Friday, January 30, 2009

Great deal on entry-level DSLR

Run over to and pick up a Nikon D40 for $375, with free in-store pickup! Use coupon code 27083, ends tomorrow January 31!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Squishy Color Bags

We did this this afternoon to teach Clark colors and teach Audrey about secondary colors. Lots of fun and super easy.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Fancy-schmancy smores brownies

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I made these this weekend for some friends and they were pretty good and really pretty. I didn't have chocolate so I subbed my regular cocoa brownie recipe without any problems.

Cocoa brownies
6 oz. (12 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cut into large chunks
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2-1/4 oz. (3/4 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch processed)
1/4 tsp. table salt
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3-1/2 oz. (3/4 cup) unbleached all-purpose flour

Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 325ºF. Line the bottom and sides of a 9x13-inch baking pan with foil, leaving some overhang on the sides, and spray with cooking spray. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk the butter until it is melted. (Y'all know I microwave it.) Remove the pan from the heat and add the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk until well blended, about 1 minute. Add the eggs and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Add the flour and stir with a rubber spatula until blended. Scrape into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake until just a few crumbs come out on a tester, about 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and put on a rack.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Love it.

If ever I spend $188 on a cardigan, you can be sure it will be this one.