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Hello! I'm Elizabeth, a college student living in Boston, MA. This is my fourth year participating and I'm so excited to see the community up and prospering again! Hopefully I can be a good little elf and grant all the wishes I want to this year. On to the list!

1. Recipes I always ask for this and have gotten some awesome recipes to add to my collection. Its also one of my favorite wishes to grant. I mostly only cook for myself and one other person, and I love making pie. :)

2. Pictures Any interesting old photos, magazine clippings, even things you've found online. I'm keeping a "photo morgue", which is my old art teacher's term for a collection of pictures she would use for inspiration.

3. Postcards From anywhere. I collect 'em.

4. Donations to RAINN Not necessarily money, it could also be time. Occasionally they will have petitions up to sign. Its a great organization that has helped me a lot in the past.

5. Holiday cards! Its been hard getting into the holiday spirit this year. I'd love to get cards from anyone and everyone!

6. Airplane Safety Brochures Another weird thing I collect. I have about 14 as of right now. From any airline, whatever you happen to have around.

7. A subscription to BUST magazine Love, love, love this magazine! But unfortunately its a bit frivolous for me to be buying this for myself right now.

8. A Cat! This is a fairly unrealistic wish, but who knows. I had a cat all last year but my ex-roommate took her when we parted ways, to my dismay. I just miss having a fuzzy thing in the house.

my email is fuzzy_bit_bunny@yahoo.com. email me if you want my mailing address.
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Could you please email me at fraserette@gmail.com with your address and a link to your wishlist! I would like to grant a wish for you!
Hey there,
Can you drop me your address at smallwaldo at Gmail dot com? (And remind me of your username when you do, so that I can remember what I planned to send). :)

Thanks!
Waldo.
I have some old magazines from the 80's if you'd like them!
i'm a really good one person chef....so. what kind of things are you looking to cook? i'm also a juvenile/type 1 diabetic so i've learned to frankenstien plenty of regular recipes into diabetic friendly ones; on a VERY limited budget to boot.

mind you i also firmly believe in the large size freeze for later thing too....until i got a bar fridge/tiny sink/two burner stove unit in my new place so now i have to rely on my wicked awesome genius microwave and a large toaster oven but am still cooking and eating ok. [alternating out recipes at large lol]

give me a range/idea of something new you'd like to give a whirl and i'll give you some tried and true recipes. there is NOTHING i haven't cooked/baked. seriously.
I can send a postcard from Australia! PM me your address, or mail it to st.aurafina at gmail dot com

I accidentally replied to the lj comment notification (whoopsie) so I'll resend that now.
Sorry about that and thank you!
Christmas Coffee Cake


This was my Mom's grandmother's Christmas morning traditional breakfast. Our family still makes it every year



Ingredients
Wet Batter
1 cup Blue Bonnet Margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teas vanilla
Dry Batter
2 cup flour
1 teas baking powder
1 teas baking soda
2 Cup Sour Cream
Topping
2/3 cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 ½ teas Cinnamon
1 teas Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 ¾ cup pecans chopped finely

Directions:

Batter: Cream butter and sugar for wet batter, then beat in 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Slowly add flour, sour cream into the wet batter, alternately mixing thoroughly until creamy.
Topping: Combine 2/3 cup brown sugar, ½ cup of white sugar, 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, 1 ¾ finely chopped pecans. Toss lightly with a fork until mixed well.
Use Margarine stick to cover a 9x13 glass pyrex dish. Put a little over half the batter in the glass dish. Cover with half of topping, shake container and make sure spread evenly. Add the rest of the batter and spread evenly. Top with the rest of the topping, spreading evenly. Bake at 350° for 25 – 30 minutes, should pass the toothpick test (put toothpick in middle and it comes out with no batter on it).
I actually plan on making this for Thanksgiving tomorrow. (if it doesn't get eaten before then)
Thank you very much!
I would love to send you a photo. Please email worstxintentions at gmail dot com with your address and the subject "holiday wishes - photo"
that would be lovely, thank you!
my address is...

elizabeth mezzacappa
222 parker hill ave
boston ma 02120
This is one of my favorite desserts...

CHOCOLATE MINT PIE

In a large bowl, beat 1 can (13 ounces) chilled evaporated milk and 1 package instant chocolate pudding mix for 1 minute. Add 2 - 4 T. Creme de Menthe liqueur. Mix well. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Pour into a baked, cooked pie crust shell. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Just before serving, garnish with remaining whipped topping.
A lot of the measurements are approximate -- I only had a 1 cup measuring cup! However, in all the times I've made these muffins, I've never managed to completely muss them up (including the time I accidentally added twice the amount of flour.).

SCRUMPDIDILIUMPTIOUS VEGAN BANANA BREAD MUFFINS!

3-4 bananas
1/3 cup some form of butter substitute (earth balance, margerine, or vegetable oil all work well)
~1 tsp vanilla
~1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
around 2/3 cup applesauce
1 and 1/2 cup flour (add this last)

Makes 12 muffins - if you have them, use muffin liners. Makes life happy! Bake in the oven for around 45 minutes at around 350. Again, approximate - I live in a college dorm that has three different ovens with completely different temperaments. When a toothpick comes out clean, they're done :)

Hope you enjoy! I love these; they tend to disappear quickly when left out in common spaces. They are vegan because one of my friends is, but most people won't believe me when I tell them these are.

Have a wonderful day!
Rosemary pine nut shortbread :)
2 cups white whole-wheat flour (or unbleached all-purpose flour)
scant teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup (natural cane) sugar
zest of one lemon
2/3 cup pine nuts, toasted and loosely chopped
1 1/4 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
Combine flour and salt in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
In a separate large bowl or stand mixer cream the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and lemon zest and mix again, then add the flour mixture, nuts, and rosemary and mix until the dough goes just past the crumbly stage, and begins to really clump together (you don't want to over mix it, but under mixing will make the dough seem a bit dry, which can make it more difficult to handle). Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface. Knead the dough just once or twice to bring it together, then divide it into a ball and flatten into a disk 1 inch thick. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper of a Silpat mat. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into whatever shapes you desire, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Sometimes I chill the dough in the freezer for another 10 minutes, it seems to help the cookies hold their shape - but you don't have to. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cookies are beginning to brown on the bottom. The baking time will vary depending on the size of the cookies, taking less time for smaller cookies.

Enjoy :)
Re: Rosemary pine nut shortbread :)
This sounds delicious, I love shortbread. Thank you so much!
I love RAIIN. They do so much good. I can send you a postcard! Drop me a line at dakotawitch @ gmail dot com with "Holiday Wishes: Postcard" in the Subject and your addy in the body.

I hope you get a kitty. There are so many that need good homes -- perhaps your local shelter will have a holiday deal on adoption fees and you can be a forever home.
Oh, and if you could email me (laffaireducoeur@aol.com) with a mailing address and a link to this list, that would be wonderful; I'd love to send you a postcard :)