Monday, January 23, 2012

It's really irritating to see someone who graduated with a general education degree get the kind of jobs " should be getting with my degree. It's even more irritating having to hear if that person should ask for $40-45,000 or $45-55,000 during their interview tomorrow.

I'm all for being happy for people and it's really awesome that there are opportunities out there like that, it's just frustrating to live in this area where there really is nothing for me but I don't have a choice because of the car and student loans I have. Some day's I wish I would have gone to school for another degree because there is a much higher chance I'd have a job using that degree. On the other hand, I LOVE the business world and I loved every single class I took in college and I wouldn't change a thing. It's just crazy frustrating to spend all that time in school and have a degree that's basically useless.

That's all.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

For the same Christmas party, I also baked S'more Brownies which I found on Pinterest. These were INCREDIBLE!! They're perfect when they're still fresh and warm but still last pretty well for a couple days.

With any recipe, I've of course altered it. I used a 9x13" and one box of mix barely covered half my pan, so I had to make a second mix. I also cooked the brownies til they were basically finished, added the topping and then cooked it for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the marshmellows browned.


  • 1 (21.5 ounce) package brownie mix
  • 6 graham crackers
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 8 (1.5 ounce) bars milk chocolate, coarsely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Spread into a greased 9x13 inch pan.
  • In a medium bowl, break graham crackers into 1 inch pieces and toss with miniature marshmallows and milk chocolate. Set s'more mixture aside.
  • Bake brownies for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove, and sprinkle the s'more goodies evenly over the top. Bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow brownies to cool before cutting into squares.

For a Christmas party two weeks ago, I made Cake Batter Brownies and used a recipe I found from Pinterest. If you haven't used Pinterest yet, please do so quickly! It's this amazing website where people "pin" things they find all over the internet for other people to find. I'm addicted. I have SO many boards made of things I like or want to try.

These were super easy to make and even easier to cut into bars. I wish I would have tried them before putting icing on top. The brownie itself was very sweet, in my opinion, so adding the icing was going really over board. I knew they weren't such a great hit because I ended up dropping off most of the platter at work.

I used a french vanilla cake mix and added red and green sprinkles to it. I also used can frosting, which I tend to like more than homemade frosting. I also baked this in a 9x13" because I needed to get more out of this, by doing so I used 2 boxes of cake mix and doubled everything. Since I used 2 boxes and a larger pan, it took much longer than 30 minutes to cook. The only advice I can give is to check the brownie with a toothpick and cook at 10 minute increments after 30 minutes.


  • 1 box yellow (or Funfetti!) cake mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles (if you use a yellow cake mix, add these in)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles for the top
  • Frosting

Directions: Combine the cake mix, oil, and egg in a large bowl. Add the milk slowly – you want the batter to remain as dense as possible. Then mix in the rainbow sprinkles and white chocolate chips. Spray pan (either 8x11" or 9x9" pan ) with non-stick cooking spray. Dump batter in pan and spread to the edges. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees. (They will be a little soft/gooey in the middle- just let them sit for about 20-30 minutes and they will set up. But I guarantee that you will not be able to wait that long.) Frost when cooled if desired.