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Video Game-Inspired Recipes Perfect for the Fall Season

Life Is Strange

Have you been journeying all over that open world map in search of the perfect palate-pleasing dish? What about for that geeky Friendsgiving soirée you were thinking of hosting? If you’re a gamer who enjoys whipping up new kinds of food, it’s really the perfect time for you to give these recipes a try. From the shores of Arcadia Bay to the windy peaks of Skyhold, we’ve gathered all the dinners and desserts you could possibly want to try (with a few honorable mentions for the truly adventurous).

Don’t see your favorite food listed here? No problem! We’ll personally curate a running list of all the video game-inspired recipes our community can come up with. If you want to see more posts like this one, totally drop your own suggestion in the comments. The more ideas that roll in, the more amazing recipes we can share with you next time!

Remember: we’re always looking for new, fun ways to bring gaming to RL here at FemHype! If you have an idea for an article that’s accessible and interactive like this one, we’d love it if you submitted a pitch.

Life Is Strange

Belgian Waffle, Life Is Strange

This comes as one of the highest rated Belgian waffle recipes on Allrecipes, so you know you’re getting something worthy of Joyce’s cooking. That said, if you went with the bacon and eggs option in “Out of Time,” then there’s no saving you. Opting out of waffles will have major consequences on your stomach.

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 3/4 cups warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled to lukewarm
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 egg whites
DIRECTIONS! →

Portal

Chocolate Cake, Portal

Surprise! The cake isn’t a lie after all! At least, I hope it isn’t if you’re planning on inviting guests over. With just a few spare turrets and a bit of propulsion gel, you too can create your very own dessert that would even impress GLaDOS. Probably.

INGREDIENTS:

For the cake:

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Kirsch (cherry liqueur)

For the filling:

  • 1/4 cup Kirsch
  • 2 cans sour cherries
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa

For the garnish:

  • 1 semisweet chocolate bar, frozen
  • At least 8 maraschino cherries (no stems)
  • 1 white candle
DIRECTIONS! →

Don't Starve

Pumpkin Cookies, Don’t Starve

These particular cookies are more than just merely tasty. By consuming them, your survival is all but guaranteed. Just make sure that you make enough to share with everyone! (We highly recommend that you follow this particular Tumblr for more fun, geek-worthy recipes.)

INGREDIENTS:

For the honeycomb:

  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking/bicarbonate soda

For the pumpkin cookies:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking/bicarbonate soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup molasses sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins
DIRECTIONS! →

Fallout: New Vegas

Stew (Vegetarian & Meat Version), Fallout: New Vegas

This nuclear apocalypse favorite will please both the vegetarian and meat lovers in your bomb shelter. Consider throwing a modest party to boost morale—there’s beer in both recipes, after all! Just make sure your ingredients aren’t, you know, too contaminated.

INGREDIENTS:

Vegetarian version:

  • 1 pound meat substitute (textured vegetable protein)
  • 12 ounces beer, ale, or lager style
  • 1 1/2 cups condensed vegetable stock
  • 1 cup assorted vegetables (peas, carrots, corn, celery)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 potato, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, whole
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil

Meat version:

  • 2 pounds stew beef, cut into small pieces 
  • 12 ounces beer, ale, or lager style
  • 1/2 cups condensed beef stock
  • 1 cup assorted vegetables (peas, carrots, corn, celery)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 potato, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, whole
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
DIRECTIONS! →

Skyrim

Sweet Rolls, Skyrim

Ah, the dreaded sweet roll. Did you know that they’re the most likely possession to be stolen out of your modest dwelling? That and chickens, anyway. It’s advised that you bake as many as possible just in case. Your resident thief can’t escape with all of them if you have a storeroom full.

INGREDIENTS:

For the sweet rolls:

  • 1/2 teaspoon from salt pile 
  • 1/4 cup from jug of milk
  • 2 cups from sack of flour
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) of butter
  • 5 chicken’s eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoons extract from vanilla plant
  • 2/3 cups moon sugar (aka granulated sugar)
  • You can add in 1 teaspoon of baking powder to assist in rising, but if you whip the butter and eggs enough, you won’t need it.

For the glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons from jug of milk
  • 2 cups powdered moon sugar (aka confectioner’s sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon extract from vanilla plant
DIRECTIONS! →

Dragon Age

Wyvern Wings, Dragon Age

You didn’t think we’d forget fans of spicy foods, did you? This recipe packs quite the punch, but since you’re basically a seasoned dragon-hunter worthy of any great Nevarran hero, these wings should be no problem for you.

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1.5 or so pounds raw chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup potato starch (or corn starch)
  • Canola or grapeseed oil

For the sweet spicy sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons sweet red chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fruit preserves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce

For the spicy hot sauce:

  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Gochujang (red pepper paste)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons fruit preserves
DIRECTIONS! →

Dragon Age

Honorable Mentions: Cheese Wheel & Plate of Beans, Dragon Age & Life Is Strange

Going on an adventure? No problem! The cheese wheel shield of Dragon Age: Inquisition will surely serve two functions: snacking and safety.

Last, but certainly not least, is a recipe inspired by the now-infamous scene in Life Is Strange. Poor Frank never got to finish his plate of beans in an alternate reality somewhere.

And that’s all she wrote! Want a few drink recipes to pair with these delectable treats? Try our favorite alcohol pairings on Pinterest! We’re constantly updating that board with new, tasty drink ideas for every discerning gamer.

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