Thursday, June 21, 2012

Buttermilk Brownies

People ask me all the time.  Connie Weiss, have you ever been on The Today Show? 

I have to tell them no, I have not yet been discovered.

But when they ask me for a brownie recipe, I gladly share the one that my Mother has been making for almost 30 years!

She got it from a lady named Wanda that worked with her at The Greeley Gas Company. 

Wanda's Buttermilk Brownies

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, shortening, cocoa and water.  Heat until almost boiling.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and baking soda.  Add the chocolate mixture, sugar, eggs, vanilla and buttermilk.

Grease a jelly roll pan and add the batter.  Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.  Cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting, combine butter, sugar and milk in a saucepan and boil for two minutes.  Add the chocolate chips and stir until they are incorporated.  Place the pan in cold water and beat with a mixer until spreading consistency.

Frost brownies and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Quaker Soft Baked Bars

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats. All opinions are 100% mine.

Our family has become extremely busy!  So busy that we are constantly in the car.  Between school, PTA and after school activities I've had to build a pantry in my SUV.  As a Mom, it's very important to me that they get a healthy snack that feeds their brains but doesn't give them empty calories and chemicals.

My daughter has a high metabolism and has always been a snacker and I know to have something on hand, especially if I want to avoid the drive thru window.

I'm so excited about the new Quaker Soft Baked Bar and I'm sure my family is going to love them.  They have two delicious flavors: Cinnamon Pecan Bread and Banana Nut Bread.  They are made with real fruit and nuts....wholesome food!  This is the perfect breakfast snack or between meals.

I love that they are only 140 calories and have 5 grams of fiber.  It's also a high protein snack which my kids need and filled with 5 B-Vitamins.

My kids are going to love the Banana Nut Bread choice and I won't have to let bananas rot on my counter anymore.  I'll also feel really good about feeding them a healthy snack on the go.

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