December 21, 2011

Brownie FAIL + Winner of eBook #2

This is what became of the failed Candy Cane Kiss Brownies that I was so excited to make.

What a waste of ingredients.

I feel like these brownies.  Stuck.  Out of sorts.  Not how I'm supposed to be.

The brownies were supposed to be good.  I'm sure they tasted fine, but they were not suitable to leave the house.  I can liken that to deployment.

Sometimes, like now, I feel stuck, out of sorts, and not acting as I should. I also probably shouldn't leave the house on some days..lest I infect others with my "meh" attitude.

And then I feel a lot like the pan.  Weirdly, oddly empty.  As if I'm supposed to be full of something yummy happy, but I'm not.

How unfortunate for all of the families going through deployment right now.  And how unfortunate for  my brownies.  Next time, I'll give in and use a box mix.  This recipe works best when topped with ice cream...and when not cemented to the bottom of the Pyrex pan with Hershey's Kisses.

If you did make it to the end of this post...and I thank you from the bottom of my brownie-deprived heart if you are some DELIGHTFUL, holiday desserts that actually came out of the pan.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Salted Chocolate Walnut Fudge
Peppermint Fudge
Chocolate Fudge
Eggnog Snickerdoodles
Soft Sugar Cookies (the perfect kind for decorating!)
Eggnog Bread
Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

In other news...
A winner has been chosen for the Treat Yourself:  Real Desserts eBook!

The winner is...
Jenn said...
salted caramel six layer chocolate cake!! Not the easiest thing to bake but soooo good!!!   Jenn, send your email address to and hopefully your new eBook will be off to you shortly!


  1. The only thing that's better than Chocolate Walnut Fudge or Peppermint Fudge is Chocolate Walnut Peppermint Fudge.

    Are you in Madera?

  2. I'm sorry you're in a funk! I'm sending you good thoughts and good dessert mojo. :)

  3. Awww I'm sorry you weren't in better spirits. Hopeful now things have turned around!


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