Monday, July 5, 2010

Three Sun Burned Faces, A Little Chocolate, and A Lot of Love

After a very busy 4th of July weekend, we went to the pool today with our good friend, Audrey. We had a fun filled afternoon of swimming and splashing. Afterward, we were all pooped! A quick rest was in store, but not for long!

My husband wanted something sweet after dinner, so we all whipped up a quick batch of brownies. This recipe may look suspiciously similar to the Nestle Tollhouse recipe, and that's because it is! We use their recipe from the back of the cocoa box and add our touches that make it extra special.

1 2/3 c sugar
3/4 c melted Crisco butter flavored baking sticks
2 T coffee (we use the leftovers from this morning's batch)
2 eggs
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
1/2 t mint flavoring
1 1/3 c flour
3/4 c cocoa
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt

Preheat oven to 350. Mix sugar, crisco and coffee in large bowl. Stir in eggs, vanilla and mint. In separate bowl, mix all remaining ingredients. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet mixture and mix until well blended. Spread into greased 13 x 9 pan and bake 18-22 minutes.

And what does the kitchen look like after the husband has got a hold of it??

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Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

LOL! At least your hubby cooks. :D I'd be scared if mine did outside of grilling and boxed mac n cheese. :D

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

YUM! These DO sound wonderful. I have seen other recipes that add coffee to the brownies and that sounds so good! I have to try it! Thanks for the recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

love2cook10 said...

Is that a picture of a Pampered Chef scoop over on the right? Thanks for following. I'm following you here too.

Jen said...

Yep, that's a Pampered Chef scoop! I love their gadgets!!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I do love a man in the kitchen. Mine gives us food poisoning though.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner