By Joey Skladany
Updated November 08, 2016
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Ina Garten: mythological cooking creature sent from the kitchen heavens to bestow her saffron-laced chopping, mixing and stirring skills upon us. We are almost not worthy of being in her rhetorical question-filled presence. But tonight – if only for the three hours until you fall asleep on the sofa – the Barefoot Contessa star is simply one of us (or at least we can pretend through random gifs).

Election Night may conjure up a full range of bizarre emotions and alcohol-induced activities, but we're more like the adorably demure cooking star than we think. So bake a batch of Ina's outrageous brownies, invite over some friends and experience the alarming realities of our country's voting process together. You may just find yourself doing the following:

Inviting your friends over to watch the results and bribing them with brownies

Proceeding to stress-eat the plate of brownies when a swing state is "too close to call"

Choking on a brownie when the swing state swings in your favor

Knocking on your neighbor's door to borrow more mixers

Not having it when someone says "I had to pick the lesser of two evils"

Wanting to kiss your best friend when it's almost midnight and you've had too much to drink

Laughing when the final results come in because you're either so happy or so terrified for your future