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Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Brownie Month Jaunt

Okay so I popped on over to the Thesaurus for just the proper word to include in today's quick Brownie Month post title. My inspiration came from a recent post by Marjie over at Modern Day Ozzie and Harriet. The title of her post was simply; Drive-By Posting. It's a rather funny post and it's brief:)

Since it's in my nature to try and deliver hints of historic tidbits when creating a post for you "guys", I must admit I was delighted to find a rather in depth theory online which bites right into the History of Brownies. Whether cakey, chewy, fudgy, or found in a bar with creamy brownie frosting, nothing, and I say nothing, beats the quintessential joy ride of wildly chocolatey Brownies decked out in thick chocolate frosting in my book!!! Oh goodness...(and I'm not even go to make an excuse for all those spelling errors:) How else can you describe something that is totally indescribably good???

Before we begin our Brownie expedition, I want to take a moment to thank Pam over at Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner for offering her Zucchini Fettuccine for the National Farmer's Market Month post I originally planned for today. For some reason, why oh why, I don't know, I just had to post a few Brownie recipes instead. Thank you, Pam:) Thank you to all you farmer's out there too!!!

With the exception of one, the brownie recipes I've chose to post today all come from vintage recipe cards that I have in my collection. I plan on sharing more about them in a future post but for tonight, I'm just dropping these recipes off before I run!!!

Ways With Brownies

Ways with Brownies: Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library ©1971

August is also Brownies for Breakfast Month!

Coffee Frosted Brownies

Coffee Frosted Brownies: Marguerite Pattens Recipe Cards ©1967 Peter Hamlyn LTD

Cocoa Brownies

Cocoa Brownies: My Great Recipes ©1974

This recipe is suppose to make 60 Brownies!!!

Chocolate Syrup Brownies

Chocolate Syrup Brownies: My Great Recipes ©1974

Carob-Honey-Nut Brownies

This one's for you Sophie! Carob-Honey-Nut Brownies: My Great Recipes ©1974

Mom's Best Brownies

And one for Marjie:) Mom's Best Brownies: Healthy Meals in Minutes: undated but I'm thinking 2001.

And for those of you who would rather have your chips in your Blondies, this recipe for Chocolate Chunk Oat Blondies is from Chocolatier Magazine; November 1983

If you have a favorite Brownie recipe you would like to include for National Brownie Month, go for it in the comment section!!! I know there are some heavenly brownies out there just waiting to be nibbled or "guzzled" upon. Here are two from A Dash of Sass to get you a ramblin'...
1. Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies
2. Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Okay, so it was a toss up, Brownie Month or National Pots de Crème Day tomorrow. I'm NOT sorry:)

This week in Food Days:
28th-National Cherry Turnover Day
29th-More Herbs, Less Salt
30th-National Toasted Marshmallow Day
31st-National Trail Mix Day