionally relish the exact opposite! Especially in the depths of winter, I love to sink my teeth into a project whose gratification may not be immediate but whose pleasure is deeply satisfying.

My Diagonal Pinstripe Scarf is just that! Not only does this scarf represent a month or two of on-again-off-again knitting, but its pinstripes actually serve as a record of my production. I wanted the stripes to be syncopated and unexpected, but have you ever tried to be intentionally random? It's hard! So instead, I devised a rule that would ensure arbitrary line-placement: If I put the project down for more than eight hours I would start the next knitting session with a stripe.

For a three-season decandently soft scarf, I used our very own Line Weight. For long-term knitting, I almost always choose garter stitch. Felt Baby Shoes. I think it’s lovely to welcome a little one into the world surrounded by thoughtful handmade gifts, and these itty-bitty boots are just the ticket for such a reception. Brimming over with the “awww” factor, everyone who sees these Felt Baby Shoes wants to pick them up and coo, almost as if they contained a chubby little baby foot already!

Sometimes when I get on a roll with a fun and easy project like this, it’s hard to stop. In this case, I ended up with a pile of eight pairs of shoes, all from one Purl Soho Wool Felt Bundle! Our gorgeous Autumn Bundle covers a beautiful spectrum of warm earth tones, just right for boys or girls. I love the idea of sewing up a big bunch of booties to have on hand for baby showers and welcome-to-the-world gifts.

Materials To make eight pairs of 3 month sized baby shoes: Note: The template for this pattern is for a 3 month size, which is 4-inches long. Pattern Cutting and Pinning Cut the templates from one of the felt pieces. Sewing Adding the Elastic. Quotes About Inspiration (1072 quotes) {FREE PRINTABLES} - Pumpkins and Posies. U.S. Constitution Test. Recent posts. , 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.

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