November 2010 archive

Cakery Friday: Brownie Cookies

Early Sunday  morning I decided to try to replicate a recipe I had recently read about. It was about half-way through the baking process that I realized I had not followed the recipe at all. Typically, I would start the process over {baking is all about being precise}, but I took a gamble and baked them off anyway. The end result was pretty much the most amazing thing ever.


To make these delicious mistakes, gather all the ingredients:


In a microwave safe bowl place 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil, 1 tablespoon unsalted butter and 2 cups semisweet chocolate. Microwave in small increments {20-30 seconds at a time} until the mixture is fully melted. Allow to cool slightly.


In another bowl whisk together 2 eggs, 2/3 cup brown sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla. Fold the chocolate mixture into the sugar/egg mixture.


In a medium size bowl whisk together 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and a generous pinch of salt.


Fold the dry ingredients into the wet.



Place the bowl in the freezer to chill and set up slightly {not frozen, you just want the batter thick enough that it is more  of a cookie dough than brownie batter}.

I chose to bake these little bits of deliciousness in a Pam-sprayed muffin tin, I had already stopped following the rules, why start at the end? I used a medium sized ice cream scoop to spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter into each muffin cup. Bake at 350 degrees until the tops begin to crack {about 10-12 minutes}.


Enjoy at any temperature. Seriously they’re good cold, room temperature or warm.


For a printer-friendly version of this recipe click here: Brownie Cookies

Happy Day-After Thanksgiving and Baking!



Happy Thanksgiving: ‘Fo Real

It’s not Fakesgiving it’s Thanksgiving! Wishing you a beautiful day of parades, turkey, masked potatoes and pumpkin pie! A day of family, friends, love, peace and joy!


I’m thankful for my wonderful and gigantic {and growing} family. For my amazing friends who are there for me and love me no matter what. For all of the countless blessings that I have been given in my lifetime. For my blossoming business and blog that keeps me creative, inspired and determined to push myself. For you, my readers and customers for your endless support and patronage. For my incredible husband who puts up with lots of midnight {ok more like 1 or 2 AM} blogging and tells me over and over that he is proud of me, despite my frequent mood swings. To my oldest “child”, Ray, whose face melts my heart.

Who and what are you thankful for today?

Happy REAL Thanksgiving!



Thanksgiving for the Little Turkeys

It’s almost here….. Yay Turkey Day!

Here are a few of my favorite kid table ideas I found over on Fiskars blog.

kids table 1

kids table 2

kids table 3

kids table 4

kids table 5

kids table 6

This should keep the little Turkey’s entertained all night long!



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