I must send out a Public Service Announcement….

I am now a NWMSU Alumni… hallelujah!!  As you can only imagine, I’m very ecstatic about that. I now hold degrees in Culinary Arts, Animal Science and Agronomy. Very diverse I know, but hey what can I say… Well rounded lol. Below are just a few pictures of my wonderful graduation day… I wasn’t going to decorate my cap, but everyone else was and I had a few gems and things lying around so I decided I’d give it a go… I will inform you that I did the stencil all free hand on paper first and then copied it to my cap… took a long freakin’ time!! The design is our school logo.


I love selfies… if you follow me on Instagram… you already know this haha.

This is my girl “Mable”… Waiting to walk in… Ohhh the anticipation lol.. Proud Aggies

My Cap

My beautiful cap that I’m ohh so proud of! I love it!! Go Bearcats! Class of 2013 baby…

Post Graduation

After the ceremony… We’re DONE!!

Okay, I’m done gloating now over graduation. I do have something else kinda awesome to share with you guys. Our Bearcat football team is headed “Back to Bama” next weekend to play for the D2 National Championship… Yay!!! Nothing like coming from power house schools. My JUCO and now my University… love them both! Good luck to all my Bearcats and maybe… just maybe… I’ll see you all next weekend on the field… me in the stands of course :)

So since I’m done with school, I’m practically all moved back home to good ol’ Iowa where the snow is 6 inches deep right now and they’re calling for more this week. Ugh, the dreadful Old Man Winter and the subzero temperatures. I must admit the snow on the trees are absolutely gorgeous and makes for some good bar hopping on the snowmobiles.

What else does this cold weather help with??? Me staying indoors and baking! Winter is really the only time that I’m not forced to be outside working from sun up to sun down. That’s good right?? Except well maybe my scale would disagree.

Any-who…. Everyone has a brownie recipe, but oh-my-lanta these Fudgy Brownies are to die for. They’re so moist and well obviously fudgy!! They’re like melting in your mouth! So easy and delicious. These would be perfect for anything… your next Christmas Party, tailgate, Super Bowl, Girls Night, or just to make and hide from the rest of your family so they don’t devour them before you even get any!


Hide them!

Fudgy Brownies

Look at all that gooey goodness on the inside. So perfect!

Fudgy Brownies
Serves 16
A classic, simple, chewy, moist and delicious fudgy brownie
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1 cup white sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  6. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350*F
  2. Grease and flour (can line with parchment paper) an 8x8 baking dish
  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat in remaining ingredients. DO NOT OVER STIR
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until done
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