Wednesday, January 26, 2011

we had pizza hut for supper. sue me.

we had pizza hut because i spent all morning cooking in my mother's kitchen. with my mother. we spent all morning cooking because her freezer stopped freezing some time last night and everything thawed out. we grilled sausage and hamburger meat to freeze. then i made baked halibut and a HUGE batch of sauce picante (its a cajun thing). amanda asked me to post my sauce picante(pronounced pee-kaw) recipe but i'm not going to because i'm a bad sister. and because i'm hoping she will go in to labor soon and i can just give it to her when i go to see the bebe. and because i don't really have a recipe. that's how i roll.

after a short rest from the meat-a-thon, i decided i needed some baking therapy. i made this super simple brownie recipe from Hershey's with a few alterations, and as always it did not fail me. i killed about three brownies yesterday.

needless to say after all the grilling, braising, and baking i was so over cooking. billy offered to get pizza hut. whatever, dude. it was good. here are the brownies. mmmm. brownies.

Hershey's Best Brownie
adapted from

1 stick unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup ap flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 inch square (or round) baking dish. Mix together the butter and sugars until combine really well. Then add the eggs until well incorporated. Mix in the vanilla. In a seperate bowl sift or whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture into the sugar mixture until well combined. It'll be a little thick. Stir in the pecans. Dump it all into the greased baking dish and smooth it out with a spatula. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan. I under cook mine just a tad so it'll stay kinda gooey in the middle.


  1. i don't blame you for the pizza hut thing. we've been known to do that ourselves from time to time and then regret it later because something about this particular pizza hut does bad things to our guts. bad, bad things.

    mmm brownies. i need to know more about these cajun things you cook.

    dude, still no baby? tell amanda i was right about her uterus being the most comfortable place on the planet. it must be.

  2. gumbo is on the way! tonight.

    must be. i may ask if i can take a nap in it when it's vacant. ew gross. haha.

  3. hehehehe. that is gross. ;)