3D Modelling Adventure

After years of putting it off, I finally decided to learn blender and make something. So here’s something:

Not bad if I do say so myself.

Cream Cheese Brownies

So I’m not really interested in being a food blogger, but I do like to cook and bake from time to time. What I’d like to do is make my own personal recipe collection (my cookbook?).

I had some cream cheese sitting around and I had a craving for brownies, and the result is these cream cheese brownies. I found a recipe for adding cream cheese to a box mix, but I didn’t have a box mix handy (and I’m really too prideful to use one anyway), so I searched up a recipe. This is the result of combining those two recipes.

Cream Cheese Brownies

Chocolate Brownies marbled with cream cheese and sprinkled with chocolate chips. Based off this Best Brownies recipe and this Cream Cheese Swirl Brownie recipe from Betty Crocker.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Cream cheese filling

  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Brownies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare 13x9 pan.

Cream Cheese Filling

  1. Beat cream cheese and sugar in medium bowl until smooth.

  2. Add egg and vanilla, beat until well blended.

  3. Set cream cheese filling aside.

Brownies

  1. In large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat.

  2. Stir in the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat in cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder.

  3. Put 2/3 batter into prepared pan. Spoon cream cheese filling on top of the batter. Pour remaining batter on top of the filling. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

  4. Put pan in oven and bake for 30 minutes. When a toothpick can be inserted and removed cleanly, the brownies are done.

Stepping into Web Development?

I can never decide if I really want to do web development. On one hand, it could be quite lucrative, and if you have your own website it shows you are fairly good at figuring out computers (or you at least know how to search things on the web). On the other hand, HTML, CSS, and JS are infuriating to work with because every browser implements things slightly differently so that your website is always broken. If it isn’t broken, then you copied the work of someone else. This isn’t even mentioning the broken mess of a language that PHP is.

But I think I will try my best to learn web development and stick with it this time. The ability to work remotely on many tasks, the relatively low barrier to entry,  and my current state of unemployment require that I figure something out.

I’m not sure I will leave this up, but I need at least ONE post here.