Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The most delicious, decadent brownie recipe you will ever make

There is only one word for these bad boys: DIVINE. 

This recipe is not only as simple as it is delicious, you can easily double it when treating the masses. (The original recipe makes nine 2.5 inch squares)

Double-Chocolate Brownies

Preheat oven at 350 degrees 

Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment, allowing it to hang over the sides. (This will make for easy clean up!)
Melt until smooth: (in double boiler or heatproof bowl over simmering water):
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into large pieces
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Remove from heat 

1 1/2 cups sugar. 

3 eggs, one at a time, until combined. 

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fold until fully incorporated (no powder remains)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, sifted

Pour batter into pan and bake about 35 to 40 minutes.  
Cool slightly in pan, about 15 minutes. Using the parchment paper, lift the brownies from the pan and place on wire rack. Let cool completely. Cut into 9 squares, or desired amount. 
BEHIND THE APRON TIP: To make them extra special, sprinkle powdered sugar on top.... either all over, or use a stencil and make a festive design! (OR simply add walnuts! Make it your own!!)

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Plush Vampire Cupcakes!

You gotta love Etsy! DogboneArt's Etsy page is selling these adorable plush vampire cupcake toys for $6, just in time for the Halloween season.  

The description from the listing:

Brought back from zee dead..muw-ha-ha..Dog Bone Art's original design of the Vampire Cupcake. A new twist with Glittery-blood red frosting on this little guy. Hand screen printed on white felt, he's ready to hang out on your desk or on a shelf for the Halloween season.

Measures about 4" tall, printed with non toxic black waterbased ink.

**Not recommended for the little ones due to the glittery frosting...sorry!
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Monday, September 20, 2010

DIY: Easy and delicious lemon bar recipe!

These lemon bars are so delicious, you'll want to cut them small (so you have more to enjoy and share!!)

Lemon Bars

Preheat oven a 350.
Line 8x8** pan with parchment paper, with overflow covering sides of pan

1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup flour

Combine in food processor and pack into pan. Bake 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix:
    2 slightly beaten eggs

    1 cup sugar
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    rind of 1 lemon, grated

Pour over crust immediately upon removing from oven. Bake another 20-25 minutes. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

**Don't be afraid to double the recipe!! You may need to adjust baking time, about 5-10 minutes.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010


Today is the Buffalo Bills home opener against the Miami Dolphins. There is just one thing to say at a time like this.....

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lola Pearl bakes German Chocolate Cake!

 Happy Birthday, Pops!!
This 6" layer cake was perfect for our birthday celebration over the weekend. The frosting on this cake is absolutely divine: caramel, coconut and walnuts. YUM!

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Spotlight on: Fall cupcakes

Ah, fall. Welcome back!
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