Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Offering Hospitality's Recipe Swap: Picnics

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The girls at the Offering Hospitality blog are hosting a monthly Recipe Swap, this month's theme being PICNIC RECIPES. I have to tell you, for someone as hospitality- and recipe-challenged as I, picnics are a tough category. I know what I would like to take on a picnic--my friend Diane's chicken salad for instance or the pepper jack pimento cheese from the local grocery store's deli--but when it comes to things I myself would actually make to take on a picnic, well, the list is pretty slim (PB&J and a bag of Sun Chips, anyone?). However, after some thought, I determined brownies would be a great accompaniment to any picnic, don't you agree? Besides, I make pretty good brownies if I do say so myself...
BROWNIES

1 cup butter (the real stuff), melted
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract (the real stuff)
4 eggs
3/4 cocoa
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Grease 9x13" pan. Stir together butter (melted), vanilla and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add cocoa, stir together until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; stir well. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until they pull away from the sides of the pan.

You could probably use a mixer but I stir it all together by hand with a wooden spoon.

Looking for other great picnic recipes? Check out the Recipe Swap at Offering Hospitality!

4 comments:

  1. Now I'm hungry for brownies!

    (Except I'd put pecans in mine. If the kids weren't around.)

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  2. Brownies are a GREAT idea for a picnic and poot to you - now I want some!

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  3. Easy and tastes great, that is right up my alley!

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  4. Brownies are a GREAT idea for a picnic and poot to you - now I want some!

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