Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I am a big fan of Mary Engelbreit. I collect her books. A truly wonderful person sent me a whole bunch of her stickers in a swap. I am going to use them to make note cards. I thought I would share this recipe with you from her website.

Chocolate-Chunk Blondies

Take a break and indulge in these very portable blondie bars. Makes 2 dozen bars


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 2/3 cups packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter a 13-by 9-inch baking pan.


1. In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

2. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

3. Beat in the vanilla, then beat in the salt.

4. On low speed, beat in the flour in two additions.

5. With a wooden spoon, stir in the chocolate chips.

6. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and smooth the top.

7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown on top and no longer puffy; do not overbake.

8. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. With a large sharp knife, cut into 24 bars.

Courtesy of Mary Engelbreit’s Dining Out

This is my older son and my 2 year old grandson boating this past weekend.
They said he loved his first boat trip and even got to drive the boat.


  1. The recipe sounds yummy. You have a very cute grandson, he does seem to be having fun.

  2. Thanks Marlene. I can't wait to try the recipe. It is new to me. My grandson is the light of my life! I have another one coming in July 2010, baby brother.

  3. Oh, what a fun picture of father and son - so frameworthy!

    Thanks for the recipe and Glenna, I mailed you a little something today. Let me know when it arrives, ok?

    Have a lovely day. Tomorrow, I'll post about Sarah's Quilt she's raffling off as a fundraiser for the old schoolhouse.

    Bye for now - enjoy your day!

    Doris :-)