Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Magic Squares

Good evening!  Only a few more minutes remain before it's quite six o'clock and time to hit the relax button...  I got a late start, though, so might have to do a little more before that time.

Did you play with one of these when you were younger?

I sure did... and my son played with my Dad's...  He says that is exactly what our two houses are like...  In order to move "one" to the beginning, you have to slide the "seven" to the next spot, and then... the "two" needs that spot.  But oh, darn! There sits the "five." So, yeah.  I am on a moratorium of speaking about stuff. I have suddenly become super sick of talking about my stuff, your stuff... my son's stuff, which is really my stuff...  Ugh...  Lips are locked for a bit and throwing away the key...  

I would lots rather talk about the rainy weather and the gloriously grey day we had today...  Just perfect for a nice pot of coffee and a long chat with my sister/cousin.... 

Found a really easy cookie recipe the other day. I've made it a couple of times with different kinds of chips. I even made it with crushed Valentine Candy, which tasted so much like my Grandmother used to have right after any holiday when the candy was tired of sitting in its dish...  You just pat the blonde brownie dough into a pan and then top with whatever sounds good. I made mint chocolate chip ones for St. Patrick's Day...  Easter colored M and M's would be pretty...  or Heath chips...  Can you tell I want to bake!  This weather does that to me.

Blonde Brownies

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Recipe By:Sue Bush
"Rich, chewy brownie with chocolate chips on top."


  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a 9x9-inch baking pan.
  2. Measure 1 cup sifted flour. Add baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Sift again. Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Stir the brown sugar into the melted butter and mix well. Cool slightly.
  4. Mix the beaten egg and vanilla into the brown sugar mixture. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing just until combined.
  5. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle 1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips on top. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Whimsy and Hugs!

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