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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's August!

Hi Everyone! Before you think I've been amongst the missing, let me explain. It's been like a whirl wind around here!!! A few of Marion's relatives surprised us this weekend and let me tell you, not only was it wildly wonderful, I'm pooped!!!

A good kind of pooped but none the less...Which wouldn't be bad but to add to the "pleasure" I'm working on a deadline this week for a special surprise I have in store for my five year blogging anniversary in October and the deadline, well, the deadline is/was today! Not to worry, I'll stay up nights if I have to to get it done, yawn:)

So, if you don't mind, I'm going to make the first day of August a short one in the blogging world and a loooong one on work. Of course, there must be a lotta sweetness too!!! So in honor of August being National Brownie Month and National Brownie for Brunch Month, (don't ask me but if you follow the sidebar you may get some answers:) I've got a few goodies for you!!!

First up we have two brownie recipes from Hershey's:


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And they are...Rocky Road Brownies (those with the marshmallows) and Mississippi Mud Brownies (the ones I wish I were devouring right now:)

I was thinking. Perhaps we need something with a little bit more oomph...let's say Kahlua...

And that would be...a recipe for Kahlua Fudge Brownies

Before I run, I wanted to mention a few tasty treats for the first few days of August. Take today for instance. Not only is August 1st, National Cream Pie Day, it is also the day lawyer and inventor Henry Drushel Perky and William H. Ford received US patent #502,378 for a "Machine for the Preparation of Cereals for Food." The cereal biscuit they had in mind was to be called Shredded Wheat!

August 2nd sandwiches on by because it is Ice Cream Sandwich Day. (yes, we did just lick our way through National Ice Cream Month in July but one can never have too much ice cream in these dog days of summer now can one? Martha Stewart happens to share her birthday, August 3rd, with National Watermelon Day. Why Watermelon Day is in August when we just finished celebrating National Watermelon Month in July is beyond me but hey, who am I to argue. I just post it as I see it:) I suppose one can never have too much watermelon these blistering days either:)

Well, that should hold you over until Saturday. My plan is to make it back in time for National Mustard Day, August 4th but just in case I don't, this link will take you to my National Mustard Day Board on Pinterest and I will definitely be back on Sunday. Enjoy, Louise

45 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes. I love these chocolate brownies they look mouthwatering!
    Enjoy summer X

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    1. So glad you liked them, Alida. Brownies are thee best in my book!!!

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  2. Hi Louise, brownie galore! You are tempting to go home and bake some brownies :) I'm looking forward to your special surprise. Hope you have a good rest!

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    1. Go bake some brownies, Mich and bring them on over!!! I sure could use a Brownie break right now:)

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  3. Hi Louise, I got enticed by all your Superb recipes ! I cant wait to try my hands on it. It is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed scrolling through your rest of the wonderful recipes.
    Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for sharing awesome recipes. Best Regards, Sonia !!!

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    1. Oh Sonia, I'm so delighted you had fun "scrolling" around. I only wish I could have provided you with a "real" Brownie while you were looking. Thanks so much for dropping by...

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  4. I wish I had time for some K-brownie baking this evening! There's always the weekend though...

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    1. The weekend it will be then, Channon. I'm sure brownies go quite well with Olympic watching and catching up with the girls:)

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  5. Hi dear Louise I love, really love Hersheys and this brownie recipe look awesome of course!
    Is a really nice post.

    I cant believe is Ausgust Louise, so fast:)

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    1. I can't believe it's August already either Gloria. All this food fun is speeding on by before I have a chance to taste every bite!!! Hershey's and Brownies, seriously, does it get much better than that???

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  6. Oh, yum! What delectable recipes! I have very little resistance where brownies are concerned.

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    1. I have NO resistance when it comes to Brownies Nellie!

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  7. Oh great! It's National Brownie Month? Now I'll be eating all types of browines all month long. Of course, what's my excuse the other 11 months of the year?

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    1. Lol, Linda. The only excuse for Brownies is...they are indescribably delicious!!!

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  8. Brownies sound like a fabulous idea. Wish I had the energy!

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    1. Can I tempt you with Brownies and Ice Cream Mae???

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  9. Fun post, as always. Great looking brownies. All of these food holidays crack me up - some of them are such a hoot. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what you'll come up with for National Mustard Day!

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    1. Thanks, Kitchen...I'm so glad you're enjoying your visits. They say there's pretty much a food celebration for every day of the year. I aim to find them all!!!

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  10. Love the retro look of those recipes!

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    1. They do look rather "retro" Yummy. I hadn't though of that until just now. Thanks!

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    1. Some things like Brownies, just never go out of style. Thank goodness for that, Squishy:)

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  12. I like the brownies too much and i am in holyday now to my family but when come back i will try those nice receipes i bookmark them in my yahoo. Kiss to all here ! Alexia

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    1. Hi Alexia! Thank you for dropping by. I followed your icon to your Rose product sight, lovely:)

      Let us know if you make any brownies, we'd love to "taste" them:) Drop by anytime!

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  13. waw! all of these brownies look to die for: heavenly! Those are really special looking brownies!

    So decadent, rich & pretty looking too! :) I can't wait to try a few of them out!

    MMMMMMMMMMMM!

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    1. Brownies hold a special place in my heart, Sophie. I only hope I get a chance to whip some up before the month is over!!!

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  14. those brownies in the pictures are very tempting especially the kahlua ones. i wonder what are you planning for your blog anniversary..hope you have a good week, bye!

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    1. Kahlua in Brownies, I'm not sure if it gets any better than that, Lena!!! It isn't until October Lena but since it's a 5 year anniversary, I wanted to do something a tiny bit special. We'll just have to wait and see what surprises I can come up with!!!

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  15. I am in brownie heaven my friend, they all look incredible :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Me too, Uru. I wish I had one of them, any of them right now!!!

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  16. For a "short" post, this certainly has a lot of substance! And of course brownies are plenty dangerous in the first place ;-) Looking forward to your anniversary celebration!

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  17. Hi Louise,
    I have made the Rocky Road Brownies, quite sometime ago, it's on my blog! And it is delicious! And that Kahlua brownies sounds good, love anything with Kahlua! August is another delicious month! Thank you for sharing all the info! Look forward to your Blog Anniversary celebration! Have a great weekend!

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  18. So you don't have to share the Kahlua brownies with the kids, right? Right! I'm sure Marion was happy to see her family. Have a lovely weekend, Louise, and enjoy the sunshine!

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    1. In all my years, and there are quite a few under this belt Marjie, I have NEVER shared my Kahlua brownies with anyone, not even the kids!!! Now if I could just muster up the energy to make some:)

      Marion was thrilled to see her family. They don't come up often enough...

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  19. Psst Louise come to my blog I have a nrw post and a little giveaway:)

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    1. Good Luck to the lucky winner Gloria!!!

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  20. Glad you both had fun with your visitors!
    These are some mouth watering brownie recipes, Louise. Wish I liked chocolate better, but I still end up making things like this for company. There have o be some s'more brownies someplace!
    Can't wait for your surprise!

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    1. Well, Barbara, we'll just have to remember you when National Blonde Brownie Da y comes! (January 22nd) I'll start looking for some yummies:)

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  21. Louise, Such a heavenly post…chocolate brownies…oh my!! I can’t believe it’s already August…I still haven’t posted my ice cream recipes for July…I have to get better organized! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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    1. I have a sneaky feeling you are one very organized "lady" Kathy:) Why not combine both months in one. Chocolate Kahlua Brownies with Ice Cream on top!!!

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  22. Hi Louise, is August really a celebration for Brownies? Oh my..then Aug shall be my fav mth then. I hope to be able to bake some soon once my kitchen is done..until then, I've to suffice in blog hopping and drool..Have a good rest, Louise and don't work too hard.

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    1. Yes Jen, August is indeed Brownie Month! It just may be my favorite month too except I haven't had a smidgen of brownie anything yet this month. Hopefully you will save me a taste when your kitchen is done. For now, I will certainly "settle" for that comforting Apple Pie of yours:)

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  23. Brownie month!! Swoon! And Kahlua brownies -- be still my heart. I must try these. Yum. I just love your blog, Louise. You are amazing, the things you share here.

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    1. Oh you're too kind Lynn. Stop making me blush and thank you:)

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  24. Brownies are always in season and these recipes will be a great addition to my collection.

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