Brownies, that rich, decadent, purely hedonistic blend of cake and cookie that feels amazing in your mouth and leaves you craving more. There’s a million different derivations of how to make these delicious treats, but there’s one thing they all have in common. Levels of chocolate so thick and rich they should be illegal. So popular are they that you can find them served as the foundation for sundaes, they can be found in milkshakes, and there’s even been breakfast cereal based on them. Brownie Day is your chance to get in and indulge in all that decadent goodness you’ve avoided the rest of the year, or at least an opportunity to go into some serious brownie overload.
The first brownies ever made set the bar for the hedonistic indulgence that was to follow, created for a fair luncheon in the late 1800’s, the first variety of these was found bedecked in an apricot glaze and inundated with delicious walnuts. To this day the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago serves the same recipe as that served to these ladies well over a hundred years ago.
Brownie Day was established by the millions of fans of this chocolatey-cakey treat, and the recipes that have cropped up over the years have been legion. From Chocolate Mint brownies to those made with rich swirls of caramel, the variations of brownie are limited only by the extent of your imagination.
Well let’s be frank, the best way to celebrate Brownie Day is to hunker down over a big ol’ slice of brownie and indulge in this favorite. Whether you buy a boxed mix or swing into your local confectionery establishment, don’t let Brownie Day go by without getting a mouthful of rich cakey chocolate. Then share with your friends! Brownie Day, another great excuse to overload on chocolate!
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The Best of the Worst - Ugly Sweaters 2015 - Knitting Patterns and Crochet Patterns from KnitPicks.com
muminthemadhouse: 16 ugly christmas sweaters!
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A person who acts independently or remains neutral, especially in politics.|
|Usage:||The public relations firm believed that the key to victory was to capture the hearts and minds of the mugwumps who would otherwise remain passive.|
Idiom of the DayTo be emotionally and enthusiastically involved in something; to do or undertake something with passion and zeal.
SpaceX Launches and Returns a Spacecraft from Orbit (2010)
In 2002, PayPal cofounder Elon Musk established the space transportation company SpaceX. In 2010, SpaceX became the first private company to place a spacecraft into orbit and successfully recover it. The craft, called Dragon, was launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral. In 2012, Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with and be attached to the International Space Station (ISS).
James Thurber (1894)
After working at various newspapers, Thurber served on the staff of The New Yorker from 1927 to 1933 and was later a principal contributor to the magazine, publishing drawings, stories, and anecdotes of his misadventures. He is especially known for his short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." In 1940, his failing eyesight forced him to curtail his drawing, and by 1952 he had to give it up altogether as his blindness had become nearly total.
800-Pound Groupers Making a Comeback-But Not Everyone's HappySomewhere in the warm waters off the Florida Keys lives a fish named Sylvia. She is six feet long, friendly as a golden retriever—and a rarity.
800-Pound Groupers Making a Comeback—But Not Everyone's Happy
1765 - Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, MA. Whitney invented the cotton gin and developed the concept of mass-production of interchangeable parts.
1863 - Tom King of England defeated American John Heenan and became the first world heavyweight champion.
1865 - Composer Jean (Johan) Julius Christian Sibelius was born.
1952 - On the show "I Love Lucy," a pregnancy was acknowledged in a TV show for the first time.
1980 -In New York City, Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon to death. Earlier in the day, Lennon had autographed an album for Chapman.
1994 - In Los Angeles, 12 alternate jurors were chosen for the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
1997 - Jenny Shipley was sworn in as the first female prime minister of New Zealand.
If You Were Born Today, December 8
1. thanks, susan b. sumo match
2. thanks, sally
i signed up for this KAL although i am so sock addicted i don't know if i will ever accomplish anything else! lol .. i believe you can get all the patterns for her little teeny sweaters.
Still Life: Vase with Pink Roses is an oil painting on canvas completed in 1890 by Vincent van Gogh in Saint-Rémy. At the time the work was painted, Van Gogh was readying himself to leave the Saint-Rémy asylum for the quiet town of Auvers-sur-Oise outside of Paris. The painting reflects the optimism Van Gogh felt at that time about his future, both in his choice of flowers as a subject and the colors used. The painting is owned by the National Gallery of Art of Washington, D.C.
Winter has come
knit - christmas
knit - chanukah
knit - christmas
christmas tree sweater
crochet - christmas
crochet - newborn
crochet - christmas
santa on a reindeer sweater
RECIPE - christmas
I made these treats years ago for a Christmas Eve Party and they flew out of the table…
SURPRISE YOUR FAMILY WITH SOME HO HO HO!
CRAFTS - christmas
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... christmas craft
PUZZLE - chanukah
here’s a much easier way to floss
Tie floss into a loop and never strangle your fingers again.
Chanukah in 2016 will start on Sunday, the 25th of December and will continue for 8 days until Sunday, the 1st of January. Note that in the Jewish calander, a holiday begins on thesunset of the previous day, so observing Jews will celebrate Chanukah on the sunset of Saturday, the 24th of December.