Yay, baked goods! Here are my two creations made this afternoon with help from Coca.
#1 – Scotcheroos – Rice Krispie treats with peanut butter instead of marshmallow, topped with a mix of melted chocolate, butterscotch and peanut butter. It’s a fact that I will always forget an ingredient while at the store and only realize it once I need it for the recipe. Smooth peanut butter was the forgotten ingredient winner today, so I used chunky instead. My brother, Jon, and Coca were my guinea pig taste testers and they gave four gooey thumbs up.
#2 – Chocolate Brownies with Cream Cheese Icing and Walnuts – Randomly flipped to this one in my Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. Memo to authors: Who the hell has a 12×18-inch jelly roll pan as part of their kitchen arsenal? I had no plans to feed the whole neighborhood so I cut the recipe in half. Jon and Coca approved of the final product and took both treats to a friend’s birthday party since it would just be sitting around here.
I also just found out that my aunt has this awesome food blog which has won some awards and stuff. Multi-colored pasta? Homemade Girl Scout Samoa cookies?! Seriously, my family failed in not alerting me sooner.