BD scene with Peter F-Hysterically funny

Wednesday November 25, 2009 at 1:41 PM


A COOKING POST: Thanksgiving Style!!

Wednesday November 25, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Not everyone knows this about me, but I'm a pretty awesome cook :)

It's my 2nd love, next to photography, and I love Thanksgiving because it's one of the few times of the year that I really get to throw-down in the kitchen.  Most people love to EAT Thanksgiving dinner...I love to COOK it.

One thing that I have PERFECTED over the years is my Thanksgiving Turkey.  The secret is the BRINE... and now I want to share my recipe.  You gotta start early though... this needs at least 10 hours to be just right.


First, start with a fresh turkey.  Frozen is ok too, but make sure you let it thaw thoroughly and properly beforehand.  My turkey is 19lbs, but this recipe will work with any size bird:

I gather my ingredients (I use all fresh stuff):

3 stalks of celery

3-4 carrots

2 large onions

2 large oranges

1 bunch each of parsely, sage, rosemary, thyme (cue Simon & Garfunkel)

1 cup each of sugar and salt

3-4 tbs. butter

I roughly chop the veggies (celery, carrots and onion) and sautee...

I then add the sugar and salt to a LARGE pot... large enough to hold whatever size turkey you have.

Add 4-5 cups of hot water and STIR to dissolve the salt & sugar.

Then I use my hand to carefully separate the skin of the turkey from the muscle.  I SLOWLY and GENTLY stick my hand inside to separate the skin without tearing it.  I then put the butter (thin slices) and the about 1/3 of the fresh herbs between the skin and the muscle.

The herbs and butter REMAIN INSIDE once I roast the turkey.

Then, I stuff the cavity of the turkey with the remaining herbs, the other onion, cut up, and one quartered orange.  These things also remain inside the turkey when roasting.

Place the turkey in the pot and add enough water to cover.  Add the sauteed veggies and the other orange, thinly sliced.

Cover and refridgerate...

I leave this in the fridge overnight.  I put it in the fridge at 1:30pm and will roast my turkey tomorrow morning at about 9am.  The longer you let your turkey the brine, the better, but give it at least 10-12 hours.

Once I remove the turkey I do the following:

*drain the turkey and allow to sit on the kitchen counter for an hour before placing in the oven.  It cooks better when its brought to room temperature before placing in hot oven.

*leave veggies and herbs inside the turkey...sometimes I add more!

*roast at 325ºF for however long your Turkey requires to roast...

*I cover my turkey while roasting, and remove the cover for the final hour of cook time so it can get brown.

*allow 20 minutes to rest before slicing!







Wednesday November 25, 2009 at 1:23 PM

In general I'm not a big fan of Jalice fics but I loved their story in the books.  SPOILER ALERT! I was sad that even though we got lots of Alice, the movie didn't really touch on the connection Alice and Jasper share especially with the lack of any reunion between them when Alice and Bella return from Italy.  For all that happens in the book NM, the description of their reunion at the airport through Bella's eyes still stiicks with me.  It's what draws me to Jasper in the first place. 

Not sure if these pics have been shared but I can't get over how effing adorable Jackson and Ashley are in these pics and I like to envision Jasper like this instead of the constipated form he has in the movie.  I especially adore that sweet kiss with his hand below her chin.

And here's a link to a video of the photo shoot.  They didn't have a link to embed.  Love the part where he bites her shouldter.




Three Entertaintment Weekly Covers for New Moon Fe

Wednesday November 25, 2009 at 12:23 PM



Entertainment Weekly Robert pattinson kristen stewart taylor lautner new moon twilight movie cover covers

The December 4th issue of Entertainment Weekly hits newstands on Friday and features


which side are you in?!!

Wednesday November 25, 2009 at 11:13 AM



bella and edward?



bella and jacob?





edward and jacob?


just to have some fun.. =]


i like them all. lol..



Wednesday November 25, 2009 at 10:46 AM

i'm new here and i'm a bit lost. the "craving" section, is it for photomanipulation? can i post some pictures that i made based on twilight or its stars? =]

or should i have to based it on some fanfiction i have read?




Been bitten by Peter F.

Wednesday November 25, 2009 at 10:17 AM

It's for his vampire-Transformer- iphone App. Thought I'd post it since it's Peter. :0)






read this now

Wednesday November 25, 2009 at 9:34 AM



LJ Summers

How it should have ended...

Wednesday November 25, 2009 at 9:19 AM

 Y'know how sometimes people think they can make a better ending for a movie? C'mon, I know y'all have at one point or another, right?

Well, there's a website that DOES that, in its own skewed way.  My teenaged son, a Twilight fan, found this site a while back and saw that the people there had done a new ending for Twilight.

If I can get it to work, here it is:




Whatchya Thankful For?

Wednesday November 25, 2009 at 8:07 AM

I'm aware it's a day early...but most of us in the U.S will be busy tomorrow...

Tell me, dolls, what are you thankful for?

I am thankful for this picture

And for everyone who makes ADF the place it has come to be.

And so much more.


Thanksgiving Eve

Wednesday November 25, 2009 at 8:02 AM

What's going on tonight? In my town (and I suspect quite a few others too) Thanksgiving Eve is the biggest social event of the year. Everyone is home to celebrate Turkey Day the next day so you get the opportunity to see people you haven't seen in years. It always makes for an interesting time.

Tonight I'll be going out with my best friends to our favorite bar in town and making fools of ourselves on the dance floor. But we don't need a special occassion for that. We'll probably see at least half of our high school class and basically every guy any of us ever had a crush on when we were younger. Should be entertaining.

So, what are you doing tonight? Going out to make some bad decisions? Going to see New Moon again? Staying home to be fully rested for the day of cooking ahead?

Ooh, and one other thing I'm curious about. What do you think the Twi-humans would be up to? Everyone home from college in Forks for the night. Would they all be at the (probably) only bar in town? Who would hook-up with who? I think with enough alcohol involved Newton and Jessica would have a hard time keeping their hands to themselves ;)

And just because the photoshopping here is EPIC:


The "day after" Syndrome

Wednesday November 25, 2009 at 3:55 AM

Hi everyone.... I'm down...Saw NM way too many times, it's great, but now real life is more annoying than ever.  Do you think loving something like "Twilight" is worth it or does it just make real life even more of a drudge?  And before you ask, yes I take my medications!  Thanks for letting me mope. Kathi



Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 11:48 PM

okay I want to know your honest opinion on this person...



the way she was casted

the rumors

her current BF

Her ex BF's

The Ryan and Reece thing


Her realtion ship with the paparazzi

etc etc


For me: I don't mind the way she was casted, I mean I've gotten jobs because I know the bosses it's no different and I liked her as Rosalie in Twilight (NM she kinda screwed up her 2 lines she had) but her interviews, the name dropping, mentioning 13 every possible moment she just drives me up the wall. And her latest interviews and that interview about the cutting with RS... RAGE



and hmm if you like this I make some more of these about the casts...



We ALL need this

Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 8:52 PM



(more VF pics in comments)



Nightshade updates Phantom Love

Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Feeling in the mood for a little New Moon Style Fanfic? 

Nightshade just updated Phantom Love

You can read the new chapter DECEMBER Right here in our Storytelling area!

and visit her cabin to talk about it !


Summary: Bella feels the resonance of a love that no longer exists. Set during the missing months of NM. AU. 


product placement in NM

Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 6:57 PM

did anyone else notice the totally obvious burger king bag when mike and jacob were talking before the movie?

idk,  i just saw new moon, it was amazing.

talk to me about it :)

(ps: this is my first campfire, although ive been with adf since the very beginning. my posting cherry? consider it popped)


Team Jedward....

Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 6:19 PM


It can only be one

Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 6:08 PM

So we've talked about those fics we wished never existed, so now let's discuss the cream of the crop.

What fic, in your opinion,is an absolute must read?

The only rules is that you can only rec one and it cannot be your own story.



Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 5:28 PM

So a couple of weeks ago someone posted Timbalands song Morning After Dark on here and the little comment he made about the video which is >>>>

"I want the same characters of 'Twilight,' which I've almost got."

Timbaland explained further about the storyline of the video should he get Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for th
e leading characters. He stated, "We [Timbaland & SoShy] would protect her while he goes away from the other dude (Jacob) and the other people (the Cullens)."

Saying that "you won't know what we are. You don't know if we're vampires, but we are something," he added, "We was his last hope, he wouldn't want to use us, the whole thing. If [Edward] calls us it would be a big payback - a big price to pay to call my team of people to protect her. It's a whole little story line."

Timbaland also hinted possibility of him writing a sequel for the song. "And I have part two to the single too, so it's like a whole little story line to it,"


So....he didn't get Rob and Kristen (surprise) and I love Timbo but...I was dying through this video when they quoted straight from the movie "say it out loud"....C'mon man *chuckle chuckle*....Really?

But what I wanna know is how do you feel about the song/video and all the different kinds of people jumping on this vampire bandwagon now? Do you like it hate it? I personally don't mind the song cuz I love Tim but this video made me cringe ever so slightly.



As if it never existed

Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 3:51 PM

If you could erase a fic from your memory and the internet, like Men in Black style wipeout, what would it be?


This doesn't necessarily have to be negative, though by all means post those horrible fics that should be banned forever.

But what about those angsty fics that upset you and hurt your heart?

those wonderful ones that ruin lesser fics for you and make you never want to write again?

the unfinished ones where the mystery still haunts you?

the sex scenes that squicked you out?

those post Eclipse/au stories  that make you realise what BD could have been?

share. I'll post mine in the comments.

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