Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Six Ingredient Fudge

This by far one of the easiest recipes for fudge that I've ever used. I thought I'd share this recipe with you. It's actually more of a method than a recipe, because I go by eye with pretty much everything. Anyway, here it is:

You Will Need:

1-12 oz Package Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (Do NOT use milk, as it will be way too sweet)
1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Pinch of Salt

3/4 cup chopped nuts (I like walnuts; you can also use mini marshmallows)

Here's what you do:

Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper

Turn your stove on low heat

Add your chocolate chips and condensed milk to a medium-sized pan

Stir the mixture until it melts completely.

The mixture will look like this:

Now, make sure to take the pan off the stove for the next steps:

Add in all of the powdered sugar. It will take a while to mix, but don't worry, it'll all mix together eventually.
Tip: Sift the powdered sugar into the pan to make mixing easier.

Once mixed, it will look like this:

Now it's time to add the vanilla:

Now, add the salt...

And finally, stir in the walnuts...

Next, transfer to your lined pan, and try to smooth it out as possible with a wooden spoon.

But some things can't be fully done with a spoon, so dip your hands in some water...

And smooth it out with your hands...

Now comes the hard part...cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it. I'm not really sure how long to do it, because I always make it at night and refrigerate it overnight, so just feel it.

I forgot to photograph the next part, but all you have to do is transfer the parchment paper to a cutting board and cut the fudge into pieces. This stuff is pretty rich so I'd suggest small pieces.
Tip: When cutting your fudge, dip the knife in hot water.

P.S. I forgot to take a picture of the fudge after I made it, and when I remembered, it was all gone :P Soooo...I grabbed a stock photo from the internet:

Enjoy! I may do more recipes like this :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Quick Tip: How to Go to a Blocked Website

Long time no see! Anyways, I have a little tip for you guys, although many of you probably already know it. Basically, we all know that our school/work servers don't allow websites such as YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook. (BTW, if you clicked on any of those links at school/work, they probably wouldn't work for you). Anyways, this tip is really simple. All you gotta do is change the "http://" to "https://" For example, if you want to go to YouTube, simply type in https://www.YouTube.com (always make sure to add the "www," because otherwise it probably won't work). So, that's all you have to do. It should solve the problem for most people. If not, I have other methods which I will share if asked. Hope you enjoy! Happy surfing!

Friday, March 4, 2011

More Artwork with Paint.NET

So, I haven't updated in a while...here are a few creations I made using Paint.NET, which you can download by clicking here. If you don't know what Paint.NET is, look it up :) I made them because I wanted new images for my YouTube videos (although I haven't updated that much, either) and I was sick of using other people's images, so I created my own; I have a different image for each color, and they can easily be used as backgrounds. Each creation was made 100% by me. Each image is 1600×900 pixels, so click on them to get the full image. The only ones I borrowed images for were flames for the orange one and the water for the green one. Let me know your favorite.










Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Creating Stewie with Paint.NET

Note: You can make the images larger by clicking on them

So I made this for a YouTube contest using a software similar to Photoshop called Paint.NET (Click here to download)...I like it because my laptop doesn't have enough RAM to support Photoshop without running slowly, and Paint.NET doesn't do that. Anyway, here's a real pic of stewie:

Here's how I recreated him

First, I created the football-shaped head using the line/curve tool and added the ears.

Next, i created different strands of hair with the line/curve tool. Just copying and pasting one strand will not work; you have to do each strand individually. I also created the inner part of the ears with the line/curve tool.

Next I created an eye with the circle tool and line/curve tool, then replicated it. I then created eyebrows and a nose with the line/curve tool

Next I create the mouth by making 3 separate, slightly curved lines

...and colored it in...

Next was the body...first I had to expand the canvas size, then I started drawing the right arm and drew the hand, which I did by making a curved line for his arm and curved lines for his fingers and thumb...his hands were some of the hardest things

Next I made another curved line for his legs and some curved lines for his shoes...his shoes were also really difficult to get the right shape...I think it took me 9 or 10 times to get it right

Next came his other leg, arm, and hand...the pointing finger was extremely hard to achieve.

Now came the two round suspender thingys (idk what they're called)
then the straps...

then all that's left is to color it in...I used a picture of Stewie and the color picker to pick up the color to make sure it was precisely the same.
Last, I made a white background and drew 3 circles with the ellipse tool and wrote "Victory is Mine!" with the text tool...and that's it!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

IE Users:

Wanna know why IE sucks? If you're viewing my blog in Internet Explorer, it looks pretty jacked up. Here's how my blog is supposed to look:

Google Chrome:

Mozilla Firefox:

Now Microsoft Internet Explorer:

So I'd highly suggest not using Internet Explorer for viewing blogs. If I find a solution to this, I'll let you all know. Till then, I'm out