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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.


I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

Buzz about...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

It is often advisable...

to stray from the eternal path of chocolate enlightenment and make some Blonde Brownies for a change.  Seriously.


2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 ¾ cups packed brown sugar
¾ cup butter, softened
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 15x10 jelly roll pan.  Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl.  Beat sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until creamy.  Beat in eggs and vanilla; gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Spread batter into prepared pan.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden brown.  Cool in pan on a wire rack.  Cut into bars and serve.  Did you know that brownies are thought to have been invented in 1893 at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago as a portable, lunchbox-friendly version of cake?  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I'd take these any day over chocolate brownies. I haven't made them in a long time. May have to get the Kitchen Aid whirling.
    ♥ Joy