Marvel Comics Inspired Cherpumple


Kitchen Overlord Marvel Comics Cherpumple Interior

Kitchen Overlord is a really great site if you are looking to get inspired with geeky, foodie goodness.

Check out Chris-Rachael Oseland‘s recipe for a MARVEL COMICS INSPIRED CHERPUMPLE.

A Cherpumple is short for cherry, pumpkin and apple pie and is defined as several different flavor pies that are baked inside of several different flavors of cake, and then stacked on top of each other.


Kitchen Overlord Marvel Comics Cherpumple

THING LAYER has spice cake and apple pie. PHOENIX LAYER has yellow cake, pumpkin pie and green food coloring. DEADPOOL LAYER has chocolate cake and cherry pie.

She also baked mini ones with mini pies!

Kitchen Overlord Marvel Comics Cherpumple Instructions

Doesn’t the blue one look like a TARDIS cake and the brown one resemble a Dalek cake?


For the original, printable recipe, by Charles Phoenix, check out his video demonstration for (and click on the following link for) THE CHERPUMPLE “MONSTER” PIE CAKE.

Originally posted on Kitchen Overlord:

Kitchen Overlord Marvel Comics Cherpumple

I can’t believe our Illustrated geek Cookbook Kickstarter raised $4000 in one week! I love you all so much I baked you a cake. Since this is Kitchen Overlord, that cake is a Superhero Cherpumple.

Behold the Fantastic Four’s Thing holding up the base with an apple pie baked into spice cake. Above him, the X-Men’s Phoenix rises with a pumpkin pie baked inside a deliciously green cheesecake confection. To top them all off, Deadpool’s cherry eyes watch you from inside his chocolatly shell.

This may look insanely complicated, but like any good crossover, the reality is both cheaper to buy and easier to follow than you anticipated. (Seriously. If you have 4 hours to spare, you can make one of these for less than $20. Bask in the admiration of your friends without ever hinting that this wasn’t exactly rocket science.)

Marvel Comics Inspired Cherpumple



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A Mother’s Day Interpretation

Mother's Day balloon


To all the Mothers

And to all those who dedicate their lives and careers to taking care of others.

This day is for you.



What is NORMAL, anyway?

What is “the norm? “

What is NORMAL, Anyway?  Sometimes beating to your own drum can be a good thing.

Normalcy, in theory is the way in which a collective group or society behaves, in a usual or typical fashion, as a whole, right?  So for person to be considered “normal” they must behave like everyone else.

Why the hell does it even matter?

What you consider to be normal doesn’t have to be, nor will it ever be normal for me!

What is NORMAL, Anyway?  It's OKAY to be different.

If you were to always base your actions on what your peers or family expects of you, then you are living a pretty stifled life.


Why?  Because you place too much value on what others think of you and what they want of you rather than focusing on what really matters:

●You must love yourself and accept yourself for who you are.
●You need to understand yourself before you can change anything, that is if anything really needs changing at all.
●Don’t be afraid to act for yourself.
●Express the you that is 100% you.

If we were all the same; if we were all NORMAL, then there wouldn’t be a word called “unique!”

What is NORMAL, anyway?  Autism: Accept Different

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day.

Information on Asperger Syndrome.

~ Posted by Lily

Grandma’s Pot La Gelle Recipe | Just A Pinch Recipes

Grandma’s Pot La Gelle Recipe | Just A Pinch Recipes.

Please vote! This is my Grandma’s original recipe that she made all the time! It is an eggplant dip and is a family favorite of ours that deserves a little love and attention for this Valentine’s Day contest. Please cast your vote daily, then use the sharing buttons to spread the recipe sharing ‘love’ to your family and friends. If not, that’s okay, just please return daily and click on “vote” for this one!

This is Grandma Nina Moritz’s Pot La Gelle that she always made for Poppy Seymour! Xoxo


A piece of the written Pot La Gelle recipe.

I Love You Three, Mummy (DP WW Challenge)


This is a touching poem by a mother, written in her son’s perspective. May we all be so educated on the needs and comforts of children with Autism and other Exceptionalities.

Originally posted on farmerfarthing:


Sometimes my teacher thinks I’m not concentrating; not paying attention, but I am. The thing is, I hear and see everything. And it’s so much, sometimes too much Mummy. I hear thirty other children breathing, whispering, shuffling, yawning, sighing, wobbling teeth, scuffing feet. I hear the clock on the wall with it’s loud incessant ticking. Tick, tick, tick. Comforting and infuriating all at the same time. I hear noises from the four other classrooms that surround us. I hear the goldfish in the bowl popping air bubbles on the surface as they search for food. I hear the wind outside and the leaves rustling in the trees. So many leaves all brushing together at once; it’s deafening. I hear an aeroplane high above us. And I hear my teacher ask a question. I answer immediately, before anyone else even has the chance to process what has been said. And…

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This Is Why I Need A New Computer

This is Why I Need A New Computer
This is why I need a new Computer.

I need a new computer.  This one is SO OLD, it can not even run JavaScript properly!  The internet is so slow, that I am afraid to even turn it on and have to go to the LIBRARY to do my research work, when I *should* have a *perfectly good* computer right here!  My friend, M., who is really good at solving computer problems, even looked at this thing months ago and said that this isn’t even it’s first processing system!  Windows 7 wasn’t originally on here; an older version was!  I’ve got a Dell computer and keyboard with a Samsung monitor and a Microsoft mouse!  SERIOUSLY?

This is Why I Need A New Computer
Too many tabs drags the thing down.
No wait, I meant two tabs!
Yeah…that happens.
This is Why I Need A New Computer
JavaScript is a pain in the you-know-what.

I haven’t complained about it too much so far, but it has long since come to the point (nearly a year ago) that I’ve come to dread turning the thing on.

There’s nothing wrong about going to the library to use the computer.  I’ve been doing it twice a week since the summer.  But have you ever taken a moment to ACTUALLY LOOK DOWN AT THE KEYBOARDS THERE?  IT’S DISGUSTING!  Nobody knows where the hands that have previously typed there have been before yours arrived.  However, in light of a certain bestselling novel that was found to be covered in traces of herpes and enough cocaine to fail a drug screening just from touching it, it got me thinking about these computers even more than usual:

I am a germaphobic hand washer, who has been sitting in the library each week, two days a week, tapping and clicking away at those nasty-a** keyboards and mice, only to find these articles circling the net?  NO THANK YOU!  I was already comfortable enough feeling like I was desperate to run to the nearest bathroom to wash my hands every single time I logged out and then wash them again as soon as I got home!  I’m not kidding, either.

I wish I had a picture to share of my desktop, but I just don’t really feel like taking one.  But since your entertainment is important to me, I will share my former laptop with you:

This Is Why I Need A New Computer | My Toshiba laptop after less than one year.  Brand new.  I hate Toshiba.
My Toshiba laptop after less than one year.  Brand new.  I hate Toshiba.

Brought to you by a little message that I wrote and wish I could have shared in a few more choice words to Toshiba, but that, I’m afraid, would have been inappropriate:

This is what I have to say to TOSHIBA:

Thank you, Toshiba, for giving me the best and longest experience with a laptop! Shortly after buying this Satellite C655-S5132, I bought a cable package for it, only to find out that the computer didn’t connect. After several days of going back and forth between each company and hearing it was the other’s problem, I went to Best Buy who deduced that it was in fact the computer itself and not the ethernet connection.
I sent the computer to your factory in Kentucky for nearly a month. You sent it back with loose screws! Within a month or two later, they began falling out! I called to complain about this. The guy said I would have to send it back again! I should send my computer away for another month over a few loose screws? No way! Clearly I can put screws on better than those repair techs could! Could he send me the screws I would need? Of course not! And guess what happened next? Your customer support guy mumbled something on the other end just before he hung up on me!
It has been one year and two and a half months since I made this purchase, and about a year since your customer support representative hung up on me. Yeah, thanks a bunch!

October 24, 2012

I cannot begin to tell you how seriously frustrating, not to mention DANGEROUS, it was, to have a laptop with it’s motherboard hanging off.  The screws often came loose and fell out, the top piece came up and eventually, something snapped inside the machine, preventing it from ever closing again.  Needless to say, the piece of crap fell apart within the year.  I spent my own hard-earned money on it.  I was so disheartened to see it go  WITHIN A YEAR.

What will I get next?

Certainly not a Toshiba!


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Making Matzo Balls With Preschool Children

The craft of making Matzo Balls can be turned into a fun and educational cooking activity to do with preschoolers ages three to five.  At this point, they already love to play with Play-Doh and mold it with their hands.

Here they can do all of the pouring and mixing steps that are on the box.  After the dough has cooled for a bit in the fridge, which I will have to check on that particular step the next time I have a box, then you can take the bowl out, give each child a place mat or piece of wax paper with a glob of the dough on it, and let them play with it for a while.

While they are playing, you can read a story to them or tell them a shortened Story of Passover.  You can ask them questions, such as what kinds of things do they like to put into their soup?

Fill a soup pot with water.  Do not heat it yet!  Place the pot in the center of the table. Show the children the pot and explain that the matzo balls will be cooked on the stove, in the pot and not in the oven.

The children will need to roll their dough into balls and place them into the pot, one ball at a time to avoid splashing.

This is a sensory baking project, because unlike most in-school baking activities (i.e. cookies, cakes, etc.), this one allows the children to bake with their hands.  They can feel the stickyness of the dough. They can describe the texture.  They can smell it, and at lunch, they can each taste a matzo ball with their lunch or snack.

The recipe contains eggs, so you’ll want to make sure that your students are not allergic.  Otherwise you can try Matzah Pizza which is fun, eazy, and can be made in an oven, toaster oven or microwave.

*I have done this cooking activity in a three year old classroom before.  The preschool where I lead this activity is owned and run by the YMCA.  It was Passover at the time, and of course, Easter time as well.  There were many Easter activities and crafts going on, but of course, not the same could be said for Passover.  So after discussing my idea with the head teacher of the classroom, she felt that it would be a great idea, especially since we also had a few Jewish children in our class.

Overall the activity was a great success.  Children who wanted to participate, did.  During lunch, they were offered a matzo ball.  Some liked it, from what I remember, especially the Jewish children, who knew what it was!

Manischewitz Matzo Ball Mix – 1 Boxes (5 oz). Matzo Balls are a delicious treat that taste great in chicken soup or as a side dish. Enjoy all of our matzo ball, and matzo ball & soup products throughout the year. Makes 9-12 matzo balls Fat free Cholesterol free Lactose free & vegetarian Quality Since 1888 Kosher for Passover / Pareve Made in the USA

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