Wednesday, July 28, 2010

TWD: Chewy, Chunky Blondies....and a little catch-up!

Ok...a day late...but I was camping until yesterday so I'm just going to say "Better late than never."

I make blondies a lot because my oldest son does not like brownies (whose kid is he????). So I'm always willing to try a new recipe. I like that you can mix just about anything in and they will still be wonderful.

This recipe was super easy to put together...even easier after drinking a couple, ok 3, 10:00pm on a Tuesday. Which is exactly what I did.

I did decrease the amount of brown sugar to 1 cup instead of the 1.5 cups called for in the recipe.

The mix-ins were chocolate chips and butterscotch nuts or coconut. I was afraid the kids wouldn't eat them with the coconut and then I would of course, eat the whole pan.

I sprinkled some pink Himalayan Sea Salt over the top to cut the sweetness.....mmmm.

I baked them for 47 minutes and they came out perfect. I don't mind a gooey brownie but prefer blondies to be firm...go figure.

Thanks to Cookies on Friday for the great choice.

And on to last week's TWD selection...which I made in time to post but worked all day Tuesday and left for camping Wednesday. Luckily I have a few pictures.

Kimberly of Only Creative Opportunites chose the always wonderful Lots-of-Ways Banana Cake.

I made this cake last year. I made it in a bundt pan and topped with powdered sugar. It was really, really good.

Freshly grated nutmeg!!!

This time I made cupcakes and topped them with a cream cheese frosting. A few chocolate shavings on top made this version absolutely great.

I served them at a work meeting and they went fast.

Stop by here to see the other creations.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

TWD: Brrrr-ownies

This week's TWD is perfect for a summer day. Cool, chocolatey, minty....brownies with peppermint patties chopped up and mixed in.

This recipe was easy and all made in one bowl! I love that.

Melt butter and chocolate. Add sugar, eggs, vanilla and a pinch of salt with the flour.

Mix in the chopped up peppermint patties and you're good to go.

No problems with sticking (buttered foil lined pan) or glue like texture.

I'm taking these babies camping.

Thanks to Karen over at Welcome to our Crazy Blessed Life for picking this week's yum recipe.

Stop by here to see what the others have come up with. I can't wait to try these with peanut butter cups!

Thanks for stopping by.