Monday, February 13, 2017
It seems like I'm on a recipe roll.
I'm going to share with ya'll my mom's brownie recipe.
I hope she doesn't mind....oh well.
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
Mix together and then stir in
1/2 cup shortening
3 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
Bake at 325 degree Fahrenheit for 25 minutes
in a 8x8 greased pan.
I've started putting them in tiny cupcake pans and making
two bite brownies.
We had company for supper last night so I made
Fudge Brownie Pie.
Which is really just a large piece of brownie with
vanilla ice cream on top drizzled with chocolate sauce.
It's really horrible..not.
But last night instead of making a large brownie, I shoved the little two bite brownies into
the ice cream. Again...not very good.
It's to die for!
Oh and a great thing about this recipe is that if you eat them standing up,
there's no calories!!! How awesome is that.
My mom sometimes makes a chocolate frosting to put on top of the brownies.
So here's the recipe for that.
I'm telling you...I'm divulging family recipes left and right.
What else might I divulge?!
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp cocoa
2 Tbsp hot water and
1/2 tsp vanilla
Add 1 1/2 cups of sifted icing sugar
Beat until creamy.
Another thing you can add is crushed walnuts or pecans to the brownies before baking.
Gotta go before I reveal other family secrets!
Have a Blessed Day!
Saturday, February 11, 2017
I'm going to divulge my secret blueberry muffin recipe.
But you have to promise not to share it with anyone.
It's just for you.
I can't even remember what cook book I got them out of.
But they're goooood.
So here goes....
just remember it's between you and me.
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 1/4 cup sugar
(hey I didn't say it was a healthy muffin)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups blueberries (frozen or fresh)
Cream butter and sugar
Put dry ingredients together
Mix into butter mixture
alternating with milk
Fold in berries
Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
Or until a toothpick comes out clean.
The recipe was originally just white flour but I prefer to add one cup of
whole wheat flour.
I also like to add cranberries or rhubarb with the blueberries.
Spice it up a bit.
Hope you like them.
And don't forget....
it's our secret!
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Most women complain about their hair.
I'm no exception, but I really shouldn't complain.
I've inherited my hair from my father's side of the family
since my mother's side all have very thin hair.
My hair is thick, grows extremely fast and I'll be
50 this summer and I don't have any grey yet.
(and don't worry, I check all the time)
My 80 year old aunt still had no grey
so I guess I shouldn't complain...
Not everyone is so lucky.
So last year I decided to let it grow to donate it.
And this is the result.
(I guess I could have worn a more flattering shirt.)
|I wanted to make sure we got as much length as possible. So we put it in ponytails.|
|10" of hair!|