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Thursday, January 5, 2012

On your marks...Get set....

Did you know that there are only 
9 months 3 weeks and 5 days
296 DAYS 
(remember... new deadline 10/31/12!) 

 DID YOU!?!?!? 
(Yep - I'm a little FREAKED out right now....) 

Because I am STILL working concocting planning dreaming 
well... doing SOMETHING for my  ULTIMATE plan
Christmas 2012.... 

I'm going to share my 
that I am COUNTING on to get my "PLAN" complete! 

(the only thing I am missing is a COKE Icee! but... it's too late, cold and dark to go out by myself to get one... at least that is what the Mr. keeps telling me... so it's his fault that my PLAN is just not FALLING into place! HIS FAULT! :)) 

Any way...

(here's a BBE for your BFF!!!!  hee hee hee!!!) 
oh...it must be gettin' late.... 
Brownie Layer:
2 cups sugar
5 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 stick of butter PLUS 6 TBSP butter - melted 
(yes that is 14 TBSP butter total!  
(in my opera singing voice.... WORTH IT!  I promise!)
1 cup flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp salt
In a mixing bowl, beat together sugar, eggs, and vanilla.  Add butter, mix well.  Combine dry ingredients; add to batter and mix well.  Pour into a greased 9×13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. (You don’t want to over bake them or they will be dry… Every oven is different, but mine took the full 30 minutes maybe a minute or two longer… just watch closely from 27 minutes on.  Insert toothpick in center to determine if done or not…)  Cool completely before frosting.  though!!!

Mint Creme Icing:
½  cup butter (1 cube), room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 TBSP heavy whipping cream
green food coloring
Beat all ingredients together until smooth, adding desired amount of food coloring.
(may need a little more cream, just depends….)

Chocolate Icing
½ cup butter (1 cube) room temperature
3 TBSP cocoa
3 TBSP heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
2 ½ - 3 cups powdered sugar

Whip butter on high speed for 5 minutes.  Add cocoa, cream and vanilla to whipped butter and whip for about 3-4 minutes until smooth.  Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and whip each cup until smooth and creamy. (You may need to add more cream or less powdered sugar) Get to spreadable consistency.  Spread over the mint layer.  Place brownies in the fridge until about 30 minutes before serving…. Cut and serve… YUMMY! 
yeah...yeah...yeah.... I know LOTS of buter!!! 
BUT-ter (but they are) so good!!!!! 
I promise - you won't EVEN think about it when you bite into one....
(Let me know if you do though, I'll send a doctor over to check on you!) 

I know... not the BEST picture - 
But I wasn't claiming it to be...
Only claiming .... BEST BROWNIE EVER! 
Trust me...
HURRY to your kitchen and whip em' up!
I'm willing to bet ya - they won't be there too long! 

Now..... back to my PLAN! 
As soon as I have it all ironed out - 
I'll be back to share...
Until then...
ENJOY your 

Oh... PS- This recipe came from my great grandma!
And the recipe actually said "FRESH CHURNED BUTTER"...
But, I'm feeling a bit lazy today and decided to settle for the
"FRESH MARKET"... nope.... Kirkland Butter! That's what it was
Kirkland Butter!  :)


  1. You are too funny to count down to next Christmas I don't mind. I REALLY coudld have Christmas ALL YEAR LONG!

    I was that YUMMO bronwie and my husband LOVES brownie's but wait till he come home TONIGHT, and sees thi one.
    Thank you for posting the recipe. I am going to make it TODAY!!!

    Did you come by and sign up for mt 2 givieays's, there Christmas goodies in both giveaway's and then there will be a couple if surprises in the box to 2 of the luckywinner'sgoodies that you can keep up all year, please come by and enter, if you didn't yet.


  2. Tricia - Let me know what the HUBBY thinks! I'm making my second pan in one week!!! AGH!!! I think I'm going to need some intervention or I won't be able to get my fanny out the front door! SOOO GOOD!!!!! I'm swingin' in today to check out your giveaway... in all honesty... I haven't had much computer time lately... between work, looking for a new job, takin care of sick kidos, and trying to find my house after the holidays and visitors... it's been a bit crazy... but looking forward to getting the last "Christmas" party done (tomorrow) and HOPEFULLY my life will be back to... somewhat normal of my non-normal life...:)
    Thanks for stoppin' in! I'll be over shortly! BUT let me know how the "BBE SURPRISE" goes over! I'm curious to see if anyone else is as in LOVE as I!!! LOL!!!!! (if not, then I'm chalking it up as lack of sleep!)


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