Monday, April 12, 2010

my inner Betty Crocker

Sunday is baking day. I try to make a couple of things to put in everyone's lunches for the week. Unfortunately yesterday a few other things intruded on my kitchen time. But I was able to make these,

Brownies anyone? My kids love these. I honestly don't remember where I got the recipe, but I've been using it for years. Here it is if you'd like to give it a try,


3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
1/4 teas salt
1/2 cup melted butter or margerine
2 eggs
3 tbls water
1 teas vanilla
I always add 1 cup of chippits (what ever I have on hand, mint, milk choc, peanutbuttter etc)

Sift together dry ingredients, then add chippits. Add wet ingredients and mix well. Pour into greased or lined square baking pan. Bake at 325 for approx 30 min. My oven cooks quickly and doesn't always take 30 min, so start checking at 25 min.  Cool on baking rack then enjoy! 
They keep well in a plastic container for 3-4 days. If they last that long!
I also make these every Sunday for the week.

My boys love them for sub sandwiches. I mix the dough in my breadmaker and then let them rise on cookie sheets before baking. You can find the recipe here. They come up light and fluffy every time.
I spent the rest of the day wading through the laundry room. I swear there is something hinky going on in there. Every time I go past the door, the piles are higher, and I hear suspicious rustling going on. I think it is BREEDING in there! I am longing for the day when I can go into the laundry room, only to find it empty. Oh well, we all have our dreams! I guess I could make my boys do their own laundry, (my daughter does hers when she's home from school) but I'm very particular about how it's done. Plus, I don't much care for loads of laundry that consist of only one pair of jeans and a pair of socks. So, I guess I'm on my own there! Today I'm hoping to pick out a new sewing project. I have so many things I want to refashion and make from scratch, its hard to decide. Guess it comes down to closing my eyes and picking up the first thing I touch. Well, off to the trenches again. I think I can hear the laundry..........       Anne


  1. Hi Anne,
    I enjoyed reading several of your posts today. These brownies look delicious, thanks for the recipe. I'm a lucky gal because my hubby does all the laundry and puts it away too! now if only he would do dishes and floors too!!! I'd be in heaven.

  2. Thanks for swinging by from NFF! I've enjoyed looking over you blog, and look forward to trying some recipes, and following along. :O)

  3. I am totally craving a sub and a brownie right about now... The brownie really is screaming at me. I don't think I have ever made them homemade. I will have to try this! Thanks for linking!

  4. I'm with you on the laundry thing! Somebody should really research this - if we're not careful those laundry piles may unite and take over the world! :)

  5. Thanks for linking up to my tues recipe hop! They look super delish!