*This section is for ME to provide YOU with new and exciting things to look at on the internet.  It won’t be updated very often, as I am rather busy, but I will still try to find you something new every week.

GLBT Webcomics

 

Gay

(Strong lead characters or themes)

Title: Frame by Frame

Description: A Slice-of-Life story about two art students – one a published comic artist, and the other trying to break into the business – who may find that they have more in common than school….

Written and Drawn By: Sam (a.k.a, “sam-the-spooky”, or “taisiakuno”

Author also Known as: Deviantartist


Lesbian

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Flipside Webcomic

Title: Flipside

Description: Fantasy story set in the world of Flipside.  It follows May, a nymphomatic jester, and Bernadette, a female knight, as they work together to tackle physical, mental, and emotional challenges as partners in life. (they get shot at a lot, too, so don’t worry, there’s plenty of action!)

Recommended Rating: Mature for graphic violence and nudity.

Written and Drawn By: Brion Foulke

Author also Known as: Lobster Boy

Other Links: Facebook; Phone; Twitter


BiSexual

(Strong lead characters or themes)

Coming Soon!

Transgender

(Strong lead characters or themes)

Title:  T-Gina

Description (from website): “The tale of a Fabulous Transgendered gal and her search for validation and a decent cup of coffee”

Written and drawn by: Gina Kamentsky

Author also known as:  Animation and Kinetic Sculpture Artist

 

Audio and Podcasts

Title: The Homo Happy Hour

Description: A talk/entertainment radio show out of Orlando, FL, with a colorful cast of characters and guests appearing every week.  On air every Tuesday at 4pm EST, on 91.5 FM, and streaming online and podcasted on www.OutloudOrlando.com. Listen and Subscribe for free.

Recommended Rating: Mature for language and content

Hosted By: Justice

Other Links: Facebook; Recent Shows; Twitter

Random Links

Gaming Group Links

*a section for you (and for me) to enjoy the likes and interests of the people whom I have the pleasure of gaming with

CStogdill:    Blog

PrincessNoin:    Blog

Sugar n’Dice Links

*The ‘girls of gaming’ podcast members each have their own separate interests, blogs, and things to say.  Here’s a few links to show you around

FoxyKazoo: Blog

PrincessNoin:    Blog

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ROLLED SUGAR COOKIES, adapted from The Joy of Cooking

Instead of making a dozen different kinds of cookies this Christmas, I’m only making these. And I’m not sending tins of them to friends, making an epic trip to the post office to show off my baking skills. We’re just going to be munching some in the next few weeks, enjoying every bite.

I have a sugar cookie recipe on this site already, an adaptation of a Bette Hagman recipe I learned the first Christmas I was gluten-free. It’s a good recipe, and I’d make it again. But I like these better now. Every holiday might be the same structure, but I learn more every year. And in this case, I’ve gone back to the basics. It doesn’t grow more plodding and brilliant than The Joy of Cooking, really.

These are only slightly sweet, in anticipation of the thick rich frosting waiting to sugar them up even more. If you want to eat them plain, I’d bump up the sugar even more. They have the soft bite of snow under boots, the flakiness of that snow first falling, and the ephemeral pleasure of the first storm of winter. (Snow is on my mind. The Chef misses it, terribly.)

We made a little simple syrup for the top and dusted them with powdered sugar. But buttercream frosting and the green sprinkles from our childhood would be fabulous too.


1/2 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup potato starch
1/2 cup sweet rice flour
1/2 cup amaranth flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch fresh nutmeg

Combining the dry ingredients. Place all the flours in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk them together. Slowly, sift them through a fine-mesh sieve into another bowl. Add the xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together. Set aside.

Creaming the liquids. Stir the butter (or let the beater attachment of the stand mixer do it for you). Add the sugar and cream them together until they are just combined. Add the two eggs and vanilla extract and beat for a couple of minutes more. Throw in the pinch of nutmeg and stir one last time.

Making the dough. Sift the dry ingredients into the liquids, one cup at a time. When the entire mixture is combined and well integrated, you are done. It should be a thick batter, not entirely stick to the touch, but not as stiff as traditional rolled cookie dough. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight.

Baking the cookies. Take the dough out of the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature. Don’t let it reach complete pliability. The dough should still be rather stiff from the refrigeration. Preheat the oven to 375°.

Roll out the cookie dough between two pieces of parchment paper (saves on gluten-free flour on the board). This dough doesn’t go paper thin, so you’ll have cookie with a bite to them. Cut out with your favorite shapes.

Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, depending on your oven and how crisp you like them. Let them cool for 10 minutes before eating them. I know. Try.

Makes about 15 to 20 cookies, depending on the shapes.