For many the beginning of autumn means pumpkin spice in everything. I’m more simple, plain old cinnamon is fine by me. The smell of apples and cinnamon. Pumpkin and cinnamon. Chocolate and cinnamon.
Okay, I might have a little addiction! But really, what’s the harm in a little more cinnamon?!
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.
Despite the lack of posts lately our kitchen has been extremely busy. It’s the end of the school year and things are just crazy busy. Swim practice four days a week has started. The kids are playing outside. The garden needs tending…the work never ends.
That is why these bars have become a staple in our house. They are similar to these granola balls, just in bar form. I make them often, they disappear quickly with three boys!
Here in the South it may be spring by the calendar year, but based on weather some may call it summer. We’ve already had a few days that hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32C). That means it’s time for frozen treats.
We have a couple sets of ice pop molds and the boys are always begging to use them. Now is the time of year when I say “yes” more often! There are so many different things you can put in your ice pops. Anything from pudding creations, fruit and yogurt, puréed fruit and juice, alcohol for the grown ups…
This time around I did one of the easiest possible combinations. It requires only two ingredients. Does it get any easier? I think not!
For some reason we were all talking about coffee ice cream at the dinner table recently. I don’t recall if the conversation began talking about coffee or ice cream. No matter the origin, it came about that the boys haven’t had coffee ice cream yet.