Tis the season, Pa Lloyd managed to get our Christmas tree up, and I got the decorations on. I love doing that, so many of our decorations are ones our children made or were given to me by friends and family. So each decoration holds special memories, I know it’s time to think of maybe a table top tree but then I wouldn’t be able to use all of my decorations, I’m not ready to give that up yet. I gave myself a Christmas present this year, we had a gas insert put in our fireplace. It was no longer safe for the man of the house to get up on the roof to clean the chimney and I love a fire, it’s so cozy and festive. It looks like the real thing so I am one happy Grandma! Now I have to decorate the mantle and hang the stockings. What used to take me a half day to decorate takes me 2 days. Oh well gives me something to do!
Have you ever had a recipe in your recipe file for years that you have never gotten around to use? Years ago I copied a recipe off a Bisquick box for a Impossible Brownie pie, it’s probably been in my box for 20 years. I had a craving for dessert a month or so ago so finally tried it, now I have made it three times (once I took it over to my granddaughter’s). It’s quick and easy and doesn’t make such a large amount so good for the two of us. I hope that you will like it too.
Impossible Brownie Pie:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup bisquick
4 oz. semi sweet chocolate, melted, cooled for 5 minutes
1/2 cup nuts chopped (optional)
Put all ingredients in a blender except nuts. Blend for 2 minutes, stir in nuts then pour into a greased pie pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes, serve with ice cream or whipped topping, good to serve at room temperature too.
Happy decorating and have a good week!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.