Sunday, February 15, 2015

Grandma Culligan's Brownie Recipe

Grandma Culligan's Brownie Recipe

My 90 year old Nana makes these for me, she makes a cocoa icing to go on top of them.

1 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp salt
2 Cups white sugar (or 1 Cup of White Sugar + 1 Cup of Brown Sugar)
1/2 Cup of Cocoa
2 Tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Oil
4 eggs
1/4 cup cold water

Mix together in order.  
Beat till smooth (not too long).

Bake at 350'F for 30 minutes no longer.

Simple enough of a recipe,  I took it to the next level and added a cup of marshmallows and a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips which made them super fudgey.  No need for icing on these babies!
I cooked them for 5 minutes longer.


#brownies, #superfudgey, #yummy #culligan

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy Healthy New Year!!

Christmas and New Years have come and gone.  Hoping Everyone had a safe and enjoyable time spent with family and friends.

This year I didn't  do much in the way of decorating. I put up a tiny little 1.5' gold tree. Regan and I decorated it together, not very exciting.  We made our gingerbread cookies and helped Amma make pinwheel cookies (wow the're time consuming!) 
Then came the day I made a split second decision while at the Goodwill looking for a love seat.  (Long story short old houses have wonky walls and I was depressed that I now have a beautiful couch sitting in my bedroom, not in my living room ) They had all the trees displayed, so I bought one, 7-footer with lights.  Got it home and only the bottom lights worked.  That's ok for $15 you can't go wrong.  I like coloured lights better than all white anyways and I had lots of them!  I quickly decorated the tree and went to pick Regan up from Daycare.  Her exact words were "Mommy I like it, I missed having a tree" oh break my heart, so glad I bought this tree.  Which brings me to the point of this lovely tree with the dead lights.  I have spent the last three days removing these lights.  Can you be allergic to a fake tree? I know I have allergies to the real ones but man my hands are itchy and all scratched up from dealing with these lights. They sure don't make it easy removing them, no wonder the last person gave it up.  But I was determined and a wee bit stubborn, I conquered that tree!

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

11 Days till Christmas!!

Wow only 11 days till Christmas! 
Exams are done and now it's time to relax? Maybe...
Stuffed pasta shells, gingerbread cookies, homemade bread, many travels back and forth from Sarnia to Barrie and a couch delivery leads to a busy couple of weeks!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hand Knit Cowl free Pattern

Currently on my knitting needles are dishclothes for my new place.  Moving very soon and needed a quick project to calm my nerves.

and for when I have a little time, here is a link to my next project...  

....... a beautiful Hand Knit Cowl

Free pattern courtesy of My Little City Girl website