Hi. I’m still here.

Thought I left, didn’t you? I didn’t, I’ve just been submerged underneath a mountain of school work.

But, I’m free! (Kinda)

So, donuts. Yum. I’ve never made donuts before. I guess the thought of frying something kind of scared me. Not any more. It’s easy.

My house smelled like donuts for a view days, though, but who minds that? I love donuts. And I love the donut smell.

I chose a pumpkin donut. Since it’s fall and all, I felt like I was indebted to honor the season. Although I like the donuts, without the maple glaze, these donuts would lack flavor. Not enough of that pumpkin punch. They aren’t sweet by themselves, which was nice, but I wanted to taste more pumpkin when I ate them, instead of just the glaze. Perhaps some pumpkin spice will be added next time. Experiments abound.

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Can I say that it has been a long month?

It’s been a long month.

Too long.

I feel like I haven’t had time for anything.

Honestly, makes me feel like a mad woman.

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I’m not a huge fan of cupcakes.

Why? You might ask.

Well, I like portions. Huge portions. When I eat cake, I want a huge hunk-a cake on my plate so I can stuff my face with it.

This is also the reason why I don’t like Cake Pops. I’d eat fifty of those things, still not be full, and feel completely diabetic and obese.

What I do like about cupcakes is how creative you can be with them. They are fun to decorate. And they look cute.

I’m a chocolate person, but when I made these particular cupcakes, I fell in love. They’re amazing. A light vanilla cake, drenched in orange glaze, and topped with strawberry frosting.

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So, a milestone: my first blog entry. Now, what does one do when they create a blog? Well, they Google themselves of course. Why? Because I’m cool like that (yeah, so cool..). Unfortunately, I am not as creative as I thought, as there are about fifty other “Katie’s Creations” type blogs out there (fail). Go figure.

Well, as far as I know, I am the only one involving food. And that’s a win, right?

Enough of my rant. Let’s talk brownies. Good brownies. I’m talking dense, fudgy, dark, rich brownies. These are not your average brownies. Why? Well, for one, they aren’t brown. And if you are used to that “boxed brownie” sweet taste, these brownies will change your mind. In fact, they’ll blow your mind. In fact, you’ll be converted forever. You’ll be craving these brownies like crack at one in the morning when you can’t sleep. You’ll be stuffing your face and swearing at me for introducing you to them.

Well, you may not go that far. But, they are good.

To get that rich, dark color, you need to use the darkest cocoa available. It should practically look black. I bought mine at an Amish Store whose name escapes me, but I’m sure any specialty goods store will carry dark cocoa.

Now, as a warning, these brownies aren’t that sweet. This brownie has a rich, subtle chocolaty flavor with an underlying aroma of butter. I was told they kind of taste like a huge brownie Oreo. Whatever works.

Because I used such a dark cocoa when making these, I did add a tad more sugar. I found that without the extra sugar they were devoid of that sweet taste you look for when having a brownie.

Please, go bake these. Get a nice, tall glass of milk, cut yourself a huge hunk of brownie, and enjoy.

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