Roll for initiative! Rich, creamy Dice Fudge for your next Game Night.


A couple of weeks ago, Neo (the boyfriend) sent me a video link of someone sharing their recipe for crazy-simple microwave fudge. Just by watching the video I knew I had to make it. But how could I possibly make it into something which fit into the overall theme of the blog?

Think, think, think.

Much brainstorming later, it hit me. Dice! I will make fudge, and it will be dice, and it will be scrumptious, and it will be cute. Yes. This is happening. Because fudge. (One does not question a female with chocolate.)

The end result? It’s quick, relatively inexpensive, creamy, and SUPERRICH. The fudge itself requires all of five minutes and five ingredients. That’s it.

Continue reading Roll for initiative! Rich, creamy Dice Fudge for your next Game Night.

Welcome to Skill Up Skillet!

Welcome to Skill Up Skillet. I’ll be your mildly eccentric host, Leisel: Neophyte Gamer and Chef Extraordinaire.

As a gamer, sometimes I get sick of sitting in front of my computer with a bowl of ramen or microwave God-only-knows-what’s-in-this sandwiches. Then I toddle up the stairs and remember, “Oh, yeah! I have a kitchen! I can cook and things and not get yelled at!”. Considering the majority of my family are bakers and restaurant owners, I realized I was doing myself a grave disservice by not getting myself elbow-deep in flour and sugar on a regular basis. I also knew that I had to make cooking fun and inventive to keep myself in the kitchen.

Between my recent stints of heavy Minecraft (playing) and Skyrim (watching), something just clicked: I wanted to make gamer food! (Because of this, look forward to the classic Skyrim Sweet Roll and my much anticipated Minecraft: 1001 Ways to Pork Chop series.) Thus, Skill Up Skillet was born.

Join me as I bravely (or foolishly) attempt to re-create tasty dishes and items from your favorite computer and video games, movies, tv series, and novels. I will try to include as many original recipes as possible, and provide links to my inspiration. It will be a fantastical journey from sci-fi to fantasy, slow cooker soup to fast and easy fudge, across all platforms.

Want to see me make something specific? Make a suggestion! Your suggestion may be concocted into something new and wonderful.

And remember: Cooking IRL does not have to be a Feat of Strength!


ESRB Rating: Teen

Infrequent use of mild-strong language; probable (if minimal) blood, because knives are sharp and pointy; gambling with Insert-Deity-Of-Choice-Here to make my dishes turn out right.