Saturday, September 20, 2008

Mint Brownie Pie

When Mom's best friend and her husband came for a visit she wanted me to make a special dessert that said "Welcome, we're so glad you're here!!!" Yeah, she was pretty excited. : ] So we found this in one of her recipe books and I made it special by melting chocolate chips and piping them into little stars, then I put them in the fridge to harden. They looked really cool! I also piped chocolate on top for decoration and of course, more chocolate!

Mint Brownie Pie-
From Taste Of Home Annual Recipes- 2000

Melt together in a saucepan 6 tablespoons of butter and 2 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate.

Stir in 1 cup of sugar until well blended.

Add 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well.

Stir in 1/2 cup flour until well blended.

Pour into a greased 9 inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Cool on wire rack.


In a mixing bowl, beat 8 oz. of cream cheese and 3/4 cup of sugar until smooth.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract and green food coloring (optional)

Fold in 1 carton (8 ounces) of Cool Whip.

Spread evenly over brownie layer, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Remove sides from pan just before serving.

You can get creative with what you do to garnish it. More whipped cream, chocolate chips, piped chocolate, : ] whatever you want. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Time for a new post right? Anyway I got a really good one for you! The other night we were watching a show on Food Network called Food Detectives, they take food myths and test them. I really love the show, it's so fun to watch. The other night one of the myths was that it was impossible to eat 6 saltine crackers in 1 minute. We thought "Yeah right, that would be so easy!" After watching them all try it and fail on the show, we decided to do it. It took me about a minute and a half. And none of my other siblings could do it except my older brother. He was able to get them all in his mouth by the 30 second mark and had the rest of the time to swallow. The hardest part is that the crackers are so dry and you have to work up a lot of saliva to get them all down. At this point I shall challenge you to find 6 crackers and try it!!!
The Rules:
1. You can't drink any water while you are eating them or swallowing them.
2. You can't put anything on the cracker.
3. You have to have them all swallowed before 60 seconds is up.

Be sure to comment and tell me if you could do it or not. Happy Cracker eating!