Saturday, August 14, 2010

strawberry swing

Yes.  I have stolen song lyrics from Coldplay.  Sorry, Coldplay, but it just goes oh so well.

And aren't these strawberries just oh so pretty?  They make me smile for some reason :)

cake mix brownies


So today, I was in a pickle.  I had a brownie-making request from The Madre, and there was not a brownie mix in sight!  Yes, yes, I could have concocted my own delicious creation, but alas, I was feeling quite lazy today.

So a-Googling I went, and looked up "cake mix brownies".  And lo and behold, I found them!  And they were delicious!  Okay, not better than ooey, gooey homemade brownies or these Brownies of Amazingness from a month or so ago, but for a quick fix, they were pretty darn good.  I kicked the recipe up a notch and added a generous portion of chocolate chips into the batter.  I'm sure other things like M&Ms, peanut butter chips, peanut butter, cream cheese, walnuts, and coconut would be delicious in them, too.  Use your imaggot-nation.

Lazy Girl [or Guy] Cake Mix Brownies
1 chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
1 egg
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Mix up all of the above, after preheating the oven to 350 degrees, of course.  Spray a 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray, plop the batter in, and cook 'em up for about 20-25 minutes, or until top is set and a toothpick comes out clean.

Frost, if desired.  Devour.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

happy things

I want to be here.  Eating these.  Yes, one of each might be nice.

And this is cool. :)

Oh, and it's my birthday on Monday!!