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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

54 comments:

  1. Wow! There is so many variation of brownies. Like the Mom's one. Looks very homely and less guilty.

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    1. Brownies are meant to be guilty in my book Zoe. I adore them, especially, fudgy:)

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  2. I am bookmarking this post, so much brownie love :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. I had my reasons for posting these, Uru. Now I know exactly where they are when I need a Brownie "fix" which is always!!!

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  3. Brownies is truly a traditional favourite that will be here to stay! Thanks for all those tempting Brownie recipes, I should look to indulge myself by making some of these sometime.

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    1. Don't forget to share when you bake those brownies, Mich. We'd all love a few nibbles:)

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  4. I love brownies, especially the fudgy kind. Nice post and great recipes.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. Fudgy are my favorite too, Rosa. Unless of course there's ice cream involved then I don't give a hoot!

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  5. Well honestly Louise, we love zucchini, but in this house the brownies will win out EVERY time. Just sayin'.
    ♥, Susan

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  6. What a great idea -- brownies. I first saw them in home-ec class when I was in seventh grade -- I believe we made them in class, then at home; maybe only at home by assignment. We used the classic recipe: melted unsweetened chocolate, butter, sugar, eggs, ordinary flour... nuts optional. The top turns shiny and flakes while they are in the oven. I still love that recipe.

    I still love chocolate, but back then, I liked it even more than now. I have no idea why my mother had never made them, as she baked other old style cookies like chocolate chip, peanut butter, and oatmeal cookies. But there it was: our first taste of brownies!

    There's a toasted marshmallow day on your list -- who knew!

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    1. That's funny, Mae. My mother never made Brownies either. Must be a sign of the times, lol...I LOVE brownies!!! I wish I remembered the first time I ever bit one:)

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  7. It's a little early to be raising my blood sugar like this, but what the heck! I wouldn't turn any of these brownie options down. In fact, the coffee frosted brownies look pretty darn scrumptious!

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    1. Coffee in Brownies is almost as good as Coffee with Brownies T. W. Now if only there were a brownie cereal!!!

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  8. Wonderful recipes, and I will be trying some of them! However, I just simply stirred up a box of "No Pudge" mix yesterday - hint of raspberry in the flavor. Yum!

    Have a wonderful Monday!

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  9. What an exciting history lesson. Talk about being right up my alley! I think I should celebrate by trying a few new to me recipes...

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    1. I think you should too, Channon. And, I think you should send some up my way for the "sake of prosperity," lol...

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  10. Louise, I can see why you couldn't resist doing this---I couldn't either! Brownies win over veggies any day! What a great variety and I can't wait to start baking! Thanks for the nod and have a good day, my friend!!!

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    1. Thanks Pam. I'm so glad you understand. Zucchini is good but brownies, well brownies are indescribably delicious!!!

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  11. Brownies for Breakfast Month! What a terrific idea! Great roundup of brownie recipes. I'd certainly enjoy reading about National Farmers Market Month too, but I agree brownies have priority!

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    1. Someone should really come up with a good brownie cereal don't you think Kitchen?

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  12. MMMMM,...all these different sort of brownies look all so delectable & well-flavoured too!

    I love the carob brownies & the coffee frosted brownies the most!
    I must make them both,...Aaaaah: And also the chocolate syrup brownies: they look to die for! Really fabulous brownies!
    Yummmmm! xxx

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    1. Those Carob Brownies had your name on them Sophie. Believe it or not, there was a time that I used carob on a regular basis. I have tons of Carob recipes in my "healthy days" stash, lol...

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  13. What tasty looking brownie recipes!

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    1. I'm yet to make any of them Yummy and look it's already September!!!

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  14. Really great post, lovely pics, and also a very interesting link about the history of Brownies. In Germany we know them for maybe ten years or so, I think they came over together with cupcakes :)

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    1. Ten years, Petra! You have a lot of Brownie eating catching up to do. You better get started!!!

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  15. Brownies are a recent discovery in Greece too! I just love this exchange of food among different cultures, it creates so many alternatives for you. And these brownies certainly worth trying them! They look delicious!

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    1. I love the exchange of food too, Katerina! Let us know how you enjoy the brownies!!!

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  16. I love blondies best, because I adore chocolate but not chocolate foods, if you understand what I mean. We made something called Chango Bars from my little guy's reading book along about 2nd grade, and the kids love them; they're sort of like blondies, but fluffier, with chocolate chips in them. Love all of your pictures and recipes! (And thanks for saying you chuckled over my name post; I had hoped someone would!)

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    1. I understand Marjie. I adore blueberries but only as an ingredient. Chango Bars! Why do they sound familiar to me? Your really should whip up a batch and share!!! And, thank YOU for inspiring today's post!!!

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  17. My birthday is December 8, National Brownie Day. This looks like lovely buffet to serve!!!

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    1. Duly noted, Mary. Now get baking, December is right around the corner! Oh wait, it is I should get baking, for you since it will be YOUR birthday!!!

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  18. I just made brownies for a girl's night! I read your mind!

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    1. You've been doing a lot of mind reading, Duckie. Take those fashion books for example, lol...

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  19. I love Brownies which should come as no surprise. Love this post. Here are a few I love: Killer Kahlua Brownies by Mary Kennedy http://dyingforchocolate.blogspot.com/2010/01/killer-kahlua-brownies-from-mary.html

    A Brownies Round-up from 2011: http://dyingforchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/12/brownies-recipe-round-up.html

    My Aunt Sylvia's Brownies--she lives in Harrisburg- http://dyingforchocolate.blogspot.com/2009/11/aunt-sylvias-brownies.html

    Love all the variety! and, the old cookbooks!

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    1. Thanks for all those recipes Janet. I'm headed for the Killer Kahlua Brownies. You know me when it comes to all things Kahlua!!!

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  20. Fabulous Brownie round up! You're making me crave brownies and tempting me to bake, sit, gobble and ignore my obligations, LOL =D

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    1. Gobble away Squishy. Just save some brownies for us!!!

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  21. I have a huge collection of brownie recipes, too! My family seems to love all I test, so I keep trying new ones :) You've provided me with many more to try!

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    1. Go for it, Liz!!! Just remember to share...

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  22. It is a good thing, I am busy, or I would just sit here staring at all those brownies. You are too good to us, Louise.

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  23. I love your brownies recipes...they all look so good...good excuse to try them all :)
    Hope you are having an enjoyable week Louise!

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  24. Do you know if there one thing I can count on being readily and greedily accepted from the kitchen, it's always a brownie. Always. No matter how fancy a dessert I make which is always appreciated, my husband would want a brownie hands down, anytime you asked him!

    Thanks for sharing so many cool recipes for them, Louise. Hope your weather is good. We have been getting so much rain. Grrrr

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  25. Oh my, so many brownies to pick and choose from!! I have a few favorites in my repertoire…but what’s not to like about a brownie? Great job, Louise!

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  26. Good Morning Louise! What a great collection of brownie recipes! I love to try new recipes when I bake, and luckily I have a hungry family that will eat all the goodies! Now that it's back-to-school, I will be baking more cookies and brownies for sack lunches. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  27. I'll be thinking about those coffee-frosted brownies all day now. Those look great!

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  28. I had no idea that it was brownie month. I have been stalking two very different recipes and had decided to try one of them today. I'd better get a move on or the month will be over!

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  29. i want to go on a brownie jaunt! i've gotten to the point where i don't make brownies without somehow involving coffee or espresso--they both make a big difference!

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  30. Brownie... month? That just sounds dangerous ;-)

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  31. OH wow! I'm drooling overall these brownies but the one that caught my eye was the coffee frosted brownies! Looks so decadent, definitely trying it! YUM!

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