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Baking with Isy and Mac- Slutty Brownies

The baking world is filled with promiscuous pastries. But the baked good that trumps—or, should we say, tramps the rest– is the “Slutty Brownie.” What makes a slutty brownie so slutty you might ask? The fact that it gets with not one but three different kinds of artery-clogging, heart-stopping junk foods to make the ultimate dessert. The slutty brownie combines three layers of taste bud pleasure: a chocolate cookie dough base, an Oreo cookie filled middle and a traditional chocolate brownie layer to top it off. 


·         2 packages of Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

·         1 package of DoubleStuf Oreos

·         1 package of Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix

·         1/3 cup of Vegetable Oil

·         Wax paper

·         9 x 12 glass of metal baking pan


·         Place the wax paper in your baking pan with about an inch of wax paper going over the edges of pan (so it is easier to remove the slutty brownies once they have baked and cooled).

·         Use the entire 2 packages of the cookie dough and place in the pan.

·         Take a piece of wax paper and apply pressure to squish the cookie dough into one even base that covers the entire pan.

·         Now take your DoubleStuf Oreos and completely cover the pan with Oreos, break them into pieces to fill all the cracks and open spaces.

·         Now its time to turn the Ghirardelli Brownie Mix into batter.  Follow the directions on the back of the box.

·         Once the batter is made, add an even layer on top of the Oreos using all of the batter.

·         Preheat the oven at 350 degrees and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

·         Once the Slutty Brownies have baked, let them cool for 10 minutes.

·         Use the edges of the wax paper to lift the brownies out of the baking pan and onto a cutting tray.

·         Slice the brownies into any size or shape that you want and enjoy!

“We come baring your favorite sluts”

A List of Taylor Swift's Victims (Or, Ex-Boyfriends) - Mac McDonough

I’m not a Taylor Swift fan. Don’t get me wrong; I think she is a talented young woman, but after listening to a few of her catchy tunes, I discovered something: all of her songs are about men who have screwed her over. So that’s what lead me to write this article. I wanted to find out what relationships and which people each song refers too. I was intrigued by the theme surrounding Swift’s pop-infused country, or country-infused pop (depending on your perspective) music.


‘Tim McGraw’

From ‘Taylor Swift’

Victim: High School boyfriend

Inspired by an ex-boyfriend that went off to college, the song was included on Swift’s first album.


‘Our Song’

From ‘Taylor Swift’

Victim: High School boyfriend 

‘Our Song’ was arguably Swift’s first hit and the catalyst for her superstardom. To this day Swift has not revealed the identity of the guy in the song, but she did explain why she wrote it. “I wrote it about this guy I was dating and how we didn’t have a song. So I went ahead and wrote use one,” Swift has explained.


‘Should’ve Said No’

From ‘Taylor Swift’

Victim: High School boyfriend

Swift revealed the name of one of her many victims in her song ‘Should’ve Said No.’ Sam, Swift’s high school boyfriend, cheated on her, inspiring Swift to pen her first of many vindictive cheater songs.


‘Picture to Burn’

From ‘Taylor Swift’

Victim: Random Redneck 

Tells the tale of a “redneck” love interest that refused to let Swift get behind the wheel of his pickup truck (DEALBREAKER!.) Swift’s response? A song that has ex-boyfriends all across America hiding the matchboxes from their emotionally unstable ex-girlfriends.


‘Better than Revenge’, ‘Last Kiss’, ‘Forever & Always’

From ‘Speak’ and ‘Fearless’

Victim: Joe Jonas

When Joe Jonas broke up with Swift over the phone he was just asking for her to vocally rip him a new one. Swift penned not one but THREE songs with a major “F-you” undertone in all three. Example: “Did I say something way too honest…That made you run and hide like a scared little boy?”


‘Back to December’

From ‘Speak’

Victim: Taylor Lautner 

A song with a different message than her other break up ballads, Swift asks for forgiveness from Taylor Lautner, whom she supposedly didn’t pay enough attention to, resulting in their 2010 break up.


‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’

From ‘Red’

Victim: Jake Gyllenhaal

Swift’s new hit drags ex-loser-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal through the mud, after the actor broke up with Swift over text! (Gyllenhaal was clearly delusional if he though Swift would allow things to fizzle out quietly. Instead, he received a good old dose of public humiliation with this song, which received a record-breaking 623,000 downloads in one week!)


‘Dear John’ and ‘I Knew You were Trouble’

From ‘Speak’ and ‘Red’

Victim: John Mayer

The obvious clue that the song “Dear John” is about John Mayer is the latter part of the title.


Swift’s romantic flame with Connor Kennedy has reportedly (and predictably) burned out, so we can only wait with eager anticipation for Swift’s next break-up ballad.