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Brownies

Never buy boxed brownie mix again! So simple, so easy. Not just frugal but cuts out the unknown ingredients. Brownie Mix $0.30 /mix. 1 Cup Sugar, 1/2 Cup Flour, 1/3 Cup Cocoa, 1/4 tsp Salt, 1/4 tsp Baking Powder. Add: 2 Eggs, 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil, 1 teaspoon Vanilla. Bake @ 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

This recipe came from pinterest

Zucchini Brownies

I got this recipe from Vicki and they are delicious!!

1/2 cup oil, 1 and 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 cup walnuts-chopped, 2 tsp. vanilla, 2 cups all purpose flour (I used whole wheat flour) 1 and 1/2 tsp baking soda and 2 cups shredded zucchini.  Mix everything together except zucchini and nuts.  Fold in zucchini and nuts.  Bake at 350 degrees unitl done.  Approximately 30 min.  9 X 9 pan makes thick brownies  9 X 13 pan makes thinner.

No mistake-this recipe DOES NOT contain eggs.

 

 

Chocolate Gravy

In a bowl mix:

1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, 3/4 cup sugar

Add 3/4 cup evaporated milk  and mix well.  (I use 1/4 cup  evaporated milk, then add enough water to make 3/4 cup)  Bring to boil 3 cups water.  Add above mixture to boiling water, stirring as you add mix.  When thick add 1 tsp vanilla and 2 tbsp. butter.  Serve with hot biscuits.

 

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

 

 

 

2 cups flour (I use whole wheat)

2 cups sugar

3/4 cup cocoa

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 eggs

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup applesauce

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup boiling water

1. Preheat oven to 300ºF (this is a slow bake chocolate cake recipe)

2. Grease and flour a 9 in x 13 inch baking dish

3. Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix at medium speed until all the ingredients are blended and smooth.

4. Pour into the greased and floured pan and bake for 1 hour, or until done.

5. Frost as desired with your favorite frosting.

 

Recipe for homemade buttercream frosting

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter softened, 1 tsp vanilla, 3 tbsp evaporated milk.  Combine all ingredients and enjoy.  I got this recipe from a blog friend https://holcombfamilyrecipes.wordpress.com  I am not a big fan of chocolate but this cake is really good.

Another Cat Picture

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Another picture of Stripes.  Maybe she wants a shower.  Grace took this picture of Stripes in one of her strange places.  She lays in the sink quite frequently.  She also loves to get a drink from the faucet.   I think the word “spoiled” might come to mind.  Yesterday was lots of fun.  I went to my friend Vicki’s  and we made our own hot cocoa mix.  It is really good.  Much better than the powdered mix bought from the store  and I’m sure much healthier.  We read the ingredients of the store bought instant mix and it contained lots of things we couldn’t pronounce.  In case anyone is interested in making their own here is the recipe.  16 cups powdered dry milk, 1 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 5 cups sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt.  In a large bowl mix all ingredients well and store in an airtight container or zip lock bags.  To use measure 1/3 cup of mix into a cup and add hot water, stir.  This will make about 1 gal. of mix, perhaps a little over.  Vicki and I halved this recipe.  The powdered milk will be your biggest expense, so shop around for the best price.  I hope you enjoy this as much as we have.  God Bless.