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General Disclaimer:
I write fanfiction. That means that I have an incredible amount of love and respect for my source material, else, why would I write about it? I make no money off of what I write using other people's creations. In cases where I know that an author/creator (like Anne McCaffrey) does not wish to have fanfiction written using their work, I respect that and will not post such works. No copyright infringement is intended, neither is any insult - though apparently Adam Baldwin doesn't like Jayne being shipped with River ;-p Ah well, what do the actors know...

The only compensation I receive for my work is feedback. If you read, please review, even if it's just a one line 'Hey I'm enjoying this!' kind of review.


Harry Potter Fics:

The Silver Chain
COMPLETE; Adult; Ginny/Remus; Post-Hogwarts HBP compliant
Summary: The war is over, Voldemort and the Death Eaters have been destroyed. The survivors are clinging to the last vestiges of innocence as they rebuild their lives. Smothered by the resulting protectiveness of her family, Ginny sneaks out for an evening of fun and danger with a few friends. Lonely and a little lost, Remus is out to drink his memories away. They share a night of rebellion and desperation only to find themselves entangled in more than a one night stand.
SC 01; SC 02; SC 03; SC 04; SC 05; SC 06; SC 07; SC 08; SC 09; SC 10; SC 11; SC 12; SC 13; SC 14; SC Epilogue; SC Addendum

This fic is custom locked. Please leave a comment if you would like access to it. Please no underage readers.

A Secret Love
My first ever fanfic, replete with cliches, canon spelling errors, poorly placed commas, etc. It is saved from being a total loss by the wonderful and caring beta work of tartanboxers and magical_maeve You will especially see the difference they made in the last half of the fic.
Harry/Ginny; Canon Compliant through OotP; Complete; Teen
It's year eight. Harry, Ron and Hermione have left school and entered into the auror programme. Ginny is going back to Hogwarts for her last year, and for the first time alone. But Ginny has little time to miss her older brother and his friends as she has her own challenges to overcome.
ASL 1; ASL 2; ASL 3; ASL 4; ASL 5; ASL 6; ASL 7; ASL 8; ASL 9; ASL 10; ASL 11; ASL 12; ASL 13; ASL 14; ASL 15; ASL Epilogue

Title: Inarra
Characters: Hermione Granger, Severus Snape, Inarra Potter (OFC)
Rating: Rated PG for dialogue that refers to non-consensual sex
Completed One-shot; Word Count: 3600; Canon Compliant through HBP
Harry Potter's Slytherin daughter knows who her real father is, and she doesn't intend to keep it a secret.

Title: Winter Dragons
All Readers; One-shot; Charlie/OFC; Canon Compliant through HBP
Dragons lead Charlie away from his home, an improbable love leads him back.

Title: Your World, or Mine?
One-shot; teen; canon compliant through HBP; Sirius/Adult Ginny
Ginny holds onto a childhood love that threatens to consume her.

Title: Room of Requirements
Bill/Hermione; Canon Compliant through HBP
Rating: Adult, includes graphic description of sex between two adults - slight dubious consent.
Summary: Hermione finds herself stuck in an arcane room with the most unlikely of the Weasley brothers. Written with the greatest respect to JKR and thanks to her for allowing fanfic.

Title: Guilt And Redemption - Redemption
Bill/Hermione; Canon Compliant through HBP
Rating: Adult, includes graphic description of sex between two adults - slight dubious consent. Character Death.
Summary: Darker three part sequel to Room of Requirements.
Part 1 - Guilt; Part 2 - The Devil's Advocate; Part 3 - Redemption

Title: Stormy Weather
Rating: Adult
One-shot; Fred/Hermione; Canon Compliant through HBP
Hermione, furious with Ron and Harry and feeling a little cooped up, storms out of The Burrow.

Title: Should I Have Let You Die?
All readers; A post duel convo between Harry and Severus; Sort of Canon compliant ;-p


Firefly Fics:

Delightfully Absurd
Rayne Drabble - All Readers

Object of Serenity
Rayne Chaptered Fic - Adult
OoS 1

Title: The Silent Place Beyond Pride
Rayne; Adult: Graphic Sexual Situations; Not BDM compliant; 2100 words
Summary: Four of their number are taken and presumed dead. Escape was the easy part.


Southern Vampire Mysteries/Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood Fandom(s):

Title: Forgiveness
Characters: Bill/Sookie
Rating: All Ages
Warnings: No squicks, mild spoilers for book 8 and chpt one of book 9 as posted by Ms. Harris on her website.
Summary: Sookie does some re-evaluating of her reaction to Bill's betrayals and considers her own culpability.


Drive Fandom:




General Recipe Disclaimer: I am a longtime member of Weight Watchers. Probably every recipe I post will have a points breakdown of some sort. This does not make me a Weight Watchers expert and those of you following a Weight Watchers weightloss or maintenance plan should probably double check the point values if you make any of these recipes. I place no guarantee on these recipes, I'm simply sharing those things that I enjoy cooking and eating.

One should also note that while some of these recipes had their origins in a cookbook, all of them have been tampered with by me. You should feel free to use and distribute these recipes at will and to link to my recipe posts without commenting. I'm putting them out there for the free use of anyone who wants to use them. I do appreciate comments if something works particularly well for you, or if you've made a change that you think I (and others) might benefit from.

Turkey Roll-Ups (4)

Vegan Chili (1)

Vegetable Soup (0)

Apple Tarts (3 or 4)

Pumpkin Puree

Vegetarian Taco Filling (1)

Pumpkin Bars (2)

Sauteed Zucchini

Zucchini Apple Muffins

Beer Batter

Bran Muffins

Banana Zucchini Bread

Apple Crisp Gluten and Dairy Free


Christian Messages

Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole


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For my own reference: Madjh's Index of Fics
23 December 2012 @ 01:54 pm
For Proofing the Yeast:
1/2 cup Warm Water (NOT hot!)
2 Tbl (or two pkts) Yeast
1 Tbl Sugar

For the Sweet Dough:
3 1/2 oz (one small box) Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
2 cups Milk
1/2 cup Melted Butter
2 Eggs slightly beaten
1 t Salt
8 cups (or LESS) Flour

For the Cinnamon Filling:
1/2 cup Melted Butter x2
1 cup Sugar x2
1/4 cup Cinnamon x2

For the Icing:
8 oz Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Melted Butter
1 t Vanilla
3 cups Powdered Sugar
1 Tbl Milk

1 - Mix the yeast, water and sugar in a small bowl and set aside. While you begin working the yeast should foam up, if it doesn't, you need new yeast.

2 - In a mixing bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk. Then whisk in butter, eggs and salt. Lastly add the proofed yeast.

3 - Start stirring in the flour one cup at a time. You're making bread, the flour needed is variable depending on tons of atmospheric conditions, so take your time with this. Once you've stirred in 5 cups, place a cup of flour on a the counter or other surface you plan to knead the dough on, and duump the dough on top of that. Then set a timer for ten minutes and walk away. Do not come back to that dough before the FULL ten minutes is up. This allows the liquids to be better absorbed in the flour and will lead to you using less flour and having a moist and tender bread. If you do not give it a full ten minutes you're headed towards dry and tough.

Once your ten minutes is up, work the dough into the flour on the board and then add more until you can knead the dough into a smooth and elastic ball. A little sticky is okay. Using less than 8 cups of flour is okay - I usually end up right around 7. I cannot emphasize enough how you do NOT want to use too much flour.

4 - Place kneaded ball of dough in a large greased bowl with a wet non fuzzy towel on top. Flour sack towels are perfect for this. Put the boowl in a warm place and let rise until doubled. Punch down and let rise until double again.

5 - Divide the dough in half, set half aside. On a lightly floured board, roll (stretch, pull, cajole) half of the dough into a rectangle roughly 21 inches wide.

6 - Make a paste out of the melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar and spread it over top of the rectangle of dough, leaving about a strip about one inch wide on one side with no filling so that you can seal the roll. Roll towards the unbuttered cinnamon free edge jelly roll style and pinch the doung to seal the log. Repeat this step with the other half of the dough and more filling to make a second roll/log.

7 - Slide a length of dental floss under the first roll about halfway down. Lift the floss and cross it over the roll and then pull it tight to make the first cut. Using floss to cut the rolls makes for less pulling and tearing than trying to use a knife. Cut each roll into quarters, and then cut each quarter into thirds. This will give you 24 rolls. Place them on two cookie sheets, cover them with a wet towel, and set them aside to let rise until double.

8 - Bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes until golden. Ice while warm.
10 July 2011 @ 07:00 pm
Successful Gluten and Dairy Free cooking means not having to sacrifice on taste or texture - this recipe is yummy enough to serve to the whole crowd!

15 to 20 Apples, several varieties, be sure to include at least five 'tart' apples such as Granny Smith or Pink Lady

1/2 Cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Tapioca Flour (Starch)

2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Gluten Free Oat Flour
1 Cup Butter Flavoured Crisco

Peel, core and slice the apples. Mix the sugar, tapioca and cinnamon in a small dish. Layer the apples in a 9x13 (or larger) baking dish and sprinkle the sugar mixture between the layers. Be sure to really pack the apples in the dish until it is nearly full. Put the sugar, oat flour and Crisco in a food processor and pulse 10 or so times until you have a nice crumbly mixture (you could also put it in a bowl and cut the shortening into the flour, but the food processor is easier). Spread the crumble on top of the apples and bake at 400 F for 45 minutes or until nice and golden and bubbly.

Yeah. It's that simple. Worst part is peeling the apples.

A note on purchasing Oat Flour: Not all Oat Flour is Gluten Free. Oats must be processed on dedicated machinery or they will absorb the gluten left over from wheat previously processed there. Bob's Red Mill sells both varieties of Oat Flour. The regular stuff is easy to find, the gluten free stuff... well I buy it by the case directly from the Bob's Red Mill website. Pick up a bag of Tapioca Flour while you're at it - even if you don't make a lot of gluten free recipes, it's a WONDERFUL thickener. I like it better than cornstarch in my beef stew and it does a MUCH better job than flour in pies.

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03 October 2010 @ 07:22 pm
I have a few disclaimers here...

First for those reading off my friendslist, this is the sermon I gave in church this morning. I'm placing it under an LJ cut not just as I always do for length but also because most of you are fandom friends and may well not be interested in reading what I write for church.

Second to those of you whom I have linked to this journal, this is my writing journal. I have written fanfiction. A lot of it contains graphic sexual content, all of it is clearly labelled with the appropriate warnings. I have explored, and continue to explore, a lot of different things in my writing - not all of it Christian based. Feel free to peruse my writing if you wish but keep in mind that it represents where I was at the time of writing it and not necessarily where or who I am now.

Third, I will be screening comments on this entry and any future entries that contain Christian messages. Having a Live Journal account allows me to make my writing more accessible to more people - whether that writing be fanfiction, original works or sermons. But that said I will not tolerate attacks on my personal beliefs and those comments will be deleted without being displayed. Also if you find yourself wishing to comment to me privately, you can say as much in your comment and I won't unscreen it.

Fourth, I would not appreciate having my father linked to my religious writings. However much you might think he'd enjoy reading this, don't do it. Just don't.

Lastly I am not a priest and not overly educated in such matters.

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05 September 2009 @ 08:32 am
This is altered from the Banana Walnut Bread recipe that Starbucks was handing out. My hubby doesn't like walnuts, I didn't have three bananas - and if you've seen any of the other recipes I've posted, I don't generally bake with oil and will substitute lower calorie ingredients wherever I can... So yeah, you know where I got the original recipe, but this one is definitely different.

Being 8 months pregnant, my Weight Watchers stuff is up on a shelf somewhere, so no points breakdown on this one. Still, it'd make a fabulous recipe for someone looking for something sweet that's also good for them AND fat free.

2 Cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Splenda
1/2 Cup & 2 Tbls Sugar
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
2 Tbls Fat Free Buttermilk - or sour milk if you keep some on hand
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Over-ripe Bananas
1 Cup Shredded Zucchini

Mix the Flour, Baking Soda and Salt in a large enough bowl to handle the all of the dough. In a smaller bowl whisk together the Egg with the Sugars, Applesauce, Buttermilk and Vanilla. Scrape the liquid mix into the dry ingredients and fold together. Using the same bowl you mixed the liquid stuff in (hey, why dirty more dishes than you have to?) use the wisk to mash the Bananas together with the Zucchini. Fold the fruit/veggie mixture into the rest of the dough. This is essentially a muffin recipe and you never want to overmix muffins. Just get all of your dry ingredients wet and your banana mash evenly distributed.

Scrape the mixture into a greased and floured pan. Alton Brown recommends the spray Baker's Joy - if you're especially worried about fat content - or if you just hate greasing a pan - this is the perfect alternative.

Bake in a 325 F pre-heated oven for 45-60 minutes. Probably closer to 60 than 45. You want a nice golden crust that isn't too dark and a toothpick inserted in the center should come out mostly clean.

We're planning to head down to the local farmer's market today and I'm hoping they have some more of the nectarines they had last week. I'm dying to try this recipe with other soft fruits and those nectarines were realllllly yummy. Also, if you like nuts, add a half cup in the batter and a third of a cup sprinkled over the top.

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13 March 2009 @ 01:41 pm
This recipe is descended from the 1942 edition of the Woman's Home Companion Cook Book. Really, if you ever find this particular cookbook, it's worth its weight in gold. No matter what idiots might tell you of 'food safety' issues, this book is NOT dated. I have altered this recipe enough that I feel fine posting it and should you wish to disperse it, you may do so freely and without credit.

Combine in a bowl:
1 1/2 C. buttermilk (or sour milk if you keep some on hand)
1 1/2 C. bran
1/3 C. molasses
1/3 C. maple syrup
Set it aside so that the bran may absorb the liquid.

In another bowl combine:
1 1/2 C. flour (I use oat flour)
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Combine the wet mixture with the dry ingredients and add 1 egg and 1/2 C. unsweetened apple sauce and 1 C. dried fruit bits (raisins, craisins, chopped dried cherries, whatever dried fruit takes your fancy). Stir just enough to moisten the dry ingredients.

Fill greased muffin cups 3/4 full (I do NOT recommend paper liners - they'll stick) and bake in a 400 F oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

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05 January 2009 @ 04:06 pm
This was posted a while ago on simi and will be cross-posted to merlottes. My apologies to those of you who will see this for a second and possibly a third time on your flists.

Title: Forgiveness
Characters: Bill/Sookie
Rating: All Ages
Warnings: No squicks, mild spoilers for book 8 and chpt one of book 9 as posted by Ms. Harris on her website.
Summary: Sookie does some re-evaluating of her reaction to Bill's betrayals and considers her own culpability.

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05 October 2008 @ 06:29 pm
We use this recipe A LOT, so I thought I'd share it. It comes from a cookbook that is no longer in print, but is well worth the effort to buy second hand: Vegetables On The Side by Sallie Y. Williams; Macmillan General Reference, A Simon & Schuster Macmillan Company, 1633 Broadway, Mew York, NY, 10019; 1995; pg 17

12oz beer
1 cup all purpose flour
1 TBS salt
freshly ground pepper to taste

Now then, firstly, FRYING. Mike and I had a deep fryer - we finally ditched it on this last move. We prefer our small stock pot from our Emeril Ware collection. It holds about a gallon, is 10 inches in diameter and has a nice solid bottom with two handles. Put an couple of inches of oil (olive, peanut, canola, you get the picture) in it on medium heat, and you've got a nice ol' adjustable heat fryer without having yet another appliance cluttering your counter. Since we're using regular oil here, instead of some partially hydrogenated crap, the oil easily pours into the storage container of your choice if you're into re-using it - which we are.

Secondly, whenever you bread or batter something, whether you are baking it or frying it, whether or not the recipe calls for it, coat it with flour first. Trust me... Even if you're going to coat it with flour again, start with a dusting of flour first - it makes the wet stuff stick better.

So, what to fry with this beer batter? We usually do onion rings, but tonight it was eggplant. I don't like eggplant, but here's proof positive that if you saturate it with enough grease and salt, I'll eat anything... Mike peeled the eggplant, sliced it into 1/4 thick rounds, tossed the rounds into a ziplock bag with a couple of tablespoons of flour and shook it to coat them, dipped them in the batter, and then put them into the oil to fry, turning them once to make them a nice golden brown on both sides. We had extra batter, so we did up some zucchini in the same manner. You want it battered and fried? This is a good recipe for that.

Lastly, freshly ground pepper is totally expendable. Mike uses whatever Penzey's seasoning floats his boat. Tonight it was Tuscan Sunset. I'd think chili powder might be nice, but whatever you like.

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04 October 2008 @ 04:22 pm
This recipe is modified from the zucchini bread recipe in An Apple a Day; The Women's Auxiliary to the Medical Society; County of Erie; Buffalo, NY, 1976

2 cups sugar I used 1c maple sugar and 1c Splenda
1 cup oil I used 1c unsweetened applesauce instead of the oil
3 eggs
3 cups grated zucchini
1 small apple - diced
3 cups flour I used 1 1/2 cups oat flour and 1 1/2 cups unbleached wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp orange peel I buy this online from Penzey's
1 TBS cinammon
1 cup chopped walnuts I omitted this as my husband doesn't like nuts
1 TBS vanilla

Whisk together the sugar, oil, and eggs. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined. Bake at 400 F about 10 minutes for muffins, 30 minutes for cake pan, 45 for loaf. Be careful not to overbake.

ETA: It should be noted that grated parsnips, and by extension grated carrots - work quite well in this recipe. So, if you've got a spare parsnip hanging around in the back of your produce drawer and aren't quite sure what to do with it... *giggles*

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27 February 2008 @ 12:28 pm
New fic from MJ? Really? Is that possible? I thought she died and fell off the face of the earth...

Drabbleage: What if via Murtlap or some other quick intervention from a magnanimous Harry, Severus lived and was passed out in the Shrieking Shack until after the duel?

All readers, mostly canon compliant.

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