Stormy Day American Brownie

When I was young I often licked the brownie beaters.

I still make brownies on those cold, stormy unforgiving weather days.

It brings me joy to bake in my little kitchen. My apron tightly wrapped around me as I gingerly dip my head to examine the brownies rising in the oven.

If you find yourself in a similar rainy day need for brownies.

I love this recipe because it only uses one bowl.

Try my brownie recipe!

MAGGIE’S BEATER LICKIN’ GOOD BROWNIES


  • 1 stick of melted butter
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder (I use Nestle Tollhouse 100% pure cocoa)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. gluten free FLOUR (I used Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Rising Flour)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • CHOCOLATE CHUNKS (ABOUT 3/4 CUP DEPENDING ON HOW YOU LIKE YOUR BROWNIES

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 pan with cooking spray. In a medium bowl combine melted butter, cocoa powder and brown sugar. Beat pretty darn well so that there’s no lumps. Add eggs one at a time beating after each egg is added then drip in vanilla and stir well.

Stir in flour and salt. Do not over stir!

Spoon into an 8×8 pan and spread evenly.

Sprinkle chocolate chunks on top of the brownie batter.

Bake 20-22 minutes. Remove from oven and wait a good bit to let the brownies cool enough. Then cut yourself a piece of Maggie’s Beater Lickin’ brownies and enjoy!


I gotta say baking has been such a relief for me during my classes. Wow, brownies give me studying “super-powers”, well, hah-ha, maybe that’s an EGG-ZA-GERATION!

Heehee, I couldn’t resist the terrible pun.

I love baking and am so happy to share my recipes on this blog and hopefully brighten someones day!

Sincerely, Brownie

As I stepped inside, a warm chocolatey goodness overcame me. It was raining outside and very cloudy. The day held something melancholy in it. I had been active most of the day riding my bike and writing on my blog. So, I think a brownie is in accord with my efforts, though somewhat counter-productive. I try and weigh the chocolate equally with bananas and healthier brownie ingredients.

After my brownie goodness, I walked into the cool winds of Kansas, blowing against my face like a Mexican desert wind.

As I walked down the long row of benches lining the sidewalk I saw the City Hall sign. It hung there in a melancholy state as if it hadn’t been ready for another Monday either. I was on a quest to return my inter-library loan books to our small library. Being Monday the library and coincidentally the city hall building was locked, no surprise there. Thankfully, there is a drop box for books. As I gingerly shoved the books through the slot I felt the heat from the metal flit across my fingers angrily.

After making several laps around town to burn calories I returned to my house for a protein-rich lunch of egg and toast. My water intake I have been increasing which has lead me to be more energetic. Also, I think my XHIT workouts and walking has been helping considerably.

Though I have been cutting calories and watching what I eat.

When it all boils down, I’m human, imperfect and have a flawed will.

            -And I crave brownies.

 

Brownies have been a part of my baking repertoire for quite some time. I find that they are easy to make and will satisfy just about any crowd. I myself am a huge fan of their chocolatey goodness. As previously noted I have been a huge fan of muggable desserts which does not involve mugging, no pun intended.

I have found an abundance of recipes almost a recipe for any mood or event you’re having. It’s a sure-fire way to satisfy your inner cravings with just a little portion.

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This is chocolate chip cookie dough in a mug

Below are some great links to brownies in a mug.

Best Brownies

Delicious Brownies

5 ingredient Delicious Brownies

Accentuate the Positive

Hello All! Let me begin by saying how blessed I am to be living and breathing today! I am so thankful for that.

I find myself currently in limbo. Between jobs, college and finding a new house. Haha, I’m sure up to my knickers in decisions. My life is somewhat chaotic right now. In chaotic times like these its a great reminder for me that I’m not in charge of my life God is. I have just been given this life.

Most certainly this is a challenging part of my life.

For challenging parts in life, I usually try and focus on the positive. Like that song, my kindergarten teacher taught us: You’ve gotta accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative latch on to the affirmative. Thank you for the positive energy Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters.

So with all the boxes and packing tape out, I’m feeling a bit successful. This is, of course, is only because of my organizing and packing nine boxes this morning. Everything is almost done, hurrah! I think I should definitely celebrate tonight… Brownies and Braveheart anyone?

This is my third time moving in my life. Not like moving countries or states or anything but still moving is moving. I may in the future have a lot more moving to do too, hopefully!

I’ve learned that labeling is crucial to the practice of moving. I found that my kitchen which took the most boxes. That may just be because of my ingredients… I have built quite the collection of spices and baking essentials. My kitchen boxes have a pink frill and red patterned apron ties hanging out of them.

Then to the bathroom which may take several boxes if you like makeup and hair accessories. It did for me at least. My bathroom is smaller so I was able to pack everything into one box nicely.

I will pack my bedroom tomorrow which surely will be quite the task… I hang all my dresses on hangers and poking holes in trash bags to cover. Which isn’t as nice as clear dress bags but I figure it works just the same. Since I only have three pairs of shoes it was easy for me to pack them in the bottom of the same box as my clothes.

One thing’s for sure with all this packing and stress of moving, I will get through this.  I just have to hum to myself, “You’ve gotta accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative…”