Thursday, May 9, 2013

Black Forest Brownie Sundaes

I like to pretend I have it all together, but some weeks things just don't go your way. Honestly, I think I am recovering from a non-stop series of days. Last week was crazy with four track meets, a half marathon, a garage sale, and beautiful weather. The number of 4 AM wake-ups have taken their toll, and I only cooked once this week. I regretted signing up to donate a dessert to the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon that is tomorrow.   
It can be hard to find a way to volunteer at your child's school; this seemed easy, and I love to make desserts. Exhausted and commuting home, I started planning which bakery I'd be hitting up for some goodies to pass off as my own. Then, I remembered making this Gooseberry Patch dessert for my dad. All of the ingredients were easily in my house; no need to stop at the store. The brownies were so good that my family asked me if I made them from scratch (no one has EVER asked me that).  The finished product looks great. So, right now my oven is preheating to 350.

I love the easy "Blue-Ribbon Desserts" in  101 Farmhouse Favorites.  Since I am going to be fully back in the swing of things after a promised restful Mother's Day, I started my shopping list and meal plan; I'll definitely be making the "Luscious Angel Cupcakes". My husband is hopeful that I'll can make the "Amish Hot Pepper Rings" for him.  The photographs in 101 Farmhouse Favorites are what sold me on many of the recipes I tried.  Also, I liked the easy organization of the cookbook; the sections are color-coded on the edge of the page so you can flip through it quickly.

We are sorry, but our giveaway of 101 FARMHOUSE FAVORITES has ended. 

  • 18-oz. package brownie mix
  • 21-oz can cherry pie filling, divided
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Garnish-vanilla ice cream

  1. In a large bowl, mix together dry brownie mix, one cup of pie filling, oil, and eggs.
  2. Pour into greased 13 x 9 baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, until firm.
  3. Sprinkle hot brownies with chocolate chips; spread chips with a knife when melted.  Let cool; cut into squares.
  4. Top with a scoop of ice cream and some of remaining pie filling.

Difficulty: Easy
Time:  10 minute prep; 35 minutes baking time

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  1. I want this cookbbook. Beverly K F

  2. Wow, would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.