I’m not sure if they’re the BEST BROWNIES but

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they’re really really good!!

It all started last week when I had an incredible urge to eat chocolate!  This, of course, RARELY happens (haha!) and I was looking in my cupboard and realized that I probably had all the ingredients to whip together something.. and this was what I made.

The recipe is from All Recipes.ca, I’ve included the recipe here and the link.

I made a few changes, I cut the sugar by half in the icing recipe, 1/2 cup was plenty.  I also mixed the icing in a metal bowl in a hot water bath, to help melt the butter and get a workable consistency.  It might be best to melt the butter first.

Definitely DON’T over cook the brownies and DO add the icing while the brownies are warm so the icing melts into the base.  I didn’t have any honey, used equal measure of real maple syrup as a substitute and it worked perfectly.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Best-Brownies/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Thumb&e11=brownies&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe&soid=sr_results_p1i1&rank=1

Best Brownies
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Submitted By: Angie
Photo By: Christina
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 16
“Cakey on the outside and fudgey in the middle, this easy brownie recipe really is the best! Done in an hour.”
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Frosting:
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.
2. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
4. To Make Frosting: Combine 3 tablespoons softened butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar. Stir until smooth. Frost brownies while they are still warm.

If I Pass, Please Advise

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Just to be clear.. I’m not married.  In the event that I ever become married again, I think my sister will be in charge of disposing of my craft supplies — which I fully expect to be packed up and transported to her craft room along with my tanzanite ring :)

Stamping on Candles

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I had so much fun with this project, I made candles for a week.  The design possibilities are endless.  Make them to coordinate with a room, for a birthday or special event (like Easter,) or for inspiration.

There is a great tutorial on SplitCoastSTampers, click on this link to view

And a video:

My examples were for Easter.  I became catholic during Easter and wanted to make something for a few people that had touched my life.

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I suggest stamping off before stamping on the tissue.  I found the ink would run a little and the images weren’t as crisp as I wanted.

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