Monday, November 1, 2010

TWD - Peanuttiest Brownies

Hostess this week:  Nicole of Bakeologie

Well Halloween has come and gone.  That means Thanksgiving and my birthday are right around the corner!!!  And the best part of Thanksgiving this year is that I get to see my new grandbaby again.  I am counting the days.  Halloween brought lots of goodies at work including a pumpkin decorating contest (I lost), lots of candy, a free breakfast and dessert party, and the Saturday night a fun-filled night of dancing and wearing costumes at our dance club.  Chandler and I went again as pirates wearing our costumes from last year and we were fortunate to be one of the costume winners this year!  I made some brownies to take that had swirls of pumpkin in them, and I was not a fan.  I'll take my brownies plain thank you.  Chandler and I watched a scary movie (as is our custom).  I prefer some type of ghost story like a haunting, but we chose Frozen.  Kids stranded on a ski slope.  It got really gruesome though and there were parts I simply could not watch.  Then we watched a Lifetime Movie called Secrets in the Walls and I actually liked it better.  I'll have nightmares tonight from that Frozen one!!!! 

I'm just curious, have any of you ever had any "ghostly" experiences or lived in an actual house that you thought was haunted?  I would LOVE to hear your stories about that!

My mom used to tell a story about when she was little and they were all sitting on the front porch and a big ball of fire fell from the sky, hit the ground, and rolled down the hill towards her grandmother's house.  She said they all saw it but did not know what it was.  The next morning her grandmother passed away.  Weird.

I love peanut butter so I was excited about these brownies.  And I love blond brownies. The only change I made to Dorie's recipe was I left out the additional chopped peanuts and I used self-rising flour.   I give these a big thumbs up!  As a matter of fact, I could eat the entire pan in one sitting.  Wait. . I did eat them all. . .no, there are a few still left!

Go to Nicole's blog to get the recipe.

17 comments:

jillbert said...

It sounds like you had a great Halloween! I have no stories for you, but I will say that your blondies look great!

Jessica said...

What a fun post! Here's to all of the fun things in store for you this month! Your blondies look superb.

chocolatechic said...

Lovely blondies.

Flourchild said...

Im glad you liked the blondies! I did too!

Sweet and Savory said...

Isn't it nice when we all love the recipe?

This is a winner. Glad you enjoyed them too.

cindy said...

I want to celebrate Halloween with you! These were excellent. Have a great day.

Cathy said...

YAY! I loved these blondies too. I can't believe you lost the pumpkin decorating contest - I'd have voted for you! Glad we are both feeling better. :-) Gorgeous blondies!

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

A friend of mine lived in a 'haunted house' with his family. One night they went to bed, heard a really loud thud. They run out of the bedroom and into the kitchen to find that every single one of their cupboards and pantry doors were open. And on several occasions doors would just open on their own and their shower would turn on by itself. Creeeepy. Needless to say, they didn't stay long. This ghost also locked them out while they were moving. *shudder*

Your blondies look great!

Tia said...

mmm heat em up, top with ice cream and caramel sauce. HEAVEN!
Buttercreambarbie

Clivia said...

You had a fun Halloween! I'm glad you had time for the bondies. They seemed to be a hit with everyone.

Amber Marie said...

These look great! Sounds like you had a wonderful Halloween weekend! Hope your nightmares weren't too bad!

Kayte said...

LOL on eating the whole pan, you are too funny. These were a big hit here and I have figured out a way to get rid of those pesky chocolate chips next time...butterscotch chips!! Yes indeed. In the meantime, I just tried to eat around the chocolate ones and the boys happily said they would eat my chocolate pieces after I picked them out. Love peanut butter, so it was worth the extra effort. Yours look wonderful!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

sounds like you really get into hallowwen--i love it! my house is well over 100 years old, so i'd be surprised if there aren't ghosts...just waiting for them to make themselves known! great looking blondies...

Pamela said...

Your blondies look so good! I really enjoyed this recipe, but what's not to like!? Glad you guys had a fun Halloween. :o)

Leslie said...

Your brownies look so much better than mine and I think it's because of your tweaks. Using self rising flour is ingenious!

Joanne said...

Those look amazing. I love peanut butter as well. I bet they were so good..
No haunted houses although when the heat comes on in the cold weather, it sounds like a ghostly ping pong ball bouncing across the ceiling downstairs. In fact, it had Ted's daughter high tailing it out of the house so fast one year, we never thought we'd see her again.

LDH said...

Thanksgiving, your birthday and getting to see your new grandbaby sounds like you are going to have a wonderful November!

Great looking Blondies too :)