Tuesday, July 29, 2008


OK, here is the brownie recipe!

4 squares unsweetened Baking Chocolate
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9x13 pan.

Melt chocolate and butter in pan on low heat, stirring constantly...don't burn the chocolate!

In another bowl put sugar in and add the chocolate mixture and vanilla. (I try to let the chocolate cool a bit, but this doesn't always happen!)

Add eggs one at a time, just to make sure you don't scramble them!

Add Flour and stir. Bake 30-35 minutes...do not over bake. Mine only take 28 minutes so you will just have to test it out in your oven.

This is M's favorite treat! If I make boxed brownies she says she doesn't like them and wants "real" brownies!! They really aren't that hard to make and are just as easy as boxed! Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

A chocolate craving...

Zeeny makes the best homemade brownies I've ever tasted...
I totally think she should post her recipe!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pioneer Vanilla Ice Cream

2 qts. milk
3/4 c. flour
4 eggs
2 c. sugar
2/3 tsp. salt
1 1/3 T. vanilla
2/3 tsp. lemon extract
4 c. half and half

Combine small amount of cold milk with flour and stir until smooth. Heat remaining milk and stir flour mixture into it; stirring and cooking until slightly thickened.

Beat eggs and sugar together, then stir into hot milk mixture. Cool thoroughly and add salt, vanilla, lemon extract and whipping cream. Freeze in a 4 quart ice cream maker. This is an AUTHENTIC pioneer recipe!!

This ice cream is delightful topped with fresh raspberries, blueberries or strawberries.

Happy Pioneer Day!!