Saturday, August 25, 2012

I really need to make these!

My precious, Erin loves brownies!

Julia Child's Best-Ever Brownies

Julia's favorite browniesJulia's favorite browniesMaster chef and teacher Julia Child, who would have been 100 Wednesday, is famous for complicated French dishes such as her six-page cassoulet recipe, but one of her favorite sweets was a straight-forward, all-American brownie. Developed for the cookbook Baking with Julia, these decadent confections have a deep chocolate flavor and cakey texture that firms up and gets chewy if refrigerated. Bon app├ętit!
Julia's Best-Ever Brownies (adapted from 'Baking with Julia' with Dorie Greenspan)
1 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
8 ounces unsalted butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 large eggs, room temperature
1. Put a rack in the center of the oven and pre-heat to 350 degrees.
2. Sift together the flour and salt; set aside.
3. Melt the butter and all of the chocolate together the in the microwave in a large bowl or gently over double boiler.
4. Add one cup of the sugar to the chocolate-butter mixture and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in the vanilla.
5. Mix the remaining sugar and the four eggs in an electric mixer bowl for a few seconds until just combined.
6. Little by little, pour half of the sugar-egg mixture into the chocolate mixture, stirring gently but constantly with a rubber spatula so that the eggs don't set from the heat.
7. Whip the remaining sugar and eggs in the electric mixer until they are thick, pale, and doubled in volume, about three minutes.
8. Using the rubber spatula, gently fold the whipped eggs into the chocolate mixture.
9. When the eggs are almost completely incorporated, gently fold in the dry ingredients.
10. Pour and scrape the batter into an un-buttered 9-inch square baking pan.
11. Bake the brownies for 22-26 minutes, they should rise a little and the top will look dark and dry.
12. Make a small cut in the the center of the brownies after about 22 minutes to check for doneness. They'll be perfect if they are just barely set and still gooey.
13. Remove from oven and cool in the pan on a rack before cutting.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I saw this recipe on facebook & decided to post it on my blog.
That way, I may remember that I want to try it out!

Easy Cheddar Biscuits with Fresh Herbs by Pyntri Cyrcle
2 1/4 cups all-purpose baking
Mix1/2 cup shredded Cheddar
Cheese2 tablespoons fresh rosemary,
Chopped1/4 cup sour cream2 tablespoons Dijon mustard1/3 cup milk1 egg, lightly beaten

Oven to 425 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together baking mix, cheese, and Rosemary. In a separate bowl, stir together sour cream, mustard, and milk. Stir Wet mixture into dry mixture until well combined. Drop dough in 2-inch rounds Onto a baking sheet. Brush tops with beaten egg. Bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm.
Have a great Wednesday!
I'm organizing coupons & planning shopping trips today!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Things have been busy lately.
 Not that I'm ever, not busy!
I was able to spend a lot of time with Amelia last week.
That is something that makes Nonna happy!
Speaking of our precious little miracle, Erin took some pictures of her Saturday!
She is absolutely adorable!
And she now weighs 6 lbs. 9oz.
God has proved His power in this little girl!
Look how beautiful she is!
 Nonna's gotta brag a little!

Now that I have done my Nonna bragging, I should get back to work!
I'm making Spaghetti with Meatballs for dinner!
And I need to get some more laundry done!
I went to Publix earlier, and with coupons & their great BOGO ad, I saved 60%!
I think I'm finally learning this coupon thing!
It's been a lot of work, but I love the savings!
So, now it's off to work I go!