Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Red, red, everywhere there is red…

In between sewing my red “bricks” together, I have begun quilting this small, child-sized top that I finished before Christmas. 


The picture is a bit off, but the colors are really strong.  I was drawn to these two coordinating, very geometric, red and blue prints in my stash and paired them with a red and white dot.  I am simply doing a vertical, straight-line quilting design.   The backing fabric is one piece, consisting of a white background with a tiny, blue and red geometric design.  I haven’t decided on a binding yet.  Depending on how this finishes out, this may go into my etsy shop.

The holiday sweets have long been devoured around the Morning Glory Lane household, and I think we might be going into sugar withdrawal.  I’ve been craving something sweet, and I think these may get made before the week is out…

Blonde Brownies

Thick and chewy…mmmmm

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

2/3 cup butter or margarine

2 cups brown sugar

2 eggs, slightly beaten

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup chocolate chips

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nuts together in large bowl, set aside.  Melt butter and add brown sugar – let cool for 5 minutes.  Add  eggs and vanilla to sugar/butter mixture and then all of this to the flour mixture.  Spread batter in a greased 9-inch pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips, pressing chips slightly into batter.  Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 25 minutes, or until desired doneness.

With sweet wishes,


1 comment:

  1. You know I've shyed away from blonde brownies just because of the name. Isn't that silly. In my 52 years I've never had one. Not that there aren't too many desserts I already like but this looks so good. It would make a good weekend treat to freeze individual servings for lunches. That is one of our thrifty resolutions from last year - bag lunches. And I bet they would be fabulous. Thanks Elizabeth.