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Warcraft: Sauteed Carrots

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Sautéed Carrots

A recipe from Halfhill

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I liberated these babies from my dad’s garden. Thanks dad!

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3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 carrots cut into strips
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Serves two.

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In a medium nonstick frying pan, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil over moderately low heat. Add the garlic, carrots, sugar, salt, the pepper. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

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Uncover the pan. Raise the heat to moderate and cook, stirring frequently, until the carrots are very tender and beginning to brown, about 8 minutes longer.

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Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and the lemon juice.

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Cabbage Stir Fry – Guild Wars 2

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You will need:
1 tsp ginger
2 tsp garlic
1 onion
2 carrots
1/2 head of cabbage
2 tbs soy sauce
Melt butter in a wok or pan.

Saute ginger, garlic and onions.

 Add carrots.

 Add chopped cabbage. Pile it high, it will cook down.

Cook until tender.
Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons of soy sauce.
Serve with chicken or beef and rice.

Yum!

Conjured Mana Brownie – World of Warcraft

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This is a recipe where I wish I had a scratch and sniff blog. My kitchen smelled so wonderful with the brownie and the caramel aromas intermingling. 
Mouthwatering.
I used a brownie mix for this recipe but if you are anti-mix  or just want to make them from scratch. here is a great brownie recipe I use all the time.
To make the Salted Caramel Sauce, you will need:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon fine sea salt 

 If you are like me and never have heavy cream, here is how to make it.
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
Combine slowly, whisk.
If the butter clumps in the milk. Don’t fret, just microwave it for 5 or 10 seconds.
It will melt again and combine properly.

 Ta-da! Heavy cream!

 Now back to the caramel glaze.
Add the sugar to a pan.
Add the water.

 Bring to a boil. It will look like the above photo. It is OK if it bubbles.

 You will stare at the bubbling sugar for about 10 minutes. Stir frequently.
When it browns into a light amber color, remove from heat.

 Add butter and stir.
Slowly add heavy cream. It will foam up, don’t be alarmed.
Add salt.
Put aside to let it sit and cool.

 Remove the brownie from the pan and slice in to servings.

Spoon sauce over brownie. Serve.
Yum!

Pineapple Sundae’s, The Twisted Nether and Nat Pagle.

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Listen to my interview on Twisted Nether Blogcast.
Where I talk about food, raiding and my loathing of Nat Pagle.
Make yourself my favorite ice cream sundae and enjoy! 
This pineapple/ginger snap sundae will now be known as:
 The Twisted Nether Sundae
You will need:
4-5 Ginger snap cookies (crushed)
2 Pineapple rings (grilled)
I don’t have a grill so I browned the pineapple in a pan on the stove. 
You want to heat it long enough for it to start to brown and caramelize, about 3 minutes.
Place crushed cooking in a sundae dish.
Scoop vanilla ice cream on top.
Place warm caramelized pineapple in top.
Garnish with whipped topping and a cherry if desired.
Yum!

Teldrassil Tenderloin ~ World of Warcraft

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Darkmoon Faire is a favorite place of mine in World of Warcraft and an introduction of Darkmoon Faire specific food was quite exciting for The Gamer’s Fridge. Here is a fun and yummy rendition of Teldressil Tenderloin.

You will need:
Varity of your favorite vegetables. I used:
Potatoes (red and white)
Carrots
Green Beans
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
salt and pepper

Coat the pan with the olive oil and lay the vegetables flat.
Season with your favorite flavors or just salt and pepper.
Roast in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

 Lay tenderloins on top of roasted vegetables.
Place back into 350 degree oven for 10 -15 more minutes.
My tenderloins were thin, thicker cut pieces may need to bake longer.

Serve! One pan, no mess. Yum!

Conjured Mana Pudding ~ World of Warcraft

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In real life, this would be called Butterscotch Pudding.
You will need:
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Cup Brown Sugar
12 Ounces Evaporated Milk
2/3 Cup Flour
1/8 teaspoon Salt
3 Egg Yolks
2 Cups Milk
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
Melt butter in sauce pan and add brown sugar. Cook for 2 minutes. 
It will resemble wet sand.
Add 1/4 cup of the evaporated milk; slowly.
Bring to a boil constantly stirring for 30 seconds.
Remove from heat.

Combine remaining evaporated milk, flour, salt and egg yolks in a medium bowl.

Heat milk (non evaporated) in a small sauce pan over medium head until tiny bubbles form around the edges.
Watch the temperature, milk burns easily.

Combine the flour mixture into the brown sugar mixture and stir.
Slowly, add the hot milk to the brown sugar and flour mixture, whisk.
Return to medium heat for 12 minutes – until it thickens to pudding consistency.
Tip: Keep the heat steady, it will be liquid until minute 10 that BAM! thick.
Remove from heat, add vanilla.

Pour into dishes or a pie and let sit to cool for 30 minutes.
Yum!

Root Veggie Stew ~ World of Warcraft

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3 large potatoes (cubed or use smaller potatoes)
3 large carrots (sliced)
2 onions (sliced)
2 green peppers (sliced)
French onion soup mix
4 cups water
2 chicken breasts (shredded)

I sliced the carrots, potatoes, onions and green peppers. Tossed them with olive oil or butter and spread out on a cookie sheet and roast them in the oven for 45 minutes.
Don’t skip this step, it takes awhile but oh so delicious!

I baked the chicken in the oven until thoroughly cooked. Let cool. Shred.

Add 4 cups of water with the packet of onion soup mix.
Add chicken, veggies and bring to a boil.
Reduce to simmer for 30 minutes.

I know, adding chicken to beef broth base.
We’re crazy here at The Gamer’s Fridge kitchen.

Yum!

I will roast veggies before I make any soup or stew. This was the most amazing stew.