tongue-tied: A Poem

 you know how some people can tie a cherry stem
 into a knot inside their mouth?
 that’s how my insides feel
 when I see you
 but you don’t see me
 tying the knots  

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Cherry Chocolate Brownies: A Recipe


-2 cups of light brown sugar

-3/4 cups flour

-2/3 cups cocoa powder

-1/2 cup chocolate chips

-3/4 tsp salt

-2 eggs

-1/2 cup melted butter

-2 TBS water

-1/2 tsp vanilla

-1/2 cup cherry pie filling


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a pan.

-In a bowl, combine 2 cups light brown sugar, 3/4 cups flour, 2/3 cups cocoa powder, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and 3/4 tsp salt. It’s easier to combine if you sift the flour and cocoa powder.

-In another bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter, 2 TBS water, and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Make sure the melted butter is cool before you mix it.

-Combine the wet and dry ingredients.

-Add 1/2 cup cherry pie filling to the brownie mixture and stir well.

-Pour the mixture in a greased pan and smooth it flat. Tap the bottom of the pan on the counter to make sure there are no air bubbles.

-Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 mins, or until a knife comes out of the mixture clean. The more moisture in the cherry pie filling, the longer you will have to bake it for.

-Enjoy! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxo

Photo by Anna Tukhfatullina Food Photographer/Stylist on