Monthly Archives: August 2016

Easy Homemade Brownies

Easy Brownies

Brownies are one of the easiest things you can possibly bake.  It just takes one bowl and one pan.  Clean up is easy, even easier if you lick the spatula and bowl  before  you wash them!  This is a classic brownie recipe.  It’s the recipe I grew up on.

I find this recipe to be great for kids, it’s that easy.  You can melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave so you don’t even need to worry about little ones trying to use a double boiler on the stove.

Easy Brownies

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Elderflower Limoncello Prosecco

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It’s back to school time and that’s reason enough for celebration!  Parents across the country are dancing in the streets as their children go back to school.  I told our principal I would try not to dance as I left the school last week until I reached my car, though there was a spring in my step!

Back when the boys were younger, even before elementary school or preschool I used to host a back to school playdate for our play group.  It was a chance for moms of school/preschool aged children to get together and celebrate the kids being gone either all day or just for three short hours.

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Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones

It’s International Scone Week time again!  Now here in South Carolina it isn’t exactly scone weather.  Not many people are willing to crank up their ovens to 450 degrees in this heat and humidity.  I am, of course maybe I have a few screws loose?!

The lovely Tandy over at Lavender and Lime is hosting this event again this year.  It gives food bloggers across the world a chance to gather and post various scone recipes.  You’d be surprised how many different kinds of scones people can come up with.

Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones

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In My Kitchen – August 2016

The In My Kitchen series is on summer hiatus while our host Maureen recovers from surgery.  I thought it would be nice to go ahead and post anyway, especially since I have some loot from our trip to Europe.

I’ve lived in both Austria and Germany several times over the years so I already knew the food and culture very well.  In my mind I had ideas of what I wanted to buy to bring home as well as things I wanted to eat while there.  Needless to say I didn’t get to it all, especially with our crazy schedule.

I did get the tea spoons and cake forks though.  I have a couple sets of silver spoons and forks I’ve gotten at flea markets in Paris and London over the years.  This time I wanted something more every day and these ones from WMF are perfect.  The boys are awaiting their first proper afternoon tea (though we’ve used the spoons for ice cream several times and forks for cake after dinner)!

WMF spoons and forks

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