Sticky Chocolate Brownies

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I know I just posted about weight loss and fitness but Lindsey and I decided again that we needed chocolate, yes again needed, (haha). So instead of just eating Nutella or chocolate chips I remembered this brownie recipe that i made and the past that was also pretty quick.
From this book:

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So here it is:

Sticky Chocolate Brownies

• Grab a small sauce pan and add: 1 TBSP Light Corn Syrup, 3 oz. Butter, 3/4C. Superfine Sugar, 1/2C Brown Sugar, and 4 1/2 oz. Semi Sweet Chocolate .

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• Heat gently until combined well.

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• Cool your chocolate mixture after its ready.

• Meanwhile, add 2 eggs, and 1 tsp. Vanilla extract to a mixing bowl and whisk.

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• Slowly mix the chocolate mixture into the eggs. And add 3/4C Flour.

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• Pour into a well greased cake pan and bake for 25 minutes @ 350.

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As the book says….

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It is super gooey, rich, sticky, chocolatey, moist, and amazing!

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Nutella croissants and wontons

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The other day Lindsey and I needed (yes needed not wanted, lol) something nommy, baked, and filled with Nutella. Luckily Lindsey had a pack of refrigerator crescents in my fridge. It was a perfect marriage, Nutella filled crescents, yummmm!

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Lindsey rolled them out, spread them with lots of Nutella, rolled them up, and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

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They came out awesome, warm, buttery, Nutella-y, and perfectly satisfying.

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Meanwhile we also wanted to see if you could bake wontons in the oven, to save the calories of frying.

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These were very tasty and worked well but definitely not as incredible as frying. They were great fresh out of the oven but far too chewy once they had cooled.

Both totally satisfied our need for Nutella.

What have you been making this week?

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Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

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Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

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Rusty J’s Music Site

Chocolate Pistachio Cake

My grandmother’s friend used to bring this cake to her house when I was young. Everyone always loved it!

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This is one of those quick whip up cakes when you don’t have time to bake from scratch. Although I really want to test out a recipe for this from scratch. Soon Lindsey and I will do this! (I just informed her of this)

Until we do that, there is the recipe as it is now:

Chocolate Pistachio Cake

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• Start with 1 box yellow cake mix and one large box (or 2 small) Pistachio Pudding add to a mixing bowl and mix well.

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• Add 4 eggs, 1 C. Water, 1/2 C. Oil, & 1/2 tsp Almond extract (I used 1 tsp. vanilla extract as well)

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• Scoop out 1 1/2 C batter into another bowl.

• Add 1/4 C. Chocolate Syrup and mix well.

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• Alternate scoops of both into a bunt pan.

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• Bake @ 350 for 50 minutes. Check at 40 minutes.

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Enjoy! Let us know what you think!

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Texas sheet cake

So Wednesday I really wanted to bake some Noms. I called Lindsey, printed some recipes that are from my Grandma, and it was on! I made her Texas sheet cake and her banana bread. I will post the banana bread tomorrow.

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Texas Sheet Cake

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#1- In a mixing bowl add 2 C Flour, 2 C. Sugar, 1 tsp. Baking Soda, 1 tsp salt, & 1/2 tsp Cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.

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#2- Grab a small saucepan, add 2 sticks unsalted butter, 4 T. Cocoa powder, 1 C. Water.

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#3- Bring to a light boil, just until the butter is melted and everything is combined.

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#4- Pour your butter, cocoa mixture into the flour mixture and mix well.

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#5- Add 2 eggs & 1/2 C. Buttermilk (I didn’t have buttermilk so I soured 1/2 C. Milk with 1 tsp lemon juice). Mix well.

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#6- Pour into a 13×9 pan and Bake @ 350 for 25 minutes.

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Now onto the Frosting!

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#1- Add 1 Stick Butter, 6 Tbsp. Milk, 4 Tbsp. Cocoa powder, & 1 tsp Vanilla to your same small sauce pan. And once bring almost to a boil, until the butter is melted.

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#2- Add 1 box (or appox 4 C.) Powdered Sugar to a clean bowl.

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#3- Pour Cocoa mixture over powdered sugar and mix well.
#4- Add Nuts now if desired.

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Once your cake has cooled a bit, pour your frosting over your cake and spread!
I topped mine with crushed peppermint candies (cause I am addicted to all things peppermint).

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Enjoy!

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Chunky chewy cookies

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I was totally craving cookies this week and I had finally bought more chocolate chips, so here they are! I even made a double batch so I could freeze part of it.

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This is my same base recipe I always use, just with different mix ins.

1- Cream butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.

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2- Add eggs, vanilla, baking soda, and salt

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3- Add flour

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4- Add mix ins – chocolate chips, etc.
Today I added: semi-sweet chips, milk chocolate chips, cocoanut, and Heath pieces.

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5 – Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets

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6 – Bake (I baked mine for a couple extra minutes to get crispy edges.)

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What are your favorite mix ins for your cookies ?