Zuggtmoy Stuffed Mushrooms

Zuggtmoy's Mushrooms

Dungeons and Dragons have been introducing their new storyline, Rage of Demons, lately and I couldn’t be more excited. The demons that have come together to wreak havoc are truly amazing, and I’m thrilled that the release date of their newest campaign, Out of the Abyss, is finally here! To celebrate, I’ve made a delicious snack based off one of my favorite demons, Zuggtmoy.

Zuggtmoy is the Demon Queen of Fungi, and in this storyline, she’s looking forward to marrying a large, city-sized fungus. It’s gonna be a wedding ceremony every Demon Queen of Fungi dreams about. And what better to have at your wedding reception than some beautiful stuffed mushrooms?

Make these for your own Demon Queen’s wedding or bridal shower, or make them as a game night snack while you dig into the newest campaign. Either way, you’ll be the “fungi” at the party when you bring them! (Sorry not sorry for that pun. I had to.)

Zuggtmoy Stuff Mushrooms

Ingredients:

  • 20 Crimini and/or white mushrooms in varying sizes
  • 4 cups fresh, washed spinach
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
  2. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and set the mushrooms, cavity side up, on the foil-lined baking sheet. Give the stems a fine chop.
  3. Cook the spinach in a pan until wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove the spinach from the pan, squeeze out all excess liquid, and chop fine.
  4. Add 1 TBS of olive oil and the minced garlic in a pan, and saute until golden.
  5. Add the minced stems to the pan and saute until soft.
  6. Remove the pan from heat and add the spinach, breadcrumbs, and cheeses. Mix all of the ingredients together.
  7. Using a small spoon, stuff the mushroom cavities with the mixture.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the filling is golden on top and heated throughout.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

And speaking of Dungeons and Dragons… I’ll be a part of the Dungeons and Dragons Extra Life livestream on October 4th! Donate money to Seattle Children’s Hospital while helping me design the character I’ll be playing here. As a bonus, I’m competing against my husband to see who can raise more money each week. The loser has to do horrible tasks (like reciting poetry while eating hot wings) on video for your benefit! Check out my page at extra-life.org to find out more info and make a donation!

Fireball Cupcakes

Fireball Cupcake

Like Fireball whiskey? Atomic Fireball candy? Dungeons and Dragons? Mario? An excuse to make cupcakes? Then these are for you.

Warning: They’re potent. They’re boozy and they’ve got a spicy cinnamon kick. You’re gonna love them.

Fireball Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • Ingredients needs for box spice cake mix, minus the water (mine needed 1/2 cup vegetable oil and 3 eggs)
  • 1 cup + 1 TBS Fireball (or another spicy cinnamon flavored whiskey)
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash salt
  • red and yellow food coloring (optional)
  • cinnamon candies (optional)

Directions:

Prepare the spice cake mix as is directed on the back of the box, but instead of water, use Fireball. (My cake mix called for 1 cup of water, so I put in 1 cup of Fireball instead.) Fill cupcake tins about 2/3 of the way with the batter, and bake as directed on the back of the box.

Remove cupcakes from the oven once a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Transfer cupcakes to wire racks.

While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting. Mix the butter in a mixer until fully smooth, then slowly add the powdered sugar in, one cup at a time, until it is all mixed. Add a TBS of Fireball, and the vanilla and salt. Mix for about 5 minutes or until the frosting has a beautiful, whipped consistency.

Fireball Cupcake Frosting
Want to make the fire frosting you see above? Divide the frosting up in 3 bowls. Set aside one. In one bowl, place yellow food coloring, and in the other, red food coloring. (I use AmeriColor gel food coloring.) Mix the frostings with the food coloring until the color you’d like is reached. Place each color side by side in a pastry bag. (It’s ok if they end up getting a bit mixed up, it makes a more realistic fire color!) Pipe onto the cooled cupcakes and top with a cinnamon candy. Enjoy!

 

Tara Will Be Playing D&D…For the Kids!

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I’m thrilled to be participating in Extra Life again, a charitable event where folks game for pledges that go towards local children’s hospitals. This year is super exciting, because I’ll be a part of the official Wizards of the Coast D&D game, and will be participating in their live stream!

You can donate to the Seattle Children’s Hospital through my page, and your donations will help shape the character I play for the game, the things the DM allows me to have, and the type of cupcakes I’ll make and bring for my fellow adventurers!

You can also support Mr. Geek, who will be playing with me! He loves to troll the folks he’s playing with, so a donation to him will most likely end up hurting my character in the future. You’ve been warned…

So what are you waiting for? Donate a bit of money for sick kids, and help me create a ridiculous character in the process. Can’t afford to donate? Then please share this post or my page with your friends!

Will you be participating in Extra Life this year?