On a personal note, I was discussing the internet with my friend Pat Bertram. I happened to mention that I'm grateful for the Wide World Web because it's made me a better person. I'm taking liberties and repeating what Pat said because it's very poignant.
"I too am a better person because of it. On the internet, you can create yourself as the person you want to be, and in that creating, you can become that person."
That's a good thing to ponder as we race toward Christmas and the New Year. Let's all become naive this coming year and turn into wonderful, creative and loving human beings. I'm definitely going to try. Meanwhile, here's a yummy Brownies recipe:
Quick-Fix Cheesecake Brownies
Ingredients (Makes 32 brownies)
|1||900-g package brownie mix|
|1||250-g package cream cheese, room temperature|
|1 tsp||vanilla extract|
- Prepare brownie batter as directed on package. With an electric mixer, beat remaining ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and spreadable.
- In a greased 9" x 12" ovenproof dish, pour in half the brownie batter. Drop half the cream-cheese mixture by spoonfulls over the brownie batter and spread. Pour in remaining batter and dot top with remaining cream-cheese mixture.
- With a knife, gently stir batter and cream-cheese mixture together to create a marbled effect. Bake as directed on package.