Momma’s Brownies

For the Arkansas Food Blogger Bake Sale this past weekend
my momma was kind enough 
(as she always is)
to make me some brownies!  
(Thanks mom!)

Now my momma’s brownies are by far the best brownies around.
(And I might fight ya if you say otherwise!)
She uses the recipe from the 1963 Betty Crocker Cooky Book (one of the best cookbooks I own BTW)
and I’m not sure why but even when I follow the same recipe mine are not quite as delectable.
(She must do something secret I’m not aware of…)

Here is that recipe:

Brownies from the Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book 
4 squares of unsweetened chocolate (4 oz)
2/3 cup of shortening
2 cups of sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350.
Grease a 13″ x 9″ x 2″ pan.
Melt chocolate and shortening over low heat.
Beat in sugar and eggs.
Blend flour, baking powder, and salt and stir in.
Mix in nuts.
Spread in pan and bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
Cut into bars!

Mom’s Brownies on Display!

On Food Blog Fun

What do you get when you put a bunch 
of Arkansas food bloggers in one room for a day?

Four pictures of panelists at AWBU Foodie Friday
Great Information,
Women cooking
Healthy Competition,
Goat cheese spread, Tomato fruit salsa, white bean hummus with tapanade
Great food,
  Cool Swag,
And LOTS of Laughs! 
Whitney & Our little friend

Alison, eating a tomato and sporting the cool aprons they gave us!
Thank you to the great ladies of AR Women Bloggers for setting up Foodie Friday!
Also a big thank you to the sponsors, epecially:
  • Ziploc (for the great goodie bag especially the wonderful VersaGlass!)
  • Petit Jean Meats
    (I don’t eat pork but my kids will only eat PJ bacon! Did you know they
    do gift boxes and can even ship a complete Thanksgiving or Christmas
    dinner?  Also great coffee cake!)
  • Yarnell’s Ice Cream (Yes, it’s back!)  How about this fun picture Whitney took on our way home?
Thank you from- Alison, Sarabeth, Me, and Whitney!