Squirl's Nest

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Ichabod is no stranger to the kitchen. Whenever there's a potluck he usually makes his seven layer salad for us. I volunteer to help and he says, "What, you gonna supervise?" and shoos me out of the kitchen.

Tomorrow he has a potluck at work with his workteam. He volunteered to make a dessert. I told him I'd make brownies for him. The recipe is actually his sister's. Here are the brownies and the recipe.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1 cup butter melting in pan
1 cup cocoa
1 tbsp peanut butter
Melt these together in a pan on low heat and then transfer to bowl

2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
And mix

Then add
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Mix together

Put mixture in a 9" x 13" pan for 25 - 30 minutes

This is the result:


Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Holy shit I love me some brownies!

Tue Sep 06, 08:48:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Sorry, I get all excited with the baked goods.

Tue Sep 06, 08:49:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, I do too. But this time I can't have any. Well, I have to wait, at least, until his potluck is done. I might run over to his work area and see if any are left after work.

Tue Sep 06, 08:59:00 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

OMG i want to jump throught the screen and eat those. Yummmmmee. thanx for the recipe.

Tue Sep 06, 09:03:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Blogaholic, thank you. It's really good. Let me know if you try them. I like your profile pic, too. :-)

Tue Sep 06, 09:06:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

I want one . . . they look great and they didn't come out of a box. I use box mixes because of the high altitude they tell me what to change even in cooking time. When I first moved here I tried a few things from scratch and instead made a few lethal weapons. The knife would not cut it, the chain saw, well ya get the idea. ;)

Tue Sep 06, 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Let me see. Work doesn't know how many pre-cut brownies are being sent right...?

Tue Sep 06, 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

My verification word is "jermk"

Huh huh huh

That is all.

Tue Sep 06, 09:55:00 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

What happened to all the other ingredients? The kind that make potlucks more... well... "lucky?"

Tue Sep 06, 10:58:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Holy shit I love me some brownies!

OK, so it's not original. It works. Just a hint of peanut butter in there, hmmm? That actually made me gasp. Brownies excite me tremendously. When you put peanut butter right IN them, well, I just can't be responsible for what might happen.

My secret code word is: jwjiwy
I think that's what I would say if I ate one of those brownies.
Thank you for the recipe, I love to collect blogger recipes.

Tue Sep 06, 11:21:00 PM  
Blogger August95 said...

Holy shit I love me some brownies! I heard that somewhere before lol. Thanks for the recipe, I won't make them yet... Can you send some through the email?

Tue Sep 06, 11:24:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Holy shit I love me some Bloggy!

Wed Sep 07, 04:35:00 AM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

People seem to find brownies both spiritual and bowel moving over here.

Alot of blessed poo.

I perhaps know a thing or two about baking. Its a dirty rumor floating around about me at least.

LIke so many others.


Wed Sep 07, 05:22:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nanina, I made these last Christmas and, somehow, forgot the baking powder. You wanna talk about a lethal weapon. :-)

Mr B, he wanted to take them in the pan. Well, it was really too late at night to eat chocolate. At least, that's what I keep telling myself. They won't eat them all and there will be some left for me.

Bucky, does that have to do with germs or jerks?

Kitty, I couldn't handle that kind of ingredient in my brownies. I'll trust the chocolatey goodness to make me feel "lucky".

Susie, they are good. I'm not sure exactly how the peanut butter affects it, but it sure doesn't hurt anything, if you know what I mean.

Your secret word sounds like a word you could say while you have a mouth full of brownies. I know that you and Effie both like recipes so I figured I might as well include it right away. :-)

August, maybe I just might have to.

Mr B, you really started something here.

Bucky, me too!

Jess, both spiritual and bowel-moving, huh? Well, what else could you expect from a household with good Pope Jess but blessed poop?

Wed Sep 07, 08:30:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

Oh man--they have PEANUT BUTTER in them---I have to make them soon....if I ever get a kitchen....they look delicious and I bet they made your place smell heavenly! Did he save you any??

Thanks for the recipe--I need chocolate today! ;)

Wed Sep 07, 09:42:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, you know I was thinking about you when I included the recipe. I hope you have a useable kitchen soon to make them. I should be able to get some brownies this afternoon after the potluck. They won't finish them all off, there's usually too much food.

Wed Sep 07, 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Wait, brownies are bowel moving?

Jess...what the fuck do you put in your brownies? Neither the muffins nor the cookies made me dash for the bathroom...is there a secret brownie frosting I should know about?

Wed Sep 07, 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

My mouth actually started watering when I saw the picture.

I need brownies! STAT!

Wed Sep 07, 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

P.S. Your stove is so clean!

Wed Sep 07, 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, maybe Jess uses extra fiber in hers??? Just a question.

Ladybug, I hope you can find some brownies soon. And it's easy to keep the stove clean when there are only two adults and you eat out a couple of times a week. Kinda like cheating, isn't it???

Wed Sep 07, 02:55:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Holy shit I did start some shit! I did, I did!

Wed Sep 07, 09:14:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, yes, you did start some shit, holy or otherwise. :-)

Thu Sep 08, 01:19:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

My mom would always cut the squares out of the pan and leave the thin edge slices for us kids to eat when she made brownies or other squares for a potluck....the kitchen is SLOWLY progressing, but progressing all the same. Take-out chicken for dinner last night and McDonalds the night before, tonight we're probably having subs--variety is the spice of life, after all....maybe a brownie on the side....

Thu Sep 08, 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Dammit! I bet the brownies are all gone now. I obviously checked in yesterday BEFORE you had those baked and pictured. Guess I'll have to make some of my own now -- at least you left me the recipe! You're such a nice Squirl!!

Thu Sep 08, 11:26:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, that was nice of your mom. Does Tim Horton's have brownies?

Eclectic, I guess that's what I get for not updating my blog daily. People would check more often and carefully. If you do try them let me know what you think? Thanks, I try be nice.

Thu Sep 08, 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Just one tablespoon of peanut butter, eh?

My favorite brownies thus far are the Ghirardelli brownie mix (with chocolate chips/chunks in the mix) topped with peanut butter chips.

They are officially known around choir as the "Quartet Brownies". Hmmmmm... I should make some from my friends who are letting me live with them, take a pic, and blog about the brownies.

wheels turning.

Oh! And I just figured out why the lowercase Q's mess me up so much! They look like lowercase G's!

And this time, my word is all warped and they even look more like G's.

ex: rpqywgq
At least, I hope those are q's and g's.

I know, I know, getcher eyes checked! I hear it now.

Sun Sep 11, 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, I was hoping you would see this post since I know how you love brownies. Those Quartet Brownies sound great. Please do make them and blog about them.

You're so right about the p's, q's and g's. I've screwed up a few times and had to have a new word.

Sun Sep 11, 10:54:00 AM  

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