I’m so glad you all like my new toy. I’m trying to not be my typical self and just jump into using it without knowing what I’m doing, and actually read about it. Solomon and I may even take a class or two, because we’re dorks. James Dean may never leave my side once I learn how to use him properly. I’m currently trying to play around a little bit with my favorite photo subject…Rufio. He’s so darn cute and so darn photogenic. I’ll share when I stop playing and actually figure out which cord lets me put pictures onto the computer.
OMG, and thank you for all of your wonderful comments! You all made me feel so incredibly beautiful, especially when I feel a bit like a whale. I can always count on all of you to help me smile 🙂
You all know that I despised my old kitchen, and am basically obsessed with my current kitchen. A lot of that has to do with the fact that it actually works. Having an oven that is actually accurate has made such a world of difference, especially since I bake so much. I haven’t baked anything overly exciting lately, but I do get a lot of requests for my blondie recipe, and since they turned out so wonderfully, I thought I’d share! I tend to tweak it depending on what kind of mood I’m in. Here’s what I did most recently.
From Better Homes and Gardens:
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2/3 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups AP flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional-I left these out)
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350*. Refrain from doing cartwheels because you know that when your oven says it is at 350*, it is actually there.
Grease a casserole dish (13x9x2).
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar and butter until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth. Allow to cool. Stir in the eggs one at a time. This is why it’s so important that the butter cools, because you don’t want to cook the eggs! Stir in the vanilla, flour, baking powder and baking soda. If you wish, stir in nuts, and butterscotch chips. Spread the batter into your casserole dish. Sprinkle chocolate and white chocolate chips on top.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes and until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool before slicing.
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