Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Happy Birthday Marie-Jolie!

Today is a special day over at one of my favorite blogs, Permission To Unwind. It's Marie-Jolie's birthday and she is celebrating with a blog party! You will want to head on over there straight away as she has a delicious recipe and some terrific give-aways going today!

(Hurry! Click there now! You can always come back here when you've finished at PTU!!)

PTU is a wonderful blog. Not only are the knitting and photography fabulous, I think you'll enjoy Marie's philosopy, sense of humor, and reflections on life.

To help her celebrate, here's a decadent recipe from my recipe stash.

Aunt Katherine's Brownies

Preheat oven to 350*F

Combine in a small cooking pan:
1/2 cup oleo
1/2 cup shortening
4 Tablespoons cocoa
1 cup cold water
Bring to a boil and cook for a minute or two.

In a large mixing bowl combine:
2 cups of flour
2 cups sugar

Pour the hot cocoa mixture from stove into the flour & sugar mixture. Beat well.

Combine in a seperate bowl:
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
Add this mixture to the above flour/sugar/cocoa mixture and beat well.

Pour into a 10" x 15" sheet cake pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350*F.


1 stick oleo
4 Tablespoons cocoa
5 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Bring ingredients to a boil. remove from heat and add 1 lb. (16 oz.) of powdered sugar. Beat well. Can add chopped nuts if you like. Frost the brownies as soon as they come out of the oven.


Happy Birthday Marie-Jolie! Have a terrific day and thank you for the gift of PTU!


Jane said...

Wow, those look decadent! Thanks for sharing!

McVal said...

OOh! Happy birthday to Marie-Jolie! and a welcome new addition to my recipe cards...

Marie-Jolie said...

Those look totally decadent! Thank you for sharing your recipe. :) Thanks for the lovely birthday shout-out, too.

Anonymous said...

Oh my... those look insane! Must try those!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

That brownie looks to die for!

Marie-Jolie said...

Thank you so much for participating in my blog party yesterday! I wanted to send you a thank gift. Will you email me your address? My email is leafygreenes (at) gmail.com

Thanks again!

twinsetellen said...

Yummy brownie! I think I'm glad for my diet's sake that I got to eat this one with my eyes.