Mint Oreo Brownies

Mint Oreo Brownies  |  Amandeleine

Two things I have recently become obsessed with:

  1. Ever-so-lightly-pink lip glosses
  2. South Park: The Stick of Truth

The polar opposite nature of these two things are basically me in a nutshell.

I love my crass humour and my video games, but will still occasionally have to pause and coo at the shiny girly things.

I like to think of these brownies as an unapologetically disgusting yet hilarious sense of humour topped with an extra sparkly hit of Dolly gloss. Like me!

Let me explain.

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Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake  |  Amandeleine

The most stressful thing about baking for a blog is trying to make everything look pretty.

I mean, I always want the end product to look pretty, but I don’t want to have to worry about how the shine of the cherries look in the sunlight and how many crumbs are on my white plate.

Everything takes longer when you’re worried about what angle the whisk is sitting at in your bowl.

But I do it. I do it for your guys.

But sometimes, you can’t even get the final beauty shot.

Exhibit A, above.

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Peanut-Pecan Butter Oatmeal Cookies

I have been having a hard week.

Just… a lot of things. A lot of things going on.

I feel like I start every post these days with “OMG SO MUCH IS HAPPENING WHY IT DO THIS?”

This year is just my year of funk. Funk like the stinkiness, not like the music.

The music would be way more fun.

But it’s okay because tomorrow I will be face deep in thanksgiving foods.

I’m really good at drowning my sadness and stresses in food.

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Mexican Chocolate Chili Cookies

Mexican Chocolate Chili Cookies  |  Amandeleine

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who loved chocolate.

She loved it in cookies and cakes, in brownies and tarts.

She would eat in any way she could get her grubby little hands on it.

Sometimes she would even eat it illicitly out of the cookie jar. (Sorry mom!)

Then one day, someone told her she could eat it for dinner too, without getting in trouble…

in a mole sauce.

But she soon discovered it was all a trick! For mole sauce was not sweet, and to this little girl, actually tasted like mud.

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Chocolate Rum Cookies

Chocolate Rum Cookies  |  Amandeleine

Did you know this past Thursday was talk like a pirate day?

Aye matey! Tis the truth!

Apparently Krispy Kreme celebrated with donuts. FREE donuts. Talking like a pirate got you a free donut, dressing like a pirate got you A DOZEN FREE DONUTS.

I’m not going to lie, I totally have an appropriately piratey outfit. I should have worn it to a Krispy Kreme. I honestly didn’t only out of laziness.

I have no shame in adorning a blousey shirt, an underbust corset and a jaunty hat.

So I had to celebrate in other ways.

Rum ways.

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