I absolutely LOVE to bake. It’s calming, fun, and definitely results in some yummy treats. (: What’s bad is that I’m an out-of-the-box baker. I’m 100% guilty of that. Baking treats that come in a box, pre-mixed and perfectly sweetened, is easy and trustworthy most of the time. But, homemade stuff is so easy to mess up, and quite frankly I don’t have that many resources to just use up. Plus, I’m a perfectionist when it comes to baking, so if I mess up once, the whole recipe is garbage to me.
But I really wanted to recommend trying these two recipes because they were just absolutely delicious!
These are oreo cupcakes http://centercutcook.com/oreo-cupcakes-with-cookies-cream-frosting/
I was skeptical at first because the frosting starts on the stove top. And the recipe has bread flour, which I’ve never worked with before. But let me tell you, this is the best oreo cupcake that I’ve made. I used to make the boxed chocolate cake with a cream cheese frosting with crushed oreos, but now, I can’t think of making oreo cupcakes any other way than from CenterCutCooks.
And now here’s another oreo baked good: Oreo brownies http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2013/10/fudgy-oreo-brownies/ I made these today and they’re so thick and amazing. Can’t really taste much oreo, but they’re still an amazing brownie recipe. And it wasn’t hard to make at all.
I’m gonna start making things from scratch more often (: They’re so delicious.
The weather. And I’m positive this is not the only state that has it bad, but I think this is the worst we’ve seen in a while. According to the governor and weather people at least. They were making it sound like the end of the world, though, which made me scared, and then I made my mom and my family scared, and last night everyone was just scared. I feel like we prepared for an apocalypse rather than some ice, snow, and wind. Everyone was out clearing the shelves of every store they could hit before the roads froze over. It was a mad house. But I really wanted some cookies and bananas (: And as much as Georgia gets criticized for freaking out about “half an inch of snow”, truth be told, none of us Atliens could survive in New York or Illinois or somewhere else where they see weather like this all the time.
The good thing about all this is my mom had no problems with getting foods that we usually aren’t allowed to splurge on, like brownie bites and cookies and all the fattening yumminess, because she thought we were going to be housebound for two weeks or so. So we’re kind of hibernating. And it feels good.
But what I hate is that we don’t have school. I guess I’m not a normal child because any teenage who doesn’t have to go to school, especially if you have to wake up at 5:30 in the morning, then they’re ecstatic, full of joy. Me, on the other hand, I feel lonely. And I sit on my couch for 5 hours straight, because I obviously can’t go outside, and have nothing to do after I finish my hour long workout, clean everything that can be cleaned, and finish any makeup work I have to do. I just sit on the couch and watch mindless reality tv show. Some of them are honestly entertaining to me. That’s how bad this situation has gotten; reality tv is entertaining.
Nonetheless, I hope all the crazy people out there preparing for doomsday are safe and warm and don’t go out there and try to drive. I hope no one gets crushed by a tree or slips and cracks open their heads.
I’ve missed it here so much! Like I said, I really haven’t been on here since I broke my laptop and I guess broke up with Boyfriend, who is now Ex. A lot has happened where I’ve needed somewhere to go to, which is usually here, but no laptop. I didn’t even know it was such an essential part of my sanity until it broke.
It just feels good to be able to write without having a prompt to follow (because they only time I write is in my Lang class. It. Is. AWFUL. I fail the essays every time. But shhh (: ) Well, I’m glad to show my blog a little love again (:
Now, choosing which part of my life I want to complain about first is the difficult thing. We’ll see.