Friday, July 2, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

My favorite Boxed Brownies

Well, this little box has never let me down! Ghirardelli Chocolate Triple Chocolate Semi-Sweet Milk, ... You can buy it a costco and it comes with I think 4 mixes inside!!! Try it, love it, crave it... because I do!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Brownie Mix Improvements

All right, friends. I have a box of brownie mix in my cupboard. I so rarely get to eat treats at my house [insert snort] that I want to make this brownie mix really count. Every time I make brownies, they never meet my expectations. I want them to look and taste like they do in the picture on the box, dang it! I want them to be fudgelicious, but they're not. I want them to be moist, but they're not. I want them to be tall, but they're not. I want them to be rich, but they're not. When I make them, they're rather bland, crusty and hard around the edges, and lame. I've experimented in the past with adding chocolate chips to the batter. The brownies tend to end up looking like chocolate sludge, which, of course, I'll eat straight out of the pan with a fork if someone twists my arm [pffsh!], but I'm not inclined to serve it to my friends like that. I've had brownies before that had, I think, a chocolate bar baked on the bottom of the pan. It was amazing. I've had brownies with frostings on the top that were delicious. I've heard of brownies that have candy bars chopped up and thrown in, but I've only ever dreamed of eating one. What do you supermommies do to make boring brownies super? I'm in need of a major brownie makeover.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

the way to a man's heart

This is the recipe for the salad:


2 bunches of spinach or spring green mix (torn into bite size pieces)
1 head of lettuce (torn into bite size pieces)
1 purple onion (sliced)
3/4 lb. fresh mushrooms (sliced)
3/4 lb. Swiss cheese (grated)
1 C drained cottage cheese
1/2 C crumbled bacon
sugared almonds
mandarin oranges
sliced strawberries

Toss all ingredients together (except onions and strawberries). Use sliced onions and strawberries as a garnish. Top with following dressing
immediately before serving.


3/4 tsp poppy seeds
3/4 C oil
3/4 tsp grated onion
1/3 tsp mustard
1/2 C white vinegar
1/3 CThis is the recipe for the salad:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Awesome Valentine's Gift Idea

So I think this is such a great idea for a Valentine's gift for our husbands.

Check out this link.

I'm actually giving one to each of my kids instead of my husband, but only because I am working on a different book to celebrate our upcoming ten year anniversary. There are lots of cute templates that you can use as is or customize them or you can design your own from scratch. Email me if you are interested at and you can check out my website to see more cool products.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ode to Peanut Butter and Chocolate: The Scotcheroo!

Melt together on the stove:
1 cup Karo syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter

Pour and mix into:
6 cups Rice Crispies
Place in greased dish.
Melt together:
1 bag milk chocolate chips
1 bag butterscotch chips

Spread over Rice Crispies. Cool, then cut.