My Boss Is Stressing Me Out Chocolate Chunk Strawberry and Cream Cheese Brownie Indulgent

BY: - 9 Oct '12 | Home

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RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU’VE EVER HAD A BOSS THAT STRESSED YOU OUT … That was the question at the last girls night out I attended. There were 27 of us and all of us raised our hands LMAO. We all know how hard it can be to deal with a STRESSFUL boss. On one hand,  you have to support your family and on the other you are just plain ole’ drained and stressed out. Well while I cannot give you another job, I can provide you with a recipe that will help to release some of that stress. OK, so diamonds will alwayz be a girlz best friend BUT chocolate and strawberries AND cream cheese – can release a little stress —- well OK it can release a whole lot of stress!!!! This chocolate chunk strawberry & cream cheese brownie will make you feel good!

MY BOSS IS STRESSING ME OUT CHOCOLATE CHUNK STRAWBERRY & CREAM CHEESE BROWNIE INDULGENT

BROWNIE INGREDIENTS:

1 Box of Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix (I use Betty Crocker) ““ plus ingredients required by the back of the box

CREAM CHEESE INGREDIENTS:

2 of the 8 ounce packages of cream cheese at room temperature
4 tbsp. of vanilla extract
2 eggs at room temperature
1 cup of sugar

STRAWBERRY TOPPING INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of fresh strawberries
¾ cup water
3 tbsp. corn starch
½ cup granulated sugar
1-2 tbsp. red food coloring (or when desired color is reached (rich red))

READY, SET GO:

  1. Follow instructions on back of Chocolate Chunk Brownie Box on incorporating and mixing ingredients, then line a baking dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper, BUT WAIT, before you put it in the oven ““ LET’S MAKE THE CREAM CHEESE
  2. Mix cream cheese, vanilla, eggs and sugar until smooth
  3. Pour cream cheese mixture all over the brownie mixture
  4. Bake in oven uncovered for 20-25 minutes
  5. Allow to cool 10 ““ 15 minutes
  6. NOW LET’S MAKE THE STRAWBERRY TOPPING
  7. Clean strawberries and remove stem tops
  8. Crush strawberries in a bowl (using back of fork or potato masher)
  9. Heat water in sauce pan on medium
  10. Add strawberries to water and allow to cook for about 2-4 minutes
  11. Add sugar and corn starch and stir
  12. Turn heat to high and bring to boil stirring often
  13. When thick add red food coloring and stir
  14. Take off heat and allow to sit for 3-4 minutes
  15. Pour a generously amount of Strawberry topping over the cream cheese chocolate chunk brownie
  16. ENJOY RELEASE ENJOY ““ FEEL THE STRESS LEAVING YOUR BODY ““ LET THE FLAVOR SOOTHE YOUR SOUL!!

Tip: This recipe not only relieves stress, it also relieves the pain of a bad breakup ~ smile but what good chocolate dish doesn’t?

Utokia ~
Sizzle Sizzle Baby

 

 

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Utokia Langley wrote 46 articles on this blog.

Utokia Langley is the video cooking mean machine and blogger behind She's Got Flavor, a written and video blog created to Sass up your kitchen experience and assist you in creating flavorful dishes that will surely please! She,s Got Flavor is developing a seasoning line that will help intensify the flavor in your food and make life easier and less cluttered in the kitchen for you, stay tuned. Above all Utokia is a child of God, a wife, mother of two beautiful children who think Mom's videos and food are da bomb and a true friend to many.

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Why You Should Know Which Marriage Season You Are In?

BY: - 10 Oct '12 | Home

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The Fall Season is here, and depending upon where you live you can be caught off-guard by the seasonal change.  I live in Indiana, and the weather can be a little unpredictable.  One week it could be in the high 80s, but you can find yourself in the 40s in the following days.  Or you could wake up to 35 degree weather, and by the afternoon be looking at low 70 degree weather.

If you are new to the area, or just unprepared for this, it can get ugly for you.  Think sick, runny nose, body just all jacked up.  The same can happen in your marriage.

Marriages have seasons too

Marriages go through different seasons as well.  If you go through your marriage unaware of this, your marriage can get difficult and ugly.   You may be caught off-guard by what is happening in your marriage, and marriage life may seem unpredictable, just like the Indiana weather where I live.

I have experienced unpredictability, both in weather and marriage.  Neither are very fun, or very rewarding.  However, if you are aware, and prepared for the seasons of marriage, your marriage can thrive.

Give your marriage a better chance

The Five Love Languages” author, Gary Chapman, has written another book called “The Four Seasons of Marriage.”  The book is built on understanding the seasons and knowing which season your marriage is in, so you are better able to manage your marriage.  I encourage you to look at your marriage, see which season you are in, adjust accordingly, and give your marriage the best opportunity to thrive.

“The strength we gain from realizing the season we are in is the understanding that it is just for a season and not a “forever.” Neither our really good or our really tough seasons last for ever ““ it’s just for a season. So when you are financially blessed, hold a little cash back ““ it is just a season. Conversely, when it is raining in your relationship, hold on””it is just for a season.”  – Edward Lee

BMWK:  See the gallery below for a description of the marriage seasons. Which marriage season are you in?  If you are in one of the more challenging seasons, what steps are you taking to help your marriage move to a better season?

Spring

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This is the season of new things. You may be newlyweds, new parents, new entrepreneurs in a family business. You are excited and filled with hope. There may not be a lot of experience, but excitement and hope abounds.
Photo Credit: Miyukiutada

 

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Jackie Bledsoe, Jr. wrote 62 articles on this blog.

Jackie is an author, blogger, and speaker who helps men better love their wives and lead their families. He is the creator of The 7 Rings of Marriage™. You can receive his latest BMWK posts in your inbox, plus his latest marriage and parenting posts from around the web by subscribing to his weekly newsletter!

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