Tuesday, June 2, 2009

It has been awhile!

Hi there...I am sorry I have been away for so long! Life got a little stressful, but now hopefully I am back for good! 

Today I just found out about a great new website called Veggie Trader that is such a fun concept an online marketplace that works like a mash-up of eBay, Craigslist and your local farmers' market. This newly minted site lets you buy, sell and trade homegrown produce with other backyard farmers in your area. Have a ton of tomatoes but no lemons or wax beans? The registration is free so why are you waiting?

I am going to start trying to branch out into other area's of food on my blog so it is a little more interesting than simply recipes. It might take me a little while to find my footing so bare with me :)

Now on to what I know how to do best....give you yummy recipes! And these brownies won't disappoint! 

1 box Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies Mix (the 18.3-oz. Family Size box)
2 cups canned pure pumpkin
2 cups mini marshmallows
1/4 cup slivered almonds, lightly crushed
2 tbsp. Hershey's Lite chocolate syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine brownie mix, pumpkin, and chocolate syrup in a large bowl, and stir until completely mixed and smooth. (Batter will be thick!) Spray a mid-sized baking pan (8" X 8" works best) with nonstick spray and pour in the mixture. Smooth the top of the batter with a spatula.

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Remove pan from the oven, and evenly distribute mini marshmallows across the top of the batter. Sprinkle almonds over the marshmallows. Using a spatula, press down on the marshmallow-nut layer to help it adhere to the batter.

Return pan to the oven, and bake for 10 additional minutes. Remove pan from the oven, and let cool slightly. Refrigerate, uncovered, for several hours, until completely chilled. (Important! Do not cover pan while initially chilling it in the fridge.) Cut into 36 squares and serve!


Serving Size: 1 square

Calories: 73, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 52mg, Carbs: 15.5g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 10g, Protein: 1g

PS- I am also getting used to posting on my new Mac so I am slowly working out the kinks with that as well!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where did you find mini marshmallows with no gelatin?! I need some!