January 1, 2010

Here's to a Sweet New Year!

New Years Eve Brownies

When I found out that the New Year's Eve party I was going to was BYO-Whatever, I knew I wanted to bake something to end 2009 on a sweet note. A quick look at my pantry revealed that I had somehow accumulated three tubs of cocoa powder, so brownies were the way to go. Not to mention my friend Emily had given me her homemade butterscotch sauce the day before, and I was itching to use it.

I used a hodgepodge of cocoa powder recipes, since my natural instinct when recipes are all over the place is to believe that by combining all of them, I'll reach some sort of master recipe. Unless someone is around to reign me in, I have a tendency to play Mad Scientist in the kitchen. Measuring cups and flavor palates, p'shaw! Unfortunately, baking is a science, and let's just say my Chemistry grades are not the reason why I'm in college now.

I think that'll be a New Year's resolution, if I even believed in them. I never really made any, not because I set myself up for failure, but because frankly...I'm just too much of a lazy bum to make a list. Thus, my new New Year's resolution: Start making New Year's Resolutions. I CAN'T FAIL THIS.

My list so far:
  • Make New Year's Resolutions [complete]
  • Balance savory with sweet [95% chance of failure]
  • Be a more active blogger
  • Polish up on my digital art skills 
  • Explore more of NYC's culinary scene
  • Graduate from NYU
  • Not end up on the streets after the previous resolution [???]

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