Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Offering Hospitality's Recipe Swap: Picnics


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...

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!


  1. Now I'm hungry for brownies!

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

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

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

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