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AW - food!

Alright ladies, time to show some food you enjoy - unhealthy or healthy. Healthy is probably better since we're all trying to eat better, but I wanted to AW the brownies I made today!
They really turned out, but then again they always turn out with this particular recipe!


I'm so glad my husband and our roommate are home today otherwise I'd probably eat all the brownies myself lol.

5 tbsp butter or margarine
1 cup white sugar
pinch of salt
2 eggs beaten
2/3 cup flour
4 tbsp cocoa
2 tsp vanilla (I never measure though because I LOVE vanilla)
1/3 cup whipping cream

1. Cream butter, sugar and salt together.
2. Add eggs. Beat until smooth
3. Add remaining ingredients and mix together thoroughly.
4. Add to greased pan and put in 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

2 tbsp butter or margarine
2 tbsp cocoa
3 tbsp liquid
1 tsp vanilla
Icing sugar

Mix together until it's a creamy texture. I don't know how much icing sugar I really put into this recipe, it's usually about 2-3 cups.

Voila! Done!
Married as of June 22, 2013!!!


Re: AW - food!

  • The only brownies I will ever be allowed to make. H is OBSESSED with these. They get a great crust, but never overcook and stay gooey on the inside foreeeever. I usually do a blend of flours to avoid wheat and brown rice flour (fructans) but maaan these are heavenly. 
  • And I've been day dreaming about Washington fall lately so I'm dying for everything pumpkin/squash!

    A couple pumpkin cookie recipes that may have to happen :) I love both of these. (obviously I veganized the snickerdoodle one) 
  • Lobsters25Lobsters25 member
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    edited July 2013
    So I am the ultimate fat kid today.  Especially the kid part.

    Here's dessert tonight, sans whipped cream...well, 1/3 of it.  I finally got H on board with the idea that we do not need 2 pieces of cake, now to convince my mom, who, is super healthy/in-shape and something like a size 4, which will actually be the hardest to convince.

    Mind you, the day started with me getting laughed at by customer service.  I called the local stores to see if any of them carried Mega Stuf Oreos.  They came out in February in Walmarts, but since I don't often go to Walmart, I missed the memo until now.  Has anyone seen/tried these?  And yes, Oreos are my favorite junk food in the whole world.  I am counting down for Halloween Oreos, thank goodness I learned how to portion and exhibit some self control over them.

    Now I should probably go take a photo of all the healthy food actually sitting in our house :)  Cantaloupe gazpacho, salsa chicken, green beans with peaches, corn/avocado/tomato salsa, and homemade rolls. Nom nom nom.
  • Thanks for the recipe, swimmy!  Those look amazing!
  • oh man.. no.. I didn't know they were coming out with an even more stuffed oreo.. that is not good for me. aaaaahhh Oreos are toootally my weakness as well! Although I haven't had them in like.. a year and some months. They are vegan, which both amazes and grosses me out. And makes it difficult to have any will power -__-
  • They're vegan.  Sweet, now I'll pretend they're healthy :)

    Okay, healthy photo.  Here's the melon soup I made, photo compliments of Bon Appetit (but given it's a freaking easy recipe, mine thankfully came out looking the same.)  Recipe shared in the recipe sticky thread.
  • Oh my god.  So much YUM!

    FI would die if he knew about the mega stuff oreos.  He LOVES oreos. 
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  • @liatris2012 - very true indeed, and why we are going :)  Cheesecake Factory is doing 1/2 off cheesecake slices tonight w/ coupon and tomorrow night
  • cnf2013cnf2013 member
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    edited July 2013
    Someone brought the mega stuff oreos to one of my programs once. I actually resisted them, which still blows my mind. And while I've known oreos are vegan for a while, it still seriously weirds me out. And now all I want is dessert. Wahhhh.

    On another delicious food related note, today is National Lasagne Day. Lasagne florentine for dinner tonight!
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  • I have no food pictures because I soooo don't cook (and DH has been working nights, which pretty much means I'm screwed on the food front)....I have, however, been really enjoying the Special K chocolatey caramel pastry crisps when I need something sweet. Argh, now I just want more sweets.
  • Double stuff oreos are fantastic. Especially for me, because I will peel off and eat the cookie and double or triple stack the stuffing on my own when I eat oreos. I didn't know they were vegan though... weird.

    Mmmm, cheesecake and lasagne. This thread is making me hungry!
  • @lobsters25 - that gazpacho looks delicious. Do you make a lot of gazpachos? I've never had one (that I can recall) but they seem so perfect for summer.
  • @bwils35, I make a watermelon one every summer, this was my first time trying a different melon.  Perfect for summer indeed!
  • Lobsters25- Giant had the mega stuffed last week when we went, if you have a Giant near you.

    I'm glad I'm eating dinner, and a boring one at that in front of this computer right now, because I want to attack the screen!  If I weren't eating dinner, I'd be out the door picking something horrible up!
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  • Oh, and I'm getting paid for the first time to make a cake for a bridal shower for this weekend, I will be sure to post when done!  I'm so nervous, I can't believe somebody wants to pay me to do this!!!
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  • Ahhh pt thanks! I will have to find the closest one! Cannot wait to see the cake!
  • Good luck @ptrose13!!
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  • o0o0o0 yay for cake pictures!!! 
  • good luck PT i'm sure it will look awesome!
  • @ptrose13, called giant and there's one about 20 min from us that has it, woooooot!  thank you thank you thank you!


    and now for dessert porn:


  • @lobsters25 those cheesecakes look amazing. I want some!
    Married as of June 22, 2013!!!

  • Bahahahaha. For some reason my flash didn't go off for that second photo.  But Oreos are indeed sexy, so whatchyagonnado :)
  • So I went to the store tonight, and saw this.  I LOVE sour patch kids, but this is ridiculous.  Compare it to the liters of soda below...

    The aisle signage that lists products found in aisle should just say 'sugar coma' or 'children running straight into wall'

  • @lobsters25- glad to help!  Sorry they didn't actually eventually have them :(  Thanks for the cheesecake porn.  I may fry my keyboard with drool, if you don't hear from me for a few days, that totally happened!

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  • Ooooo Oreos are SO delicious and those brownies look ridiculously good!!! I pretty much love any kind of dessert!

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