• baking,  cake,  recipes

    Fast and Fun Chocolate Cake

    Amy Jo’s Crazy Easy Cake A dump cake may not sound appetizing, but it’s a quick way to make a delicious dessert. You only need one pan so cleanup is a breeze. This particular cake comes out extra moist due to the addition of a bit of applesauce. Here is what you need: Ingredients 1 ½ cups flour 1 cup sugar 3 Tbs cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 3 Tbs melted butter 2 Tbs applesauce 1 Tbs white vinegar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup water 1 cup chopped chocolate candy (or mini chocolate chips) – I like to use peanut butter…

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    Best Brownies

    Use This Secret Ingredient I like to keep things simple. This is a variation on my Super Fudge Brownie recipe. Eliminate the chips and add 1/2 teaspoon Ancho Chile powder. No, your brownies won’t be hot and spicy. What you will get is a richer, more complex chocolate flavor. You won’t be disappointed. I promise. Bonus tip: Add a tablespoon of cocoa to your next batch of chili. It enhances the chile spices. Try it. You’ll like it!

  • baking,  blondies,  comforts of home,  food,  recipes

    Easy, Gooey Cranberry Blondies Recipe

    Like the super fudge  brownie recipe I posted last week,  these blondies can be stirred up in a single pot and then spread into the pan. No need to dirty up a bunch of bowls. You can make the blondies with just some chocolate chips (or try butterscotch chips, yum!) or add some bit of fruit or chopped nuts. Small fruits like fresh blueberries or cranberries can be added whole. Larger fresh fruits should be cut into small pieces. You can also add dried fruits cut into pieces. Ingredients: 1 stick butter 1/2 C sugar 1/2  C brown sugar (packed down) 1 egg 1 tsp Vanilla 1/4 tsp Almond extract…

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  • baking,  brownies,  comforts of home,  food

    Super Fudge Brownie Recipe

    These brownies are incredibly easy to make. Try them once, and you won’t ever buy a box mix again. Ingredients: 1 stick butter 6 TBS cocoa powder 1 C sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp Vanilla 3/4 C flour 1/2 C chocolate chips (try other flavors to suit your sweet tooth) 1/2 C marshmallows cut into pieces Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat Stir in cocoa powder until fully incorporated Remove from heat and stir in sugar and vanilla Add eggs and stir just until well-combined Mix in flour by hand Gently fold in chocolate chips and marshmallows Spread brownie mix into greased 8×8 pan Bake at 350 degrees…